Inventory of the Bret Harte Collection, [1857?]-1950

Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
100 North West Quad
Davis, CA 95616-5292
Phone: (530) 752-1621
Fax: (530) 754-5758
Email: speccoll@lib.ucdavis.edu
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Arts and Humanities--Literature--American Literature

Inventory of the Bret Harte Collection, [1857?]-1950

D-282

Department of Special Collections

General Library

University of California, Davis

Davis, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • General Library
  • 100 North West Quad
  • University of California, Davis
  • Davis, CA 95616-5292
  • Phone: (530) 752-1621
  • Fax: (530) 754-5758
  • Email: speccoll@lib.ucdavis.edu
Encoded by: Sara Gunasekara and Jenny Hodge
Completed: 2004
©2004 The Regents of the University of California

Descriptive Summary

Title: Bret Harte Collection,
Date (inclusive): [1857?]-1950
Collection number: D-282
Creator: University of California, Davis. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
Extent: 1.40 linear feet
Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
100 North West Quad
Davis, California, 95616-5292
Abstract: At the height of his career, Bret Harte (1836-1902) was considered one of the best-known American writers of the nineteenth century. The collection contains Harte's writings published in magazines and newspapers, clippings and ephemera about Harte, and portraits of Harte and other individuals. This artificially created collection was a block purchase from John Howell Books of San Francisco in the early 1980's.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17 of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis 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 researcher.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bret Harte Collection, D-282, Department of Special Collections, University of California Library, Davis, California.

Acquisition Information

This artificially created collection was a block purchase from John Howell Books of San Francisco in the early 1980's.

Processing Information

Sara Gunasekara was assisted by student employee Jenny Hodge in the processing of this collection.

Biography

Biographical Narrative

Bret Harte (August 25, 1836 - May 5, 1902) was a short story writer, poet, and novelist. At the height of his career he was considered one of the best-known American writers of the nineteenth century. He held a variety of jobs during his early years. In Brooklyn until 1854, he worked in a lawyer's office and a counting house; later in San Francisco from 1854-64, he worked in a mine, a drug store, taught school, and served as a pony express guard, a typesetter, and Secretary of the California Mint, 1864-67. He was an assistant editor of Northern California and, in 1864, the first editor of Overland Monthly as well as a professor of recent literature at the University of California. He returned to New York from 1870-78, where he contributed to the Atlantic Monthly. He serves as U.S. Consul at Crefeld, Germany from 1878-80 and at Glasgow, Scotland, from 1880-85.
Source: "Bret Harte." Contemporary Authors. Gale Literature Resource Center database. Accessed February 10, 2004.
This artificially created collection was a block purchase from John Howell Books of San Francisco in the early 1980's.

Scope and Content of Collection

Arranged in five series: 1. Writings, 2. Clippings about Bret Harte, 3. Correspondence, 4. Ephemera, 5. Portraits.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Harte, Bret,--1836-1902
Authors, American--19th century
Western stories--Authorship
Authors, American--West (U.S.)
West (U.S.)--In literature


Collection Contents

 

Series 1 Writings,1869-1901

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Arranged in two subseries: Contributions to Magazines and Newspapers and Other Writings.

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Subseries 1.1 Contributions to Magazines and Newspapers,1869-1901

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Contains Harte's writings published in magazines and newspapers. Arranged chronologically.

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Box 2:1

"Seward," in The Daily Evening Bulletin (San Francisco),July 2, 1869

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Box 1:1

"The Heathen Chinee," in Supplement to Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper,January 21, 1871

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Box 1:2

"After the Accident," in Scribner's Monthly, vol. 5, issue 3,January 1873

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Box 1:3

"Luke (In the Colorado Park - 1873)," in Scribner's Monthly, vol. 7, issue 2,December 1873

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Box 1:4

"A Monte Flat Pastoral. How Old Man Plunkett Went Home," Scribner's Monthly, vol. 7, issue 3, January 1874

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Box 1:5

"Wan lee, the Pagan," in Scribner's Monthly, vol. 8, issue 5,September 1874

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Box 2:2

"Flip: A California Romance," in The Argonaut, vol. 11, no. 3. and vol. 11, no. 5,July 15, 1882 and July 29, 1882

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Box 2:3

"A Ship of Forty-Nine," in The Argonaut,1885

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Box 2:4

"Jack of the Tules," in The Argonaut, vol. 19, no. 3,July 17, 1886

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Box 1:6

"A Saffo of Green Springs," in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine,May 1890

