Records, 1846-1962.

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D. Appleton-Century Company. Records, 1846-1962.

Records, 1846-1962.

Consists of the office files of the publishing company, its two predecessors, D. Appleton & Co., and the Century Co., and to a small extent its successor, Appleton-Century Crofts, Inc. The papers in the collection consist of contracts with authors for the publication of their works, and for dramatizations, motion picture rights, foreign editions, and translations of books published by the firm; business correspondence with authors, executors of their estates, publishers and others; royalty statements; copies of the wills of some of the authors; and other business papers.

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Lincoln, Joseph Crosby, 1870-1944

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American writer. From the description of Papers of Joseph Crosby Lincoln [manuscript], 1905-1944. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647805787 Massachusetts author. From the description of Letter : Hackensack, N.J., to Mr. and Mrs. Fenhagen, [Baltimore, Md.], 1911 Oct. 26. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 32141459 American author. From the description of Letter to Karl O. Thompson [manuscript], 1929 Octo...

Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914

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Silas Weir Mitchell (1829-1914) was a physician, neurologist, poet, and novelist. From the description of S. Weir Mitchell correspondence, 1887-1913. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122570940 From the guide to the S. Weir Mitchell correspondence, 1887-1913, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) From the guide to the Letters from Silas Weir Mitchell to John Hay, 1897-1905, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

Appleton-Century-Crofts, inc.

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Seton, Ernest Thompson, 1860-1946

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Ernest Thompson Seton was an American writer, naturalist and outdoorsman. From the description of Ernest Thompson Seton collection. [1931]. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 676777117 Naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton was born Ernest Evan Thompson in northeast England, and raised in Canada; he changed his name at the age of sixteen to distance himself from his father. He apprenticed with a portrait artist, and spent a year in England studying at the Roya...

Century Company.

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The Century Company was founded in New York City in 1881. Century published magazines including the Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine and St. Nicholas and publications such as Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Roswell Smith formed the company and appointed Richard Watson Gilder as editor of the Century which was noted for its fiction, poetry, historical studies, and woodcut illustrations. In 1930 the Century was merged with The Forum magazine. From the description of Century C...

Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848-1908

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Author and journalist, of Eatonton and Atlanta, Ga. From the description of Papers, 1858-1978 (bulk 1880-1908). (Emory University). WorldCat record id: 28418453 "Joel Chandler Harris gained national prominence for his numerous volumes of Uncle Remus folktales. Harris's long-standing legacy as a "progressive conservative" New South journalist, folklorist, fiction writer, and children's author continues to influence our society today." - "Joel Chandler Harris." New Georgia Enc...

Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936

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Author and Nobel Prize winner. From the description of TLS, 1924 March 4 : Sussex, to Commander Clarke Millen, Pompton Lakes, New Jersey. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 17153795 Kipling was a British author. Beaverbrook was a British capitalist, and newspaper publisher. From the description of Letters to Baron Beaverbrook, 1885-1918. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122609327 From the guide to the Letters to Baron Beaver...

London, Jack, 1876-1916

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Jack London was born in San Francisco January 12, 1876. He led an adventurous life, only beginning his career as an author in the 1890s. He wrote short stories, serials, essays, articles, verse and novels. He died November 22, 1916 in Sonoma County, CA. From the description of Jack London papers, 1897-1916. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122387554 American novelist and short story writer. From the description of Chronometer method [navigational documents] [1907?]...

Aldrich, Bess Streeter, 1881-1954

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Novelist and short story writer, of Cedar Falls, Iowa and Elmwood, Neb. From the description of Letters : Elmwood, Neb., to Mrs. A.D. ("Nell") Miller, Mitchellville, Iowa, 1915-1919. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233102932 Novelist, short story writer. From the description of Papers of Bess Streeter Aldrich [manuscript], 1925. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647909415 Bess Streeter Aldrich was a writer in the early twe...

D. Appleton-Century Company.

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Publishing company. From the description of Records, 1846-1962. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 36428869 D. Appleton & Co. was founded in 1825 by Daniel Appleton who in that year opened a general store which featured books among other things. In 1831 he began to publish books. In 1933 this company merged with the Century Co., founded in 1881, to form the D. Appleton-Century Co. A consolidation of this company with the F.S. Crofts Co., founded in 1924, was effec...

