Peter Bernard Kyne papers, 1917-1957  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Kyne, Peter B. (Peter Bernard), 1880-1957
Title
Peter Bernard Kyne papers
Dates
1917-1957 (inclusive)
Quantity
6.0 linear feet, (9 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 732
Summary
Peter Bernard Kyne (1880-1957) was a prominent author of novels and short stories. He served in the Spanish-American War and World War I, and resided in San Francisco most of his life. This collection includes thousands of personal and professional correspondence, and well over a hundred manuscript copies of novels and short stories. While this collection spans the years 1917 to 1957, the majority of the correspondence dates from 1935-1940.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Peter Bernard Kyne was born on October 12, 1880 in San Francisco, where he lived the greater part of his life. Many of his 25 novels and 1000 short stories and articles are set in San Francisco or northern California, and most draw heavily on his own varied experiences. Kyne left public school when he was 14 in order to work with his father's cattle business. He had no further formal education except six months study at a business college. At 16 he went to work as a clerk in a general merchandise store. When still under 18, he lied about his age and enlisted in Company L, 14th U.S. Infantry, which served in the Philippines from 1898-1899. The Spanish-American War and the following insurrection of General Emilio Aguinaldo provided background for many of Kyne's later stories. The next few years saw Kyne in several different jobs. In his own words (letter of April 23, 1940): "I got a job at $7 a week in a wholesale produce and provision house. I quit in 6 months to go to work for a wholesale lumber and shipping firm at $30 a month. I abandoned that job 6 years later to become a lumber broker. I abandoned that because I went broke; then helped organize a daily morning newspaper in Sas Francisco which flopped 4 months later but prior to that time I had written my first short story..." In 1910 Kyne married Helene Johnston. During World War I, he saw action as a captain in Battery A of the 144th field Artillery, known as the California Grizzlies. The war again provided material for future stories. Through the years, Kyne had periodic contact with Company L, the California Grizzlies and with individuals from his old units. He continued his strong interest in military affairs, as evidenced in his writing and correspondence. The first of Kyne's 25 novels appeared in 1913. Three years later he published Cappy Ricks, a novel about his best-known character, a tough skinned, soft-hearted shipping magnate. Much of the material for Cappy Ricks came from actual experiences of Kyne and his friends in the West Coast shipping industry. Cappy's adventures were the subject of two novels and about 50 short stories. In 1918 Kyne sold the dramatic rights for Cappy Ricks to Edward A. Rose, and a play based on the stories was produced by Oliver Morosco but proved unsuccessful. During the 1930's Kyne several times negotiated with advertisers to have Cappy Ricks produced on the radio, and several episodes were adapted for radio by Henri Sayre. In each case, however, the possible legal complications threatened by George Bentel (who had purchased Rose's dramatic rights), prevented Cappy from being produced for radio. Another of Kyne's most successful novels, The Valley of the Giants (1918), was based on personal experiences, this time in the California redwood lumber industry. Kyne himself credited his book with alerting the public to the threat of lumbering to California's redwoods. Valley, like many of Kyne's stories, was later made into a motion picture. In addition to war stories, sea stories, and shipping and lumbering materials, Kyne wrote many business romances, westerns, hunting stories, and horse racing stories. His own activities reflected these interests. Over the years he was involved in various investments, especially in mining. Hunting and fishing were among his main interests during the 1920's and 1930's. With a small group of San Francisco friends, he was part-owner of Shelldrake Club, a duck hunting property in northern California. Several friendships represented in this collection's correspondence revolved around common interests in hunting and fishing. In addition, for some years Kyne owned race horses and was president of the California Jockey Club. In the early 1930's Kyne's health failed. Combined with changes in public reading taste and financial difficulties in the publishing industry, this resulted in a period of literary and financial difficulties for Kyne. He tried to get a contract as a movie screenwriter, and for a short time in 1938 was employed by MGM, where he collaborated with Richard Maibaum. In 1940, Dude Woman, the last of his novels, appeared. During the 1940's and 1950's Kyne, still experiencing poor health, was involved in negotiations for sales of old stories to radio, television, movies, and for reprints of his works. Problems with George Bentel over the title to Cappy Ricks continued. Kyne's last two novels, including Summons to Elysium (mss. in this collection) were never published. Mrs Kyne died in 1956 and Peter Kyne died the following year on November 25 in San Francisco.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Peter B. Kyne Papers include 3,401 correspondence; manuscripts of 133 novels, serials and short stories; and 11 radio scripts and synopses for novels and films. Eight folders of material dealing with sales and publication of the author's works are also included. The collection dates from 1917-1957. However the vast majority of the correspondence dates from between 1935-1940. Outgoing letters come to an abrupt halt in May 1940 and are only sporadically resumed in 1946. Many of the manuscripts, especially the novel-length ones, were written after 1930. The Cappy Ricks stories are almost entirely unrepresented. Much of the correspondence is on literary and business matters. Included are extensive two-way correspondence with Kyne's agents during the late 1930's: Arthur M. Landau, William C. Lengel, Orsatti and Co., Verne Porter, and Spencer Littauer, editors of Collier's; Edwin Balmer of Redbook; Michael Gannon of Field Artillery Journal; and Charles Kilburn of Cavalry Journal. The letters to editors and agents provide information on publishing and movie conditions as well as Kyne's literary and personal situation. The Cappy Ricks radio rights controversy produced extensive correspondence with Ray Appleby (radio producer) and with two legal firms; Loeb and Loeb, and Overton, Lyman and Plumb. A large personal correspondence with Herbert Cooper Thompson is included. Kyne and Thompson had been friends since serving together in the Philippines. The Kyne collection contains part of a novel manuscript by Thompson and 48 of his letters to Kyne. The Thompson papers, containing several Kyne letters and manuscripts are also in the University of Oregon Libraries and compliment the Kyne colelction. Other major personal correspondents in the period covered include Owen B. Winters, Irene Holden, Evelyn Kane, Bert Dolan, A.D. Schindler, Chet Schwarzkopf, Roy W. Howard, Wallace Sheehan, and Eugene Overton.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Peter Bernard Kyne Papers, Ax 732, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Outgoing
Box Folder
1 1
Correspondence
1915-1934
1 2
Correspondence
1935
1 3
Correspondence
1936
1 4
Correspondence
January 1937-June 1937
1 5
Correspondence
July 1937-December 1937
1 6
Correspondence
January 1938-June 1938
1 7
Correspondence
July 1938-December 1938
1 8
Correspondence
January 1939-June 1939
1 9
Correspondence
July 1939-December 1939
1 10
Correspondence
1940
1 11
Correspondence
1946-1956
Subseries B: Incoming (Minor)
Box Folder
1 12
Correspondence A
Abbott and Mannoccir
1.0 letter
1933
Alexander, M.
