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Family of U.S. publishers whose firm, named Charles Scribner's Sons from 1878, issued books and periodicals. After the death of its founder, Charles Scribner, the company was headed successively by his sons John Blair (1850–1879), Charles (1854–1930), and Arthur Hawley (1859–1932). During the long presidency (1879–1928) of the second Charles Scribner, the firm published such authors as Henry James, Theodore Roosevelt, Edith Wharton, Ernest Hemingway, George Meredith, and Rudyard Kipling. Later presidents were Charles Scribner (1890–1952), son of the second Charles; and his son Charles, Jr. (1921–1995), who also served as president of Princeton University Press, founded in 1905 by his grandfather. Charles Scribner's Sons was purchased in 1984 by Macmillan Inc.
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