Western authors material from the Huntington Library : ms.

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Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery. Western authors material from the Huntington Library : ms.

Western authors material from the Huntington Library : ms.

Manuscripts, typescripts, music score, illustrations, printed material concerning Jack London, George Sterling, Joaquin Miller, Mark Twain, Bret Harte, Ambrose Bierce, Helen Hunt Jackson, John Muir, Ina Coolbrith, Robert Louis Stevenson, Charles Warren Stoddard, Edwin Markham, Stewart Edward White, Gertrude Atherton, Mary Austin, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., Edward Robeson Taylor, George Horatio Derby, Frank Norris, and Charles F. Lummis.

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Twain, Mark, 1835-1910

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Mark Twain (b. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, November 30, 1835, Florida, MO – d. April 21, 1910, Redding, CT) was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Among his novels are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885). Twain served an apprenticeship with a printer and then worked as a typesetter, contributing articles to the newspaper of his older brother Orion Clemens. He later became a riverboat pil...

Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940

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California poet. Raised near Vacaville, became a schoolteacher in Coloma and later in Oakland. Became famous overnight with publication of "The Man with a Hoe," his protest against brutalization of labor, in "San Francisco Examiner" (January 15, 1899). Following this success Markham moved to New York where he scored another triumph with "Lincoln and Other Poems" (1901). He became a well-known reader of his own poems and lecturer of idealistic views, but his creative output for remainder of life ...

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 ...

Miller, Joaquin, 1837-1913

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Joaquin Miller, born Cincinnatus Heine Miller and known as the "poet of the Sierras," was a Calif. poet and playwright. Beginning in 1886, he built and lived in a home on his estate, "The Hights"[sic], in the hills above Oakland. From the description of Joaquin Miller letter : Dimond, Calif., to Mr. Stone: ALS 1905 May 11. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122558852 Born Cincinnatus Heine (or Hiner) Miller on September 8, 1837, near Liberty, Indiana. In 18...

Bierce, Ambrose, 1842-1914?

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Ambrose Bierce was born in Horse Cave Creek, Ohio, on June 24, 1842. After military service in the Civil War, he settled in San Francisco, where he met Mark Twain and became a columnist and writer. Bierce became known for his sharp, sarcastic wit while writing for the "Argonaut," the "Wasp," and the "San Francisco Examiner." A member of the Bohemian Club, he became acquainted with many of the prominent San Francisco authors. After his retirement Bierce traveled into Texas and toward Mexico, at a...

London, Jack, 1876-1916

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Jack London was born in San Francisco January 12, 1876. He led an adventurous life, only beginning his career as an author in the 1890s. He wrote short stories, serials, essays, articles, verse and novels. He died November 22, 1916 in Sonoma County, CA. From the description of Jack London papers, 1897-1916. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122387554 American novelist and short story writer. From the description of Chronometer method [navigational documents] [1907?]...

Stoddard, Charles Warren, 1843-1909

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California author. From the description of Charles Warren Stoddard letters and manuscripts : to Frank Arthur Putnam, 1903-1906. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 78215414 Author and professor of English, University of Notre Dame, 1885-1887. From the description of Papers, 1870-1927. (University of Notre Dame). WorldCat record id: 23706788 American poet and travel writer. From the description of Autograph letter signed ...

Dana, Richard Henry, 1815-1882

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Lawyer and author. From the description of Richard Henry Dana correspondence, 1843-1876. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449368 Author and lawyer Richard Henry Dana was the privileged son of an aristocratic Massachusetts family. Taking time from Harvard because of medical problems, he went to sea, where his experiences as a sailor inspired him to write Two Years Before the Mast. A sea story that was part memoir and part social commentary, the novel proved to be popular with...

Austin, Mary, 1868-1934

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Mary Hunter Austin has variously been identified as a feminist, naturalist, mystic, author, and even "woman of genius." She was one of the leading literary figures of her time, the author of 27 books and more than 250 articles, stories, poems and other short pieces. In 1900, Mary Austin settled in Carmel and became one of the founders of the literary colony. In 1918, Austin traveled to New Mexico, hoping to continue on to Mexico to conduct research on folk traditions. In New Mexico she was contr...

Lummis, Charles Fletcher, 1859-1928

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Charles F. Lummis (1859-1928) was born in Lynn, Massachusettts. He became an editor for the Los Angeles Times on February 1, 1884, working for Harrison Gray Otis. He promoted interest in the American Southwest with his photography and articles. Lummis helped found the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles and the School of American Research in Santa Fe. The items from librarian Mary Sarber concern her research of Mr. Lummis' writings. From the guide to the Charles F. Lummis Collection, S27...

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...

Derby, George Horatio, 1823-1861

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George Horatio Derby was born on April 3, 1823, in Dedham, Massachusetts. He graduated from West Point in 1846 and served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Topographic Corps. He mapped the San Diego River in 1853 before moving to San Francisco in 1854 to marry Mary A. Coons. While in San Francisco, Derby began writing satiric articles for the San Francisco Herald and California Pioneer Magazine, for which he used the pseudonyms "John P. Squibob" and "John Phoenix." Derby died of a possible brain ...

Muir, John, 1838-1914

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American author and naturalist. From the description of Papers of John Muir [manuscript], 1885-1915. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647833450 From the description of Letter to Dewitt Miller, 1895 February 18. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 64433074 Naturalist, author, conservationist, John Muir is considered a precursor of the environmentalist movement. Through his numerous books and articles, which emphasize the importance of wildernes...

Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.

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Taylor, Edward Robeson, 1838-1923

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Born in Springfield, Illinois, and trained as a lawyer, Edward Robeson Taylor was elected San Francisco's mayor, serving 1907-1909. A leader in the city's cultural circles, and a San Francisco Public Library trustee, he was also a poet. Taylor died in San Francisco. From the description of Edward R. Taylor letter, San Francisco, to Mrs. Mary Curtis Richardson, 15 June 1915. (San Francisco Public Library). WorldCat record id: 606891533 Edward Robeson Taylor (1838-1923) came t...

Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn, 1857-1948

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American novelist and non-fiction writer. From the description of Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton collection, 1907-1945. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 44590095 California author. From the description of TLS, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754866384 Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton was an American novelist, short-story writer, biographer, and literary critic. From the description of Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton collection of ...

White, Stewart Edward, 1873-1946

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Author, graduate of the University of Michigan (Ph. B., 1895; M.A., 1903). From the description of Papers, 1901-1941. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34365123 Author, graduate of the University of Michigan (Ph.B., 1895; M.A., 1903). From the description of Stewart White papers, 1901-1941. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 68304307 American author. From the description of Stewart Edward White papers, 1910-1913. (Unive...

Sterling, George, 1869-1926

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California poet. From the description of Papers of George Sterling [manuscript] 1910-27. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647944409 American poet. From the description of To Ruth Chatterton : typed poem signed, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122445441 From the description of Letter, San Francisco, Ca. to Norbert Hyatt, Hartford, Ct. [manuscript] 1922 March 5. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647944413 George Sterli...

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...

Harte, Bret, 1836-1902

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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 Copl...

Jackson, Helen Hunt, 1830-1885

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Helen Hunt Jackson was the daughter of Nathan Welby and Deborah Fiske. She was educated in New England female preparatory schools and was a classmate and friend of Emily Dickinson. In 1852 she married Captain Edward Bissell Hunt. He died in 1863; the two sons of this marriage also died in childhood. After the death of her husband she established herself as a writer of popular verse and stories; later she became interested in the tradegy of American Indian affairs. In 1875 she married William Sha...