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Martin Secker Papers, 1938-1975
- Secker, Martin, 1882-1978
- Martin Secker Papers
- 1938-1975 (inclusive)19381975
- 0.25 Linear feet, (1 box.)
- Collection Number
- Cage 377
- This collection consists of publisher Martin Secker's correspondence from and about author Richard Blake Brown, including a large fragment of Brown's autobiography.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open and available for research use.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
This collection consists of correspondence from and about author Richard Blake Brown, including a large fragment of Brown's autobiography.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
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.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
[Item description] Martin Secker papers, 1938-1975
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections Washington State University Libraries Pullman, WA
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
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.
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Publishers and Publishing
- Publishers and publishing -- Archives
- Brown, Richard Blake, 1902-
- Authors, English--20th century--Correspondence