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Finding Aid to the Collection of Ambrose Bierce Papers, 1875-1925, bulk 1890-1913
BANC MSS C-H 62  
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Description
Contains outgoing correspondence, including letters to his daughter Helen D. Cowden, a young friend Amy L. Wells, fellow writers William Chambers Morrow and James Tufts, and publisher Walter Neale. See container list for a complete listing of correspondents. Also includes a sketch of Bierce by Wells, clippings about and by Bierce, writings by Amy L. Wells, a letter to Wells asking for information pertaining to Bierce's disappearance, and poems by brother Albert Sherwood Bierce. The album of letters to Helen D. Cowden includes two photographs of Ambrose Bierce, a copy of a poem, and transcriptions of Bierce's letters to his daughter.
Background
Ambrose Bierce, born June 24, 1842 in Meigs County, Ohio, was an American author best known for his satire and supernatural stories. Many of his stories also came from his experiences serving in the Union Army during the American Civil War.
Extent
Number of containers: 2 boxes, 1 volume, and 1 oversize folder Linear feet: 0.75
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94270-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.
Availability
Collection is open for research.