Relate primarily to his free-lance writing and service as U.S. consul. Included are letters addressed to him; copies of a
few letters written by him; MSS and clippings of some of his articles; certificates of appointment, membership cards, invitations,
Francis John Dyer, California journalist, went to Washington, D.C. in 1906 as correspondent for the San Francisco Chronicle, and served thereafter as representative also for the Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union, Albany Journal and Portland (Ore.) Journal. During this period he worked, also, as a free lance writer, contributing to various magazines and syndicating "Dyer's Washington
Letter." In March 1915, he was appointed a U.S. consul, serving first in Swansea, Wales, and later in Tegucigalpa, Honduras;
Nogales, Mexico; and Coblentz, Germany.
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