Arthur H. Clark Company archives collection. Arthur Henry CLARK.
Arthur H. Clark Company archives collection
Arthur H. Clark Company archives collection
Arthur H. Clark Company archives collection
Arthur H. Clark Company archives collection
Arthur H. Clark Company archives collection
Arthur H. Clark Company archives collection
Arthur H. Clark Company archives collection
Arthur H. Clark Company archives collection
Arthur H. Clark Company archives collection
Arthur H. Clark Company archives collection
Arthur H. Clark Company archives collection
Arthur H. Clark Company archives collection
Arthur H. Clark Company archives collection
Arthur H. Clark Company archives collection
Arthur H. Clark Company archives collection
Arthur H. Clark Company archives collection
Arthur H. Clark Company archives collection
Arthur H. Clark Company archives collection
Arthur H. Clark Company archives collection
Arthur H. Clark Company archives collection

Arthur H. Clark Company archives collection

Date Published: 1897-1957

The archives are comprised of approximately of 1,120 items, specifically 400 flyer advertisements and approximately 654 letters / enclosures from 224 authors. The correspondence includes letters and exchanges with many authors, illustrators, historians, clergy, politicians, explorers, and educators. Included in the correspondence are many letters written by Archer Butler Hulbert regarding the company's first publication, a 16-volume collection on historical trails in the United States east of the Mississippi.

Established in 1902 in Cleveland and named for its founder Arthur Henry Clark (1868-1951), the Arthur H. Clark Company was a major publisher of books on the history of western United States. For three generations the company was a leader in its field, and received numerous awards for its work, including the Pulitzer Prize for American History. Born and raised in England, Clark attended the University of Oxford and then began an apprenticeship with the publishing house of Henry Southern & Company. After completing his apprenticeship, he moved to Chicago, where he took a job in the publishing house of A.C. McClurg and Company. In 1892 Clark established his own bookstore in Chicago. He was then recruited by Burrows Brothers of Cleveland, where he became manager of their rare book sales. In 1930 the company headquarters were relocated to Glendale, California. In July 2006, the company was acquired by the University of Oklahoma Press and relocated to Norman, Oklahoma, where it continues as an imprint.

400 flyer advertisements:

• Approximately 400 flyer advertisements of books published by the company.

654 letters of correspondence and enclosures from approximately 224 authors.

• Abbott, Charles C. ALS, March 7, 1903, saying that he’ll gladly autograph the book. Charles Conrad Abbott (1843-1919) was an American archaeologist and naturalist.

• A’Becket, Thomas. ALS to William J. Campbell, Sept. 33, 1898. Re providing a photo of his father, the composer of Red, White and Blue.

• Adams, Arthur T. 7 TLS from A.T. Adams to A.K. Clark; “The Journal of Pierre Esprit Radisson: From the Original Manuscript in the Bodleian Library and the British Museum." Minneapolis: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1926-1928. 8.5" × 11", 7 TLS totaling 9 pp. of communication. Double pages pinned at the top, mailing folds to be expected, editorial notes in pencil, signed "A. T. Adams" in classic cursive, all fine. Arthur T. Adams (1872-1955) was a high school teacher in bookkeeping, an amateur photographer and self-taught historian, who worked at various locations in Minnesota. In his early years he did some original, first hand interviews and research on the Dakota War of 1862. These letters demonstrate his intent to edit The Journal of Pierre Espirit Radisson published in 1753, based upon a photostat copy of the original from the Bodeleian Library at Oxford. In 1925, Adams first published his theory in Minnesota History that the chronological order of Radisson's voyages were mis-published and he had uncovered two errors which would resolve the perplexing historical conundrum. A. H. Clark prudently passed on the publication of this edited volume. Eventually the book was published in 1961 by Ross and Haines, Inc., Minneapolis, six years after Adams' death, and was not well reviewed.

• Adams, R.H. ALS, May 5, 1930, re the manuscript of “Biographies of 252 Indians”.

• Ade, George. 2 TLS, one with autograph note, Nov. 23, 1923 / July 24, 1924, Chicago Athletic Club, Chicago, IL. Declining the opportunity to review Houghton’s Donner Party book and seeking to find one of his requested fables. A humorist in the vein of Twain, Ade wrote with acerbic wit about the travails of the common, middle class American.

• Albion, Robert G. ALS, Aug. 29, 1931, The Princeton Club of NY. Mailing MSS of the “Journal of Philip Vickers Fithian”. Albion was Harvard's first professor of Oceanic History, referred to as the “Dean of American Maritime Historians”.

• Aldrich, T.B. ALS, March 14, 1903, re signing A Sea Turn and Other Matters. Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836-1907) was an American writer, poet, critic, and editor.

• Alexander, Finn? ALS, Oct. 6, 1897, re translation. Reference to Mr. Heckman and Mr. Middleton.

• Allen, Charles Dexter. 2 TLS, Feb. 19, 1899 and March 13, 1901, re obtaining 2 copies of the Jesuit Relations for review and the dingy and sooty appearance of various books. Charles Dexter Clark (1865-1926) was an authority and aficionado of book plates.

• Allen, Florence E. TLS and 2 ALS with TLS enclosure from The Betz-Pierce Co, 1921-36, re Rotary Club and ordering a copy of Californian Indian Nights Entertainment. Florence Ellinwood Allen (1884-1966) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

• Allen, George (English publisher). ALS, July 16, 1895, re the pirated editions of Ruskin’s works.

• Allen, Hervey. TLS, July 16, 1938, ordering a copy of The Dictionary of Given Names. William Hervey Allen, Jr. (1889-1949) was an American educator, poet, and author, best remembered for his novel of the early United States, Anthony Adverse.

• Alliot, Hector. TLS, Nov. 8, 1916, Southwest Museum, acknowledging the gift of Merriam’s Dawn of the World. Hector Alliot (1862-1919) was Professor of Art History at USC, the first curator for the Southwest Society of the Archaeological Institute collections, and Director of the Southwest Museum.

• Alter, J. Cecil. TLS, Sept. 4, 1922, with reply and news clipping of an article by Alter, re Professor Dale’s work on Ashley-Smith and Bozeman Trail by Miss Hebard. J. Cecil Alter (1879-1964) was a professional meteorologist and amateur historian.

• Alvord, Clarence Walworth. 22 TLS and 3 ALS Between the Author and Publisher and Two Original Manuscripts; “The Mississippi Valley in British Politics: A Study of the Trade, Land Speculation, and Experiments in Imperialism Culminating in the American Revolution”. Urbana, IL & Minneapolis, MN: Arthur H. Clark Co., 1908-1925. 8.5" × 11" 22 typed letters signed totaling 31 pp. and 3 holographic letters signed (all from Europe) totaling 6 pp. Letters are on a variety of letterheads, University of Illinois at Urbana. Illinois Centennial Commission (Editor in Chief) or The Mississippi Valley Historical Review (Managing Editor). Includes a 19 pp. ts. which was the foundation of his award winning book; "British Political Factions and the Policy of Imperial Development, 1763-1774. Also, a 9 pp. ts. entitled: "Was William Pitt the Author?". All are in fine condition with legacy folds and occasional dog ear. Editor and administrative notes in pencil on most letters. In 1913-14 Alvord and Clark served on the Mississippi Valley Historical Association Magazine together. Content: This collection includes a copy of TLS from Rueben Gold Thwaites showing interest in Alvord's transcription of Captain Harry Gordon's Journal. In one HLS, Alvord asks Clark to endorse his submission for the Loubat Prize, which he won along with $1000. The Loubat Prize was a pair of prizes awarded by Columbia University every five years between 1898 and 1958 for the best social science works in the English language about North America. In 2 letters from Alvord to Clark, he laments about not being chosen for the Pulitzer Prize and begrudged Columbia University for it. Clarence Walworth Alvord (May 21, 1868-Jan 27, 1928) was a history professor, and winner of the 1918 Loubat Prize for his book The Mississippi Valley in British Politics, published by Clark. Alvord spent most of his career at the University of Illinois, where between 1897 and 1920 he worked his way up the academic ranks from prep school teacher to full professor of history. In 1926 he was the first non-British person to give the University of London's Creighton Lecture.

