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Guide to the Owen Wister Collection of Photograph
H2008.4  
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Description
In 1894 and 1895 Owen Wister, in search of authentic Western material for his writing, spent some time on a ranch at Apache Tejo in southwestern New Mexico. The people he met at Apache Tejo were the inspirations for his famous novel, the Virginian.
Background
Owen Wister travelled to New Mexico from the east coast in 1894. He stayed with Frederic Remington in New Mexico for two years, 1894 to 1895. He made this trip to study authentic Westerners as a character study for his writing. These photographs represent his stay at the ranch at Apache Tejo in southwestern New Mexico. The men he met becamse the inspirations for his famous hero in the novel, the Virginian.
Extent
.05 feet (1 box)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with Scripps College. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact Ella Strong Denison Library staff.
Availability
This collection is open.