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.
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.
760 pieces in 9 boxes
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