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Dodd, Mead and Company was a publishing company in New York Citymarker. Under several names, the firm operated from 1839 until 1990.

Moses Woodruff Dodd (1813-1899) and John S. Taylor formed the company of "Taylor and Dodd" in 1839 as a publisher of religious books. In 1840 Dodd bought out Taylor and renamed the company as "M.W. Dodd". In 1870, Dodd's nephew, Edward S. Mead, took over the company and it became "Dodd and Mead". In 1876 Bleecker Van Wagenen became a partner and the name was changed to "Dodd, Mead and Company". In the late 1890s they published the work of new poets including Robert W. Service, Bliss Carman, and Paul Laurence Dunbar. In 1910, the firm erected a new building at Fourth Avenue and 30th Street. Edward H. Dodd, the son of Frank Howard Dodd, succeeded him in 1916. In 1922, the company became the publisher of Agatha Christie's books in the USA.

The business operations of Dodd, Mead and Company were suspended in March 1989 pending the outcome of arbitration with its fulfillment house, Metro Services, Inc. By the end of 1990 the company ceased publications.

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References

  • Gregory Ames; "Dodd, Mead and Company," Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 49: American Literary Publishing Houses, 1638-1899 (Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1986). pp. 126-130.
  • Calvin Reid; "Dodd, Mead Operations Suspended over Arbitration," Publishers Weekly, March 31, 1989; p. 11.


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