Guide to the Frona Wait Colburn Collection, 1900-1942

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Guide to the Frona Wait Colburn Collection, 1900-1942



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: Frona Wait Colburn Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1900-1942
Box Number: 1063-1072
Creator: Colburn, Frona Wait, 1859-1946
Extent: 10 boxes
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Frona Wait Colburn Collection, California State Library.

Access Points

Book collecting - California
Colburn, Frona Wait, 1859-1946
Printers - California
Radio programs - California

Contents

Correspondence, notes and drafts, radio scripts and scrapbook of a California journalist.

Biography

Frona Wait Colburn, 1859-ca. 1946, was a California journalist and was the first newspaper woman on the San Francisco EXAMINER. She also worked for the San Francisco CALL and the San Francisco CHRONICLE (this collection does not cover her newspaper days). Colburn was also an author, a lecturer and conducted a half-hour radio broadcast for ten months. Her subjects were literary and local authors and prominent people were included as guest subjects. She was the model for the heroine of Jack London's first novel, "A Daughter of the Snows." Among her accomplishments was the establishment of the San Francisco Book Fair. Her knowledge and contact with Bay area fine printers provided the nucleus of an ongoing activity.

Correspondents

Major Correspondents

  • Chamberlain, Arthur H.
  • Hadly, Grace T.
  • Holliday, Carl, 1879-1936
  • Ryan, Narrah Ellis

