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George A. Plimpton Papers, 1634-1956

Series III: Ginn and Company, 1877-1936

This series contains extensive materials related to the operation of the publishing firm that Plimpton led for decades. Currently arranged as previously processed, the series includes correspondence, company reports, photographs, mailings, and other materials dating from 1877 to 1936. While documents dating before 1911 are grouped by year, most documents dating after 1911 are associated with the employee who wrote or received them.

Because the company's employees became such close associates over decades of cooperation, not all of their correspondence relates immediately to the company's affairs; for example, some materials relate to Edwin Ginn's peace work and, after 1914, to Ginn's estate. Moreover, not all the materials involve Plimpton directly.

Documents related to Lewis Parkhurst prove particularly illuminating; because the Boston-based Parkhurst served as the company's administrative leader for decades, his files contain numerous company memos, annual reports, and meeting minutes. Following Ginn's death in 1914, Parkhurst served as one of Ginn's executors.

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General--Ephemera, 1877- 1911



Box 21 Folder 3 Mailings and Leaflets


Box 21 Folder 4 Photographs, 1905


Box 21 Folder 5 Plaster cast of Edward Ginn


Correspondence and Records


General



Box 22 Folder 1 Dated, 1877-1899


Box 22 Folder 2 to 9 Dated, 1900-1911, (7 folders)


Box 22 Folder 10 Ambrose, Fred M., 1911


Box 22 Folder 11 Ginn, Edwin, 1911


Box 22 Folder 12 Hilton, Henry Hoyt, 1911


Box 22 Folder 13 Laylander, Orange Judd, 1911


Box 22 Folder 14 Parkhurst, Lewis, 1911


Box 22 Folder 15 Smith, Selden C., 1911


Box 22 Folder 16 Thomas, Richard S., 1911


Box 22 Folder 17 Thurber, Charles Herbert, 1911



Box 23 Folder 1 General, 1912


Box 23 Folder 2 Ambrose, Fred H., 1912


Box 23 Folder 3 Gilson, T. W., 1912


Box 23 Folder 4 Ginn, Edwin, 1912


Box 23 Folder 5 Hilton, Henry Hoyt, 1912


Box 23 Folder 6 Hodgdon, Frederick C., 1912


Box 23 Folder 7 Lawler, Thomas Bonaventure, 1912


Box 23 Folder 8 Laylander, Orange Judd, 1912


Box 23 Folder 9 to 10 Parkhurst, Lewis, 1912, (2 folders)


Box 23 Folder 11 Smith, Selden C., 1912


Box 23 Folder 12 Thomas, Richard S., 1912


Box 23 Folder 13 Thurber, Charles Herbert, 1912


Box 23 Folder 14 General, 1913


Box 23 Folder 15 Ambrose, Fred H., 1913


Box 23 Folder 16 Gilson, T. W., 1913



Box 24 Folder 1 Ginn, Edwin, 1913


Box 24 Folder 2 Hall, Dana W., 1913


Box 24 Folder 3 Hilton, Henry Hoyt, 1913


Box 24 Folder 4 Hodgdon, Frederick C., 1913


Box 24 Folder 5 Lawler, Thomas Bonaventure, 1913


Box 24 Folder 6 Laylander, Orange Judd, 1913


Box 24 Folder 7 to 8 Parkhurst, Lewis, 1913, (2 folders)


Box 24 Folder 9 Smith, Selden Cornelius, 1913


Box 24 Folder 10 Thomas, Richard S., 1913


Box 24 Folder 11 Thurber, Charles Herbert, 1913


Box 24 Folder 12 General, 1914



Box 25 Folder 1 General--A-Z, 1914


Box 25 Folder 2 Ambrose, Fred H., 1914


Box 25 Folder 3 Ayer, Flora H., 1914


Box 25 Folder 4 DeWitt, Edgar A., 1914


Box 25 Folder 5 Gilson, T. W., 1914


Box 25 Folder 6 Ginn Estate, 1914


Box 25 Folder 7 Hall, Dana W., 1914


Box 25 Folder 8 Hickam, A. R., 1914


Box 25 Folder 9 Hill, Charlotte F., 1914


Box 25 Folder 10 Hilton, Henry Hoyt, 1914


Box 25 Folder 11 Hodgdon, Frederick C., 1914


Box 25 Folder 12 Lawler, Thomas Bonaventure, 1914


Box 25 Folder 13 Laylander, Orange Judd, 1914



Box 26 Folder 1 Maxwell, C. J., 1914


Box 26 Folder 2 to 3 Parkhurst, Lewis, 1914, (2 folders)


