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Harper & Brothers Records, 1817-1929

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Series I: Authors--Correspondence, Contracts and Documents

Harper & Brothers' correspondence with their authors, consisting primarily of book contracts, but also authors' individual requests concerning the publication of their books is found here. This series also contains some personal correspondence of Brander Matthews, literary critic and professor at Columbia University, including a letter of congratulations from President Roosevelt and a fiery condemnation from Ezra Pound. It includes particularly significant amounts of material from William Dean Howells, George du Maurier, Lafcadio Hearn, and Lew Wallace. This series is arranged alphabetically by author.



Box 1 Abbey through Abbott, 1848-1936


Box 1 Adams through American, 1838-1913


Box 1 Ames through Arthur, 1834-1913


Box 1 Atkinson through Bangs, 1841-1923


Box 1 Barnes through Bayne, 1840-1929



Box 2 Beale through Benson, 1841-1923


Box 2 Bentley through Bigelow, 1840-1923


Box 2 Bill through Booth, 1843-1925


Box 2 Boughton through Buckley, 1836-1924



Box 3 Buckner through Carryl, 1840-1946


Box 3 Catherwood through Clemens, 1850-1923


Box 3 Cleveland through Collins, 1826-1930


Box 3 Collord through Crouch, 1833-1923


Box 3 Crockett through Custer, 1847-1925



Box 4 Dana through Davis, 1834-1946


Box 4 Dawson through Doane, 1834-1909


Box 4 Donnelly through Drake, 1865-1954


Box 4 Draper through Du Chaillu, 1842-1906


Box 4 Du Maurier through Dunn, 1838-1945



Box 5 Dunne through English, 1831-1930


Box 5 Ernst through Forman, 1838-1966


Box 5 Forney through Freeman, 1845-1947


Box 5 Fremont through Gibson, 1833-1949



Box 6 Gill through Griffis, 1830-1940


Box 6 Grinnell through Hastings, 1839-1965


Box 6 Haswell through Heard, 1834-1937


Box 6 Hearn, 1889-1950


Box 6 Heaton through Holt, 1842-1952



Box 7 Holton through Howe, 1845-1927


Box 7 Howells, 1885-1974


Box 7 Hoynes through Jaeger, 1838-1947


Box 7 James through Judson, 1833-1913


Box 7 Keddie through Knox, 1832-1960



Box 8 Kobbe through Lewes, 1830-1939


Box 8 Lewis through Lord, 1846-1921


Box 8 Lossing through Macbeth, 1844-1936


Box 8 McCabe through Mason, 1834-1924


Box 8 Matthews, 1843-1925



Box 9 Maturin through Minto, 1846-1921


Box 9 Mitchell through Motley, 1836-1924


Box 9 Mott through Nast, 1832-1924


Box 9 Navarro through Norris, 1845-1964



Box 10 Norton through Peck, 1833-1924


Box 10 Pierce through Putnam, 1836-1919


Box 10 Quackenbos through Ritchie, 1834-1923


Box 10 Rives through Roosevelt, 1832-1910



Box 11 Rowland through Scidmore, 1839-1924


Box 11 Scott, 1840-1923


Box 11 Scoville through Sheldon, 1833-1923


Box 11 Sheppard through Smiles, 1831-1927


Box 11 Smith through Stepniak, 1838-1926



Box 12 Stern through Synge, 1841-1932


Box 12 Talmage through Thomson, 1835-1939


Box 12 Thorpe through Thurston, 1841-1934


Box 12 Underhill through Walker, 1842-1900


Box 12 Wallace, 188-1955



Box 13 Wallace--German Copyright Dispute, 1896-1898


Box 13 Waldstein through White, 1843-1916


Box 13 Whitehead through Willson, 1841-1924


Box 13 Wilson through Zola, 1854-1928


Box 13 Autographs, undated


Box 13 Letters of Receipt, 1878-1896



Box 26 Oversize Correspondence, 1850-1905



Box 28 Special Request Materials


Box 28 Brady, Mathews--Carte de Visite, Circa, 1850


Box 28 Calling Card Proof, Undated


Box 28 Clemens, Samuel, 1900


Box 28 James, Henry, 1878


Box 28 Kemble, Frances, 1863


Box 28 Melville, Herman--Contracts, 1846-1852