EDWARD W. BOK - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/09/1905 - HFSID 86037
EDWARD BOK The Pulitzer Prize winner sends a letter on his personal The Ladies' Home Journal stationary Typed Letter signed: "Edward Bok", 1½ p, 5x8. Philadelphia, 1905 November 9. On letterhead of "The Ladies' Home Journal/Mr. Bok's Office" to Mr. Edward T. Hartman.
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The Pulitzer Prize winner sends a letter on his personal The Ladies' Home Journal stationary
Typed Letter signed: "Edward Bok", 1½ p, 5x8. Philadelphia, 1905 November 9. On letterhead of "The Ladies' Home Journal/Mr. Bok's Office" to Mr. Edward T. Hartman. In full: "I thank you for your letter, but we could hardly use such an article as you have in mind for the reason that we have our plans with regard to the bill-board question pretty well laid out. What I am more anxious to get is any information which will throw light upon the whole situation, and that is what I hope you will be able to send me from time to time." Dutch immigrant Edward Bok founded the "Brooklyn Magazine" (later "Cosmopolitan") in 1883. From 1889-1919, Bok served as Editor of The Ladies' Home Journal, which had been founded by his father-in-law, Cyrus H.K. Curtis in 1883. Bok made the publication the leading American magazine for women. At the time of this letter, a campaign was raging to expose the evils of patent medicines and introduce federal regulation of food and drugs. Begun by "Collier's Weekly" in 1903, the crusade was joined by other national magazines, including "The Ladies' Home Journal" and "Good Housekeeping", resulting in the passage of the Food and Drug Act in 1906. In 1921, the publisher and philanthropist won a Pulitzer Prize for his autobiography, The Americanization of Edward Bok (1920). Horizontal fold touches signature. Fine condition.
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