Biography and History

George Haven Putnam (1844-1930) was an American publisher and author, and the eldest son of the co-founder of Wiley & Putnam, George Palmer Putnam, and Victorine Haven Putnam. Putnam served in the Union Army during the Civil War. He was captured following the Battle of Cedar Creek and held prisoner at Libby Prison and Danville before being returned to the Union Army as part of a prisoner exchange in 1865. After his father's death in 1872, he and two of his brothers, John Bishop Putnam and Irving Putnam, took over the publishing company, renaming it "G. P. Putnam's Sons." In 1887, Putnam was involved in establishing the American Publishers' Copyright League.

Source: From the finding aid for C1350

  • George Haven Putnam Papers. 1853-1929 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C1350

    Consists of business and personal papers of George Haven Putnam (1844-1930), an American publisher and author. Included are fully-indexed letterbooks (1879-1910), typescripts of Putnam's writings (ca. 1905-1929), scrapbooks of letters received and press clippings (1878-1917), and other clippings and printed material (1853-1928).

  • George Haven Putnam Papers. 1853-1929 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C1350

    Consists of business and personal papers of George Haven Putnam (1844-1930), an American publisher and author. Included are fully-indexed letterbooks (1879-1910), typescripts of Putnam's writings (ca. 1905-1929), scrapbooks of letters received and press clippings (1878-1917), and other clippings and printed material (1853-1928).