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J.B. Lippincott Company records

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Joshua Ballinger Lippincott was born in Juliustown, Burlington County, New Jersey, on 18 March 1813. As a teenager, Lippincott entered the book trade as an employee of David Clark, book binder and bookseller, whose stand was at the southwest corner of North 4th Street and Race Street. About 1831, Clark’s business failed, and Lippincott was put in charge of the business at the request of its creditors. For several years in the mid-1830s, the firm traded as Clark and Lippincott, but in 1836, Lippincott established himself in business as J. B. Lippincott and Company, Booksellers and Stationers, at Clark’s old address. Over the following decades, the firm became an established publisher of books, including Bibles and religious texts.

In late 1849, Lippincott purchased the extensive book-jobbing and stationery business of Grigg, Elliott and Company, a firm that traced its origins back to Warner and Johnson’s partnership of 1792, and together with the junior partners of the older firm reorganized as Lippincott, Grambo and Company on 1 January 1850. This firm subsequently conducted business at both the old address as well as Grigg, Elliott’s block at 20 North Fourth Street. Upon the retirement of Henry Grambo in 1855, the firm was again reorganized as J. B. Lippincott and Company, and continued to trade under this name until its incorporation as a private company, J. B. Lippincott Compnay, in 1885.

Joshua B. Lippincott died on 5 January 1886. The company passed in equal parts to his three sons, Craige, Walter, and J. Bertram. Eldest son Craige took over as president of the firm and guided the company until his sudden death on 7 April 1911. The board then elected J. Bertram Lippincott as president, and he served in this capacity until his elevation to chairman of the board in 1926. At that time, Joseph Wharton Lippincott, son of J. Bertram Lippincott, was chosen as the fourth president of the firm. Succeeding generations of the Lippincott family remained involved in the management of the company into the 2000s.

In 1861, the firm acquired a lot at 715 – 717 Market Street, where it proceeded to build an extensive book publishing, importing, retailing, wholesaling, and manufacturing business. The firm moved to this location in March 1863 and by 1871 occupied two large, connected buildings that stretched back to Filbert Street – the retail and wholesaling departments and publishing offices in front, facing Market Street, and the manufacturing establishment in the rear. These buildings were gutted by fire in the early morning hours of 29 November 1899, and all stock on hand was destroyed. Electroplates stored in the vaults were spared, and some records also survived. Temporary operations were set up at the nearby Continental Hotel. By August 1901, the firm had moved to a new building at 227 East Washington Square, where it remained until its removal in 1999 to its current offices in the Penn Mutual Building at 530 Walnut Street.

At the end of the 19th century, the firm began to concentrate on its publishing and manufacturing activities. The retail book department was sold to Strawbridge and Clothier in 1897. Lit Brothers department store purchased the stationery and fancy goods department along with the Market Street storefront in 1898.

The firm first opened a branch office in New York City in 1871 and in 1875 established the London Agency, which was finally closed in 1955. A branch office was established in 1897 in Montreal, where it operated until a 1966 move to Toronto. The company had an office in Chicago by 1912, and in 1918, this branch took over management of the school and college textbook lines under the direction of Clarence W. Taber. In 1936, a trade editorial office was opened in New York City at 250 Park Avenue (later moved to 521 Fifth Avenue), and Lippincott purchased two New York publishing firms: Carrick and Evans, Inc. in 1940 and Frederick A. Stokes Company in 1941. The company went public in 1972 and was acquired in 1978 by Harper and Row, which combined it with Thomas Y. Crowell, another Harper subsidiary; the new firm’s books were published under the imprint of Lippincott and Crowell until 1981. In 1990, the company was acquired by Wolters Kluwer, which merged it with Raven Publishers and then, in 1998, with Williams and Wilkins to form Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, which continues in business today as a publisher of medical texts, reference books, and journals.

Over its long history, the Lippincott firm has published many works of interest, covering a number of subjects and genres. During the nineteenth century, the firm was particularly noted for its reference works, expensive to produce, including the many editions of Lippincott’s Pronouncing Gazetteer (first published 1855), the American editions of Chambers’s Encyclopedia, A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (first published 1861), the Universal Dictionary of Biography and Mythology (1870), and all but the first volume of Samuel Austin Allibone’s A Critical Dictionary of English Literature (1858-1871). It also published many standard, multi-volume sets of the works of important American and British authors, as well as such works as Henry Rowe Schoolcraft’s six-volume History of the Indian Tribes of the United States (1851-1857) and the first 27 volumes of Horace Howard Furness’s edition of A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare (1871-1955). From its early years, medical publications formed an important element of the firm’s list. In 1878, the firm issued A Hand-Book of Nursing, the first commercially published nursing handbook in the United States. While these works came to predominate during the twentieth century, the company remained a major publisher of trade books. Notable trade titles published during the mid-twentieth century include Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston in 1937 and five of her other early works (1934 – 1942). Lippincott also published Mary O’Hara’s My Friend Flicka in 1941, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird in 1960, and Thomas Pynchon’s first two books (1963, 1966).

In 1868 the firm launched Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine, which it continued to publish until 1914. A unique feature of this magazine was that it published the entire text of a novelette in each issue, including notably Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Sign of the Four” (February 1890), Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray” (July 1890), and Rudyard Kipling’s “The Light that Failed” (January 1891). The firm also published a number of other periodicals, chiefly on medical subjects, notably the Annals of Surgery (beginning 1897). Lippincott published the American Journal of Nursing until 1913, when the American Nurses Association transferred the journal to Williams and Wilkins. Other periodicals published by Lippincott included the Motor Register, which it took over in 1907, and Child-Welfare.

The J. B. Lippincott Company records cover many aspects of the firm’s business from 1851 to 1988 (bulk 1880s – 1920s).

Series 1 (1851-1988) documents the activities of the publication department. Records include outgoing correspondence in letterpress volumes, incoming and outgoing correspondence in files, financial records, publication and copyright records, manuscripts, artwork, and proofs. The outgoing correspondence is in several chronologically overlapping runs, none of which are complete. Personal correspondence is not included, although individual letters often contain references to personal matters. Editorial and business content predominate. Of special note are the detailed letters from art director, Edward S. Holloway. (A great number of Holloway’s letters also appear in Series 5 with the manufacturing department correspondence.) Unfortunately, many early volumes have water damage. The five international letterbooks focus on imports, and Horace Ridings’ letters tend to include a modest social element. The correspondence files are chiefly incoming letters from authors with some copies of associated outgoing letters. Publication records include permissions to remainder and trade catalogs. There are a few miscellaneous manuscripts, typescripts, and proofs by authors such as Ouida, Arthur Applin, and Ford Madox Ford. The series concludes with original artwork. There is a large array of intricate anatomical drawings by Hermann Faber and his sons, Ludwig E. Faber and Erwin F. Faber, with a few by Louis P. Schmidt. A small group of trade book illustrations is predominantly by M. L. Kirk.

Series 2 (1869-1918) contains records relating to Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine and consists mostly of letterpress volumes of outgoing correspondence. Early correspondence for the magazine is included in the general correspondence of the publication department. Letters on advertising and subscriptions may be found in the manufacturing department letterbooks. Although the letters in this sequence are essentially business correspondence, managing editor J. M. Stoddart often touched on social matters in his writing, notably in his frequent letters to Julian Hawthorne (1886 – 1894). The editorial letterbook sequence begins in 1899 and ends in 1914, when the magazine was sold to McBride and Nast, and it is missing only one volume. The rest of this series contains an extensive set of manuscript records, including payment receipts and purchase and disposal cards. The manuscript payment records start in 1869, a year after publication began, and run through 1914. Manuscript purchase and disposal records document sales of rights through 1918. A small set of original cartoons concludes the series.

Series 3 (1893-1905) is a small series for Lippincott’s medical periodicals and is almost entirely outgoing advertising correspondence. One volume concerns advertising for International Medical Magazine (1891 – 1893). The remaining volumes are an uninterrupted sequence of six letterbooks from 1903 to 1905. There is one folder of copyrights for Annals of Surgery in 1901.

Series 4 (1875-1936) consists of correspondence to and from Lippincott’s London Agency, which was established in 1875. The outgoing letterbooks are arranged in three distinct runs. The first is general correspondence from 1875 to 1899. The second run is chiefly editorial and production matters and spans from 1899 to 1923. The last outgoing group of letterbooks relates primarily to imports, and these volumes run without interruption from 1894 to 1921. Incoming letters from London were bound into scrapbooks, and with the exception of one 1890 letter, the dates covered range from 1895 to 1936. Due to their condition, these scrapbook volumes have been disbound and placed into archival folder and boxes.

Series 5 (1899-1956) is composed of manufacturing department correspondence and record books almost exclusively from the 20th century. This department encompassed much more than its name suggests. Advertising and periodical subscriptions fell under the manufacturing umbrella and figured heavily in the correspondence. In addition to letters about layouts, printing, and production, subjects occasionally included personnel and labor matters, supply orders, and remittances. Many letters from art manager Edward S. Holloway appear in these books. The series is nearly complete for its date range. The record books are heterogeneous in terms of dates and content and include departmental sales books, stock and supply inventories, book production records, and a printing plate record book.

Series 6 (1882 - circa 1956) is a small series of heterogeneous sales-related records and documents. It contains outgoing correspondence regarding sales to the trade and sales to individuals. Also included are letterbooks of the educational department which concern sales to schools and colleges. A small number of ledgers, sales reports, and commission records make up the rest of the series.

Series 7 (1853-1958) relates to the activities of the business department, which handled the financial matters of the company. The records in this series consist of a few pressed letterbooks and a variety of account books and journals with dates ranging from 1853 to 1958. The early account books include Joshua B. Lippincott’s day book and the partners’ private cash ledger. Most of the volumes in this series date to the first half of the 20th century.

Series 8 (1881-1945) is a set of seven business and accounting record books for the Frederick A. Stokes Company, which was founded in 1881 as White and Stokes. Most records in this small series relate to sales, royalties, and manufacturing and predate the firm’s acquisition by the J. B. Lippincott Company in 1941.

Series 9 (1833-1967) consists primarily of Lippincott publications, including earlier iterations of the company and its predecessors, such as Lippincott, Grambo and Grigg and Elliott. The books are from many genres: fiction, nonfiction, educational, medical, manual, and commemorative. Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine is well represented through 1897.

Series 10 (1878-1988) contains a variety of miscellaneous items including a few photographs; a partial set of electrotype printing plates; some book catalogs, mostly from Lippincott successors (1961-1978); and unidentified letterbook indexes.

Particular strengths of the collection include correspondence to and from the firm’s London Agency, editorial correspondence for Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine, the manufacturing department letterbooks, and the early 20th century author correspondence files. The most frequently cited item is J. M. Stoddart’s international letterbook for Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine (Box 17 folder 15), which has letters to Oscar Wilde, Rudyard Kipling, and Arthur Conan Doyle.

Despite the size of the collection, there are some notable gaps. Aside from the London Agency letters, incoming correspondence is limited to the modest set of author files in Series 1. Internal correspondence only appears occasionally in the pressed letterbooks, often due to travel of the recipient, but the researcher would need to be aware of which correspondents were associated with the company. Sales records are especially under represented. Payroll records from the mid-twentieth century could be of interest to researchers, but the access restrictions on the most recent volume expire in 2033.

1. Publication Department (1851 - 1988)

A. Correspondence

B. Account books and other records

C. Miscellaneous publication records

2. Lippincott's Monthly Magazine (1869 - 1918)

A. Outgoing correspondence

B. Other records

C. Original artwork

3. Lippincott's medical periodicals (1893 - 1905)

A. Correspondence

B. Other records

4. Lippincott's London Agency (1875 - 1936)

A. Outgoing letters to Lippincott's London Agency

B. Incoming letters from Lippincott's London agency

5. Manufacturing Department (1899 - 1956)

A. Outgoing correspondence

B. Account books and other records

6. Sales Department (1882 - circa 1956)

A. Outgoing correspondence

B. Account books and other records

7. Business Department (1853 - 1958)

A. Outgoing correspondence

B. Account books and other records

8. Frederick A. Stokes Company ( 1881 - 1945)

9. Published Materials (1833 - 1967)

10. Miscellaneous (1878 - 1988)

The Author and His Audience, with a Chronology of Major Events in the Publishing History of J. B. Lippincott Company. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1967. Margaret Becket, “J. B. Lippincott Company” in American Literary Publishing Houses, 1638-1899 (Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 49), ed. Peter Dzwonkoski, 261-266. Detroit: Gale, 1986. J. Stuart Freeman, Jr., Toward a Third Century of Excellence: An Informal History of the J. B. Lippincott Company on the Occasion of Its Two-Hundredth Anniversary. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1992. “Sketches of the Publishers. J. B. Lippincott and Co., Philadelphia,” The Round Table 3, no. 27 (March 10, 1866).

Gift of Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2002 (accession number 2002.036). The donation was initiated on 11 August 1999 by an email from Joseph Wharton Lippincott III, president of Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, in light of the firm’s impending move from its offices at 227 Washington Square East to new facilities in the Penn Mutual Building, 530 Walnut Street. That fall 137 boxes of materials were received by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, which completed a “spot” inventory and sent a deed of gift to the donor on 24 January 2001. Discussions concerning an additional 3 boxes of material to be donated took place in March 2001, and the gift was finally accepted on 28 May 2002. On 12 August 2002, the receipt of an additional 4 boxes – “the last of the materials that Lippincott Williams and Wilkins currently had for donation” – was acknowledged. A stray volume labeled “Job Order Book” (volume 529) was added to the collection in August 2007, the gift of Eileen Wolfberg.

Many items in the collection are water damaged and have been cleaned for mold. Researchers with mold sensitivities should exercise caution when working with this collection.

Three volumes of incoming letters from Lippincott's London Agency (29 July 1904 to 17 February 1906, 26 November 1908 to 16 November 1909, and 20 November 1909 to 10 December 1910) are missing from the collection as of January 2020.

The contents of Box 17 folder 3 (correspondence with Ward, Lock and Co. regarding Arthur Applin’s The Woman Who Was Not) are missing as of October 2020.

The letters from Collection 4028 J. B. Lippincott letters have been integrated with the collection

A large portion of the published material, listed below, has been transferred to HSP's library.

Periodicals Note: Published by J. B. Lippincott Company unless otherwise noted.

American Journal of Nursing 6 (5) (February 1906).

American Practitioner 13 (9) (September 1962).

Annals of Surgery 2-7, 9-14, (1885-1991). St. Louis: J. H. Chambers and Company.

Annals of Surgery 15-17, 19-24 (1892-1896). Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Annals of Surgery 26-40, 41-48, 51-55, 59-67, 69-71, 73-75 (1897-1919).

Every Saturday (May-December 1871). Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

International Clinics: A Quarterly of Clinical Lectures… (1891, 1892, 1896, 1904).

Pocket Magazine 2 (4-6), 3 (4-6), 4 (1-6), 5 (1-3), 7 (1-2, 5-6), 8 (1-4), 9 (3-5). New York: F. A. Stokes.

Transactions of the American Surgical Association 2-7, 47 (1885-1890, 1929)

Books

Abbott, Charles C. Recent Rambles or In Touch with Nature. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1892.

Josiah Allen’s Wife [pseud.]. Josiah’s Alarm and Abel Perry’s Funeral. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1895.

Anstey, F. The Pariah. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1889.

Bishop, Richard E. Bishop’s Birds. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1936.

Arthur, T. S. Who are Happiest? And Other Stories. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1860.

Brown, John. Rab and His Friends. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1890.

Bryant, William Cullen. The Complete Works of Shakespeare, V (Tragedies). Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1896.

Burns, Robert. Complete Works of Robert Burns Including His Correspondence, Etc. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1867.

Carey, Rosa Nouchette. Merle’s Crusade. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1893.

Casserly, Patrick S. Complete System of Latin Prosody. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1858.

Choice Gems for the Home Circle. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company.

Clemens, Jeremiah. Mustang Gray: A Romance. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1858.

Comly’s Spelling and Reading Book. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo, and Company, 1853.

Corelli, Marie. The Sorrows of Satan, or the Strange Experience of One Geoffrey Tempest, Millionaire. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1896.

Crooks, G. R. and A. J. Schem. New Latin-English School Lexicon. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1858.

The Dew-Drop: A Tribute of Affection for MDCCCLIII. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo, 1853.

Glynn, Elinor. Man and Maid. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1922.

Goldsmith, Oliver. Vicar of Wakefield. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, n. d.

Goodrich, Frank B. The Court of Napoleon, or Society under the First Empire... 3rd edition. New York: Derby and Jackson, 1863.

Goodrich, S. G. The Story of Alexander Selkirk. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo, 1854.

Grosland, Mrs. Newton. Hubert Freeth’s Prosperity: A Story. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1874.

