Alexander Thomas Leonard collection of letters and clippings relating to California authors, circa 1909-1942.

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Alexander Thomas Leonard collection of letters and clippings relating to California authors, circa 1909-1942.

Included are letters written by Ina D. Coolbrith, Emma F. Dawson, Charles C. Dobie, Joseph H. Jackson, Ella Sterling Mighels, Douglas Tilden, Charles B. Turrill; and clippings about Gertrude Atherton, Ambrose Bierce, Gelett Burgess, Bret Harte, Helen Hunt Jackson, Charles Keeler, Jack London, Joaquin and Juanita Miller, Charles G. and Kathleen Norris, Frank Norris, George Sterling, Robert L. Stevenson and others.

2 boxes (0.8 linear feet)

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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 sc...

Mighels, Ella Sterling, 1853-1934

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Born May 5, 1853 in Sacramento County, California, Ella Sterling Mighels was the author of many books. She is best known for her books on the literary history of California. She died in San Francisco on December 10, 1934. From the description of Ella Sterling Mighels Collection, 1890-1932. (California State Library). WorldCat record id: 58745786 Mighels was a Calif. author and literary historian, b. Ella Sterling Clark, married first to Adley Hook Cummins. then to Philip Ver...

Dobie, Charles Caldwell, 1881-1943

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Charles Caldwell Dobie was a native San Franciscan who gained prominence as a writer of short stories and novels. His works include Blood Red Dawn, Portrait of a Courtesan, and San Francisco: A Pageant. From the description of Charles Caldwell Dobie papers, circa 1905-1943. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 84650833 Biography Charles Caldwell Dobie was born in San Francisco March 15, 1881, and unli...

Jackson, Joseph Henry, 1894-1955

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Author and journalist Joseph Henry Jackson was born in New Jersey and came to California after World War I. He served as literary editor of the San Francisco Argonaut and the San Francisco Chronicle, and his works include Tintypes in Gold (1939), Anybody's Gold (1941), and My San Francisco (1953). From the description of Joseph Henry Jackson papers, circa 1931-1955. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 86132578 Joseph Henry Jackson, author and literary c...

Tilden, Douglas, 1860-1935

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Tilden, a sculptor, who lost his hearing and speech at a young age due to scarlet fever, was educated at what would later become the California School for the Deaf (Berkeley), where he later taught. He was a founder of the California Association of the Deaf. From the description of Douglas Tilden papers, 1860-1970. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 227464622 Biographical Chronology [Excerpted from ...

Turrill, Charles B. (Charles Beebe), 1854-1927

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The Preliminary World's Fair Exhibit was shown in connection with the Mechanics Institute's 27th Industrial Exposition in San Francisco, Jan. 10-Feb. 18, 1893. From the description of Charles B. Turrill papers as manager, Preliminary World's Fair Exhibit of California, 1892. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 215028756 Calif. photographer. From the description of Charles B. Turrill correspondence : TLS, 1900-1901. (California Historical Soc...

Leonard, Alexander Thomas,

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John B. Weller was governor of California and father of Charles Locke Weller, a San Francisco judge; Charles's daughter Anna Weller married Earl R. Shipp and had a daughter Betty Morgan Shipp. From the description of Scrapbook of clippings and notes on California governor John B. Weller and his descendants, 1880-1954. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122383009 ...

Coolbrith, Ina D. (Ina Donna), 1842?-1928

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Kenney is a Mormon author and historian. From the guide to the Scott G. Kenney research materials, 1820-1984, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) Ina Coolbrith was born as Josephine Donna Smith (niece of Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith) in Nauvoo, Illinois in 1841or 1842 (accounts differ). Following her father's death, which roughly coincided with the Mormons' expulsion from Illinois, Josephine's mother took her to St. Louis and married William Pickett. In 1850 the family ...

Dawson, Emma Frances

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Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894

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Robert Lewis (later changed to "Louis") Balfour Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on November 13, 1850. He attended the University of Edinburgh intending to become a civil engineer like his father, but ill health curtailed his studies and prompted him to travel to warmer climates. This inspired Stevenson to write stories, novels and essays about his travels. While in France he met American artist Fanny Osbourne. The two fell in love, and in 1879 Stevenson traveled to California, where he...