Guide to the Talisman Press archives, 1958-1969

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Guide to the Talisman Press archives, 1958-1969



California State Library

Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California History Room
  • California State Library
  • Library and Courts Building II
  • 900 N. Street, Room 200
  • P.O. Box 942837
  • Sacramento, California 94237-0001
  • Phone: (916) 654-0176
  • Fax: (916) 654-8777
  • Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
  • URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
Processed by:
The California State Library staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1999 California State Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Talisman Press archives,
Date (inclusive): 1958-1969
Box Number: 2125-2187
Creator: Talisman Press
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions of Use

Please credit California State Library.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Talisman Press archives, California State Library.

Access Points

Talisman Press--Archives
Baird, Newton D.--Correrspondence
Greenwood, Robert, 1926---Correspondence.
Publishers and publishing--California
El Dorado County (Calif.)--History

Contents

The collection consists of materials pertaining to titles published by the Press, including research materials, correspondence, typescripts, galleys, annotated printing copies, illustrations, reviews, financial records, etc.; materials relating to proposals for publications that the Press never published; miscellaneous corporate records of the Press, including correspondence, etc.; and historical materials on El Dorado County, particularly the Georgetown area.

History

Talisman Press was a fine press operated by Robert Greenwood and Newton Baird, from approximately 1958 to 1969. After publishing "Talisman" magazine for only a short time, they turned to publishing two to three books a year on the subjects of Western American history, American literature, and bibliography. The business began in the San Jose area, but moved to Georgetown, California in 1962. Although they stopped printing books in 1969, Greenwood and Baird continued as book dealers until retirement in January, 1991.

Correspondents

Major Correspondents:

  • Baird, Newton D.
  • Bretnor, Helen Harding (Also: El Dorado County history materials)
  • Crosby, Alexander L. (See: Old Greenwood)
  • Dillon, Richard H. (Also: James Marshall)
  • Drysdale, Amy Horn (See: Material for proposed publication)
  • Gay, Theressa (See: James Marshall)
  • Giffen, Helen S. (Helen Smith), 1893-(Also: James Marshall; El Dorado History materials
  • Gilbert, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin)
  • Greenwood, Robert, 1926-
  • Hanna, Archibald, 1916-
  • Jackson, W. Turrentine (William Turrentine), 1915-(See: Material for proposed publication)
  • Johnson, Kenneth M. (Also: New Almaden; San Francisco as it is)
  • Kelly, Charles, 1889-(Also: Old Greenway)
  • Lohf, Kenneth A. (Also: Sherwood Anderson)
  • London, John, 1903-(See: Jack London)
  • Morgan, Dale Lowell, 1914-1971 (Also: Overland in 1846; California as I saw it)
  • Nasatir, Abraham Phineas, 1904-(Also: French journalist in the California gold rush
  • Nathan, Leonard, 1924-(Also: Western reaches)
  • Nunis, Doyce Blackmun.
  • Paul, Rodman W. (Rodman Wilson), 1912-(See: California gold discovery)
  • Stanford, Ann (See: Magellan; Western sampler)
  • Tweney, George H. (Also: Jack London)
  • Woodbridge, Hensley Charles, 1923-(See: Jack London)

Other Correspondents

  • Andrews, Thomas Franklin, 1937-(See: Material for proposed publication)
  • Antiquarian Booksellers Asssociation of America.
  • Argus Books.
  • Combs, Richard E. (See: Material for proposed publication)
  • Fox, Theron (Also: Jack London)
  • Goodman, John B. (John Bartlett), 1901-1991 (See: Material for proposed publication)
  • Hoopes, Chad L. (See: Material for proposed publication)
  • Johnson, Hiram (See: Material for proposed publication, Amy Horn Drysdale)
  • LaBourdette, Lucille.
  • Lightner, Katherine L. (See: Material for proposed publication)
  • Lingenfelter, Richard E. (See: Material for proposed publication)
  • McKenney, J. Wilson (Also: Wilmac Press publications)
  • Melendy, H. Brett (See: Governors of California)
  • Rafferty, Max Lewis, 1917-
  • Random House (Firm)
  • Rosenstock, Fred A., b. 1895.
  • State Historical Society of Colorado (See: Correspondence, C.)
  • Steinbeck, Elaine A.
  • Swallow, Alan, 1915-1966.

Material Transferred from the Collection

Books

  • A. Darlington diaries
  • Bibliography and modern librarianship (c* Z688.R3 B68 1966)
  • A Bibliography of the John Henry Nash collection in Varsi Library, University of Santa Clara
  • Book Club of California: a catalogue (c* Z999 .D38 no.43)
  • Constitution, by-laws and rules of order of Georgetown Degree Lodge No. 64 Daughter of Rebekah
  • Constitution and by-laws of Memento Lodge No. 37, I.O.O.F
  • Hidalgos of America (c*HS1510.H72 T72 1915)
  • The Library of Aubrey Drury (c*Z997 .D78 1962)
  • The Unfairness of Easter (c*FIC D327un 1959)
  • A Western sampler (c* PS561 .W47 1963)

Articles

  • Buckeye argonauts (IN: Ohio State archaeological and historical quarterly) (c* F865 .T46 1950)

Periodicals

  • The Traveler (c*)

Catalogs

  • Alta California Bookstore
  • The Anderson Galleries
  • Dawson's catalog (c* Z232.D38 A32 1969)
  • John Howell Books
  • Parke-Bernet catalogs
  • Ward Richie Press

Manuscripts

  • Georgetown & Kelsey schoolteacher correspondence
  • Vaughan-Forni deeds, patents, legal papers, correspondence.

