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Finding Aid to the Collection of George Sterling Papers, circa 1880-1950, bulk 1880-1926
BANC MSS C-H 60  
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Description
Contains correspondence; manuscripts of poems, essays, stories and plays; Carmel diaries; clippings; bibliographies and checklists; publishing agreements, certificates of copyright, etc.; papers regarding his estate. Also includes some letters addressed to his sisters regarding preparation of biographies and settlement of the estate.
Background
George Sterling, a poet, was born in Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York and moved to California in 1890. He had friendships with many literary figures including his mentor Ambrose Bierce, Jack London and Clark Aston Smith. In 1905 he moved to Carmel-by-the-Sea and many authors and artists followed him here. He also kept a room at the Bohemian Club in San Francisco where he took his life in November 1926.
Extent
Number of containers: 10 boxes and 1 volume. Linear feet: 4
Restrictions
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Availability
Collection is open for research.