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Guide to the Ambrose Bierce Papers, 1872-1913
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CONTAINER LIST

 

SERIES I: CORRESPONDENCE

 

AMBROSE BIERCE, INCOMING & OUTGOING

Arrangement

arranged alphabetically
Box 1, Folder 1

Abbot, Willis J. Apr 2, 1896, Apr 27, 1896

Box 1, Folder 1

Ainsworth, F.C. Jun 8, 1904

Box 1, Folder 1

Allen, [?] May 8, 1896

Box 1, Folder 1

Allen, Charles Dexter Oct 22, 1911

Box 1, Folder 1

Barr, Robert Mar 2, 1893, Mar 15, 1893

Box 1, Folder 1

Bierce, A[lbert]?S. Jun 3, 1896

 

Bierce, Ambrose, Outgoing to:

Box 1, Folder 1

Allen, Charles Dexter Sept 27, 1911

Physical Description: Printed copy, 1 page. Army & Navy Club, Washington, D.C. letterhead.

Scope and Content Note

AB discusses "The Dance of Death." Postscript describes demise of Rulofson and Harcourt.
Box 1, Folder 1

Allen, Charles Dexter Oct 25, 1911

Physical Description: Printed copy, 1 page.

Scope and Content Note

Again discusses "The Dance of Death." Discusses a Dr. Bowere, tried wife-murder and "the really serious offence of stealing books from a public library." Informs CDA that Walter Neale will contact him about AB's "Collected Works."
Box 1, Folder 1

Bierce, Lora Mar 13, 1911

Physical Description: ALS with envelope, 1 page.

Scope and Content Note

AB is sending her a book of "Grand Cañon views."
Box 1, Folder 1

Black, James D. [with print of AB] Nov 1907

Physical Description: ALS with envelope and ink of AB, 3 pages.

Scope and Content Note

Mentions Sterling and AB's dislike of "limited editions." Mentions S.O. Howes. Thanks Black for "Foregoing your wish to republish the London books. They are trash."
Box 1, Folder 1

Morrow, W.C. Apr 10, 1910

Physical Description: ALS with envelope, 2 pages.

Scope and Content Note

Speaks of hoping to visit Morrow and wife and perhaps the Panama Canal. Never cared much for San Francisco. Hopes to spend the summer with his "hermit brother."
Box 1, Folder 2

Neale, Walter Feb 15, 1912

Physical Description: Carbon of TLS, 1 page.

Scope and Content Note

Discusses firm of Chatto & Windus and respective rights to AB stories.
Box 1, Folder 2

Neale, Walter Feb 16, 1912

Physical Description: Carbon of TLS, 1 page.

Scope and Content Note

Syndication of stories and AB's 40% royalty.
Box 1, Folder 2

Neale, Walter Mar 6, 1912

Physical Description: ALS, 4 pages.

Scope and Content Note

Letter-writing and form rejection slips. Neale is right in not replying to an objectionable letter for "in most matters, as in war, it is a good rule to do what the enemy least expects." Discusses Civil War battle of Chickamauga. AB is at work on "Little Johnny." Incomplete postscript "It is awfully good of you to..."
Box 1, Folder 2

Newbegin, Mr. Oct 11, 1911

Physical Description: Carbon copy of TLS, 1 page.

Scope and Content Note

Prompts Newbegin to pay his bill. AB handwriting on verso.
Box 1, Folder 2

Newbegin, Mr. Oct 13, 1911

Physical Description: Carbon copy of TLS, 1 page.

Scope and Content Note

Date in AB's hand. Accepts Newbegin's offer. Hopes Neale and Newbegin "will both be good henceforth." AB's hand on verso.
Box 1, Folder 2

Newbegin, Mr. Nov 18, 1911

Physical Description: ALS, 1 page.

Scope and Content Note

Informs Newbegin that a letter to him from Bierce may have been addressed incorrectly.
Box 1, Folder 2

Pollard, Percival Apr 22, 1893

Physical Description: Typewritten copy, 1 page.

Scope and Content Note

Writes of Pollard's work. Thanks PP for Figaro. AB is sorry to miss Harte [Walter Blackburn Harte]. Mentions Robert Barr and Gladstone. New London newspaper enthusiasm for The Fiend's Delight. E.W. Townsend's address typed on verso.
Box 1, Folder 2

Pollard, Percival Oct 9, 1895

Physical Description: Typed copy, 1 page.

Scope and Content Note

AB recovering from a bicycle accident. Mentions visit of Charles Edwin Markham who "has had three months of illness and looks like the devil."
Box 1, Folder 2

Pollard, Percival Oct 12, 1897

Physical Description: Typed copy, 1 page.

Scope and Content Note

Thanks PP for speaking to the "town Topicist." Examiner unwilling to let AB go. Prattle is dead. Introduces Pollard to Ned Townsend. Postscript: AB has forgotten Townsend's address.
Box 1, Folder 2

Robertson, Ruth Nov 3, 1912

Physical Description: Printed copy, I page.

Scope and Content Note

AB had visited daughter in Bloomington, Illinois. Will not return again to California. Mentions Bernard Shaw. Advises RR to study English at Berkeley. Asks if RR's father has sold the Livermore sanitarium.
Box 1, Folder 2

Robertson, Ruth Apr 21, 1913

Physical Description: Printed copy, 1 page.

Scope and Content Note

AB has sent RR a school book. Mentions Morrow and the difficulty in writing an acceptable play. Postscript: AB wants to see RR's new story.
Box 1, Folder 2

Townsend, E.W. Oct 12, 1897

Physical Description: Typed copy, 1 page.

