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Typescript for a speech given in honor of Edward A. Weeks, Jr., who had recently become the ninth editor of the "Atlantic Monthly". Unsigned and undated, but internal evidence shows that Ferris Greenslet is the speaker and the year is 1939. He talks about all nine editors - "I propose to provide a Plutarchian comparison of these nine men, both as EDITORS and as FELLOWS. I shall deal OFF THE RECORD with very intimate matters, such as outdoor sports, indoor sports, drinking habits, and whiskers, in relation to editorial achievement." Setting the tone, he kicks it off with: "James Russell Lowell I never saw in the flesh, still less in the buff as I have Weeks." Besides the teasing, he talks of the major challenges each editor faced in the long history of the magazine, and the problems on the horizon for Weeks. Greenslet (1875-1959) was a jack of all editorial trades at Houghton, Mifflin, owners of the magazine, for most of his adult life. He finished as a director of the company. He had known "the last seven" editors, "together with the wife of the second (James T. Fields). Weeks (1898-1989) had become the editor in 1938 and continued as editor emeritus until his death. Fifteen 8 1/2 x 11 sheets, double-spaced, using the recto, only. A few corners curling, paper toned, a couple of paper clip rust stains. Two old horizontal folds. In Very Good condition.
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