Some letters from family, friends, agents and publishers; manuscripts of short stories, novels, plays, poems, etc.; manuscript
of his unpublished autobiography; clippings; scrapbooks; publishing agreements; photographs and snapshots; drawings; personalia.
Manuscripts of writings of his wife, Laetitia M. Irwin, also included.
Wallace Irwin -humorist, author and journalist -was born in Oneida, New York, March 15, 1875. When he was five the family
moved to Leadville, Colorado. Both he and his brother Will (who also became a noted author and journalist) attended Stanford
University and there earned reputations that, according to Wallace, "savored of brimstone." Editing two of the campus publications,
Wallace brought down on his head the ire of certain faculty members whom he lampooned in verse. He was expelled, as was Will
Number of containers: 3 boxes, 8 cartons
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