Scope and Content Note

Introduces Pollard.
Box 1, Folder 3

[Bierce], Amy, Jun 3 1896

Box 1, Folder 3

[Bierce], "The Children", Jun 3 1896

Box 1, Folder 3

[Bierce], Helen (See also Helen Cowden)

 

Aug 24 1909

 

Sep 2 1907

 

Sep 7 1907

Box 1, Folder 3

[Bierce, Helen] "Bit", Jun 23 1909

Box 1, Folder 3

[HB and Hary Cowden] "Bit & Harry", Jun 23 1909

Box 1, Folder 3

Bierce, Leigh

 

Feb ? 1896

 

May 13 1896

 

Mar 29 1899

Box 1, Folder 3

Block, Rudolph

 

Jun 19 1900

 

Sep 30 1903

 

Aug 15 1904

Physical Description: (AB's hand on verso)
Box 1, Folder 3

Bull, Lucy C. (sec'y to E.C. Stedman), Apr 22 1899

Physical Description: (Stedman's hand on verso)
Box 1, Folder 3

Carpenter, Grant, May 16 1913

Box 1, Folder 3

C[arrinton], C[arroll]

 

Oct 19 1897

Physical Description: (transcription)
 

Jan 7 1898

Physical Description: (transcription)
 

Sep 26 1898

Physical Description: (transcription)
 

Mar 9 1899

 

nd

Physical Description: (transcription)
Box 1, Folder 4

Carson, Will, May 9 1893

Box 1, Folder 4

Chamberlain, S.S.

 

Nov 1 1895

 

Feb 1 1896

 

Feb 20 1896

 

Apr 24 1896

 

Jun 10 1896

 

Jan 10 1907

 

Aug 30 1907

 

Sep 27 1907

 

Oct 7 1907

Physical Description: (AB's hand on verso)
 

Mar 17 1908

Physical Description: (AB's hand on verso)
 

nd

Box 1, Folder 4

Chatto, Andrew

 

Sep 13 1873

 

Sep 25 1891

 

Nov 5 1891

 

Jan 21 1892

Box 1, Folder 4

Combined Press, The, Dec 2 1895

Box 1, Folder 4

[Cowden], Harry, Jun 28 1907

Box 1, Folder 4

"H & H" [Helen and Harry Cowden], Jun 28 1907

Box 1, Folder 4

Cowley-Brown, John

 

Nov 16 1899

 

Dec 27 1899

 

Sept 15 1905

 

Dec 7 1906

 

Mar 26 1907

 

Mar 30 1907

 

Feb 15 [1910]

 

Jan 13 1912

Box 1, Folder 5

Curtis, Geo[rge], Byron

 

Jul 22 1872

 

Apr 13 1874

 

May 8 1874

 

Aug 22 1874

 

Sept 19 1874

 

Sept 23 1874

 

Oct 19 1874

 

Jul 8 1875

Box 1, Folder 5

Davis, Sam

 

[?] 24 1892

 

Nov 13 [1909]

 

May 18 [1913]

Box 1, Folder 5

Examiner, The

 

Feb 1 1896

 

Feb 2 1896

 

Mar [?] 1896

 

Mar 2 [1896]

 

Mar 22 1896

 

Apr 4 1896

 

Apr 23 1896

 

May 6 1896

 

May 6 [1896]

 

May 8 1896

 

May 19 1896

Box 1, Folder 5

Flecker, James Elroy, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 5

Francillon, R.E.

 

Mar 19 1875

 

Apr 11 1875

 

Apr 18 [1875]

Box 1, Folder 5

Fuller, Margaret [sec'y to E.C. Stedman], Dec 26 1901

Box 1, Folder 5

Garnett, Porter

 

Aug 12 1910

 

May 9 1912

Box 1, Folder 5

Gowing, Richard

 

Mar 4 1875

 

Mar 11 1875

 

Mar 12 1875

 

Apr 28 1875

 

May 3 1875

Box 1, Folder 5

Hamilton, Ed

 

Feb [20?] 1896

 

Mar 2 1896

 

Mar 2 1896

 

Mar 15 1896

 

Mar 18 1896

 

Mar 31 1896

 

Mar 31 [1896]

 

Apr [?] 1896

 

Apr 5 1896

 

Apr 7 1896

 

Apr 21 1896

Box 1, Folder 5

Harte, W[alter] B[lackburn]

 

Feb 17 1892

 

Apr 28 1892

 

Jun 9 1892

Box 1, Folder 5

Harte, W[alter] B[lackburn]

 

Aug 17 1892

 

Sept 17 1892

 

Sept 27 1892

 

Oct 21 1892

 

Oct 25 1892

Box 1, Folder 5

Havens, Lila R., May 27 [1912]

Box 1, Folder 5

Hawes, Alex G., Apr 20 1912

Box 1, Folder 5

Hawley, May N.,

 

May 16 1880

 

[?] [1880]

Box 1, Folder 5

Hawley, H.W., May 5 1896

Box 1, Folder 5

Hawson, Florence, Jan 30 1900

Box 1, Folder 5

Haxton, H.R. , [?] 1888

Box 1, Folder 5

Hazen, Jean (sec'y to Edwin Markham), Feb 14 1893

Box 1, Folder 5

Hecht, Hilda A., n.d.

Box 1, Folder 6

Henderson, A.B., Nov 7 1892

Box 1, Folder 6

Higbee, D., May 6 1892

Box 1, Folder 6

Houghton, S. [C?], Sept 8 1902

Box 1, Folder 6

Howes, S.O.

