Scribner, Charles,1821–71, American publisher, b. New York City. He founded in 1846 the publishing house that in 1878 became Charles Scribner's Sons and in 1870 he began Scribner's Monthly, which in 1881 became the Century Magazine. His son, Charles Scribner, 1854–1930, became head of the firm in 1879 and founded Scribner's Magazine, a literary periodical, in 1887. He was the donor of the Princeton Univ. Press building.
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Scribner, Charles(1854–1930) publisher; born in New York City. In 1879 he succeeded his brother, John Blair Scribner, as head of the firm that became Charles Scribner's Sons, acting as president through 1928 and then chairman of the board. Aided by editors such as Maxwell Perkins, Scribner's grew in distinction, publishing works by Edith Wharton, George Santayana, Ernest Hemingway, Theodore Roosevelt, and others.
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