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Century Magazine Correspondence: Finding Aid
mssCM 1-760  
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Description
This collection consists mainly of letters written by various contributors to the editors of The Century magazine between 1885 and 1914. The collection also contains numerous editorial memorandums and notes written by Richard Watson Gilder to his editorial assistants chiefly in 1904.
Background
The Century Magazine was the successor to Scribner's Monthly, founded by Roswell Smith and Dr. Josiah Gilbert Holland in New York City, with its first issue published in November 1870. In 1881, due to a change in ownership, the name became The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine. At that time, Richard Watson Gilder became editor-in-chief and his was the controlling influence in the magazine until his death in 1909. The magazine was an important periodical in its day, publishing numerous types and genres of writing as well as pictorial works.
Extent
760 pieces in 9 boxes
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
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