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At a Glance
Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged alphabetically.
The files of Curtis Brown, Ltd. literary agency include correspondence with authors, publishers, and other agents and deal with the editing and publishing of trade and textbooks, serial rights, reprints, dramatic rights, translations and foreign rights, promotion and copyright registration. For each author there are contracts, royalty statements, tax statements, and other financial materials. There is also a contract file, including cancellations and related cortrespondence, from 1914 to 1988. Among the cataloged correspondents are: Louis S. Auchincloss, W.H. Auden, Erle Stanley Gardner, Robert Graves, Ogden Nash, Ayn Rand, and Sloan Wilson.
Using the Collection
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Conditions Governing Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
Cataloged correspondence (35 boxes) is located on-site.
Permission of Curtis Brown, Ltd. required to examine and photocopy materials.
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Readers must use microfilm of materials specified above.
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Curtis Brown Ltd. Records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Alternate Form Available
Sean O'Faolain letters are on: microfilm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Curtis Brown, Ltd. Method of acquisition--Gift; Accession number--M-1976.
Gift of Curtis Brown, Ltd., 1976-1982, 1984-1988.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Processed 09/--/1988 HR
Further processing done by Adrien Hilton and Graduate Assistants Grace Bickers, Rohan Jolly, and Michael Kordt in 2013
Finding aid written by HR in September 1988 and updated by Adrien Hilton in August 2013
2013-08-08 xml document instance created by Adrien Hilton
2017-03-30 Website Archive Series added by Jane Gorjevsky
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
2019-10-01 EAD updated by Patrick Lawlor
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Incorporated the literary agencies of Willis Kingsley Wing and Collins-Knowlton-Wing, Inc., and others, and was closely associated with the English agencies of Curtis Brown Ltd. (London) and A.P. Watt & Son.