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AUTHORS' ASSISTANTS
L AGENTS

(i.) BRITISH

TUt lift eomlsti ehlefly of tbe naniM of Uterary Agontoy whose work
inelndos the arrmgement of books for publleatlon and all eom-
mereial negotiations eoneemlng tbem, together with the general
management of literary property. Other names are here given,
with eiplanatory parttenlars*

ASSOCIATED PRESS, 24 Old Jewry, ex. An agency representing
the prominent newspapers throughout the United States of
America and the British Provinces, also acting for the Renter,
Havas, and Wolff Agencies of Europe. Telegraphic address ;
" Associated, London." Telephone : 5933 Bank, 8294 Central.

AUTHORS* SYNDICATE. 3-7 Southampton Street, Strand, w.c.
Founded 1890. This organization acts as advisers and agents
for the valuation, sale, purchase, registration, and management
ol literary and dramatic copyright property in England, the
Continent of Europe, and the Umted States of America.
Mr. W. Morris Colles, the founder and manager, part author of
Playright and Copyright in all Countries (Macmillan). can produce
testimonials from, amongst many others. A. W. A'Beckett.
E. Lester Arnold. E. F. Benson. Hall Caine. Sir W. Martin
Conway, the Right Hon. Lord Cnrzon of Kedleston. F. Marion
Crawford, Thomas Hardy. Dr. Sven Hedin. Sir Thomas Hunger-
ford Holdich, Dr. T. Scott "Keltie, George Meredith, Sir Lewis
Morris. Eden PhiUpotts. F. C Selous. Flora Annie Steel.
I. Zangwill.

BENNETT. Mr. HANNAFORD. 6 Clement's Inn. w.c. Literary
agent. Mr. Bennett was a partner in the publishing house
of Messrs. Henry & Co, for many years previously to 1898,
in which year he established an agency for supplying newspapers
and periodicals with the best fiction and special articles.

BROWN; CURTIS, International Publishing Bureau. 5 Henrietta
Street. Covent Garden, w.c. British, American, and Conti-
nental book and serial rights placed for authors. Repre-
sentatives in New York, Toronto (Canada). Paris, Berlin,
Rome. Vienna, Copenhagen, and Tokio. American copyrights
secured.

BURGHES, Mr. A. M., 34 Paternoster Row, e.g. Authors' a^t.
Established 1879. Mr. Bur^^hes has carried on the busmess
of an " authors' agent " with great success. He has acted
on behalf of ** Allen Raine." Mrs. Henry de la Pasture, the
Rev. T. B. Dover, Mr. C. F. Moberley Bell, the Rev. Anthony
Deane, Mr. CUve Holland, Mrs. Emma Marshall, the Rev. I.
Gregory Smith, Mr. F. E. Weatherley, Mr. Joseph Whitaker.
" John OUver Hobbes." " Onida." Dr. W. Robertson NicoU,

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Mr. Morley Roberts, Hon. and Rev. James Granville Adderley,
Miss Evelyn Everett-Green, Mr. Eustace Miles, Dr. Emil Reich.
Dr. Ryle (Bishop of Liverpool), Mrs. Mona Caird, Mr. George
Pitt-lJewis, K.C., and many hundreds of others. Mr. Burjg^hes
reads MSS. and places them with suitable publishers, negotmtes
terms on authors' behalf, and adequately represents their
• interests in dealing with publishing houses and editors.

CASSELL'S GENERAL PRESS. Established to supply the reouire-
ments of London, Provincial, and Colonial newspapers. Serial
and short stories by all the best authors, and articles of genersJ
and topical interest by leading writers of the day. Weekly
features a speciality. Address : Cassell*s General Press, La
Bdle Sauvage, e.c.

CENTRAL NEWS, LIMITED. EstabUshed January, 1870. Office :
5 New Bridge Street, Ludgate Circus, e.c.

Central press. Established 1863. The oldest press agency
in the United Kingdom. Leading articles, London letters,
reviews of books, reviews of Parliament, reviews of the year,
tales, &c., suppUed. The reporting of Parliamentary Com-
mittees a special feature. Manager; GuY L'Estrange,
127 Palace Chambers, Westminster, s.w.

