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Guide to the Henry Miller Letters to E.E. Schmidt and Other Material
MS-M043  
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Description
Collection comprises seven handwritten letters from Miller, while living in Big Sur, California, to Schmidt, primarily concerning business matters; two postcards advertising a water color by Miller; a San Francisco Museum of Art catalog for an exhibition of work by Bezalel Schatz with a foreword by Miller and a color silk screen, signed by Schatz, laid in; brochure for Into the Night Life; and two mimeograph broadsides.
Background
Henry Valentine Miller was born on December 26, 1891 in New York City. He attended the College of the City of New York, 1909 and worked for various employers from 1909-27. In 1930 Miller went to Europe and lived in Paris until 1939. During this time he wrote Tropic of Cancer (1934), Black Spring (1936), and Tropic of Capricorn (1939). Miller was also a painter and his water colors were exhibited internationally. He died on June 7, 1980, in Pacific Palisades, California. E.E. Schmidt was a client of Miller's; no further information is available about him.
Extent
0.2 linear feet (1 oversize folder)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and University Archives.
Availability
Collection open for research.