Contains correspondence and writings. Correspondence includes
outgoing letters, one incoming letter and several letters about Bret Harte. Correspondents
include John H. Carmany, Harte's wife, Anna Griswold Harte, James Osgood, Elisha Bliss, Jr.,
Thomas Starr King and Lady Gregory. Writings include a diary from 1857-1858 and manuscripts
The Heathen Chinee. Also includes a United
States flag put together by Harte and his sister during the American Civil War, clippings,
papers relating to Harte's employment in the U.S. Branch Mint, San Francisco and some
miscellaneous papers and items relating to Harte.
Francis Bret Harte (August 25, 1836-May 6, 1902) was an American author and poet, best
remembered for his accounts of pioneering life in California. Born in Albany, New York, he
moved to California in 1854, later working there in a number of capacities, including miner,
teacher, messenger, and journalist.
Number of containers: 2 boxes, 1 oversize volume, and 1 roll.
Linear feet: 1.25
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