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Finding Aid for the Collection of Material About B. Traven, 1925-1959
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Description
B. Traven (1890?-1969) was a seaman and author. His publications include The cotton pickers (1956), The treasure of Sierra Madre (1935), and The white rose (1965). The collection consists of several articles by Lawrence Clark Powell about B. Traven, as well as a copy of Edward R. Hagemann's article, A checklist of the works of B. Traven and the critical estimates and biographical essays on him; together with a brief biography.
Background
Much of the biographical information about B. Traven is conjectural; he may have been born Berick Traven Torsvan on March 5, 1890 in Chicago, Illinois; went to sea as a cabin boy around 1900 or 1912; later became a seaman; spent some time in London and Berlin, before settling in Mexico about 1920-22; wrote in German; titles in English translation include The death ship: the story of an American sailor (1934), The cotton pickers (1956), The treasure of Sierra Madre (1935), The bridge in the jungle (1938), and The white rose (1965); he died on March 27, 1969.
Extent
2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.