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Maxwell Evarts Perkins
Birth: Sep. 20, 1884
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 21, 1947
Stamford
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA

Publication Editor. Although he started in 1907 as a reporter for the "New York Times", he gained acclaim and notority for his career as a book editor for publisher Charles Scribner's Sons, which be began in 1914. For over 30 years he helped beginning authors such as Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Jones, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Thomas Wolfe to become best-selling novelists. He was known to say "Just get it down on paper, and then we'll see what to do with it." His biography, "Max Perkins: Editor of Genius", was published by A. Scott Berg in 1997. The Mercantile Library Center for Fiction gives the Maxwell E. Perkins Award to honor the work of an editor, publisher, or agent who over the course of his or her career has discovered, nurtured and championed writers of fiction in the United States. His former home in New Canaan, Connecticut, is on the National Register of Historic Places. (bio by: Jan Franco) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Elizabeth Hoar Evarts Perkins (1858 - 1940)
 
 Spouse:
  Louise Saunders Perkins (1887 - 1965)*
 
 Children:
  Bertha Saunders Perkins Frothingham (1911 - 2005)*
  Nancy Perkins Jorgensen (1925 - 1984)*
 
 Siblings:
  Edward Newton Perkins (1883 - 1983)*
  Maxwell Evarts Perkins (1884 - 1947)
  Charles Callahan Perkins (1886 - 1961)*
  Mary Ann Davenport Perkins Thomas (1890 - 1951)*
  Frances Bruen Perkins Cox (1892 - 1988)*
  Louis Anthony Perkins (1896 - 1968)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lakeview Cemetery
New Canaan
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
 
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Record added: Nov 05, 2006
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