COX'S DRAMATIC AUTHORS' AGENCY, 22 Tavistock Street,
Strand, w.c. This agency was founded by Mr. Douglas Cox
for the collection of authors' royalties in pieces performed
throughout the country. Manager : Douglas Cox.

EDITORS' LITERARY SYNDICATE. Sir W. C. Leng ft Co.
{Sheffield Telegraph), Limited, proprietors of the Weekly Tele-
graph, 180 and 18 z Fleet Street, e.g., and High Street.
Sheffield. Literary Agents. Manuscripts should be sent to
the Sheffield office.

HANSHEW, MOYLE & CO., GranviUe House, Arundel Street,
Strand, w.c., and i Madison Avenue, New York City, U.S.A.
Authors' and publishers' representatives. The main object of
this firm is to create an American market for the work of the
English author, and to obtain for him the highest possible
prices for his work, either short or serial stories. All MSS. are
read and reported upon as expeditiously as possible, and
advice and assistance are given to new authors for their advance-
ment and recognition. A special feature for English pub-
lishers is the placing of book and serial rights on the American
market.

HARRIS-BICKFORD, E. L. T., Thornley House, Redruth, Literary
tutor and adviser. Mr. Harris-Bickford corrects, criticizes,
and comments on articles, stories, and verse submitted to him,
and suggests suitable channels for the disposal of his pupils'
work. Offers a prospectus of his " Literary Tuition per Post "
in return for stamped addressed envelope.

INTERNATIONAL ART SUPPLY AND GENERAL INFORMA-
TION AGENCY, The Studios, Linden Gardens, London, w.
Established 1890. Under Royal Patronage. This Agency,



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PART II.] AGENTS 425

unique of its kind, was founded by Mr. Augustin Rischgitz,
and is under his own personal direction. It appeals to editors,
publishers, authors, and collectors, and by means of a special
intelligence Department in connection with artists, photo-
graphers, and correspondents, at home and abroad, supplies
pictures, engravings, and photographs of objects and places
of all kinds for purposes of special illustration ; also arranging
for rights of reproduction when required. The Agency in
addition has a large and constantly increasing collection of
portraits, also illustrations of a topographical, antiq^uarian,
uterary, and historical nature, besides reproductions of pictures,
objects, and documents in museums, galleries, and national
institutions, all secured for some special purpose, and available
for Grangerizing and use in artides and books. Telegrams :
Chercheur, London. Telephone: 4413 Paddington. ABC and
Lieber's Code used.

INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT BUREAU, LIMITED. Founded
to give information in copyright matters, to act as intermedi-
aries between authors and pubUshers, playwrights and managers,
for the purpose of placing their books, plays, operas, &c., both
here and abroad. Agents in the chief capitals. Managing
Director : Ernest Mayer, 34 Norfolk Street. Strand, w.c.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS COMPANY, 5 Bream's Buildings,
Chancery Lane, e.g. This Company exports and imports
newspapers, periodicals, and books to and from the United
States and Canada. It has its own house in New York, and
branch houses in Toronto and Montreal, and has special facilities
for the wide distribution of periodicals through the news
companies and trade houses of America.

KNOWLSON, Mr. T. SHARPER, author of How to Write a Novel,
editor of G. H. Lewes's Principles of Success in Literature, advises
on questions relating to the writing and disposal of MSS.
Address : i39Thurleigh Road, Westside, Clapham Common, s.w.

LAFFAN NEWS BUREAU, 1 Arundel Street, Strand, w.c.
Founded 1890 to supply telegraphic and cable news to the
press of all countries. Secretary : John Bowman.

LECTURE AGENCY, LIMITED, the Outer Temple, Strand, w.c.
Founded 1879. Agent for the supply of popular lecturers to
literary and scientific societies, institutes, anci schools through-
out the country. Managing Director : Gerald Christy.

