Wesley Southmayd Griswold (1909- ) was a feature writer and editor for the
Hartford Courant (1930-41), a publicist for the Travelers Insurance Company (1941-42), a copy editor for the
The New Yorker (1946-51)) and a copy editor (1945-46) and West Coast editor (beginning in 1951) for the
Popular Science Monthly. The collection consists of manuscripts, galley proofs, page proofs, research notes, correspondence, photocopies, printed
articles, microfilm, and photographs Griswold's book,
A Work of Giants, a history of the American transcontinental railroad, and for a history of Panama railroads.
Wesley Southmayd Griswold was born November 3, 1909 in Middletown, Connecticut; BA, University of North Carolina, 1929; feature
writer and editor, Hartford Courant, 1930-41; publicist, Travelers Insurance Company, 1941-42; copy editor, The New Yorker, 1946-51; copy editor (1945-46) and West Coast editor (beginning in 1951), Popular Science Monthly; his book, A Work of Giants (1962), is a history of the American transcontinental railroad.
14 boxes (7 linear ft.)
1 oversize box
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