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Gelett Burgess diaries, 1885-1887, 1889, 1891-1895, 1917-1951.
BANC MSS 87/115 c Box 1 (1885-1892); BANC MSS 87/115 c Box 2 (1893-1925); BANC MSS 87/115 c Box 3; BANC MSS 87/115 c Box 4
Collection Overview

Title:

Gelett Burgess diaries, 1885-1887, 1889, 1891-1895, 1917-1951

Creator/Contributor:

Burgess, Gelett, 1866-1951, creator

Abstract:

Covers his daily activities and social life from early adulthood until shortly before his death. Entries describe his student days at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, teaching at the University of California, Berkeley, his work as a journalist and creative writer; residences in San Francisco, London, Paris, and Carmel, Calif.; comments on his friendship with the Peixotto family, meeting with Frank Norris, Gertrude Stein, his association with Ford Maddox Ford, and others. Included also are entries about his wife, Estelle Loomis Burgess, and her writing.

Date:

1885 (issued)

Subject:

Norris, Frank -- 1870-1902
Stein, Gertrude -- 1874-1946
Ford, Ford Madox -- 1873-1939
Burgess, Estelle Loomis
Peixoto family
University of California, Berkeley -- History
Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- History
Authors, American
Boston (Mass.) -- Description and travel
Paris (France) -- Description and travel
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Description and travel

Note:

Writer, journalist, illustrator, humorist.
Diaries for 1885-1887,1891,1895,1917-1951 formerly included in C-H 52.
Diaries for 1892-1894 formerly included in 85/55 c.

Type:

Diaries.

Physical Description:

42 volumes in 4 boxes (2 linear ft.).

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 87/115 c Box 1 (1885-1892)
BANC MSS 87/115 c Box 2 (1893-1925)
BANC MSS 87/115 c Box 3
BANC MSS 87/115 c Box 4

Origin:

California