Richard G. Badger papers
Correspondence of Richard G. Badger, proprietor of the Gorham Press, and his assistant Ruth Hill.
Language of Materials
Collection materials in English.
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
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Extent14 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:
- A. Letters soliciting manuscripts for publication
- B. Correspondence with prospective authors
- C. Correspondence with authors of books and contributions to Poet Lore magazine
- D. Correspondence concerning review and inspection copies of books
- E. Correspondence concerning subscriptions to Poet Lore magazine
- F. Correspondence with customers
- G. Correspondence with suppliers
- H. Other correspondence
- I. Other papers
Immediate Source of Acquisition
93M-138. Purchased with funds from the Amy Lowell fund, 1994.
This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional 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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