Louis Coues Page

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Portrait of L.C. Page, ca.1910s

Louis Coues Page (1869–1956) was a publisher in Boston, Massachusetts. Born in Zurich to American parents, he attended Harvard College and worked for Boston publishers Estes & Lauriat, 1891–1892.[1] In 1896 he bought the Joseph Knight Company and renamed it L.C. Page & Company;[2][3][4] around 1914 it became The Page Company.[5] It issued works of "art, travel, music, belles lettres" and fiction for adults and children.[6] It operated from offices on Beacon Street in Beacon Hill.[7] Authors published by the firm included Bliss Carman, Julia Caroline Dorr, Lucy Maud Montgomery,[8] and Eleanor H. Porter. In 1914 the Page Company acquired Dana Estes & Co.[9]

Around the 1910s Louis and his brother George A. Page were co-owners of the Boston Braves baseball team.[10]

Page married Kate Stearns in 1895.[11]

Farrar, Straus & Cudahy acquired L.C. Page & Co. in 1957; the imprint continued until 1980.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boston Record". The Fourth Estate. NY. February 23, 1918. 
  2. ^ "Firms Out of Business". University of Texas Harry Ransom Center and University of Reading Library. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ The Dial, Chicago, May 1, 1900, L.C. Page & Company, Summer Street, Boston 
  4. ^ Not to be confused with William Page & Company
  5. ^ The Writer, Boston, January 1914 
  6. ^ 1001 places to sell manuscripts, Ridgewood, NJ: The Editor Company, 1915, Page Company, 53 Beacon Street, Boston 
  7. ^ No. 53 Beacon Street, adjacent to Headquarters House (Boston, Massachusetts). (cf. Boston Register and Business Directory: 1922. Boston, Mass.: Sampson & Murdock Co. 1922. )
  8. ^ Mary Rubio (2008), Lucy Maud Montgomery: the gift of wings, Toronto: Doubleday Canada, ISBN 0-385-65983-0 
  9. ^ The Writer, Boston, April 1914 
  10. ^ Harold Kaese (1948), The Boston Braves, New York: Putnam, OCLC 1328929 
  11. ^ Harvard College Class of 1891 Secretary's Report, 1895 
  12. ^ "Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc., Records 1885-1997" (PDF). New York Public Library. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 

External links[edit]

L.C. Page & Co.
The Page Company