1.0 letter
1932
American Association of University Women, Stanislaus County Branch (Mrs. H. N. Carey)
1.0 letter
1939
American Cavalcade (T. B. Costain) 1937
6.0 letters
1937
American Consular Service, Ensenada, Mexico (W. A. Smale)
2.0 letters
1936
American Legion (James F. Barton)
10.0 letters
1939-1940
American Legion Monthly (John T. Winterich, John J. Noll)
13.0 letters
1936-1938 1940
American Magazine (Summer Blossom, Albert Benjamin, Mabel Harding)
8.0 letters
1937-1938
American Play Company, Inc. (Richard J. Madden, Henry A. Hubman, John W. Ramsey)
1.0 letter
1925-1950
American Rod and Gun (Malcolm Reiss)
3.0 letters
1954-1955
Applegate, Moray
3.0 letters
1937
de Araujo, Joaquin T.
1.0 letter
1934
Armstrong, Betty (with Carl Hudson)
2.0 letters
1940
Armstrong, H. W.
1.0 letter
1939
Ashley, Clifford W.
1.0 letter
1940
Australian National Travel Association (A. H. O'Connor)
1.0 letter
1937
Authors' League of America (Ivan von Auw, Fannie Hurst, Luise Sillcox)
5.0 letters
1935-1937
Ayres, Arthur
1.0 letter
1936
1 13
Correspondence B
Baer, Henri I.
1.0 letter
1956
Baird, Douglas
1.0 letter
1940
Baker, Wakefield
1.0 letter
1933
Balch, David A.
1.0 letter
1956
Bankers Utilities Co., Inc. (B.F. Greer)
1.0 letter
1937
Bank of America (P. M. Harwood)
1.0 letter
1935
Bank of Italy
2.0 letters
1927
Barrows, S. H.
2.0 letters
1940
Bassett, C. N.
2.0 letters
1938
Bell Syndicate, Inc. (John N. Wheeler, Henry M. Snevily)
7.0 letters
1936-1937
Bentel, George R
1.0 letter
1930-1938
Berg, Phil and Bert Allenberg, Inc. (William Dozier)
2.0 letters
1937
Bimson, Florence E.
1.0 letter
undated
Blair, John and Co. (Carleton E. Coveny)
6.0 letters
1937-1939
Boas, Nat
1.0 letter
1940
Bohemian Club (Charles G. Norris)
2.0 letters
1937-1939
Book Club of California (Oscar Lewis)
1.0 letter
1937
Bosworth, Hobart
1.0 letter
1937
Bowman, Deute, Cummings Inc. (Sydney Bowman)
3.0 letters
1937
Brocklebank Apts. (Cora M. Barton)
1.0 letter
undated
Bromley, Haworth
1.0 letter
1937-1938
Brown, Charles
3.0 letters
1938
Bruck, Edwin L.
1.0 letter
1936
Brylawski, Fulton
3.0 letters
1937
Bureau of Air Commerce, Dept. of Commerce (L. Ponton de Arce)
1.0 letter
1937
Burke, Kathryn Trega
1.0 letter
1937
Butler, Van Dyke and Harris (J. W. S. Butler)
6.0 letters
1939-1940
1 14
Correspondence C
Cajo Co.,bert E. Welsh)
1.0 letter
1935
California (State) Department of Agriculture (H. A. Hunt)
1.0 letter
1940
California (State) Department of State (Frank C. Jordan)
1.0 letter
1937
California Highway Patrol (E. Raymond Cato)
1.0 letter
1938
California Historical Society (Augustus Pollack)
1.0 letter
1956
California Indians (C. W. Lindemann)
1.0 letter
1939
California Jockey Club (Edward J. Benn)
1.0 letter
1939
California Rodeo, Horse Fair and Stock Show (Fred McCargar, F. E. Dayton)
3.0 letters
1937-1939
California State Chamber of Commerce (A. B. C. Dohrmann, Almon E. Roth)
2.0 letters
1936-1937
Campbell-Edward Co. (R.V. Dunne)
1.0 letter
1937
Case, Frank
4.0 letters
1937-1939
Casey, Jim
1.0 letter
1938
Catholic Writers Guild of America
1.0 letter
1937
Chambrun, Jacques Inc. (Jacques Chambrun, Hewitt H. Howland)
5.0 letters
1935-1957
Chapman, William Gerald
18.0 letters
1937-1940
Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate, Inc. (Mary King, Charlotte Hickey)
5.0 letters
1938-1940
Collison, Thomas F.
1.0 letter
undated
Columbia Broadcasting System, In. (Ray Appleby, Dorothy Kammerer, Max Wylie, Anne Nelson)
6.0 letters
1935-1953
Columbia Pictures Corp., Ltd. (W. S. Holoman, Michel Kraike)
6.0 letters
1936-1940
Conlon, Tom, Corp., Ltd. (Tom R. Conlon)
1.0 letter
1937
Conrad, Victor J.
6.0 letters
1936-1938
Consolidated News Features (Joseph B. Agnelli)
1.0 letter
1937
Convenience Bureau (Alice S. Gilman)
1.0 letter
1937
Cook, Louis C.
1.0 letter
1939
Coop, Leonard G.
1.0 letter
1937
Copyright Office, Library of Congress (C. L. Bouve)
1.0 letter
1938
Cornish and Moore (Ewell D. Moore)
1.0 letter
1922
Cornwall, Eleanor (Mrs. A. H.)
2.0 letters
1937
Cornwell, Dean
1.0 letter
1937
Cosmopolitan Monthly (Ida Vernon, Harry Payne Burton)
8.0 letters
1927-1940
Country Gentileman (Ben Hibbs)
1.0 letter
1938
Crall, Herbert D
2.0 letters
1939-1940
Crang, Frank L.
1.0 letter
1938
Creel, George
2.0 letters
1938
Crow, Carl
5.0 letters
1937-1939
Cutter, C. E.
1.0 letter
1940
1 15
Correspondence D-E
Dalziel, Ira Barker
1.0 letter
1939
Daniels, Josephus
1.0 letter
1940
Davies, Paul
4.0 letters
1937-1938
Davis, Albert D.
