Scope and arrangement
This is a synthetic collection consisting of typescripts and manuscripts, financial documents, and correspondence. The bulk of the collection is correspondence from miscellaneous and unidentified authors to the agency, from 1893-1925, letters on miscellaneous business, and letters between various individuals including William Morris Colles, Joseph Conrad, T. S. Eliot, Henry James, and Charles Morgan, which came with the correspondence from the agency, some of which relate to it. There are letters to the agency by Richard Aldington, Georges Aubry, Maurice Baring, Arnold Bennett; David William, James, and Muirhead Bone; Sir Hugh Charles Clifford, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Joseph Conrad, Richard Curle, Walter De la Mare, J. M. Dent & Sons, Doubleday, Page & Co., St. John Greer Ervine, Ford Madox Ford, Rose Fyleman, Walter Lionel George, Perceval Gibbon, Algernon Gissing, George Gissing, Louis Golding, Robert Graves, Harper & Bros., Basil Macdonald Hastings, Ernest Hemingway, Ernest Henham, Laurence Housman, Violet Hunt, Aldous Huxley, William W. Jacobs, Alfred A. Knopf, D. H. Lawrence, Librairie Gallimard, Marie Adelaide Lowndes, Edith J. Lyttelton, Compton Mackenzie, Archibald Marshall, Methuen & Co. Ltd., A. A. Milne, Charles Morgan, Robert Nichols, Edward P. Oppenheim, Barry Pain, Laura Riding, Lewis Anselm da Costa Ritchie, Upton Sinclair, G. B. Stern, George S. Street, Frank Swinnerton, Arthur Symons, T. Fisher Unwin, Hugh Walpole, Withers, Bensons, Birkett & Davies, P. G. Wodehouse, Leonard Woolf, Eric B. Young, Arnold Zweig, and others, dating from 1898 to 1940.
The James B. Pinker and Son collection of papers are arranged in three series: