Arthur Hawley Scribner

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Arthur Hawley Scribner
President of Charles Scribner's Sons
In office
Preceded byCharles Scribner II
Succeeded byCharles Scribner III
Personal details
Born(1859-03-15)March 15, 1859
Manhattan, New York, US
DiedJuly 3, 1932(1932-07-03) (aged 73)
Mount Kisco, New York, US
Helen C. Annan
(m. 1900)
Parent(s)Charles Scribner I
Emma Elizabeth Blair
RelativesCharles Scribner II (brother)
John Blair Scribner (brother)
EducationPrinceton University (1881)

Arthur Hawley Scribner (March 15, 1859 – July 3, 1932) was president of Charles Scribner's Sons.[1]

Early life[edit]

He was born on March 15, 1859 in Manhattan. He was a son of Emma Elizabeth (née Blair) Scribner (1827–1869) and Charles Scribner I.[2]

While at Princeton University he started the Ivy Club before graduating in 1881.[2]


He joined Charles Scribner's Sons in 1881.[3] Following the death of his brother, Charles Scribner II, in 1930, he became president of the company. He served as president until his own death in 1932.[2] He was succeeded in the presidency by his nephew, Charles Scribner III.[4]

Personal life[edit]

He died in Mount Kisco, New York, on July 3, 1932.[2] He left $150,000 to Princeton University in his will.[5]


  1. ^ "Junket". Time. April 26, 1926. Retrieved 2008-07-24. There was a well-preserved gentleman of some 67 summers, upon whose watch-chain hung a small gold ivy leaf—Arthur Hawley Scribner, who with his older brother Charles has carried on the business begun by their father in 1846.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b c d "A. H. Scribner Dead. Headed Book Firm. Son of Founder of Noted Publishing House Is Victim of Heart Attack in His Sleep. Was Active for Princeton. Permanent President of His Class of '81 and an Organizer and First Head of the Ivy Club". The New York Times. July 4, 1932. Retrieved 2008-07-24. Arthur Hawley Scribner, president of the publishing house of Charles Scribner's Sons, died of a heart attack In his sleep early ...
  3. ^ "Archives of Charles Scribner's Sons". Princeton University. Archived from the original on 2008-05-02. Retrieved 2008-07-25. Charles Scribner, 1821-1871 (Princeton Class of 1840), Charles Scribner, 1854-1930 (Princeton Class of 1875), Arthur Hawley Scribner, 1859-1932 (Princeton Class of 1881), Charles Scribner, 1890-1952 (Princeton Class of 1913), Charles Scribner, 1921-1995 (Princeton Class of 1943), Charles Scribner, 1951- (Princeton Class of 1973)
  4. ^ "CHARLES SCRIBNER HEADS BOOK FIRM; Third of Name to Be President of Publishing House Founded by Grandfather in 1846. SEEKS AUTHORS OF VITALITY New Executive Is Interested In Americans Who Have 'Something of Permanent Value to Say.'". The New York Times. 27 September 1932. Retrieved 20 June 2023.
  5. ^ "Widow Gets Trust in Scribner Estate. Publisher Bequeathed $150,000 to Princeton, Most of Residue to Pass to Relatives. Mission and School Aided. Brooks, Head of Clothing Concern, Left Property to His Wife, Three Children and Grandchildren". The New York Times. July 23, 1932. Retrieved 2008-07-24. Arthur Hawley Scribner, president of the publishing house of Charles Scribner's Sons, who died at Mount Kisco, N.Y., on July 3, left $150,000 to Princeton University and bequests of $5,000 each to the New York City Missions and the Skidmore School of Arts at Saratoga Springs, N.Y., it was revealed yesterday when his will was offered for probate in Surrogate's Court.