Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Viking Press mss., are the Viking Press office file of its correspondence with Upton Beall Sinclair, 1940-1956. They relate to those books of Sinclair which the Viking Press published during these years, including his Lanny Budd series, 1940-1953, an edition of The Jungle, 1946, Another Pamela, 1950, and The Enemy Had It Too, 1950. Subjects dealt with are the writing, publication, sale, foreign language rights, motion picture rights, use on radio and television, reviews, etc., of these books.

Most of the correspondence is between Benjamin W. Huebsch for the Viking Press and Upton Beall Sinclair. Among the other correspondents represented are Louis Kaufman Anspacher, Lewis Browne, Sheridan Downey, George Sherwood Eddy, Morris Leopold Ernst, Marc Tiffany Greene, Emanuel Haldeman-Julius, Adolf Keller, Thomas Mann, Herbert Stanley Morrison, Jawaharlal Nehru, Samuel Kerkham Ratcliffe, Mrs. Margaret (Higgins) Sanger, Mrs. Charlotte Frances (Payne-Townshend) Shaw, Robert Emmet Sherwood, Raymond Gram Swing, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and Walter Winchell.

Collection size: 2,504 items

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