Guide to the Martin Secker Papers 1938-1975
Cage 377

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Secker, Martin, 1882-1978
Title
Martin Secker Papers
ID
Cage 377
Date [inclusive]
1938-1975
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
0.25 Linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of publisher Martin Secker's correspondence from and about author Richard Blake Brown, including a large fragment of Brown's autobiography.

Preferred Citation note

[Item description] Martin Secker papers, 1938-1975

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections Washington State University Libraries Pullman, WA

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Biographical/Historical note

Martin Secker was founder of the Martin Secker Ltd. publishing house which operated in London between 1910 and 1935, and became one of the most important literary publishers of the twentieth century. The firm was best known for its publication of literary fiction, literary criticism, translations of foreign literature, and reprints of literary classics. Secker was responsible for producing the work of a distinguished group of literary authors, including D. H. Lawrence, Thomas Mann, Norman Douglas, and Henry James. Secker's firm was purchased in 1936 and renamed Secker and Warburg. He stayed with the new company for two years. Ultimately, Secker purchased Richards Press and continued his work in publishing until 1962.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of correspondence from and about author Richard Blake Brown, including a large fragment of Brown's autobiography.

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Arrangement note

This collection is arranged in three series.

Series 1: Letters from or about Richard Blake Brown, 1938-1975.

Series 2: Richard Blake Brown autobiography, chapters 1-23, undated.

Series 3: Other letters, 1938-1975.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries 2013

http://libraries.wsu.edu/content/masc-home
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Washington State University Libraries purchased this collection in 1978.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Brown, Richard Blake, 1902-

Subject(s)

  • Authors, English--20th century--Correspondence
  • Literature
  • Publishers and Publishing
  • Publishers and publishing -- Archives

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