Other Correspondents

  • Ackalay, E.
  • Alexander, Jules
  • Arthur, Jessica P.
  • Austin, Mary Hunter, 1868-1934
  • Badger, Richard G.
  • Ball, Katherine
  • Barrett, L. A.
  • Barron, George
  • Barry, John D. (John Daniel), 1866-1942
  • Bashford, Herbert, 1871-1928
  • Bayly, Charles, Jr.
  • Beach, Josephine
  • Beckman, William ( Mrs.)
  • Bemiss, H. J.
  • Blake, Anson Stiles, 1870-1959
  • Bland, Henry Meade
  • Bowles, Frank
  • Brainard, W. F.
  • Brown, (Miss)
  • Browning, E. ( Mrs.)
  • Brundscher, Carl E.
  • Bullock-Webster, L.
  • Burkhead, Alice S.
  • Bushnell, Edith M.
  • Caddow, H. A.
  • Cammerer, Arno B.
  • Caroe, P. M. (Mrs.)
  • Carpenter, Nettie M.
  • Chase, W. H.
  • Cherrier, Marguerite
  • Clayton, W. S.
  • Cleary, Alfred J.
  • Clement, Ada
  • Clift, Frederick C.
  • Cloud, A. J.
  • Cowan, Robert E.
  • Cowles, Thomas
  • Craed, Wiggintor E.
  • Cross, Ira B. (Ira Brown), b.1880
  • Crowe, Jean C.
  • Cutler, Leland W. (Leland Whitman), b.1885
  • Daly, Mary Berchmans, 1859-1924
  • Dane, George B.
  • Diller, J. S.
  • Dillman, George L.
  • Dixon, Maynard, 1875-11946
  • Dobbins, Matalia
  • Dohrmann, A. B. C.
  • Dunlap, Boutwell, b.1877
  • Eddelbuttel, Louise
  • Fahey, Herbert, 1894-1959
  • Farquhar, Francis P. (Francis Peloubet), 1887-
  • Field, Ben
  • Flowers, Elizabeth
  • Foley, James L.
  • Fraser, Malcolm A.
  • Galigher, Charles F.
  • Galigher, Maud F.
  • Garvin, Martha Jane
  • Gates, Mark H.
  • Geaugue, Edwin
  • Gillespie, Katherine
  • Gillis, Mabel
  • Goodwin, George B.
  • Graves, T. B.
  • Gray, Henry David, 1873-
  • Greshaw, J. Wilmer
  • Hamlin, John, 1880-1951
  • Hanson, Oskar J. W.
  • Hanson, Raymond O.
  • Harris, Archibald Overton
  • Hastings, Stella Flowers
  • Havens, Lila R.
  • Heron, Flodden W.
  • Hertz, Jeannette
  • Hill, Zoe T.
  • Hoover, Cora
  • Horner, Jack
  • Hotz, F. Catherine
  • Hubbard, Elbert, 1856-1915
  • James, George Wharton, 1858-1923
  • Jenks, Elizabeth
  • Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931
  • Jung, Fred H.
  • Kanno, Gertrude
  • Kecler, Charles
  • Keane, Florence
  • Kendall, Carlton
  • Kimmel, R. L.
  • Klette, Ernest
  • Knight, Alice B.
  • Knowland, Joseph
  • Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960
  • Lamb, Harold, 1892-1962
  • Larkin, Edgar L. (Edgar Lucien), 1847-1924
  • Lawhead, Lydia D.
  • Leake, Edward B.
  • Lemba, F. W. (Mrs.)
  • Leavitt, F. L.
  • Lehman, Helen M.
  • Lewis, Oscar, 1893-
  • Livingston, Flora B.
  • Ludington, Flora B.
  • Lynch, Robert Newton
  • McCoy, Leo L.
  • MacDonald, Richard G. (Mrs.)
  • McGettigan, Francisca
  • McKelvy, Suzanne
  • McLaren, John L.
  • Marquis, Neeta
  • Marshall, Ella Moore
  • Matheson, Duncan
  • Mathis, June, 1892-1927
  • Meakin, Naomi B.
  • Merriam, C. H.
  • Merrill, Arthur T.
  • Mighels, Ella Sterling, 1853-1934
  • Milholland, Howard J.
  • Millard, F. B.
  • Moore, Robert T.
  • Morkin, M. P.
  • Morrow, Lydia H.
  • Nicholson, D. V.
  • Norris, Kathleen
  • O'Day, Edward
  • O'Day, Nell
  • Otis, Frederick (Mrs.)
  • Palmer, Andrew A.
  • Phelan, James D. (James Duval), 1861-1930
  • Pollio, R. L.
  • Pray, R. F.
  • Pray-Pulmer, Lillian
  • Proctor, Hester
  • Raker, John E.
  • Read, W. D.
  • Reinhardt, Aurelia Henry, 1877-1948
  • Richards, Bernard
  • Richardson, Friend W.
  • Richardson, Leon J.
  • Root, Sophie Whipple
  • Roseberry, Viola
  • Rowe, Edna
  • Ruckstell, John R.
  • Sargent, Dollo
  • Schaeffle, Ernest
  • Scherr, A. W.
  • Schoenfeld, Golda
  • Schultz, Al B.
  • Scott, Winfield Townley, 1910-1968
  • Seton-Thompson, Grace Gallatin
  • Shea, John F.
  • Shinn, Charles Howard, 1852-1924
  • Sikelianos
  • Smith, Edith
  • Smith, Fannie
  • Smith, M. Elwood
  • Standard, Paul
  • Stanley, Carl S.
  • Steel, Will G.
  • Stetson
  • Stevenson, Marcia J.
  • Steyle, Mary B.
  • Stillman-Kelley, Jessie
  • Strack, Lilian Holmes
  • Stuparich, Stephen J.
  • Sullivan, Noel
  • Swain, Robert E.
  • Swatson, Douglas
  • Tonlba
  • Trine, Grace Hyde
  • Turner, Fred A.
  • Urmey, Edythe
  • Van Wyck, Crittenden
  • Wagner, Blanche Colles
  • Wagner, Harr
  • Wagner, Madge Morris, 1862-1924
  • Warren, Althea
  • West, A. Warren
  • White, J. H. (John Henry)
  • White, Stewart Edward, 1873-1946
  • Whiteker, Jean
  • Whitney, Gertrude
  • Wiborg, F. S.
  • Wilder, Jessie
  • Willoughby, Barrett, d. 1959
  • Williams, Delmar
  • Wills, Helen, 1905-
  • Wilson, Carol Green, 1892-
  • Wofford, Bessie H.
  • Yale, Charles
  • Young, Ella
  • Young, Ruth
  • Zenzes, Gertrude
  • Zimmerman, Rheta L.
  • Zoro, Ettore de

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Printed materials (business cards)-speech

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Scrapbook