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Ambrose Bierce Correspondence File
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Description
The Ambrose Bierce Correspondence File consists almost entirely of letters written by Bierce between 1871 and 1913.
Background
Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842-1914?) was an American author an satirist best remembered for his cynical collection of definitions known as The Devil's Dictionary, as well as numerous short stories. After a medical discharge from the military, Bierce was hired by William Randolph Hearst to write newspaper columns and editorials. Bierce traveled to Mexico to cover the rebellion of Pancho Villa, and disappeared in 1914..
Extent
Approximately 315 items
Restrictions
In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the curator of this collection for further information.
Availability
The collection is open for qualified researchers except for items noted otherwise.