 

Jul 7 1905

 

Nov 15 1906

 

May 5 1907

 

Sept 13 1907

 

Oct 17 1907

 

May 8 1911

 

Jun 21 1911

Box 1, Folder 6

Hughes, Edgar, Sept 7 1875

Box 1, Folder 6

Humphrey, C.F., Nov 24 1903

Box 1, Folder 6

Humphreys, [M?]. G., Jul 25 1891

Box 1, Folder 6

Ihmsen, M.F.

 

Aug 20 1904

 

Aug 26 1904

 

Dec 13 1905

Physical Description: [AB's hand on verso]
 

Jul 9 1907

Box 1, Folder 6

Kelly, Allen P., Jan 6 1885

Box 1, Folder 6

Kenward, [Henry], Nov 20 1874

Box 1, Folder 6

Knox, Thos. W., Jul 25 1875

Box 1, Folder 6

LaGrange, 0[scar] H.

 

Jan 27 1872

 

Jul 17 1884

 

Feb 3 1902

 

Mar 29 1902

 

May 15 1902

 

Jun 24 1902

 

Jul 20 1902

 

Sept 4 1902

 

[Oct 11] [1902]

 

Oct 11 1902

 

Oct 24 1902

Box 1, Folder 6

Lane, Anne W., n.d.

Box 1, Folder 6

Langton, Wm. M., Dec 18 1892

Box 1, Folder 6

Lawrence, [Andrew Middleton]

 

Apr 8 1896

 

Apr 24 1896

 

Apr 26 1896

 

May 1 1896

 

May 1 1896

 

May 12 1896

 

May 13 1896

 

May 22 1896

 

[?] 1896

Box 1, Folder 7

Lee, Henry

 

Jul 7 1872

 

Dec 19 1874

 

Dec 24 1874

Box 1, Folder 7

Loveman, Samuel

 

Oct 20 1908

 

Mar 15 1909

 

May 18 1909

 

Jun 24 1909

 

[Jul 27] [1909]

 

Nov 4 1909

 

[Dec 23] [1909]

 

[Mar 7] [1910]

 

May 20 1911

 

Dec 11 1911

 

poems, 2 pages n.d.

Box 1, Folder 7

Lyster, Fred, [ca. March] [1875]

Box 1, Folder 7

Macfarlane, E.C.

 

[August] [1884?]

 

Aug 26 1884

 

Sept 20 1884

 

Sept 23 1884

 

Oct 27 1884

 

Oct [?] 1884

 

Nov 20 1884

 

[Nov 21] [1884]

 

[Nov 22] [1884]

 

[Nov 23] [1884]

 

Nov 30 1884

 

Dec 9 1884

 

Dec 11 1884

 

Feb 22 1886

 

June 6 1886

 

Mar 10 1889

Box 1, Folder 7

MacKay, Robert

 

Apr 18 1903

 

Aug 18 1906

Box 1, Folder 7

Markham, Anna C., Dec 30 1898

Physical Description: [with transcription]
Box 1, Folder 7

Markham, Edwin, Dec 24 1898

Box 1, Folder 7

Maxim, Hudson, Nov 25 1910

Box 1, Folder 7

McCrackin, Josephine

 

Nov 14 1897

Physical Description: [transcription]
 

Dec 30 1897

Physical Description: [transcription]
 

Jan 30 1900

 

May 21 1900

 

Sept 10 1900

 

Feb 16 1913

 

May 25 1913

 

July 21 1913

 

Sept 16 1913

 

n.d.

Box 1, Folder 8

McEwen, Arthur, Apr 21 [l892]

Box 1, Folder 8

Mencken, H.L.

 

Apr 22 [1913?]

 

Apr 26 [1913?]

 

May 2 [1913?]

 

May 18 [1913?]

Box 1, Folder 8

Merrill, George B., Feb 4 1892

Box 1, Folder 8

Millard, Bailey

 

May 29 1905

 

Nov 8 1905

 

Jan 31 1906

 

May 9 1906

 

May 22 1906

 

n.d.

Box 1, Folder 8

Miller, O.C.

 

July 10 1879

 

Aug 6 1879

 

Aug 16 1879

Box 1, Folder 8

Miller, Joaquin, [ca Apr 5][1875]

Oversize

Mitchell, Alex L., Dec 13 [19]03

Box 1, Folder 8

Moffett, S.E., May 5 1896

Box 1, Folder 8

[Mork?], Rudolph, [1903?]

Box 1, Folder 8

Mortimer, James

 

Apr 14 1874

 

Apr 16 1874

 

Apr 17 1874

 

[ca June 15] [1874]

 

[ca June 23] [1874]

 

July 11 1874

 

July 13 1874

 

Oct 1 1874

 

Oct 25 1874

 

Nov 13 1874

 

Nov 22 1874

 

Dec 18 1874

 

Jan 6 1875

Physical Description: [with photo of JM]
 

Jan 15 [1875]

Physical Description: [fragment]
 

Jan 16 [1875]

 

Jan 18 1875

 

Jan 23 1875

 

Feb 3 1875

 

Apr 17 1875

Box 1, Folder 8

Moss, H.A., May 26 1914

Box 1, Folder 9

Neale, H.S., July 1 1911

Box 1, Folder 9

Neale, Walter Jr., Dec 13 1909

 

Neale, Walter [AB's publisher]

Box 1, Folder 9-10

Dec 13 1905-June 27 1913

Box 2, Folder 1

Dec 13 1905-June 27 1913

Box 2, Folder 2

Newmann, Paul, Oct 1 1885

Box 2, Folder 2

Norcross Chas. P.

 

July 24 1908

 

Aug 4 1908

Physical Description: [AB's hand on front]
 

Dec 7 1908

Physical Description: [AB's hand on front]
 

Mar 16 1909

 

Mar 19 1909

Box 2, Folder 2

Palmer, C.M.

 

Feb 3 1896

 

June 9 1896

Box 2, Folder 2

Partridge, Ned, [March] [1892]

Box 2, Folder 2

Pausill, Mrs., Oct 19 [1895]

Box 2, Folder 2

Phelan, James D., Aug 17 1913

Box 2, Folder 2

Pollard, Percival

 

May 1 1905

 

Nov 13 1905

 

July 25 1907

 

Aug 30 1907

 

Apr 16 1908

 

Apr 27 1908

 

Feb 18 1909

 

Mar 7 1910

 

Sept 6 1910

 

Mar 30 1911

 

May 11 1911

 

Oct 21 1911

Box 2, Folder 2

Read, Opie, Aug 15 1892

Box 2, Folder 2

Rearden, T.H.

 

Jan 15 1892

 

Jan 29 1892

 

Feb 2 1892

 

Mar 2 1892

 

Mar 8 1892

 

Mar 14 1892

 

n.d.

 

n.d.

Box 2, Folder 2

Redlich, Else

 

Apr 26 1908

 

Dec 15 1908

 

Dec 21 1909

 

Dec 23 1910

 

Aug 9 1910

Box 2, Folder 2

Rix, Alice, Nov 25 1899

Box 2, Folder 2

Roberts, Maud A.

 

Apr 27 1908

 

June 16 1913

 

July 6 1913

 

Sept 19 1913

Box 2, Folder 2

Robertson, Ruth, Apr 16 1911

Box 2, Folder 2

Root, Frederick Stanley, Nov 25 1899

Box 2, Folder 2

Sampson, Julia, Jan 18 1875

Box 2, Folder 2

Sargent, H.H.

 

Sept [25?] 1898

 

Apr 29 1900

 

Nov 22 1906

 

Dec 5 1911

Box 2, Folder 2

Savage, R.H., Oct 30 [1897]

Box 2, Folder 2

Scheffauer, Herman

 

May 31 1904

 

Aug 5 1904

 

Aug 11 1904

 

Sept 2 1904

 

Sept 17 1904

 

Oct 5 1904

 

Nov 9 1904

 

Nov 18 1904

 

Jan 8 1905

 

Jan 28 1905

 

Feb 22 1905

 

Mar 16 1905

 

Apr 8 1905

 

Apr 17 1905

 

Apr 18-27 1905

 

Apr 29 1905

 

Apr 30 1905

 

May 6 1905

 

May 9 1905

 

May 12 1905

 

May 12 1905

 

Aug 15 1905

Box 2, Folder 3

Schenk, Margaret, May 17 1899

Box 2, Folder 3

Schulte, F.J.

 

May 20 1892

 

June 6 1892

 

June 28 1892

 

July 14 1892

 

Aug 4 1892

 

Aug 15 1892

 

Sept 10 1892

 

Sept 24 1892

 

Sept 28 1892

 

Oct 15 1892

 

Nov 11 1892

 

Nov 12 1892

 

Nov 19 1892

 

Dec 8 1892

 

Dec 9 1892

 

Jan 13 1893

 

[Feb?] 13 1893

 

Feb 23 1893

 

Sept 12 1893

 

Oct 7 1903

Box 2, Folder 3

Shearer, Flora Mc.D.

 

Feb 11 1888

 

Nov 16 1897

Physical Description: [transcription]
 

Dec 11 1897

Physical Description: [transcription]
 

Dec 19 1897

Physical Description: [transcription]
Box 2, Folder 3

Sherwood, H.H., Feb 6 1896

Box 2, Folder 3

Sickler, Nellie Vore

 

[ca Aug] [1913]

 

Sept 15 1913

Box 2, Folder 3

Sinclair, Upton, March 8 1911

Box 2, Folder 3

Smith, R.S., July 3 1880

Box 2, Folder 3

Smith, Mrs. Ralph Sidney, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 3

Somers, F.M.

 

Oct 13 n.y.

 

Nov 18 n.y.

Box 2, Folder 3

Stedman, Edmund C., Mar 30 1901

Box 2, Folder 3

Stedman, Laura

 

Jan 12 1909

 

Jan 23 1909

Box 2, Folder 3

Steele, E.L.G.

 

Apr 26 1873

 

Jan 2 1892

 

[Feb ?] 3 1892

 

Mar 25 1892

 

Mar 28 1892

 

Apr 14 1892

 

May 22 1892

 

Dec 1 1892

 

Dec 13 1892

 

Apr 13 1893

 

Apr 17 1893

 

Apr 21 1893

 

May 6 1893

 

June 24 1893

 

[ca. Mar] [1894]

Physical Description: [on Verso of TLS by J.C. McCormick, Jr.]
 

Apr 27 1894

Box 2, Folder 4

Sterling, George, Dec 25 1903

Box 2, Folder 4

Stoddard, C.W.

 

June ? 1874

 

Jun 1 1875

Box 2, Folder 4

Stoddard, [L?] M., Sept 30 1891

Box 2, Folder 4

Syle, Louis DuPont

 

Nov 9 1899

 

Mar 7 1902

 

Jun 10 1902

 

Jun 14 1902

Box 2, Folder 4

Temple, A.D., Apr 7 1909

Box 2, Folder 4

Thomas, Herbert, Nov 19 1909

Box 2, Folder 4

Thompson, Will H., Jun 15 1906

Box 2, Folder 4

Tilton, Ralph, Jul 3 1906

Box 2, Folder 4

Townsend, Annie Lake, Apr 6 1892

Box 2, Folder 4

Truesdell, A.W., Jan 15 1912

Box 2, Folder 4

Turner, [D?] W., Apr 19 1893

Box 2, Folder 4

Wagner, Madge Morris

 

Aug [27?] 1900

 

Sept 29 1900

Box 2, Folder 4

Utassey, George von, Mar 5 1909

Physical Description: [AB's hand on verso]
Box 2, Folder 4

Van Antwerp, J.S.

