Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Hahn-Brandt mss., 1935- , consist of the office files of Brandt & Brandt, N.Y., literary agents, concerning Emily Hahn, 1905- , author. The collection contains letters received and carbons of letters sent, all involved with the marketing of Hahn's writings to publishing houses and magazines, and the soliciting of manuscripts, articles, and reviews from Emily Hahn, or of research materials for her use in forthcoming publications. (Typescripts of some of her writings are filed with relative correspondence in the collection.) Hahn's letters to Bernice Baumgarten of Brandt & Brandt, and later to Carol Brandt, 1904-1984, involve both business and personal matters, particularly when Brandt & Brandt served as a general clearing-house for Hahn's affairs while she traveled and/or lived abroad.

Correspondents in the collection include: Lebaron R. Barker, Bernice Baumgarten, Louise Bonino, Charles Ralph Boxer, Carl Brandt, Carl Denny Brandt, Carol Brandt, Whit Burnett, Cass Canfield, Bennett Alfred Cerf, David Laurence Chambers, Mitchell Dawson, Lovat Dickson, John Chipman Farrar, John Fischer, Clark H. Getts, Arnold Gingrich, Solomon Grayzel, Emily Hahn, Donald P. Hanson, Helen Hoke, Franz J. Horch, Katharine Jackson, George William Freeman Joel, Malcolm Johnson, Richard Wyckoff Johnston, William Colston Leigh, Robert Newton Linscott, Gustav Stubbs Lobrano, Kenneth Dale McCormick, Harry Edward Maule, William Maxwell, Arnoldo Mondadori, Charles W. Morton, Sterling North, Frances Lucas Phillips, Harrison Gray Platt, Ann Powers, Eleanor (Stierhem) Rawson, Stewart Balmer Richardson, Critchell Rimington, Patience Ross, Dorothy Sara, Charles Schlessinger, William Shawn, George Shively, Isaac Shuman, Helen (Hahn) Smith, Margarita G. Smith, William Soskin, Allene Talmey, Peter Watt, Franklin Mowry Watts, Edward Augustus Weeks, Victor Weybright, John Neville Wheeler, Katherine Sergeant Angell White.

Collection size: 7,497 items

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