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Guide to the Frona Wait Colburn Collection, 1900-1942
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Contents
  • Biography
  • Correspondents
  • Related Collections

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Frona Wait Colburn Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1900-1942
    Box Number: 1063-1072
    Creator: Colburn, Frona Wait, 1859-1946
    Extent: 10 boxes
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Unrestricted.

    Conditions of Use

    Please credit California State Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State 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], Frona Wait Colburn Collection, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Book collecting - California
    Colburn, Frona Wait, 1859-1946
    Printers - California
    Radio programs - California

    Contents

    Correspondence, notes and drafts, radio scripts and scrapbook of a California journalist.

    Biography

    Frona Wait Colburn, 1859-ca. 1946, was a California journalist and was the first newspaper woman on the San Francisco EXAMINER. She also worked for the San Francisco CALL and the San Francisco CHRONICLE (this collection does not cover her newspaper days). Colburn was also an author, a lecturer and conducted a half-hour radio broadcast for ten months. Her subjects were literary and local authors and prominent people were included as guest subjects. She was the model for the heroine of Jack London's first novel, "A Daughter of the Snows." Among her accomplishments was the establishment of the San Francisco Book Fair. Her knowledge and contact with Bay area fine printers provided the nucleus of an ongoing activity.

    Correspondents

    Major Correspondents

    • Chamberlain, Arthur H.
    • Hadly, Grace T.
    • Holliday, Carl, 1879-1936
    • Ryan, Narrah Ellis