LITERARY AGENCY OF LONDON (THE), 5 Henrietta Street,
Covent Garden, w.c. This literary agency was founded in
1899 ; but its directors, Messrs. G. H. Perris and C. F. Cazenove,
have long been engaged in literary and kindred work. The
agency deals with all kinds of literary work, and arranges for
the sale and publication of short or long MSS. The agency is
strongly represented in Paris and New York and other foreign
capitals, and also in the Colonies. MSS. by the following,
among other authors, have been placed by the agency : Frank
Barrett, H. H. Bashford, George Bartram, S. L. Bensusan,



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426 THE LITERARY YEAR-BOOK [part n.

Hiss Betham-Edwards, Capt. G. Casserly, Desmond Coke,
Kenelm Cotes, Alphomse Coarlander, Richard Davey, A. Santos*
Dumont, F. Martin Duncan, M. Edith Dnrham, Father Gapon,
the Rt. Rev. Abbot Gasqnet, Maidm Gorky, J. A. Hol^on,
Baroness von Hutten, Henrik Ibsen, Florence Morse Kingsley,
Prince Kropotkin, Warwick Coble, Sir Roper Lethbndfe,
William Maxwell, Will Owen, Mrs. Baillie Res^iolds, Commander
Shackleton, Edwin Pugh, B. S. Rowntree, Joseph Rowntree»
Olive Schreiner, Alfred Tresidder Sheppard, ** Sigma," Netta
Syrett, Mrs. Katherine Cecil Thurston, John Masefield, Edward
Thomas, Count Leo Tolstoy, Edward Tylee, Allen Upward,
Patrick Vaux, Felix Volkhovsky, H. G. Wells, Arnold White.
Edward Stewart White.

LONDON ELECTROTYPE AGENCY, LIMITED (THE), now
removed to larger and more commodious premises at lo St.
Bride's Avenue, Fleet Street, e.g. (overlooking St. Bride's
Church). Correspondents in Paris, Berlin, and New York.
This ^ency, established in 1901, is nnder the direction of Mr.
H. C. Duckworth, whose connection since 1877 with the business
of illustrations dates back to the earliest electrotype agency,
founded in 1873. '^^ principal representatives of the firm
have also been ens^aged m the business for many years. It is
of an international character, and is carried on for the purpose
of supplying photographs for press puxposes, and the right of
reproduction or electrot3rpes from the English and foreign news-
papers, magazines, etc. The sole agencies for illustrations
mciude the Illustrated London News, Sketch, Ladys Pictorial,
L* Illustration (Paris), London Magaiine, and The World and
His Wife, The sup|>ly of photographs from various sources
for the purpose of publication is a very important branch of
the busmess, royalty (portraits, incicfents, and residences),
current events,Jcelebnties of the day, fashions, views, studies of
natural history, military, naval, theatrical, and other subjects
being included in the series available for reproduction. The
firm are special press agents for such well-known photographers
as Madame Lallie Charles, F. Ralph (Dersingham), Ernest H.
Mills, Bassano, J. C. Dinham, Bourne & Shepherd (Calcutta),
Liuie Caswall Smith, and Henri Manuel's fashion photGwnaphs.
and are also agents for such firms as Elliott & Fry, Russell,
the London Stereoscopic Co., Ellis & Walery, etc., including
most of the principal pnotographers in this and other countries.
Every facility is afforded to authors, editors, and publishers
who desire to secure illustrations for any purpose, the best and
latest material available being placed at their disposaL The
supply of half-tone and line blocks and the execution of
ongmal drawings forms another department of the business.
TeUgrams : Ambrotype, London. Telephone : Holbom, 1941.

LONDON NEWS AGENtY, LIMITED, 173, 174, and 175 Fleet
Street, B.C. Established 1895. Supphes general and services
of news to the London and provincial papers, and acts as official
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PART u.] AGENTS 4«7

and others. Tshph<m$ : 1395 Holbom« and 13500 Central.

