The Charles King Collection contains 22 items ranging in date from 1887 to 1974. It is organized into four series: Articles
and Stories by Charles King, Articles about Charles King, Images, and Advertisements. The bulk of the collection is the photocopies
of in the Articles and Stories by Charles King series and the Articles about Charles King series. The Images series contains
a single page with reproductions of seven portraits of Charles King at various dates. The Advertisements are original pages
removed from Lippincott's Monthly Magazine, and include descriptions of King's novels.
Charles King was born October 12, 1844, in Albany, New York. The family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin one year later. Son
of Rufus King, Charles followed in his father's footsteps and joined the militia. At the age of 12, he was a "marker" for
the Milwaukee Light Guard. In 1861, at the beginning of the Civil War, King received an appointment to West Point, and in
his senior year, he became Cadet Adjutant. Upon graduation, he began his lengthy military career, serving in the Fifth Cavalry
in Nebraska, Arizona, Kansas, and Wyoming. He retired in 1879.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry Library, Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote
from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the
Autry 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.
Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://www.autrynationalcenter.org/research_application.php
or contact library staff at (323) 667-2000.