Christopher Morley and Mitchell Kennerley in 1930
|Died||February 22, 1950 (aged 71)|
Mitchell Kennerley (August 14, 1878 - February 22, 1950) was an American publisher, editor, and gallery owner.
He was the manager of the New York branch of John Lane, the London publisher, from 1896 to 1900, business manager of the Smart Set in 1900-01, founded in 1901 and was editor and proprietor until 1905 of the Reader magazine.
He married Helen Rockwell Morley. In 1906, he started in the book publishing business. He used typesetter Frederic W. Goudy for his books, and advanced him money to complete one of his first successful fonts, which Goudy named Kennerley Old Style as a dedication.
He was president of Anderson Galleries, from 1916 to 1929. In 1937-1938 he co-founded Parke-Bernet Galleries.
He died in New York City.
- Goudy, Frederic (1946). A Half-Century of Type Design and Typography: 1895-1945, Volume 1. New York: The Typophiles. pp. 77–81, 105. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
- "Mitchell Kinnerley Papers" (PDF). New York Public Library. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
- "Guide to the Mitchell Kennerley Papers,". Vassar College. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
- Shatzkin, Leonard, "Zero Royalty", book review of The Fortunes of Mitchell Kennerley, Bookman, by Matthew J. Bruccoli; The New York Times, December 7, 1986
- Gross, John, book review of The Fortunes of Mitchell Kennerley, Bookman, by Matthew J. Bruccoli; The New York Times, October 21, 1986
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