Ken McCormick collection of the records of Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1882-1992 (bulk 1910-1992).

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McCormick, Ken, 1906-. Ken McCormick collection of the records of Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1882-1992 (bulk 1910-1992).

Ken McCormick collection of the records of Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1882-1992 (bulk 1910-1992).

Correspondence, memoranda, notes, drafts and mss. of writings, galley proofs, contracts, publicity material, book jackets, notes, financial papers, photographs, clippings, and other records comprising chiefly editorial and author files, together with some administrative files of the company. McCormick's cover notes (1986-1992) describe each author and editorial file. The bulk of the collection dates from 1910 to 1992, and the files on historical novelist Kenneth Lewis Roberts are the largest set. Among the many authors represented are Stephen Vincent Benét, Arnold Bennett, Bruce Catton, Noel Coward, Arthur Conan Doyle, Daphne Du Maurier, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Paul W. Gallico, Ellen Glasgow, Arthur Hailey, Alex Haley, O. Henry, Helen Keller, Robert F. Kennedy, Rudyard Kipling, T.E. Lawrence, W. Somerset Maugham, Christopher Morley, Kathleen Norris, Frederic Prokosch, Ishmael Reed, Max Schulman, Frank G. Slaughter, Wallace Stegner, Irving Stone, Booth Tarkington, Leon Trotsky, Harry S. Truman, Garry Wills, P.G. Wodehouse, and Herman Wouk. In addition to McCormick, editors represented include Lee Barker, Walter Bradbury, Howard S. Cady, Clara Claussen, Thomas B. Costain, Beverly Gordey, and Harry E. Maule.

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Costain, Thomas B. (Thomas Bertram), 1885-1965

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Bennett, Arnold, 1867-1931

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Arnold Bennett was a British novelist, dramatist, short-story writer, literary critic, journalist, and editor. From the description of Arnold Bennett collection of papers, 1881-1955 bulk (1894-1953). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122615455 From the guide to the Arnold Bennett collection of papers, 1881-1955, 1894-1953, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) Arnold Bennett, English no...

Prokosch, Frederic, 1908-1989

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Frederic Prokosch (1908-1989), poet and novelist, was born in Madison, Wisconsin, on 17 May 1908. He spent his childhood in the United States, Germany, France and Austria, and attended Haverford College and Yale. His most famous work is his first novel, The Asiatics (1935). He also wrote poetry, translations and an autobiography. From the early 1930s, Prokosch printed copies of his own work and that of other writers. He was involved in a forgery scandal following the Sotheby's sale of his pamphl...

Roberts, Kenneth Lewis, 1885-1957

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Novelist. From the description of Papers of Kenneth Lewis Roberts, 1919-1956. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71063732 American author specializing in the writing of richly detailed historical fiction. From the description of Papers of Kenneth Roberts, 1911-1947. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32136005 American novelist, born Kennebunk, Maine, 1887. Staff correspondent for the Saturday evening post, 1919-; author of many historical novels ...

Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965

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British novelist, playwright, and short story writer, most well-known for his autobiographical novel "Of Human Bondage". From the description of Letter, signed : St. Jean-Cap Ferrat (France), to James R. Parish, Brockton, Mass. 16 June 1961. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 62718967 William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) was a British author. From the description of W. Somerset Maugham letters, 1919-1927. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 144652236 ...

Norris, Kathleen Thompson, 1880-1966

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Kathleen Thompson Norris, wife of author Charles Gilman Norris, was the author of many popular novels, beginning with Mother in 1911. From the description of Kathleen Thompson Norris letters : to Charles Gilman Norris, 1908 May-1909 July. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 85027109 Kathleen Thompson was born on July 16, 1880 in San Francisco, CA; briefly attended UC Berkeley; married author Charles G. Norris in 1909; began writing short stories in 1910...

Coward, Noël, 1899-1973

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English composer, writer, actor, and producer. From the description of Signature on his visiting card, dated : [n.p., n.d.], [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270899310 Badger's Green opened Jun. 12, 1930. From the description of Letter [1930] Jun. 20 [London] to Maurice Browne [London] (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34365183 English actor and author. From the description of The Birth of Hope : autograph manuscript signed ...

Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972

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Harry S. Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri, on May 8, 1884, the son of John Anderson Truman and Martha Ellen (Young) Truman. The family, which soon included another boy, Vivian, and a girl, Mary Jane moved several times during Truman''s childhood and youth - first, in 1887, to a farm near Grandview, then, in 1890, to Independence, and finally, in 1902, to Kansas City. He attended public schools in Independence, graduating from high school in 1901. After leaving school, he worked briefly as a ti...