1.0 letter
1937
Denshaw, Jack
1.0 letter (1 letter, including 1 enclosure)
1937
Demmey, Park
1.0 letter
1937
Deute, Arthur
2.0 letters
1937
Digest Review of Reviews (Howard Florance)
2.0 letters
1937
Dolan, Bert
21.0 letters (21 letters, including 2 enclosures)
1930-1940
Dollar Steamship Lines (R. Stanley Dollar)
3.0 letters
1935-1939
Doran, George H. and Co. (Alan Rinehart, John Farrar)
2.0 letters
1926
Doubleday, Doran and Co. (Harry E. Maule, L. G. Booth
5.0 letters
1928-1937
Doubleday, Page and Co. (Russell Doubldeay, A. Page Cooper)
7.0 letters
1917-1927
Ducks Unlimited (John B. COleman)
1.0 letter
1940
Duke, Bradley
1.0 letter
undated
Duke, Dita (Mrs. Walter Dean Duke)
3.0 letters
undated
Eagle, A. I.
6.0 letters
1938-1939
Earle, Stella A.
1.0 letter
1937
Editorial Juventud, S.A.
1.0 letter
1951
Eley, Douglas
1.0 letter
1937
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (Frederic Dannay, Constance DiRienzo, Robert P. Mills)
4.0 letters
1951-1952
Emerson Bureau (O.B. Stephenson)
2.0 letters
1934-1935
Eppinger, Joshua
1.0 letter
1938
Ernst and Ernst
1.0 letter
1934
Escola, C.A.
1.0 letter
1936
1 16
Correspondence F-G
Falk, A. J.
1.0 letter
1937
Famous Players-Lasky Corp. (Charles Eyton)
1.0 letter
1921
Faris, John T.
1.0 letter
1937
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Dept. of Justice
1.0 letter
1938
Federal Works Progress Administration Braille Project (Mildred M. Scouller)
1.0 letter
1939
Feeley, James L.
1.0 letter
1938
Fegan, Edward
1.0 letter
1940
Fellom, Ruth
2.0 letters
1938
Ferris, Earle
1.0 letter
1937
Fiction House Inc. (Malcolm Reiss)
1.0 letter
1954
First National Bank of San Jose (Howard Rathburn)
1.0 letter
1956
First National Productions (A.L. Rockett
6.0 letter
1927-1928
Fish and Game Development Assoc. (Carl F. Johsnon, Samual Pond)
3.0 letters
1937/1938
Fitch, Roger S.
1.0 letter
1938
Fitzgerald, Leo
1.0 letter
1937
Ford, Edward T
1.0 letter
1935
Fowler, W. H. B.
1.0 letter
1937
Franciscan Fathers
1.0 letter
1958
Funk and Wagnalls Co. (George Jones Jr.)
2.0 letter
1937
Furrer, Evelyn B.
1.0 letter
1940
Futran, Herbert S.
1.0 letter
1935
Gannon, Mary Lee (Mrs. Michael)
1.0 letter
1940
Gates, George W.
1.0 letter
1937
Gill, Tom
1.0 letter
1937
Gillmore, Margaret
1.0 letter
undated
Givens, Mrs. S. B.
1.0 letter
undated
Givens, V.W.
1.0 letter
undated
Glass, Betty
3.0 letters
undated
Glass, Mary Caroline (Mrs. Montague)
2.0 letters
1939, undated
Glikbarg, Wolf and Selig (A.S. Glikbarg)
1.0 letter
1939, undated
Goik, Walter (alias Walter Sankey)
4.0 letters
1936-1937, undated
Golden Gate International Exposition (Leland W. Cutler, Tim Bellew)
3.0 letters
1937-1940
Goldwyn, Samuel, Inc. Ltd. (Sam Marx)
2.0 letters
1937
Good Housekeeping (William F. Bigelow)
letters
1937-1938
Gordon, Natalie
1.0 letter
undated
Graves, Jefferson James
1.0 letter
1940
Groff, Claude K.
1.0 letter
1940
Guck, Homer
1.0 letter
1936
Guerrero, Rhoda B.
1.0 letter
1938
1 17
Correspondence H-I-J
Hallmann, Frithjof
1.0 letter
1939
Halloran, Rose
2.0 letters
1937
Hampton, Dave
1.0 letter
1940
Hannagan, Steve
1.0 letter
undated
Harding, D. B.
1.0 letter
1937
Harris, Hazel
1.0 letter
1938
Harrison, John
1.0 letter
1938
Hartley, Anna
1.0 letter
undated
Hatch, Edward
2.0 letters
1938
Hatrick, Ed
1.0 letter
1935
Hawkins, H. W.
1.0 letter
1938
Hayden, J. R.
2.0 letters
1937-1940
Heath, Curtis
1.0 letter
1937
Heffernan, John B.
2.0 letters
1937-1938
Heider, Fred B
1.0 letter
1940
Hemingway, Ernest and Roy Howard
1.0 letters
undated
Herd, Alex M.
1.0 letter
1940
Hilton, Frank E.
2.0 letters
1939
Hind, Rolph and Co. Inc. (George U. Hind)
2.0 letters
1938
Hodder and Stoughton Ltd.
1.0 letter
1937
Hollywood Knickerbocker (Mary O. Kehrlein)
2.0 letters
1939
Hollywood Park (John J. Knezevich)
1.0 letter
1939
Holmes, Byrd M.
4.0 letters
1939
Hopkins, E. K.
1.0 letter
1940
Hopkins, Wilson C.
1.0 letter
1937
Hornblower, William B.
1.0 letter
1937
Houghton Mifflin Co. (B. M. Hahn)
1.0 letter
1939
Hughes, Rupert
3.0 letters
1937-1938
Immigration and Naturalization Service, Dept. of Labor
8.0 letters
1935-1936
Infantry Journal (J. R. Ulmer, Edwin F. Harding)
9.0 letters
1937
Internal Revenue Service, Treasury Department
1.0 letter
1935
James, Pace and Smith (Frank James)
1.0 letter
1922
Johnson, Hiram Jr.
2.0 letters
1938
Joyce, Kenyon
2.0 letters
1940
1 18
Correspondence K
Kahn, Ivan Inc. (Bob Thornby)
5.0 letters
1935
Kane, Evelyn
3.0 letters (3 letters, including 1 enclosure)
1938-1940
Kapp, Frederick H.
1.0 letter
1937
Kearney, J. P.
3.0 letters
1936-1937
KEHE (Ray Appleby)
1.0 letter
1937
Kelly, Mrs. Robert W.
