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Luther A. Brewer Correspondence

An inventory of his correspondence at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: [Summit record]
Date: Sep 1993

Biographical History

Luther A. Brewer was an American publisher and president of Torch Press, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Luther A. Brewer Correspondence consists of Correspondence, 1902-1920, all incoming, relating to publishing, particularly bookbinding. Three letters from Joseph Fort Newton, January-March, 1918, from City Temple, London, describe his comments with American soldiers, war conditions and the cities and cathedrals of Glasgow, Winchester and York, and include comments on the "beer or bread" controversy. Other correspondents include Charles M. Klein, Luther S. Livingston, Earl Howell Reed, F.B. Sanborn, Alfred de Sauty, Edward E. Smith, and George Sutcliff.


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Subject Headings


Klein, C. M. (Carl Mathias), 1873 or 1884-1951.
Livingston, Luther Samuel, 1864-1914.
Newton, Joseph Fort, 1876-1950.
Reed, Earl H. (Earl Howell), 1863-1931.
Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917.
Sauty, Alfred de.
Smith, Edward E.
Sutcliff, George.

Corporate Bodies

Torch Press (Cedar Rapids, Ia.)


Bookbinding industry.
Publishers and publishing.

Genres and Forms



Publishers and publishing.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Luther A. Brewer Correspondence
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1967.

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