• Ambler, C. H. [Charles Henry]. 20 TLS Tracking the Publication of Ambler's Book with his Publisher; [History of Transportation in the Ohio Valley With Special Reference]. Morgantown, WV: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1918-1933. 8.5" × 11" all 20 are signed C. H. Ambler, with usual mailing folds, multiple pages pinned at the top, otherwise in fine condition. Letters concern the editing of his book, sales strategies, illustrations and approaching potential positive reviewers who can help with promotion. Charles Henry Ambler (Aug 12, 1876-Aug 31, 1957), using the professional name C. H., was born in New Matamoras, Ohio. He grew up in St. Marys, WV, and taught school in Pleasants County. He coupled that experience with study at West Liberty Normal School (now West Liberty University). He served as sheriff of Pleasants County in 1900. In 1901 he entered West Virginia University, which awarded him both an A.B. in social sciences and an M.A. in 1905. Ambler enrolled at the University of Wisconsin to earn his PhD., where one of his mentors was Frederick Jackson Turner, famous for his frontier thesis of American history. After completing his doctorate, Ambler taught history and political science at Randolph-Macon College in Virginia. For the next 30 years he was a member of the WVU history department, and from 1929 to 1946 he served as chairman. Among his legacies was the creation of the West Virginia History Collection in the university library. In his prodigious research and prolific writings, Ambler explored numerous topics that had received but scant attention from historians. Prominent among his works relating to the era before West Virginia became a state were "Sectionalism in Virginia from 1776 to 1861"; "George Washington and the West"; and others dealing with Thomas Ritchie, John Floyd, and Robert M. T. Hunter, who were influential in Virginia political affairs. Other books, including "Francis H. Pierpont: Union War Governor of Virginia and Father of West Virginia" and "Waitman Thomas Willey: Orator, Churchman, Humanitarian", reflected Ambler’s interest in the Civil War and West Virginia statehood. Ambler was honored with the presidency of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association in 1942–43. From 1951 to 1955 he represented Monongalia County in the state legislature.

• The American Historical Review (Henry C. Bourne). TLS, Dec. 5, 1935, re the Wylls review being “biased by personal considerations”.

• Armstrong, A.C. & Son (publisher, bookseller, importers). Autograph postcard, Feb. 24, 1896, re Book Lover’s Library.

• Asakawa, Kan’ichi. ALS and TLS, Jan. 26 and Feb. 14, 1920, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Sending copy of his book Early Institutional Life in Japan.

• Bacher, Otto H. 2 ALS, Aug. 17, 1899 and Aug. 12, 1901, re sending 40 rare proofs of his work and doing pen-and –ink drawings. Otto Henry Bacher (1856-1909) was an American artist, primarily known for his etchings and illustrations.

• Bailey, Kenneth P. 2 ALS and 2 TLS, 1939, 2 enclosures (abstract of doctoral dissertation, “The Ohio Company of Virginia”), to Stephanie Pollitzer, University of California, re publication of his dissertation. Kenneth P. Bailey (1912-2000) was an American historian and educator.

• Baker, Newton Diehl. 12 TLS on a variety of subjects including an excellent 2 pp. analysis of political parties. Cleveland, OH: Arthur H. Clark, 1902 - 1928. 8.5" × 11", typed letters signed amounting to a total of 13 pp. on letterheads from Baker, Hostele & Sidlo, Counselor of Law, Cleveland and City of Cleveland, City Solicitor. All letters are in excellent condition. Administrative or editorial pencil notation on most, one with several small chips, legacy mailing folds. Content: In these letters we read that Baker bought stock in Clark's fledging company beginning in 1902, and was checking on his dividends and seeking an opportunity to sell. He was clearly a civic mentor to Clark. In 1915 Clark sat on the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce while Baker was Mayor. In another 1928 letter Clark urges Baker to run for President, Baker replies with an acknowledgment of appreciation, but demurs. Baker sends a 2 pp. letter expounding on the current state of Political Parties. Newton Diehl Baker Jr. (Dec 3, 1871 – Dec 25, 1937) was the 42nd Secretary of War from '16 - '21, the WWI years. He was broadly criticized as being too much of a pacifist on the War and he readily acknowledged he was not much of a military strategist. However, he was an unparalleled administrator who got America in and out of Europe and then laid the ground for the League of Nations. He selected General John J. Pershing to command the American Expeditionary Forces, which he insisted act as an independent unit. He served as the 37th mayor of Cleveland, Ohio from 1912 to 1915. Baker served as city solicitor of Cleveland from 1901 to 1909. As mayor, he sought public transit reform, hospital improvement, and city beautification. Baker supported Woodrow Wilson at the 1912 Democratic National Convention, helping Wilson win the votes of the Ohio delegation. He left the administration in 1921 and returned to Baker Hostetler, the legal practice he co-founded. He served as an attorney in Village of Euclid v. Ambler Realty Co., a landmark case that established the constitutionality of zoning laws. Beginning in 1928, he served as a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration. He was a candidate for the presidential nomination at the 1932 Democratic National Convention, but eventually threw his support to Franklin D. Roosevelt.

• Baldwin, E. F. (Elbert). Feb 5, 1896, The Outlook, A Family Paper, Clinton Hall, New York, NY. Confirming column space for a notice from Clark. Editor, Journalist and confidante of Theodore Roosevelt.

• Bandel, Olga [Eugene Bandel]. 13 TLS; Frontier Life in the Army, 1854-1861 SWHS Vol 2 (1932). Redwood City: Arthur H Clark Company, 1929-32. 11 TLS on 8.5" × 11" and 2 on 7" × 11" for a total of 18 pp. Very good with mailing folds, a few dog-ears, staples/fasteners and holes on multipage letters, paper clip impressions, pencil edits. Content: Correspondence on the MSS of "Under Prairie Skies" on her California State Library letterhead; correspondence on publication, contract and royalties for "Frontier Life in the Army 1854-1861"; alerting AHC to a newspaper article on the book; difficulties retrieving her father's original manuscript from the State of California. Olga Bandel, Eugene's daughter was the translator of her father's letters and journals, mostly written in German. She was a professor at Stanford and an amateur ornithologist. Eugene Bandel was born in Prussia in 1835. He immigrated to the U.S. and joined the Army. His exploits include the Army survey of the KS state boundary and a cross country march to Utah. In 1855 he was sent with 600 men to chastise the Sioux Indians, then on to the Kiowa Indians and eventually part of an expedition against the Mormons. His accounts are fresh and written with great clarity detailing the Buffalo hunts by both Sioux and the Army. His final expedition was against the Mojave Indians near Yuma, AZ. He eventually returned to Benicia and was discharged from the Army, although he remained at the Arsenal as a civilian machinist. In 1865, he married Emilie Prahl and they had seven children.