Guthrie, G. J. Commentaries on the Surgery of the War in Portugal, Spain, France, and the Netherlands. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1862.

Haite, George C. ed. The Traveller. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1888.

Hale, Sara Josepha ed. The Poets’ Offering for 1850. Philadelphia: Grigg and Elliot, 1850.

Hart, John S. ed. The Iris: An Illuminated Souvenir for MDCCCLI. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo, 1851.

Hart, John S. ed. The Iris: An Illuminated Souvenir for MDCCCLIII. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo, 1853.

Hazlitt, William. Lectures on the English Poets. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, n. d.

Hazlitt, William, ed. The Works of Michael D. Montaigne; Comprising His Essays, Letters, and Journey Through Germany and Italy. 6th edition. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1860.

Hemans, Mrs. Felicia. The Poetical Works of Mrs. Felicia Hemans. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo, 1854.

Ingelow, Jean. The Poetical Works of Jean Ingelow, Including the Lady and Other Poems. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1881.

Irving, Washington. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1875.

Kautz, Captain August V. The Company Clerk: Showing How and When to Make All the Returns, Reports, Rolls, and Other Papers… Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1864.

King, Captain Charles. Under Fire. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1895.

Kingston, William H. G. Salt Water; or, the Sea Life and Adventures of Neil D’Arcy, the Midshipman. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1875.

Lee, Harper. After Harper Lee: To Kill a Mockingbird. 1969. Note: In Russian.

Lessons of the Holy Scripture to be Read at Morning and Evening Prayer… Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo, 1850.

Lewis, Elizabeth. The Princess and the Goblin. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1913.

Lippincott’s Popular Spelling Book. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1885.

Long, John Luther. Miss Cherry Blossom of Tokyo. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1895.

Lover, Samuel. The Low-Back’d Car. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1892.

Lynn, Escott. Blair of Balaclava: A Hero of the Light Brigade. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, undated.

Macleod, George H. B. Notes on the Surgery on the War in Crimea, with Remarks on the Treatment of Gunshot Wounds. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1862.

Maxwell, Samuel Steen. Labyrinth and Equilibrium. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1923.

Milman, Helen. The Little Ladies. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1892.

Patrick, J. N. Lessons in Language. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1898.

Pictorial History of the Russian War 1854-56, with Maps, Plans, and Wood Engravings. London: W and R Chambers Limited, 1856.

Power’s Graded Speller, Book 2. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1905.

Randolph, Mrs. Iris. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1882.

Read, Thomas Buchanan. The Closing Scene. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1887.

Reade, Charles. Peg Woffington: A Novel. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1869.

Rich, Louise Dickinson. We Took to the Woods. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1942.

Seu Biblia Hebraica. 2nd edition. J. B. Lippincott Company, 1859.

Shakespeare, William. A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare: Antony and Cleopatra. Edited by H. H. Furness. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1907.

Shakespeare, William. A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare: King Lear. Edited by H. H. Furness. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1908.

Shakespeare, William. A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare: Twelfth Night. Edited by H. H. Furness. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1901.

Shakespeare, William. A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing. 5th edition. Edited by H. H. Furness. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1927.

Shakespeare, William. A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare: The Winter’s Tale. Edited by H. H. Furness. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1926.

Shakespeare, William. A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare: Julius Caesar. Edited by H. H. Furness, Jr. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1913.

Shakespeare, William. A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare: King John. Edited by H. H. Furness Jr. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1919.

A Short Exposition of Dr. Martin Luther’s Small Catechism. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1913.

Spyri, Joanna. Heidi. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1915.

Sterne, Laurence. A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1891.

Swedenborg, Emanuel. Heaven Its Wonders and Hell, From Things Heard and Seen. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1897.

Thomas, Joseph. Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology, Volume 1 “A-Des.” Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1873.

Thomas, Joseph. Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology, Volume 2 “Des-Men.” Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1873.

Thomas, Joseph. Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology, Volume 3 “Men-Zyp.” Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1873.

Thomas, Joseph. Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology. Revised edition. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1890.

Thomas, Joseph. Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology. Revised edition. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1915.

Train, Elizabeth Phipps. The Autobiography of a Professional Beauty. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1895.

Von Tautphoeus, Baroness Jemima. At Odds. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1863.

Von Tautphoeus, Baroness Jemima. The Initials: A Story of Modern Life. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo. 1852.

Von Tautphoeus, Baroness Jemima. Quits; a Novel. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1858.

Walker, John. Elements of Elocution and Oratory. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo and Company, 1852.

Wanostrocht, N. Recueil Choisi de Trait Historiques et de Contes Moraux. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1868.

Webber, C. W. Tales of the Southern Border. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo, 1855.

Weed, Clarence M. Seeing Nature First. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1913.

Wetherell, Elizabeth. Queechy. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1860.

Wetherell, Elizabeth. The Wide, Wide World. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1858.

White, Caroline Earle. A Modern Agrippa. Patience Barker: A Tale of Old Nantucket. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1893.

White, Charles I. The Genius of Christianity; or the Spirit and Beauty of the Christian Religion. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1856.

Willson, Marcious. Lippincott’s Fifth Reader. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1883.

Wister, Mrs. A. L. From Hand to Hand, a Novel, from the German of Golo Raimund. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1882.

Wister, Mrs. A. L. In the Schillingscourt: A Romance, from the German of E. Marlitt. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1880.

Wyatt, Thomas. Gems From the Sacred Mine; or Holy Thoughts Upon Sacred Subjects. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo, and Company, 1851.

Wyss, Johann. The Swiss Family Robinson or Adventures in a Desert Land. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1867.

Publisher
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Michael Winship; revised and expanded by Sara H. Nash.
Finding Aid Date
, 2007, 2021.
Sponsor
Processing and conservation of the J.B. Lippincott Company records was made possible through the generous support of the National Archives’ National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and Wolters Kluwer.
Access Restrictions

Five volumes of payroll records in Series 7b, spanning the years 1943-1958, are closed for 75 years from the date of creation. These include Volumes 599-603. See Series 7B for details.

Collection Inventory

Scope and content note

The publication department formed the foundation of the company and accounts for the largest portion of the collection and its earliest correspondence. Over time, records for other departments began to be kept separately from the publication department. Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine started a dedicated set of letterbooks in 1886. Sales department correspondence dates to 1884. Extant records for the manufacturing department and business department date to 1899, possibly a result of the November 1899 fire.

Scope and content note

The outgoing correspondence of the publication department is comprised of several groups of letterpress volumes and spans the 1860s to the 1930s, bulk 1870s to 1920s. Some volumes lack indexes. Several unidentified indexes are included in Series 10.

The first group, Volumes 1 – 104, is comprised of general outgoing letters (1870 – 1915), (but see Volume 15 for a few letters from the 1860s). During the 1870s and 1880s, the letters addressed many aspects of the Lippincott firm’s business, but mainly focused on editorial matters relating to its book and periodical publications. These letters are signed or initialed by many people, including Albert Coleman, J. Berg Esenwein, John S. Hewitt, Edward S. Holloway, Henry H. Kimball, Joshua B. Lippincott, J. Bertram Lippincott, Walter Lippincott, John N. Rawlings, William S. Walsh, and Churchill Williams. Several volumes are labeled as “Mr. Williams’ and Mr. Rawlings’ Letterbook.”

The second series, Volumes 105 – 218, is comprised of general outgoing letters (1899 – 1923). Ellis W. Bacon is a primary correspondent, and several volumes are labeled “Mr. E. W. Bacon.” Others letter writers include A. Adams, Thomas P. Bacon, Alfred C. Balch, Ralph Bicknell, M. Blair, Louise R. Bull, J. Berg Esenwein, Rupert S. Holland, Edward S. Holloway, Robert S. Ingersoll, W. M. Lednum, Craige Lippincott, Joseph Wharton Lippincott, Joshua Bertram Lippincott, John N. Rawlings, Horace S. Ridings, Walter S. Slack, and Olive M. Sudders.

Rounding out the publication department’s domestic letterbooks are two volumes from Ralph Bicknell (Volumes 219 - 220), spanning 1909 to 1915, and one volume (221) from the Dictionary Department (1905 – 1906), signed by H. G. Emery.

There is comparatively little incoming correspondence. A small number of letters from the second half of the 19th century was collected by Horace S. Ridings. Loose incoming and outgoing author 20th century correspondence is split into two groups. The first group was originally labeled “Permanent Records,” and these files are arranged chronologically by year (1903 – 1917). A few business correspondents are included. The second group of letters (1922 – 1936) is arranged alphabetically by author and chronologically by year. Retail sales reports which were included with these files have been grouped with similar records in Series 6b.

Five volumes of international correspondence (1877 – 1921) relate chiefly to imports. A few letters to domestic correspondents are included. Many letters in Volume 222 are written by Henry H. Kimball, who upon his death in 1894 was succeeded by Horace S. Ridings. The remaining volumes contain letters by Horace S. Ridings and Thomas H. Clagett.

