Bret Harte Papers

Collection Summary

Title: Bret Harte Papers
Call Number: MS 92-23
Size: 0.25 linear feet
Acquisition: Purchased from Sotheby's, 1989
Processed By: KJC, 2-19-1992; JEF,  4-27-1998; MN, 12-15-2011
Note: None
Restrictions: None

Literary Rights

Literary rights were not granted to Wichita State University. When permission is granted to examine the manuscripts, it is not an authorization to publish them. Manuscripts cannot be used for publication without regard for common law literary rights, copyright laws and the laws of libel. It is the responsibility of the researcher and his/her publisher to obtain permission to publish. Scholars and students who eventually plan to have their work published are urged to make inquiry regarding overall restrictions on publication before initial research.

Content Note

The American author and poet Bret Harte, best known for his stories about California, wrote the two letters in the collection. One is to Edward T. Clifford, Deputy Consul General, and the other to Wemyss Reid.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing


Box 1 FF 1 Contains a letter dated 19 December 1882 to Wemyss Reid, from Bret Harte concerning Reid’s book, Life of Lord Houghton, which Harte had sent him to be signed.
Box 1 FF 2 Contains a letter dated 29 December 1890 to Edward T. Clifford, American Consulate, from Bret Harte.