Stockton, Frank Richard, 1834-1902

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American fiction writer. From the description of Letter [manuscript]: Frank R. Stockton, Washington, D.C., to Mr. Walker, 1899 March 18. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647823789 American novelist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Charlottesville, Va., to Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1884 Aug. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 645458453 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Lego, to Mrs. Constance Cary Harrison, 1885...

Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937

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Edith Wharton (b. January 24, 1862, New York, NY–d. August 11, 1937, Val-d'Oise, France) was an American novelist, short story writer, and designer. Wharton combined an insider's view of American aristocracy with a powerful prose style. Her novels and short stories realistically portrayed the lives and morals of the late nineteenth century, an era of decline and faded wealth. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1921, the first woman to receive this honor....

Westcott, Edward Noyes, 1847-1898

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Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878

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William Cullen Bryant (b. November 3, 1794, Cummington, Massachusetts-d. June 12, 1878, New York, New York), American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post....

Gale, Zona, 1874-1938

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Zona Gale was a prominent writer and political activist born in Portage, Wisconsin. Gale attended the University of Wisconsin and worked as a reporter in Milwaukee. Gale, a lifelong friend of Jane Addams, became involved in the fight for the women's vote and eventually went to work for the writer Edmund Clarence Stedman. Her novel, "Miss Lulu Bett" was successfully adapted for the theater. From the description of Correspondence, 1907-1929. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat reco...

Chambers, Robert W. (Robert William), 1865-1933

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Artist and illustrator; author of romance fiction and military articles and sketches. From the description of An International Affair, undated. (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 30676537 Popular New York romance and historical fiction writer; most productive period between 1890 and 1930. From the description of Papers, 1885-1933, 1890-1930 (bulk) (Colgate University). WorldCat record id: 31626943 Novelist and artist. From the descr...

Byrne, Donn, 1889-1928

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Author. Donn Byrne is the pen name of Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne. From the description of Donn Byrne poems, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455206 Donn Byrne (1889-1928) was an Irish novelist whose real name was Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne. He worked as a journalist in New York City and wrote popular stories and novels based on Irish tales. From the guide to the Donn Byrne papers, 1908-1941, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

D. Appleton and Company.

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Appletons' Journal was a journal of literature, science, and art published in the 19th century. From the description of Pages from "Appleton's Journal" regarding salmon fishing on the Columbia River [manuscript], 1870-1876. (Oregon Historical Society Research Library). WorldCat record id: 712599137 From the guide to the Pages from "Appleton's Journal" regarding salmon fishing on the Columbia River, 1870-1876, (Oregon Historical Society Research Library) ...

Wright, Harold Bell, 1872-1944

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Wright was born on May 4, 1872 in Rome, NY; educated in the student preparatory dept. of Hiram College; worked as a painter and decorator (1887-92) and as a landscape painter (1892-97); became a pastor in the Christian (Disciples) Church, Pierce City, MO, (1897-98), and at churches in Pittsburg, KS (1898-1903), Kansas City, MO (1903-5), Lebanon, MO (1905-7), and Redlands, CA (1907-8); retired from the ministry in 1908; became a novelist whose published works include That printer of Udell's (1903...

Cox, Palmer, 1840-1924

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Palmer Cox was a Canadian author and illustrator of children's books. He is best known for the "Brownies," pixie-like characters in his books based on folklore. He also contributed to St. Nicholas, Ladies' Home Journal, Harper's, Young People, and Wide Awake. From the description of Palmer Cox collection, 1881-1917. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 698454394 American author and illustrator noted for "Brownie" books. From the description of Papers of ...

Barbour, Ralph Henry, 1870-1944

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American novelist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Alvin Baumgarten, 1901 Sept. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270622121 ...

Crane, Stephen, 1871-1900

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Stephen Crane was a novelist, poet, and journalst. He was born November 1, 1871, at 14 Mulberry Place, Newark, New Jersey. Crane is best known for his novel The Red Badge of Courage (1895) that depicted the experiences of a soldier in the Civil War. During the Spanish-American War (1898), Crame served as a correspondent. In 1897, he moved to England and met Joseph Conrad and Henry James. Crane died of tuberclosis in 1900. From the description of Newark Stephen Crane collection, 1897-...