New York, the metropolis - its noted business and professional men. (1893) (14595914359)
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Title: New York, the metropolis : its noted business and professional men.
Year: 1893 (1890s)
Authors: Sprague, John Franklin.
Publisher: (New York) : New York Recorder
Contributing Library: Columbia University Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: The Durst Organization
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s country in which so muchcapital was invested before any profits could be realized, oreven future success could be assured. Yet the publisherswere so confident of the result that they were willing toe.\i)end $500,000 before offering any part of the work to thepublic. The result has justified the publishers faith, and The Century Dictionary to-day stands at the head of allsimilar works on two continents. Another of the greatsuccesses of the Century Company was the series of articleson the Civil War written by Union and Confederate generals,first printed in The Century Magazine and afterwards in asubscription book called Battles and Leaders of the CivilWar. The company also publishes the authorized Life ofAbraham T-incoln by his private secretaries, Messrs. Nicolayand Hay. Upon the death of Dr. Holland in 1881, he wassucceeded in the editorial chair by Mr. Richard WatsonGilder, whohad been from the first his associate editor, and,before that,the editor of Hours at Home, and a newspaper
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liUSINESS OFKICE OF T great fertility of resource, he threw himself enthusiasticallyinto what was recognized to be a difficult venture. Themagazine was a success from the first. In 1883, the Com-pany began the publication of St. Nicholas, for twenty yearspast the leading childrens magazine of the world, withMrs. Mary Mapes Dodge as editor. In quick succession OurYoung Folks and other leading juvenile magazines weremerged in their younger rival. In 1881, Dr. Holland,warned by failing health, sold his interest to Mr. Smith andto some of the younger men who had become identified withthe enterprise in both the editorial and business dejjartments,and at the same time Mr. Smith purchased the Scribnerinterest. The name, Sc ribners Monthly, wms changed to7he Century, and the business of the comjjany graduallyextended in the line of special book jjublication, whichincluded a number of hymn and tune books (of which amillion copies have been sold). The work which for manyyears mukt be the crowni
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