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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
    Title: Maynard Dixon Papers
    creator: Dixon, Maynard, 1875-1946
    Identifier/Call Number: C057904
    Physical Description: 1 folder 1 Folder (1 copy of handwritten letter)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1927
    Abstract: This folder contains the photocopy of one, two page, handwritten letter written by Maynard Dixon from Lone Pine, California on June 20th, 1927 and is addressed to "Uncle George". The papaer is in good condition but the hand writtting is a bit hard to read. The original letter is a part of the "Pacheco Papers", which are in the collection of the Society of California Pioneers.

    Scope and Contents

    This folder contains the photocopy of one, two page, handwritten letter written by Maynard Dixon from Lone Pine, California on June 20th, 1927 and is addressed to "Uncle George".
    The letter written by Mr. Dixon discusses a saddle that he "picked up at the corral of one of the old-time packers here" and has sent as a "unique specimen of saddlery for your old California collection." he also details the fact that the "old packer"also has another "very good specimen of California saddlery, dating from the 1700's--now hard to find--which could be had for $10 if the museum wants to spend the money."

    Biographical / Historical

    Maynard Dixon 1875-1946, illustrator and artist, born in Fresno and was exposed from childhood to the great outdoors of the high Sierra and to the wilderness of Kern River Canyon. A lonely child, he started drawing from nature, guided by engravings in early periodicals such as Scribners, Harpers, and the Century Magazine. In 1893 he attended for a short while the San Francisco School of Design, where he met Xavier Martinez and other artists. Largely self-taught and greatly influenced by Frederic Remington, he sold his first illustration to the San Francisco Call in 1895, and later was employed by that newspaper. At this time he also did illustrations for the Overland Monthly, and held his first exhibit in San Francisco. Encouraged by Charles F. Lummis, he also attempted writing verse, an avocation he was to pursue throughout his life.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Source and date of acquisition unknown.

    Existence and Location of Originals

    The Society of California Pioneers, 101 Montgomery St. Suite 150, the Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco CA, 94129.

    Preferred Citation

    The Maynard Dixon papers. The Society of California Pioneers.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Pioneers -- California -- History -- 19th century
    Frontier and pioneer life – California
    California -- San Francisco (county) -- San Francisco
    Dixon, Maynard, 1875-1946