Harte, Bret, 1836-1902

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1836-08-25
Death 1902-05-07
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Author and journalist.

From the description of Papers of Bret Harte [manuscript] 1859-1901. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647940411

Harte served as editor of the Overland Monthly, 1868-1870.

From the description of ALS, 1869 April 17 : San Francisco, to Mrs. Emily Gould, Rome. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 16700642

From the description of ALS, 1868 July 5 : San Francisco, to [Emily Gould]. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 16700568

From the description of ALS, 1869 December 20 : San Francisco, to Mrs. Emily B. Gould. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 16700687

From the description of AD, [1868-1870] : Proprietors of the Overland Monthly Magazine to Mrs. Emily B. Gould. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 16728808

Bret Harte was an American author and poet who lived in a wrote about California and the West.

From the description of Letter from Bret Harte to Mr. Logan, [before 1902]. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 259718976

Bret Harte was the original and essential writer of the American West, a deft satirist and natural stylist; the archetypes he established continue to help define the genre. Born in New York, Harte began writing in San Francisco, and his early stories of the West captured national attention. As his production decreased and his reputation and popularity declined, he found an enthusiastic audience in Europe, and spent his last years in the British Isles.

From the description of Bret Harte letters and poems, 1858-1890 (bulk 1878-1880). (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 50039594

American author and poet.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to an unidentified man, 1886 Jan. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 593573095

From the description of Bret Harte papers, [ca. 1869-1897]. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 79935433

Francis Bret Harte was an American author and poet, best remembered for his accounts of pioneering life in California.

From the description of Collection of Bret Harte letters and papers, 1857-1959 (bulk 1857-1901). (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 85182774

American writer.

From the description of Letter to Louis E. Vicary [manuscript], 1892 June 5. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647845808

From the description of How Santa Claus came to Simpson's bar and A Greyport legend (1797) : autograph manuscript story and poem signed, undated [1873 or earlier]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270509895

From the description of The chatelaine of Burnt Ridge : London : autograph manuscript signed, 1889 Mar. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270509030

From the description of The legend of Glen Head : related by a cautious observer : autograph manuscript of the poem signed, undated [1871 or earlier]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270509997

From the description of A Sappho of Green Springs : London : autograph manuscript signed, undated [1885-1890]. (Morgan Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 84357641

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Glasgow, to Mr. Shaw, 1884 Jan. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125476

From the description of Telegram to J. Bliss [manuscript], 1876 September 30. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647805827

From the description of Autograph letters signed : 15 Upper Hamilton Terrace, N.W., [London], to Arthur Sullivan, 1883 Jan. 11 and 1883 Oct. 24, with 2 undated letters. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125554

From the description of Letter to "My dear Mr. Payn" [manuscript], 1880 July 5. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647807863

From the description of The old major explains [manuscript], 1871 May 12. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647805901

From the description of Plain language from Truthful James : autograph manuscript copy of the poem signed, [1870 or later]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270511094

From the description of The postmistress of Laurel Run : London : autograph manuscript signed, 1891 June 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270511153

From the description of A secret of Telegraph Hill : London : autograph manuscript signed, 1888 Dec. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270511311

From the description of Essay on Mexico, a review of Our sister republic, a gala trip through tropical Mexico by Col. Albert F. Evans, Hartford, Connecticut, Columbian Bank Co. : autograph manuscript, undated [ca. 1871]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270510990

From the description of Fate : Krefeld, Germany : autograph fair copy of the poem signed, 1878 Sept. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 630633901

From the description of Autograph poem signed : Glasgow, 1884 Aug. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270508095

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Glasgow, to Joseph B. Gilder, 1884 Aug. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270499487

Keeler was a San Francisco journalist and an Eastern correspondent for the "Alta California."

From the description of Bret Harte letter : to Ralph Keeler : ALS, [1869?]. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 38033979

the Editor of the Spirit of the Times, New York.

From the description of Bret Harte letter : ALS : Washington, D.C., to E. A. Buck, 1877 October 16. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 214974029

Bret Harte was an American novelist, poet, literary critic, playwright, and journalist.

From the description of Bret Harte collection of papers, 1860-1929. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122363958

From the guide to the Bret Harte collection of papers, 1860-1929, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

American author and consular official.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to T. Edgar Pemberton, 1879 Feb. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870967

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Newport, R.I., to J.T. Watkins, 1871 Sept. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870965

American author and humorist.

From the description of The ballad of the emu. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 14444913

Francis Bret Harte (1836-1902) was an American author, short story writer, and poet, know for his stories of pioneer life in California.

From the guide to the Bret Harte Letter, 1874, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

American author.

From the description of A treasure of the Redwoods : autograph manuscript signed, 1894 April 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 630726586

From the description of Letter to his wife Anna [manuscript], 1882 December 7. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647823764

From the description of Draft to Elisha Bliss, Jr. of the American Publishing Company [manuscript], 1875 April 26. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647832018

From the description of Their uncle from California : London : autograph manuscript signed, 1891 July 22. (Morgan Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 83530656

From the description of Letter to Charles Anderson Dana [manuscript], ca. 1877. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647807725

From the description of Letter to William Winter [manuscript], 1876 August 28. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647877485

From the description of Three partners : [England?] : autograph manuscript signed, 1896 May 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270511633

From the description of Document signed : U.S. Consulate, Glasgow, 1883 Feb. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874630

From the description of An Esmeralda of Rocky Canon, 1897 September 7. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 53965747

From the description of Writings of Bret Harte, [ca.1870]. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 214499970

Biographical Information

Francis Bret Harte (August 25, 1836-May 6, 1902) was an American author and poet, best remembered for his accounts of pioneering life in California. Born in Albany, New York, he moved to California in 1854, later working there in a number of capacities, including miner, teacher, messenger, and journalist.

-From "Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia," 2006 June.

From the guide to the Collection of Bret Harte letters and papers, 1857-1959, bulk 1857-1901, (The Bancroft Library)

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