The collection consists of published articles and biographies by Austin; reviews and interviews about Austin or her work;
correspondence with Charles Flethcer Lummis and Frederick Webb Hodge; a book prospectus; and advertisements promoting her
Mary Hunter Austin (born September 9, 1868 in Carlinville, Illinois; died August 13, 1934 in Santa Fe, New Mexico) was the
fourth of six children born to George and Susannah (Graham) Hunter. Austin graduated from Blackburn College in 1888. Her family
moved to California in the same year and established a homestead in the San Joaquin Valley. She married Stafford Wallace Austin
on May 18, 1891 in Bakersfield, California. He was from Hawaii and a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.
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