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Box 1:7

"The Sheriff of Siskyou," in McClure's Magazine, vol. 2, no. 6,May 1894

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Box 2:5

"The Youngest Prospector in Calaveras," in The Saturday Review,1896

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Box 1:8

"Hasta Manana," in The Cosmopolitan, vol. 23, no. 4,August 1897

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Box 1:9

"My Favorite Novelist and His Best Book" in Munsey's Magazine,1897

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Box 1:10

"When the Waters were up at Jules," in Windsor Magazine,September 1898

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Box 1:11

"Mr. Jack Hamlin's Mediation," in Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly, vol. 47, no. 5,March 1899

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Box 1:12

"Under the Eaves," in Windsor Magazine,December 1899

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Box 2:6

"A Jack and Jill of the Sierras," in The Graphic,1899

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Box 1:13

"The Madrone," in Madrono, vol. 1, no. 3,December 1901

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Box 1:14

"Plain Language from Truthful James" and "San Francisco from the Sea,"n.d.

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Subseries 1.2 Other Writings,1874

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Box 1:15

"Deacon Jones Experience," published by J. F. Ryder, Cleveland, Ohio, on back of card-mounted photo of painting by A. M. Willard,1874

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Box 2:7

"Dickens in Camp,"n.d.

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Box 1:16

"Etc."n.d.

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Series 2 Clippings About Bret Harte,1871-1949

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Arranged chronologically.

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Box 2:8

1871-1877

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Box 2:9

1880-1882

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Box 1:17

1881

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Box 1:18

1902-1903

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Box 1:19

1914-1929

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Box 2:10

1914-1949

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Box 1:20

"Bret Harte's Country,"n.d.

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Box 1:21

n.d.

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Box 2:11

n.d.

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Series 3 Correspondence,1864-1914

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Box 1:22

Correspondence,1864-1868

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Box 1:23

Correspondence,September 1870 - June 1914

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Series 4 Ephemera,[1857?]-1950

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Box 1:24

Brochure; California Literary Centennial,1950

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Box 1:25

Cards Advertising Play "M'Liss,"1875

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Box 1:26

Catalog,1936

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Box 1:27

Lithograph; Coloma,n.d.

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Box 2:12

Lithograph; Union on Humboldt Bay, Humboldt Co.,[1857?]

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Box 1:28

Lithograph; View of Agua Fria Town,n.d.

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Box 2:13

Playbill; "Poverty Flat,"n.d.

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Box 1:29

Postcards,n.d.

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Box 1:30

Stationary for Bret Harte Inn,n.d.

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Series 5 Portraits,ca. 1875-1901

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Contains prints, pictures, and card photographs. Arranged in two subseries: Bret Harte and Other Individuals.

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Subseries 5.1 Bret Harte,ca. 1875-1901

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Arranged chronologically.

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Box 1:31

ca. 1875

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Box 1:32

Frontispiece: "The Golden Era,"August 1886

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Box 1:33

1901

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Box 1:34

n.d.

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Box 1:35

n.d.

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Box 1:36

n.d.

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Box 1:37

n.d.

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Box 1:38

n.d.

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Box 1:39

n.d.

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Box 1:40

n.d.

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Subseries 5.2 Other Individuals,ca. 1867-1898

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Arranged alphabetically.

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Box 1:41

Bret Harte's Niece?,1881

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Box 1:42

Boucicault, Dionn.d.

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Box 1:43

Cooper, ?n.d.

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Box 1:44

Cowfer, K.ca. 1867

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Box 1:45

Miss Fortescue,n.d.

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Box 1:46

Gallais, M.E.n.d.

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Box 1:47

Griswald, Annan.d.

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Box 1:48

Haslibum, Mabeln.d.

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Box 1:49

Hatch, Bessie1892

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Box 1:50

Hutton, Constance1892

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Box 1:51

Lind, Lettyn.d.

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Box 1:52

Marten-Miller, Karen1879

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Box 1:53

Sillom, Sandy1887

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Box 1:54

Tobin, John A.n.d.

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Box 1:55

Yohe, Mayn.d.

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Box 1:56

Edith and ?April 1898

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Box 1:57

Unidentified,n.d.

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Box 1:58

Unidentified,n.d.

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Box 1:59

Unidentified,n.d.

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