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Pinker (James B.) Letters
mssHM 42393-42453  
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Description
A collection of letters addressed to the British literary agent James Brand Pinker.
Background
James Brand Pinker (1863-1922) was an English literary agent. Pinker was born in east London, England, and had little formal schooling; he worked as a shipping clerk, newspaper correspondent and agent, and reader and assistant editor. In 1896, he established an office in London, England, as a literary agent; he negotiated rights and contracts for authors in both the American and British markets and was established as one of the leading literary agents of his time. Among his clients were Joseph Conrad, Henry James, Jack London, Henry Lawson, Stephen Crane, Ford Madox Ford, James Joyce, George Gissing, Violet Hunt, and Arnold Bennett. Pinker died at the Biltmore Hotel, New York, New York, on 8 February 1922 from influenza and pneumonia-related complications contracted on the boat voyage from London.
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1.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
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