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Guide to the Dan De Quille Papers, [ca. 1860-1914]
BANC MSS P-G 246  
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Box 1

Correspondence, ca. 1860-1897


Letters written to William Wright.

Additional Note

Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent. Single letters have been placed in an alphabetical miscellany; several letters from any one correspondent in special folders. Included are letters for James G. Bennett, Hiram C. Clark, Samuel L. Clemens, Edward D. Cope, Amos Jay Cummings, Philipp Deidesheimer, Wells Drury, James G. Fair, Henry J. Ford, Joseph T. Goodman, Charles C. Goodwin, I. E. James, Samuel S. McClure, John W. Mackay, Bill Nye and John Greenleaf Whittier.

Letters written by William Wright, 1860-1885

Additional Note

20 letters arranged chronologically. The first is addressed to his brother-in-law, J. M. Benjamin and the rest to his sister, Lou Wright Benjamin.

Letter from Edward Everett Hale to unknown correspondent, Aug 14, 1901.


Calling cards, envelopes, etc.


Manuscripts of sketches written for newspapers and magazines. Arranged alphabetically by title:



Box 2


Box 3

Notes; ideas for stories and articles, etc.

Additional Note

Chiefly in Wright's handwriting. Special folders for the following: Siberia and Mongolia, silver and politics, Piute Indians, Inyo Co., earthquakes, linguistics.

Notebook containing record of articles and stories sent to newspapers, n.d.


Folder of drawings done by Wright.

Additional Note

(Transferred to Pictorial Collection BANC PIC 1953.007--A.)

Maps of the Comstock Lode

Additional Note

Included are a map drawn by Wright and a printed map designed and engraved by Deaves and Oliver.

Papers of other members of the Wright family.


Lou Wright Benjamin's diary, July 1879-Aug 1880.

Additional Note

Chiefly concerning her trip East from West Liberty, Iowa, to New York and Boston.

Mell Wright's letter fo her aunt, Lou W. Benjamin, Mar 26, 1878.

Additional Note

Written from Virginia City, Nevada.

John M. Wright's Civil War diary and a few miscellaneous papers.


Lou G. Wright's papers.

Additional Note

Included are drafts of letters to George Wharton James, Wells Drury and others pertaining to the publication of some sketches written by her father; a biographical sketch of Wright and notes on his ancestry, written by Miss Wright.
Ctn. 1


Additional Note

Included are clippings of his writings and clippings collected by Wright on various subjects. Subject clippings are in envelopes which bear Wright's notations.
Ctn. 2


Additional Note

Included are additional subject clippings and miscellaneous clippings.

Printed items. Included are the following:


A History of the Comstock Silver Lode and Mines by Dan De Quille


Laws of the Territory of Nevada, 1863 and 1864

Partial List of Correspondents


Bennett, James Gordon, 1841-1918


Letter, Oct 28, 1897. Written for the New York Herald.


Clark, Hiram C.


Letter, Jan 29, 1878.


Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, 1835-1910


Letters, 1864-1875 (4). Include letter addressed to W. K. Cutler, with Wright's comments on verso.


Cope, Edward Drinker, 1840-1897


Letter, Sept 18, 1880.


Cummings, Amos Jay, 1841-1902


Letters, 1885-1886 (2).


Deidesheimer, Philipp, 1832-


Letter, Oct 20, 1891.


Drury, Wells, 1851-1932


Letters, 1897 (2). One form letter, written as president, Press Club of San Francisco.


Fair, James Graham, 1831-1894


Letter, Aug 5, 1875.


Ford, Henry Jones, 1851-1925


Letters, 1887 (2). Written as managing editor of the Lorborn Publishing Company.


Goodman, Joseph T., 1838-1917


Letters, 1875-1884 (2).


Goodwin, Charles Carroll, 1832-1917


Letters, 1880-1887 (6).


Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909


Letter, Aug 14, 1901.


James, Isaac E., 1830-


Letter, Aug 4, 1875.


Jones, Samuel L.


Letter, Aug 13, 1875. Concerning John P. Jones.


McClure, Samuel Sidney, 1857-1949


Letter, Oct 16, 1886.


Mackay, John William, 1831-1902


Letters, 1875 and n.d. (2).


Nye, Edgar Wilson, 1850-1896


Letter, July 9, 1880. Signed: Bill Nye.


Society for Psychical Research. American Branch.


Letters, 1892-1893 (2). Concerning psychical experience involving Mark Twain.


Wasson, Joseph


Letter, July 18, 1885. Written as superintendent, Homer Mill and Mining Co.


Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892


Letter, Apr 11, 1879.


Wright, John M., ca. 1836-1918


[Diary, Dec 9, 1861-Sept 23, 1864.] 4 v. Written while serving with Company G, 2nd Iowa cavalry. Describes military operations chiefly in Tennessee and Mississippi.


Wright, Lou G.


[Miscellaneous papers]. Included are drafts of letters to George Wharton James and Wells Drury, ca. 1914, concerning publication of sketches written by her father; a biographical sketch of her father; and notes on his ancestry.