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Series 3: Collins Publishers, 1940-1964
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists of letters and financial statements received by Edmonds from his New York City literary agency, Harold Ober Associates. The letters (1929-1974) and financial statements (1931-1967), with some carbons of Edmonds' replies, concern the publication and payment for most of Edmonds' nearly seventy short stories and at least seven of his novels or writings for young adults. A sampling of titles mentioned include "An Honest Deal" (1930), "Erie Water" (1932), "The Death of Red Peril" (1928), a story of a racing caterpillar, The Big Barn (1930), Rome Haul (1932), produced on the stage and as a film under the title The Farmer Takes a Wife, Drums Along the Mohawk (1936), also produced as a film in 1939, Chad Hanna (1940), and The Matchlock Gun (1941), which won the Newbery Medal for juvenile fiction. Also present is a small file of letters (1940-1964) from Collins Publishers concerning the British publication of Chad Hanna and other works.
This series is arranged in one folder.
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No appraisal information is available.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
This collection is open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
- Credit this material:
Series 3: Collins Publishers; Walter D. Edmonds Correspondence with Harold Ober Associates, C0836, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 3