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Publishers and publishing--United States--History--19th century

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Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

William Cullen Bryant letter

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0019
Abstract Autograph letter written and signed by William Cullen Bryant, American romantic poet, journalist, and editor, to Messrs. Carey and Hart of Philadelphia, saying that he has "sent you my autograph signature to be engraved under my portrait. It was my intention to write my name on the paper which contained the engraved portrait, but by inadventure I sent it off without doing so. I now enclose my autograph to be sent to the engraver." The letter is pasted on an album leaf and dated September 1,...
Dates: 1846 September 1

Henry Charles Carey letter to Mr. Blanchard

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0033
Abstract An autograph letter written and signed by Henry Charles Carey to "Mr. Blanchard," of the publishing firm of Lea and Blanchard, requesting that "a copy of my second & third volumes be forwarded to New York to Jones, and he will take the trouble of delivering it, which I suppose any of the book-sellers to whom you are sending books would do," dated March 18, 1847. Carey's Principles of Political Economy first appeared in three volumes (1837,...
Dates: 1847 March 18

James Fenimore Cooper to Carey, Lea and Company

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0044
Abstract An undated autograph letter written and signed by James Fenimore Cooper to Messrs. Carey, Lea and Company, saying that he is coming to Philadelphia "this week" and that he wishes "to commence printing immediately and to complete one vol. with the least possible delay." Cooper adds that he "shall probably send a few sheets of manuscript corrected tomorrow, and if they could be set in type & ready for me on Sunday, it would be clear gain...I expect to be able to say that Careys can print a...
Dates: undated

M.J. Ivers & Co. records

Identifier: MSS 0478

M.J. Ivers and Company was a publisher or cheap books, including several of the Beadle's Dime series during the late 19th century and early 20th century. Included in this collection are business receipts, correspondence, and publication lists. This archive represents only a small portion of material generated by M.J. Ivers and Company.

Dates: 1880-1915; Majority of material found within 1898-1905

Hezekiah Niles letters to Mathew Carey

Identifier: MSS 0724

American economist, editor, and publisher Hezekiah Niles (1777-1839) wrote fifty-nine letters to his friend Irish publisher and economist Mathew Carey (1760-1839) between 1814 and 1833. The letters covered their concurrent publishing careers, contemporary politics, and the development of their economic theories.

Dates: 1814-1833