• Banks, Louis Albert. ALS to Burrows Brothers Co., July 3, 1897, signed sheet, and proof and drawing of title page of Immortal Hymns and Their Story, sending chapters of his book. Louis Albert Banks (1855-1933) was a minister and prolific author of Christian-inspired works.

• Barker, Elizabeth Mary. 2 ALS, Dec. 6, 1927, re “A Winter’s Log in a Canadian Log Cabin”.

• Barnes, B.A. TNS, Dec. 19, 1904, White House, Washington D.C. The President’s acting secretary declines Mr. Clark’s offer (likely for selling a book), with envelope. Barnes who was secretary to both McKinley and Roosevelt, later was appointed to Postmaster General but fell under severe scrutiny for his heavy handedness in the Mrs. Minor Morris affair.

• Barris, May Tribbles. ALS, Aug. 14, 1930, her father’s book, Memoirs of a Plainsman.

• Bartlett, E.L. TLS, Mar 10, 1951, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. Efforts being made to keep the Shields Library in tact at an appropriate Alaskan institution, Fine. First Senator from Alaska (along with Ernest Gruening).

• Barton, William E. TLS, May 31, 1922, re original sketches that Henry K. Devereux will print of Willard’s Spirit of ’76. The Rev. William Eleazar Barton (1861-1930) was one of the early twentieth century's most prominent writers and lecturers on the life of Abraham Lincoln.

• Beard, Charles A. TLS, June 25, [1937?], re Gerald M. Spring’s Nationalism on the Defensive. Charles A. Beard (1874-1948) was an American historian, best known for his iconoclastic studies of the development of U.S. political institutions.

• Becker, George J. ALS, March 3, 1932, University of Washington, re his manuscript. George J. Becker (1908-1989) was an English professor and author of books on writers and literary criticism.

• Bell, Nancy [N. D’Anvers; Mrs. Arthur Bell]. ALS, March 24, c. 1900, and advertisements of her books. Bastgarth, Southbourne, Christchurch, UK. Request for a book, “Prehistoric America” which she is translating for the author. With three book circulars. Bell wrote a diverse range of books from historical, art critique and novels.

• Beveridge, Albert J. 2 TLS, July 14, 1926 and Dec. 1, 1926, re ordering a copy of Shannon’s The Organization and Administration of the Union Army, 1861-1865. Albert Jeremiah Beveridge (1862-1927) was an American historian and US senator from Indiana.

• Biggar, Henry Percival. 2 ALS 6 pp., Aug 28, 1898, Paris, France. His role in the publishing of Jesuit Relations and copies of books.

• Bibliophile Society (Henry Howard Harper). 2 TLS, Jan. 13, 1920, and Aug. 1, 1940, re publications of the Society, his recollections of Cleveland.

• Birrell, Augustine. ALS, March 8, 1919, re list of books of the Rowfant Club and information provided for his book on Frederick Locker-Lampson. Augustine Birrell KC (1850 -1933) was a British Liberal Party politician and author, noted for his humorous essays.

• Bixby, W.K. 10 TLS, ALS, and 3 replies, 1902-20. Sending Clark various books and historical documents (Audubon’s Quadrupeds, Zachary Taylor no. 148, Washington’s letters, etc.). William K. Bixby (1857-1931) was a collector of art and rare books, known for his significant philanthropic contributions around the St. Louis area.

• Blackwell, Henry (book binder). ALS, Feb. 17, 1897, re binding books for Clark.

• Blom, Frans. TLS, March 16, 1933, Tulane University of Louisiana, asking for 5 copies of the plate representing the Nunnery of Uxmal. Frans Blom (1893-1963) was a Danish explorer and archaeologist.

• Bourinot, J.G. 2 ALS, June 5 and Oct. 27, 1897, found nothing of the 7th vol. of the Jesuit Relations, congratulates Clark on his “new stablishment”. Sir John George Bourinot (1836-1902) was a Canadian journalist, historian, and civil servant.

• Boyle, David. ALS, June 24, 1896, Ontario Archaelogical Museum, re prospectus and publication of the Jesuit Relations. David Boyle (1842-1911) was blacksmith, teacher, author, bookseller, archaeologist, and museum curator.

• Bradlee, Francis B.C. ALS, Sept. 20, 1923, with advertisement for Piracy in the West Indies and Its Suppression, re monetary value of Vancouver’s Voyages (1798). Francis B. C. (Francis Boardman Crowninshield) Bradlee (1881-1928) wrote several works of non-fiction on maritime and railroad history, colonial trade, and commerce.

• Brett, W. H. TNS, Sept. 11, 1897, Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland, OH. Request for book.

• Briggs, Harold E. ALS, Dec. 5, 1929, re publication of dissertation, “The Settlement and Economic Development of the Territory of Dakota”.

• Brookhart, Smith W. TLS by Brookhart to Arthur H. Clark references Brookhart’s political intentions. Washington, D.C., June 20, 1932, 1 8.5” × 11” TLS consisting of 1 p., single spaced on U.S. Sentate letterhead. Mailing folds present, staple, minimal administrative notes in pencil. Content: Washington DC, US Senate: Arthur H. Clark, 1932. Brief thank-you note to Clark in which Brookhart states he has not decided his future political course and may run independently. Smith Wildman Brookhart (1869–1944) was twice elected as a Republican to represent Iowa in the United States Senate. He was also a strong supporter of Prohibition and its enforcement, and as public support for it declined, so did his political career.

• Brougham, H. [Lord?]. ALS, n.d., verso addressed to A. Edgar with “May 7.21” in pencil.

• Brown, W.C. [Brigadier General]. ANS (post card size), Jan. 14, 1933, addressed “My dear Doctor Hebard” [Grace Raymond Hebard], re publication of Sacajawea: A Guide and Interpreter of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

• Bruce, Elizabeth. 2 ALS, March 13 and March 20, 1897. Re Jesuit Relations.

• Bryan, William Jenning. TLS to Bryan with a note signed by him to send a set of Woodrow Wilson’s Literary and Public Papers to his Miami address, Aug, 15 and Oct. 20, 1924. William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925) was an American orator and politician from Nebraska. He ran three times as the Democratic party's nominee for President of the United States.

• Brymner, Douglas. ALS to Burrows Brothers, March 2, 1898, Archive Branch, Department of Agriculture, Dominion of Canada, re ordering books. Douglas Brymner (1823-1902) was a Canadian politician, journalist, civil servant and archivist.

• Burpee, Lawrence. ALS, Oct. 16, 1929, re The Traders of the West and the narratives of Loisel and Chardon. Lawrence Johnstone Burpee (1873-1946) was a Canadian librarian, historian and author.

