This collection was acquired as a gift from Mrs. L.G.W. Nordhoff in June 1983.
Acquisition number 1043. The collection consists of 943 items in 103 folders, contained
in eight boxes. The collection prefix is "NC".
Novelist Charles Bernard Nordhoff (1887-1947), alone and in collaboration with James
Norman Hall, drew from experiences in turn-of-the-century California, where he was
raised, in France during his stint as a pilot and ambulance driver during World War I,
and in the South Seas, notably Tahiti, as well as from historical events and native myths
to produce successful and popular novels. During the course of his life he authored or
co-authored sixteen books between 1919 and 1946, as well as numerous articles and essays.
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