Biography and History

Harper & Brothers was a distinguished publishing firm in the nineteenth century. The firm was established in 1817 by James and John Harper, and its first venture into publishing was with John Locke's Essay on Human Understanding. Brothers Joseph and Fletcher Harper later joined the business, and the company took on the name Harper & Brothers in 1833. The firm launched Harper's New Monthly Magazine in 1850, Harper's Weekly in 1857, and Harper's Bazar (later Bazaar) in 1867. Harper & Brothers passed out of family hands in 1900.

Source: From the finding aid for C0103


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