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Finding Aid to the Collection of Bret Harte Letters and Papers, 1857-1959, bulk 1857-1901
BANC MSS C-H 57  
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Series 1 Correspondence 1863-1901

Physical Description: Box 1, folders 1-11

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically and chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains one incoming letter, outgoing, including a few transcripts, and letters discussing Harte.
Box 1, Folder 1

Incoming circa 1863

Scope and Content Note

-also available on microfilm BANC FILM 2693, reel 1
Box 1, Folder 2

Outgoing 1866-1869

Scope and Content Note

-also available on microfilm BANC FILM 2693, reel 1
Box 1, Folder 3

Outgoing 1870-1872

Scope and Content Note

-also available on microfilm BANC FILM 2693, reel 1
Box 1, Folder 4

Outgoing 1875-1878

Scope and Content Note

-also available on microfilm BANC FILM 2693, reel 1
Box 1, Folder 5

Outgoing 1880-1884

Scope and Content Note

-also available on microfilm BANC FILM 2693, reel 1
Box 1, Folder 6

Outgoing 1885-1889

Scope and Content Note

-also available on microfilm BANC FILM 2693, reel 1
Box 1, Folder 7

Outgoing 1890-1894

Scope and Content Note

-also available on microfilm BANC FILM 2693, reel 1
Box 1, Folder 8

Outgoing 1895-1901

Scope and Content Note

-also available on microfilm BANC FILM 2693, reel 1
Box 1, Folder 9

Outgoing undated

Scope and Content Note

-also available on microfilm BANC FILM 2693, reel 1
Box 1, Folder 10

Outgoing - transcripts 1870-1895

Scope and Content Note

-also available on microfilm BANC FILM 2693, reel 1
Box 1, Folder 11

About Bret Harte circa 1876-1880

 

Series 2 Writings circa 1857-1875

Physical Description: Box 1, folder 12; Box 2

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically and alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains a diary from 1857-1858, and manuscripts of his writings, some of which have been bound.
Box 1, Folder 12

Diary 1857-1858

Scope and Content Note

-also available on microfilm BANC FILM 2165
 

Manuscripts

Box 2, Folder 1

Concerning California and the Mercantile Library of San Francisco circa 1870

Box 2, Folder 2

The Heathen Chinee or On the Sinfulness of Ah Sin as reported by Truthful James circa 1870-1875

Box 2, Folder 3

The Idyll of Red Gulch 1869

Box 2, Folder 4

The Mystery of Hacienda undated

Box 2, Folder 5

The Story of an Ornithologist circa 1867, 1877

Box 2, Folder 6

Miscellaneous manuscripts circa 1864-1874

Box 2, Folder 7

Book reviews of other author's works undated

 

Series 3 Miscellaneous 1863-1951

Physical Description: Box 1, folders 13-15; Roll 1; Oversize volume 1.

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains papers relating to Harte's employment as a superintendents clerk at the U.S. Branch Mint, San Francisco, a flag made during the American Civil War by Harte and his sister, clippings, and other miscellaneous items including a lock of hair.
Oversize Volume 1

U.S. Branch Mint, San Francisco 1863, 1868

Roll 1

United States Flag circa 1861

Box 1, Folder 13

Documents relating to Harte's U.S. Flag circa 1944-1959

Box 1, Folder 14

Clippings circa 1914-1951

Box 1, Folder 15

Miscellaneous circa 1870-1890

Microfilm BANC MSS C-H 57 FILM

Receipts, from Bret Harte for Mrs. Harte's services as choir singer at First Unitarian Church of San Francisco 1863

Scope and Content Note

-only available on microfilm.