• Burton, Theodore E. 3 TLS on Congress of the U.S. letterhead, one (1) TNS, and one (1) ANS from Burton to Arthur H. Clark, and two (2) TL copies of letters from Clark to Burton. 3 8.5” × 11” TLS, 1 p. 8” × 10” TNS, 1 p. ALS 8.5” × 11Mailing folds present, staple holes and paper clip marks, minimal administrative notes in pencil, chipping and discoloration of the Clark TL items. Washington DC, House of Representatives: Arthur H. Clark, 1896-1928. Informing that Congressional Directory has been mailed; regarding the reduction of freight and passenger rates; regarding railroad finances; thank you note for letter of 7/5/1923; regarding the Pullman surcharge. Theodore Elijah Burton (1851-1929) was a U.S. Representative and Senator from Ohio. He was noted for his work in preserving Niagara Falls and for opposing wasteful waterways projects. President Roosevelt twice appointed him chairman Waterways Commission. He also sponsored the legislation authorizing construction of the Panama Canal. In 1916, he was considered a possible candidate for president, and received 77½ votes on the first ballot (out of 987) at the Republican national convention. As president of the American Peace Society Burton hosted the First World Conference on International Justice in Cleveland in 1928, attended by 13,000, including world leaders. In 1928 he won a special election to the Senate for the unfinished term of Frank B. Willis.

• Callahan, Robert E. 4 TLS, 1930, re publication of Dick Wick Hall’s writings and stories. Robert E. Callahan (1892-1981) was an early silent screen actor, author (Daughter of Ramona), and a collector of Indian and Western artifacts.

• Campsall, Frank. TLS from Campsall to Arthur H. Clark regarding Henry Ford’s political intentions. 1 p. 7.25” × 10.5” TLS single sp. Mailing folds present, minimal administrative note in pencil. Content: Dearborn MI: Arthur H. Clark, 1923. Response to Clark’s inquiry: Henry Ford has no apparent intention of running for US presidency. Frank Campsall (1884-1946) began his career with Ford Motor Company in 1912 in the purchasing department of the Highland Park plant. Over the next 34 years he became Henry Ford's trusted personal secretary. His job was to oversee the details of a multitude of Ford personal interests, and he often traveled with the Fords when they vacationed at their homes in FL and GA. (Over Fords shoulder top right in photo.)

• Campbell, W.S. 2 TLS, April 6 and 16, 1951, the University of Oklahoma, re permission to use material from Tilghman’s Marshal of the Last Frontier. Walter Stanley Campbell (Stanley Vestal, 1887-1957) was an American writer, poet, biographer, and historian, perhaps best known for his books on the American Old West, including Sitting Bull, Champion of the Sioux.

• Cannon, Miles. TLS, Jan. 11, 1927, and 5 TLS from various correspondents, re publication of Waiilatpu.

• Capper, Arthur. 1 p. TLS on U.S. Senate letterhead and a copy of the 70th Congress 1st Session Joint Resolution 14, regarding international peace. 1 p. 8” × 10.5” TLS, 1 p. 7.5” × 11” Resolution. Mailing folds present, paper clip marks, one tiny closed tear on JR, only Clark’s initials in pencil. Content: Washington DC, U.S. Senate, 1928. A response to Clark on the subject of international peace, drawing Clark’s attention to a joint resolution “providing for the renunciation of war as an instrument of national policy and the settlement of international disputes by arbitration or conciliation.” A copy of the JR of December 1927 is included. Arthur Capper (1865-1951) was an American politician from Kansas. He was the 20th Governor of Kansas (the first born in the state) from 1915 to 1919 and a United States Senator from 1919 to 1949. Born in Garnett, Kansas, he became a newspaper publisher, eventually owning several newspapers and two radio stations. The best known of is publications, Capper's Weekly, had an enormous readership among farm families and served as the base of his political support in Kansas. "Capper's" continues today as a bimonthly glossy magazine that focuses on rural living.

• Caughey, John. ALS, July 16, 1940, the Pacific Historical Review, having a review copy of Historic Sketches of the Cattle Trade of the West and Southwest. John Walter Caughey (1902-1995) was an author and educator (history professor at UCLA) who was considered the dean of California historians and a leading intellectual civil libertarian.

• Chesnutt, Charles W. 2 TLS, Dec. 20, 1921 and Sept. 1, 1922, ordering the 1897 Year-Book of the Rowfant Club and the Baer Valentine volume. Charles Waddell Chesnutt (1858-1932) was an African-American author, essayist, political activist and lawyer, best known for his novels and short stories exploring complex issues of racial and social identity in the post-Civil War South.

• Clelland, Robert G. TLS, July 27, 1933, Occidental College, reduced budgets for libraries and schools, no opportunity for research and writing. Robert Glass Clelland (1885-1957) was a history professor, Dean of the Faculty, and vice-president of Occidental College.

• Cole, H.E. TLS, Sept. 6, 1929, re his manuscript, Stage-coach and Tavern Tales of the Old Northwest. Harry Ellsworth Cole (1861-1928) was a newspaperman and author

• Commons, John R. 10 TLS; A Documentary History of American Industrial Society, Volume V: Labor Movement. Madison, WI: Arthur H Clark Company, 1912-35. 8.5" × 11" totalling 11 pp. on The University of Wisconsin, Department of Economics letter head. Mostly very good, light chipping on bottom right of 7 corners, 1 p chipped at top center, mailing folds, light aging and a few spots, editorial shorthand in pencil on several. Content: Recommending Florence Thorne, secretary of William Green as the "...logical person to write the Life of Samuel Gompers.", sales and pricing issues, requesting 'electroes' for Macmillan publication, sharing illustrations with Yale University Press, brainstorming possible clients for the book, early response to editing the book.

John Rogers Commons (1862–1945) was an American institutional economist, Georgist, progressive and labor historian at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Commons is best known for developing an analysis of collective action by the state and other institutions, which he saw as essential to understanding economics. Commons believed that carefully crafted legislation could create social change; that view led him to be known as a socialist radical and incrementalist. Today, Commons' contribution to labor history is considered equal to his contributions to the theory of institutional economics. He also made valuable contributions to the history of economic thought, especially with regard to collective action. His racist writing is not well known today, and he is honored at the University of Wisconsin in Madison with rooms and clubs named for him.

• Connelley, William E. 2 TLS, April 12, 1926 Dec. 18, 1928, Kansas State Historical Society, ordering books, writing biographies of Wild Bill Hickok and Jedediah Strong Smith. William Elsey Connelley (1855-1930) was a teacher, county clerk, and historian.

• Cook, James H. TLS, Oct. 22, 1922, Agate Springs Ranch, ordering a copy of The Bozeman Trail. James H. Cook (1857-1942) was a farmer, rancher, a collector of fossils, and a friend of the Cheyenne and other American Indian residents. He was the author of Fifty Years on the Old Frontier (1923).

• Cook, Roy B. TLS, Oct. 22, 1924, re the Washington-Crawford letters, Hulbert’s work, and Stonewall Jackson. Roy Bird Cook (1886-1961) was a pharmacist and an historian and collector of materials pertaining to the history of West Virginia.

