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Guide to the Francis John Dyer Papers, 1864-1924
BANC MSS 68/157 c  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Scope and Content
  • Biographical Sketch

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Francis John Dyer Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1864-1924
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 68/157 c
    Origination: Dyer, Francis J. (Francis John), 1864-1924
    Extent: Number of containers: 1 box and 1 oversize folder
    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: 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, memorabilia; clippings.
    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], Francis John Dyer Papers, BANC MSS 68/157 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Material Cataloged Separately

    • Photographs have been transferred to the Pictorial Collections.
      Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 12567-12587--POR

    Scope and Content

    These Papers, which were given to the Bancroft Library by members of the family in 1968, are fragmentary and document only a small part of his career, notably his writing activities and his diplomatic service. They include letters addressed to him; copies of a few letters written by him; MSS and clippings of some of his articles; invitations, membership cards, passports, certificates of appointment, etc.; photographs; clippings; memorabilia, etc. They are contained in one box and an oversize portfolio, which houses primarily the certificates of appointment and a few large photographs. Most of the photographs in the collection have been removed and cataloged separately, under the call numbers BANC PIC 12567-12587 - - POR.

    Biographical Sketch

    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.