    Other Correspondents

    • Ackalay, E.
    • Alexander, Jules
    • Arthur, Jessica P.
    • Austin, Mary Hunter, 1868-1934
    • Badger, Richard G.
    • Ball, Katherine
    • Barrett, L. A.
    • Barron, George
    • Barry, John D. (John Daniel), 1866-1942
    • Bashford, Herbert, 1871-1928
    • Bayly, Charles, Jr.
    • Beach, Josephine
    • Beckman, William ( Mrs.)
    • Bemiss, H. J.
    • Blake, Anson Stiles, 1870-1959
    • Bland, Henry Meade
    • Bowles, Frank
    • Brainard, W. F.
    • Brown, (Miss)
    • Browning, E. ( Mrs.)
    • Brundscher, Carl E.
    • Bullock-Webster, L.
    • Burkhead, Alice S.
    • Bushnell, Edith M.
    • Caddow, H. A.
    • Cammerer, Arno B.
    • Caroe, P. M. (Mrs.)
    • Carpenter, Nettie M.
    • Chase, W. H.
    • Cherrier, Marguerite
    • Clayton, W. S.
    • Cleary, Alfred J.
    • Clement, Ada
    • Clift, Frederick C.
    • Cloud, A. J.
    • Cowan, Robert E.
    • Cowles, Thomas
    • Craed, Wiggintor E.
    • Cross, Ira B. (Ira Brown), b.1880
    • Crowe, Jean C.
    • Cutler, Leland W. (Leland Whitman), b.1885
    • Daly, Mary Berchmans, 1859-1924
    • Dane, George B.
    • Diller, J. S.
    • Dillman, George L.
    • Dixon, Maynard, 1875-11946
    • Dobbins, Matalia
    • Dohrmann, A. B. C.
    • Dunlap, Boutwell, b.1877
    • Eddelbuttel, Louise
    • Fahey, Herbert, 1894-1959
    • Farquhar, Francis P. (Francis Peloubet), 1887-
    • Field, Ben
    • Flowers, Elizabeth
    • Foley, James L.
    • Fraser, Malcolm A.
    • Galigher, Charles F.
    • Galigher, Maud F.
    • Garvin, Martha Jane
    • Gates, Mark H.
    • Geaugue, Edwin
    • Gillespie, Katherine
    • Gillis, Mabel
    • Goodwin, George B.
    • Graves, T. B.
    • Gray, Henry David, 1873-
    • Greshaw, J. Wilmer
    • Hamlin, John, 1880-1951
    • Hanson, Oskar J. W.
    • Hanson, Raymond O.
    • Harris, Archibald Overton
    • Hastings, Stella Flowers
    • Havens, Lila R.
    • Heron, Flodden W.
    • Hertz, Jeannette
    • Hill, Zoe T.
    • Hoover, Cora
    • Horner, Jack
    • Hotz, F. Catherine
    • Hubbard, Elbert, 1856-1915
    • James, George Wharton, 1858-1923
    • Jenks, Elizabeth
    • Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931
    • Jung, Fred H.
    • Kanno, Gertrude
    • Kecler, Charles
    • Keane, Florence
    • Kendall, Carlton
    • Kimmel, R. L.
    • Klette, Ernest
    • Knight, Alice B.
    • Knowland, Joseph
    • Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960
    • Lamb, Harold, 1892-1962
    • Larkin, Edgar L. (Edgar Lucien), 1847-1924
    • Lawhead, Lydia D.
    • Leake, Edward B.
    • Lemba, F. W. (Mrs.)
    • Leavitt, F. L.
    • Lehman, Helen M.
    • Lewis, Oscar, 1893-
    • Livingston, Flora B.
    • Ludington, Flora B.
    • Lynch, Robert Newton
    • McCoy, Leo L.
    • MacDonald, Richard G. (Mrs.)
    • McGettigan, Francisca
    • McKelvy, Suzanne
    • McLaren, John L.
    • Marquis, Neeta
    • Marshall, Ella Moore
    • Matheson, Duncan
    • Mathis, June, 1892-1927
    • Meakin, Naomi B.
    • Merriam, C. H.
    • Merrill, Arthur T.
    • Mighels, Ella Sterling, 1853-1934
    • Milholland, Howard J.
    • Millard, F. B.
    • Moore, Robert T.
    • Morkin, M. P.
    • Morrow, Lydia H.
    • Nicholson, D. V.
    • Norris, Kathleen
    • O'Day, Edward
    • O'Day, Nell
    • Otis, Frederick (Mrs.)
    • Palmer, Andrew A.
    • Phelan, James D. (James Duval), 1861-1930
    • Pollio, R. L.
    • Pray, R. F.
    • Pray-Pulmer, Lillian
    • Proctor, Hester
    • Raker, John E.
    • Read, W. D.
    • Reinhardt, Aurelia Henry, 1877-1948
    • Richards, Bernard
    • Richardson, Friend W.
    • Richardson, Leon J.
    • Root, Sophie Whipple
    • Roseberry, Viola
    • Rowe, Edna
    • Ruckstell, John R.
    • Sargent, Dollo
    • Schaeffle, Ernest
    • Scherr, A. W.
    • Schoenfeld, Golda
    • Schultz, Al B.
    • Scott, Winfield Townley, 1910-1968
    • Seton-Thompson, Grace Gallatin
    • Shea, John F.
    • Shinn, Charles Howard, 1852-1924
    • Sikelianos
    • Smith, Edith
    • Smith, Fannie
    • Smith, M. Elwood
    • Standard, Paul
    • Stanley, Carl S.
    • Steel, Will G.
    • Stetson
    • Stevenson, Marcia J.
    • Steyle, Mary B.
    • Stillman-Kelley, Jessie
    • Strack, Lilian Holmes
    • Stuparich, Stephen J.
    • Sullivan, Noel
    • Swain, Robert E.
    • Swatson, Douglas
    • Tonlba
    • Trine, Grace Hyde
    • Turner, Fred A.
    • Urmey, Edythe
    • Van Wyck, Crittenden
    • Wagner, Blanche Colles
    • Wagner, Harr
    • Wagner, Madge Morris, 1862-1924
    • Warren, Althea
    • West, A. Warren
    • White, J. H. (John Henry)
    • White, Stewart Edward, 1873-1946
    • Whiteker, Jean
    • Whitney, Gertrude
    • Wiborg, F. S.
    • Wilder, Jessie
    • Willoughby, Barrett, d. 1959
    • Williams, Delmar
    • Wills, Helen, 1905-
    • Wilson, Carol Green, 1892-
    • Wofford, Bessie H.
    • Yale, Charles
    • Young, Ella
    • Young, Ruth
    • Zenzes, Gertrude
    • Zimmerman, Rheta L.
    • Zoro, Ettore de

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