Scope and Content
Title: Ambrose Bierce Correspondence File
Bierce, Ambrose Gwinnett
Approximately 315 items
Abstract: The Ambrose Bierce Correspondence File consists almost entirely of letters written by Bierce between 1871 and 1913.
Language of Material: The records are in English.
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[Identification of item], Ambrose Bierce Correspondence File, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.
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..
Scope and Content
The Ambrose Bierce Correspondence file consists almost entirely of letters written by Bierce between 1871 and 1913. The letters
are arranged chronologically.
The majority of the letters, especially those to Silas Orrin Howes, Walter Neale, and Charles Warren Stoddard, are business-oriented,
and concerned with publishing details of Bierce's Collected Works. However, some letters do contain personal details.
Many of the letters contain examples of the wit and insightful quips that were Bierce's trademarks.
The File also contains an annotated printer's copy of Volume VIII of Bierce's Collected Works, which consists of Negligible
Tales and Kings of Beasts.
Personal and Corporate Names
Bartlett, W.C. (William Chauncey), 1818-1907
Howes, S.O. (Silas Orrin), 1867-1918
Neale, Walter, 1867-1933
Rutledge, Archibald, 1883-1973
Stoddard, Charles William, 1843-1909
Stone and Kimball
Publishers and publishing--United States--Archives
Letters (correspondence)--United States
Manuscripts for publication--United States