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J. B. Carrington papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 666
Scope and Contents
The J. B. Carrington Papers hold correspondence, literary manuscripts, photographs, and research files related to his career as an editor and writer at Scribner's Magazine. Correspondents include authors and artists who contributed work to the magazine, such as Frederick S. Church, James B. Connolly, Kenyon Cox, Andrew Lang, Maxfield Parrish, Frederick Waugh, and N. C. Wyeth, who are represented in the collection by letters and literary manuscripts. In addition, Carrington kept financial records on the company's literary assets, detailing prices paid to authors for work submitted, and tabulating the literary costs of each issue published between 1892 and 1906. Other correspondents in the papers relate to Carrington's research on contemporary wood engravers, including William B. Closson, Elbridge Kingsley, Gustav Kruell, Caroline Amelia Powell, and S. G. Putnam, among others. Also present are twenty-five art photographs taken by Carrington, who wrote on photography for Scribner's Magazine, and ephemera that documents his activities at the Salmagundi Club.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The J. B. Carrington Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Walter H. Cook (Yale 1912), 1946.
Organized into five series: I. Correspondence, 1886-1934. II. Scribner's Magazine Records and Manuscripts, 1891-1919. III. Research and Writings on Wood Engraving and Engravers, 1887-1924. IV. Other Papers, 1893-1924. V. Photographs by J. B. Carrington, circa 1910.
Associated Materials
Carrington Family Papers (MS 130), Manuscripts and Archives, Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University
1886 - 1934
1.17 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Related Names
Carrington, J. B. (James Beebee), 1860-1929
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