Pt. I: Correspondence; MSS of novels, stories, poems, articles, plays, etc.; MS of incomplete autobiography; notebooks; genealogical
and biographical data; personalia; bibliographies; scrapbooks; clippings. A few papers of his wife, Estelle (Loomis) Burgess
Pt. II: 29 letters from Burgess to Oliver Onions, 1948-1951; obituary for Burgess written by Onions; a report on an interview with
Onions and Berta Ruck by Prof. James J. Lynch; other related items.
Pt. III: On film only (2 reels) Miscellaneous Burgess items including his M.A. thesis for Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Gelett Burgess was born on Jan. 30, 1866, in Boston, Massachusetts, and was graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology in 1887 as a civil engineer. After serving a number of years as a draughtsman on survey work for the Southern Pacific
Railway and as an instructor of topographical engineering at the University of California, he turned to writing.
Number of containers: 6 boxes, 6 cartons, 4 oversize folders (Pt I & II)
Microfilm reel: 2 (Pt III)
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