1.0 letter
1939
Kennedy, Patsy J.
3.0 letters
1937
King, Charles V.
1.0 letter
undated
King Wesley E.
1.0 letter
1937
Kinney, J. C.
1.0 letter
1939
Kingensmith, H. B.
7.0 letters
1937-1940
Knight, Arthur
1.0 letter
1955
Kudner, Arthur
3.0 letters
1939-1940
Kyne, Charles A
2.0 letters
1936-1940
Kyne, Steve
1.0 letter
1939
1 19
Correspondence L
Ladies' Home Journal (Graeme Lorimer)
1.0 letter
1939
Lee, Don Broadcasting System (Dean Maddox)
1.0 letter
1937
Lehe, W. E.
1.0 letter
1940
Lehrfield, William
3.0 letters
1937
Levoy, Gordon W.
2.0 letters
1936-1937
Library of Congress
1.0 letter
1952
Lichtig and Englander (Harry Lichtig)
15.0 letters
1937-1939
Lieb, Bill
5.0 letters
1939-1940
Lindholm, G. H.
1.0 letter
1936
Linguaphone Institute
3.0 letters
1939
Littauer and Wilkinson, Inc. (Kenneth Littauer)
3.0 letters
1951-1953
London and Lancashire Insurance Co. Ltd. (Frank S. Mitchell)
6.0 letters
1937-1939
Long, Sidney
2.0 letters
1938
Los Angeles Broadcasting Co. Inc., KFAC (Carlton E. Coveny)
4.0 letters
1937
Los Angeles Turf Club Inc. (Charles H. Strub, Barry Whitehead)
2.0 letters
1935-1937
Lowe, Edward
2.0 letters
1939-1940
Lowe, James Rowland
1.0 letter
1940
Lytton, Philip
3.0 letters
1939
1 20
Correspondence M
McCall Corp. (incl. McCall's Magazine and Blue Book Magazine) (Constance Smith, Donald Kennicott, Anne Stevens)
9.0 letters
1938-1940
McCann-Erickson Inc.
3.0 letters
1937-1939
McConnell, Burt M.
5.0 letters
1932
McCue, James F.
7.0 letters
1938-1939
MacFadden Publications Inc. (Joseph M. Dooher)
1.0 letter
1937
McKenuogh, Arthur
1.0 letter
1937
McKinney, Ben
6.0 letters
1938-1940
McMillan, U.S.
9.0 letters
1936-1939
McNeill, Hector
1.0 letters
1955
MacQuarrie, Hector
4.0 letters
1952
Madden, Richard J. Play Co. (Richard J. Madden)
1.0 letter
1939
Mannix, Edgar J.
1.0 letter
1938
Mariana Grove Inc. (George E. Judd)
1.0 letter
1940
Marsh, Mary
1.0 letter
undated
Marty, Benjamin
1.0 letter
1940
Mason, Helen
1.0 letters
n.c.
Matson Navigation Co.
1.0 letter
1935
Merced County Sheriff's Office. (Lucius Cornwell)
1.0 letters
1935
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (Eddie Mannix, Dick Maibaum, Kenneth MacKenna, Mark Avramo, R. Monta et al.)
19.0 letters
1937-1956
Metropolitan Newspaper Service (Max Elser Jr.)
1.0 letter
1926
Metropolitan Pictures Corp. (Jack Cunningham, E.D. Shanks)
4.0 letters
1926-1927
Miller, Gavin
3.0 letters (3 letters, including 2 enclosures)
1938
Mitchell, Harry L.
2.0 letters
1950
Mont LaSalle Vineyards (James Dyer, Brother Albion)
5.0 letters
1935/1937
Moran, Agatha
3.0 letters
undated
Morgan, Raymond R. Co.
1.0 letters
1938
Morosco, Oliver
2.0 letters (2 letters, including 1 enclosure)
1929
Morrow, William and Co. Inc. (Thayer Hobson)
1.0 letter
1936
Morton, Criss Cross
2.0 letters
1939-1940
Mullay, Pat
1.0 letters
1937
Mullins, Helene
1.0 letter (1 letter, including 2 enclosures)
1929
Murphy, C. P.
1.0 letter
1938
Murphy, Celeste G.
1.0 letter
1937
1 21
Correspondence N-O-P
Nafzigar, Ray
2.0 letters
1939
National Automobile Club
1.0 letter
1940
National Broadcasting Co. Inc. (Don E. Gilman, Rod Hendrickson)
3.0 letters (3 letters, including 1 enclosure)
1937-1940
National League of American Penwomen, Reno Branch (Alice J. Melarkey)
1.0 letter
1939
Native Sons of the Golden West (Bert D. Paolinelli)
1.0 letter
1937
Nelson, Oscar E.
1.0 letter
1940
Neustadter, Newton Henry
3.0 letters
1935-1940
Newman, Gladys
1.0 letter
undated
Norwegian Club
1.0 letter
1939
Oeland and Kuhn (John J. Kuhn)
1.0 letters
1946
Olson, John E.
1.0 letter
1938
144th Field Artillery Assoc.
1.0 letter
1939
O'Rourke, Agnes
1.0 letter
undated
Our Lady of the Lake College (Sister M. Erasma)
1.0 letter
1939
Overton, Georgia (Mrs. Eugene)
1.0 letter
undated
Pacific Railways Advertising Co. (Edgar Swasey Jr.)
1.0 letter
1938
Page, G. W.
1.0 letter (1 letter, including 1 enclosure)
1933
Page, Helen and Constance Horn
1.0 letter
1938
Paramount Pictures Inc. (William LeBaron, O. G. Geiringer, Irene F. Scott et al.
10.0 letters
1936-1952
Parker, William
3.0 letters
1938
Parkhill, Roger F.
1.0 letter
1938
Pateman, Constance
1.0 letter
1938
Patigian, Haig
3.0 letters
1937
Pearn, Pollinger and Higham Ltd. (Laurence Pollinger)
2.0 letters
1935-1939
Pell, Lorraine
1.0 letters
undated
Penaat and Penaat (William H. Penaat)
1.0 letter
1935-1939
Peterson, Earl
2.0 letters
1937
Peterson, Ivan L.
3.0 letters
1935
Philippine Islands, Office of the Governor-General
1.0 letter
1925
Phillips-Law Inc. (T. H. Phillips)
1.0 letter
1935
Phillips, G. G.
2.0 letters
1939
Pictorial Review (Helen Duer Walker)
1.0 letter
1937
Plump, G. C.
1.0 letters
1937
Polimer, Richard K. Inc.
