Content: The Century Company was founded in New York City in 1881. Century published magazines including the Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine and St. Nicholas and publications such as Battles and Leaders of the Civil War.Roswell Smith formed the company and appointed Richard Watson Gilder as editor of the Century which was noted forits fiction, poetry, historical studies, and woodcut illustrations. In 1930 the Century was merged with The Forum magazine.
Content: Records consist of correspondence, manuscripts, vouchers, proofs of articles and other materials concerning the publications of the Century Company.
Ownership: 1931 Century Company; Burton Frye; David J. Holmes Autographs Gift, purchase 207 cartons