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 Franklin Nelson Doubleday

Franklin Nelson Doubleday

Birth
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 30 Jan 1934 (aged 72)
Coconut Grove, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA
Burial Locust Valley, Nassau County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 2629 · View Source
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Publisher. In 1897, together in partnership with magazine publisher Samuel McClure he founded the Doubleday & McClure Company. The company started publishing the work of U.S. authors and distributed them through its own stores. Joined with a new partner Walter Hines in 1900, the company became Doubleday, Page & Company. Merging with the George Doran Company in 1927, they became the Doubleday, Doran Company, the largest publishing business in the English speaking world. After Doubleday Sr. resigned as president, his son Nelson Doubleday Jr. continued operations that became the Doubleday and Company which was the largest publisher in the America, with annual sales of over 30 million books by 1947.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2629
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Franklin Nelson Doubleday (8 Jan 1862–30 Jan 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2629, citing Locust Valley Cemetery, Locust Valley, Nassau County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .