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George Sidney Hellman papers, bulk (1900-1958).

Title
George Sidney Hellman papers, 1888-1958, bulk (1900-1958).
Author
Hellman, George S. (George Sidney), 1878-1958.
Supplementary Content
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Description
24 linear feet (50 boxes, 17 v.)
Subject
Genre/Form
  • Photographs.
  • Scrapbooks.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Source (note)
  • Hellman, George S.
Biography (note)
  • George Sidney Hellman (1878-1958), American author and editor, was a rare book, manuscript and art dealer and collector in New York City.
Processing Action (note)
  • Surveyed
  • Cataloging updated
Call Number
MssCol 1376
Author
Hellman, George S. (George Sidney), 1878-1958.
Title
George Sidney Hellman papers, 1888-1958, bulk (1900-1958).
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Collection consists of Hellman's correspondence, writings, research notes, scrapbooks, photographs, and printed matter. General correspondence, 1888-1958, contains his letters to and from fellow students and professors at Columbia University; letters concerning his activities as editor of East & West and as art and manuscript dealer and collector; as well as correspondence with fellow scholars and publishers regarding his research and writing on Washington Irving, Robert Louis Stevenson, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Benjamin N. Cardozo, and the Seligman family. Also, essays, reviews, plays, novels, speeches, and biographical and autobiographical works (both published and unpublished), scrapbooks of clippings, writings by others (mostly typescripts), photographs, contracts, and memorabilia.
Biography
George Sidney Hellman (1878-1958), American author and editor, was a rare book, manuscript and art dealer and collector in New York City. He amassed collections of his own and helped secure major acquisitions for the Pierpont Morgan Library. He founded and edited the literary magazine, East & West, 1900-1901; and from 1919 to 1920 served as director of the American Expeditionary Forces University's School of Fine Arts for servicemen in France. His publications include Washington Irving, Esquire (1925), The True Stevenson (1925), Benjamin N. Cardozo, American Judge (1940), and hundreds of book reviews and magazine articles.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Art dealers.
Authors.
Book collectors.
Editors.
Added Author
Davidson, Jo, 1883-1952.
Erskine, John, 1879-1951.
Fiske, Abby Morgan.
Hawthorne, Julian, 1846-1934.
Keppel, Frederick P. (Frederick Paul), 1875-1943.
Lloyd, Beatrix Demarest.
Spingarn, Joel Elias, 1875-1939.
Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908.
Stokes, Rose Pastor, 1879-1933.
Trent, William P. (William Peterfield), 1862-1939.
Wendell, Barrett, 1855-1921.
LCCN
ms 71001223
Research Call Number
MssCol 1376
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