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G. & C. Merriam Company archive, 1797-1978

Author: G. & C. Merriam Company.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Manuscript   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The archive consists of correspondence, documents, writings, printed material, and photographs documenting the history of the G. & C. Merriam Company. The papers provide insight into the business practices of the nineteenth century publishing and bookselling trade, particularly in Massachusetts, and contain much material on lexicography, the development of American English, and the publishing history of Webster's
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Genre/Form: Account books
Business records
Deeds
Inventories
Legal instruments
Letterpress copybooks
Scrapbooks
Dictionaries
Records and correspondence
Named Person: Chauncey A Goodrich; Charles Merriam; George Merriam; Noah Porter; Noah Webster; William G Webster; William Adolphus Wheeler; Chauncey A Goodrich; Charles Merriam; George Merriam; Noah Porter; William G Webster; William A Wheeler
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Archival Material, Book
All Authors / Contributors: G. & C. Merriam Company.
OCLC Number: 702160972
Description: 119.49 linear ft. (155 boxes) +4 broadsides.
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The archive consists of correspondence, documents, writings, printed material, and photographs documenting the history of the G. & C. Merriam Company. The papers provide insight into the business practices of the nineteenth century publishing and bookselling trade, particularly in Massachusetts, and contain much material on lexicography, the development of American English, and the publishing history of Webster's Dictionary. Principal correspondents include Merriam Company editors Chauncey Goodrich, Noah Porter, William G. Webster, William A. Wheeler, and printers H.O. Houghton & Co. There are both legal and financial records, including contracts with agents and publishers, and opinions of lawyers on copyright issues.

There are sixty-five letterpress copybooks, as well as numerous account books, daybooks, merchants books, order books, and inventories, documenting the firm's business affairs. Twelve scrapbooks carry examples of the firm's stationery, circulars, advertisements, and clippings.

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