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John Chipman Farrar Letter

A description of his letter at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: LMD
Date: 31 Mar 2010

Biographical History

John Chipman Farrar (1896-1974) was an American editor and publisher. From 1916 to 1927 he was the editor of The Bookman, a book review magazine published by George H. Doran Company of New York. In 1928, he help co-founded the publishing house of Farrar and Rinehart, and later in 1946 he also founded Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The John Chipman Farrar Letter is a four page letter addressed to William B. M. Button. The letter is undated, but on George H. Doran Company letterhead, indicating that it was probably written while Farrar was editor of The Bookman. Farrar discusses various authors in the letter, including Sinclair Lewis.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


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Subject Headings


Farrar, John Chipman, 1896-1974.

Corporate Bodies

George H. Doran Company.

Associated Titles

Bookman (New York, N.Y.).


Publishers and publishing -- Correspondence.


New York (N.Y.) -- History.

Genres and Forms




Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

John Chipman Farrar Letter,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

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