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JOHN G. KIDD
The publisher John G. Kidd (dates unknown) had close ties with Frank Shay and his bookshop. He was a founding partner and Vice President of Stewart, Kidd publishers in Cincinnati, Ohio, a company known as a publisher of plays. The company served as a selling agent for Shay, helping distribute his publications. They also published some of Shay's important anthologies, including The Provincetown Plays (1921), edited by Shay and George Cram Cook. In the early years of his career, Kidd worked in sales for several publishers, including Doubleday, Page and Company, where Christopher Morley and Robert Cortes Holliday also worked early in their careers. Kidd and K. K. Stewart began their company in 1910. In 1924, it was purchased by Appleton. Kidd went on to found John G. Kidd and Son, a bookstore and publishing company in Cincinnati.
The dust jacket of Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays, 1920