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Guide to the William Green Eggleston Papers, ca. 1891-1937
BANC MSS C-B 474  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: William Green Eggleston papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1891-1937
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 474
    Creator: Eggleston, William Green, 1859-1937
    Extent: Number of containers: 3 boxes, 5 cartons
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Abstract: Papers relating primarily to Eggleston's interests in single tax, direct legislation and other political and economic reform movements. Included are letters written to him and by him; manuscripts of his articles, essays and speeches; notes; reprints of his articles, pamphlets collected by him, clippings, and other materials.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], William Green Eggleston papers, BANC MSS C-B 474, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Related Material

    Title: Arthur Dupuy Eggleston papers,
    Date: 1935-1941,
    Container: BANC MSS C-B 475

    Scope and Content

    Although William Green Eggleston studied medicine and earned a medical degree, he spent most of his life writing, first editing medical journals and later engaging in newspaper work in Illinois and in Montana. About 1913 he moved to California, settling in Oakland. He served, for a time, as editor of the Star, published in San Francisco by James H. Barry, and also devoted considerable time, as an independent editorial writer, to his interests in single tax, home rule taxation, direct legislation, and other political and economic reforms.
    His papers, which relate primarily to these interests, were given to the Bancroft Library by his widow in December 1959. Covering the period 1891 to 1937, they consist of letters written to him and by him; manuscripts of his essays, speeches and articles; notes; reprints of his articles, pamphlets collected by him, and clippings. Two volumes of the newspaper known as The Press (Helena, Montana, 1902-1904), of which Eggleston was editor, were removed for separate cataloging.
    Mrs. Eggleston also gave the papers of her son, Arthur, to the library at the same time. They comprise the collection C-B 475.