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Guide to the James Marie Hopper papers, [ca. 1897-1952]
BANC MSS C-H 139  
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Key to Arrangement

Box 1

Correspondence, ca. 1897-1952


Letters written to Hopper

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent or organization. Single letters have been placed in a correspondence miscellany. A list of the major correspondents follows the Key.

Letters written by Hopper

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically, 1897-1949. Most of them are addressed to George Sterling and were returned to Hopper in 1952 by Sterling's nephew, Thor Liljencrantz. There are also several letters written by Hopper to his mother, in French, 1902-1903.
Box 2

Fragmentary notes from World War I correspondent days.


Clippings, primarily concerning George Sterling


Photographs - Removed to Pictoral Collection

[See also Portraint file 4851-4852]

Scope and Content Note

Including some of Hopper, Sterling, Jack London, Fred Bechdolt, Xavier Martinez, Nora May French.

Tear sheets of various published stories and articles


Poems written by George Sterling-mainly typed, signed copies


Poems written by Nora May French-mainly in her hand


Miscellaneous items

Scope and Content Note

Including copy of Hopper's birth announcement; fly leaf of presentation copy of Jack London's Martin Eden (the rest of the book was burned in the fire that destroyed Hopper's home); twin questionnaire made out by Hopper for the University of California's twin study in 1934.
carton Ctns. 1-2

Manuscripts of his stories and articles

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by title
Ctn. 1


Ctn. 2



World War I articles


Untitled stories


Group of early stories, written mainly for William C. Morrow's short story class

Partial List of Correspondents


Correspondence Miscellany (single letters)


California Alumni Association


Letter, Feb. 28, 1949. Signed by Robert Sibley.


Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924


Letter, June 15, 1913


Coolbrith, Ina Donna, 1842-1928


Letter, n. d. With note written by George Sterling.


[Irwin, William Hyde]


Letter, Feb. 24, 1948. Re death of Will Irwin.


Kidd, Alexander Marsden, 1879-


Letter, Aug. 13, 1949


Liliencrantz, Flora (Sterling)


Letter, Mar. 4, 1927. Re George Sterling


Lilencrantz, Thor


Letter, Oct. 6, 1952


Overland Monthly


Letter, June 22, 1899. Signed by Charles S. Greene.


Edwards, Dan


2 letters, 1950


Fenelon, Eugene


3 letters, 1949-1951


Greene, Charles Samuel, 1856-1930

See Overland Monthly.


Hawthorne, Hildegarde, 1872-


3 letters, 1947-1951


McClure's Magazine


4 letters, 1904. Signed by Samuel S. McClure and John S. Phillips


Phillips, John Sanborn, 1861-1949

See McClure's Magazine.


Sibley, Robert, 1881-1958

See California Alumni Association


Sterling, George, 1869-1926


6 letters, 1920-1926