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Guide to the Henry Meade Bland papers, ca. 1905-1931
BANC MSS C-H 30  
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Key to Arrangement

Box 1

Letters written by Bland

 

Included are the originals of his letters to Charles Warren Stoddard and copies of his letters to Roland F. Eberhart.

Box 1 & 2

Letters written to Bland

 

Primarily letters from authors and poets, arranged alphabetically by name of author or organization with a miscellany of single letters at the beginning of the file. A list of the more important correspondents follows this key to arrangement.

Carton 1

Manuscripts of his poems

 

Holograph and typed copies. Unarranged.

Carton 2

Manuscripts of his short stories

 

Manuscripts of his essays and articles

 

Includes essays on Gertrude Atherton, Ambrose Bierce, Luther Burbank, Samuel Clemens, Eleanor Gates, Ina Coolbrith, Bret Harte, Gertrude Boyle Kanno, Vachel Lindsay, Jack London, Edwin Markham, Joaquin Miller, John Muir, George Sterling, Robert Louis Stevenson and Charles Warren Stoddard. at NRLF

Carton 3

Notebooks

 

Scrapbooks of clippings

 

Clippings relating to Bland

 

Clippings of articles written by him

 

Clippings of poems written by him

 

Students' papers

 

Material relating to the collection; Mrs. Penniman's notes on Bland; bibliographies (3 folders)

 

Miscellany

Carton 4

Scrapbook

 

Printed items

 

Includes Bland's books of poetry; issues of The Short Story Quarterly; and The Poet Bland; Sixteen Speciman Poems by Martin Severin Peterson. University of Nebraska Studies, Dec. 1943, Studies in the Humanities, No. 3; etc.

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Oversize Scrapbook of clippings concerning Bland

List of Correspondents

 

A-Z Miscellany

 

Barrows, David Prescott, 1873-1954

 

Letter, Nov. 4, 1920

 

Bender, Albert Maurice, 1866-1941

 

Letter, Mar. 23, 1927

 

Bonner, Arthur, 1869-

 

Letter, Oct. 30, 1928

 

Bushby, Don Maitland, 1900-

 

Letter, July 17, 1929

 

[Calhoun], Eleonor (writing as princess Lazarovich)

 

Letter, Dec. 31, 1912

 

Cushing, Oscar K, 1865-1948

 

Letter, Feb. 3, 1931. Concerning James D. Phelan's will.

 

Kincaid, H.R.

 

Letter, Apr. 18, 1913. Concerning Joaquin Miller.

 

Lehmer, Derrick Norman, 1867-1938

 

Letter, Oct. 13, 1927

 

Lehmer, Eunice Mitchell

 

Letter, May 13, 1929

 

Loveman, Robert, 1864-1923

 

Letter, June 1, 1914

 

Lummis, Charles Fletcher, 1859-1928

 

Letter, Feb. 27, 1912

 

Mencken, Henry Louis, 1880-1956

 

Letter, Apr. 12, 1930

 

Meredith, W.

 

Letter, n. d.

 

Morrow, William Chambers, 1853-1923

 

Letter, May 28, 1917. Concerning Edwin Markham.

 

Murdock, Charles Albert, 1841-1928

 

Letter, Dec. 1, 1924

 

O'Brien, Frederick, 1869-1932

 

Letter, Aug. 22, 1924

 

Older, Cora Miranda (Baggerly), 1873-

 

Letter, n. d. Addressed to a Mrs. Clark.

 

Patigian, Haig, 1876-1950

 

Letter, June 16, 1929

 

Phelps, Guy Fitch

 

Letter, July 11, 1921. Concerning Joaquin Miller

 

Pratt, Helen (Throop) Purdy

 

Letter Dec. 2, 1924 (carbon copy). Relating to Charles W. Stoddard and Robert L. Stevenson.

 

Quinn, William J.

 

Letter, Jan. 23, 1930

 

Reinhardt, Aurelia (Henry), 1877-1948

 

Letter, Dec. 31, 1928

 

Rolfe, William James

 

Letter, Feb. 26, 1910

 

Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

 

Leter July 11, 1914

 

Rowell, Joseph Cummings, 1853-1938

 

Letter, Mar. 29, 1916

 

Sanchez, Nellie (Van de Grift), 1856-1935

 

Letter, Feb. 8, 1922. Concerning Robert L. Stevenson.

