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Lucile Selk Edgerton Papers
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Box  1

Correspondence, essays and notes, printed items, and ephemera.

Box 1, Folder 1

Cate, Harold. Letter to Lucile Selk Edgerton. Lake Isabella, Calif. 1962, Aug.7.

Box 1, Folder 2

Edgerton, Dean. Letter to Mrs. W.A. Franklin. Los Angeles, Calif. 1941, Aug.30.

Box 1, Folder 3

Edgerton, Lucile Selk. Letter to Harold Cate. Los Angeles, Calif. 1962, Aug.9.

Box 1, Folder 4

Edgerton, Lucile Selk. Letter to Chief Engineer, Kern Co. Engineering Dept. Los Angeles, Calif. 1962, Aug.1.

Box 1, Folder 5

Henderson, Randall. Letter to Lucile Selk Edgerton. Palm Desert, Calif. 1950, Apr.12.

Box 1, Folder 6

Letters from publishers regarding "Squawky the Bad, Bad Jay." 1959-1962.

Box 1, Folder 7

Edgerton, Dean Jr. Notes on WWII experiences. Undated.

Box 1, Folder 8

Edgerton, Lucile Selk. "Charles F. Wells: the most interesting man in the valley": essay. Undated.

Box 1, Folder 9

Alice Hanlin's History of the P.V.V. [Palo Verde Valley]: essay. Undated.

Box 1, Folder 10

"Thomas H. Blythe": essay. Undated.

Box 1, Folder 11

History of the City of Blythe: essay. Undated.

Box 1, Folder 12

Copies of letters on the Blythe Tract. c.1905.

Box 1, Folder 13

Essay on Palo Verde, Calif. 1905, June 23.

Box 1, Folder 14

History of Palo Verde Valley: essay. Undated.

Box 1, Folder 15

History of the Palo Verde Valley: essay. Undated.

Box 1, Folder 16

Essay on Earl Rodgers. Undated.

Box 1, Folder 17

"Utting": [essay on Charlie Utting]. Undated.

Box 1, Folder 18

Notes on Charlie Utting. Undated.

Box 1, Folder 19

"C.E. Wells": essay. Undated.

Box 1, Folder 20

"Wild Horse Bill": essay. Undated.

Box 1, Folder 21

Essays and notes on water reclamation. Undated.

Box 1, Folder 22

Miscellaneous notes on California history. c.1950s.

Box 1, Folder 24

"The Aeroplane" (published at East High School). 1914-1915.

Box 1, Folder 25

Printed ephemera on the Palo Verde Valley. Undated.

Box 1, Folder 26

Printed pamphlet on Green Bay, Wis. c.1923.

Box 1, Folder 27

Miscellaneous printed pamphlets.

Box 1, Folder 28

Newspaper clippings. 1950s.

Box 1, Folder 29

Photograph of unknown man and woman. Undated.

Box 1, Folder 30

Stamps/ephemera.

Box  2

Pillars of Gold.

Box 2, Folder 1

Edgerton, Lucile Selk. The Cowards Never Started: novel. [Note: This is a manuscript of Pillars of Gold written under its alternate title. Continued in next folder.] Undated.

Box 2, Folder 2

Edgerton, Lucile Selk. The Cowards Never Started: novel. [Continued from previous folder.] Undated.

Box 2, Folder 3

Edgerton, Lucile Selk. Pillars of Gold: novel. [Published copy.] 1941.

Box  3

Publications.

Box 3, Folder 1

Edgerton, Lucile Selk. "Crossed Wires": short story. In Liberty (1937, Feb.27; p.28-33. Annotated. 1937, Feb.27.

Box 3, Folder 2

Edgerton, Lucile Selk. "Emergency Call": short story. McClure Newspaper Syndicate Release (printed circular). Undated.

Box 3, Folder 3

Edgerton, Lucile Selk. "Hold that Channel!": short story. In This Week Magazine, New York Herald Tribune (1938, Apr.10; p.16-17, 31). 1938, Apr.10.

