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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2067

Richard G. Badger papers


Correspondence of Richard G. Badger, proprietor of the Gorham Press, and his assistant Ruth Hill.


  • 1917-1932

Language of Materials

Collection materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine retrieval policies and times.


14 linear feet (42 boxes in 14 cartons)

Correspondence of Richard G. Badger and his assistant Ruth Hill. The latter was the named editor of Poet Lore magazine, which Badger also published. Also contains some financial records.

Biographical / Historical

The Gorham Press, at this time located at 100 Charles St., Boston, published books at their authors' expense. The Gorham Press incorporated the business of Harold Vinal of New York in 1929. Richard G. Badger's assistant, Ruth Hill, was named editor of Poet Lore magazine, which Badger also published.


Arranged into the following nine series:

  1. A. Letters soliciting manuscripts for publication
  2. B. Correspondence with prospective authors
  3. C. Correspondence with authors of books and contributions to Poet Lore magazine
  4. D. Correspondence concerning review and inspection copies of books
  5. E. Correspondence concerning subscriptions to Poet Lore magazine
  6. F. Correspondence with customers
  7. G. Correspondence with suppliers
  8. H. Other correspondence
  9. I. Other papers

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

93M-138. Purchased with funds from the Amy Lowell fund, 1994.

General note

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

Processing Information

Processed by: J.F. Coakley

Badger, Richard G. Richard G. Badger papers, 1917-1932: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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