Papers of Ben Field, 1886-1944.


Papers of Ben Field, 1886-1944.

The papers include a diary Field wrote while on a voyage from San Pedro, California, to England in 1886, as well as correspondence, from the 1930s and 1940s, both by and to Ben Field. In the diary of his voyage around Cape Horn, Field details his experience on the ship Micronesia including the longitude and latitude of the ship, weather conditions, and other ships sighted. The correspondence is chiefly about poetry and writers in California. Several poets and authors are represented in the correspondence including Cyril Clemens, Jay Roderic De Spain, Frank Forrest Latta, Elinor Lennen, Morse Irl, and Lucia Trent; there is one letter by singer and actress Connie Boswell. Also mentioned in the letters are the League of Western Writers, Rob Wagner, the founder of the magazine Script, and poetry contests. The collection also contains two poems by Field.

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Boswell, Connie, 1907-1976 (person)

Trent, Lucia, 1897-1977 (person)

Latta, Frank F., 1892-1983 (person)

Frank Forrest Latta, son of Presbyterian minister Eli C. Latta and teacher Harmonia Campbell, was born September 18, 1892 in Stanislaus County, California. As a young boy Latta worked on several ranches in the San Joaquin Valley and became interested in the stories of the early pioneers, and in 1906 began interviewing people and gathering research regarding early life and early farming in California. Latta also spent much time researching the farming corporation Miller & Lux and its founders...

Lennen, Elinor. (person)

De Spain, Jay Roderic. (person)

Clemens, Cyril, 1902-1999 (person)

Cyril Clemens (1902- ) was editor of the Mark Twain Journal and president of an international Mark Twain society. Clemens was a native of St. Louis, Mo.; son of James R. and Katherine Boland Clemens; and a kinsman of Samuel L. Clemens. From the guide to the Cyril Clemens Papers, ., 1936-1976, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.) Cyril Clemens, born in St. Louis on July 14, 1902, died in Kirkwood on May 16, 1999. Distant cous...

Wagner, Rob, 1872-1942 (person)

Epithet: editor of 'Script' British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001305.0x0003ae Robert Leicester Wagner was born on Aug. 2, 1872 in Detroit, MI; attended Univ. of MI and studied art at the AcadeĢmie Julian (1903) in Paris; became an illustrator for the Detroit free press, Criterion (NY), and the Encyclopedia Britannica (London); also painted portraits; wrote for the Saturday evening post, Collier's, and other magaz...

League of Western Writers (corporateBody)

Field, Ben (Benjamin), 1868- (person)

Ben Field was a published poet and author. Field wrote several volumes of poetry including Poems: and poems of California and the west (1904), and Carcassonne east and west: a book of verse (1932). From the description of Papers of Ben Field, 1886-1944. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122499720 ...

Morse, Irl (person)