Box 3, Folder 4

Edgerton, Lucile Selk. "Love on the Line": short story. In This Week Magazine, New York Herald Tribune (1938, Nov.13; p.4-5). 1938, Nov.13.

Box 3, Folder 5

Edgerton, Lucile Selk. "The Navajo Rug": short story. In Ranch Romances (Vol.2, No.3, May 1925; p.51-59). 1925, May.

Box 3, Folder 6

Edgerton, Lucile Selk. "Night Operator": short story. In Liberty (March 21, 1936; p.18-23). Annotated. 1936, Mar.21.

Box 3, Folder 7

Edgerton, Lucile Selk. "Night Operator": short story. In The Passing Show (No.230 New Series,Vol.5, Aug.15, 1936; p.5-7). 1936, Aug.15.

Box 3, Folder 8

Edgerton, Lucile Selk. "Out of the Devil Wind": short story. In Fawcett’s Triple-X Magazine (January 1925; p.178-180, 183-193). Annotated. 1925, Jan.

Box 3, Folder 9

Edgerton, Lucile Selk. "Preposterous Conduct": short story. McClure Newspaper Syndicate Release (printed circular). Undated.

Box 3, Folder 10

Edgerton, Lucile Selk. "Queen Theo Gets Kissed": short story. In Ranch Romances (First October 1931; p.576-586). 1931, Oct.1.

Box 3, Folder 11

Edgerton, Lucile Selk. "Split-Connections": short story. In Liberty (Nov.20, 1937; p.42-48). Annotated. 1937, Nov.20.

Box 3, Folder 12

Edgerton, Lucile Selk. "Two Swedes Meet Again": short story. In McClure Newspaper Syndicate Release (printed circular). Undated.

Box 3, Folder 13

Edgerton, Lucile Selk. In Walked Anny: novel. Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company. 1941.

Box  4

Unpublished novels.

Box 4, Folder 1

Edgerton, Lucile Selk. All This Lovely Land: novel. Also titled La Marquise de Sora and The Coveted Garden. Continued in next folder. Undated.

Box 4, Folder 2

Edgerton, Lucile Selk. All This Lovely Land: novel. Continued from previous folder. Undated.

Box 4, Folder 3

Edgerton, Lucile Selk. The Bamboo Lane Mystery: novel. Undated.

Box 4, Folder 4

Edgerton, Lucile Selk. The Beautiful Spot Out West: unfinished novel. Includes three finished chapters and synopsis. Undated.

Box 4, Folder 5

Edgerton, Lucile Selk. The Bride Carried Mesquite: novel. Also titled Gamble on the American Nile. [Note: see Sketches in Box 6 for original drawings meant to accompany the manuscript.] Undated.

Box  5

Unpublished novels.

Box 5, Folder 1

Edgerton, Lucile Selk. Born of the Eagle: novel. Also titled Linda Lenhart; a major revision of The Cinder Arena. Undated.

Box 5, Folder 2

Edgerton, Lucile Selk. The Cinder Arena: novel. Undated.

Box 5, Folder 3

Edgerton, Lucile Selk. The Inherited Life: novel. Undated.

Box 5, Folder 4

Edgerton, Lucile Selk. The Leveling of the Toombs: novel. Undated.

Box 5, Folder 5

Edgerton, Lucile Selk. The Secret Under the Lake: novel. Includes first five chapters and synopsis. Undated.

Box 5, Folder 6

Edgerton, Lucile Selk. Squawky the Bad, Bad Jay: children's book. [Note: see Sketches in Box 6 and Oversize for original drawings meant to accompany the manuscript.] Undated.

Box  6

Sketches.

Box 6, Folder 1

Sketches for The Bride Carried Mesquite. 19 sketches. Undated.

Box 6, Folder 2

Sketches for "Squawky the Bad, Bad Jay." 25 sketches. Undated.

Box 6, Folder 3

Miscellaneous sketches and maps. 6 sketches. Undated.

Oversize Folder

Sketches.

Oversize 1

Sketches for "Squawky the Bad, Bad Jay." 5 sketches. Undated.