The collection contains correspondence, film and
television scripts, articles, and photographs related to
the writings and interests of Stuart Lake.
Stuart Nathaniel Lake (1890-1962), author and screenwriter,
was a native of New York and is best known for his writing
about the West. He worked for the New York herald (1910-
12), where his acquaintance with Bat Masterson led to his
interest in western lore. After serving in World War I,
Lake moved to San Diego, CA, and wrote for magazines. The
success of his book, Wyatt Earp, frontier marshal (1931)
led to his becoming a screenwriter for films such as The
westerner (1940), Wells Fargo (1937), My darling
Clementine (1946), and Winchester'73 (1950).
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