Telegrams : Elleniche, London. Press Telegrams : London
News Agency, London.
LONDON PRESS EXCHANGE (THE). LIMITED. 15 Strand,
w.c. Founded in 1892 for the purpose of undertaking the
representation of provincial newspapers in London, both as
correspondents and as advertisement and general business
agents. It has developed into a general advertising and news
agency, most of its news and correspondence being supplied
on the syndicate plan. London letters, ladies' letters, Uterary
notes, and spedal repcnrts are supplied to the clients of the
Exchange, and it makes a feature of early Parliamentary and
political intelligence. Mr. R. J. Syxbs is director and manager.

MARBURY, Miss ELISABETH (London Representative : R. Golb-
iNa Bright), 30 Green Street, Leicester Square, w.c Inter-
mediary between dzamatic authors and theatrical managers.
New York Office: 1430 Broadway. Paris Office: 39 Kue
Canmartin. Cable address: Amarantes, London. TeUphone:
3619 Gerrard.

MONCRIEFF, Mr. H. A., St. Paul's Chambers, Ludgate Hill, e.c.
Mr. Moncrieff is not a literary agent. His work, dealing with
copyright valuations, partnerships, agreements, and so forth,
is of a confidential nature, and as Receiver or Trustee he has
had much e^roetience in the winding up of numerous publishing
firms which have become extinct during the past fifteen years.

NATIONAL PRESS AGENCY, LIMITED. Established 1873.
This agency, situated at Whitefriars House, Carmelite Street,
London, b.c., supplies every requirement for daily and weekly
provincial newspapers. L^uling articles and Ldodon letters ;
spedal columns oy well-known writers. Branches at New York
and Sydney. Manager : Mr. John Rbburk.

NICHOLAS, J. S., 34 Brecknock Road, BristoL Circularizing and
general advertising undertaken for authors.

NOPS. LIMITED, 19 Ludgate HiU, London, E.c. EstaUished
1873. Its object is to supply illustrations and illustrated
matter to the press. It acts also as a Literary A^cy, and
makes a speciality of the sale of foreign translation rights.
Telegrams : Denops. London. Telephone : 880 Bank.

NORTHERN NEWSPAPER SYNDICATE (THE), Kendal, Eng-
land. This agency suf^Ues the Press with nction and with
articles (signed) on the foremost subjects of the day. Pro-
posals and MSS. from authors are promptly considered and
decided upon. Manager : Mr. Jambs £. Lyons. Telegraphic
address : Syndicate, Kendal.

PINKER, Mk. T. B., Talbot House, Anmdel Street, London, w.a,
and 70 Fifth Avenue, New York. Literary agent. Mr. Pinker
has always made a special point of hdping young anliiors in
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of an adviser with a thorough knowledge of the literary world
and the publishing trade.

PORRI'S NEWS BUREAU. Devoted to the supply of local, class,
and trade news. The proprietor is Mr. Louis Forri, of Grimsby,
the well-known correspondent, f Established 1882.) Address
for private telegrams : Porri, Grimsoy. Press telegrams : Porri's
News Bureau, Grimsby.

PRESS ASSOCIATION, LIMITED, 14 New Bridge Street, b.c.
Manager : Mr. E. Robbins. Incorporated in 1868 for supply-
ing telegraphic, telephonic, and other news to newspapers, news-
rooms, and clubs. It has the sole right of supplying Renter's
telegrams in the provinces ; it supplies all kinds of home news,
and it undertakes the duties of London reporters for its sub-
scribers.

PRESS PICTURE AGENCY. LIMITED, 11 Tothill Street, West-
minster, s.w. Supplies topical and other photographs of Royal
persons and of hving celebrities ; also photographs of well-
known men and women — of their houses, their animals, &c.
The Agency has a very large photographic and press connection,
being sole agents for some of the best-known photographers
in the countiy. Telephone : 619 Westminster.

SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM FOR WOMEN, 8 and 9 Johnson's
Court, Fleet Street, B.C. Provides training in journalism
and art, including reporting, interviewing, fiction writing,
reviewing, advertisement writing, fashion drawing, &c. Prin-
cipal : Miss Cartwright. Telegraphic Address : Crinoline,
London. Telephone ; 171 Holbbm.

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