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Guide to the Gelett Burgess papers, circa 1847-1951 (bulk 1900-1951)
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Papers the San Francisco Bay Area poet, critic, artist, and humorist Gelett Burgess. Includes correspondence; manuscripts of novels, stories, poems, articles, plays; manuscript of incomplete autobiography; notebooks; genealogical and biographical data; mid-nineteenth-century journals of Burgess' parents; personalia; bibliographies; scrapbooks; clippings. A few papers of his wife, Estelle (Loomis) Burgess also included.
Gelett Burgess was born on Jan. 30, 1866, in Boston, Massachusetts and graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1887 as a civil engineer. After serving a number of years as a draughtsman on survey work for the Southern Pacific Railway and as an instructor of topographical engineering at the University of California, he turned to writing.
Number of containers: 8 boxes, 5 cartons, 5 oversize folders, 2 oversize volumes, 2 microfilm reels, 1 volume (10 linear feet)
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.
Collection is open for research.