Register of the John W. Hilton, HARDLY ANY FENCES typescript

Mandeville Special Collections Library 0175S
UC, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
Phone: (858) 534-2533
Fax: (858) 534-5950
Email: spcoll@ucsd.edu
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© 1997
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Register of the John W. Hilton, HARDLY ANY FENCES typescript,1958-1979

MSS 0025

Mandeville Special Collections Library

GEISEL LIBRARY



UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO

La Jolla, CA 92093-0175

Contact Information:

  • Mandeville Special Collections Library 0175S
  • UC, San Diego
  • La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
  • Phone: (858) 534-2533
  • Fax: (858) 534-5950
  • Email: spcoll@ucsd.edu
  • Repository Website: http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/speccoll/
© 1997 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
This file last updated: July 1997.

DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title: John W. Hilton, HARDLY ANY FENCES typescript,
Date (inclusive): 1958-1979
Collection number: MSS 0025
Extent: 0.40 linear feet (1 archives box)
Repository: Mandeville Special Collections Library, Geisel Library, UC, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
Shelf Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Preferred Citation

John W. Hilton, HARDLY ANY FENCES typescript, MSS 0025. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

ABSTRACT

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) HARDLY ANY FENCES -TYPESCRIPTS.

BIOGRAPHY

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.
Hilton's paintings soon gained popularity and he exhibited in the Grand Central Galleries in New York. During the 1950s he had seven one-man exhibits and his work is included in many public and private collections.
John Hilton lived occasionally in the fishing village of Bahia de los Angeles, Baja California Norte, before the advent of the paved highway and wrote about its people and the nearby places he visited. Although his stays extended over a period from 1933 to 1959, his accounts were written between 1958 and 1959.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Accession Processed in 1994

The collection contains the manuscript for John Hilton's book HARDLY ANY FENCES: BAJA CALIFORNIA IN 1933-1959, which was published by Dawson's Bookshop as volume 38 of their Baja California Travel Series. Included are original typescripts for individual chapters, many of which were omitted from the published version. Also included in the collection is correspondence regarding publication, some reproductions of Hilton's paintings used as illustrations in the book and miscellaneous production materials.
The collection is arranged in two series: 1) MISCELLANEOUS PRODUCTION MATERIALS and 2) HARDLY ANY FENCES -TYPESCRIPTS.

CONTAINER LIST

Accession Processed in 1994

 

MISCELLANEOUS PRODUCTION MATERIALS

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence, 1975 -1979

Box 1, Folder 2

Artwork illustrations,

Additional Note

Contains a set of the tipped-in illustrations used in the book and three polaroid photographs of Hilton's original paintings.
Box 1, Folder 3

Miscellaneous production materials,

Box 1, Folder 4

Newspaper clippings and biographical materials,

 

HARDLY ANY FENCES - TYPESCRIPTS

Box 1, Folder 5

Painting for the Governor,

Additional Note

Typescript, also contains preliminary pages and preface, pp.1-31.
Box 1, Folder 6

Down to the bay of the angels,

Additional Note

Typescript, pp. 32-51.
Box 1, Folder 7

Our search for the lost mission,

Additional Note

Typescript, pp. 52-72.
Box 1, Folder 8

So many tried,

Additional Note

Typescript, pp. 73-95. This chapter was omitted from the published book.
Box 1, Folder 9

Calamity Jane sees a ghost,

Additional Note

Typescript, pp. 96-127.
Box 1, Folder 10

Virgin of the rock,

Additional Note

Typescript, pp. 113-127. Includes a revision of the first three pages of this chapter.
Box 1, Folder 11

Angel de la Guardia,

Additional Note

Typescript, pp. 128-148.
Box 1, Folder 12

Fabulous Mr. Diaz,

Additional Note

Typescript, pp. 149-164.
Box 1, Folder 13

South to El Arco,

Additional Note

Typescript, pp. 165-180.
Box 1, Folder 14

Of rubies and pearls,

Additional Note

Typescript, pp. 181-209. This chapter was omitted from the published version.
Box 1, Folder 15

Thirsty ghosts of Llano Perdido,

Additional Note

Typescript, pp. 210-224.
Box 1, Folder 16

Exploring with the Carmans,

Additional Note

Typescript, pp. 225-238. This chapter was omitted from the final version.
Box 1, Folder 17

And so we suffered,

Additional Note

Typescript, pp. 239-254.
Box 1, Folder 18

Las Flores,

Additional Note

Typescript, pp. 255-270.
Box 1, Folder 19

Night on a shrimp boat,

Additional Note

Typescript, pp. 271-279. This chapter was omitted from the published version.
Box 1, Folder 20

Sea turtle hunt,

Additional Note

Typescript, pp. 288-301. This chapter was omitted from the published version.
Box 1, Folder 21

Desert shore was our supermarket,

Additional Note

Typescript, pp. 302-336. This chapter was omitted from the published version.
Box 1, Folder 22

Passing parade,

Additional Note

Typescript, pp. 337-356. This chapter was omitted from the published version.
Box 1, Folder 23

Sting ray and the coyote,

Additional Note

Typescript, pp. 357-380. This chapter was omitted from the published version.
Box 1, Folder 24

San Luis and the enchanted island,

Additional Note

Typescript, pp. 381-404. This chapter was omitted from the published version.
Box 1, Folder 25

Whispering Canyon,

Additional Note

Typescript, pp. 405-430.
Box 1, Folder 26

Road back,

Additional Note

Typescript, pp. 431-453. This chapter was omitted from the published version.
Box 1, Folder 27

Hardly and fences: Baja today,

Additional Note

Typescript. Unpaginated chapter omitted from the published version.
Box 1, Folder 28

Hardly any fences: Baja today (longer version),

Additional Note

Photocopy of a typescript