Publication department letterbook, (10 May 1870 to 22 November 1870).
Volume 1
Material separated from Volume 1, (1870).
Box 1 Folder 1
Publication department letterbook, (23 November 1870 to 27 February 1871).
Volume 2
Publication department letterbook, (28 April 1871 to 30 August 1871).
Volume 3
Material removed from Volume 3, (1871).
Box 1 Folder 3
Publication department letterbook, (November 1871 to February 1872).
Volume 4
Material separated from Volume 4, (1871 - 1872).
Box 1 Folder 4
Publication department letterbook, (February 1872 to June 1872).
Volume 5
Publication department letterbook, (June 1872 to August 1872).
Volume 6
Material removed from Volume 6, (1872).
Box 1 Folder 5
Publication department letterbook, (23 November 1872 to 27 March 1873).
Volume 7
Publication department letterbook, (26 March 1873 to 30 May 1873).
Volume 8
Publication department letterbook, (30 May 1873 to 30 September 1873).
Volume 9
Publication department letterbook, (30 September 1873 to 18 December 1873).
Volume 10
Material removed from Volume 10, (1873).
Box 1 Folder 6
Publication department letterbook, (19 December 1873 to 21 April 1874).
Volume 11
Publication department letterbook, (22 April 1874 to 18 July 1874).
Volume 12
Publication department letterbook, (18 July 1874 to 24 November 1874).
Volume 13
Material removed from Volume 13, (1874).
Box 1 Folder 7
Publication department letterbook, (25 November 1874 to 13 April 1875).
Volume 14
Publication department letterbook, (14 April 1875 to 14 October 1875).
Volume 15
Publication department letterbook, (14 October 1875 to 20 January 1876).
Volume 16
Material removed from Volume 16, (1875 - 1876).
Box 1 Folder 8
Publication department letterbook, (24 January 1876 to 27 April 1876).
Volume 17
Material removed from Volume 17, (1876).
Box 1 Folder 9
Publication department letterbook, (28 April 1876 to 18 October 1876).
Volume 18
Publication department letterbook, (8 February 1877 to 21 July 1877).
Volume 19
Material removed from Volume 19, (1877).
Box 1 Folder 10A
Publication department letterbook, (20 July 1877 to 5 September 1877).
Volume 20
Publication department letterbook, (11 October 1877 to 18 February 1878).
Volume 21
Publication department letterbook, (19 February 1878 to 3 May 1878).
Volume 22
Publication department letterbook, (4 May 1878 to 9 October 1878).
Volume 23
Publication department letterbook, (27 January 1879 to 24 June 1879).
Volume 24
Material removed from Volume 24 (page fragments), (1879).
Box 1 Folder 10B
Publication department letterbook, (24 June 1879 to 25 September 1879).
Volume 25
Publication department letterbook, (26 September 1879 to 25 February 1880).
Volume 26
Publication department letterbook, (25 February 1880 to 27 May 1880).
Volume 27
Publication department letterbook, (26 May 1880 to 17 January 1881).
Volume 28
Index page A separated from Volume 28, (1880 - 1881).
Box 1 Folder 11
Publication department letterbook, (18 January 1881 to 14 June 1881).
Volume 29
Publication department letterbook, (18 June 1881 to 7 October 1882).
Volume 30
Page 1 separated from Volume 30, (1881 - 1882).
Box 1 Folder 12
Publication department letterbook, (7 October 1882 to 18 December 1883).
Volume 31
Publication department letterbook, (19 December 1883 to 9 September 1884).
Volume 32
Publication department letterbook, (10 September 1884 to 29 January 1886).
Volume 33
Material removed from Volume 33, (1884 - 1886).
Box 1 Folder 13
Publication department letterbook, (29 January 1886 to 26 August 1886).
Volume 34
Publication department letterbook, (23 August 1886 to 17 February 1887).
Volume 35
Publication department letterbook, (18 February 1887 to 10 October 1887).
Volume 36
Publication department letterbook, (10 October 1887 to 9 March 1888).
Volume 37
Material removed from Volume 37, (1870 - 1913).
Box 1 Folder 14
Publication department letterbook, (10 March 1888 to 27 November 1888).
Volume 38
Material removed from Volume 38, (1888).
Box 1 Folder 15
Publication department letterbook, (30 November 1888 to 2 July 1889).
Volume 39
Publication department letterbook, (3 July 1889 to 23 January 1890).
Volume 40
Publication department letterbook, (23 January 1890 to 21 August 1890).
Volume 41
Publication department letterbook, (22 August 1890 to 16 March 1891).
Volume 42
Publication department letterbook, (17 March 1891 to 6 October 1891).
Volume 43
Publication department letterbook, (7 October 1891 to 5 April 1892).
Volume 44
Page 500 and material separated from Volume 44, (1891 - 1892).
Box 1 Folder 16
Publication department letterbook, (6 April 1892 to 13 September 1892).
Volume 45
Publication department letterbook, (13 September 1892 to 28 April 1893).
Volume 46
Publication department letterbook, (29 April 1893 to 12 December 1893).
Volume 47
Material removed from Volume 47, (1893).
Box 1 Folder 17
Publication department letterbook, (4 January 1894 to 17 August 1894).
Volume 48
Publication department letterbook, (21 August 1894 to 31 May 1895).
Volume 49
Material removed from Volume 49, (1894 - 1895).
Box 1 Folder 18
Publication department letterbook, (31 May 1895 to 14 March 1896).
Volume 50
Publication department letterbook, (14 March 1896 to 8 December 1896).
Volume 51
Publication department letterbook, (9 December 1896 to 9 July 1897).
Volume 52
Publication department letterbook, (10 July 1897 to 10 March 1898).
Volume 53
Publication department letterbook number 62, (1 December 1899 to 17 February 1900).
Volume 54
Publication department letterbook, (17 February 1900 to 6 June 1900).
Volume 55
Publication department letterbook, (7 June 1900 to 15 December 1900).
Volume 56
Publication department letterbook, (14 December 1900 to [?] October 1901).
Volume 57
Publication department letterbook, (30 October 1901 to 23 June 1902).
Volume 58
Publication department letterbook, (25 June 1902 to 4 March 1903).
Volume 59
Publication department letterbook, (4 March 1903 to 24 August 1903).
Volume 60
Material removed from Volume 60, (1903).
Box 1 Folder 19
Publication department letterbook, (25 August 1903 to 19 October 1903).
Volume 61
Publication department letterbook, (20 October 1903 to 19 December 1903).
Volume 62
Publication department letterbook, (19 December 1903 to 8 February 1904).
Volume 63
Publication department letterbook, (9 February 1904 to 21 March 1904).
Volume 64
Publication department letterbook, (21 March 1904 to 28 April 1904).
Volume 65
Publication department letterbook, (28 April 1904 to 11 June 1904).
Volume 66
Material removed from Volume 66, (1904).
Box 1 Folder 20
Publication department letterbook, (11 June 1904 to 29 July 1904).
Volume 67
Material removed from Volume 67, (1904).
Box 2 Folder 1
Publication department letterbook, (30 July 1904 to 29 September 1904).
Volume 68
Material removed from Volume 68, (1904).
Box 1 Folder 21
Publication department letterbook, (30 September 1904 to 29 November 1904).
Volume 69
Publication department letterbook, (29 November 1904 to 17 January 1905).
Volume 70
Material removed from Volume 70, (1904 - 1905).
Box 1 Folder 22
Publication department letterbook, (18 January 1905 to 2 March 1905).
Volume 71
Publication department letterbook, (2 March 1905 to 14 April 1905).
Volume 72
Publication department letterbook, (14 April 1905 to 5 June 1905).
Volume 73
Publication department letterbook, (5 June 1905 to 24 July 1905).
Volume 74
Publication department letterbook, (24 July 1905 to 9 September 1905).
Volume 75
Material removed from Volume 75, (1905).
Box 1 Folder 23
Publication department letterbook, (9 September 1905 to 11 November 1905).
Volume 76
Publication department letterbook, (30 October 1905 to 18 January 1906).
Volume 77
Publication department letterbook, (18 January 1906 to 8 March 1906).
Volume 78
Publication department letterbook, (8 March 1906 to 16 May 1906).
Volume 79
Publication department letterbook, (16 May 1906 to 14 July 1906).
Volume 80
Publication department letterbook, (14 July 1906 to 8 September 1906).
Volume 81
Publication department letterbook, (8 September 1906 to 1 November 1906).
Volume 82
Publication department letterbook, (1 November 1906 to 27 December 1906).
Volume 83
Publication department letterbook, (27 December 1906 to 9 February 1907).
Volume 84
Publication department letterbook, (9 February 1907 to 25 March 1907).
Volume 85
Publication department letterbook, (25 March 1907 to 15 May 1907).
Volume 86
Publication department letterbook, (15 May 1907 to 16 July 1907).
Volume 87
Publication department letterbook, (15 July 1907 to 18 September 1907).
Volume 88
Publication department letterbook, (19 September 1907 to 20 November 1907).
Volume 89
Publication department letterbook, (21 November 1907 to 15 January 1908).
Volume 90
Publication department letterbook, (16 January 1908 to 6 March 1908).
Volume 91
Publication department letterbook, (6 March 1908 to 2 May 1908).
Volume 92
Publication department letterbook, (2 May 1908 to 3 July 1908).
Volume 93
Material removed from Volume 93, (1908).
Box 1 Folder 24
Publication department letterbook, (3 July 1908 to 18 September 1908).
Volume 94
Publication department letterbook, (18 September 1908 to 7 December 1908).
Volume 95
Publication department letterbook, (8 December 1908 to 23 February 1909).
Volume 96
Publication department letterbook, (23 February 1909 to 27 April 1909).
Volume 97
Publication department letterbook, (27 April 1909 to 3 July 1909).
Volume 98
Publication department letterbook, (3 July 1909 to 29 September 1909).
Volume 99
Publication department letterbook, (29 September 1909 to 15 December 1909).
Volume 100
Publication department letterbook, (15 December 1909 to 16 February 1910).
Volume 101
Publication department letterbook, (17 February 1910 to 9 May 1910).
Volume 102
Publication department letterbook, (9 May 1910 to 29 July 1910).
Volume 103
Publication department letterbook, (9 June 1914 to 20 August 1915).
Volume 104
Publication department letterbook, (5 December 1899 to 19 June 1901).
Volume 105
Publication department letterbook, (20 June 1901 to 9 May 1903).
Volume 106
Publication department letterbook, (12 May 1903 to 19 December 1903).
Volume 107
Publication department letterbook, (21 December 1903 to 25 April 1904).
Volume 108
Publication department letterbook, (27 April 1904 to 9 November 1904).
Volume 109
Publication department letterbook, (17 November 1904 to 14 June 1905).
Volume 110
Publication department letterbook, (14 June 1905 to 29 December 1905).
Volume 111
Material removed from Volume 111, (1905).
Box 1 Folder 25
Publication department letterbook, (30 December 1906 to 17 January 1907).
Volume 112
Publication department letterbook, (17 January 1907 to 13 December 1907).
Volume 113
Publication department letterbook, (13 December 1907 to 26 June 1908).
Volume 114
Publication department letterbook, (27 June 1908 to 30 November 1908).
Volume 115
Publication department letterbook, (30 November 1908 to 21 June 1909).
Volume 116
Publication department letterbook, (30 July 1910 to 8 October 1910).
Volume 117
Publication department letterbook, (8 October 1910 to 9 December 1910).
Volume 118
Material removed from Volume 118, (1910).
Box 1 Folder 26
Publication department letterbook number 52, (9 December 1910 to 14 February 1911).
Volume 119
Publication department letterbook, (14 February 1911 to 6 April 1911).
Volume 120
Publication department letterbook, (6 April 1911 to 25 May 1911).
Volume 121
Publication department letterbook, (25 May 1911 to 21 July 1911).
Volume 122
Material removed from Volume 122, (1911).
Box 1 Folder 27
Publication department letterbook, (22 July 1911 to 19 September 1911).
Volume 123
Publication department letterbook, (19 September 1911 to 14 November 1911).
Volume 124
Publication department letterbook, (14 November 1911 to 10 January 1912).
Volume 125
Material removed from Volume 125, (1911 - 1912).
Box 1 Folder 28
Publication department letterbook, (10 January 1912 to 24 February 1912).
Volume 126
Publication department letterbook, (26 February 1912 to 5 April 1912).
Volume 127
Publication department letterbook, (6 April 1912 to 13 May 1912).
Volume 128
Publication department letterbook, (13 May 1912 to 24 June 1912).
Volume 129
Publication department letterbook, (24 June 1912 to 13 August 1912).
Volume 130
Publication department letterbook, (13 August 1912 to 1 October 1912).
Volume 131
Publication department letterbook, (1 October 1912 to 5 November 1912).
Volume 132
Publication department letterbook, (5 November 1912 to 18 December 1912).
Volume 133
Publication department letterbook, (18 December 1912 to 10 February 1913).
Volume 134
Publication department letterbook, (10 February 1913 to 19 March 1913).
Volume 135
Publication department letterbook, (19 March 1913 to 24 April 1913).
Volume 136
Publication department letterbook (editorial department), (25 April 1913 to 5 June 1913).
Volume 137
Publication department letterbook number 71, (5 June 1913 to 4 August 1913).
Volume 138
Publication department letterbook, (4 August 1913 to 24 September 1913).
Volume 139
Publication department letterbook, (24 September 1913 to 13 November 1913).
Volume 140
Publication department letterbook number 74, (13 November 1913 to 31 December 1913).
Volume 141
Material removed from Volume 141, (1913).
Box 1 Folder 29
Publication department letterbook, (31 December 1913 to 13 February 1914).
Volume 142
Material removed from Volume 142, (1913 - 1914).
Box 1 Folder 30
Publication department letterbook, (14 February 1914 to 20 March 1914).
Volume 143
Material removed from Volume 143, (1914).
Box 1 Folder 31
Publication department letterbook, (20 March 1914 to 1 May 1914).
Volume 144
Publication department letterbook, (2 May 1914 to 22 June 1914).
Volume 145
Material removed from Volume 145, (1914).
Box 1 Folder 32
Publication department letterbook, (23 June 1914 to 12 October 1914).
Volume 146
Material removed from Volume 146, (1914).
Box 1 Folder 33
Publication department letterbook, (12 October 1914 to 28 December 1914).
Volume 147
Publication department letterbook, (29 December 1914 to 8 February 1915).
Volume 148
Material removed from Volume 148, (1914 - 1915).
Box 1 Folder 34
Publication department letterbook, (8 February 1915 to 16 March 1915).
Volume 149
Publication department letterbook, (16 March 1915 to 27 April 1915).
Volume 150
Material removed from Volume 150, (1915).
Box 1 Folder 35
Publication department letterbook number 84, (27 April 1915 to 11 June 1915).
Volume 151
Publication department letterbook, (10 August 1915 to 5 October 1915).
Volume 152
Publication department letterbook, (5 October 1915 to 23 November 1915).
Volume 153
Material removed from Volume 153, (1915).
Box 1 Folder 36
Publication department letterbook, (23 November 1915 to 6 January 1916).
Volume 154
Publication department letterbook, (6 January 1916 to 18 February 1916).
Volume 155
Publication department letterbook, (18 February 1916 to 28 March 1916).
Volume 156
Publication department letterbook, (28 March 1916 to 24 April 1916).
Volume 157
Publication department letterbook, (24 April 1916 to 31 May 1916).
Volume 158
Publication department letterbook, (31 May 1916 to 24 July 1916).
Volume 159
Publication department letterbook number 94, (24 July 1916 to 5 September 1916).
Volume 160
Publication department letterbook number 95, (5 September 1916 to 17 October 1916).
Volume 161
Publication department letterbook number 96, (18 October 1916 to 29 November 1916).
Volume 162
Publication department letterbook number 97, (29 November 1916 to 13 January 1917).
Volume 163
Material removed from Volume 163, (1916 - 1917).
Box 1 Folder 37
Publication department letterbook number 98, (13 January 1917 to 19 February 1917).
Volume 164
Material removed from Volume 164, (1917).
Box 1 Folder 38
Publication department letterbook number 99, (19 February 1917 to 19 March 1917).
Volume 165
Material removed from Volume 165, (1917).
Box 1 Folder 39
Publication department letterbook number 100, (19 March 1917 to 19 April 1917).
Volume 166
Material removed from Volume 166, (1917).
Box 1 Folder 40
Publication department letterbook number 101, (12 April 1917 to 24 May 1917).
Volume 167
Material removed from Volume 167, (1917).
Box 1 Folder 41
Publication department letterbook number 102, (25 May 1917 to 9 July 1917).
Volume 168
Material removed from Volume 168, (1917).
Box 1 Folder 42
Publication department letterbook number 103, (9 July 1917 to 31 August 1917).
Volume 169
Material removed from Volume 169, (1917).
Box 1 Folder 43
Publication department letterbook number 104, (31 August 1917 to 29 October 1917).
Volume 170
Material removed from Volume 170, (1917).
Box 1 Folder 44
Publication department letterbook number 105, (29 October 1917 to 19 December 1917).
Volume 171
Material removed from Volume 171, (1917).
Box 1 Folder 45
Publication department letterbook number 106, (19 December 1917 to 8 February 1918).
Volume 172
Material removed from Volume 172, (1917 - 1918).
Box 1 Folder 46
Publication department letterbook number 107, (8 February 1918 to 30 March 1918).
Volume 173
Material removed from Volume 173, (1918).
Box 1 Folder 47
Publication department letterbook number 108, (30 March 1918 to 11 May 1918).
Volume 174
Material removed from Volume 174, (1918).
Box 1 Folder 48
Publication department letterbook number 109, (11 May 1918 to 28 June 1918).
Volume 175
Material removed from Volume 175, (1918).
Box 1 Folder 49
Publication department letterbook number 110, (28 June 1918 to 28 August 1918).
Volume 176
Material removed from Volume 176, (1918).
Box 1 Folder 50
Publication department letterbook number 111, (28 August 1918 to 17 October 1918).
Volume 177
Publication department letterbook number 112, (17 October 1918 to 12 December 1918).
Volume 178
Publication department letterbook number 113, (12 December 1918 to 28 January 1919).
Volume 179
Publication department letterbook number 114, (28 January 1919 to 6 March 1919).
Volume 180
Material removed from Volume 180, (1919).
Box 1 Folder 51
Publication department letterbook number 115, (17 March 1919 to 23 April 1919).
Volume 181
Publication department letterbook number 116, (23 April 1919 to 5 June 1919).
Volume 182
Publication department letterbook number 117, (5 June 1919 to 15 July 1919).
Volume 183
Material removed from Volume 183, (1919).
Box 1 Folder 52
Publication department letterbook number 118, (15 July 1919 to 4 September 1919).
Volume 184
Publication department letterbook number 119, (4 September 1919 to 22 October 1919).
Volume 185
Publication department letterbook number 120, (22 October 1919 to 11 December 1919).
Volume 186
Publication department letterbook number 121, (11 December 1919 to 22 January 1920).
Volume 187
Publication department letterbook number 122, (22 January 1920 to 3 March 1920).
Volume 188
Material removed from Volume 188, (1920).
Box 1 Folder 53
Publication department letterbook number 123, (3 March 1920 to 7 April 1920).
Volume 189
Material removed from Volume 189, (1920).
Box 1 Folder 54
Publication department letterbook number 124, (7 April 1920 to 19 May 1920).
Volume 190
Material removed from Volume 190, (1920).
Box 1 Folder 55
Publication department letterbook number 125, (20 May 1920 to 25 June 1920).
Volume 191
Publication department letterbook number 126, (25 June 1920 to 5 August 1920).
Volume 192
Material removed from Volume 192, (1920).
Box 1 Folder 56
Publication department letterbook number 127, (5 August 1920 to 1 October 1920).
Volume 193
Material removed from Volume 193, (1920).
Box 1 Folder 57
Publication department letterbook number 128, (1 October 1920 to 16 November 1920).
Volume 194
Publication department letterbook number 129, (16 November 1920 to 31 December 1920).
Volume 195
Publication department letterbook number 130, (31 December 1920 to 16 February 1921).
Volume 196
Publication department letterbook number 131, (15 February 1921 to 2 April 1921).
Volume 197
Publication department letterbook number 132, (2 April 1921 to 13 May 1921).
Volume 198
Publication department letterbook number 133, (13 May 1921 to 23 June 1921).
Volume 199
Publication department letterbook number 134, (23 June 1921 to 29 July 1921).
Volume 200
Material removed from Volume 200, (1921).
Box 1 Folder 58
Publication department letterbook number 135, (30 July 1921 to 14 September 1921).
Volume 201
Material removed from Volume 201, (1921).
Box 1 Folder 59
Publication department letterbook number 136, (14 September 1921 to 27 October 1921).
Volume 202
Material removed from Volume 202, (1921).
Box 1 Folder 60
Publication department letterbook number 137, (27 October 1921 to 10 December 1921).
Volume 203
Publication department letterbook number 138, (12 December 1921 to 30 January 1922).
Volume 204
Publication department letterbook number 139, (21 January 1922 to 20 March 1922).
Volume 205
Publication department letterbook number 140, (21 March 1922 to 28 April 1922).
Volume 206
Material removed from Volume 206, (1922).
Box 1 Folder 61
Publication department letterbook number 141, (28 April 1922 to 18 June 1922).
Volume 207
Material removed from Volume 207, (1922).
Box 1 Folder 62
Publication department letterbook number 142, (19 June 1922 to 3 August 1922).
Volume 208
Material removed from Volume 208, (1922).
Box 1 Folder 63
Publication department letterbook number 143, (3 August 1922 to 28 September 1922).
Volume 209
Publication department letterbook number 144, (28 September 1922 to 18 November 1922).
Volume 210
Material removed from Volume 210, (1922).
Box 1 Folder 64
Publication department letterbook number 145, (20 November 1922 to 12 January 1923).
Volume 211
Publication department letterbook number 146, (12 January 1923 to 23 February 1923).
Volume 212
Publication department letterbook number 147, (23 February 1923 to 16 April 1923).
Volume 213
Publication department letterbook number 148, (16 April 1923 to 22 May 1923).
Volume 214
Publication department letterbook number 149, (22 May 1923 to 5 July 1923).
Volume 215
Material removed from Volume 215, (1923).
Box 1 Folder 65
Publication department letterbook number 150, (5 July 1923 to 5 September 1923).
Volume 216
Material removed from Publication department letterbook numberolume 216, (1923).
Box 1 Folder 66
Publication department letterbook number 151, (6 September 1923 to 23 October 1923).
Volume 217
Material removed from Volume 217, (1923).
Box 1 Folder 67
Publication department letterbook number 152, (23 October 1923 to 30 November 1923).
Volume 218
Material removed from Volume 218, (1923).
Box 1 Folder 68
Ralph Bicknell’s letterbook, (21 June 1909 to 30 December 1911).
Volume 219
Ralph Bicknell’s letterbook, (19 January 1912 to 15 October 1915).
Volume 220
31 July 1905 to 4 April 1906.
Volume 221
Letters collected by Horace S. Ridings, (1855 - 1900).
Box 3 Folder 1A
Correspondence: Permanent records, (1903 - 1915).
Box 3 Folder 1B-18
Correspondence: Permanent records, (1915 - 1917).
Box 4 Folder 1-10
Correspondence: Abbot, Mrs. Jane, (1925 - 1930).
Box 5 Folder 1-5
Correspondence: Babcock, Mrs. Bernie, (1922 - 1930).
Box 5 Folder 6-7
Correspondence: Beard, Daniel C., (1925 - 1930).
Box 5 Folder 8-12
Correspondence: Cattell, Dr. Henry, (1925).
Box 5 Folder 13-14
Correspondence: Cattell, Dr. Henry, (1925 - 1929).
Box 6 Folder 1-9
Correspondence: Cattell, Dr. Henry, (1930).
Box 7 Folder 1-3
Correspondence: Hill, Grace Livingston, (1925 - 1931).
Box 7 Folder 4-9
Correspondence: Hopkins, Nevil Monroe, (1896 - 1918).
Box 7 Folder 10-11
Correspondence: Houghton, Carolyn Wells, (1922 - 1926).
Box 7 Folder 12-14
Correspondence: Houghton, Carolyn Wells, (1927 - 1930).
Box 8 Folder 1-4
Correspondence: La Wall, Dr. Charles H., (1927 - 1930).
Box 8 Folder 5-7
Correspondence: Huey Long Contest, (1935 - 1936).
Box 8 Folder 8-9
Correspondence: Olmsted, Eloise, (1924).
Box 8 Folder 10
Correspondence: Pennell, Mrs. Joseph, (1927 - 1930).
Box 8 Folder 11 - 14
Correspondence: Rehberger, Dr. George E., (1926 - 1927).
Box 9 Folder 1-2
Correspondence: Wood, Dr. H. C., Jr., (1925 - 1926).
Box 9 Folder 3 - 4
Correspondence: Evans, Bayard, and Frick, (1925-1929.
Box 9 Folder 5-9
Correspondence: W. C. Heaton and Company, (1927 - 1928).
Box 9 Folder 10-13
Correspondence: W. C. Heaton and Company, (1928 - 1929).
Box 10A Folder 1-2
Correspondence: Olmstead, Snyder, and Miller, (1924).
Box 10A Folder 3
30 August 1877 to 22 May 1893.
Volume 222
9 January 1905 to 9 January 1911.
Volume 223
Horace Ridings’ letterbook, (10 January 1911 to 28 December 1914).
Volume 224
Horace Ridings’ letterbook, (28 December 1914 to 19 February 1919).
Volume 225
Horace Ridings’ letterbook, (12 March 1919 to 18 August 1921).
Volume 226
Scope and content note

This subseries contains a wide variety of publication-related accounting records which span almost 100 years. Two copyright ledgers and eight general and publication ledgers range from 1851 to 1944 (incomplete). There is one volume of foreign invoices for 1895 to 1899. Two authors’ manuscript books cover the periods of 1882 to 1886 and 1917 to 1925. Also present are copyright records (1900 – 1917 and 1924 – 1930), one volume of new publications records (1889 – 1893), and publication orders placed by Horace S. Ridings, Ellis W. Bacon, John N. Rawlings, and others (1900 – 1949). The subseries also includes one volume of royalty account records (1946 – 1947) and one file of internal permissions to remainder (1922 – 1930).

