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Harcourt, Alfredlocked

(31 January 1881–20 June 1954)
  • Jennifer Parchesky

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Harcourt, Alfred (31 January 1881–20 June 1954), publisher, was born in New Paltz, New York, the son of Charles M. Harcourt, a fruit farmer, and Gertrude Elting. As a child, Harcourt helped market the family’s produce and developed an early love of reading. He attended New Paltz State Normal School and then Columbia University, where he received his B.A. in 1904....

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