Manuscript of John Hilton's book
Hardly Any Fences: Baja California in 1933-1959 (1977), published as volume 38 of the Baja California Travel Series. Included are edited typescripts of individual chapters,
some of which were omitted from the published version, correspondence, examples of illustrations and miscellaneous production
materials. The collection is arranged in two series: 1) MISCELLANEOUS PRODUCTION MATERIALS and 2) TYPESCRIPTS.
John Hilton, desert painter and author, attended school and worked in the Los Angeles area until the Depression when he moved
to the desert a few miles south of Indio. There he painted desert landscapes, wrote magazine articles and travelled extensively
in Sonora, Mexico. In 1950, he moved to Twentynine Palms where he continued to paint and write, often teaching art to supplement
0.4 Linear feet
(1 archives box)
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