Box 26 Folder 4 Robeson, L. B., 1914


Box 26 Folder 5 Smith, Selden C., 1914


Box 26 Folder 6 Thomas, Richard S., 1914


Box 26 Folder 7 Thurber, Charles Herbert, 1914


Box 26 Folder 8 Weaver, Frank, 1914


Box 26 Folder 9 General, 1915


Box 26 Folder 10 to 11 General--A-Z, 1915, (2 folders)



Box 27 Folder 1 Ayer, Flora H., 1915


Box 27 Folder 2 Fernald, Reginald L., 1915


Box 27 Folder 3 Field, Walter T., 1915


Box 27 Folder 4 Ginn Estate, 1915


Box 27 Folder 5 Greeley, W. H., 1915


Box 27 Folder 6 Hill, Charlotte F., 1915


Box 27 Folder 7 Hilton, Henry Hoyt, 1915


Box 27 Folder 8 Hughan, Evelyn W., 1915


Box 27 Folder 9 Parkhurst, Lewis, 1915


Box 27 Folder 10 Robinson, Edward K., 1915


Box 27 Folder 11 Thurber, Charles Herbert, 1915


Box 27 Folder 12 General, 1916


Box 27 Folder 13 General--A-Z, 1916


Box 27 Folder 14 Ayer, Flora H., 1916


Box 27 Folder 15 DeWitt, E. A., 1916


Box 27 Folder 16 Ginn Estate, 1916


Box 27 Folder 17 Hall, Dana W., 1916


Box 27 Folder 18 Hilton, Henry Hoyt, 1916


Box 27 Folder 19 Hodgdon, Frederick C., 1916


Box 27 Folder 20 Hughan, Evelyn W., 1916


Box 27 Folder 21 Jouett, Mark R., Jr., 1916


Box 27 Folder 22 Miller, Hugo, 1916


Box 27 Folder 23 Parkhurst, Lewis, 1916


Box 27 Folder 24 Robeson, L. B., 1916


Box 27 Folder 25 Robinson, Edward K., 1916


Box 27 Folder 26 Smith, Selden Cornelius, 1916


Box 27 Folder 27 Thomas, Richard S., 1916


Box 27 Folder 28 Thurber, Charles Hubert, 1916


Box 27 Folder 29 General, 1917



Box 28 Folder 1 DeWitt, E. A., 1917


Box 28 Folder 2 Ginn Estate, 1917


Box 28 Folder 3 Hilton, Henry Hoyt, 1917


Box 28 Folder 4 Hodgdon, Frederick C., 1917


Box 28 Folder 5 Jouett, Mark R., Jr., 1917


Box 28 Folder 6 to 8 London Office, 1917, (3 folders)


Box 28 Folder 9 Parkhurst, Lewis, 1917


Box 28 Folder 10 Robeson, L. B., 1917


Box 28 Folder 11 Swartz, J. W, 1917


Box 28 Folder 12 Thomas, Richard S., 1917


Box 28 Folder 13 Thurber, Charles Herbert, 1917


General


Box 28 Folder 14 to 15 Dated, 1918- 1919, (2 folders)



Box 29 Folder 1 to 4 Dated, 1920-1923, (4 folders)