Photograph

  • By Susan Kent

Related Collections

Title: Maude Hulbert Horn family collection

Container List

Box Box 2125

California outlaw: Typescripts, illustrations, printer's plate

Box Box 2126

Diaries of Peter Decker: Research materials, typescript, manuscripts, correspondence.

Box Box 2127

Diaries of Peter Decker: Manuscripts, galleys, ill.

Box Box 2128

James Marshall: Research materials, including photocopies of documents gathered from various sources.

Box Box 2129

James Marshall: Correspondence.

Box Box 2130

James Marshall: Manuscript.

Box Box 2131

James Marshall: Manuscripts, typescripts.

Box Box 2132

James Marshall: Typescripts.

Box Box 2133

James Marshall: Correspondence, manuscript.

Box Box 2134

James Marshall: Galleys.

Box Box 2135

James Marshall: Galleys, prospectus.

Box Box 2136

James Marshall: Illustrations, material in oversize Box 2187.

Box Box 2137

Magellan: Miscellaneous items.

Box Box 2138

The New Almaden quicksilver mine: Correspondence, manuscript, galleys, prospectuses, illustrations, material in oversize Box 2187.

Box Box 2139

San Francisco as it is: Research materials, correspondence, typescript.

Box Box 2140

San Francisco as it is: Manuscript.

Box Box 2141

San Francisco as it is: Galleys, illustrations.

Box Box 2142

California as I saw it: Correspondence, manuscript, prospectuses; Sherwood Anderson, a bibliography: manuscript, 1 letter; Western reaches: Misc. items; Early day letters from Auraria: correspondence, manuscript.

Box Box 2143

Overland in 1846: Research materials, correspondence, book cover and binding, prospectuses, illustrations, material in oversize Box 2187.

Box Box 2144

Overland in 1846: Manuscript.

Box Box 2145

Overland in 1846: Galleys.

Box Box 2146

Old Greenwood: Manuscript, correspondence, material in oversize Box 2187.

Box Box 2147

Old Greenwood: Manuscript.

Box Box 2148

Old Greenwood: Galleys, illustrations.

Box Box 2149

Governors of California: Correspondence, manuscript.

Box Box 2150

Governors of California: Manuscript.

Box Box 2151

Governors of California: Galleys, illustrations, material in oversize Box 2187.

Box Box 2152

A French Journalist in the California gold rush: Correspondence, manuscript, material in oversize Box 2187.

Box Box 2153

A French Journalist in the California gold rush: Galleys, illustrations.

Box Box 2154

California gold discovery: Correspondence, manuscript, galleys, illustrations, propsectus, promotional material.

Box Box 2155

California gold discovery: Manuscript.

Box Box 2156

A Western sampler: Correspondence, releases/permissions.

Box Box 2157

A Western sampler: Manuscript, research materials, dust cover, prospectus.

Box Box 2158

Jack London: a bibliography: Research, correspondence.

Box Box 2159

Jack London: a bibliography: Correspondence.

Box Box 2160

Jack London: a bibliography: Manuscript.

Box Box 2161

Jack London: a bibliography: Manuscript, working notes.

Box Box 2162

Jack London: a bibliography: Manuscript.

Box Box 2163

Jack London: a bibliography: Research.

Box Box 2164

California imprints, 1833-1862, a bibliography: Research.

Box Box 2165

California imprints, 1833-1862, a bibliography: Research.

Box Box 2166

California imprints, 1833-1862, a bibliography: Research, manuscript.

Box Box 2167

California imprints, 1833-1862, a bibliography: Correspondence, permissions, manuscript, illustrations, prospectus.

Box Box 2168

Material for proposed publication of gold rush letters: typescripts.

Box Box 2169

Material for proposed publication of gold rush letters: typescripts.

Box Box 2170

Material for proposed publication of gold rush letters: typescripts.

Box Box 2171

Material for proposed publication, Amy Horn Drysdale: El Dorado County history, manuscripts re Sumatra.

Box Box 2172

Material for proposed publication, Amy Horn Drysdale: Sumatra, misc. manuscripts.

Box Box 2173

Materials for proposed publication, miscellaneous.

Box Box 2174

Materials for proposed publications published elsewhere: The Newspapers of Nevada; The California gold rush diary of a German sailor; Twenty years on the Pacific slope.

Box Box 2175

Materials for proposed reprints: The Volcano diggings; History of Oregon Territory; copies of 1856-1862 copyright and patent records.

Box Box 2176

Wilmac Press publications: Flowers from the memory garden of a life-long Californian; Personal sketches of California pioneers I have known.

Box Box 2177

Corporate records, marketing.

Box Box 2178

Corporate records, marketing.

Box Box 2179

Corporate records, financial: Account books for individual publications.

Box Box 2180

Corporate records, correspondence: A-F.; Helen Harding Bretnor, Richard Dillon.

Box Box 2181

Corporate records, correspondence: G-L.; Helen S. Giffen; Ben Gilbert; Arhibald Hanna, Kenneth Lohf.

Box Box 2182

Corporate records, correspondence: M-Z; Re: James McClatchy; J. Wilson McKenney; Dale L. Morgan; Leonard Nathan; Doyce Blackmun Nunis.

Box Box 2183

Corporate records, miscellaneous.

Box Box 2184

El Dorado County history materials: Typescripts, notes, photos

Box Box 2185

El Dorado County history materials: Typescripts, material in oversize Box 2187.

Box Box 2186

El Dorado County history materials: Research material.

Box Box 2187

Miscellaneous oversized items: Material from: James Marshall; California gold discovery; Overland in 1846; New Almaden quicksilver mine; Old Greenwood; A French journalist in the California gold rush; Governors of California.