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Finding Aid to the Collection of Bret Harte Letters and Papers, 1857-1959, bulk 1857-1901
BANC MSS C-H 57  
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Description
Contains correspondence and writings. Correspondence includes outgoing letters, one incoming letter and several letters about Bret Harte. Correspondents include John H. Carmany, Harte's wife, Anna Griswold Harte, James Osgood, Elisha Bliss, Jr., Thomas Starr King and Lady Gregory. Writings include a diary from 1857-1858 and manuscripts including, The Heathen Chinee. Also includes a United States flag put together by Harte and his sister during the American Civil War, clippings, papers relating to Harte's employment in the U.S. Branch Mint, San Francisco and some miscellaneous papers and items relating to Harte.
Background
Francis Bret Harte (August 25, 1836-May 6, 1902) was an American author and poet, best remembered for his accounts of pioneering life in California. Born in Albany, New York, he moved to California in 1854, later working there in a number of capacities, including miner, teacher, messenger, and journalist.
Extent
Number of containers: 2 boxes, 1 oversize volume, and 1 roll. Linear feet: 1.25
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or reproduce must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-6000. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library 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.
Availability
Collection is open for research, with the following exceptions: the United States Flag in Roll 1 is RESTRICTED.