1.0 letters
1935
Porep, Herbert C. and Co. Inc.
5.0 letters
1939-1940
Porterfield, W. C.
1.0 letter
1940
Post Office Dept.
3.0 letters
1926-1939
Presley Co. (Wallace Sheehan, A. D. Schindler)
6.0 letters
1928-1939
Pursell, Gertrude
1.0 letter
1937
1 22
Correspondence Q-R
Quinn, Irwin T.
1.0 letter
1939
Radio Features Syndicate (Joseph R. Parker)
1.0 letter
1935
Rait, Nancy
1.0 letter
undated
Read, Mary
3.0 letters
1938
Reader's Digest
5.0 letters
1939-1940
Reed, Luther
9.0 letters
1934-1940
Reid, Edward K.
3.0 letters
1936-1937
Republic Productions Inc. Robert E. Welsh, Trem Carr, Wallace MacDonald, Josephine A. Dodge)
10.0 letters
1935-1936
Reynolds, Paul D.
1.0 letter
1939
Richfield Oil Corp.
1.0 letter
1937
Rio Del Mar Country Club (Walter McGowan)
1.0 letter
1938
Rippteau, Lula
1.0 letter
1938
RKO Radio Pictures Inc. (Arthur M. Landau
14.0 letters
1936/1955
Robbins, Frances Edwards
6.0 letters
1938-1939
Robertson, K. W.
1.0 letter
1938
Robertson, R. F.
1.0 letter
1938
Roddy, James
2.0 letter
1935-1937
Rogers, Harry
1.0 letter
1940
Rogers and Smith
1.0 letter
1934
Root, Mabel (Mrs. H. S.)
1.0 letter
1938
Rork, Sam E.
1.0 letter
1927
Ruthrauff and Ryan, Inc. (Crane Wilbur)
5.0 letters
1939-1940
1 23
Correspondence S
Saint Mary's College (Brother Albert)
1.0 letter
1937
San Francisco Examiner
1.0 letter
1937
San Francisco Fly Casting Club
1.0 letter
1937
San Francisco Maritime Museum (David Nelson)
1.0 letter
1957
San Francisco Remedial Loan Association Ltd.
1.0 letter
1940
San Francisco Sheriff's Office
1.0 letter
1937
San Francisco Traffic Police Revolver Club Inc. (Edward R. Pootel)
1.0 letter
1940
Sansum Clinic
1.0 letter
1936
Santa Barbara Book Club (Wallace Hebberd)
1.0 letter
1939
Santa Fe Lumber Co. (A. J. Russell)
2.0 letters
1937
Santell, Alfred
1.0 letter
1952
Saturday Evening Post (Erdman BRandt)
6.0 letters
1936-1938
Savery, E. Charles
1.0 letter
1939
Save-the-Redwoods League (Aubrey Drury)
1.0 letter
1940
Sayre-Spiro Service (Henri Sayre)
1.0 letter
1939
Schofield, Paul
1.0 letter
1937
Schwabacher, and Co. (Edward H. Heller)
1.0 letter
1938
Schwengber, Harry
2.0 letters
1950
Screen Playwrights Inc. (John Lee Mahin)
2.0 letters
1937-1940
Scripps-Howard Newspapers (Roy W. Howard)
7.0 letters
1937-1940
Seaton, Lillian
1.0 letter
1937
Shaw, Vera
1.0 letter
1938
Shepard, Irving
1.0 letter
1938
Sherman and Sherman (Glenn M. Still)
1.0 letter
1940
Shiels, William C.
10.0 letters
1937/1938
Shopping News
1.0 letter
1939
Silberstein, Pat
1.0 letter
1939
Slack, Mrs. Austin
1.0 letter
1937
Smith, Harry L.
1.0 letter
y1937
Southern, Aprilla (Mrs. Robert Lee)
7.0 letters
1937-1938
Spearman, Frank Hamiltion
1.0 letter
1936
Squibb, E. R. and Sons (W. L. Arscott)
1.0 letter
1957
Street and Smith Publications Inc.
1.0 letter
1934
Supreme Pictures Corp (A. W. Hackel, Jerome S. Bresler)
4.0 letters
1935
Swanson, H. N. Inc (H.N. Swanson, Dick Patterson)
4.0 letters
1957
Swasey, Edgar
9.0 letters
1937-1940
Swinnerton
1.0 letter
undated
Switzer, John S. Jr.
1.0 letter
1937
Sword, Carl
2.0 letters
1938
1 24
Correspondence T-U
Taylor, Alonso
1.0 letter
1937
Taylor, Grace G
1.0 letter
1938
Taylor, Mabel
1.0 letter
undated
Tevis, William
2.0 letters
1940
This Week Magazine (Mary Day Winn)
3.0 letter
1939
Thompson, John M.
2.0 letters
1936
Thompson, J. Walter Co. (Dan Danker et al.)
7.0 letters
1937-1939
Thuesen, Dagmar K.
1.0 letter
1955
Tobey, Reginald S.
1.0 letter
undated
Transcontinental and Western Air, Inc. (Jack Frye)
3.0 letters
1938
Trask, Raymond
1.0 letter
1935
Turner, T. A.
1.0 letter
1938
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp. (Harry Brand et al.)
18.0 letters
1931-1942
Tyson, William C.
4.0 letters
1937-1938
Tyson and Porep Inc. (William C. Tyson, Herbert C. Porep)
4.0 letters
1934-1937
United Airlines (Steve A. Simpson)
4.0 letters
1935-1937
U. S. Army, Presidio of San Francisco (R. L. Eichelberger)
1.0 letter
1939
U. S. Industrial Alcohol Sales Co. Inc.
1.0 letter
1937
Universal Pictures Co. (Jerry Sackheim)
4.0 letters
1936-1957
University of California, College of Agriculture, Berkeley
2.0 letters
1935-1937
University of Oregon, Department of Anthropology (Robin A. Drews)
1.0 letter
1938
1 25
Correspondence V-W-Y
Van Sickle, Neil
2.0 letters
1937
Veterans Administration
1.0 letter
1938
Victory Pictures Corp. (Sam Katzman)
2.0 letters
1935
Vitab Products Co. (M. C. Mason, Charles L. Bowman)
10.0 letters
1932-1936
Vivell, L. Walter
1.0 letter
1939
V. O. A. Sound Productions (D. M. Fegan)
1.0 letter
1940
Wade, Horace
1.0 letter
1925
Walker, John D.