• Cotterill, R.S. (Robert Spencer). 8 ALS Between Author and Publisher; The Old South: the Geographic, Economic, Social, Political, and Cultural Expansion, Institutions, and Nationalism of the Ante-Bellum South. Tallahassee, FL: Arthur H Clark Company, 1928-49. 8.5" × 11" autograph manuscript letters in tight, clear cursive. As usual with mailing folds, light editorial annotations, one letter with metal fastener. Content: Submission of the manuscript and financial arrangements, reviews of his books and others (competition with a book from W. B. Hesseltine) including reviews from the NY Times and the Annals of Political Science, efforts to time the book for use as a text book, a short satire on neutrality (~50 pp.) and donate the proceeds to the British war effort, adding a dedication to the 2nd printing missing from the first, "No one is more opposed than I am to all forms of the "welfare state". R. S. (Robert Spencer) Cotterill (1884-1967) was a son of Fleming County, KY. As a young man he was steeped in Kentucky's pioneer history. He received degrees from Kentucky Wesleyan College, Univ. of Virginia a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin where he was greatly influenced by Frederick Jackson Turner. Cotterill was one of the founders of the Southern Historical Association. He taught at several universities until 1928 when he joined Florida State College for Women (now FSU). Cotterill was an authority on Southern Indians.

• Cox, I. J. [Isaac Joslin]. 2 ALS, 1917 / 1927, Northwestern University, University of Cincinnati, OH. Discussion of books he is working on or desires to order. Published several scholarly volumes on the Western Frontier, Mexico and early relations between Spain and the U.S.

• Craig, Austin. TLS, May 14, 1817, with ephemera, University of the Philippines, re his work related to the Philipines. Austin C. Craig (1872-1949) was an American and one of the first biographers of the Philippine national hero, José Rizal.

• Crowell, Benedict. 2 TLS, June–Aug. 1920, War Department, Washington, D.C. Plans to publish a book on the U.S. Industrial mobilization of WW1, As Assistant Secretary of War, Crowell was very active in Ordnance logistics and became President of the NRA in 1930.

• Dale, E. E. (Edward Everett). TLS, Mar. 8, 1934, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, and TL to Arthur C. Cole. Requested to review Prof. Richardson’s Comanche Barrier to South Plain Settlement, with cc: from Mississippi Historical Society. Oklahoma’s premier historian, he held the chair of the Department of History at the University from 1924-42

• David, Robert B., [Robert A. Clark]. 12 TLS Between Author and Publisher and 2 Photocopy MSS of Second Edition Introduction; Finn Burnett, Frontiersman. Arthur H. Clark. 8.5" × 11", typed letters signed, some demonstrating tension between the author and publisher and the author's mentor, Dr. Grace Hebard. All in quality condition, most with usual mail folds and editorial pencil marks. Robert Bebe David (1896-1968) was president of his 1917 Class at the University of Wyoming, where he studied Western anthropology under Dr. Hebard. He went overseas with the AEF and was wounded at Chateau Thierry. In the late 1930's he directed a WPA project to catalog archeological finds in Wyoming. His public career was spent as Head of Employment Services for Casper, WY. The first publication did not sell as well as either author or publisher had hoped and several of these letters are quite firm about royalties and back payments, with A. Clark having very clear documentation. David's other book was, "Malcolm Campbell, Sheriff" (Wyomingana). In 2001, Stackpole Books decided to republish “Finn Burnett, Frontiersman” in its Frontier Classics series. They commissioned the then third generation president, Robert A. Clark to write a 5000+ word introduction to the reprint. He did so after uncovering some new details through the University of Wyoming. Archive includes photocopy details as well his MSS of the introduction. In 1871, Fincelius G. Burnett was the "Boss Farmer" on the Shoshone "Wind River" Indian Reservation. He accepted the assignment to manage the transition of the local tribes to an agrarian society. Despite the many obstacles placed in his way, by both a corrupt and inefficient governmental bureaucracy, he succeeded in bringing the tribes to sustainable commercial production of wheat, grains and other crops. The Shoshone respected his servitude so much that at the end of his assignment they seceded a portion of their land to Burnett and his family where he lived out his days.

• Davis, Richard Harding. ANS, Dec. 26, 1902, “Will this do? Richard Harding Davis (1864 -1916) was an American journalist and writer of fiction and drama.

• Davis, William Watts Hart. ALS 2 pp., Jan. 30, 1904, Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, PA. Authorship of 2 books about New Mexico.

• Deming, William C. TLS, July 17, 1947, vol. IV arrived, his brother Thomas (editor of Warren, Ohio, Tribune) and others reading it with apparent interest. William Chapin Deming (1868-1949) of Wyoming was a pioneer publisher and state and federal official.

• DeVoto, Bernard. Autograph post card, n.d., asking to be a subscriber to the Hafen series. Bernard Augustine DeVoto (1897- 1955) was an American historian, essayist, columnist, teacher, editor, and reviewer, was a lifelong champion of American Public lands and the conservation of public resources as well as an outspoken defender of civil liberties.

• Dexter, Richard. TLS, Oct. 22, 1922, re completing the Morris ms.

• Dickerson, Oliver Morton. 4 ALS and 2TLS, 1911-2, 1918, 1926, Western Illinois State Normal School, Winona State Normal School, and Colorado State Teachers College. Re publication of American Colonial Government, 1696-1765 (1912), his relationship with Harvard University, and Professor Volwiler’s new book. O.M. Dickerson (1875-19566) an American historian, author, and educator.

• Dickson, Harris. ALS, April 26, 1921, and TLS, May 15, 1921, ordering a copy of George Devol’s Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi. Harris Dickson (1868-1946) was a lawyer, court judge, and an author of short stories and novels.

• Dodd, William E. ALS, May 17, 1936, requesting that Alvord and Bidgood’s The First Explorations of the Trans-Allegheny Region by the Virginians, 1650–1674 not to be sent to him. William Edward Dodd (1869-1940) was an American historian, author and diplomat, including the US Ambassador to Germany from 1933 to 1937 during the Nazi era.

• Dolbear, Ella. ALS, March 10, 1898, re illustration for “My country ‘tis of thee”. Ella Dolbear Lee (1865 - 1954) was an illustrator of children’s books.

• Dohaney, J.H. ALS, May 9, meeting with Clark, mentions Dr. Rhodes.

• Douglas, R.W. ALS 3 pp., Jan. 3, 1920, Carnegie Library, Vancouver B. C. Access to books and personal relations.

• Drake, Samuel Adams (American journalist and writer). ALS, Jan. 7, 1899, re subscription to the Jesuit Relations, recommends Lucius Tuttle of Boston.

• Drake, William Henry. 11 ALS, 1890-1904, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY. A number of letters addressed to the Burrows Brothers Co. Seeking new assignments, sending completed assignments, proffering himself and his work, Painter and illustrator of first edition of The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling.

• DuBose, John Witherspoon. ALS, July 13, 1917, with proof of an article (“Rise of the Southern Confederacy”) publication of Fleming’s Civil War and Reconstruction. John Witherspoon DuBose (1835-1918) was a cotton planter, historian, newspaper journalist, and editor. He was also a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church and the Ku Klux Klan. His works include a biography of William Lowndes Yancey and histories of the Canebrake and of Alabama.

• Dye, Eva Emery. Autograph post card, post-marked Dec. 5, 1904, apologizes to Clark for “having financial difficulties over me”. Eva Emery Dye (1855-1947) was an American writer, historian, and prominent member of the Women's Suffrage movement.

• Edgerton, Franklin. TLS, Feb. 24, 1917, American Oriental Society, University of Penn, Philadelphia, PA. Promoting the mission and cause of the Society, Linguist, scholar and noted Sanskrit translator.

