Autograph letter signed : to William Black, 1879 Feb. 6.
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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...
William Black was born in Scotland; his earliest ambition was to be a painter, but he had no success, and took to journalism. While working for London's Daily Star, he covered the Austro-Prussian war from the front, and was taken captive. Afterward, he continued to work in journalism while devoting himself to novels; he eventually became a popular success, notably for his adventure novels set in Scotland. From the description of William Black letter to Mrs. Jeaffreson, circa 1880 Dec...