Scope and Contents
Title: Will Levington Comfort
Identifier/Call Number: MS.580
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material:
0.2 linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1931-1932
This collection contains copies of the manuscript for
by Will Levington Comfort, published by E. P. Dutton and Company, New York, 1931; one piece of correspondence, and two newspaper
clippings. Materials date from 1931-1932.
Comfort, Will Levington, 1878-1932
Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012
October 9, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).
Scope and Contents
This collection contains a typed letter from Comfort; typed carbons and galley proofs of the manuscript for
Apache by Will Levington Comfort, published by E. P. Dutton and Company, New York, 1931; a newspaper clipping of a Comfort article
entitled "The Apaches Have a Flood Story Too"; and a newspaper clipping of an article about Comfort and his book
Donation from Will Levington Comfort, 1931 April 13. Additional donation from Edith Manear, 1942 December 4.
Will Levington Comfort Apache Manuscript, 1931-1932, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.580; [folder number] [folder title][date].
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Will Levington Comfort (1878, February 17 - 1932, November 2) was a U.S. writer, known primarily for adventure novels such
Apache. Three of Comfort's works served as the story for feature films. "Somewhere in Sonora," based on his novel
Somewhere South of Sonora, was remade in 1933 starring John Wayne.
Comfort gained experience as a newspaper reporter in Detroit, Michigan, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Covington, Kentucky. In the
Spanish-American War, he served in the 5th U.S. Cavalry. Later, in 1899, he became a war correspondent. In connection with
his correspondent's duties, he traveled in the Philippines and China. In 1904 he also traveled in Russia and Japan as correspondent.
Later in life he came to live in Highland Park, a suburb of Los Angeles, California.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Mangas Coloradas, Apache Chief, d. 1863?
Apache Indians -- Fiction
Apaches Have a Flood Story Too