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Register of the Small Celebrity Collections, 1889-1972
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Small Celebrity Collections,
    Date (inclusive): 1889-1972
    Collection number: Mss2
    Creator:
    Extent: 0.25 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Small Celebrity Collections, Mss2, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Access Points

    personal name

    Churchill, Winston Spencer (1874-1965)

    personal name

    Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910)

    personal name

    Mardikian, George Magar

    personal name

    Franz, John M., Jr.

    personal name

    Cody, William Frederick (1846-1917)

    personal name

    Nixon, Richard Milhous (1913-1994)

    corporate name

    International Mark Twain Society

    corporate name

    Buffalo Bill's Wild West Company

    subject

    Politicians -California

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    Wild west shows

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    Armenian Americans

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    Journalists -Georgia -Atlanta

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    Literary prizes

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    Authors, American -Correspondence

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    Georgia -History

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    Restaurateurs -California -San Francisco

    corporate name

    Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of Government

    personal name

    Wilber, Dora Prentice

    subject

    Medal of Freedom

    personal name

    Clemens, Cyril -Correspondence

    personal name

    Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910) -Societies, etc.

    corporate name

    Atlanta Constitution (newspaper)

    subject

    Funeral orations -California -Stockton

    Biography

    Winston Spencer Churchill (1874-1965), Prime Minister of Britain during World War II and later author of a multi-volume history of that war, here acknowledges receipt of an award from the International Mark Twain Society (1943). Churchill states that Clemens was very kind to him during his first visit to America and that he assisted him in presenting his first public lecture there. [Ms2.C563]
    Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), better known to the public by his nom de plume "Mark Twain," received much fan mail over the years. Mrs. Dora Prentice, Holmesburg, Pa. thanks Mark Twain for creating a particularly appealing female character in one of his novels. Notations in pen, signed "SLC," ask that his secretary respond to Mrs. Wilber's letter. [Ms2.C625]
    William Frederick Cody (1846-1917) was a Pony Express rider (1860-1861) and U.S. Army Scout (1863-1867). For a time he was employed by the Kansas Pacific Railroad to supply buffalo meat for its construction crews (1867-1868) and in this capacity he earned his nickname, "Buffalo Bill." From 1868 Cody was alternately a Scout for the Army and an actor in Western melodramas written for him by Ned Buntline. Cody first produced his Wild West Shows in 1883. These proved so popular that the former Indian scout toured the United States and Europe with them until 1916. John M. Franz, Jr. was a Wild West Show employee. In two letters to E. H. Tyler (1900) he describes aspects of these traveling shows. [Ms2.F837]
    Henry Woodfin Grady (1850-1889) was a Georgia journalist and part owner of the Atlanta Constitution (1880-1889) who advocated Southern industrialization and racial goodwill. This funeral oration may have been produced and delivered in Stockton, Calif. where it was found (1986). Its authorship and provenance are unknown. [Ms2.G733]
    George Magar Mardikian was a wealthy San Francisco Republican restaurateur. He received a War Department commendation following World War II for his work as a food consultant with the U.S. Army. Later, he received the Medal of Freedom for similar work during the Korean War (1951). Under President Dwight Eisenhower Mardikian served on the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of Government (1955). Later, he cultivated a friendship President Richard Milhous Nixon (1913-1994). [Ms2.M322]