F[ranklin] S[herman] Hoyt
[illegible]BOSTON NEW YORKCHICAGOHOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY4 PARK STREET BOSTONEDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENTOctober 11, 1913Dear Dr. Muir:Ever since we first published Stickeen, we have had the feeling that the children in our public schools should have access to this wonderful story. We have reason to hope that it will prove to be a permanent educational classic like Ouida's Dog of Flanders. We believe the time has now come when a school edition of this story could be issued without materially affecting its trade sale. We are accordingly writing you to see whether it would be agreeable to you if we should publish it in our Riverside Literature Series, in which, as you may know, we have already issued many of our choicest publications. We are sending you under separate cover a catalogue of this Series.It has been our experience that the publication of a school edition of a book of this kind does not at all interfere with the sale of the trade edition of the book, but on the contrary, it often stimulates a larger sale of it through its usual channels. It is never safe to foretell exactly what effect on the trade sale of a book the publication of a school edition will have; but, obviously, we should not suggest the school edition to you05572
1913 Oct 11
Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.
Reel 21, Image 0868
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