Title:Mixed pickles, and Dark planet, 1930-1931
Creator/Contributor:Pierce, W. L., creator
"Mixed Pickles," subtitled "Reminiscences of an Old Man Who Did Not Become President," is a 1931 typescript autobiography
(104 p.) by Pierce, who describes himself as "at times trapper, hunter, canal builder, soldierette, musician, merchant, cowboy,
banana planter, lawyer, judge, [and] chicken raiser." Among the various activities of his life, Pierce tells of his brief
enlistment in the Army as a drummer boy in 1865, encounters with Indians in New Mexico, and his departure from Mexico in 1914
due to the revolution. In addition he describes life in New Mexico and Mexico as well as California, including San Francisco.
Manuscript also contains a 1932 inscription to Mrs. McCracken Lyon.
Also includes carbon typescript of unpublished novel by Pierce, "Dark Planet: a Short Novel of California," 1930. Includes
typed inscription, May 1932, to Mrs. Mattie McCracken Lyon, a schoolmate of Pierce's.
Indians of North America -- New Mexico
New Mexico -- Description and travel
Mexico -- Description and travel
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Description and travel
California -- Fiction
Las Vegas (N.M.) -- Description and travel
Mexico -- History -- 1910-1946
1 box (.2 linear ft.)
BANC MSS 2002/43 cz