Norris, Frank

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American novelist.

From the description of Papers of Frank Norris [manuscript], 1898-1952, (bulk 1898-1902). (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810658

Julian Hawthorne was the son of Nathaniel Hawthorne.

From the description of ALS, 1901 June 9 : New York, to Julian Hawthorne. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13734916

Novelist Frank Norris was born in Chicago and came to California at the age of 14. He attended art school in Paris and was a student at the University of California from 1890-1894. He worked as a foreign correspondent and publisher's reader, lived in both San Francisco and New York, and published widely read novels such as McTeague (1899) and the Octopus (1901).

From the description of Frank Norris collection of papers : and related material, circa 1889-1930. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 214986189

Biography

Frank Norris, who was born in 1870 and died in 1902, proved himself, in his short writing career, to be a major American novelist and one of the most distinguished literary alumni of the University of California.

Born in Chicago, he came to San Francisco with his family when he was 14. After two years in an art school in Paris, he attended the University of California as a special student for four years, 1890-1894, and then did a year's additional work at Harvard University. He returned to San Francisco, became a newspaper correspondent during the Uitlander insurrection in South Africa and then a staff writer and sub-editor on the San Francisco Wave. Moran of the Lady Letty, which appeared serially in that magazine, brought him a job with S. S. McClure in New York, first as a reader and later as a correspondent for McClure's Magazine in Cuba in 1898. Returning to his job as publisher's reader, he applied himself seriously to his fiction and won recognition and fame. His writing was strongly identified with California, particularly his best known works McTeague (1899) and The Octopus (1901). He looked upon San Francisco as his home, and it was there he died in October 1902.

From the guide to the Frank Norris Collection of Papers and Related Materials, [ca. 1889-1930], (The Bancroft Library)

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creatorOf Rice, Wallace, 1859-1939. Wallace Rice papers, 1779-1939, (bulk 1885-1935). Newberry Library
creatorOf General Literary Manuscripts collection, 1677-1969 USC Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn American authors collection, 1832-1956. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn California Writers' Club. California Writers' Club records, 1911-1995 (bulk 1930-1995). UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Automobile Club of Southern California,. Automobile Club of Southern California Collection of Photographs and Negatives, 1898-1982 (bulk 1920s-1930s) Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn [Frank Norris at writing desk] [graphic]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Kwiat, Joseph J. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1948-1949. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Norris, Frank, 1870-1902. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1900. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Meagher, E. J. Title synopsis - "McTeague" / E.J. Meagher. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Hart, James D. (James David), 1911-1990. Material relating to the acquisition of the Frank Norris manuscript collection in The Bancroft Library, [ca. 1952-1969]. The California Digital Library
creatorOf Berkeley Repertory Theatre (Berkeley, Calif.). Materials relating to the Berkeley Repertory Theatre's production of Frank Norris' McTeague, 1992. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Von Stroheim, Erich, 1885-1957. Temporary cutting continuity and serial no's on "Greed." University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Lawlor, Patrick Anthony. Correspondence on Katherine Mansfield, 1938-1966. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Reynolds, Paul Revere, 1864-1944. Records, 1899-1980. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Burgess, Gelett, 1866-1951. Gelett Burgess diaries, 1885-1887, 1889, 1891-1895, 1917-1951. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Walker, Franklin, 1900-1978. Letter to John W. Bauer, Jr. : London : ALS, 1972 Sept. 17. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Aaron Copland Collection, 1841-1991, (bulk 1911-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery. Western authors material from the Huntington Library : ms. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920. William Dean Howells letters microfilmed from various Bancroft Library collections, 1897-1919 [microform]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Junior Farce texts, University of California, Berkeley, 1892-1939 The Bancroft Library. University Archives.
referencedIn Letters and documents. Hollins University, Wyndham Robertson Library
referencedIn General Literary Manuscripts collection, 1677-1969. University of Southern California, USC Libraries
creatorOf Norris, Frank, 1870-1902. Title: "McTeague", author, Frank Norris / from: author. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Mathis, June. Greed : cutting continuity : Miss Mathis' version / Aubrey Scotto, film ed. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Mark Anthony De Wolfe Howe additional papers, 1880-1959. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Bell, Neal. McTeague: a tale of San Francisco / by Neal Bell ; adapted from the novel by Frank Norris, 1992. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Leonard, Alexander Thomas,. Alexander Thomas Leonard collection of letters and clippings relating to California authors, circa 1909-1942. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Farnham, Jos. W. Cutting continuity on Greed / Jos. W. Farnham film ed. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Bolcom, William. McTeague : opera in 3 acts : 1990-1991 / libretto by Robert Altman and Arnold Weinstein from the novel McTeague by Frank Norris ; music by William Bolcom. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Norris, Kathleen Thompson, 1880-1966. An interview with Kathleen Norris : oral history transcript / Kathleen Morris ; tape recorded interviews conducted by Roland E. Duncan on March, 1956-September, 1957. Regional Cultural History Project, University of California, Berkeley, Calif., 1957 : and related material, 1956-1957. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Authors clippings : California Literary Centennial, 1950 folder 1840-1912. Monterey Public Library
referencedIn Houston, Albert J., 1874-. Albert J. Houston autobiography : ms., [1939?]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf United States. Work Projects Administration. Bibliographical reference cards for Frank Norris prepared by the W.P.A. project on the bibliography of American literature. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Doubleday, Page & Company. Correspondence and publishing agreements with Gertrude Atherton, Mary Austin, Gelett Burgess, Frank Norris and Upton Sinclair, 1898-1940. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Norris, Charles Gilman, 1881-1945. Charles Gilman Norris papers. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Doubleday, Doran & Company. Correspondence with Theodore and Helen Dreiser, 1899-1950. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Norris, Frank, 1870-1902. ALS, 1901 June 9 : New York, to Julian Hawthorne. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, American period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Norris, Frank, 1870-1902. McTeague : autograph manuscript page, [18--]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Balfour, Jane Whyte,. Stevenson-Osbourne family papers, circa 1839-1970. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Norris, Frank, 1870-1902. Papers of Frank Norris [manuscript], 1898-1952, (bulk 1898-1902). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Norris, Frank, 1870-1902. Frank Norris collection of papers : and related material, circa 1889-1930. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Norris, Frank, 1870-1902. McTeague [novel : fragment], 1899. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Historic buildings-California clippings 1963-1993 Monterey Public Library
referencedIn Walker, Franklin, 1900-1978. Franklin Dickerson Walker papers, [ca. 1930-1935] UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Hart, James D. (James David), 1911-1990. James D. Hart correspondence with Jesse S. Crisler, 1985-1987 : and related material, 1982-1987. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Paul Revere Reynolds Papers, 1899-1980. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Norris, Frank, 1870-1902. Petition : to the president and faculty of the University of California, 1891, 1971 [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Frank Norris Collection of Papers and Related Materials, [ca. 1889-1930] The Bancroft Library.
referencedIn Modern Authors' Collection, 1909-1982 bulk (1930-1960). University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library
creatorOf Pollock, Channing, 1880-1946. "The pit" : a play in five acts ; adapted from Frank Norris' novel of the same name / by Channing Pollock and William A. Brady. University of Missouri -- Columbia, MU Libraries; University of Missouri; MU; Ellis Library; University of Missouri Columbia
referencedIn Automobile Club of Southern California Collection of Photographs and Negatives, 1898-1982, bulk 1920s-1930s The Huntington Library
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Birth 1870-03-05

Death 1902-10-25

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