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Guide to the Wells Drury Papers, 1871-1932
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Carton 1, folders 1-5

SERIES 1: OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, 1871-1927.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by name of recipient, with miscellany preceding folders of correspondents receiving more than two letters.
Ctn. 1, folder 1

Miscellany, A-Z 1923-1931, n.d.

 

Brisbane, Arthur Apr. 4, n.y.

 

The Bulletin, Editor Nov. 17, 1925

 

California Historical Society n.d.

 

California State Library, Historical Section July 2, 1923

 

California State Library, State Librarian July 5, 1923

 

The Daily Telegram Feb. 5, 1924

 

E. F. Houghton & Co., President Aug. 5, 1924

 

Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, Curator of Collection n.d.

 

The Independence, Editor n.d.

 

Louideck, Edward L. Jan 25, 1927

 

Mackay, Clarence H. Jan. 18, 1925

 

Markham, Edwin Feb. 15, 1923

 

Merrill, Clarence S. July 18, 1925

 

Miller, Joaquin and Juanita Jan. 24, 1924

 

Mills, Charles B. July 20, 1925

 

Naylor, F. Linden July 16, 1924

 

Nevada State Historical Society July 3, 1923

 

New York Evening Post, Editor of the Literary Review Mar. 17, 1923

 

Oregon Historical Society Jan. 31,1924; July 26, 1925

 

The Press Club of San Francisco Dec. 19, 1925

 

Reade, Frank R. Jan 21, 1924

 

Reardon-Lavery, Anita Dec. 19,1924

 

Ruxton, Robert June 13, 1925

 

The Sacramento Union, City Editor July 2, 1923

 

San Francisco Examiner, Editorial Rooms Jan 17, 1924

 

Schneider, George L. July 14, 1927

 

Smith, Grant H. Dec. 13, 1923

 

The Star Press, Manager Jan. 28, 1920

 

Thurston County Pioneer and Historical Society Mar. 17, 1923

 

Todd, Frank Morton June 20, 1923

 

The University of Washington, Librarian June 18, 1925

 

The Virginia Chronicle July 31, 1924

 

Wells, Gabriel Aug. 1, 1923

 

Unidentified

folder 2

Drury, Marion 1871-1872, n.d.

folder 3

Drury, Newton Bishop and Aubrey 1918-1921

folder 4

[Sisters]: Melissa and Celinda 1923-1924

folder 5

Unidentified family correspondence

Carton 1, folders 6-11

SERIES 2: INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE, 1915-1937.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by name of writer with miscellany preceding folders of correspondents writing more than two letters. A final folder holds letters neither to nor from Wells Drury.
Ctn. 1, folder 6

Miscellany, A-Z 1915-1937, n.d.

 

Alameda County Development Commission Apr. 9, 1926

 

Ancient Order of Sciots, Berkeley Pyramid No. 30 Feb. 14, 1930

 

Bekeart, Phillip Baldwin Jan.19, 1931

 

Berkeley Chamber of Commerce Dec. 16, 1915

 

Berkeley Country Club Sept. 12, 1923

 

Borst, Virgil Dec. 17, 1927; Dec. 18, 1929

 

California Historical Society May 12, 1923; June 29, 1923

 

City of Sacramento, City Librarian July 3, 1923

 

Cleaver, Lon Aug. 7, 1937

 

Contra Costa County. Office of County Recorder Nov. 26. 1924

 

Driver, M.B. Aug. 14, 1930

 

Dunlap, Boutwell Feb. 7, 1924; Mar. 8, 1928

 

E. F. Houghton & Co. Aug. 12, 1924

 

Elder, Alfred D. July 21, 1924

 

Emslie & Lorenz Mar. 3, 1932

 

Hutchinson, T.O. May 11, 1928

 

Irvine, Leigh H.(Leigh Hadley) Aug. 19, 1928

 

McWilliams, Carey July 19, 1928

 

Maxwell Park Company Sept. 30, 1925

 

Merrill, C.S. July 18, 1925

 

Minnesota Historical Society Dec. 30, 1932

 

Mt. Tacoma Club Nov. 26, 1924

 

Nevada Historical Society July 9, 1923

 

Nevada Reunion Committee Aug. 9, 1927; Aug. 11, 1928

 

Nevada State Library July 7, 1923

 

Oregon Historical Society Aug. 1, 1925

 

Oregon Pioneer Association Dec. 12, 1925

 

The Press Club of San Francisco Dec. 15, 1925

 

Reade, Frank R. July 11, 1923

 

Rearden-Lavery, Anita n.d.

