The collection contains correspondence, writings, and printed matter relating to
Harper's Magazineand, specifically, to Lewis Henry Lapham's editorship of this publication. A significant amount of the correspondence pertains
to submissions made to the magazine, including articles that were rejected. There are also some drafts and proofs of articles.
Additional correspondence in the collection concerns work done for
Harper's by associate editor, Nelson Aldrich, Jr., and by managing editor, David Sanford.