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Macmillan Company records

Title
Macmillan Company records, 1889-1960.
Author
Macmillan Company.
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Description
  • 91 linear feet (130 boxes).
  • 1 microfilm reel.
  • 8 microfilm reels.
Subject
Genre/Form
Photoprints.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
  • readers must use microfilm.
Additional Formats (note)
  • available on microfilm;
Source (note)
  • Macmillan Company
Biography (note)
  • The Macmillan Company was founded in 1869 as a branch in New York City of the British firm of Macmillan & Co., Ltd. of London. The company became autonomous in 1896 but the British firm maintained close ties and a strong financial interest in the company. The Macmillan Company attracted major American authors and published a wide variety of fiction, non-fiction, textbooks, reference works, and children's books. George Platt Brett, Jr. who became Macmillan's president in 1931, arranged for the publication of Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind. Macmillan Company merged with Crowell-Collier Publishing Company in 1960 as a subsidiary and in 1973 the name was changed to Macmillan Publishing Company.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository and on internet.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 1830
Author
Macmillan Company.
Title
Macmillan Company records, 1889-1960.
Additional Formats
Selected materials available on microfilm; New York Public Library.
Summary
Collection consists of correspondence and author files of the Macmillan Company. General correspondence, 1892-1914, contains letters from authors, publishers, booksellers, paper manufacturers, literary agents, as well as internal correspondence from editors, agents, field representatives, and academic book reviewers. Much of the correspondence deals with the publication of scholarly works and textbooks in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and religion. Foreign correspondence, 1898-1914, includes letters to and from publishers and literary agents, mostly in Great Britain. Correspondence with Macmillan & Co. in London, 1891-1915, concerns publishing plans, negotiations for British and American editions of various works, copyright matters, etc. George Platt Brett, Sr.'s letterbooks consist of his outgoing letters from 1889 to 1907. Other letterbooks are of Kate Stephens, Children's Dept., 1898-1900, and the Subscription Dept., 1901-1902. Author files, 1894-1960, contain personal and business correspondence of Macmillan's major authors, their literary agents, legal counsel, and families with the Bretts and Macmillan editors. In addition to letters, the files often include memoranda, contracts, typescripts, press releases and publicity materials, legal records, press clippings, or photographs. The most extensive files in this series concern the publication of works such as Gone With the Wind, Forever Amber and the Cyclopedia of American Agriculture.
Other records consist of letters, 1892-1959, from prominent persons and pamphlets and poems, 1912-1930, printed for copyright purposes.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Access
Margaret Mitchell author files: readers must use microfilm.
Biography
The Macmillan Company was founded in 1869 as a branch in New York City of the British firm of Macmillan & Co., Ltd. of London. The company became autonomous in 1896 but the British firm maintained close ties and a strong financial interest in the company. The Macmillan Company attracted major American authors and published a wide variety of fiction, non-fiction, textbooks, reference works, and children's books. George Platt Brett, Jr. who became Macmillan's president in 1931, arranged for the publication of Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind. Macmillan Company merged with Crowell-Collier Publishing Company in 1960 as a subsidiary and in 1973 the name was changed to Macmillan Publishing Company.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Publishers.
Added Author
Adams, George Burton, 1851-1925.
Adams, Herbert B. (Herbert Baxter), 1850-1901.
Agassiz, Alexander, 1835-1910.
Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn, 1857-1948.
Bailey, L. H. (Liberty Hyde), 1858-1954.
Brett, George Platt.
Brett, George Platt, 1859-1936.
Brittain, Vera, 1893-1970.
Channing, Edward, 1856-1931.
Churchill, Winston, 1871-1947.
Ely, Richard T. (Richard Theodore), 1854-1943.
Herrick, Robert, 1868-1938.
Jameson, J. Franklin (John Franklin), 1859-1937.
London, Jack, 1876-1916.
Macmillan, Frederick.
MacMillan, George.
Masefield, John, 1878-1967.
Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949.
Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968.
Stephens, Kate, 1853-1938.
Titchener, George.
Winsor, Kathleen.
Wister, Owen, 1860-1938.
A. & C. Black.
American Publishers' Association.
Cambridge University Press.
George Bell & Sons.
J.M. Dent & Sons.
James Macklehose & Sons.
Macmillan & Co.
Methuen & Co.
Research Call Number
MssCol 1830
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