Copyright ledger, (beginning 1850).
Volume 227
Material removed from Volume 227, (1864).
Box 10A Folder 4A
Copyright ledger, (beginning 1864).
Volume 228
Material removed from Volume 228, (1864 - 1906, undated).
Box 10A Folder 4B
General and publication ledger number 3, (January 1861 to January 1864).
Volume 229
Material removed from Volume 229, (1874, undated).
Box 10A Folder 5
General and publication ledger Number 5, special number 1, (beginning January 1868).
Volume 230
Material removed from Volume 230, (1868).
Box 10A Folder 6
Publication department general and special ledger number 2, (beginning January 1873).
Volume 231
Publication department general and special ledger, (beginning January 1883).
Volume 232
Publication department special ledger number 3, (beginning 1892).
Volume 233
Material removed from Volume 233, (1892 - circa 1915).
Box 10A Folder 7
Material removed from Volume 233, (1892 - 1899).
Box 11 Folder 1
Publication department special ledger number 4, (beginning 1908).
Volume 234
Material removed from Volume 234, (1908 - 1946, undated).
Box 11 Folder 2
Publication department special ledger number 5, (beginning 1920).
Volume 235
Material removed from Volume 235, (undated).
Box 10A Folder 8
Publication department ledger, (beginning 1900 and 1930 to 1944).
Volume 236
Material removed from Volume 236, (1900 - 1945).
Box 10A Folder 9
Foreign invoices book, (February 1895 to November 1899).
Volume 237
Material removed from Volume 237, (1895 - 1899).
Box 10A Folder 10
Authors’ manuscript book, (1882 - 1886).
Volume 238
Authors’ manuscript book, (1917 - 1925).
Volume 239
Material removed from Volume 239, (1917 - 1925).
Box 10A Folder 11
24 January 1900 to 1 March 1904.
Volume 240
2 March 1904 to 10 September 1910.
Volume 241
Material removed from Volume 241, (1907 - 1908).
Box 2 Folder 2
14 September 1910 to 28 April 1917.
Volume 242
Correspondence: Register of copyrights, (1924 - 1930).
Box 10A Folder 12-16
New publications book, (1 November 1889 to 2 March 1893).
Volume 243
Material removed from Volume 243, (1889 - 1893).
Box 10A Folder 17
Publication orders by Horace S. Ridings, (19 January 1900 to 11 October 1906).
Box 10B Volume 244
Publication orders by Ellis W. Bacon, (19 January 1900 to 10 October 1907).
Box 10C Volume 245
Publication orders by John N. Rawlings, (10 October 1905 to 15 December 1911).
Box 10D Volume 246
Publication orders by Ellis W. Bacon, (22 January 1912 to 28 March 1917).
Box 10E Volume 247
Publication orders by Ellis W. Bacon, (30 April 1917 to 7 December 1926).
Box 10F Volume 248
Publication order book, (September 1942 to 26 June 1946).
Box 10G Volume 249
Publication order book, (2 July 1946 to 19 December 1949).
Box 10H Volume 250
30 June 1946 to 31 December 1947.
Volume 251
Internal correspondence: permissions to remainder, (1922 - 1930).
Box 10A Folder 18
Scope and content note

Other records of the publication department include many trade catalogs (general and medical) and a few original manuscripts, typescripts, and artwork. Many of the children’s book catalogs contain artwork reproduced from the publications. Also in this subseries is a partial set of proofs for a comprehensive English dictionary, which was the pet project of J. Bertram Lippincott. In 1906, after the investment of 14 years and $400,000, J. Bertram Lippincott opted to shelve the project, citing the effects on his health and the projected cost of completion. Copy had been prepared through “G” and proofs printed through “esteem.”

Complete Catalogue of J. B. Lippincott Company's Publications, (1947 - 1950).
Box 12 Folder 1-3
Lippincott Books for Young People, (1950).
Box 12 Folder 4-5
Lippincott Publications, (1950 - 1951).
Box 12 Folder 6
Complete Catalogue of J. B. Lippincott Company's Publications, (1950 - 1951).
Box 12 Folder 7
Lippincott Books for Young People, (1951).
Box 12 Folder 8-9
Lippincott Spring Publications, (spring 1951).
Box 12 Folder 10
Lippincott catalogue, (fall 1951).
Box 12 Folder 11
Lippincott Publications, (1951 – 1952).
Box 12 Folder 12
Complete Catalogue of J. B. Lippincott Company's Publications, (1951 – 1952).
Box 12 Folder 13
Lippincott Books for Young People, (1952).
Box 12 Folder 14-15
Lippincott catalogue, (spring 1952).
Box 12 Folder 16
Lippincott Fall Publications, (fall 1952).
Box 12 Folder 17
Complete Catalogue of J. B. Lippincott Company's Publications, (1952 - 1953).
Box 12 Folder 18
Lippincott Books for Young People, (1953).
Box 12 Folder 19-20
Lippincott Spring Publications, (spring 1953).
Box 12 Folder 21
Lippincott Fall Publications, (fall 1953).
Box 12 Folder 22
Complete Catalogue of J. B. Lippincott Company's Publications, (1953 - 1954).
Box 12 Folder 23
Lippincott Books for Young People, (spring 1954).
Box 12 Folder 24
Lippincott Books for Young People, (fall 1954).
Box 13 Folder 1
Lippincott Spring Publications, (spring 1954).
Box 13 Folder 2
Lippincott Fall Publications, (fall 1954).
Box 13 Folder 3
Complete Catalogue of J. B. Lippincott Company's Publications, (1955 - 1956).
Box 13 Folder 4
Lippincott Books for Young People, (spring 1956).
Box 13 Folder 5
Lippincott Adult Publications, (fall 1956).
Box 13 Folder 6
Lippincott Books for Young People, (fall 1956).
Box 13 Folder 7
Complete Catalogue of J. B. Lippincott Company's Publications, (1956 - 1957).
Box 13 Folder 8
Lippincott Books for Junior and Senior High School Libraries, (1956 - 1957).
Box 13 Folder 9
Lippincott Books for Young Readers, (spring 1957).
Box 13 Folder 10
Lippincott Adult List, (1957).
Box 13 Folder 11-12
Lippincott Books for Young People, (fall 1957).
Box 13 Folder 13
Complete Catalogue of J. B. Lippincott Company's Publications, (1957 - 1958).
Box 13 Folder 14
Lippincott Books for Young Readers, (spring 1958).
Box 13 Folder 15
Lippincott Adult Publications, (1958).
Box 13 Folder 16-17
Books for Young Readers, (fall 1958).
Box 13 Folder 18
Complete Catalogue of J. B. Lippincott Company's Publications, (1958 - 1959).
Box 13 Folder 19
Lippincott Books for Young People, (spring 1959).
Box 13 Folder 20
Lippincott Adult Publications, (1959).
Box 13 Folder 21-22
Lippincott Books for Young People, (spring 1959).
Box 13 Folder 23
Lippincott Books for Young Readers, (fall 1959).
Box 13 Folder 24
Lippincott Adult Publications, (spring 1959).
Box 13 Folder 25
A Complete List of the Publications of J. B. Lippincott Company, (1960 - 1961).
Volume 252
Lippincott Adult Publications, (spring 1960).
Box 13 Folder 26
Complete Catalogue of J. B. Lippincott Company's Publications, (1960 - 1961).
Box 14 Folder 1
A Complete List of Publications, (1 July 1961).
Volume 253
Lippincott Books for Young Readers, (spring 1961).
Box 14 Folder 2
J. B. Lippincott Company Adult Publications, (spring 1961).
Box 10A Folder 19
A Complete List of Publications, (1 July 1962).
Volume 254
J. B. Lippincott Company: A Complete Catalogue of Publications, (1962 - 1963).
Box 14 Folder 3
A Complete List of Publications, (1 July 1963).
Volume 255
A Complete Catalogue of Publications, (1 July 1964).
Volume 256
A Complete Catalogue of Publications, (1 July 1965).
Volume 257
A Complete Catalogue of Publications, (1 July 1966).
Volume 258
A Complete Catalogue of Publications, (1 July 1967).
Volume 259
A Complete Catalogue of Publications, (1 July 1968).
Volume 260
A Complete Catalogue of Publications, (1 July 1969).
Volume 261
A Complete Catalogue of Publications, (1 June 1970).
Volume 262
A Complete Catalogue of Publications, (1 June 1971).
Volume 263
A Complete Catalogue of Publications, (1 June 1972).
Volume 264
A Complete Catalogue of Publications, (1 June 1973).
Volume 265
A Complete Catalogue of Publications, (1 June 1974).
Volume 266
A Complete Catalogue of Publications, (1 June 1975).
Volume 267
A Complete Catalogue of Publications, (1 June 1977).
Volume 268
A Complete Catalogue of Publications, (1 June 1978).
Volume 269
Spring clearance flyer, (undated).
Box 10A Folder 20
Catalogue of Medical and Surgical Publications, (1912).
Box 14 Folder 4
Lippincott Medical Books Catalog, (1941 - 1942).
Box 14 Folder 5-6
The 1944 Catalog of Lippincott Medical Publications, (1944).
Box 14 Folder 7
The 1945 Catalog of Lippincott Publications, (1945).
Box 14 Folder 8
1946 Catalog of Lippincott Medical Publications, (1946).
Box 14 Folder 9-10
1947 - 1948 Catalog of Lippincott Medical Publications, (1947 – 1948).
Box 14 Folder 11
Lippincott Publications, (1949 - 1951).
Box 14 Folder 12-13
Lippincott Publications, (1951 - 1952).
Box 15 Folder 1
Nursing Texts and Source Books, (1952 – 1953).
Box 15 Folder 2
Lippincott Publications, (1953 - 1955).
Box 15 Folder 3-5
Lippincott Medical Books, (1956 - 1959).
Box 15 Folder 6-10
Lippincott Nursing Texts and Source Books, (1959 - 1960).
Box 15 Folder 11
Lippincott Medical Books, (1960 - 1961).
Box 15 Folder 12
Lippincott Medical Books, (1960 - 1961).
Box 16 Folder 1
Lippincott Nursing Texts and Source Books, (1961 - 1962).
Box 16 Folder 2
Lippincott Medical Books, (1962 - 1966)).
Box 16 Folder 3-6
Lippincott Medical Books/Nursing Texts, (1968 - 1969).
Volume 270
Lippincott Medical Books/Nursing Texts, (1969 - 1970).
Volume 271
Lippincott Medical Books/Nursing Texts, (1971).
Volume 272
Lippincott Medical Books/Nursing Texts, (1972).
Volume 273
Lippincott Medical Books/Nursing Texts, (1973).
Volume 274
Lippincott Medical Books/Nursing/Allied and Health, (1974).
Volume 275
Lippincott Medical Books, (1975).
Volume 276
Lippincott Medical Books/Nursing/Allied and Health, (1976).
Volume 277
Lippincott Medical Books/Nursing/Allied and Health, (1977).
Volume 278
Lippincott Medical Books/Nursing/Allied and Health, (1978).
Volume 279
Lippincott Nursing and Allied Health, (1978).
Box 16 Folder 7
Lippincott's Dictionary of the English Language, 1 "A and B" , (1906).
Volume 280
Lippincott's Dictionary of the English Language, 2 "C", (1906).
Volume 281
Lippincott's Dictionary of the English Language, 3 "D to Dogfish" , (1906).
Volume 282
Lippincott's Dictionary of the English Language, 4 "Dog-fly to Egoistic", (1906).
Volume 283
Lippincott's Dictionary of the English Language, 5 "Egotistical to Esteem", (1906).
Volume 284
Lippincott's Dictionary of the English Language, section 1, (1906).
Volume 285
Lippincott's Dictionary of the English Language, section 5, (1906).
Volume 286
Original manuscript (circa 20 leaves) of chapter 2 of Folle-Farine by Ouida, (circa 1871).
Box 10I
Original manuscript (circa 50 leaves) of Ouida’s “A Provence Rose”, (circa 1893).
Box 10J
Typescript of Richard Mansfield’s Blown Away, declined, (1895).
Box 17 Folder 1
Manuscript by George Horton, Constantine, a Tale of Modern Greece, two related notes, (1896).
Box 17 Folder 2
Galley proofs of Arthur Applin’s The Woman Who Was Not, (1917).
Box 11 Folder 3
Duplicate galley proofs of Arthur Applin’s The Woman Who Was Not, (1917).
Box 11 Folder 4
Correspondence with Ward, Lock and Co. regarding Arthur Applin’s The Woman Who Was Not, (July 1917 to August 1917).
Box 17 Folder 3
Typescript of Ford Madox Ford’s Provence, part 1, (1934).
Box 17 Folder 4
Typescript of Ford Madox Ford’s Provence, part 2, (1934).
Box 17 Folder 5
Typescript of Ford Madox Ford’s Provence, part 3, mailing wrapper from France, (1934).
Box 17 Folder 6
Original artwork by Margaret Jones, for Richard Mansfield’s Blown Away, (1895).
Box 17 Folder 7
Original artwork by M. L. Kirk for Heidi, (circa 1915, undated).
Box 18 Folder 1-5
Original artwork by M. L. Kirk for Pinocchio, (circa 1916).
Box 18 Folder 6-9
Original artwork by M. L. Kirk for unidentified work, (undated).
Box 18 Folder 10-14
Mounted anatomical drawings (3) by Ernest F. Faber, (undated).
Box 18 Folder 15
Mounted anatomical drawings (2) by Louis P. Schmidt, (undated).
Box 18 Folder 16
Mounted anatomical drawings by Erwin F. Faber (16), (undated).
Box 19
Mounted anatomical drawing by Louis P. Schmidt, (undated).
Box 19
Mounted anatomical drawings (4), (undated).
Box 19
Anatomical drawings (63) by Hermann Faber, Ludgwig E. Faber, and unknown, (1906 - 1907, undated).
Box 20A Folder 1-6
Anatomical drawings (31) by Hermann Faber, Ludwig E. Faber, and unknown, (1907, undated).
Box 20B Folder 1-2
Anatomical drawing of spinal cord, (undated).
Box 21

Scope and content note

J. B. Lippincott published Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine from 1868 through November 1914, when the magazine was sold to McBride, Nast and Company of New York. It ceased publication in 1916. This series spans from 1886 to 1923 and includes extensive correspondence and manuscript records. Also present are two folders of original artwork and captions.

Scope and content note

Letters regarding the earliest years of Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine are included in the general series of outgoing correspondence of the publication department (Series 1A). Many letters regarding periodical subscriptions and advertising are included in the manufacturing department letter books (Series 5A). Outgoing general correspondence for Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine was separated from the publishing department starting in 1886 in two sequential runs of pressed letterbooks, a general numbered series first and a later series for the editorial department. The latter is missing only one volume. Some volumes lack indexes. Several unidentified indexes are included in Series 10.

