Historical records matching Maxwell Perkins
About William Maxwell Evarts Perkins
William Maxwell Evarts ("Max") Perkins (September 20, 1884 – June 17, 1947), was the editor for Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe. He has been described as the most famous literary editor.
Joined the publishing house Charles Scribner's Sons in 1910 as an editor. Maxwell Perkins is associated with many famous authors. Brother of Edward Perkins, husband of Kate Riggs, 3rd great granddaughter of Edward Riggs of Roxbury.
Maxwell Perkins was the grandson of U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Attorney General, and U.S. Senator William M. Evarts, the great great grandson of Declaration of Independence signer Roger Sherman, and the uncle of Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox.