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Alfred James Waterhouse papers, 1890-1944.
BANC MSS 2008/253 box 1; BANC MSS 2008/253 v.1
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Alfred James Waterhouse papers, 1890-1944
A.J. Waterhouse papers


Waterhouse, A. J. (Alfred James), 1855-1928, creator


Waterhouse, Lillian F. Hines, correspondent.


Bush, Ruth Waterhouse, correspondent.


Bush, Harry E., correspondent.


Cooke, Edmund Vance, 1866-1932, correspondent.


Garden, Mary, 1874-1967, correspondent.


McClatchy, Charles Kenny, 1858-1936, correspondent.


Wilcox, Ella Wheeler, 1850-1919, correspondent.


The Alfred James Waterhouse papers, 1890-1944 contain, primarily, correspondence from and to Waterhouse. Of note are letters to and from his daughter, Ruth Waterhouse Bush, detailing their estrangement and reconciliation. Other correspondents include Harry E. Bush, Edmund Vance Cooke, Mary Garden, Charles K. McClatchy, and Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Also included are writings by Waterhouse (poems and an undated manuscript with title "The Women - Heaven Bless Them") and news clippings regarding his poems, his career, and obituaries upon his death. The collection also includes a small group of correspondence and papers by his second wife, Lillian F. Hines Waterhouse.


1890 (issued)


Waterhouse, A. J. (Alfred James) -- 1855-1928 -- Archives
Waterhouse, Lillian F. Hines -- Archives
Waterhouse, A. J. (Alfred James) -- 1855-1928 -- Correspondence
Waterhouse, Lillian F. Hines -- Correspondence
Bush, Ruth Waterhouse -- Correspondence
Bush, Harry E -- Correspondence
Cooke, Edmund Vance -- 1866-1932 -- Correspondence
Garden, Mary -- 1874-1967 -- Correspondence
McClatchy, Charles Kenny -- 1858-1936 -- Correspondence
Wilcox, Ella Wheeler -- 1850-1919 -- Correspondence
Bush, Harry E -- Poetry
Garden, Mary -- 1874-1967 -- Poetry
McClatchy, James -- Poetry
Poets, American -- California -- 20th century -- Correspondence
Newspaper editors -- California -- 20th century -- Correspondence


COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Collection processed at folder level in 2008.
Alfred James Waterhouse papers, BANC MSS 2008/253, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase; PBA Galleries; 2007.
In English.
Alfred James (A.J.) Waterhouse, 1855-1928, though little known today, was during his lifetime a well-known and respected Californian newspaper editor and journalist, as well as a poet. Waterhouse was, at various times, editor of the San Francisco Examiner, Sacramento Bee, Stockton Mail, Fresno Republican, Santa Ana Blade, and the Marysville Democrat. He published two books of poems to wide acclaim, "Some Homely Little Songs" (1899) and "Lays for Little Chaps" (1902). Waterhouse befriended many notable California authors and poets of his day including, Jack London, Ina Coolbrith, and Joaquin Miller.
Related collection: Biographical materials relating to Alfred James Waterman (BANC MSS C-D 5046 pt. I:6).
Photograph album and other pictorial material transferred to the Pictorial Collections of the Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 2008.086--PIC).


Poems-California-20th century.
Manuscripts for publication.

Physical Description:

1 box, 1 volume (.5 linear feet)




BANC MSS 2008/253 box 1
BANC MSS 2008/253 v.1



Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.