The numbered series (1886 – 1899) contains the outgoing letters of Joseph Marshall Stoddart, managing editor (1886 – 1894). Others who signed letters in this series include Frederick M. Bird (editor), J. Bertram Lippinott, Lillian A. North, Charles E. Roberts, Henry C. Walsh, William S. Walsh, J. E. Winner, and an unidentified “M. S.”. Stoddart’s correspondence in this period includes letters to Walt Whitman and Oscar Wilde. When Stoddart left his position as managing editor in April 1894, this series of pressed letterbooks was continued by Alfred C. Balch and Charles E. Roberts, advertising manager. While Stoddart’s correspondence usually concerned editorial and management matters, Balch and Roberts showed a greater focus on business matters, such as subscriptions and advertising.

The editorial letterbooks (1899 – 1914) include outgoing letters from the following editors of Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine: Harrison S. Morris (January 1899 to May 1905), J. Berg Esenwein (June 1905 to March 1914), and Louise R. Bull (1914), whose signature appears increasingly throughout the series. Frederic L. Colver and Walter S. Slack signed occasionally from 1913. In addition to editorial matters, subjects include serial and motion picture rights.

There is one volume of international correspondence written by J. M. Stoddart to J. Garmeson and others (1889 – 1894). These letters deal with editorial and management issues surrounding the start up and continued publication of the English edition of Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine. This volume contains letters to Arthur Conan Doyle, Oscar Wilde, and Rudyard Kipling.

In 1899, advertising correspondence for the magazine was separated from editorial concerns and received its own dedicated series of letterbooks (1889 – 1905). Letters in these books were signed by Charles E. Roberts and E. Chase (starting in 1903). After 1905, letters related to periodical advertising correspondence were handled by the manufacturing department.

One file of unbound correspondence and receipts for Lippincott’s “Notable Stories” (1893) completes this subseries.

Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine letterbook number 1, (13 September 1886 to 5 September 1887).
Volume 287
Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine letterbook number 2, (5 September 1887 to 1 August 1888).
Volume 288
Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine letterbook number 3, (2 August 1888 to 26 January 1889).
Volume 289
Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine letterbook number 4, (28 January 1889 to 19 June 1889).
Volume 290
Lippincott's Monthly Magazine letterbook numberr 5, (20 June 1889 to 25 October 1889).
Volume 291
Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine letterbook number 6, (26 October 1889 to 10 February 1890).
Volume 292
Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine letterbook number 7, (10 February 1890 to 11 June 1890).
Volume 293
Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine letterbook number 8, (13 June 1890 to 11 October 1890).
Volume 294
Material removed from Volume 294, (1890).
Box 17 Folder 8
Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine letterbook number 9, (13 October 1890 to 27 December 1890).
Volume 295
Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine letterbook number 10, (27 December 1890 to 24 March 1891).
Volume 296
Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine letterbook number11, (26 March 1891 to 19 June 1891).
Volume 297
Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine letterbook number 12, (19 June 1891 to 28 September 1891).
Volume 298
Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine letterbook number 13, (28 September 1891 to 21 November 1891).
Volume 299
Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine letterbook number 14, (28 November 1891 to 10 February 1892).
Volume 300
Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine letterbook number 15, (11 February 1892 to 10 June 1892).
Volume 301
Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine letterbook number 16, (10 June 1892 to 19 November 1892).
Volume 302
Correspondence: J. M. Stoddart and Captain Charles King, (1892).
Box 17 Folder 9
Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine letterbook number 17, (19 November 1892 to 17 April 1893).
Volume 303
Material removed from Volume 303, (1892 - 1893).
Box 17 Folder 10
Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine letterbook number 18, (17 April 1893 to 23 February 1894).
Volume 304
Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine letterbook number 19, (24 February 1894 to 6 October 1895).
Volume 305
Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine letterbook number 20, (8 October 1895 to 3 August 1896).
Volume 306
Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine letterbook number 24, (25 October 1898 to 17 October 1899).
Volume 307
Editorial office letterbook A, (5 January 1899 to 8 June 1899).
Volume 308
Editorial office letterbook B, (9 June 1899 to 1 November 1899).
Volume 309
Editorial office letterbook C, (1 November 1899 to 9 April 1900).
Volume 310
Editorial office letterbook E, (15 October 1900 to 24 April 1901).
Volume 311
Editorial department letterbook, (24 April 1901 to 29 July 1902).
Volume 312
Editorial department letterbook, (29 July 1902 to 15 September 1903).
Volume 313
Material removed from Volume 313, (1902 - 1903).
Box 17 Folder 11
Editorial department letterbook, (16 September 1903 to 19 October 1904).
Volume 314
Editorial department letterbook, (18 October 1904 to 25 September 1905).
Volume 315
Material removed from Volume 315, (1905).
Box 2 Folder 3
Editorial department letterbook, (26 September 1905 to 22 February 1906).
Volume 316
Editorial department letterbook, (23 February 1906 to 20 October 1906).
Volume 317
Editorial department letterbook, (20 October 1906 to 28 May 1907).
Volume 318
Material removed from Volume 318, (1907).
Box 2 Folder 4
Editorial department letterbook, (29 May 1907 to 30 November 1907).
Volume 319
Material removed from Volume 319, (1907).
Box 17 Folder 12
Editorial department letterbook, (2 December 1907 to 21 August 1908).
Volume 320
Editorial department letterbook, (21 August 1908 to 24 March 1909).
Volume 321
Editorial department letterbook, (24 March 1909 to 24 November 1909).
Volume 322
Material removed from Volume 322, (1909).
Box 2 Folder 5
Editorial department letterbook, (24 November 1909 to 3 October 1910).
Volume 323
Editorial department letterbook, (4 October 1910 to 20 September 1911).
Volume 324
Material removed from Volume 324, (1910 - 1911).
Box 2 Folder 6
Editorial department letterbook, (21 September 1911 to 4 March 1912).
Volume 325
Material removed from Volume 325, (1911 - 1912).
Box 17 Folder 13
Editorial department letterbook, (4 March 1912 to 17 September 1912).
Volume 326
Editorial department letterbook, (18 September 1912 to 20 March 1913).
Volume 327
Editorial department letterbook, (20 March 1913 to 22 September 1913).
Volume 328
Material removed from Volume 328, (1913).
Box 17 Folder 14
Editorial department letterbook, (22 September 1913 to 14 March 1914).
Volume 329
Editorial department letterbook, (17 March 1914 to 24 September 1914).
Volume 330
Editorial department letterbook, (24 September to 18 December 1914).
Volume 331
J. M. Stoddart’s international letterbook, (September 1889 to 27 July 1894).
Box 17 Folder 15
27 March 1889 to 18 November 1889.
Volume 332
19 November 1889 to 17 February 1890.
Volume 333
18 February 1890 to 15 August 1890.
Volume 334
19 August 1890 to 28 February 1891.
Volume 335
5 October 1891 to 8 April 1892.
Volume 336
11 April 1892 to 17 November 1892.
Volume 337
21 November 1892 to 18 September 1893.
Volume 338
23 September 1893 to 31 July 1894.
Volume 339
31 July 1894 to 20 April 1895.
Volume 340
22 April 1895 to 13 January 1896.
Volume 341
12 June 1902 to 31 July 1903.
Volume 342
1 August 1903 to 9 August 1904.
Volume 343
10 August 1904 to 30 September 1905.
Volume 344
Correspondence and receipts, Lippincott's Notable Stories, (1893).
Box 22 Folder 1
Pages 194 - 201 separated from unknown volume, (undated).
Box 22 Folder 2
Pages 190 - 195 separated from unknown volume, (undated).
Box 22 Folder 3
Pages 409 - 410 separated from unknown volume, (undated).
Box 22 Folder 4
Scope and content note

Records in this subseries provide extensive documentation of payments for manuscripts and rights for material appearing in Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine from 1869 to 1914. These have been maintained in their original groups as received from the J. B. Lippincott Company. The first section contains several sets of payment receipts for manuscripts and rights which are variously organized. Many are arranged chronologically and alphabetically. Second is a group of five letterpress receipt books for manuscript rights. The third section section consists of extensive manuscript purchase and disposal records (1869 – 1918), which continued to document sales of manuscript rights after Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine was sold. Cards appear in three major groups (1869 – 1918, 1899 – 1914, and circa 1897 – circa 1912) and are organized alphabetically, followed by three folders of miscellaneous cards. Five letterpress receipt books (1899 - 1914) and two manuscript payments record books (1870 – 1911) conclude the magazine’s manuscript records.

Receipts for manuscripts and rights, novelettes published prior to 1900, (1869 - 1912).
Box 22 Folder 5-6
Miscellaneous receipts for manuscripts and rights, (1869 - 1917).
Box 22 Folder 7-9
Agreements and receipts for manuscripts and rights, (1889 - 1914).
Box 22 Folder 10-13
Receipts for manuscripts and rights, (1889 - 1900).
Box 23 Folder 1-2
Receipts for manuscripts and rights, (1899).
Box 23 Folder 3-4
Receipts for manuscripts and rights, (1901).
Box 23 Folder 5-6
Receipts for payments for manuscripts and rights, A-P, (1902).
Box 23 Folder 7-10
Receipts for payments for manuscripts and rights, Q–Z, (1902).
Box 24 Folder 1-2
Receipts for payments for manuscripts and rights, (1903).
Box 24 Folder 3-8
Short story receipts, Will Levington Comfort, (1904 - 1915).
Box 24 Folder 9
Novelette receipts for Will Levington Comfort, (1904 - 1915).
Box 24 Folder 10
Receipts for payments for manuscripts and rights, A-C, (1904).
Box 24 Folder 11
Receipts for payments for manuscripts and rights, D-Z, (1904).
Box 25 Folder 1-5
Receipts for payments for manuscripts and rights, A-S, (1905).
Box 25 Folder 6-10
Receipts for payments for manuscripts and rights, T-Z, (1905).
Box 26 Folder 1
Receipts for payments for manuscripts and rights, (1906).
Box 26 Folder 2-7
Receipts for payments for manuscripts and rights, A-H, (1907).
Box 26 Folder 8-9
Receipts for payments for manuscripts and rights, I-Z, (1907).
Box 27 Folder 1-4
Receipts for payments for manuscripts and rights, (1908).
Box 27 Folder 5-10
Receipts for payments for manuscripts and rights, A-I, (1909).
Box 27 Folder 11-12
Receipts for payments for manuscripts and rights, J-Z, (1909).
Box 28 Folder 1-4
Receipts for payments for manuscripts and rights, (1910).
Box 28 Folder 5-10
Receipts for payments for manuscripts and rights, A-G, (1911).
Box 28 Folder 11-12
Receipts for payments for manuscripts and rights, H-Z, (1911).
Box 29 Folder 1-4
Receipts for payments for manuscripts and rights, (1912).
Box 29 Folder 5-10
Receipts for payments for manuscripts and rights, A-D, (1913).
Box 29 Folder 11
Receipts for payments for manuscripts and rights, E-Z, (1913).
Box 30 Folder 1-3
Receipts for payments for manuscripts and rights, (1914).
Box 30 Folder 4-5
7 December 1899 to 30 March 1903.
Volume 345
30 June 1903 to 10 December 1904.
Volume 346
Material removed from Volume 346, (1904).
Box 2 Folder 7
15 December 1904 to 28 May 1906.
Volume 347
8 June 1906 to 25 April 1910.
Volume 348
3 May 1910 to 5 October 1914.
Volume 349
Manuscript purchase cards, A-H, (1869 - 1918).
Box 31
Manuscript purchase cards, H-Page, (1869 - 1918).
Box 32
Manuscript purchase cards, Paine-Z and anonymous, (1869 - 1918).
Box 33
Authors’ manuscript purchase cards, (1899 - 1914).
Box 34
Manuscript purchase and disposal cards, A-Z, (circa 1897 – circa 1912).
Box 35
Manuscript purchase and disposal card for Evelyn Aldridge’s “One-Sided Honeymoon”, (1905).
Box 35
Manuscript purchase cards (4), Gribble – Green, (1901 - 1915).
Box 35
Manuscript purchase card for L. M. Libbey, (1911).
Box 30 Folder 6A
Manuscript payments record book, (1870 - 1885).
Volume 350
Material removed from Volume 350, (undated).
Box 30 Folder 6B
Manuscript payments record book number 1, (1899 - 1909).
Volume 351
Manuscript payments record book number 3, (12 March 1907 to 15 September 1911).
Volume 352
Material removed from Volume 351, (1883 - 1901).
Box 30 Folder 7
Scope and content note

This minor subseries contains only one folder of artwork and one folder of accompanying captions by W. M. Goodes.

Original drawings (6) by W. M. Goodes with captions, (undated).
Box 2 Folder 8

Scope and content note

The Lippincott firm published many medical periodicals, which include International Medical Magazine (from 1891), Annals of Surgery (from 1897), American Journal of Nursing (from 1900 to September 1913), and the International Dental Journal. For additional letters concerning subscriptions for some of these journals, see the manufacturing department letter books.

Outgoing correspondence for the medical periodicals relates to advertising. One volume concerns advertising for International Medical Magazine (1891 – 1893) and is mostly signed by Charles E. Roberts. Four volumes concern advertising for Lippincott’s other medical magazines. Most letters are signed by E. H. Kimball, advertising manager, and later William M. Hayes (1902 – 1905). One folder of copyrights for Annals of Surgery (1901) concludes the series.

7 November 1891 to 10 October 1898.
Volume 353
Advertising letterbook, (16 October 1902 to 16 July 1903).
Volume 354
Material removed from Volume 354, (1903).
Box 2 Folder 9
Advertising letterbook, (16 July 1903 to 5 September 1903).
Volume 355
Advertising letterbook, (5 September 1903 to 27 January 1904).
Volume 356
Advertising letterbook, (27 January 1904 to 8 April 1904).
Volume 357
Advertising letterbook, (8 April 1904 to 2 November 1904).
Volume 358
Advertising letterbook, (31 October 1904 to 7 June 1905).
Volume 359
Material removed from Volume 359, (1905).
Box 2 Folder 10
Copyrights, Annals of Surgery, (August 1901 to December 1901).
Box 30 Folder 8

Scope and content note

Lippincott’s London agency was opened at 10 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, in 1875, under the directorship of Joseph Garmeson. The agency occupied various Covent Garden addresses, mostly on Henrietta Street until a 1913 removal to 16 John Street, Adelphi. In January 1918, these premises were commandeered for the duration of the war, forcing removal to temporary offices at 34 Bedford Street and 22 Henrietta Street. In February 1920, the agency returned to the John Street address. The original director, Joseph Garmeson, was succeeded by Arthur Milner in early 1906. Milner resigned suddenly in March 1922, and H. G. Lown took over as managing director.

Scope and content note

Outgoing correspondence to the London agency is in three series of pressed letterbooks. The first is general correspondence running from 1875 to 1895. This sequence appears to be missing one or two letterbooks and most of another. Signatories include Henry H. Kimball, John N. Rawlings, William S. Walsh, and “M. S.” (unidentified). The second, less complete group spans 1899 to 1923 and pertains to editorial and production matters. These books are signed by John N. Rawlings as well as Ellis W. Bacon, Alfred C. Balch, Ralph Bicknell, H. G. Emery, J. Berg Esenwein, Edward S. Holloway, Joseph Wharton Lippincott, Olive M. Sudders, Churchill Williams, and “M. S.” (unidentified). The third group is correspondence related primarily to imports, written mostly by Horace S. Ridings between 1894 and 1921. Thomas P. Bacon and J. Bertram Lippincott also signed these letterbooks.

London letterbook, (15 July 1875 to 2 January 1877).
Volume 360
London lettebook, (6 January 1877 to 13 December 1878).
Volume 361
Material removed from Volume 361, (1877 - 1878).
Box 30 Folder 9
London letterbook, (16 September 1881 to 2 February 1886).
Volume 362
London letterbook 1886, (8 September 1886 to 9 December 1886).
Box 30 Folder 10
London letterbook, (26 June 1888 to 15 July 1890).
Volume 363
Material separated from Volume 363, (1888 - 1890).
Box 30 Folder 11
London letterbook, (22 July 1890 to 19 July 1892).
Volume 364
Material removed from Volume 364, (1890 -1892).
Box 30 Folder 12
London letterbook, (21 July 1892 to 16 April 1895).
Volume 365
London letterbook, (1 December 1899 to 22 July 1902).
Volume 366
London letterbook, (25 July 1902 to 9 June 1905).
Volume 367
Material removed from Volume 367, (1902 - 1905).
Box 30 Folder 13
London letterbook, (13 June 1905 to 1 September 1908).
Volume 368
London letterbook, (4 September 1908 to 17 July 1912).
Volume 369
London letterbook, (19 July 1912 to 14 March 1916).
Volume 370
London letterbook, (15 March 1916 to 5 May 1921).
Volume 371
London letterbook, (4 May 1921 to 25 May 1923).
Volume 372
London letterbook, (28 May 1923 to 28 November 1923).
Volume 373
22 July 1894 to 27 October 1896.
Volume 374
30 October 1896 to 3 March 1899.
Volume 375
Material removed from Volume 375, (1896 - 1899).
Box 36A Folder 1
5 December 1899 to 5 July 1904.
Volume 376
Mr. Ridings’ English letter book, (12 July 1904 to 17 August 1908).
Volume 377
Material removed from Volume 377, (1904 - 1908).
Box 36A Folder 2
24 August 1908 to 5 August 1912.
Volume 378
12 August 1912 to 2 April 1918.
Volume 379
2 April 1918 to 27 May 1921.
Volume 380
Scope and content note

Incoming letters and cables from Lippincott’s London Agency were bound into scrapbook volumes which spanned from 1890 to 1936. Due to their condition, these volumes have been disbound and rehoused in archival folders and boxes. In addition to correspondence originating with the London office employees, there are occasional letters from Lippincott’s Philadelphia directors and employees written while they were overseas. These include J. Jefferson Jones and J. Bertram Lippincott.