 

Scheffauer, Herman, 1878-1927

 

Letter, Apr. 7, 1909

 

Tully, Eleanor (Gates), 1875-

 

Letter, n.d.

 

Van Dyke, Henry, 1852-1933

 

Letter, July 7, 1908

 

Wheeler, Benjamin Ide, 1854-1927

 

Letter, May 25, 1921

 

Whitaker, Herman, 1867-1919

 

Letter, n.d.

 

Yaw, Ellen Beach

 

Letter, Sept. 29, 1917

 

Young, Sanborn

 

Letter. Jan. 8. 1929

 

Individual Correspondents

 

Aitken, Robert Grant, 1864-1951

 

2 letters, 1928 & n. d. One is incomplete.

 

Austin, Mary (Hunter), 1868-1934

 

2 letters, 1907-1908

 

Bashford, Herbert, 1871-1928

 

17 letters, 1905-1928

 

Burbank, Luther, 1849-1926

 

3 letters, 1917 1925. Also included: letter written by Mrs.Burbank, Nov. 9

 

California Writers Club

 

2 letters, 1928-1930

 

Clemens, Cyril, 1902-

 

3 letters, 1929 & n.d.

 

Cook, Ina L. (Peterson)

 

8 letters, 1928-1930. Some refer to Ina D. Coolbrith and some are written for the Ina Coolbrith Circle.

 

Coolbrith, Ina Donna, 1842-1928

 

19 letters, ca. 1906-1927 & n.d.

 

Eberhart, Roland F.

 

5 letters, 1914-1928

 

James, George Wharton, 1858-1923

 

27 letters, 1907-1922 & n.d.

 

Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931

 

15 letters. 1903-1928 & n.d.

 

Keeler, Charles Augustus, 1871-1937

 

2 letters. 1909-1914

 

League of Western Writers, Inc.

 

3 letters. 1929-1931

 

London, Charmian (Kittredge)

 

10 letters. 1907-1921

 

Mackay, Leonora [Edwin Markham's secretary]

 

4 letters 1921-1928

 

Markham, Anna Catherine [Mrs. Edwin Markham]

 

19 letters, 1908-1929

 

Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940

 

43 letters, 1908-1929

 

Merrill, Arthur Truman

 

2 letters, n.d.

 

Miller, Abbie Leland [Mrs. Joaquin Miller]

 

2 letters, 1913

 

Miller, George Melvin [Joaquin Miller's brother]

 

2 letters, 1918-1930

 

Miller, Joaquin, 1841-1913

 

2 letters, 1907 & n.d. One is a typed copy.

 

Miller, Juanita

 

4 letters, 1911-1912 & n.d.

 

Mitchell, Ruth Comfort, 1882-1954

 

2 letters. 1928-1929

 

Muir, John, 1838-1914

 

2 letters, 1911

 

Phelan, James Duval, 1861-1930

 

42 letters, 1919-1930

 

Pratt, Harry Noyes, 1879-1944

 

3 letters, 1922-1930

 

Riis, Jacob August, 1849-1914

 

5 letters 1901-1914. Included also: letter, n.d., written by his wife, Mary.

 

Sproul, Robert Gordon, 1891

 

3 letters 1927-1930

 

Sterling, George, 1869-1926

 

8 letters, 1909-1923

 

Stevenson, Lionel, 1902

 

3 letters, 1925-1928 & n.d.

 

Stoddard, Charles Warren, 1843-1919

 

3 letters, 1907-1908

 

Tilden, Douglas, 1860-1935

 

2 letters, 1906-1913

 

Tobin, Agnes

 

2 letters, 1908-1909

 

Van Noppen, Leonard Charles, 1868-1935

 

3 letters, 1917 & n.d.

 

Wagner, Harr, 1857-1936

 

2 letters, 1921-1927

 

Yeats, William Butler, 1865-1939

 

3 letters, 1907-1909