FREDERICK LEWIS ALLEN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/03/1941 - HFSID 273113
Sale Price $180.00
FREDERICK LEWIS ALLEN
The Editor-in-Chief of Harper's Magazine signs this typed letter to a professor giving his permission to reprint an article, on a few conditions
Typed letter signed: "Frederick L. Allen", 1p, 6½x9½. New York, N.Y., 1941 August 3. On letterhead of "Harper's Magazine/Editorial Rooms" to Assistant Professor Austin Wright, Carnegie Institute of Technology, Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, Pa. In full: "I should be glad to give you permission to reprint 'Our Widening American Culture' in your book of readings for college freshmen on condition, first, that I be paid $15 for the use of the material, and, second, that the conclusion of the article be somewhat cut. By some accident, either in the Reader's Digest office or in the Saturday Review office, that article as printed in the Saturday Review made a sort of hodgepodge of the conclusion of the article and one phrase was unnecessarily repeated. I haven't a copy of it here, but my impression is that if you cut off the end of the article so as to conclude it with the verses by Clough the effect will be much better. Won't you take a careful look at it and see if that will not improve it? Sincerely yours". Frederick Lewis Allen (1890-1954) was an author and American historian. After graduating from Harvard he taught there briefly thereafter before becoming assistant editor of the Atlantic Monthly in 1914, and then managing editor of The Century in 1916. His most famous book, Only Yesterday: An Informational History of the 1920s, was published in 1931. Allen was editor in chief of Harper's Magazine from 1941 until his death in 1954. He was also the author of such books as Since Yesterday: The 1930s in America, September 3, 1929 to September 3, 1939 and Great Pierpont Morgan. Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Two light paper clip impressions at upper left blank margin. Otherwise, fine condition.
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