Wrappers from London letters, (undated).
Box 36B Folder 1
23 April 1890.
Box 36B Folder 2
28 September 1895 to 24 December 1897.
Box 36B Folder 3-9
27 November 1897.
Box 11 Folder 5
1 January 1898 to 30 December 1899.
Box 36C Folder 1-5
3 January 1900 to 22 March 1902.
Box 36D Folder 1-5
26 March 1902 to 24 August 1904.
Box 36E Folder 1-5
29 July 1904 to 17 February 1906.
Box 36F
14 February 1906 to 11 January 1908.
Box 36G Folder 1-6
11 December 1907 to 21 November 1908.
Box 36H Folder 1-4
26 November 1908 to 16 November 1909.
Box 36I
20 November 1909 to 10 December 1910.
Box 36J
14 December 1910 to 27 February 1912.
Box 36K Folder 1-3
28 February 1912 to 26 March 1913.
Box 36L Folder 1-4
2 April 1913 to 26 June 1914.
Box 36L Folder 5-8
16 June 1914 to 3 February 1916.
Box 36M Folder 1-6
6 January 1916 to 14 January 1918.
Box 36N Folder 1-6
2 January 1918 to 5 December 1919.
Box 36O Folder 1-6
8 December 1919 to 27 January 1922.
Box 36P Folder 1-6
3 February 1922 to 27 February 1923.
Box 36Q Folder 1-6
1 January 1924 to 25 November 1924.
Box 36R Folder 1-6
27 November 1924 to 28 July 1925.
Box 36S Folder 1-5
29 July 1925 to 29 January 1926.
Box 36T Folder 1-4
1925-1926.
Box 2 Folder 10
1 February 1926 to 28 May 1926.
Box 36U Folder 1-3
1926.
Box 2 Folder 11
1 June 1926 to 17 December 1926.
Box 36U Folder 4-7
4 January 1927 to 27 September 1927.
Box 36V Folder 1-4
4 October 1927 to 1 May 1928.
Box 36W Folder 1-7
1 June 1928 to 14 May 1929.
Box 36X Folder 1-3
1928-1929.
Box 2 Folder 12
17 May 1929 to 31 December 1929.
Box 36X Folder 4-7
3 January 1930 to 31 October 1930.
Box 36Y Folder 1-5
6 November 1930 to 30 September 1931.
Box 36Z Folder 1-5
2 October 1931 to 16 September 1932.
Box 37A Folder 1-7
20 September 1932 to 22 August 1933.
Box 37B Folder 1-7
24 August 1933 to 28 June 1934.
Box 37C Folder 1-4
3 July 1934 to 29 March 1935.
Box 37D Folder 1-5
2 April 1935 to 31 December 1935.
Box 37E Folder 1-6
3 January 1936 to 28 September 1936.
Box 37F Folder 1-5
Loose material found in original box 79, (1895 - 1904).
Box 37F Folder 6

Scope and content note

The records of the manufacturing department date almost exclusively from the 20th century. The department’s activities encompass much of the day-to-day work of publishing, ranging from layouts and proofs to advertising and orders. This series includes 142 volumes of outgoing correspondence plus a variety of accounting and record books.

Scope and content note

A near-complete series of pressed letterbooks ranges from 1899 to 1923, with two volumes predating the 1899 fire which destroyed the plant. Letters cover various topics including invoices, remittances, orders, inquiries, and layouts. There is a significant amount of correspondence to advertising and sales agents and some commission statements. Frederic L. Colver’s letters starting in 1913 reflect a campaign to increase periodical circulation. Among the other employees whose letters are recorded here are Alfred C. Balch; M. Blair (“Miss Blair”); George Burkhardt; J. C. Chevalier; Charles Clarke; George W. Daley; S. Boyer Davis; William F. Dowell; J. Berg Esenwein; Harry H. Fell; S. C. Garner; J. B. M. Grier; William P. Grunthorp, Jr.; William M. Hayes; Edward S. Holloway; George B. Carfrey; E. L. D. Roach; F. A. Roberts; Julian Shoemaker; Walter S. Slack; and “M.S.” (unidentified).

Manufacturing department letterbook, (7 January 1899 to 12 April 1899).
Volume 381
Manufacturing department letterbook, (13 April 1899 to 14 August 1899).
Volume 382
Manufacturing department letterbook, (2 December 1899 to 27 January 1900).
Volume 383
Manufacturing department letterbook, (27 January 1900 to 30 April 1900).
Volume 384
Manufacturing department letterbook, (7 February 1900 to 24 September 1900).
Volume 385
Note

Only 131 leaves used.

Manufacturing department letterbook, (1 May 1900 to 7 September 1900).
Volume 386
Manufacturing department letterbook, (7 September 1900 to 27 November 1900).
Volume 387
Manufacturing department letterbook, (27 November 1900 to 22 February 1901).
Volume 388
Manufacturing department letterbook, (23 February 1901 to 5 August 1901).
Volume 389
Manufacturing department letterbook, (5 August 1901 to 29 November 1901).
Volume 390
Manufacturing department letterbook, (29 November 1901 to 10 March 1902).
Volume 391
Manufacturing department letterbook, (10 March 1902 to 28 July 1902).
Volume 392
Manufacturing department letterbook, (28 July 1902 to 6 November 1902).
Volume 393
Manufacturing department letterbook, (8 November 1902 to 12 February 1903).
Volume 394
Material removed from Volume 394, (1902 - 1903).
Box 36A Folder 3
Manufacturing department letterbook, (12 February 1903 to 26 May 1903).
Volume 395
Manufacturing department letterbook, (26 May 1903 to 31 August 1903).
Volume 396
Material removed from Volume 396, (1903).
Box 36A Folder 4
Manufacturing department letterbook, (31 August 1903 to 4 November 1903).
Volume 397
Manufacturing department letterbook, (4 November 1903 to 30 December 1903).
Volume 398
Manufacturing department letterbook, (30 December 1903 to 18 February 1904).
Volume 399
Manufacturing department letterbook, (18 February 1904 to 13 April 1904).
Volume 400
Manufacturing department letterbook, (13 April 1904 to 30 June 1904).
Volume 401
Manufacturing department letterbook, (30 June 1904 to 19 September 1904).
Volume 402
Material removed from Volume 402, (1904).
Box 36A Folder 5
Manufacturing department letterbook, (19 September 1904 to 18 November 1904).
Volume 403
Manufacturing department letterbook, (18 November 1904 to 9 January 1905).
Volume 404
Manufacturing department letterbook, (8 January 1905 to 24 February 1905).
Volume 405
Material removed from Volume 405, (1905).
Box 36A Folder 6
Manufacturing department letterbook, (23 February 1905 to 12 April 1905).
Volume 406
Manufacturing department letterbook, (12 April 1905 to 13 June 1905).
Volume 407
Material removed from Volume 407, (1905).
Box 2 Folder 13
Manufacturing department letterbook, (13 June 1905 to 8 September 1905).
Volume 408
Material removed from Volume 408, (1905).
Box 36A Folder 7
Manufacturing department letterbook, (8 September 1905 to 28 October 1905).
Volume 409
Material removed from Volume 409, (1905).
Box 36A Folder 8
Manufacturing department letterbook, (28 October 1905 to 15 December 1905).
Volume 410
Material removed from Volume 410, (1905).
Box 36A Folder 9
Manufacturing department letterbook, (15 December 1905 to 3 February 1906).
Volume 411
Manufacturing department letterbook, (3 February 1906 to 28 March 1906).
Volume 412
Manufacturing department letterbook, (25 March 1906 to 8 June 1906).
Volume 413
Manufacturing department letterbook, (8 June 1906 to 12 September 1906).
Volume 414
Manufacturing department letterbook, (12 September 1906 to 14 November 1906).
Volume 415
Material removed from Volume 415, (1906).
Box 36A Folder 10
Manufacturing department letterbook, (14 November 1906 to 7 January 1907).
Volume 416
Manufacturing department letterbook, (7 January 1907 to 1 March 1907).
Volume 417
Material removed from Volume 417, (1907).
Box 36A Folder 11
Manufacturing department letterbook, (1 March 1907 to 8 May 1907).
Volume 418
Manufacturing department letterbook, (8 May 1907 to 28 August 1907).
Volume 419
Manufacturing department letterbook, (28 August 1907 to 2 November 1907).
Volume 420
Manufacturing department letterbook, (2 November 1907 to 13 December 1907).
Volume 421
Material removed from Volume 421, (1907).
Box 36A Folder 12
Manufacturing department letterbook, (13 December 1907 to 20 December 1907).
Volume 422
Manufacturing department letterbook, (21 December 1907 to 7 February 1908).
Volume 423
Material removed from Volume 423, (1907 - 1908).
Box 36A Folder 13
Manufacturing department letterbook, (7 February 1908 to 25 March 1908).
Volume 424
Manufacturing department letterbook, (26 March 1908 to 25 May 1908).
Volume 425
Material removed from Volume 425, (1908).
Box 2 Folder 14
Manufacturing department letterbook, (23 March 1908 to 19 August 1908).
Volume 426
Manufacturing department letterbook, (19 August 1908 to 28 October 1908).
Volume 427
Material removed from Volume 427, (1908).
Box 36A Folder 14
Manufacturing department letterbook, (27 October 1908 to 14 December 1908).
Volume 428
Manufacturing department letterbook, (14 December 1908 to 2 February 1909).
Volume 429
Material removed from Volume 429, (1908 - 1909).
Box 36A Folder 15
Manufacturing department letterbook, (2 February 1909 to 1 April 1909).
Volume 430
Material removed from Volume 430, (1909).
Box 36A Folder 16
Manufacturing department letterbook, (1 April 1909 to 18 June 1909).
Volume 431
Manufacturing department letterbook, (18 June 1909 to 7 September 1909).
Volume 432
Manufacturing department letterbook, (8 September 1909 to 26 October 1909).
Volume 433
Manufacturing department letterbook, (26 October 1909 to 12 December 1909).
Volume 434
Manufacturing department letterbook, (11 December 1909 to 31 January 1910).
Volume 435
Material removed from Volume 435, (1909 - 1910).
Box 36A Folder 17
Manufacturing department letterbook, (31 January 1910 to 15 March 1910).
Volume 436
Material removed from Volume 436, (1910).
Box 2 Folder 15
Manufacturing department letterbook, (16 March 1910 to 7 May 1910).
Volume 437
Manufacturing department letterbook, (7 May 1910 to 29 June 1910).
Volume 438
Material removed from Volume 438, (1910).
Box 2 Folder 16
Manufacturing department letterbook, (29 June 1910 to 23 August 1910).
Volume 439
Manufacturing department letterbook, (23 August 1910 to 12 October 1910).
Volume 440
Material removed from Volume 440, (1910).
Box 2 Folder 17
Manufacturing department letterbook, (13 October 1910 to 23 November 1910).
Volume 441
Material removed from Volume 441, (1910).
Box 36A Folder 18
Manufacturing department letterbook, (23 November 1910 to 10 January 1911).
Volume 442
Material removed from Volume 442, (1911).
Box 36A Folder 19
Manufacturing department letterbook, (10 January 1911 to 17 February 1911).
Volume 443
Material removed from Volume 443, (1911).
Box 2 Folder 18
Manufacturing department letterbook, (17 February 1911 to 1 April 1911).
Volume 444
Material removed from Volume 444, (1911).
Box 36A Folder 20
Manufacturing department letterbook, (1 April 1911 to 10 May 1911).
Volume 445
Material removed from Volume 445, (1911).
Box 2 Folder 19
Manufacturing department letterbook, (10 May 1911 to 29 May 1911).
Volume 446
Manufacturing department letterbook, (29 May 1911 to 16 June 1911).
Volume 447
Material removed from Volume 447, (1911).
Box 36A Folder 21
Manufacturing department letterbook, (15 June 1911 to 10 July 1911).
Volume 448
Material removed from Volume 448, (1911).
Box 2 Folder 20
Manufacturing department letterbook, (7 July 1911 to 4 August 1911).
Volume 449
Manufacturing department letterbook, (4 August 1911 to 24 August 1911).
Volume 450
Manufacturing department letterbook, (24 August 1911 to 9 September 1911).
Volume 451
Material removed from Volume 451, (1911).
Box 36A Folder 22
Manufacturing department letterbook, (9 September 1911 to 25 September 1911).
Volume 452
Manufacturing department letterbook, (25 September 1911 to 5 October 1911).
Volume 453
Manufacturing department letterbook, (6 October 1911 to 18 October 1911).
Volume 454
Manufacturing department letterbook, (18 October 1911 to 27 October 1911).
Volume 455
Manufacturing department letterbook, (27 October 1911 to 7 November 1911).
Volume 456
Manufacturing department letterbook, (7 November 1911 to 17 November 1911).
Volume 457
Manufacturing department letterbook, (18 November 1911 to 29 November 1911).
Volume 458
Manufacturing department letterbook, (29 November 1911 to 12 December 1911).
Volume 459
Manufacturing department letterbook, (12 December 1911 to 19 December 1911).
Volume 460
Manufacturing department letterbook, (19 December 1911 to 29 December 1911).
Volume 461
Manufacturing department letterbook, (29 December 1911 to 11 January 1912).
Volume 462
Manufacturing department letterbook, (11 January 1912 to 22 January 1912).
Volume 463
Manufacturing department letterbook, (22 January 1912 to 31 January 1912).
Volume 464
Material removed from Volume 464, (1912).
Box 2 Folder 21
Manufacturing department letterbook, (1 February 1912 to 12 February 1912).
Volume 465
Manufacturing department letterbook, (13 February 1912 to 23 February 1912).
Volume 466
Manufacturing department letterbook, (23 February 1912 to 8 March 1912).
Volume 467
Manufacturing department letterbook, (6 March 1912 to 20 March 1912).
Volume 468
Manufacturing department letterbook, (20 March 1912 to 1 April 1912).
Volume 469
Manufacturing department letterbook, (1 April 1912 to 13 April 1912).
Volume 470
Manufacturing department letterbook, (13 April 1912 to 29 April 1912).
Volume 471
Manufacturing department letterbook, (29 April 1912 to 13 May 1912).
Volume 472
Manufacturing department letterbook, (13 May 1912 to 31 May 1912).
Volume 473
Manufacturing department letterbook, (31 May 1912 to 24 June 1912).
Volume 474
Manufacturing department letterbook, (24 June 1912 to 23 July 1912).
Volume 475
Manufacturing department letterbook, (23 July 1912 to 19 August 1912).
Volume 476
Manufacturing department letterbook, (19 August 1912 to 11 September 1912).
Volume 477
Manufacturing department letterbook, (11 September 1912 to 30 September 1912).
Volume 478
Manufacturing department letterbook, (30 September 1912 to 18 October 1912).
Volume 479
Material removed from Volume 479, (1912).
Box 36A Folder 23
Manufacturing department letterbook, (18 October 1912 to 5 November 1912).
Volume 480
Manufacturing department letterbook, (5 November 1912 to 26 November 1912).
Volume 481
Manufacturing department letterbook, (25 November 1912 to 13 December 1912).
Volume 482
Manufacturing department letterbook, (13 December 1912 to 2 January 1913).
Volume 483
Material removed from Volume 483, (1912).
Box 2 Folder 22
Manufacturing department letterbook, (2 January 1913 to 23 January 1913).
Volume 484
Manufacturing department letterbook, (22 January 1913 to 10 February 1913).
Volume 485
Material removed from Volume 485, (1913).
Box 2 Folder 23
Manufacturing department letterbook, (10 February 1913 to 5 March 1913).
Volume 486
Material removed from Volume 486, (1913).
Box 2 Folder 24
Manufacturing department letterbook, (5 March 1913 to 26 March 1913).
Volume 487
Material removed from Volume 487, (1913).
Box 36A Folder 24
Manufacturing department letterbook, (26 March 1913 to 14 April 1913).
Volume 488
Manufacturing department letterbook, (14 April 1913 to 3 May 1913).
Volume 489
Manufacturing department letterbook, (3 May 1913 to 20 May 1913).
Volume 490
Manufacturing department letterbook, (20 May 1913 to 6 June 1913).
Volume 491
Manufacturing department letterbook, (6 June 1913 to 26 June 1913).
Volume 492
Material removed from Volume 492, (1913).
Box 36A Folder 25
Manufacturing department letterbook, (26 June 1913 to 15 July 1913).
Volume 493
Material removed from Volume 493, (1913).
Box 36A Folder 26
Manufacturing department letterbook, (14 July 1913 to 31 July 1913).
Volume 494
Manufacturing department letterbook, (31 July 1913 to 21 August 1913).
Volume 495
Manufacturing department letterbook, (21 August 1913 to 15 September 1913).
Volume 496
Manufacturing department letterbook, (16 September 1913 to 6 October 1913).
Volume 497
Manufacturing department letterbook, (6 October 1913 to 20 October 1913).
Volume 498
Material removed from Volume 498, (1913).
Box 2 Folder 25
Manufacturing department letterbook, (20 October 1913 to 4 November 1913).
Volume 499
Material removed from Volume 499, (1913).
Box 2 Folder 26
Manufacturing department letterbook, (4 November 1913 to 15 November 1913).
Volume 500
Manufacturing department letterbook, (14 November 1913 to 28 November 1913).
Volume 501
Manufacturing department letterbook, (25 November 1913 to 12 December 1913).
Volume 502
Manufacturing department letterbook, (13 December 1913 to 31 December 1913).
Volume 503
Material removed from Volume 503, (1913).
Box 2 Folder 27
Manufacturing department letterbook, (31 December 1913 to 21 January 1914).
Volume 504
Material removed from Volume 504, (1913 - 1914).
Box 36A Folder 27
Manufacturing department letterbook, (21 January 1914 to 10 February 1914).
Volume 505
Material removed from Volume 505, (1914).
Box 36A Folder 28
Manufacturing department letterbook, (10 February 1914 to 7 March 1914).
Volume 506
Manufacturing department letterbook, (6 March 1914 to 2 April 1914).
Volume 507
Manufacturing department letterbook, (2 April 1914 to 5 May 1914).
Volume 508
Material removed from Volume 508, (1914).
Box 2 Folder 28
Manufacturing department letterbook, (5 May 1914 to 6 June 1914).
Volume 509
Manufacturing department letterbook, (6 June 1914 to 3 July 1914).
Volume 510
Material removed from Volume 510, (1914).
Box 2 Folder 29
Manufacturing department letterbook, (3 July 1914 to 5 August 1914).
Volume 511
Material removed from Volume 511, (1914).
Box 2 Folder 30
Manufacturing department letterbook, (5 August 1914 to 8 September 1914).
Volume 512
Material removed from Volume 512, (1914).
Box 2 Folder 31
Manufacturing department letterbook, (8 September 1914 to 9 October 1914).
Volume 513
Material removed from Volume 513, (1914).
Box 2 Folder 32
Manufacturing department letterbook, (10 October 1914 to 18 November 1914).
Volume 514
Manufacturing department letterbook, (18 November 1914 to 28 December 1914).
Volume 515
Manufacturing department letterbook, (28 December 1914 to 2 February 1915).
Volume 516
Manufacturing department letterbook, (2 February 1915 to 8 March 1915).
Volume 517
Manufacturing department letterbook, (8 March 1915 to 17 April 1915).
Volume 518
Manufacturing department letterbook, (17 April 1915 to 23 July 1915).
Volume 519
Material removed from Volume 519, (1915).
Box 2 Folder 33
Manufacturing department letterbook, (23 July 1915 to 22 February 1917).
Volume 520
Manufacturing department letterbook, (26 February 1917 to 2 October 1919).
Volume 521
Manufacturing department letterbook, (6 October 1919 to 11 February 1921).
Volume 522
Manufacturing department letterbook, (28 February 1921 to 8 November 1923).
Volume 523
Scope and content note

