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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2366

Harper & Brothers editorial correspondence


Editorial correspondence between Harper & Brothers editors and authors.


  • Creation: 1923-1953

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


1 linear feet (3 boxes)

Contains autograph and typescript correspondence between various Harper & Brothers editors, including Cass Canfield (1897-1986), John Farrar (1896-1974), and Eugene F. Saxton (1884-1943) with prospective and signed writers, notably John Dos Passos and William Leonard Langer.

Biographical / Historical

The New York publishing firm of Harper & Brothers was founded in 1833 and entered periodical publishing with serialized novels with their Harper's New Monthly Magazine in 1850 and Harper's Bazaar in 1867. In 1962, Harper & Brothers merged with Row, Peterson, & Company to become Harper & Row (now HarperCollins).

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

62M-210-221. Gift of Harper & Row, Publishers, 49 East 33rd Street, New York 16; received: 1963.

Harper & Brothers. Harper & Brothers editorial correspondence, 1923-1953: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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