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Albert Bigelow Paine Letters: Finding Aid
mssAP 1-2083  
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Description
This collection consists almost entirely of letters addressed to American editor and author Albert Bigelow Paine (1861-1937). The correspondence, with the bulk dating from 1891-1934, provides a picture of the literary and newspaper field of Paine's time. In addition to Paine's professional correspondence, there are also family letters in the collection.
Background
Albert Bigelow Paine (1861-1937) was an American editor and author. He established and directed the Combined Press, edited the children's page of the New York Sunday Herald and the League Department of St. Nicholas Magazine, and was reader and solicitor general for the Henry Altemus Company. Designated by Mark Twain as his official biographer, Paine wrote a three volume biography of Twain which was considered the finest work of its kind in his day
Extent
2,083 pieces in 28 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
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.