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Finding Aid to the Turbesé Lummis Fiske and Frances Douglas Papers, 1890-1967 MS.240
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Box 1-14

Turbesé Lummis Fiske Papers, Series 1:  1895-1967

Box 1-4

Correspondence, 1896-1966

Box 8-9

Manuscripts and notes, 1908-1929, undated

Box 5-7

Diaries, 1910-1967

Box 10

Newspaper clippings, 1904-1965

Box 11

Personal papers, 1895-1967

Scope and Contents note

This sub-series includes legal documents, ephemera, drawings, husband Frank Friske's Logic class notebook, Turbesé's obituary, and other personal papers.
Box 12-14

Henry Herbert Knibbs papers, 1922-1948, undated

Biographical/Historical note

Henry Herbert Knibbs (1874-1945) was an associate of Charles Lummis and had a business and romantic relationship with Turbesé from 1929 until his death in 1945. His wife, Ida Julia Pfeifer, never granted him a divorce so Fiske and Knibbs’s relationship was never officially recognized. Despite this, Knibbs made Fiske executor of his estate and his papers are included in her collection. Knibbs is best known for his western-themed fiction and cowboy poetry.

Scope and Contents note

Henry Herbert Knibbs's papers include business and personal correspondence, fan mail, drafts of his autobiography, a resolution by the California Assembly to name him Poet Laureate of California in 1933, newspaper clippings, business papers, drawings, statement of will, and instructions for constructing a violin.
Box 12

Correspondence, 1922-1945

Box 13-14

Manuscripts and notes, 1932-1947, undated

Box 14

Newspaper clippings, 1933

Box 14

Personal papers, 1929-1944

Box 15-16

Frances Douglas correspondence and diaries, Series 2:  1890-1958

Box 15

Correspondence, 1890-1954

Box 15

Manuscripts and notes, 1930-1934

Box 15

Personal papers, 1906-1958

Box 16

Diaries, 1934-1963