• Ellis, Edward Sylvester. 9 TLS and 8 ALS to A.(Arthur) H.(Henry) Clark, Burrows Brothers, comprising 27 pp. re a proposed book, “The Boys’ History of the War of the Union”. 1897-8. Mostly 8.5" × 11", letters in very good condition, typed letters in blue, autograph manuscript in fountain pen, light editorial notations. While it seems as though this book was never published by Burrows, the archive is an interesting journal of an author promoting his texts. Dates of letters: 15 June 1897; 21 June 1897; 26 June 1897; 6 July 1897; 26 July 1897; 28 July 1897; 18 August 1897; 18 August 1897; 17 September 1897; 16 October 1897; 25 December 1897; 8 January 1898; 24 January 1898; 1 February 1898; 8 March 1898, 1 April 1898; 9 April 1898; 29 April 1898. Includes several pieces of ephemera, newspaper book reviews and a small pamphlet, 3.5 × 5.5 inches titled "Four Useful Books for Everybody" promoting other books by Ellis. First person reminiscences of Gen. Joe Johnson and Gen. Thomas Ruger, access to interviews with the sentinel on duty at Libby prison when the Union prisoners escaped. Edward Sylvester Ellis (1840-1916) was the prolific author of approximately 160 books under his own name and many others written under pseudonyms. Ellis is probably known best for his Deerfoot novels read widely by young boys until the 1950s.

• Ellison, William H. 1 p. TNS 8.5” × 11” from Ellison to Arthur H. Clark giving particulars of Ellison’s upcoming visit. Light mail folds, dog-ear, small closed tear at fold, minimal light admin notes in pencil. Content: Santa Barbara, CA: Arthur H. Clark, 1933. A personal note to Clark that Ellison plans to visit him during the upcoming weekend. William Henry Ellison (1878-1965) was a historian and academic whose career was spent primarily at Santa Barbara College (later University of California, Santa Barbara). In 1944, when the University of California took over Santa Barbara State College, he was named chairman of the Department of Social Sciences, a position which he held until 1946. He became Professor Emeritus in 1948. In these years Professor Ellison published numerous works on early California History, including A Self Governing Dominion--California 1849-1860, The Life and Adventures of George Nidever, and The Life and Adventures in California of Don Agustin Janssens. His authorship and editorship of such books made him a distinguished authority on California History and of the Indians of the American Southwest. In addition, he was a contributor to numerous publications of scholarly journals such as the Mississippi Valley Historical Review, the Journal of Southern History, the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, the Pacific Historical Review, and the California Historical Society Quarterly.

• Espinosa, Gilberto. 2 TLS from Espinosa to the Arthur H. Clark Co. asking for a decision on his MS, “The Conquest of New Mexico.” 2 8.5” × 11” TLS comprising 2 pp. single spaced. Light mailing folds present, minimal dog ears, minimal administrative notes in pencil. Albuquerque, New Mexico: 1929. Queries made June 25th and July 16th of that year asking for a decision on whether the company will publish his MS of “The Conquest of New Mexico” and requesting that his MS be returned if they choose not to publish. Antonio Gilberto Espinosa (1897-1983) was an attorney, translator and historian, was a descendant of Marcelo Espinosa, one of Spanish colonial New Mexico’s first settlers in 1598. After receiving his law degree from Georgetown in 1921, he opened an office in Albuquerque that same year, practicing till 1921. He served as Assistant US Attorney for New México from 1934 to 1948. In his work as a historian and lecturer he translated Villagra’s epic poem Historia de la Nueva Mexico, 1610, publishing it as a work of prose. He served on the Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents and in several other organizations.

• Fairbanks, Edward T. TLS from Fairbanks to Arthur H. Clark, replying to a letter and complimenting the quality of the company’s publications. 1 p. TLS 5.5” × 7.5”, 1.5 spaced. Light mailing folds present, ink date stamp “Sep 12 1905,” minimal pencil note. Content: St. Johnsbury, VT: Arthur H. Clark, 1905. Extremely complimentary short letter in which Fairbanks calls most of the company’s books “a range rather superior to the requirements of our patrons.” Edward Taylor Fairbanks (1836-1919), a graduate of Yale University and Andover Theological Seminary, was pastor of the St. Johnsbury Center Church (1868-1874) and the South Congregational Church (1874-1902). He was librarian of the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum from 1902-1918. He was the author of “The Town of St. Johnsbury, Vt.,” a review of one hundred and twenty five years of local history.

• Fairfax, Albert. 2 pp. TLS 7” × 9” from Fairfax ordering Prussing’s “The Estate of George Washington” and enclosing payment. Light mailing folds present, minimal pencil notes. Content: London: 1935. In the first letter Fairfax places an order for a copy of E. Prussing’s “The Estate of George Washington, Deceased.” In the second letter he thanks “The Manager” of the Arthur H. Clark Company for sending the book, states that the letter encloses payment for same, and looks forward to seeing the company’s list of out of print books relating to George Washington. Albert Kirby Fairfax, 12th Lord Fairfax of Cameron (1870–1939), was an American-born Scottish Peer and politician in the British House of Lords. Born in Maryland, Fairfax was discovered to be the rightful holder of his title after it had been essentially forgotten by his family (which resided in America for several generations).

• Fairfield, Asa M. 1 ALS , 2pp. 8” × 10” with “Suggestions for Description of the History in your Catalogue,” almost certainly referring to his book “Fairfield’s Pioneer History of Lassen County.” Light mailing folds present, dog-ears, closed tears, “A. H. C.” in pencil on upper left front. Content: In this handwritten, single spaced letter that fills the entire front and back of the sheet, Fairfield describes what must be his “Fairfield’s Pioneer History of Lassen County,” at that time out of print, and makes his case for the book’s value: “In short, my book is the most complete pioneer history of a comparatively unknown region where some of the most interesting and important historical events in Calif. and Nevada took place.” Asa Merrill Fairfield (1854-1926) was a school teacher and historian of Lassen County, California. In 1910 he began writing his extensive “Fairfield’s Pioneer History of Lassen County.” This book was published in 1916 and its sales were marginal, which was a disappointment to Fairfield.

• Faris, John T. 1 p. TLS 8.5” × 11” TLS regarding “Real Stories from Our History”. Mailing fold present, closed tear, dog-ears, right margin shows chipping and upper right hand corner missing. Content: Philadelphia, PA: Arthur H. Clark, 1916. Correspondence with Arthur H. Clark in which Faris states that he has asked Ginn and Company for advice on a submittal to the Arthur H. Clark Co. which would provide corrections to his book “Real Stories from Our History” at the least possible expense. Ginn and Company was the publisher of “Real Stories from Our History.” John Thomson Faris (1871–1949) was an American editor, author, and clergyman. His first career was in publishing. In 1898 he was ordained a Presbyterian minister, and from 1907 on his duties with the church became more administrative and related to the publishing field. He became Managing Editor of the Sunday School Times, Philadelphia, PA (1907) and then Editor (1914). Towards the end of his career, he became General Director of the editorial department of the Presbyterian Board of Christian Education and President of the Sunday School Council of the Evangelical Denominations.

