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Finding aid of the Charles King Collection 1887-1974
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Description
The Charles King Collection contains 22 items ranging in date from 1887 to 1974. It is organized into four series: Articles and Stories by Charles King, Articles about Charles King, Images, and Advertisements. The bulk of the collection is the photocopies of in the Articles and Stories by Charles King series and the Articles about Charles King series. The Images series contains a single page with reproductions of seven portraits of Charles King at various dates. The Advertisements are original pages removed from Lippincott's Monthly Magazine, and include descriptions of King's novels.
Background
Charles King was born October 12, 1844, in Albany, New York. The family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin one year later. Son of Rufus King, Charles followed in his father's footsteps and joined the militia. At the age of 12, he was a "marker" for the Milwaukee Light Guard. In 1861, at the beginning of the Civil War, King received an appointment to West Point, and in his senior year, he became Cadet Adjutant. Upon graduation, he began his lengthy military career, serving in the Fifth Cavalry in Nebraska, Arizona, Kansas, and Wyoming. He retired in 1879.
Extent
.2 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry Library, Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry 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.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://www.autrynationalcenter.org/research_application.php or contact library staff at (323) 667-2000.