 

Apr 16 [1896]

 

Apr 16 1896

Box 2, Folder 4

Walker, James Randolph, Aug 21 1906

Box 2, Folder 4

Waterhouse, A,.D., Mar 24 1899

Box 2, Folder 4

Watkins, Charlie, Aug 19 1875

Box 2, Folder 4

Watkins, James T.

Physical Description: [with transcriptions]
 

May 24 1873

 

Mar 2 1874

 

Mar 6 1874

 

Mar 22 1874

 

Jul 23 1874

 

Sept 9 1881

 

Jul 7 1888

 

Sept 9 [1889?]

 

Oct 23 1889

 

Oct 17 1890

 

Feb 15 1891

 

Feb 27 1891

 

Mar 5 1892

 

Aug 16 1892

Oversize

n.d.

Box 2, Folder 5

White, Geo. W., Feb 2 1911

Box 2, Folder 5

White, Richard E., Sept 7 1913

Oversize

Whitehall, Alex, Dec 13 1903

Box 2, Folder 5

Whymper, Fred

 

Apr 6 [1875]

 

Apr 19 1875

 

Dec 5 1875

Box 2, Folder 5

Wilkinson, Warring

 

Jul 19 1895

 

Sept 23 1895

 

Sept 25 1895

Box 2, Folder 5

Williams, Charles, Nov 26 1874

Box 2, Folder 5

Williams, T.T.

 

Jan 31 1896

 

Feb [?] 1896

 

Feb [?] 1896

 

Feb 3 1896

 

Feb 4 1896

 

Feb 15 1896

 

Feb 17 1896

Physical Description: [transcription]
 

Feb 24 1896

 

Mar 6 1896

 

Mar 7 1896

Physical Description: [incomplete; transcription of 1 & 2, .3]
 

Mar 11 1896

 

Mar 13 1896

 

Mar 14 1896

 

Mar 30 1896

 

Apr 30 1896

 

May 5 1896

 

May 5 1896

 

May 13 [1896]

 

May 26 1896

 

Jul 1 1896

 

May 23 1899

 

Jun 24 1901

 

Jul 2 1903

 

Apr 6 1905

 

May 1 1906

 

2 T.T. Williams fragments

Box 2, Folder 5

Wilmot, O.T. [Mrs.], Aug 20 1871

Box 2, Folder 5

Wilson, J. Crawford, Apr 19 1875

Box 2, Folder 5

Wolfson, Jos.

 

May 19 1901

 

Sept 22 1909

 

Nov 15 1910

Box 2, Folder 5

Young, Rida Johnson, n.d.

 

THIRD PARTY CORRESPONDENCE

Box 2, Folder 6

Bierce, Helen w/env. To Dawson, Mr., Nov 22 1933

Box 2, Folder 6

Bierce, Leigh To Bierce, Helen, Jan 20 1897

Box 2, Folder 6

Bryan, W.J. To Phelan, James, Jul 9 1913

Box 2, Folder 6

[Clouse? Nell?] To Christiansen, Carrie, Mar 10 1919

Box 2, Folder 6

Christiansen, Carrie To Neale, Walter, Jan 31 1915

Box 2, Folder 6

Crawford, Julia To Cowden, Helen[Bierce], Nov 15 1915

Box 2, Folder 6

Francillon, R.E. To Gowing, Richard, Apr 8 1875

Box 2, Folder 6

Gowing, Richard To Sampson, H., Mar 3 1875

Box 2, Folder 6

Neale, H.S. To Christiansen, Carrie

 

Nov 12 1913

 

Dec 15 1913

 

Dec 15 1914

 

Mar 15 1915

Box 2, Folder 6

Neale, Walter

 

To Attorney for the U.S., Jul 7 1911

 

To CHATTO & WIINDUS, Oct 6 1908

 

To Christiansen, Carrie

 

Oct 31 1911

 

Nov 2 1911

 

Nov 8 1911

 

Jan 10 1914

 

Jun 2 1914

 

Jul 3 1914

 

Sept 10 1914

 

Jun 15 1915

 

To Cotton, Lella, Oct 6 1908; Jun 17 1909

 

To Cowden, Helen[Bierce], Dec 7 1916

 

To Franklin, Milton W. n.d.[letter is in Neale's letters to Bierce, Box 2, folder 10]

 

To Howes, S.O., Aug 4 1908

 

To Jackson, Stuart, Jun 19 1911

 

To James, U.P., Sept 2 1909

 

To Kaufman, Edward S., Oct 4 1911

 

To New York Times Company, Jul 25 1911

 

To Petersen, John, Oct 7 1908

 

To Pollard, Percival, Jan 26 1909; Jun 27 1911

 

To Richards, Grant, Jul 3 1914

 

To Scheffauer, Herman, Oct 12 1909

 

To Stephens, A.G., Jan 16 1912

Box 2, Folder 6

Schulte, F.J. To Danziger, G.A., Aug 4 1892; [Feb 13] 1893

Box 2, Folder 6

Sinclair, Upton To Sterling, George, Sept 10 1908

Box 2, Folder 6

Starrett, Vincent

 

To Christiansen, Carrie, Mar 18 1918

 

To Cowden, Helen [Bierce]

 

Nov 12 1917

 

Jan 20 1918

 

Aug 12 1918

Box 2, Folder 6

[Suman?] H.B. To[Crumpacker?] Edgar, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 6

