Wait, Frona Eunice, 1859-1946

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Journalist. The first newspaper woman on the San Francisco Examiner. She also worked for the San Francisco Call and the Chronicle. She was an author, lecturer, and conducted a radio broadcast. She was the model for Jack London's heroine in his first novel, "A Daughter of the Snows." She established the San Francisco Book Fair.

From the description of Frona Wait Colburn Collection, 1900-1942. (California State Library). WorldCat record id: 58745809

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creatorOf James, George Wharton, 1858-1923. Papers of George Wharton James, 1871-1921. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Colburn, Frona Eunice Wait. Manuscripts of Frona Eunice Wait Colburn [manuscript] 1913 and 1926. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Wait, Frona Eunice, 1859-1946. Frona Wait Colburn Collection, 1900-1942. California State Library
creatorOf Where beauty reigns :, circa 1800-1900 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Keene, Florence R., 1878-. Papers of Florence R. Keene, 1896-1950. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
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associatedWith Chamberlain, Arthur H. person
associatedWith Hadley, Grace T. person
associatedWith Holliday, Carl. person
associatedWith James, George Wharton, 1858-1923. person
associatedWith Keene, Florence R., 1878- person
associatedWith Miller, Marian Sutherland. person
associatedWith Portland Hotel (Portland, Or.) corporateBody
associatedWith Ryan, Marah Ellis, 1866-1934. person
associatedWith San Francisco Book Fair. corporateBody
associatedWith Smith, Mrs. Walter V. family
associatedWith Tenney, Agnes Manney. person
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Book collecting
Social life and customs--Oregon--Portland--19th century
Indians of North America--Drama
Balls (Parties)--Oregon--Portland--19th century


Birth 1859

Death 1946


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