1.0 letter
1939
Wanger, Walter Productions Inc.
1.0 letter
1937
Ward, Bill
1.0 letter
1956
Warner Brothers (Walter McEwen, E. B. Hatrick)
4.0 letters
1935-1937
Waters, Henry H.
1.0 letter
1935
Webb, Norman
1.0 letter
1938
Weber, Paul A.
1.0 letter
1939
Webster, Mrs. Florence
3.0 letters
1936
Weeks, Alanson
4.0 letters
1937-1939
Western Printing and Lithographing Co. (Lloyn E. Smith)
6.0 letters
1948-1952
Weston, Elmer
1.0 letter
1937
Weyerhaeuser Sales Co. (Harry T. Kendall)
1.0 letter
1939
Wilck, Laura
9.0 letters
1936
Williams, Joseph M.
1.0 letter
1939
Willock, Curtis M.
1.0 letter
1937
Willoughby, Barrett
1.0 letter
1936
Wilson, Harry
1.0 letter
1926
Winters, Owen B.
1.0 letter
undated
Winters, Connie (Mrs. Owen B.)
1.0 letter
undated
Witter, Dean and Co.
2.0 letters
1940-1956
Wolf, Sam
1.0 letter
1935
Wood Radio Productions (Paul Cruger)
2.0 letters
1938
Woolf, George W.
2.0 letters
1937-1938
Woman's Council, Sacramento (Mrs. Frank A. Pearl)
2.0 letters
1939
Woman's Home Companion (John S. Lamont)
2.0 letters
1938
Wooden, James E.
1.0 letter
undated
World Broadcasting System Inc. (Pat Campbell)
1.0 letter
1936
Yale University, Bureau for Street Traffic Research
1.0 letter
1938
Young, Elizabeth
1.0 letter
1936
Young, Helena
2.0 letters
1936
Subseries B: Incoming (Major)
Box Folder
1 26
Appleby, Ray
37.0 letters
1935-1940
1 27
Brisacher, Emil and Staff (Weston Settlemier, Emil Brisacher, A. McKie Donnan)
42.0 letters
1937-1940
1 28
Cavalry Journal (Charles S. Kilburn)
26.0 letters
1937-1939
1 29
Collier's (William L. Chenery, Helen M. Hilcken, Kenneth Littauer), Charles Colebaugh et al.)
43.0 letters
1934-1940
1 30
Curtis Brown Ltd. (L. Pollinger, S. K. Chapter, G. E. Halliday, Ivy Pratt)
44.0 letters
1928-1940
1 31
Erwin, Wasey and Co. (Owen B. Winters, Irene Holden, Mary Knight)
27.0 letters
1935-1940
1 32
Field Artillery Journal (michael V. Gannon)
20.0 letters
1937-1940
1 33
Gregory, Hunt and Melvin (also T. C. C. Gregory) (Wallace Sheehan)
25.0 letters
1926-1938
1 34
Kinsey, H. C. and Co. (H. C. Kinsey, Marie Royale, Irwin Abrams)
40.0 letters
1937-1940
2 1
Landau, Arthur M. (also Artists and Authors Corp. or America; Landau Agency)
90.0 letters
1939-1957
2 2
Lengel, William C. Literary Associates (William C. Lengel, Evelyn Kane, Fred Waible)
107.0 letters
1937-1940
2 3
Loeb and Loeb (Milton H. Schwartz, Allen E. Susman, Laurence M. Weinburg)
15.0 letters
1947-52
2 4
Orsatti and Co. (Frank Orsatti, Victor M. Orsatti, Alfred Orsatti, Edna Schley et al)
100.0 letters
1936-1939
2 5
Overton, Lyman and Plumb (Eugene Overton, Chalmers L. McGangley, P.B. Plumb)
28.0 letters
1937-1940
2 6
Pacific National Bank (E. W. Wilson, H. R. Gaither)
37.0 letters
1925-1939
2 7
Porter,Verne Inc. (Verne Porter, Evelyn Kane)
131.0 letters
1934-1938
2 8
Redbook Magazine (Arthur McKeogh, Edwin Balmer)
27.0 letters
1928-1940
2 9
Rinehart Co. Inc. (Stanley M. Rinehart Jr., John Farrar, Adelaide A. Sherer, William M. Sladen, Frederick R. Rinehart)
25.0 letters
1932-1952
2 10
Correspondence: Schindler, A. D.
25.0 letters
1926-1939
2 11
Schwarzkopf, Chet T.
30.0 letters
1939-1940
2 12
Thompson, Herbert C.
48.0 letters
1936/1956
2 13
Valentine, Spencer
102.0 letters
1926-1940
2 14
Unidentified
21.0 letters
2 15
Fan letters

Series II:  ManuscriptsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Book Length
Ancestral Acres
Box Folder
2 16
Typed draft #1. Incomplete. Holograph revisions (also called The Back Trail)
32.0 pages
2 17
Typed draft #2. Incomplete. Holograph revisions (also called The Back Trail)
132.0 pages
2 18
Drafts of Part I
Typed draft. Incomplete. Holograph revisions
22.0 pages
Typed draft. Incomplete. Holograph revisions
30.0 pages
Typed draft. Incomplete. Holograph revisions
17.0 pages
Typed and carbon draft. Incomplete. Holograph revisions
34.0 pages
Typed draft. Incomplete
12.0 pages
Carbon draft. Incomplete. Holograph revisions
30.0 pages
2 19
Drafts of Part II
Carbon draft. Incomplete
25.0 pages
Carbon draft. Incomplete. Holograph revisions
25.0 pages
Carbon draft. Incomplete. Holograph revisions
16.0 pages
Typed draft. Incomplete. Holograph revisions
39.0 pages
2 20
Carbon and typed fragments. Holograph revisions
64.0 pages
Box Folder
2 21
The Broken Sword
First draft. Typed. Incomplete. Holograph revisions
15.0 pages
Second draft. Typed. Incomplete. Holograph revisions
26.0 pages
2 22
Comrades of the Storm
Carbon draft. Incomplete. Holograph revisions
27.0 pages
2 23
Crazy Business
Carbon draft. Incomplete. Holograph revisions.
235.0 pages
Dude Woman
Box Folder
2 24
Carbon synopsis of later parts
11.0 pages
2 25
Typed and carbon draft. Holograph revisions
222.0 pages
2 26
Revision fragments. Carbon, typed and holograph. Holograph revisions
283.0 pages
2 27
Revised carbon draft with synopsis of unfinished chapters
143.0 pages
Box Folder
2 28
The Golden Dawn
Typed draft. Holograph revisions.
