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Curtis Brown Ltd

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Works: 61 works in 66 publications in 1 language and 62 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Poetry  Records and correspondence  Reviews  History  Fiction  Biography  Illustrated works 
Roles: Correspondent, Recipient
Classifications: PS3575.O43, 813.54
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The ready heart : more Jane Yolen stories by Jane Yolen( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Series III., Blanche W. Knopf, 1918-1966 by Inc Alfred A. Knopf( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Important correspondents include Elizabeth Bowen, Albert Camus, Willa Cather, Kahlil Gibran, Langston Hughes, and Thomas Mann. Mrs. Knopf's correspondence with an individual writer discussed not only her or his own work, but that of other writers as well. For example, Carl Van Vechten, a close friend of the Knopfs, wrote to Blanche about the need for writing and publishing "on the Negro question," suggesting Langston Hughes, Walter White, and Richard Wright. Correspondence with Raymond Postgate is especially valuable for its detailed descriptions of publishing in the context of World War II. Mrs. Knopf also encouraged experts in their fields to write specific books and helped authors choose appropriate book titles
Series I., General Correspondence, 1922-1977 by Inc Alfred A. Knopf( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the vast majority of files contain correspondence only, some files relate to the inner workings of the firm. These are labelled by department or, more often, by employee name; the most significant are for Blanche and Alfred A. Knopf, and can be found in most years. The files rely on the use of documentation in the form of internal memoranda that were sent from editors and employees of other departments to update the Knopfs on current activities. Folders titled with the name of a trip taken by Alfred or Blanche Knopf in a specific year often include narrative descriptions of the visit, including detailed lists of publishers, scouts, literary agents, and writers with whom they met. Further, information about writers is also available in these folders. For example, internal memos about the rejection of John Knowles' A Separate Peace are in one of Blanche Knopf's European trip folders. Other employee named files, like those of Secretary and later President William A. Koshland, give an overview of the firm's administrative history
Papers of John Dos Passos by John Dos Passos( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondence with agents and publishers traces the publication history of his books. Very brief, routine letters from academics generally request permission to reprint selections in anthologies and college texts
Papers of Clifford Dowdey by Clifford Dowdey( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers of Dowdey include business correspondence and contracts with several publishing companies for Dowdey's articles and books. Of interest is a series of letters, 1966, from Gerald E. Smith, Prentice-Hall, Inc. to Claire Smith re: Dowdey's appointment as editor of a book on Robert E. Lee for the "Great lives observed" series. In a letter, n.d., John C. Davis, Richmond, Va., writes to Dowdey arranging to hire Dowdey for the Civil War Centennial Tours in the spring of 1962
Series V., Editor Files, 1873-1984 by Inc Alfred A. Knopf( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The files of William Koshland differ markedly from other editors' files, reflecting his role as administrator more than hands-on editor
by Kenneth Lewis Roberts( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondence; manuscripts and typescripts of his fiction and non-fiction; research notes; annotated maps; and diaries (1912-1957) all relating to his work as a writer of fiction and non-fiction. The correspondence is voluminous and is with many noted authors, editors, publishers, and critics of the period. Also includes papers on dowsing and Water Unlimited, Inc
Brief van Curtis Brown, Ltd aan Joannes Petrus Maria van Snellenberg (1910-1962) by Curtis Brown Ltd( )

1 edition published in 1955 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Papers by Bobbs-Merrill Company( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Collection consists of the papers of the Bobbs-Merrill Compnay, Inc
with Theodore Dreiser by Galbraith Welch( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Also contains correspondence to Dreiser from Catharine Galbraith Welch, daughter of Galbraith Welch. A portion of this correspondence is on the letterhead of and concerns the publishing firm Curtis Brown & Massie, for which Galbraith Welch worked
Papers of Charles Fort by Charles Fort( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fort's correspondence discusses the submission of "God and the fishmonger" to his publishers, and Victor Gollancz's rejection of "Wild talents"; the founding of the Fortean society; "Lo!" and the reviews it has received; and research into occult powers. Tiffany Thayer comments on dianetics and L. Ron Hubbard; Fort comments on Irving Babbitt and Baron Karl Von Reichenbach
to Chaim Potok by Curtis Brown Ltd( )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

to Curtis Brown by Maurice Hewlett( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letters from Hewlett to his literary agent Brown that discuss particulars of the Iliad, Hewlett's travel plans, personal finance issues, publishing details and payment agreements, and discussion of Hewlett's book Mainwaring
Margaret Kennedy letters to Curtis Brown by Margaret Kennedy( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The collection consists of five letters from Margaret Kennedy to Curtis Brown, her agent, including: 2 Oct. 1928, with comments about the rehearsals for The Constant nymph, and her collaboration with Basil Dean; 5 Oct. 1928, responding to a lunch invitation favorably by delaying the event; 31 Jan. 1929, concerning Ray Long's contract for serial publication of her next work; 11 Feb. 1929, inquiring about a cheque for royalties of her play, The Constant nymph; 22 Feb. 1929, on the same topic
by Audrey Wood( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Woods' husband, William Liebling, also a well known agent, represented actors and directors. Records relating to his clients are found in the Client Files Series and in the Liebling-Wood Agency files in the Subject Files Series. His personal records and correspondence, including a large amount of correspondence with U.S. Senator Jacob Javits, are filed under Liebling in the Subject Files
by Richard Llewellyn( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Also present is correspondence, highlighted by letters from his father, William Llewellyn Lloyd, and his first wife, Nona Sonstenby. Other correspondents of note include Earle J. Bernheimer, the French spy Mathilde Carre, Curtis Brown Ltd., Loraine Fielding, Edith Haggard, Galston Hardy, Naomi Jacob, and Michael Joseph Ltd. A collection of photographs documents Llewellyn's travels from 1949-1951, and a series of personal papers includes his birth certificate, military records, and financial papers. A sketch by Florencio Molina Jacobs and a carbon typescript of a novel by Ignazio Silone are also present
Correspondence and other material relating to the illustration and publication of 'Winnie the Pooh' and 'Now we are six' by A. A Milne( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Also includes the original version of the poem 'Binker' by A. A. Milne. The poem was originally called 'Dinkie' and has been extracted from Pear's Annual for 1925 and annotated by Milne in manuscript, changing the title to 'Binker' and altering the printed text accordingly; the printed text incorporates illustrations by Shepard who has also added manuscript notes
by Peter Glenville( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Series IV, Hardy William Smith Materials, includes personal correspondence and materials relating to the house he and Glenville owned at 18 East 68th Street in Manhattan, together with some personal and family photographs
Kenneth Grahame letters by Kenneth Grahame( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The collections contains four typed letters, three from Grahame to Curtis Brown, his publisher, and one to the publishing house of Curtis Brown, Ltd. The letters from 1918 deal with royalties, a price for quoting, and the cost of books. The letter dated 22 January 1920 to Curtis Brown is about Grahame's son, Alastair, and thanking Brown for his kindness to Alastair
Records by Curtis Brown Ltd( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This is a synthetic collection consisting of correspondence, and legal and financial documents
 
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The ready heart : more Jane Yolen stories
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