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"The Freeman," Nation, CXVIII (6 February 1924), 131.


"The Passing of the Freeman," New Republic, XXXVIII (5 March 1924), 33-34.


Century, CIX (April 1925), 848, in a review of The Freeman Book.


See, for example, Ludwig Lewisohn, Expression in America (1932), p. 425, and Charles and Mary Beard, Rise of American Civilization (1933), p. 797.


Memoirs of a Superfluous Man (1943), p. 168. Nock's account of The Freeman appears on pp. 167-174. He there describes it as "a radical publication": "That is to say, we struck straight through to the root of whatever subject we discussed. We had no ink to waste on superficialities. We were not taken in by buncombe or clap-trap, and while we were urbane about it, we managed to let our readers know our opinion of those who hawked these commodities" (p. 171).


Days of the Phoenix (1957), p. 57. For Brooks' description of The Freeman, see Chapter IV, pp. 52-65. He defines the tone of the paper as "that of the rigorous amateur, the unspecialized non-professional man of letters"; "all our reviews," he says, "seemed to be written for the interest and pleasure of writing them, not for the mere satisfaction of getting them done" (p. 62).


I am currently preparing a history and bibliography of the Huebsch imprint.


Freeman, VIII (20 February 1924), 576. See also Neilson's comment on the ending of The Freeman, on p. 49 of his "Story of The Freeman," referred to below.


"The Story of The Freeman," a 53-page supplement to the American Journal of Economics and Sociology, vol. VI, no. 1 (October 1946). This is a more thorough and detailed account than the reminiscences of Nock and Brooks.


"A Short History of The Freeman, a Magazine of the Early Twenties, with Particular Attention to the Literary Criticism," Columbia Ph.D. dissertation, 1956—it is abstracted in DA, XVI (1956), 1258. Miss Turner describes the founding of the publication on pp. 1-43. In her note on p. 52 she indicates that she has used "the publisher's marked copy in attributing authorship"; but it was not her purpose to make any kind of thorough guide to the authorship.


I wish to thank Mr. Stanley Pargellis for giving me permission to publish the material in the Newberry copy and Mr. B. W. Huebsch for his kindness in allowing me to go through his copy in his home and for his helpfulness in answering questions. I wish also to thank Mrs. Gertrude Woodward and Mrs. Amy Nyholm of the Newberry Rare Book Room for their assistance, and Miss K. P. Evans for the information she supplied.


In most of these instances there is no real doubt. For example, in IV, 519-520, all paragraphs are marked as by Neilson except for the fifth paragraph on p. 519; though this is probably nothing but an oversight, Neilson's initials are enclosed in brackets below at IV, 519e. Similarly, brackets have been used around Nock's initials in the case of unmarked editorial paragraphs, this attribution based on the statement in the Huebsch copy (I, 481) that "all editorials not marked are by Mr. Nock."


Supported by two columns from this period assigned to Brooks in The Freeman Book: IV, 46-47 (Freeman Book, pp. 365-370), and IV, 598-599 (pp. 370-377).


Supported once more by The Freeman Book, pp. 382-388—the column of VI, 454.


That is, the brief sections divided by short lines—these sometimes contain more than one paragraph.


In the Huebsch copy, this is attributed to AJN alone.


In the Huebsch copy, LL is marked out, but both sets of initials remain in the Newberry copy.


Not marked in Huebsch (which usually signifies AJN), but FN is given in Newberry.


Huebsch gives 51c-f to AJN; Newberry gives d-f to FN, but AJN is marked beside it in pencil.


In Newberry, 135b is credited to AJN.


The LCM attribution here is from Huebsch; Newberry gives it all to LMa.


Newberry continues AJN through 505d.


Newberry gives this item also to WGF. CDB; 534-5 AJN; 543-4 ESt.


The Freeman Book attributes 73a to AJN.


These initials are also written in the Huebsch copy at VII, 439, but have not been identified.


Newberry gives HSG at I, 406, to Frank W. Garrison.


Newberry assigns RP at I, 286, to Roth Robinson.


"The Myth of a Guilty Nation" series, usually signed "Historicus," carries Nock's name on IV, 253; the whole series was published in book form (New York: Huebsch, 1922) under his name.


"Journeyman" is the signature used each week for the "Miscellany" section. While it is more often by Nock than anyone else, it is frequently by others—even the individual paragraphs in the same column may be by different people. Authorship of the "Miscellany" paragraphs (and thus the shifting identity of "Journeyman") is indicated with the unsigned material in Section I and can be found by looking up the page numbers of particular "Miscellany" articles.


The reader looking for work by a particular author not listed in this index should, in the interests of thoroughness, also remember to check that author's initials in Part II, since not all the initials there have been identified and therefore not all of them are represented by names in the index.