Houghton Mifflin Company records
Records of the Houghton Mifflin Publishing Company and its predecessors.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
Extent55 linear feet (124 volumes and 6 boxes)
Records of Houghton Mifflin and its predecessors, containing papers relating to both the printing and publishing branches of the business. Includes cost books, sales books, invoice books, sheet stock books and ledgers; letterbooks, containing copies of outgoing letters; scrapbooks; clippings; a few compositions and photographs; and diaries of Horace E. Scudder concerning his work as editor of the Riverside Magazine for Young People.
Arranged into the following series (for detailed listings, see arrangement at beginning of each series below):
- MS Am 2030: I. Records of the publisher Houghton Mifflin Company and its precedessors
- MS Am 2030.1: II. Records of the printer H. O. Houghton and Company and its predecessors
- MS Am 2030.2: III. Records of the publisher Ticknor and Fields and related firms
- MS Am 2030.3: IV: Records of the publisher James R. Osgood and Company (1880-1885) and Ticknor and Company (1885-1893)
- MS Am 2030.4: V. Miscellaneous records deposited by Houghton Mifflin Company
- Appendix: VI. Concordance to earlier shelfmarks for these records
MS, f, b
Immediate Source of Acquisition
43M-701; 47M-223F; 47M-224F; 47M-225F; 47M-226F; 47M-227F; 47M-228F; 47M-229F; 47M-230F; 47M-231F; 53M-12. Records deposited and later given by Houghton Mifflin Company, 2 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts: received 1943-1980; Gift 1992.
In the following records "copyright" is used in the 19th century sense of royalty.
Processed by: Michael Winship
- Houghton Mifflin Company. Houghton Mifflin Company records, 1866-1968: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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