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Guide to the Owen Wister Collection of Photograph
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Information for Reserchers
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Contents
  • Subject Headings

  • Descriptive Summary

    Repository: Claremont Colleges. Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library.
    800 N. Dartmouth Ave.
    Special Collections. Honnold/Mudd Library.
    Claremont, CA 91711
    Creator: Wister, Owen, 1860-1938.
    Title: Owen Wister Collection of Photographs
    Dates: 1894-1895
    Quantity: .05 feet (1 box)
    Abstract: In 1894 and 1895 Owen Wister, in search of authentic Western material for his writing, spent some time on a ranch at Apache Tejo in southwestern New Mexico. The people he met at Apache Tejo were the inspirations for his famous novel, the Virginian.
    Identification: H2008.4
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
    Physical Location: Special Collections, Honnold/Library. Claremont University Consortium.

    Information for Reserchers

    Restrictions on Access

    This collection is open.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with Scripps College. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact Ella Strong Denison Library staff.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Owen Wister Collection of Photographs. Special Collections. Honnold/Mudd Library, Claremont Colleges, Claremont, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Deaccessioned from the MacPherson collection

    Processing Information

    Arranged and Processed by Russell Michalak


    No addition to the collection is anticipated.

    Biographical Note

    Owen Wister travelled to New Mexico from the east coast in 1894. He stayed with Frederic Remington in New Mexico for two years, 1894 to 1895. He made this trip to study authentic Westerners as a character study for his writing. These photographs represent his stay at the ranch at Apache Tejo in southwestern New Mexico. The men he met becamse the inspirations for his famous hero in the novel, the Virginian.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection contains nine photographs taken by Owen Wister in 1894-1895 at Apache Tejo, New Mexico. Owen Wister wrote captions below most of the photographs.

    Subject Headings

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection
    Wister, Owen, 1860-1938
    Western Americana, 1850-1900
    New Mexico