• Farley, James A. 6 TNS, 1 TLS, mostly 8.5” × 11” on Postmaster General and DNC letterhead. Mailing folds present, one closed tear, staples and punch holes, paper clip marking, minimal pencil editorial notes. Content: Washington, DC, 1933-1934. In three notes to the company he places orders for, respectively, Visscher’s “A Thrilling and Truthful History of the Pony Express” and Paxson’s “History of the American Frontier,” and send brief thanks for an account of the Overland Stage to California. Farley thanks him with warm and friendly language and hopes to see him. James Aloysius "Jim" Farley (1888 – 1976) was one of the first Irish Catholic politicians in American history to achieve success on a national level. He simultaneously served as Chairman of the NY State Democratic Committee, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and Postmaster General in the first two administrations of FDR. After resigning from the Roosevelt administration in 1940, Farley was named Chairman of the Board of the Coca-Cola Export Corp. until retirement in 1973.

• Fenn, Harry. A Collection of 9 ALS / ANS With Illustrations Reference a Burrows Brothers Publication. Montclair, NJ: Burrows Brothers, c. 1899. Mostly 8" × 10", seven letters consisting of 12 pp. and 2 ANS in Fenn's flourishing, almost calligraphic handwriting. All in very good to fine condition with 2 pp. having one inch chipping at bottom right corner. Almost every signature is unique and with flair. Letters often do not have date, but rather day of the week and time of day, but were likely written between April – Aug 1899. One letter is posted from the famous Salmagundi Club (a haven for avante garde artists since 1871). Content: In this series of letters, Clark has asked Fenn to create two drawings for a book. The scenes are intended to be the view of New York City skyline as it may have appeared when it was founded by the Dutch compared to the skyline in 1899. One letter includes an original sketch by Fenn of his intentions for the drawings. Verso: two pp. letter with 2 frame sketches of his intention for the drawing. Recto: Original monochrome, water color sketch of one of Dewey's warships on the Hudson, the concept was ultimately abandoned. Also in these letters, Fenn promotes his son for this consignment and that he is equally good for an assignment such as this and less expensive. Harry Fenn (183-1911) was an English-born American illustrator, landscape painter, etcher, and wood engraver. In the latter half of the 19th century he was the most prominent landscape illustrator in the US. He is also noted for his illustrations of Egypt, Palestine and the Sinai. In 1857 he made a trip to the U.S. to see the Niagara Falls and settled in New York where he worked first as a wood engraver. Fenn is best known for the engravings he contributed with his friend Douglas Woodward to three massive books which were published by D. Appleton and Co.: Picturesque America (1872–74), Picturesque Europe and Picturesque Palestine, Sinai and Egypt (1881–84). Other artists contributed to each of these books, but Fenn was the most prolific contributor. After returning to the U.S. in 1881, Fenn was a sought-after illustrator for the leading illustrator periodicals, Century Magazine, "Harper's Monthly," "Harper's Weekly," and Scribner's. Throughout his career Fenn prepared watercolors for exhibition and sale. He was among the founding members of the American Watercolor Society, he was a member of the New York Watercolor Club, the Society of Illustrators, and the Salmagundi Club. He exhibited at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876 and at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893, where he was awarded a medal. Mostly very good. "Fenn's dynamic and appealing compositions set a high standard. They built pride in America's scenic landscapes and urban centers, informed a curious, increasingly cosmopolitan public about foreign lands, and fostered an appreciation of printed pictures as artworks accessible to a growing middle class" (Sue Rainey).

• Fisher, Lillian E. (Estelle). 8 ALS and 1 TLS. Berkley, CA: Arthur H Clark Company, 1944-46. 8.5" × 11", 11 pp., 5 have chipping and/or small tears, mailing folds and editorial marks in pencil. Content: She recites her bio including first Ph. D. student of Prof. Herbert Priestly, she is picking up his unfinished book “Since Porfirio Diaz" as well as "Franciscan Exploration in California", headbolts by Mr. Corson, discussion of dedication of the book perhaps even to Prof. Priestly's grandson. Lillian Estelle Fisher (1891-1988), was one of the first women to earn a doctorate in Latin American. She published important works on Spanish colonial administration; a biography of Manuel Abad y Queipo, Michoacan Bishop, monographs on the Tupac Amaru rebellion and on the Mexican Independece. She also wrote an important early article on women in the Mexican Revolution, Her works have been included in an anthology on women in Latin American history. Her final monograph was published when she was 75.

• Ford, Guy Stanton. TNS from Ford to the Arthur H. Clark Company accompanying a returned review copy of a book by Priestley. 1 p. 6.25” × 9” TNS, double spaced on The American Historical Review letterhead. Light mailing folds, two pencil notes. Content: Washington, D.C.: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1947. Brief note in which Ford explains he is returning “Priestley’s book” (almost certainly a book by Herbert Ingram Priestley), stating “A mere listing would not be an adequate return for your courtesy nor would a notice by any one not competent in the field of the book.” Guy Stanton Ford (1873–1962) was the sixth president of the University of Minnesota until 1941 when he left to become the executive secretary of the American Historical Association in Washington, D.C. and Editor of American Historical Review (until 1953).

• Fox, Dixon Ryan. TLS from Fox to the Arthur H. Clark Company regarding the MS of Nichols’ “Alaska.” 1 p. 8” × 10” TLS, ss, on Yale University letterhead. Light mailing folds present, brief note and underlining in pencil. Content: New York, NY: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1923. Fox answers an inquiry regarding the upcoming publication of “Mrs. Nichols’ ‘Alaska’ “ (almost certainly Jeannette Nichols’ “Alaska: a history . . .” of 1924). Fo× instructs galleys to be sent for examination, compliments the company on their style of presentation, and expresses pleasure that Wickersham (James, House of Representatives delegate for Alaska) will provide an introduction. Dixon Ryan Fox (1887 – 1945) was an American educator, researcher, and president of Union College from 1934-45.

• Frost, A.B. (Arthur Burdett). ANS from Frost to the Burrows Brothers Company declining an apparent offer of work. 1 6.25” × 9” ANS comprising 1 p. Light folds present, dog-ears, some discoloration at top and bottom margins. Content: Morris County, New Jersey: The Burrows Brothers Company, 1899. Brief note declining what must have been an offer of work: “In answer to your letter of July 14 I would state that my time is entirely taken up by my regular work from Messers Harpers and Scribners.” Arthur Burdett Frost (1851 – 1928) was an illustrator, graphic and comics artist also well known as a painter. He is considered one of the great illustrators in the "Golden Age of American Illustration". Frost illustrated over 90 books and produced hundreds of paintings; in addition to his work in illustrations, he is renowned for realistic hunting and shooting prints.

• Fugina, Frank J. 5 ALS from Fugina to Arthur H. Clark. 4 ALS 8.5” × 11” and 1 ALS 8.5” × 10” comprising 7 pp. Mailing folds present, dog-ears, staples, closed tears, some covered with tape. Minimal pencil notes. Content: Winona, MN: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1940-1941. The MS in question is not identified in any of the letters, which primarily consist of updates on slow progress, including a package of pictures found behind a radiator while cleaning near his desk.

Captain Frank J. Fugina (dates unknown) was a veteran riverman on the Mississippi who wrote “Lore and Lure of the Upper Mississippi” while residing in Winona MN. He self-published this book in 1945.

• Gable, Robert B. TLS, Dec. 17, 1921, with photo of William F. Gable and obituary, thanking Clark for his letter about his father’s passing. William F. Gable (1856-1921) founded the Gable's Department Store, in Altoona, PA. He was also a collector of English and American writers and rare historical Americana.

