Guide to the Francis John Dyer Papers, 1864-1924

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Social Sciences --Political Science --General Arts and Humanities --Journalism

Guide to the Francis John Dyer Papers, 1864-1924

Collection number: BANC MSS 68/157 c

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

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Processed by:
The Bancroft Library staff
Date Completed:
ca. 1968
Encoded by:
James Lake
© 1997

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Francis John Dyer Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1864-1924
Collection Number: BANC MSS 68/157 c
Origination: Dyer, Francis J. (Francis John), 1864-1924
Extent: Number of containers: 1 box and 1 oversize folder
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Relate primarily to his free-lance writing and service as U.S. consul. Included are letters addressed to him; copies of a few letters written by him; MSS and clippings of some of his articles; certificates of appointment, membership cards, invitations, memorabilia; clippings.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers


Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. 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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Francis John Dyer Papers, BANC MSS 68/157 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Material Cataloged Separately

  • Photographs have been transferred to the Pictorial Collections.
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 12567-12587--POR

Scope and Content

These Papers, which were given to the Bancroft Library by members of the family in 1968, are fragmentary and document only a small part of his career, notably his writing activities and his diplomatic service. They include letters addressed to him; copies of a few letters written by him; MSS and clippings of some of his articles; invitations, membership cards, passports, certificates of appointment, etc.; photographs; clippings; memorabilia, etc. They are contained in one box and an oversize portfolio, which houses primarily the certificates of appointment and a few large photographs. Most of the photographs in the collection have been removed and cataloged separately, under the call numbers BANC PIC 12567-12587 - - POR.

Biographical Sketch

Francis John Dyer, California journalist, went to Washington, D.C. in 1906 as correspondent for the San Francisco Chronicle, and served thereafter as representative also for the Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union, Albany Journal and Portland (Ore.) Journal. During this period he worked, also, as a free lance writer, contributing to various magazines and syndicating "Dyer's Washington Letter." In March 1915, he was appointed a U.S. consul, serving first in Swansea, Wales, and later in Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Nogales, Mexico; and Coblentz, Germany.

Partial List of Correspondents


Correspondence Miscellany (single letters)


Borah, William Edgar, 1865-1940


Letter, Nov. 29, 1924


Chamberlain, George Earle, 1854-1928


Letter, Oct. 21, 1919


Cortelyou, George Bruce, 1862-1940


Letter, Aug. 21, 1908


Grew, Joseph Clark, 1880-


Letter, Oct. 11, 1924


Hammond, John Hays, 1855-1936


Letter, Aug. 15, 1912


Kenyon, William Squire, 1869-1933


Letter, May 3, 1911


Kruttschnitt, Julius, 1854-1925


Letter, Mar. 27, 1911


Low, Alfred Maurice, 1860-1929


Letter, Sept. 4, 1908


Marburg, Theodore, 1862-


Letter, Mar. 10, 1922


Mighels, Philip Verrill, 1869-1911


Letter, May 31, 1907


Nixon, George Stuart, 1860-1912


Letter, Oct. 2, 1907


Norton, Roy, 1869-


Letter, July 19, 1909


Scott, James Brown, 1866-


Letter, June 6, 1923


Shaw, Albert, 1857-1947


Letter, Apr. 28, 1909


Sherman, James Schoolcraft, 1855-1912


Letter, July 13, 1911


Taft, William Howard, 1857-1930


Letter, July 30, 1908


Tawney, James A., 1855-1919


Letter, Aug. 30, 1910


Underwood, Oscar Wilder, 1862-1929


Letter, Apr. 3, 1913


Wickersham, George Woodward, 1858-1936


Note, n.d. Written on a letter addressed to him by Dyer, concerning investigation of the I.W.W. at San Diego.


Williams, John Sharp, 1854-1932


Letter, Aug. 21, 1911


Works, John Downey, 1847-1928


Letter, June 4, 1915


Allison, William Boyd, 1829-1908


2 letters, 1907-1908


Borglum, Gutzon, 1871-1941


2 letters, 1909. One was written for him by his secretary.


Clark, Champ, 1850-1921


2 letters, 1910-1911. One was written for him by his clerk.


Dearing, Fred Morris, 1879-


6 letters, 1922


De Young, Michael Harry, 1849-1925


Letter & telegram, 1907 & n.d.


Dumont, Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen, 1869-1939


2 letters, 1924


Egan, Martin, 1872-


3 letters, 1915-1922


Flint, Frank Putnam, 1862-1929


2 letters, 1908-1911


Forbes, Edgar Allen, 1872-


5 letters, 1907-1908. Some written for The World's Work.


Huerta, Adolfo de la, 1881-1954


2 letters, 1921-1922


Lane, Franklin Knight, 1864-1921


5 letters, 1907-1919. One is a letter of recommendation addressed to the Secretary of State.


Lanier, Henry Wysham, 1873-


2 letters, 1908. Written for Doubleday Page & Co.


Morgan, John Pierpont, 1867-1943


2 letters, 1913-1914


Newlands, Francis Griffith, 1848-1917


3 letters, 1907-1914. Two are letters of recommendation, addressed to the Secretary of State.


Page, Arthur Wilson, 1883-


2 letters, 1908-1909. Written for The World's Work.


Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918


18 letters, 1908-1915. Written for The World's Work.


Perkins, George Clement, 1839-1923


2 letters, 1908-1914. One is a typed copy.


Schmitz, Eugene E.


2 letters, 1906. Written as mayor of San Francisco.


Tumulty, Joseph Patrick, 1879-


2 letters, 1914. Written while secretary to President Woodrow Wilson.