Box 29 Folder 5 Balance Sheets, 1920-1928


Box 29 Folder 6 "A History of Ginn and Company"--Draft, 1922- 1923


Box 29 Folder 7 Conway, H. P., 1923


Box 29 Folder 8 DeWitt, Edgar A., 1923


Box 29 Folder 9 Hilton, Henry Hoyt, 1923


Box 29 Folder 10 Hodgdon, Frederick C., 1923


Box 29 Folder 11 Jouett, Mark R., Jr., 1923


Box 29 Folder 12 Laylander, Orange Judd, 1923


Box 29 Folder 13 Miller, Norman C., 1923


Box 29 Folder 14 Parkhurst, Lewis, 1923


Box 29 Folder 15 Priddy, A. L., 1923


Box 29 Folder 16 Robeson, L. B., 1923


Box 29 Folder 17 Smith, Selden Cornelius, 1923


Box 29 Folder 18 Swartz, J. W., 1923


Box 29 Folder 19 Thomas, Richard S., 1923


Box 29 Folder 20 Thurber, Charles Hubert, 1923



Box 30 Folder 1 Weed, LeRoy J., 1923


Box 30 Folder 2 General, 1924


Box 30 Folder 3 DeWitt, Edgar A., 1924


Box 30 Folder 4 Executive Committee, 1924


Box 30 Folder 5 Hilton, Henry Hoyt, 1924


Box 30 Folder 6 Jouett, Mark R., Jr., 1924


Box 30 Folder 7 Kenerson, E.H., 1924


Box 30 Folder 8 Lawler, Thomas Bonaventure, 1924


Box 30 Folder 9 Miller, Norman C., 1924


Box 30 Folder 10 Parkhurst, Lewis, 1924


Box 30 Folder 11 Priddy, A. L., 1924


Box 30 Folder 12 Robeson, L. B., 1924


Box 30 Folder 13 Smith, Selden Cornelius, 1924


Box 30 Folder 14 Swartz, J. W., 1924


Box 30 Folder 15 Thurber, Charles Hubert, 1924


Box 30 Folder 16 Weed, LeRoy J., 1924


Box 30 Folder 17 General, 1925


Box 30 Folder 18 DeWitt, Edgar A., 1925


Box 30 Folder 19 Hall, Dana W., 1925


Box 30 Folder 20 Hilton, Henry Hoyt, 1925


Box 30 Folder 21 Hodgdon, Frederick C., 1925


Box 30 Folder 22 Jouett, Mark R., Jr., 1925


Box 30 Folder 23 Kenerson, E. H., 1925


Box 30 Folder 24 Lawler, Thomas Bonaventure, 1925


Box 30 Folder 25 Laylander, Orange Judd, 1925


Box 30 Folder 26 Miller, Norman C., 1925


Box 30 Folder 27 Parkhurst, Lewis, 1925


Box 30 Folder 28 Priddy, A. L., 1925



Box 31 Folder 1 Robeson, L. B., 1925


Box 31 Folder 2 Smith, Selden Cornelius, 1925


Box 31 Folder 3 Swartz, J. W., 1925


Box 31 Folder 4 Thurber, Charles Hubert, 1925


Box 31 Folder 5 General, 1926


Box 31 Folder 6 Conway, H. P., 1926


Box 31 Folder 7 DeWitt, Edgar A., 1926


Box 31 Folder 8 Hall, Dana W., 1926


Box 31 Folder 9 Hilton, Henry Hoyt, 1926


Box 31 Folder 10 Jencko, Millard, H., 1926


Box 31 Folder 11 Jouett, Mark R., Jr., 1926


Box 31 Folder 12 Kenerson, E. H., 1926


Box 31 Folder 13 Laylander, Orange Judd, 1926


Box 31 Folder 14 Miller, Norman C., 1926


Box 31 Folder 15 Parkhurst, Lewis, 1926


Box 31 Folder 16 Priddy, A. L., 1926


Box 31 Folder 17 Robeson, L. B., 1926


Box 31 Folder 18 Smith, Selden Cornelius, 1926


Box 31 Folder 19 Swartz, J. W., 1926


Box 31 Folder 20 Thurber, Charles Hubert, 1926


Box 31 Folder 21 to 23 General, 1927-1934, (3 folders)


Box 31 Folder 24 General--The Ginn Sketchbook , 1933


Box 31 Folder 25 DeWitt, Edgar A, 1934


Box 31 Folder 26 Hilton, Henry Hoyt, 1934



Box 32 Folder 1 Jouett, Mark R., Jr., 1934


Box 32 Folder 2 Laylander, Orange Judd, 1934


Box 32 Folder 3 Lucas, Homer C., 1934


Box 32 Folder 4 Miller, Norman C., 1934


Box 32 Folder 5 Newell, S. W., 1934


Box 32 Folder 6 Parkhurst, Lewis, 1934


Box 32 Folder 7 Priddy, A. L., 1934


Box 32 Folder 8 Smith, Selden Cornelius, 1934


Box 32 Folder 9 Stevens, Ernest N., 1934


Box 32 Folder 10 Thurber, Charles Hubert, 1934


Box 32 Folder 11 General, 1935


Box 32 Folder 12 DeWitt, Edgar A, 1935


Box 32 Folder 13 Ginn Estate, 1935


Box 32 Folder 14 Hilton, Henry Hoyt, 1935


Box 32 Folder 15 Jouett, Mark R., Jr., 1935


Box 32 Folder 16 Lawler, Thomas Bonaventure, 1935


Box 32 Folder 17 Miller, Hugo, 1935


Box 32 Folder 18 Parkhurst, Lewis, 1935


Box 32 Folder 19 Priddy, A. L., 1935


Box 32 Folder 20 Stevens, Ernest N., 1935


Box 32 Folder 21 General, 1936


Box 32 Folder 22 DeWitt, Edgar A., 1936


Box 32 Folder 23 Hilton, Henry Hoyt, 1936