 

Richardson, F.W. Dec. 14, 1915

 

Ross, G.M. Nov. 4, 1925; Oct. 28, 1928

 

Schneider, George L. June 30, 1927

 

Seibold, Louis May 13, 1923; Jan.11, 1931

 

Smith, Grant H. Dec. 6, 1923

 

Staats, Redmond C. Sept. 12, 1928

 

The University of California. The Bancroft Library July 18, 1923

 

The University Press June 19, 1925

 

United States Senate. Committee on Immigration Apr. 25, 1928

 

Watt, Rolla Vernon Nov. 25, 1924

 

Wells, Gabriel Aug. 6, 1923

 

Woolery, Ruby F. June 2, 1926

 

Young, John July, 1931

 

Unidentified

folder 7

Bagley, Clarence B. 1923-1930

folder 8

Barry, James H. 1927

folder 9

California State Library, State Librarian 1923-1931

folder 10

Mortimer, W.J. 1926-1932

folder 11

Letters neither to nor from Wells Drury

Carton 1, folders 12-23

SERIES 3: WRITINGS, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Articles and stories, arranged alphabetically by title. Also includes notes, fragments and miscellaneous drafts.
Ctn. 1, folder 12

A-F, Miscellaneous

 

Abe Curry's Oddities

 

Aunty's Big Pension

 

Baldy Green

 

Baldy Green's Song

 

The Banshee

 

Berkeley's Prominence Due to Many Natural Advantages

 

A Blast Against Ambrose Bierce

 

Book Reviews

 

A Bucket of Dollars

 

Captain Jack - The Poet Scout

 

Colonel Brown of Virginia City Discourse on the Etiquette of the Free-Lunch Counter

 

Columbus Mining District

 

Comstock Days - and Nights

 

Decadence of Politeness in Drinking Customs

 

The Eureka Stage Robber

 

Extracts from newspapers, Virginia City, Nevada

 

Fair and Modjeska

 

The Famous Highwayman

 

First Birth in Reno

 

From a Comstock Editor's Scrapbook

folder 13

G-N Miscellaneous

 

The Game Cook is a Genuine Gentleman

 

Geological Reminiscences

 

George H. Lowe - An Appreciation

 

Handling Wild Horses

 

How Senatorial Fights Are Fought in Sagey Nevada

 

John Mackay's Last Poker Hand

 

Judging the Hand of a Check Thief

 

Manager Pat Holland

 

Memorandum on the Files of the Virginia City "Territorial Enterprise," 1886-1972

 

Men Who Held Down Claims

 

Misplaced Titles

 

Nevada

 

Nevada Stage Robbers

 

A Nevada Town With a Past

 

Nickanora Was a King

folder 14

O-R Miscellaneous

 

Old Gillis' Pet Pig

 

The Passing of a Pioneer

 

Pilgrim Hazlitt and Others

 

The Prima Donna's Bow to the Comstock Boys

 

The Problem John Mackay Solved

 

Rich, Yet Poor

 

Robbed Again

folder 15

S-W Miscellaneous

 

Sam Davis Fighter

 

Sam Wagner's Notice to the Public and His Fiends

 

A Second Robbery

 

Shelton's Blue Mare

 

Shacking Afray

 

The Stage Robber Captured

 

The Story of Sandy Bowers

 

The Stranger's Story

 

They Played It Wrong

 

Thin Racers Matched

 

Victory for Grubbs, Alias Dubbs

 

What Nevada Did for the Union

 

When I Struck the Comstock

folder 16

Journalism in Nevada

folder 17

Markham, Edwin—article by Wells Drury

folder 18

Point Lobos and its Grove of Monterey Cypress

folder 19

Advertising copy

folder 20

Miscellaneous writings

folder 21

Comstock Days and Nights—Notes and fragments

folder 22

Miscellaneous story fragments

folder 23

Photostats of Wells Drury stories

Carton 1, folders 24-43

SERIES 4: SUBJECT FILES, ca. 1871-1931.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by subject. Includes clippings, miscellaneous notes, and articles on a variety of topics of interest to Drury.
Ctn. 1, folder 24-25

The Comstock Lode—clippings and tear sheets

folder 26

What was happening on the Comstock 45 years ago today—clippings of series

folder 27

de Quille, Dan—typed copies of correspondence to Dan de Quille

folder 28

de Quille, Dan—typed copies of articles

folder 29

Harte, Bret—photostats and clippings

folder 30

Joy, Oliver—annotated transcripts of his diary (2 copies)

folder 31

Nevada—miscellaneous clippings

folder 32

Oregon—miscellaneous clippings and ephemera

folder 33

Oregon Trail

folder 34

Piper's Opera House—notes and miscellany

folder 35

Politics and Politicians—notes and fragments

folder 36

Sharp, Milton—notes, fragments, and clippings on Sharp

folder 37

Twain, Mark—tear-sheets and notes

folder 38

Twain, Mark—clippings

folder 39

Virginia City—articles

folder 40

Washington—clippings and miscellany

folder 41

Miscellaneous

folder 42-43

Miscellaneous notes

Carton 1, folders 44-51

SERIES 5: BIOGRAPHICAL DATA, ca. 1922-1931.

Scope and Content Note

Includes articles, biographical notes, diaries for 1922-1924, miscellaneous personalia, reviews, and clippings by or about Drury.
Ctn. 1, folder 44

Article and programs re speaking engagements of Wells Drury

folder 45

Biographical notes on Wells Drury

folder 46

Diaries of Wells Drury— 1922 and 1924

folder 47

Material re Drury's membership in the Elks Club

folder 48

Miscellaneous personalia of Wells Drury

folder 49

Clippings on or by Wells Drury

folder 50

Reviews and articles re Drury's An Editor on the Comstock Lode

folder 51

Clippings of obituaries of Wells Drury