• Garraghan, G.J. 2 ALS (6 pp.), June 4 and July 10, 1927, St. Louis University, re American agency of Buron’s edition of Imago Mundi, his projected history of the Society of Jesus in the USA. Gilbert Joseph Garraghan (1871-1942) was a Jesuit priest and professor of history.

• Gibson, Samuel. 2 ALS, Nov. 23, 1921 and Aug. 10, 1922, corrections to galleys and ordering a copy of Hebard’s The Bozeman Trail. Samuel Gibson (1849-1932) was a soldier of the plains and Indian fighter.

• Golder, F.A. 2 TLS and ALS, March 14, May 15, 1920, Jan. 27, [192?], American Relief Administration, Russian Unit, the State College of Washington, with TL from Clark, May 21, 1920, re his book on Siberia and the Russian Revolution. Frank Alfred Golder (1877-1929) was an American historian and archivist specializing in the history of Russia.

• Goodrich, J.K. ALS, July 15, 1904, re sailing with his family from Vancouver, vol. XIII on the Philippines (preparing a notice for the Kobe Chronicle), wants to make Clark’s acquaintance.

• Goodykoontz, Colin. B. TLS, Aug. 30, 1937, University of Colorado, re the ms. of “Home Missions on the American Frontier”. Colin Brummitt Goodykoontz (1885-1958) was an accomplished scholar and a respected authority on the subject of the American West.

• Gordon, Charles W. (Ralph Connor). TLS, Sept. 26, 1903, re autographing a book for Clark. Charles William Gordon (1860- 1937), who wrote under the name of Ralph Connor, was a Canadian novelist and minister in the Presbyterian Church in Winnipeg.

• Green, Samuel A. ALS, Oct. 6, 1902, Massachusetts Historical Society, re the Bouquet papers presented to the Society by Parkman. Samuel Abbott Green (1830-1919) was an American physician-turned-politician from Massachusetts who served as a medical officer during the American Civil War and as mayor of Boston in 1882. He was also an historian and served as the librarian of the Massachusetts Historical Society.

• Greswell, William. 2 ALS, Jan. 23 and May 12, 1891, re his history of Canada. William Henry Parr Greswell (1848-1923) was an historian and author with works about Canada, South Africa, and British colonies.

• Griffis, William Elliot. 4 ALS and 3 promotional tickets for his books, 1904-1923, New York City, NY. Ordering, reviewing and planning books, including his own publications, VG. As a Congregational Minister, Griffis received a D.D. from Union Seminary, was invited to Japan to help modernize their elementary education system and was a prolific author throughout his career.

• Guffey, Alexander S. ALS, May 7, 1926, re ordering a book and sending an article on western Pennsylvania.

• Gunther, C. F. TNS from The Burrows Brothers Company to Gunther, ANS from Gunther to Arthur H. Clark w/envelope on Confectioner letterhead. 1 7.5” × 5” TNS with handwritten response from Gunther on back, comprising 2 pp.; 1 8.5” × 11” ANS comprising 1 p.; 1 3.5” × 6.5” envelope. Light mailing folds. Content: Cleveland, OH / Chicago, IL: 1896–1898. The note from the Burrows Brothers Company regards the mailing to Gunther of the “Bruyas MS.” and on the reverse Gunther has written in thick blue pencil, “Mr Clark It is here all right. Gunther”, with envelope. Confirms that facsimile proofs have arrived and “are very finely done.” Charles Frederick Gunther (1837–1920) was a German-American confectioner and collector. He purchased many of the items now owned by the Chicago History Museum.

• Gusaulus, F.W. ALS, Dec. 23, 1896, to Burrows Brothers, Armour Institute of Technology, unable to dispose of his Americana collection. Frank Wakeley Gunsaulus (1856-1921) was a noted preacher, educator, pastor, author and humanitarian.

• Hadden, James. TLS, Sept. 7, 1917, re The Monongahela of Old. James Hadden (1845-1923) was the author of a number of historical works.

• Haley, J. Evetts. ALS, Feb. 26, 1949, Panhandle-Plains Historical Society, ordering a copy of From Yaletown to Santiago. James Evetts Haley Sr. (1901-1995) was a Texas-born political activist and historian who wrote multiple works on the American West.

• Halleck, Reuben Post. TLS, May 15, 1930, re Grace Raymond Hebard’s Washakie. Reuben Post Halleck (1859-1936) was an educational author, teacher and high school principal.

• Hamilton, J.G. de Roulhac. TLS, April 4, 1936, the University of North Carolina, thanking Clark for the list of materials but unable to purchase autograph material. Joseph Grégoire de Roulhac Hamilton (1878–1961) was an American historian and archivist of the South, author, and the founder of the Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina,

• Hanna, Mark. 2 pp. TNS 8.5” × 11” from Hanna to Thomas H. Wilson on U.S. Senate letterhead. Mailing folds present, some discoloration on back of folds on one item, 2 small foxing, minimal pencil notes. Content: Cleveland, OH, 1901-1903. Wilson was a banker at First National Bank in Cincinnati. The note of 1901 requests that Wilson meet Hanna and a few friends the following day at the Union Club. The note of 1903 is a thank you regarding a favor Wilson had provided. Marcus Alonzo Hanna (1837–1904) was an American businessman and Republican politician, who served as a US Senator from Ohio as well as chairman of the Republican National Committee. A friend and political ally of President William McKinley, Hanna used his wealth and business skills to successfully manage McKinley's presidential campaigns in 1896 and 1900.

• Hackisika?, Lord. ANS, May 18, 1935, sending his compliments.

• Harper & Brothers (Edward Penfield). 2 TLS, June 21, 1899, and Nov. 20, 1900, re artists and illustrators. Edward Penfield (1866- 1925) was an American illustrator in the era known as the "Golden Age of American Illustration".

• Harris, Evelyn. ALS, Jan. 14, 1903, The Constitution, Atlanta, that Joel Chandler Harris will autograph Gabriel Tolliver.

• Harris, Gwendoline B. ALS and TLS, July 3 and Dec. 21, 1929, sending pictures and the myth and story section of Californian Indian Nights Entertainments. Gwendoline Harris Block (1906-1956) was the editor of anthropological publications of the University of California in Berkeley.

• Harris, Harry. TLS, March 30, 1920, re acquiring the Bibliophile Society’s Walden to his library.

• Hart, Albert Bushnell. 1 p. 8” × 10” TLS from Hart to Archer B. Hulbert, 1 p. TNS from Hart to Clark on Harvard University letterhead. Mailing folds present, dog-ears, extensive pencil edits on TLS, some ink and pencil edits on TNS, pin and staple holes. Content: Cambridge, MA, 1902-1916. Hart writes historical geographer Archer Butler Hulbert (1873-1933) to compliment him on his series “Historic Highways of America,” and recommend that he reach out to Hope MacDonald of the University of Minnesota regarding her study of western roads. The TNS is for a duplicate catalogue of works in order to select some for Harvard’s Widener Library. Albert Bushnell Hart (1854–1943), was an American historian, writer, and editor based at Harvard Un
Item #7987

$10,000.00 USD
$13,176.49 CAD

See all items in Collections
See all items by