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William Marion Reedy Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-165

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.


  • Creation: 1906-1919



Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing 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.

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.


0.1 Linear Feet (2 folders)


Collection of correspondence consisting of four letters 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.


Arranged chronologically.

Collection Stack Location

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Processed by

Virginia Hay Smith, 2008.

Inventory of the William Marion Reedy Papers, 1906-1919
Virginia Hay Smith
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Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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