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John W. Hilton "Hardly Any Fences: Baja California in 1933-1959" Typescript
MSS 0025  
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Description
Manuscript of John Hilton's book Hardly Any Fences: Baja California in 1933-1959 (1977), published as volume 38 of the Baja California Travel Series. Included are edited typescripts of individual chapters, some of which were omitted from the published version, correspondence, examples of illustrations and miscellaneous production materials. The collection is arranged in two series: 1) MISCELLANEOUS PRODUCTION MATERIALS and 2) TYPESCRIPTS.
Background
John Hilton, desert painter and author, attended school and worked in the Los Angeles area until the Depression when he moved to the desert a few miles south of Indio. There he painted desert landscapes, wrote magazine articles and travelled extensively in Sonora, Mexico. In 1950, he moved to Twentynine Palms where he continued to paint and write, often teaching art to supplement his income.
Extent
0.4 Linear feet (1 archives box)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.