Margaret Taverner was an educator in Stockton, Calif.From the late 1940s
through 1961 she was a counselor, then Associate Dean of Women at Stockton
[Junior] College. During most of that time Miss Taverner carried out research
on the Gold Rush era writings of Bret Harte and Mark Twain. She was
particularly interested in the relationship between the prose of these two
writers and the locales which inspired it. Miss Taverner died in 1961 or 1962.
Her mother, Mrs. G.M. Taverner, and a friend, Miss Ina Marmon, gave Margaret
Taverner's notes to Holt Atherton in 1967.