Du Maurier, Daphne, 1907-1989

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English poet and novelist. From the description of A Wish : autograph manuscript signed, of a sonnet, transcribed for presentation : [n.p., n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270741629 Daphne Du Maurier, author. From the description of The years between: screenplay, n.d. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122576253 ...

Hailey, Arthur

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Wills, Garry, 1934-....

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Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969

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Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969) was leader of the Allied forces in Europe in World War II, commander of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), and the thirty-fourth president of the United States, from January 20, 1953, to January 20, 1961. Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890, in Denison, Texas, the third son of David Jacob Eisenhower, a railroad worker, and Ida Elizabeth Stover. In 1891, the family moved to Abilene, Kansas, where David accepted a job at a local creamery run by ...

Claussen, Clara

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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940

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Jean van Heijenoort was Trotsky's secretary, 1932-1939. From the guide to the Additional papers, 1930-1938 and undated., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Trotsky was a Russian revolutionary and Soviet leader. Sara (Weber) Jacobs was his secretary (June 1933-1934; May 1938-Jan. 1939). From the description of Letters to Sara Weber, 1933-1940. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 81001213 From the guide to the Letters to ...

Catton, Bruce, 1899-1978

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American journalist and historian of the American Civil War. From the description of Bruce Catton papers, 1861-1865 and 1951-1961. (The Citadel, Daniel Library). WorldCat record id: 624071973 Bruce Catton (1899-1978), a Civil War historian, was a newspaper reporter in Cleveland and Boston before working for the War Production Board and the U.S. Department of Commerce during World War II. The first of his 15 Civil War histories was published in 1951. Catton's "A Stillness at ...

Doubleday and Company, inc.

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Biographical Note 1906, Feb. 25 Born, Madison, N.J. 1928 A.B., Willamette University,Salem, Oreg. 1930 Clerk, Doubleday & Co.'s Pennsylvania Station bookstore, New York, N.Y. 1934 ...

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...

Gordey, Beverly

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Wouk, Herman, 1915-....

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American author. From the description of Manuscripts, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122602658 Author. From the description of Papers of Herman Wouk, 1931-1996. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71132672 Herman Wouk (1915- ) is an American author of novels and plays. He won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1952 for The Caine Mutiny. From the guide to the Herman Wouk papers, 1951-1953, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives ...

Maule, Harry E. (Harry Edward), 1886-

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Glasgow, Ellen Anderson Gholson, 1873-1945

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American novelist. From the description of Letter, 1940 Apr. 25, Richmond, Va., to John W. Garley, Bayonne, N.J. [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647808544 From the description of Letters to James J. Murray [manuscript], 1939-1943. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647812081 American author. From the description of Letter [manuscript]: Richmond, Va., to Dr. Kenneth Wood, 1942 December 14. (University of Virginia). W...

Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968

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Robert Francis Kennedy (1925-1968), brother of former President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was a Senator from New York. He graduated from Milton Academy in Massachusetts, and served in the United States Navy Reserve from 1944 to 1946. Kennedy later graduated from Harvard University in 1948 and then from the University of Virginia Law School in 1951. He was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1951. He worked as an attorney in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice from 1951 ...

Keller, Helen, 1880-1968

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Helen Adams Keller (1880-1968) overcame both blindness and deafness, providing inspiration to many people around the world. She devoted her life to bettering the education and treatment of the blind, the deaf, and the mute, and was a pioneer in educating the public in the prevention of blindness in newborns. When Helen Keller was 19 months old she became ill with a high fever and lost consciousness, becoming deaf and blind. In her autobiography The Story of My Life, a book she first wrot...

Cady, Howard S.

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Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957

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American author and journalist. From the description of Letter to unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1940 October 25. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810653 Christopher Morley was an American editor, an author, and a Rhodes scholar. Morley was one of the founders of the "Saturday Review of Literature," of which he was an editor from 1924 to 1940. A prolific author, he wrote more than 50 books. His novels include PANASSUS ON WHEELS (1917), THE HAUNTED BOOKS...

Benét, Stephen Vincent, 1898-1943

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Stephen Vincent Beńet was born July 22, 1898, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, into a military family. His father had a wide appreciation for literature, and Beńet's siblings, William Rose and Laura, also becmae writers. Beńet attended Yale University where he published two collections of poetry, Five Men and Pompey (1915), The Drug-Shop (1917). His studies were interrupted by a year of civilian military service; he worked as a cipher-clerk in the same department as James Thurber. He graduated fro...

