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Curtis Brown Ltd. records, 1914-2018

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0314
Bib ID 4079685 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Curtis Brown Ltd
Title Curtis Brown Ltd. records, 1914-2018
Physical Description 1390 linear feet (1390 linear feet 1292 document boxes 231 record cartons 132 bound volumes)
Language(s) English
Access

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 2 business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged alphabetically.

Description

Summary

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.

General Note

Cataloged correspondence (35 boxes) is located on-site

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

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 2 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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Curtis Brown Ltd. Records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Alternate Form Available

Sean O'Faolain letters are on: microfilm.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

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

Revision Description

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.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Contracts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Financial records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuscripts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Alvarez, A (Alfred), 1929- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
American literature -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Auchincloss, Louis Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Auden, W. H (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors and publishers -- United States -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors, English -- 20th century -- Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Books -- Translations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Churchill, Randolph S (Randolph Spencer), 1911-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Copyright Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Costain, Thomas B (Thomas Bertram), 1885-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Durrell, Lawrence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
English literature -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Freeling, Nicolas Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gardner, Erle Stanley, 1889-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gilbert, Michael Francis, 1912-2006 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Graves, Robert, 1895-1985 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hurst, Fannie, 1889-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jameson, Storm, 1891-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literary agents Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lockridge, Richard, 1898-1982 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Malleson, Lucy Beatrice, 1899-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mitford, Jessica, 1917-1996 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nash, Ogden, 1902-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Novelists, English -- 20th century -- Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Purdy, James, 1914-2009 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rand, Ayn Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Renault, Mary Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Spender, Stephen, 1909-1995 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Symons, Julian, 1912-1994 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tracy, Honor, 1915- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Translations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Trevor-Roper, H. R (Hugh Redwald), 1914-2003 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wain, John Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
White, Patrick, 1912-1990 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wilson, Angus Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wilson, Sloan, 1920-2003 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.