The accounting records begin with a series of five sales journals ranging from 1905 to 1937. There is also a single job order book (1925 – 1929). This is followed by a series of six year-end departmental inventory books (1950 – 1956). Production records (circa 1900 – 1939) consist of two series of file cards. The first series (undated) is book production cards for the second half of the alphabet. The second is book cost and record cards for dead series (1921 – 1939). These are organized somewhat alphabetically and have been maintained in their original groups. A single composition order (1923) completes the production records. A plate inventory book (1900 – 1901) follows.

Sales book number 4, (6 January 1905 to 30 June 1909).
Volume 524
Sales book number 5, (7 July 1909 to 31 July 1913).
Volume 525
Sales book number 6, (5 August 1913 to 30 June 1917).
Volume 526
Material removed from Volume 526, (1907 - 1910).
Box 36A Folder 29
Sales book number 7, (3 July 1917 to 30 September 1923).
Volume 527
Sales book number 8, (9 October 1923 to 3 February 1937).
Volume 528
Material removed from Volume 528, (1923 - 1937).
Box 36A Folder 30
Job order book, (31 January 1925 to 21 October 1929).
Volume 529
Inventory of book stock, paper, etc., (31 December 1950).
Volume 530
Material removed from Volume 530, (1950).
Box 36A Folder 31
Inventory of book stock, paper, etc., (31 December 1951).
Volume 531
Material removed from Volume 531, (1951).
Box 36A Folder 32
Inventory of book stock, paper, etc., (31 December 1952).
Volume 532
Inventory of book stock, paper, etc., (31 December 1953).
Volume 533
Material removed from Volume 533, (1953).
Box 36A Folder 33
Inventory of book stock, paper, etc., (31 December 1954).
Volume 534
Material removed from Volume 534, (1954 - 1955).
Box 11 Folder 6
Inventory of book stock, paper, etc., (31 December 1955).
Volume 535
Inventory of book stock, paper, etc., (31 December 1956).
Volume 536
Material removed from Volume 536, (1956 - 1957).
Box 36A Folder 34
Book production cards, M - P, (undated).
Box 38A
Book production cards, P - S, (undated).
Box 38B
Miscellaneous book production cards, (undated).
Box 38B
Book cost and record cards, dead series, (1921 - 1939).
Box 39A Folder 1-45
Book cost and record cards, dead series, (1921 - 1939).
Box 39B Folder 1-45
Book cost and record cards, dead series, (1921 - 1939).
Box 39C Folder 1-45
Book cost and record cards, dead series, (1921 - 1939).
Box 39D Folder 1-40
Book cost and record cards, dead series, (1921 - 1939).
Box 39E Folder 1-44
Book cost and record cards, dead series, (1921 - 1939).
Box 39F Folder 1-44
Book cost and record cards, dead series, (1921 - 1939).
Box 39G Folder 1-45
Book cost and record cards, dead series, (1921 - 1939).
Box 39H Folder 1-40
Book cost and record cards, dead series, (1921 - 1939).
Box 39I Folder 1-43
Book cost and record cards, dead series, (1921 - 1939).
Box 39J Folder 1-34
Book cost and record cards, dead series, (1921 - 1939).
Box 39K Folder 1-29
Composition order for Annie Isabel Robertson’s “Guide to Literature of Homer” and “Family Life”, (29 August 1923).
Box 36A Folder 35
Plate book, (1900 - 1901).
Volume 537
Material removed from Volume 537, (1900).
Box 36A Folder 36

Scope and content note

This small series is a heterogeneous mixture of sales-related records. It contains outgoing correspondence regarding sales to the trade and sales to individuals. Also included are letterbooks of the Educational Department which concern sales to schools and colleges. A small number of ledgers, sales reports, and commission records make up the rest of the series.

Scope and content note

One volume (538), with many letters signed by Henry H. Kimball, relates to sales to the trade (1882 - 1888). Volumes 539 through 546 are outgoing letters relating to sales to individuals and non-trade accounts for 1907 to 1912, with only one gap in the run. Many of these are signed by G. H. Newton or, from 1910, by “Miss Miller.” Volumes 547 through 551 consist of outgoing letters from the educational department, which concern sales of textbooks. These are signed by Ellis W. Bacon, Charles H. Robertson (who signed as “Ro.”), Thomas P. Bacon, and an unidentified “H. P.” (1910 - 1914). The remaining two volumes (552 - 553) contain correspondence related to school and college quotations and the Historical Tales series; the letters are signed by Ellis W. Bacon, Thomas P. Bacon, and William M. Lednum (1910 - 1913).

Sales department letterbook, (1882 to 1888).
Volume 538
Sales department letterbook, (30 August 1907 to 6 November 1907).
Volume 539
Mr. Newton’s letterbook, (24 November 1908 to 2 February 1909).
Volume 540
Mr. Newton’s letterbook, number 58, (25 February 1910 to 2 May 1910).
Volume 541
Mr. Newton’s letterbook, (3 May 1910 to 18 July 1910).
Volume 542
Material removed from Volume 542, (1910 - 1912).
Box 40 Folder 1
Mr. Newton’s letterbook, (19 July 1910 to 5 November 1910).
Volume 543
Mr. Newton’s letterbook, (7 November 1910 to 23 March 1911).
Volume 544
Material removed from Volume 544, (1910 - 1911).
Box 40 Folder 2A
Miss Miller’s letterbook, (23 March 1911 to 22 September 1911).
Volume 545
Miss Miller’s letterbook, (22 September 1911 to 27 February 1912).
Volume 546
Educational department letterbook, (17 June 1910 to 13 January 1911).
Volume 547
Educational department letterbook, (25 March 1913 to 16 July 1913).
Volume 548
Educational department letterbook, (17 July 1913 to 4 November 1913).
Volume 549
Educational department letterbook, (5 November 1913 to 20 February 1914).
Volume 550
Educational department letterbook, (21 February 1914 to 10 July 1914).
Volume 551
School and college quotations, (17 March 1910 to 27 November 1912).
Volume 552
Note

Only 191 leaves used.

Letters regarding the Historical Tales, (1 November 1910 to 29 October 1913).
Volume 553
Correspondence: U. S. Pharmacopoeia and Dispensatory, (1925 - 1933).
Box 40 Folder 2B
Correspondence: Malloy, J. V., (1933 - 1934).
Box 40 Folder 3
Scope and content note

This subseries is comprised of a small array of unrelated sales records and account books. There are two sales ledgers, one for jobbers and one for bookstores and individuals (1907 - 1911); one folder of retail sales reports (1922 - 1924); three volumes of alesmen’s commission records (1938 - 1946); a journal for sales of medical books to doctors (1941 - 1943); and notecards for a sales presentation (1956).

Sales ledger, volume 1 (jobbers), (1907 - 1911).
Volume 554
Sales ledger, volume 2 (bookstores and individuals), (1907 - 1911).
Volume 555
Material removed from Volume 555, (1907 - 1911).
Box 40 Folder 4
Sales reports for retail sales, (1922 - 1924).
Box 40 Folder 5
5 October 1938 to 2 December 1940.
Volume 556
Material removed from Volume 556, (1938 - 1940).
Box 40 Folder 6
9 December 1940 to 8 December 1942.
Volume 557
Material removed from Volume 557, (1940 - 1942).
Box 40 Folder 7
5 January 1943 to 7 February 1946.
Volume 558
Material removed from Volume 558, (1943 - 1946).
Box 40 Folder 8
Sales journal, medical books to doctors, (1943 - 1943).
Volume 559
Note cards (6) for a presentation regarding an elementary science text, (circa 1956).
Box 40 Folder 9

Scope and content note

The business department handled the financial matters of the company. The records in this series contain of a small number of pressed letterbooks and a variety of account books and journals with dates ranging from 1853 to 1958.

Scope and content note

This small subseries consists of five pressed letterbooks, four containing correspondence from Thomas P. Bacon, director (1899 - 1913). Letters were also signed by J. Bertram Lippincott (vice president), Robert P. Morton (secretary and treasurer), and Horace S. Ridings. There is a single book of letters written by attorney Allen B. Clement (1907) on behalf of the company.

Mr. Thomas P. Bacon’s letterbook, (1 December 1899 to 18 April 1901).
Volume 560
Mr. Thomas P. Bacon’s letterbook, (22 April 1901 to 4 August 1904).
Volume 561
Mr. Thomas P. Bacon's letterbook, (5 August 1904 to 10 October 1913).
Volume 562
Outgoing letters of Thomas P. Bacon, (13 October 1913 to 13 October 1914).
Volume 190
Outgoing letters from Allen B. Clement, (16 January 1907 to 16 December 1907).
Volume 563
Scope and content note

A variety of accounting and financial records in this subseries spans over 100 years. None are complete for their date range except for the payroll records. There are three private account books from the early days of the company (1853 – 1879), including Joshua B. Lippincott’s day book and the partners’ private cash ledger. Volumes 596 and 597 are inventory (1888) and valuation books (1917 – 1936). For inventories of book stock, paper, etc. (1950 – 1956), see Volumes 559 through 565 in Series 5. A group of ten general journals ranges from 1906 to 1947. Cash records are comprised of six cash receipts journals (1908 – 1947) and one cash collections book (1938), eight cash disbursements journals (1910 – 1945), three folders of stamps records (1923), and two voucher registers (1927 – 1931 and 1942 – 1944). Six volumes (627 – 632) of payroll records complete the subseries (1937 – 1958). The back of each payroll book has many notes, letters, and human resources-related papers pasted in. The payroll records are closed to researchers for 75 years from the date of creation. See individual volumes for when access restrictions expire.

Day book of Joshua B. Lippincott, (28 February 1853 to 31 December 1885).
Volume 564
Private journal of Lippincott, Grambo and Co./J. B. Lippincott and Co., (4 October 1856 to 22 April 1869).
Volume 565
Partners’ private cash ledger (J. B. Lippincott, Edmund Claxton, George Remsen, and Benjamin B. Willis), (July 1855 to November 1879).
Volume 566
J. B. Lippincott Co.’s publications, stereotype plates, English stock, pub. dept. and recapitulation of stock, (31 January 1888).
Volume 567
Material removed from Volume 567, (1888).
Box 40 Folder 10
Valuation book (plates, stamps, authors’ rights, artists’ rights, analysis of plates sold, furniture and fixtures),, (1917 - 1936).
Volume 568
Material removed from Volume 568, (1917 - 1936).
Box 40 Folder 11
General journal number 2, (November 1906 to December 1909).
Volume 569
Material removed from Volume 569, (1906 - 1909).
Box 40 Folder 12
General journal number 4, (May 1913 to November 1916).
Volume 570
Material removed from Volume 570, (1913 - 1916).
Box 40 Folder 13
General journal number 5, (November 1916 to April 1920).
Volume 571
Material removed from Volume 571, (1916 - 1920).
Box 40 Folder 14
General journal number 8, (February 1927 to December 1928).
Volume 572
Material removed from Volume 572, (1927 - 1928).
Box 40 Folder 15
General journal number 9, (January 1929 to December 1930).
Volume 573
General journal number 10, (January 1931 to December 1932).
Volume 574
Material removed from Volume 574, (1931 - 1932).
Box 40 Folder 16
General journal number 11, (January 1933 to February 1935).
Volume 575
General journal number 12, (March 1935 to December 1937).
Volume 576
Material removed from Volume 576, (1935 - 1937).
Box 40 Folder 17
General journal number13, (January 1938 to June 1940).
Volume 577
Material removed from Volume 577, (1938 - 1940).
Box 40 Folder 18
General journal number 14, (July 1940 to August 1942).
Volume 578
Material removed from Volume 578, (1940 - 1942).
Box 11 Folder 7
General journal number 16, (September 1942 to December 1944).
Volume 579
Material removed from Volume 579, (1942 - 1945).
Box 40 Folder 19
General journal number 17, (January 1945 to October 1947).
Volume 580
Material removed from Volume 580, (1945 - 1947).
Box 40 Folder 20
Cash receipts, (17 October 1908 to 26 February 1910).
Volume 581
Cash receipts, (26 February 1910 to 31 July 1911).
Volume 582
Cash receipts, (12 December 1914 to 5 July 1916).
Volume 583
Material removed from Volume 583, (1914 - 1916).
Box 40 Folder 21
Cash receipts, (2 January 1928 to 20 May 1938).
Volume 584
Cash receipts, (23 May 1938 to 31 December 1942).
Volume 585
Cash receipts, (4 January 1943 to 31 March 1947).
Volume 586
Cash collections, (1 July 1938 to 30 December 1938).
Volume 587
General cash disbursements, (20 October 1910 to 22 July 1913).
Volume 588
General cash disbursements, (22 July 1913 to 7 September 1916).
Volume 589
General cash disbursements, (8 September 1916 to 29 November 1919).
Volume 590
General cash disbursements, (20 April 1931 to 30 November 1934).
Volume 591
General cash disbursements, (3 December 1934 to 22 October 1937).
Volume 592
Material removed from Volume 592, (1934 - 1937).
Box 40 Folder 22
General cash disbursements, (22 October 1937 to 3 May 1940).
Volume 593
General cash disbursements, (3 May 1940 to 24 August 1942).
Volume 594
Material removed from Volume 594, (1940 - 1942).
Box 40 Folder 23
General cash disbursements, (24 August 1942 to 31 May 1945).
Volume 595
Material removed from Volume 595, (1942 - 1945).
Box 40 Folder 24
Stamps required, (October 1923 to December 1923).
Box 40 Folder 25
Record of stamps used, (October 1923 to December 1923).
Box 40 Folder 26
Stamps used, (October 1923 to December 1923).
Box 40 Folder 27
Voucher register, (1927 - 1931).
Volume 596
Material removed from Volume 596, (1927 - 1931).
Box 40 Folder 28
Voucher register, (1942 - 1944).
Volume 597
Material removed from Volume 597, (1942 - 1944).
Box 40 Folder 29
Pay roll, (10 January 1937 to 19 December 1942).
Volume 598
Material removed from Volume 598, (1937 - 1942).
Box 40 Folder 30
Material removed from Volume 598, (1937 - 1942).
Box 11 Folder 8
Pay roll, (9 January 1943 to 20 December 1946).
Volume 599
Material removed from Volume 599, (1943 - 1946).
Box 41 Folder 1
Pay roll, (10 January 1947 to 22 December 1949).
Volume 600
Material removed from Volume 600, (1947 - 1949).
Box 41 Folder 2
Pay roll, (10 January 1950 to 22 December 1952).
Volume 601
Material removed from Volume 601, (1950 - 1952).
Box 41 Folder 3
Pay roll, (9 January 1953 to 20 December 1957).
Volume 602
Material removed from Volume 602, (1953 - 1957).
Box 41 Folder 4
Pay roll, (10 January 1958 to 25 June 1958).
Volume 603

