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Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Administrative Information

Biography of William Marion Reedy

Scope and Content of the Collection

Arrangement

Selected Search Terms

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Inventory of the William Marion Reedy Papers, 1906-1919


The Newberry Library
Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610-7324
USA
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Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Creator Reedy, William Marion, 1862-1920
Title William Marion Reedy Papers
Dates 1906-1919
Extent 0.1 cubic ft. (2 folders)
Abstract Collection of correspondence consisting of four letters from from American editor and critic William Marion Reedy to Minnie McIntyre Wallace, 1906-1912, and thirteen letters between Reedy and publisher Ben Huebsch, 1917-1919.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Newberry Library, Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
Collection Call Number Midwest MS 165
Collection Stack Location 3a 35 3

Administrative Information

Cite As

William Marion Reedy Papers, The Newberry Library, Chicago.

Provenance

Unknown.

Processed by

Virginia Hay Smith, 2008.

Access

The William Marion Reedy Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room (Priority III).

Ownership and Literary Rights

The William Marion Reedy Papers are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.

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Biography of William Marion Reedy

American editor and critic.

Born in St. Louis in 1862, Reedy served his apprenticeship as a writer on the Missouri Republican, then as a reporter for the Globe-Democrat, and in 1893 became the city editor of the St. Louis Mirror. He soon owned the Mirror and the publication changed from a gossip sheet to a sophisticated literary magazine. Reedy became one of the most successful literary entrepreneurs of his day and was influential in the development of American poetry in the early twentieth century. As editor and owner of the weekly Mirror, Reedy was responsible for getting the work of such poets as Carl Sandburg, Sara Teasdale and Edgar Lee Masters to the public.

Reedy died suddenly in 1920.

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Scope and Content of the Collection

Collection of correspondence consisting of thirteen letters between Reedy and publisher Ben Huebsch, some with references to the work of James Joyce. Also, four letters from Reedy to Minnie McIntyre Wallace concerning her submissions to the Mirror.

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Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

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Selected Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Newberry Library's public catalog. Researchers desiring additional materials on a particular topic should search the catalog using these headings.

Names

  • Huebsch, B.W. (Benjamin W.), 1876-1964
  • Reedy, William Marion, 1862-1920
  • Wallace, Minnie McIntyre

Subjects

  • Correspondence -- 1906-1919
  • Manuscripts, American
  • Periodical editors -- Missouri -- St. Louis – Correspondence

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