Taylor, [?] W. To Lynch, Jeremiah, Jan 21 1889

Box 2, Folder 6

Wagner, Madge Morris To Atherton, Gertrude, Mar 10 1893

Box 2, Folder 6

Wilkinson, Warring To Walsh, Miss [Lilly], Jul 2 1895; Jul 25 1895

Box 2, Folder 7

Unidentified correspondence

Box 2, Folder 8

Fragments of correspondence

 

SERIES II: LEGAL DOCUMENTS & BUSINESS CONTRACTS

Oversize

1838Deposition

Oversize

April 30, 1872Passport

Box 3, Folder 1

December 7, 1892Wells, Fargo & Co. Receipt

Box 3, Folder 1

April 3, 1893F.J. Schulte & Co. bill

Oversize

May 18, 1901Contract Agreement

Oversize

April 7, 1903Copyright Agreement

Box 3, Folder 1

September 29, 1910National Metropolitan Bank of Washington loan agreement

Oversize

May 15, 1909Contract Agreement

Box 3, Folder 1

June 6, 1914Union Trust Company safe renewal

Box 3, Folder 1

December 14Invoice, St. Helena Public Cemetery Association

Box 3, Folder 1

April 4, 1916Union Trust Company authorization

Box 3, Folder 1

n.d.Neale Publishing Company Proxy

 

SERIES III: OTHER PERSONAL PAPERS

Box 3, Folder 2

Four address books

Box 3, Folder 3

One address book

Box 3, Folder 4

Two billfolds

Box 3, Folder 5

Clippings case

Box 3, Folder 6

Clippings case

Box 3, Folder 7

Diary (not in A.B.'s hand); see note from Paul Fatout; Correspondence File, April 1945.

Box 3, Folder 8

Miscellaneous AB Materials

Oversize

The Royal Mail Steam Packet Company (ship's detail)

 

SERIES IV: PAPERS ABOUT BIERCE

Box 3, Folder 9

Notes on Bierce by Paul Jordan Smith

Box 3, Folder 10

Notes on Bierce by Paul Jordan Smith

 

SERIES V: MISCELLANEOUS PRINTED MATERIALS

Box 3, Folder 11

May 23, 1928clipping: "Tells New Version of Bierce's Death"

Box 3, Folder 11

n.d.clipping: "Bierce Fate Inquiry Begun"

Box 3, Folder 11

n.d.clipping: "A Tender and the Response"

Box 3, Folder 11

n.d.clipping: "Ambrose Bierce" [hand detail]

Box 3, Folder 11

Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual Reunion Ninth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry Association

Box 3, Folder 11

Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Annual Reunion Ninth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry Association October 6-7, 1911

Box 3, Folder 11

Recollections of the Chickamauga Campaign by Henry S. Foote

Oversize

Clippings Scrapbook

Box 3, Folder 12

Bierce columns from the New York American and Journal

Physical Description: photocopies

Provenance

Gift of Mr. Elken Osher, 1982
 

29 March 1902:"Little Johnny on the Toady"

 

8 April 1902:"For the Canal"

 

10 April 1902:"Little Johnny on the Sheep"

 

15 April 1902:"Little Johnny on the Tootsy Wootsy"

 

16 April 1902:"For Secretary of Something"

 

2 May 1902:"Little Johnny on More Tigers"

 

12 May 1902:"Little Johnny on the Soldier"

 

14 May 1902:"The Melancholy Author"

 

5 June 1902:"An Unconquered Editor"

 

7 June 1902:"The Struggle Between Man and Dog"

 

SERIES VI: SKETCHES

Box 4, Folder 1

"Those Dear Boys"

Box 4, Folder 1

"Baked Beans"

Box 4, Folder 1

Pen & Ink, written on reverse by Helen Bierce Cowden

Box 4, Folder 1

"Ye Dishwashing"

Box 4, Folder 1

"My New Girl"

Oversize

"Pen & Ink Sketch by Leigh Bierce"

Oversize

"Ambrose Bierce"

Box 4, Folder 2

Ambrose Bierce's Civil War Sketchbook

 

SERIES VII: PHOTOGRAPHS

Additional Note

Each item is listed by original accession number, some identifications are in Helen Bierce's hand. All identifications of AB as "Pops" were made by AB's daughter, Helen.
Box 4, Folder 3

M2485 Photo Postcard with Bierce & Neale Family, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2516 Reproduction of Sketch of Bierce, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2517 [missing]

Box 4, Folder 3

M2518 Photograph: Leigh Bierce, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2519 Photograph: D.C. Patterson "[near] Atlanta, Geo., Sept. 1864" Photographer: A.S. Morse. Nashville, Tenn., Sept 1864

Box 4, Folder 3

M2520 Photograph: Laura Gettiffe. Opposition Photographic Gallery, S.F., n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2521 Ambrose Bierce on a pier with friend [unidentified], n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2522 Ambrose Bierce at Percival Pollard's home., n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2523 Ambrose Bierce at Percival Pollard's home., n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2524 Cat on stairs, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2525 Ambrose Bierce at Percival Pollard's home., n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2525a Photograph Reproduction of M2525

Box 4, Folder 3

M2526 Albert Bierce at the Russian River. "Grizzly, taken at his shack, Guerneville. Russian River.", n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2527 Photograph: "Ambrose Bierce and Christiansen girls Laura & Carrie, his secretary.", n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2528 Photograph: Helen Bierce. "Helen B. St. Helena, California.", n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2529 Photograph: Day Bierce as a Child. Photographer: Netterville Briggs. Leamington, London., n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2530 Photograph: Laura Gettiffs. "Laura Gettiffs. "Nosey." San Rafael. Cosmopolitan Gallery. SF., n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2531 Photograph: Fred J. Bierce, n.d.