255.0 pages
High Pressure
Box Folder
2 29
Typed draft #1. (also called Background). Incomplete. Holograph revisions.(
237.0 pages
2 30
Carbon draft #1. (also called Background). Holograph revisions
235.0 pages
3 1
Carbon draft #2. (also called Gideon's Golden Shore
316.0 pages
3 2
Typed draft #2. Holograph revisions
232.0 pages
3 3
Carbon draft #3. Holograph revisions
229.0 pages
3 4
Typed and carbon fragments. Holograph revisions
14.0 pages
Summons to Elysium
Box Folder
3 5
Typed synopsis. Incomplete. Holograph revisions
15.0 pages
3 6
Typed draft. Holograph revisions
251.0 pages
Carbon draft #1 with carbon revision fragments. Holograph revisions
2.0 folders (2 folders, including 317 pages)
Box Folder
3 7
Folder 1
3 8
Folder 2
Box Folder
3 9
Carbon draft #2. Incomplete
57.0 pages
3 10
Carbon and typed draft. Holograph revisions. Incomplete
59.0 pages
3 11
Carbon draft #3. Incomplete. Holograph revisions
60.0 pages
3 12
Carbon draft #4. Incomplete. Holograph revisions
152.0 pages
3 13
Revision notes. Holograph
3.0 pages
3 14
Part I revision fragments. Typed. Holograph revisions
60.0 pages
3 15
Part II revision fragments. Typed. Holograph revisions
63.0 pages
3 16
Part III revision fragments. Typed, carbon and holograph. Holograph revisions
62.0 pages
3 17
Part IV revision fragments. Typed and carbon. Holograph revisions
99.0 pages
3 18
Part V revision fragments. Typed and carbon. Holograph revisions
50.0 pages
3 19
Part VI revision fragments. Typed and carbon. Holograph revisions
47.0 pages
3 20
Part VII revision fragments. Typed and carbon. Holograph revisions
58.0 pages
3 21
Part VIII revision fragments. Typed and carbon. Holograph revisions.
78.0 pages
Fragments. Carbon, typed and holograph. Holograph revisions
5.0 folders (5 folders, containing 901 pages)
Box Folder
3 22
Fragments 1
3 23
Fragments 2
3 24
Fragments 3
3 25
Fragments 4
3 26
Fragments 5
The Understanding Heart
Box Folder
3 27
Typed draft (also called Monica of the mountains). Incomplete. Holograph revisions.
22.0 pages
Story Length
Box Folder
3 28
Short Stories (Folder 1)
"Affair at Bleeker's Farm" Carbon draft
21.0 pages
"(Algonquin Hotel)" Carbon draft
5.0 pages
"All for Love" Carbon draft
32.0 pages
"Another Gift to His Majesty" Carbon draft. Holograph revisions
20.0 pages
"Another Odd Number" Carbon draft
18.0 pages
"Art for Art's Sake" Typed draft
33.0 pages
"Bad Man of the Big Horn" by Peter Kyne and Richard Maibaum. Mimeographed draft
39.0 pages
1938
"(Barney Whipple, Detective and Soldier)" Typed draft. Holograph revisions
26.0 pages
"The Big Parade" Carbon draft
39.0 pages
3 29
Short Stories (Folder 2)
"The Big Wind Blows" Carbon draft
30.0 pages
"The Big Wind Blows" Carbon Fragment
1.0 page
"The By-line" First draft. Carbon. Holograph revisions
23.0 pages
"The By-line" Second draft. Carbon
30.0 pages
"The By-line" Fragments. Carbon. Holograph revisions
10.0 pages
"Call a Cop" Carbon draft
20.0 pages
Published by Collier's, August 25, 1934
"Cappy Ricks--Private Eye" Typed draft
25.0 pages
3 30
Short Stories (Folder 3)
"A Certain Rich Man" First draft. Typed. Incomplete. Holograph revisions
27.0 pages
"A Certain Rich Man" Second draft. Typed. Holograph revisions
23.0 pages
"A Certain Rich Man" Third draft. Typed. Incomplete. Holograph revisions
19.0 pages
"Cold Blood" Typed draft. Holograph revisions
26.0 pages
"The Cowboy and the Complex" Carbon draft
31.0 pages
"Cross and Double Cross" Typed draft. Holograph revisions
25.0 pages
"The Crown of Life" Typed draft. Holgraph revisions
25.0 pages
"(Dad Tully and Johnny MacIntosh" Carbon draft. Incomplete
38.0 pages
"Desert Detectives" Carbon draft. Holograph revisions
24.0 pages
3 31
Short Stories (Folder 4)
"Dirty Field of Glory" First draft. Typed. Holograph revisions
19.0 pages
"Dirty Field of Glory" Second draft. Carbon
19.0 pages
"Documents in the Case" First draft. Typed. Holograph revisions
31.0 pages
"Documents in the Case" Second draft. Typed. Holograph revisions
24.0 pages
"Dog Without a Country" Typed draft
23.0 pages
"The Driver's Seat" Carbon draft
17.0 pages
"Faith" Carbon draft. Holograph revisions
25.0 pages
"Forced Landing" Typed draft. Holograph revisions
25.0 pages
"For His Money" Typed draft (also called "The New Freedom")
30.0 pages
Published in Cosmopolitan, June 1927
"For the Sake of the Children" Carbon draft
19.0 pages
4 1
Short Stories (Folder 5)
"A Gift to His Majesty" First draft. Carbon. Holograph revisions
30.0 pages
"A Gift to His Majesty" Second draft. Carbon. Incomplete. Holograph revisions
29.0 pages
"The Goat of Private Hibbs" Carbon draft
30.0 pages
"The Great Mono Miracle" Typed draft. Holograph revisions
24.0 pages
"The Harbor Bar" Carbon draft
30.0 pages
"Hassayampa Jim" Typed draft
22.0 pages
"He was Tough" Carbon draft
15.0 pages
"High Moments" First draft. Typed and carbon. Incomplete. Holograph revisions
30.0 pages
"High Moments" Second draft. Typed. Incomplete. Holograph revisions
4.0 pages
"High Moments" Third draft. Typed
27.0 pages
"High Moments" Fourth draft. Typed. Holograph revisions
20.0 pages
"High Moments" Final draft
19.0 pages
4 2
Short Stories (Folder 6)
"Hogs and Henry Miller" Typed draft. Holograph revisions
2.0 pages
May 23, 1940
"Horse Magic" Carbon draft
32.0 pages
"The Infernal Quadrangle" Typed draft. Incomplete
14.0 pages
"I Skulked a Little" First draft. Typed. Holograph revisions
15.0 pages
"I Skulked a Little" Second draft. Carbon.