McCormick, Ken, 1906-1997

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Editor in chief, Doubleday & Company. From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1947-1949. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122594971 Editor. From the description of Reminiscences of Kenneth Dale McCormick : oral history, 1975. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309736212 Biographical Note ...

Gallico, Paul, 1897-1976

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American novelist & non-fiction writer, died in 1976. From the description of Paul Gallico papers, 1922-1969. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 495526652 BIOGHIST REQUIRED American novelist & non-fiction writer, died in 1976. From the guide to the Paul Gallico Papers, 1922-1969., (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Lou Gehrig played his entire career with the New York Yankees (1923-1939). He ...

Shulman, Max, 1919-1988

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Henry, O., 1862-1910

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O. Henry was born as William Sydney Porter on September 11, 1862 in Greensboro, NC. He worked as a pharmacist in Greensboro and moved to Texas for his health in 1882 where he became a ranch hand. Porter relocated to Austin, TX and worked as a pharmacists, served as draftsman at the Texas General Land Office, a teller at First National Bank of Austin, and started a humorous weekly magazine, The Rolling Stone. He also wrote for the Houston Post. In 1898 Porter was found guilty of embezzlement from...

Bradbury, Walter

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Barker, Lee Randol

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Haley, Alex

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Author and journalist. From the description of Martin Luther King, Jr., interview and correspondence, 1964-1969. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 213481499 African-American historian, author of Roots and co-author of The Autobiography of Malcolm X. From the description of Alex Haley papers, 1967-1990. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122597731 From the guide to the Alex Haley papers, 1967-1990, (The New York Public Library. Sc...

Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975

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P. G. Wodehouse was an American and English novelist, poet, playwright, journalist, and short-story writer. From the description of Pelham Grenville Wodehouse collection of papers, 1905-1975. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122465613 From the guide to the Pelham Grenville Wodehouse collection of papers, 1905-1975, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) British author. From ...

Stegner, Wallace, 1909-1993.

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Recorded in Stegner's home. From the description of Interview by John Milton : cassette audio tape, June 20, 1969. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122398049 Robert Pepper taught in the English Department at San Jose State University. From the description of Typed letter signed to Robert D. Pepper, 1982 Apr. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83291245 Mormon school teacher and author. From the description of Letter, 1979. (Unknown). WorldCat re...

Stone, Irving, 1903-1989

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Epithet: born Irving Tannenbaum, writer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001039.0x0003bb Irving Stone was born Irving Tannenbaum in San Francisco, California, changing his name to Stone after his mother remarried. He attended the University of California at Berkeley, supporting himself by playing the saxophone, and graduated with degrees in political science and economics. He lectured, working on a Ph. D., but m...

Reed, Ishmael, 1938-....

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Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930

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British author, best known for his stories about detective Sherlock Holmes. From the description of Letter : South Norwood, to Major Pond, 1894 May 31. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 57008581 English physician, novelist and detective-story writer. From the description of Papers of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [manuscript], 1893-1985 (bulk 1893-1927). (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647816353 Doyle was an English mystery writer perh...

Lawrence, T. E. (Thomas Edward), 1888-1935

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Lawrence, a British archaeologist, soldier, and writer, was known as Lawrence of Arabia. From the description of Miscellaneous papers, 1934-1937. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122590319 From the guide to the T. E. Lawrence miscellaneous papers, 1934-1937., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Thomas Edward Lawrence was born Aug. 16, 1888, at Tremadoc, North Wales. His parents, Sir John Chapman and Sarah Junner never married, th...

Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946

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"These were written at periods when Mr. Tarkington and Susanah [his wife] were in Indianapolis and they wanted to have news from Kennebunkport, Maine. We had known him very shortly after we moved to Kennebunkport in about 1917, after the war. He was known as 'the gentleman from Indiana' and was a well known author at the time the first letter in this collection was written. . . . Mr. Tarkington had rented a house in Kennebunkport for many years but decided that he would like to design his own pl...

Slaughter, Frank G. (Frank Gill), 1908-2001

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Frank G. Slaughter was born Frank Gill Slaughter in the Washington, D.C. area in 1908. As a young child Slaughter moved with his family to a rural area near Oxford, North Carolina where his father worked as a farmer and mail carrier. After graduation, attended Duke University where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. After graduating, Slaughter went to medical school at Johns Hopkins University and graduated in 1930. He then did his surgical training at Jefferson Hospital in Roanoke, Virgi...