Biography and History

Born in New York City, Maxwell E. Perkins attended the St. Paul's School of Concord, New Hampshire and Harvard College, graduating from Harvard in 1907. Following his graduation, Perkins worked for The New York Times prior to joining publisher, Charles Scribner's Sons, in 1910. As an editor at Charles Scribner's Sons, Perkins is most closely associated with F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Thomas Wolfe. However, Perkins also worked with noted authors, J. P. Marquand, Erskine Caldwell, and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.

Source: From the finding aid for C0655