Physical Description: 1" x 1 1/4"
Box 4, Folder 3

M2532 Photograph: "Kitty Miles and Ambrose Bierce."

Box 4, Folder 3

M2533 Photograph: "Ambrose & Laila Cotten.", n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2534 Photograph: Ambrose Bierce on a pier with friend [unidentified], n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2535 Photograph: "Percival Pollard & Guests" including Ambrose Bierce, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2536 Photograph: "Bierce & Sterling.", n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2537 Photograph: A Bierce with Walter Neale and seated women., n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2537a Photograph reproduction of M2536

Box 4, Folder 3

M2538 Tintype: Leigh Bierce, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2539 Tintype: Ambrose Bierce and [Leigh Bierce], n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2540 Photograph: "Ambrose Bierce & 'Jo'.", n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2541 Photograph: Ambrose Bierce with pet squirrel in Washington, D.C. (duplicate), n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2542 Photograph: "Ambrose Bierce & Miss Christiansen. Rock Spring Club, Virginia. Atlantic Photo Gallery. Coney Island, N.Y., n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2543 Photograph: House at Russian River. Figure unidentified., n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2544 Photograph: "9th Ind[iana Infantry] Officer." Signed., n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2545 Photograph: "Col. Blake, 9th Ind." Walter & Heuck's Gallery., n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2546 Photograph: Signed "Yours faithfully, Walter Blackburn Harte. 1893." Photographer: F. Waldon Smith. Boston, 1893

Box 4, Folder 3

M2547 Photograph: A. Bierce. [Albert] "Dear Old Sloots, taken in our back yard.", n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2547a Photograph reproduction of M2547

Box 4, Folder 3

M2548 Photograph: "Ralph Smith. Physician." Lainer Instantaneous Photos. SF., [1887]

Box 4, Folder 3

M2549 Photograph: "Walter Neale & family with Major Bierce.", n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2550 Photograph: A Bierce and Three Women on steps. "Reform at [?] Dr. Doyle & family." Mar 28 1898

Box 4, Folder 3

M2550a-b Photograph reproductions of M2550

Box 4, Folder 3

M2551 Photograph: Ambrose Bierce and George Herman Scheffauer., n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2552 Photograph: Ambrose Bierce and company of friends., n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2553 Photograph: Albert S. Bierce "Taken in back yard of house in Berkeley.", n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2554 Photograph: Ambrose Bierce's brother and nephew: "A[lbert] S. Bierce, C[arleton] A. Bierce, his son.", n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2554a Photograph reproduction of M2554

Box 4, Folder 3

M2555 Photograph: Ambrose Bierce. "Apollo Belvedere.", n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2556 Photograph: Josephine Clifford McCrackin. "Joe[sie] McCracken at the ruins of her house.", n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2557 Photograph: Ambrose Bierce and Josephine McCrackin. "Pops & Jo." [AB], n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

M2558 Photograph: Squirrel. [Washington, D.C.], n.d. [circa 1900]

Box 4, Folder 3

M2559 Photograph: Ambrose Bierce with pet squirrel in Washington, D.C., n.d. [circa 1900]

Box 4, Folder 4

M2560 Photograph: "Pops and his pet squirrel taken at the Olympia.", n.d.

Box 4, Folder 4

M2561 Photograph: Ambrose Bierce & pet squirrel, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 4

M2562 Photograph: Ambrose Bierce and pet squirrel "Washington, D.C.", n.d.[circa 1900-1913]

Box 4, Folder 4

M2563 Photograph: Ambrose Bierce and pet squirrel "Taken at the Smithsonian Grounds. Washington, D.C.", n.d.

Box 4, Folder 4

M2564 Photograph: "Walter Neale, Mrs. Neale, Ambrose Bierce, Neale children. Taken at Bensonhurst." May 1911

Box 4, Folder 4

M2565 Photograph: "Cotten Girls, Herman 'Sheff' [George Herman Scheffauer], Ambrose Bierce.", n.d.

Box 4, Folder 4

M2566 Photograph: [Ambrose Bierce, Julie & Kitty Miles] "Wright's.", n.d.

Box 4, Folder 4

M2567 Photograph: Store House. Bull Run Battlefield. (mounted with printed description) On Front: "Virginia, April 5, 1907." Apr 5 1907

Box 4, Folder 4

M2568 Photo Post Card (not used), n.d.

Box 4, Folder 4

M2569 Photograph: Ambrose Bierce. Signed with message: "Mrs. D.S. Hirshberg. With compliments of Ambrose Bierce." Photographer: Elite Studio. H.H. Slakesly. St. Helena, Cal., n.d.

Box 4, Folder 4

M2569a Photograph reproduction of M2569

Box 4, Folder 4

M2570 Photograph: Albert S. Bierce. "Grizzley." Photographer: Haussler. San Jose. Oakland., n.d.

Box 4, Folder 4

M2570a-b Photograph reproduction of M2570

Box 4, Folder 4

M2571 Photograph: Ambrose Bierce, George Herman Scheffauer, and [Julie Miles]., n.d.

Box 4, Folder 4

M2572 Photograph: Ambrose Bierce and three women beneath the flag. [K. Miles, Christiansen, A.B., J. Miles], n.d.

Box 4, Folder 4

M2573 Photograph: Ambrose Bierce., n.d.

Box 4, Folder 4

M2574 Photograph: Ambrose Bierce and friends. (unidentified), n.d.

