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Geoffrey Bret Harte letter to R.L.Giffen.
BANC MSS 2018/73
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Title:

Geoffrey Bret Harte letter to R.L.Giffen

Creator/Contributor:

Bret Harte, Geoffrey, creator, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Powers, William T., correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Kilroe, Edwin P., correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Giffen, R. L. (Robert Lawrence), 1873?-1946, correspondent.

Abstract:

Typescript letter from Geoffrey Bret Hart, Bret Harte's grandson, responding to a copy of a letter forwarded to him by an attorney in New York City, R.L. Giffen, concerning copyright and inheritance issues of a Bret Harte story, "Salomy Jane's Kiss." In the letter, Harte responds to 11 numbered questions posed in the forwarded letter, dated March 24, 1931, from attorney Edwin P. Kilroe to William T. Powers, attorney for Paramount Publix Corporation. Among the questions answered by Harte are confirmation of Bret Harte's full legal name, how many surviving children there are, relationships to other named persons, and other questions regarding copyright issues, contracts, and actions taken. Harte then goes on to make other observations concerning the Bret Harte estate. The letter is signed with the autograph, "G. Bret Harte." The orignial enclosed copy of the Kilroe letter to Powers is unsigned.

Date:

1931 (issued)

Subject:

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Bret Harte, Geoffrey -- Correspondence
Kilroe, Edwin P -- Correspondence
Giffen, R. L. (Robert Lawrence) -- 1873?-1946 -- Correspondence
Harte, Bret -- 1836-1902
Kilroe, Edwin P
Paramount Publix Corporation.
Paramount Publix Corporation.
Copyright -- United States
Intellectual property -- United States
Inheritance and succession -- United States
Copyright
Inheritance and succession
Intellectual property
United States

Note:

Geoffrey Bret Harte letter to R.L.Giffen, BANC MSS 2018/73, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase from aGatherin'; 2019.
Geoffrey Bret Harte (born February 27, 1895 in Weybridge, England ; died June 19, 1956) was the grandson of author Bret Harte.
In English.

Type:

Personal correspondence.
Personal correspondence.

Physical Description:

print
2 (7

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2018/73

Origin:

California