Register of the Margaret B. Taverner Collection, 1940-1960

Processed by Don Walker; machine-readable finding aid created by Don Walker
Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University Library, University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2404
Fax: (209) 946-2810
URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
© 1998
University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.



Register of the Margaret B. Taverner Collection, 1940-1960

Collection number: Mss36

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
Processed by:
Don Walker
Date Completed:
1994
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Margaret B. Taverner Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1940-1960
Collection number: Mss36
Creator: Margaret B. Taverner
Extent: 0.5 linear ft.
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Stockton, CA 95211
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Margaret B. Taverner Collection, Mss36, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Biography

Margaret Taverner was an educator in Stockton, Calif.From the late 1940s through 1961 she was a counselor, then Associate Dean of Women at Stockton [Junior] College. During most of that time Miss Taverner carried out research on the Gold Rush era writings of Bret Harte and Mark Twain. She was particularly interested in the relationship between the prose of these two writers and the locales which inspired it. Miss Taverner died in 1961 or 1962. Her mother, Mrs. G.M. Taverner, and a friend, Miss Ina Marmon, gave Margaret Taverner's notes to Holt Atherton in 1967.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of photos and notes Taverner gathered in the course of her research on the relationship between the real and fictional landscapes in the California writings of Mark Twain and Bret Harte (1940-1960).

Container List

 

BOX 1: MARGARET B. TAVERNER COLLECTION

 

TWAIN/HARTE COUNTRY PHOTO ALBUM N.B.--Folders are arranged alphabetically by location; photos annotated by Taverner

 

1.1 A/C

 

Alamo

 

Aurora NV

 

Angels Camp

 

Berkeley

 

Byrnes Ferry [Poker Flat]

 

Carson City NV

 

Cherokee Flat

 

Chinese Camp

 

Coast Range

 

Coulterville

 

1.2 D/P

 

Fiddletown

 

Garrotte, lst & 2nd

 

Genoa NV

 

Gold Hill NV

 

Grass Valley

 

Heavytree Hill

 

Hornitos

 

Jamestown

 

Knight's Ferry

 

La Grange

 

Lake Tahoe

 

Mariposa

 

Marysville

 

Melones

 

Mono Lake

 

Mt. Diablo

 

Murphys

 

Nevada City

 

North Bloomfield

 

Oakland

 

Placerville

 

Poker Flat

 

Poverty Flat

 

1.3 Q/S

 

Red Dog

 

Red Mountain

 

Reno NV

 

Rough & Ready

 

Sacramento

 

San Andreas

 

San Francisco

 

San Rafael

 

Santa Clara

 

Santa Cruz

 

Shaw's Flat

 

Sonora

 

Stanislaus River

 

Steamboat Springs NV

 

Stent

 

Stockton

 

1.4 T/Z

 

Tassajara [Contra Costa Co.]

 

Tassajara Hot Springs [Monterey Co.]

 

Tuttletown

 

Uniontown [Arcata]

 

Unionville NV

 

Vallecito

 

Virginia City NV

 

Washoe City NV

 

West Point

 

Woods' Crossing

 

You Bet

 

Imaginary places

 

Maps showing itineraries of Mark Twain in CA [2] & NV [1] & Bret Harte [2]

 

BIBLIOGRAPHIES

 

1.5 Bret Harte: List of works

 

1.6 Bret Harte: List of studies on

 

1.7 Mark Twain: List of works

 

1.8 Mark Twain: List of studies on

 

NOTES

 

1.9 Bret Harte: From Studies on

 

1.10 Bret Harte: On Works

 

1.11 Mark Twain: On Works

 

1.12 On Locations

 

1.13 On Real or Imaginary Places mentioned