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Subseries 4. Farrar & Rinehart/Rinehart & Company, 1924-1953

Scope and Content Notes:

Hervey Allen’s relationships with his publishers extended beyond the literary and professional. Stanley M. Rinehart Jr. and his wife Fay, Fredrick R. Rinehart (Ted) and his wife Betty, John Farrar and his wife Margaret, were close personal friends of the Allens. Due to the voluminous fanfare and requests Allen received from the public, Farrar & Rinehart publishing company (later Rinehart & Company) acted as a correspondence liaison for Allen, managing his personal and literary finances, forwarding interesting solicitations to him, and corresponding on behalf of him. In 1943, after the death of Stephen Vincent Benét, Allen was appointed to the publishing company’s poetry series, Rivers of America (see Rivers of America subseries).

In this subseries exists business and literary correspondence from Farrar & Rinehart as well as personal correspondence from individuals associated with the publishing company to the Allens regarding financial and personal matters. Notable correspondence includes correspondence between Farrar & Rinehart’s Art Editor, Faith Ball, to Hervey Allen about Andrew Wyeth’s artwork in Allen’s books. The first folder entitled "Summary of Contents" was made prior to the revised 2012 arrangement and it lists individual names and topics found in the correspondence.

Folder 2 Summary of Contents (previous arrangement)
Folder 3-6 Farrar & Rinehart, 1924-1930

Box 97
Folder 1-10 Farrar & Rinehart, 1931-1934

Box 98
Folder 1-12 Farrar & Rinehart, 1934-1935

Box 99
Folder 1-8 Farrar & Rinehart, 1936-1938

Box 100
Folder 1-9 Farrar & Rinehart, 1939-1942

Box 101
Folder 1-9 Farrar & Rinehart, 1943-1944

Box 102
Folder 1-3 Farrar & Rinehart, 1945
Folder 4-8 Rinehart & Company, 1946-1947

Box 103
Folder 1-7 Rinehart & Company, 1948-1953