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Title
Bret Harte letters and postal cover, 1874-1986
Creator
Harte, Bret, 1836-1902
Contributing Institution
California State Library
Collection
California History Section Picture Catalog
Rights Information
Unrestricted. Please credit California State Library.
Description
Francis Brett Hart was born in Albany, New York on August 25, 1836. He moved to California in 1853, by which time he had begun writing and had changed the spelling of his last name. His first literary efforts appeared in "The Californian," and in 1868 he became editor of the new "Overland Monthly." In 1878, after his popularity had waned, he was appointed United States Consul in Krefield, Germany, to the same position in Glasgow, Scotland in 1880, and five years later settled in London. Harte continued writing until his death in Camberley, England on May 6, 1902.
4 handwritten letters, a typescript of one of them, and an "official" Bret Harte "stamp unveiling cachet."
Harte.
Unrestricted. Please credit California State Library.
California State Library, California History Room
Type
text
Extent
1 manuscript box ; 16 3/8 x 13 x 3 1/2 in.
Identifier
(C)001528530CSL01-Aleph
(OCoLC)893126843
Language
English
Subject
Crichton-Browne, James,, 1840-1938
Froude, James Anthony,, 1818-1894
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