Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The McClure mss. III, 1896-1947, are papers of Samuel Sidney McClure, 1857-1949, editor. They are concerned with a new publication, The American Magazine, of which Samuel L. Clemens with the title of editor-in-chief was to be only a figurehead, 1900; with the organization of McClure's Journal Company, 1906; with an agreement for McClure to sell his entire stock in the S. S. McClure Company to John S. Phillips and Ida M. Tarbell, 1906; with agreements between S. S. McClure and Edward A. Rumely to set up a newspaper corporation as a holding company, 1915; and with personal and other business matters. Included is also a sketch about Lincoln Steffens, 1945, and a copy of S. S. McClure's last will and testament, 1947.

Among the correspondents are Albert B. Brady, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, Stephen Crane, Harold Underwood Faulkner, Robert Louis Stevenson McClure, John Sanburn Phillips, Henry Huddleston Rogers, Ida Minerva Tarbell, and George Woodward Wickersham.

Collection size: 78 items

Related manuscripts: McClure mss., McClure mss. II, McClure mss. IV, McClure mss. V, McClure mss. VI

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