The Edwin Markham Collection (1898-1994) includes a variety of documents and photographs chronicling the life of Edwin Markham,
noted poet and San Jose Normal School graduate. This artificial collection includes newspaper clippings, printed poems and
pamphlets, photographs, and limited correspondence. The bulk of the material dates from 1910-1940.
Charles Edward Anson Markham (1852-1940), later known as Edwin, was the youngest of nine children, born on April 23, 1852, in Oregon City, Oregon. His parents, Elizabeth Winchell and Samuel Markham, were married in Michigan and traveled by wagon train to settle in the Oregon Territory. His parents divorced shortly after
his birth and his mother and her younger children moved to Suisun Hills, northeast of San Francisco.
1 carton, 1 oversized box
4 linear feet
Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jose State University Library Special Collections and Archives. All requests for
permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission
for publication is given on behalf of the Special Collections & Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended
to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions
also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational
The collection is open for research.