Box 4, Folder 4

M2574a-b Photograph reproductions of M2574

Box 4, Folder 4

M2575 Photograph: "Ambrose Bierce, Julie Miles Kitty Miles, Herman Scheffauer. Los Gatos. Apr 3, '99." Apr 3 1899

Box 4, Folder 4

M2576 Photograph: "Pops, Julie, Sheff."* Julie's Brother at Los Gatos.", n.d. [Apr 1899]

Box 4, Folder 5

M2577 Photograph: Signed: "Yours faithfully, Walter Blackburn Harte. Boston, Mass, 1895." Reverse side: "To Ambrose Bierce, whom I am-proud to be able to number among my friends. W.B. Harte. 18 March/95. Photographer: The Royal Studio, Boston, Mass., Mar 18, 1895

Box 4, Folder 5

M2577a Photograph reproduction of M2577

Box 4, Folder 5

M2578 Photograph: Interior of house. "Amy Wells' Being Alone.", n.d.

Box 4, Folder 5

M2579 Photograph: Doyle [Dr. Charles William Doyle] & family & friend, Ambrose Bierce. [Jove] Cal., Oct 1898." Oct 1898

Box 4, Folder 5

M2580 Photograph: Ambrose Bierce. Reverse side lower right: "Bessie B. Yates.", n.d.

Box 4, Folder 5

M2581 Photograph: Albert S. Bierce. Signed: "Yours truly. A.S. Bierce.", n.d.

Box 4, Folder 5

M2582 Photograph: Helen Bierce. "Helen Bierce in Carson, Nevada with gift from father.", n.d.

Box 4, Folder 5

M2583 Photograph: countryside with horse-drawn buggy. unidentified., n.d.

Box 4, Folder 5

M2584 Photo from Pacific Photo Journal Sept 1899. "Ambrose Bierce in his den." Photo by H. Scheffauer. 1899

Box 4, Folder 5

M2585 Photograph: Mrs. McCrackin., n.d.

Box 4, Folder 5

M2586 Photograph: "Wright's." Reverse side lower right: "Bessie B. Yates.", n.d.

Box 4, Folder 5

M2587 Photograph: "Leigh Bierce when with Art Dept. in Hearst's New York Paper.", n.d.

Box 4, Folder 5

M2588 Photograph: R. G. Ingersoll., n.d.

Box 4, Folder 5

M2589 Photograph: "Room at Wright's" Reverse side lower right: "Bessie B. Yates.", n.d.

Box 4, Folder 5

M2590 Photograph: "Ambrose Bierce & his "little sweetheart" who upon being asked what she & Ambrose were doing said "O, me & Ambrose was kissing behind the door."

Box 4, Folder 6

M2591 Photograph: "Leigh's Hands.", n.d.

Box 4, Folder 6

M2592 Photograph: "Wright's. Reverse side lower right: "Bessie B. Yates.", n.d.

Box 4, Folder 6

M2593 Photograph: Winter scene. Inn near Mount Lowe., n.d.

Box 4, Folder 6

M2594. Photograph: Winter scene: Inn near Mount Lowe. alternate view., n.d.

Box 4, Folder 6

M2595 Photograph: Smoking volcano, unidentified, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 6

M2596 Photograph: Ambrose Bierce, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 6

M2597 Photograph: "Helen Bierce Cowden's house in Bloomington, Illinois, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 6

M2598 Photograph: Ambrose Bierce seated. Signed: "For Carrie Christiansen. Ambrose Bierce. Englewood, N.J. July 23, 1896." Photographer: Prinee. Wash., D.C. Jul 23 1896

Box 4, Folder 6

M2598a Photograph reproduction of M2598

Box 4, Folder 6

M2599 Photograph: Band with [Leigh Bierce's] picture circled. Lower right: "Before." Reverse: "Oct 23 1892. St. Helena. Hunt's Grove. Sunday eve." Photographer: Elite Studio. H.H. Blakesly. St. Helena, Cal. Oct 23 1892

Box 4, Folder 6

M2600 Photograph: "Hotel at Los Gatos. Los Gatos. June 1898." Reverse side lower right. "Bessie B. Yates." Jun 1898

Box 4, Folder 6

M2601 Photograph: Birds in Flight. "From Edwin Arnold in Japan." Reverse side lower right: "Omnia vincit Amor.", n.d.

Box 4, Folder 6

M2594. Photograph: Winter scene: Inn near Mount Lowe. alternate view., n.d.

Box 4, Folder 6

M2595 Photograph: Smoking volcano, unidentified, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 6

M2596 Photograph: Ambrose Bierce, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 6

M2597 Photograph: "Helen Bierce Cowden's house in Bloomington, Illinois, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 6

M2598 Photograph: Ambrose Bierce seated. Signed: "For Carrie Christiansen. Ambrose Bierce. Englewood, N.J. July 23, 1896." Photographer: Prinee. Wash., D.C. Jul 23 1896

Box 4, Folder 6

M2598a Photograph reproduction of M2598

Box 4, Folder 6

M2599 Photograph: Band with [Leigh Bierce's] picture circled. Lower right: "Before." Reverse: "Oct 23 1892. St. Helena. Hunt's Grove. Sunday eve." Photographer: Elite Studio. H.H. Blakesly. St. Helena, Cal. Oct 23 1892

Box 4, Folder 6

M2600 Photograph: "Hotel at Los Gatos. Los Gatos. June 1898." Reverse side lower right. "Bessie B. Yates." Jun 1898

Box 4, Folder 6

M2601 Photograph: Birds in Flight. "From Edwin Arnold in Japan." Reverse side lower right: "Omnia vincit Amor.", n.d.

Box 4, Folder 6

M4148 Photograph: "For Mr. Neale., Ambrose Bierce -- as he was in 1896." 1896