Scope and content note

Frederick A. Stokes Company was founded in 1881 as White and Stokes. Most records in this small series are dated prior to the firm’s acquisition by J. B. Lippincott Company in 1941. There is a single folder of author correspondence. The remainder is a hodge-podge of accounting and other records ranging from sales and royalties to manufacturing and advertising. This series has been arranged chronologically.

Summary record of sales, (May 1881 to August 1941).
Volume 604
Material removed from Volume 604, (undated).
Box 40 Folder 31A
Annual royalties, (beginning 1908).
Volume 605
Material removed from Volume 605, (1908 - 1930).
Box 40 Folder 31B
Monthly balances book, (January 1914 to March 1925).
Volume 606
Material removed from Volume 606, (1906 - 1915).
Box 40 Folder 32
Manufacturing record for books published, printed, and imported, (1918 to 1941).
Volume 607
Inactive wrapper orders, (1929 - 1936).
Volume 608
Material removed from Volume 608, (1929 - 1936).
Box 42 Folder 1
Record of stocks and bonds owned, (1936 - 1940).
Box 42 Folder 3
Circular advertising journal, (January 1936 to October 1941).
Volume 609
Material removed from Volume 609, (1936 - 1941).
Box 42 Folder 3
Correspondence and promotional material: MacArthur, D. Wilson, (1937 - 1938).
Box 42 Folder 4
Complete Descriptive Catalog of the Publications of Frederick A. Stokes Company, (1938).
Box 16 Folder 8
Sales journal, (1 January 1941 to 11 May 1945).
Volume 610
Material removed from Volume 610, (1944 - 1945).
Box 42 Folder 5

Scope and content note

This series contains circa 23 shelf feet of printed volumes, chiefly the publications of the Lippincott firm, but a few from other firms including F. A. Stokes Company, Grigg and Elliott, and Lippincott, Grambo and Company. Notable titles include Letter of Hernando De Soto and Memoir of Hernando de Escalante Fontaneda (Volume 635), of which only 100 copies were printed; and The Veterinary Surgeon: Or Farriery Taught on a New and Easy Plan (Volume 653) which contains a Civil War inscription by Lt. A. Benson Brown. Many issues of Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine are also represented.

Allibone's Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors, volume 1, "Abb-Lyt," S. Austin Allibone. J. B. Lippincott,, 1871.
Volume 611
Allibone's Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors, volume 2,"Mab-Syz," S. Austin Allibone. J. B. Lippincott,, 1871.
Volume 612
Allibone's Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors, volume 3, "Twa-Zwe," S. Austin Allibone. J. B. Lippincott,, 1871.
Volume 613
The History of Georgia from its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time, T. S. Arthur and W. H. Carpenter. J. B. Lippincott,, 1856.
Volume 614
The History of Virginia from its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time, T. S. Arthur and W. H. Carpenter. J. B. Lippincott,, 1856.
Volume 615
Bethlehem Seminary Souvenir: History of the Rise, Progress, and Current Condition of the Bethlehem Female Seminary. J. B. Lippincott,, 1858.
Volume 616
The Century: Its Fruits and Its Festival, by Edward C. Bruce. J. B. Lippincott,, 1877.
Volume 617
The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come, John Bunyan. J. B. Lippincott,, 1884.
Volume 618
Autobiography of Charles Caldwell, M. D. J. B. Lippincott,, 1855.
Volume 620
The Analogy of Religion, to the Constitution and Course of Nature…, 5th edition, Joseph Butler. J. B. Lippincott,, 1863.
Volume 619
The History of Connecticut from its Earliest Settlement to the Present, W. H. Carpenter and T. S. Arthur. J. B. Lippincott,, 1856.
Volume 621
The History of Illinois from its Earliest Settlement to the Present, W. H. Carpenter and T. S. Arthur. J. B. Lippincott,, 1856.
Volume 622
The History of Ohio from its Earliest Settlement to the Present, W. H. Carpenter and T. S. Arthur. J. B. Lippincott,, 1856.
Volume 623
The History of Pennsylvania from its Earliest Settlement to the Present, W. H. Carpenter, T. S. Arthur. J. B. Lippincott,, 1856.
Volume 624
The History of Tennessee from its Earliest Settlement to the Present, W. H. Carpenter. J. B. Lippincott,, 1856.
Volume 625
The History of Vermont from its Earliest Settlement to the Present, W. H. Carpenter and T. S. Arthur. J. B. Lippincott,, 1856.
Volume 626
Manual of Spherical and Practical Astronomy, volume 1, William Chauvenet. J. B. Lippincott,, 1863.
Volume 627
Manual of Spherical and Practical Astronomy, volume 2, William Chauvenet. J. B. Lippincott,, 1863.
Volume 628
The Ways and Means of Payment: A Full Analysis of the Credit System, with Various Modes of Adjustment, Stephen Colwell. J. B. Lippincott,, 1859.
Volume 629
Comprehensive Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments. J. B. Lippincott,, 1865.
Volume 630
Remington's Practice of Pharmacy, E. Fullerton Cook. J. B. Lippincott,, 1926.
Volume 631
The First Book of Anatomy, Physiology and Hygiene of the Human Body for Pupils in the Lower Grades, J. A. Culler. J. B. Lippincott,, 1909.
Volume 632
First Book on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene for Grammar Schools and Families, Calvin Cutter. J. B. Lippincott,, 1854.
Volume 633
First Book on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene for Grammar Schools and Families, Calvin Cutter. J. B. Lippincott,, 1854.
Volume 634
Letter of Hernando De Soto and Memoir of Hernando de Escalante Fontaneda,, 1854.
Volume 635
Chicora and Other Regions of the Conquerors and the Conquered, Mary H. Eastman. Lippincott, Grambo, and Company,, 1854.
Volume 636
Portrait of a Colonial City Philadelphia 1670 - 1838, Harold Donaldson Eberlein and Cortlandt Van Dyke Hubbard. J. B. Lippincott,, 1939.
Volume 637
Portrait of a Colonial City Philadelphia 1670 - 1838, Harold Donaldson Eberlein and Cortlandt Van Dyke Hubbard. J. B. Lippincott,, 1939.
Volume 638
Diary of Independence Hall, Harold Donaldson Eberlein and Cortlandt Van Dyke Hubbard. J. B. Lippincott,, 1948.
Volume 639
The Lives and Times of the Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States First Series, Henry Flanders. J. B. Lippincott,, 1858.
Volume 640
The Lives and Times of the Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States Second Series, Henry Flanders. J. B. Lippincott,, 1859.
Volume 641
The Lives and Times of the Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, Henry Flanders. Lippincott, Grambo, and Company,, 1855.
Volume 642
New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare: Macbeth, edited by H. H. Furness. J. B. Lippincott,, 1903.
Volume 643
New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare: Hamlet, volume 2, edited by H. H. Furness. J. B. Lippincott,, 1905.
Volume 644
New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare: As You Like It, edited by H. H. Furness. J. B. Lippincott,, 1918.
Volume 645
New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare: As You Like It, edited by H. H. Furness. J. B. Lippincott,, 1918.
Volume 646
Productive Horse Husbandry, Carl W. Gay. J. B. Lippincott,, 1916.
Volume 647
Chamber’s Biographical Dictionary, new and revised edition, edited by William Geddie and J. Lidell Geddie. J. B. Lippincott,, 1926.
Volume 648
Curiosities of Popular Customs and of Rites, Ceremonies, Observances, and Miscellaneous Antiquities, Ethel M. Hale. J. B. Lippincott,, 1923.
Volume 649
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer or Geographical Dictionary of the World, edited by Angelo Heilprin and Louis Heilprin. J. B. Lippincott,, 1906.
Volume 650
Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer or Geographical Dictionary of the World, edited by Angelo Heilprin and Louis Heilprin. J. B. Lippincott,, 1922.
Volume 651
Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer or Geographical Dictionary of the World, edited by Angelo Heilprin and Louis Heilprin. J. B. Lippincott,, 1922.
Volume 652
Life and Campaigns of George B. McClellan, G. S. Hillard. J. B. Lippincott,, 1864.
Volume 653
The Veterinary Surgeon: Or Farriery Taught on a New and Easy Plan, John Hinds. John Grigg,, 1833.
Volume 654
Memoir of Henry Armitt Brown, Together with Four Orations, edited by J. M. Hoppin. J. B. Lippincott,, 1880.
Volume 655
The History, Treatment, and Diseases of the Horse. J. B. Lippincott,, 1857.
Volume 656
Jenkins's Vest-Pocket Lexicon, Jabez Jenkins. J. B. Lippincott,, 1868.
Volume 657
Wild Western Scenes: A Narrative of Adventures in the Western Wilderness…, J. B.Jones. J. B. Lippincott,, 1874.
Volume 658
Manual of Human Microscopical Anatomy, A. Kolliker. Lippincott, Grambo, and Company,, 1854.
Volume 659
New and Copious Lexicon of the Latin Language, F. P. Leverett. J. B. Lippincott,, 1900.
Volume 660
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer… J. B. Lippincott,, 1872.
Volume 661
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer… J. B. Lippincott,, 1886.
Volume 662
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer… J. B. Lippincott,, 1904.
Volume 663
Manual of Bayonet Exercise: Prepared for the Use of the Army of the United States, George B. McClellan. Lippincott, Grambo, and Company,, 1852.
Volume 664
Manual of Bayonet Exercise: Prepared for the Use of the Army of the United States, George B. McClellan. J. B. Lippincott,, 1861.
Volume 665
The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore, Collected by Himself, Thomas Moore. J. B. Lippincott,, 1846.
Volume 666
New Themes for the Protestant Clergy: Creeds without Charity, Theology without Humanity, and Protestantism without Christianity. Lippincott, Grambo, and Company,, 1851.
Volume 667
Indigenous Races of the Earth: Or New Chapters of Ethnological Inquiry, J. C. Nott and George R. Gliddon. J. B. Lippincott,, 1857.
Volume 668
Types of Mankind: Or Ethnological Researches…, J. C. Nott, George R. Gliddon. Lippincott, Grambo, and Company,, 1854.
Volume 669
Palestine, Past and Present, with Biblical, Literary, and Scientific Notes, Henry S. Osborn. James Challen and Son,, 1859.
Volume 670
United States Dispensatory and Physicians' Pharmacology, Arthur Osol, Robertson Pratt, and Mark D. Altschule. J. B. Lippincott,, 1967.
Volume 671
The Poetical Works of Milton, Young, Gray, Beattie, and Collins. Lippincott, Grambo, and Company,, 1854.
Volume 672
Anatomy of the Arteries of the Human Body Descriptive and Surgical with the Descriptive Anatomy of the Heart, John Hatch Power. J. B. Lippincott,, 1862.
Volume 673
History of the Conquest of Mexico, volume 3, William H. Prescott. J. B. Lippincott,, 1873.
Volume 674
History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic, volume 2, William H. Prescott. J. B. Lippincott,, 1873.
Volume 675
History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic, volume 3, William H. Prescott, J. B. Lippincott,, 1873.
Volume 676
Republican Landmarks: The Views and Opinions of American Statesmen on Foreign Immigration, Being a Collection of Statistics…, John P. Sanderson. J. B. Lippincott,, 1855.
Volume 677
Treatise on Political Economy; or the Production, Distribution, and Consumption of Wealth, Jean-Baptiste Say. Lippincott, Grambo, and Company,, 1854.
Volume 678
Mason's Farrier and Stud Book, Richard Mason and J. S. Skinner. J. B. Lippincott,, 1850.
Volume 679
Principles of Human Physiology, with Their Chief Applications to Psychology, Pathology…, Francis Gurney Smith. Blanchard and Lea,, 1856.
Volume 680
Lippincott's Pronouncing Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer or Geographical Dictionary of the World, edited by J. Thomas and T. Baldwin. J. B. Lippincott,, 1855.
Volume 681
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer…, edited by J. Thomas and T. Baldwin. J. B. Lippincott,, 1856.
Volume 682
Complete Pronouncing Medical Dictionary: Embracing the Terminology of Medicine and the Kindred Sciences…, Joseph Thomas. J. B. Lippincott,, 1887.
Volume 683
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer…, J. Thomas. J. B. Lippincott,, 1905.
Volume 684
Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology, Volume 1 "A-Her," Joseph Thomas. J. B. Lippincott,, 1908.
Volume 685
Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology, Volume 2 "Her-Z," Joseph Thomas. J. B. Lippincott,, 1908.
Volume 686
Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology, by Joseph Thomas. J. B. Lippincott,, 1930.
Volume 687
Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology, by Joseph Thomas. J. B. Lippincott,, 1930.
Volume 688
Book of American Figure Painters, by Maria Griswold Van Rensselaer. J. B. Lippincott,, 1886.
Volume 689
Book of American Figure Painters, by Maria Griswold Van Rensselaer. J. B. Lippincott,, 1886.
Volume 690
Curiosities of Popular Customs and of Rites, Ceremonies, Observances, and Miscellaneous Antiquities, by William S. Walsh. J. B. Lippincott,, 1898.
Volume 691
Romance of Natural History; or, Wild Scenes and Wild Hunters, by C. W. Webber. Lippincott, Grambo, and Company,, 1852.
Volume 692
The Life of Gen. Francis Marion, a Celebrated Partisan Officer of the Revolutionary War…, M. L. Weems and Brigadier General P. Horry. Joseph Allen,, 1853.
Volume 693
Why a Cap? J. B. Lippincott,, 1940.
Volume 694
The Dispensatory of the United States of America, George B. Wood and Franklin Bache. Grigg and Elliott,, 1833.
Volume 695
The Dispensatory of the United States of America, George B. Wood and Franklin Bache. Grigg and Elliott,, 1834.
Volume 696
Comprehensive Dictionary of the English Language, Joseph E. Worcester. J. B. Lippincott,, 1871.
Volume 697
Dictionary of the English Language, by Joseph E. Worcester. J. B. Lippincott,, 1878.
Volume 698
Dictionary of the English Language, by Joseph E. Worcester. J. B. Lippincott,, 1905.
Volume 699
Universal and Critical Dictionary of the English Language, Joseph E. Worcester. Wilkins, Carter, and Company,, 1846.
Volume 700
Lippincott's Quick Reference Book for Nurses, 8th edition, edited by Helen Young and Eleanor Lee. J. B. Lippincott,, 1962.
Volume 701
Loose material removed from published volumes, (1913 - 1959).
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Lippincott's Monthly Magazine, J. B. Lippincott,, (January - June 1868).