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Finding Aid to the Collection of George Sterling Papers, circa 1880-1950, bulk 1880-1926
BANC MSS C-H 60  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Collection of George Sterling papers
    Date (inclusive): circa 1880-1950,
    Date (bulk): bulk 1880-1926
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-H 60
    Creators : Sterling, George, 1869-1926.
    Extent: Number of containers: 10 boxes and 1 volume. Linear feet: 4
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Abstract: Contains correspondence; manuscripts of poems, essays, stories and plays; Carmel diaries; clippings; bibliographies and checklists; publishing agreements, certificates of copyright, etc.; papers regarding his estate. Also includes some letters addressed to his sisters regarding preparation of biographies and settlement of the estate.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has been assigned to The Bancroft Library. Materials in these collections are protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) and may not be used without permission of The Bancroft Library. Use may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, privacy and publicity rights, licensing terms, and trademarks. All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.  Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Collection of George Sterling Papers, BANC MSS C-H 60, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    Boxes 1-3 and 9 are also available on microfilm, [BANC MSS C-H 60 FILM]. Selected items from boxes 4, 5, 7 and 8 are also available on microfilm, [BANC MSS C-H 60 FILM]. Upton Sinclair correspondence also available on microfilm, [BANC MSS X-X FILM 5]. Sinclair Lewis correspondence also available on microfilm, [BANC MSS X-X FILM 11].

    Related Collections

    Rudolph Blaettler collection of George Sterling papers, 1907-1926. BANC MSS 85/54.
    James L. Henry collection of George Sterling manuscripts, circa 1903-1926. BANC MSS 77/116.
    Cornelia V. Christenson collection of George Sterling papers, 1914-1926. BANC MSS 81/85.
    George Sterling letters and poems: California, to Grace Warlock, 1917-1996, (bulk 1923-1925). BANC MSS 98/91.
    George Sterling letters: San Francisco, Calif., to Marie Parmelee, 1920- 1925. BANC MSS 88/180.
    George Sterling letters to Ambrose Bierce, 1901-1912: typescript (carbon), circa 1930. BANC MSS 85/133.
    A.M. Robertson collection, 1901-1934. BANC MSS 2002/203.
    See library catalog for more related collections.

    Separated Material

    Photographs transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (Added to: George Sterling photograph collection, BANC PIC 1984.080--PIC) Portraits transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 1961.006--AX, BANC PIC 1963.010--POR, BANC PIC 1967.003--POR) Printed materials have been transferred to the book collection of The Bancroft Library.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Poets, American--California
    Carmel (Calif.)--Intellectual life
    Manuscripts for publication
    Scripts (documents)
    Diaries
    Clippings
    Poems
    Norris, Thomas W. (Thomas Wayne). Thomas W. Norris collection

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Collection of George Sterling Papers was acquired from many different sources. Most of the papers came from the T. W. Norris Collection, and are so identified, but there have been significant additions as gifts (including from Warren Howell, Robert H. Barlow, the John F. Neylan Estate, and Thor Liliencrantz) and through purchases (including from John Howell Books and Mrs. Alice Sterling Gregory). Many single items have been donated or purchased also, and occasionally Sterling material has been removed from other collections and placed here. In all cases, provenance has been indicated either on the documents or on the folders. Additions purchased from Serendipity on August 7, 2007.

    Accruals

    No additions are expected.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Bancroft Library staff; additions of 2007 by Alison E. Bridger.

    Biographical Information

    George Sterling, a poet, was born in Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York and moved to California in 1890. He had friendships with many literary figures including his mentor Ambrose Bierce, Jack London and Clark Aston Smith. In 1905 he moved to Carmel-by-the-Sea and many authors and artists followed him here. He also kept a room at the Bohemian Club in San Francisco where he took his life in November 1926.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Contains correspondence; manuscripts of poems, essays, stories and plays; Carmel diaries; clippings; bibliographies and checklists; publishing agreements, certificates of copyright, etc.; papers regarding his estate. Also includes some letters addressed to his sisters regarding preparation of biographies and settlement of the estate.