16.0 pages
"Journey Home" First draft. Typed. Holograph revisions
15.0 pages
"Journey Home" Second draft (also called "Bit of England")
31.0 pages
"The Last Judge" Typed draft. Holograph revisions
26.0 pages
"The Last Assignment" Typed draft
26.0 pages
"The Last Assignment" Carbon draft
24.0 pages
4 3
Short Stories (Folder 7)
"The Last Crusade" Typed draft. Incomplete
16.0 pages
"The Last Crusade" Carbon draft
24.0 pages
"The Last Ride" First draft. Carbon. Holograph revisions
25.0 pages
"The Last Ride" Second draft. Carbon and typed
25.0 pages
"The Last Strike" Typed draft. Holograph revisions
23.0 pages
"Let Freedom Ring" Typed draft
22.0 pages
"Lionized" Carbon draft
18.0 pages
"Little Bout with Cupid" First draft. Typed. Holograph revisions. (also called Tillie the Toiler)
19.0 pages
"Little Bout with Cupid" Second draft. Typed. Holograph revisions
25.0 pages
"Little Bout with Cupid" Fragments. Carbon.
2.0 pages
4 4
Short Stories (Folder 8)
"A Little Matter of Salvage" Carbon draft
33.0 pages
"The Lonely Man of Pahang" Carbon draft
28.0 pages
Published by Hearst's International-
"The Lonely Man of Pahang" Tear sheet
7.0 pages
"The Lonely Road" First draft. Typed. Incomplete.
21.0 pages
"The Lonely Road" Second draft. Typed and carbon. Holograph revisions
18.0 pages
"The Lonely Road" Third draft
35.0 pages
"The Long Lane" Typed draft #1. Holograph revisions
28.0 pages
"The Long Lane" Typed draft #2. Holograph revisions
20.0 pages
"The Lost Private" Typed and carbon draft. Holograph revisions
24.0 pages
4 5
Short Stories (Folder 9)
"Love in Hobbles" Carbon and typed draft. Holograph revisions
24.0 pages
"Love's Labor" Typed draft
6.0 pages
"Maggie Mulrennin--mud hen" Typed draft
22.0 pages
"The Man for Minnie" Carbon draft
25.0 pages
"Man from the Cow Country" Carbon draft (also called "Little Surprises")
30.0 pages
Published by Hearst's International-
"Man from the Cow Country" Tear sheet (also called "Little Surprises")
4.0 pages
Published by Hearst's International-
"The Man in Hobbles" Carbon draft
28.0 pages
"The Man with the Jitters" Typed draft
34.0 pages
"The Martyred Burro" Carbon draft
17.0 pages
"Master Mariner" Carbon draft
33.0 pages
Published by
"Master Mariner" Tear sheet
7.0 pages
4 6
Short Stories (Folder 10)
"Memory Test" First draft. Carbon. Holograph revisions
25.0 pages
"Memory Test" Second draft. Carbon and typed. Holograph revisions
25.0 pages
"Million Dollar Sweetheart" First draft. Typed. Holograph revisions.
67.0 pages
"Million Dollar Sweetheart" Second draft. Holograph revisions.
97.0 pages
"Million Dollar Sweetheart" Fragment. Carbon
1.0 page
4 7
Short Stories (Folder 11)
"The Minstrel Boy" Carbon draft
29.0 pages
"Mr. Tinker's Conscience" Typed draft Number 1
29.0 pages
"Mr. Tinker's Conscience" Typed draft Number 2
31.0 pages
"The Mixed Mixer" Carbon draft. Incomplete
31.0 pages
4 8
Short Stories (Folder 12)
"Money from Home" Carbon and typed draft. Holograph revisions
33.0 pages
"Mother Cracks the Case" First draft. Typed. Holograph revisions.
18.0 pages
"Mother Cracks the Case" Second draft. Carbon.
19.0 pages
"Mother Cracks the Case" Third draft. Typed. Holograph revisions.
25.0 pages
"Mother Cracks the Case" Fourth draft. Carbon.
23.0 pages
"Mother Cracks the Case" Fifth draft. Typed. Holograph revisions.
28.0 pages
"Mother Cracks the Case" Sixth draft. Carbon.
19.0 pages
"Mother Cracks the Case" Fragments. Typed. Holograph revisions.
36.0 pages
4 9
Short Stories (Folder 13)
"The Mud Lark" Carbon draft
24.0 pages
Published by Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan, December 1928
"The Mud Lark" Tear sheet
5.0 pages
Published by Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan, December 1928
"Neptune's Son" Carbon draft
39.0 pages
"No More Autographs" First draft. Typed. Holgraph revisions
22.0 pages
Published by Liberty, September 1939
"No More Autographs" Second draft. Typed. Holograph revisions
19.0 pages
Published by Liberty, September 1939
"No More Autographs" Third draft. Carbon. Incomplete
18.0 pages
"No More Autographs" Fourth draft. Typed. Incomplete. Holograph revisions
22.0 pages
"No More Autographs" Fifth draft. Typed and carbon. Incomplete. Holograph revisions
22.0 pages
"No More Autographs" Sixth draft. Carbon and typed. Holograph revisions.
20.0 pages
"No More Autographs" Final draft. Carbon.
21.0 pages
4 10
Short Stories (Folder 14)
"No More Hustling" Carbon draft
16.0 pages
May 1937
"Nuts A-field" Typed draft
15.0 pages
"O'Bannion Rules the Roost" Carbon draft
25.0 pages
"O'Bannion Ships a Wheel" Carbon draft
27.0 pages
"An Officer--But Not a Gentileman" Tear sheet
6.0 pages
Published by Hearst's International-
"One-Eighth Apache" Typed draft
26.0 pages
Published by
"One Glorious Shoot" Carbon draft
41.0 pages
"One Touch of Nature" First draft. Carbon
36.0 pages
"One Touch of Nature" Second draft. Carbon. Holograph revisions
27.0 pages
4 11
Short Stories (Folder 15)
"The Old Army Game" Carbon draft
51.0 pages
"The Old Crocks" Carbon draft
31.0 pages
"Old Fashioned Pete" Carbon draft
31.0 pages
"Old Greasy" Carbon draft
36.0 pages
"Old Man of the Sea" Carbon draft
31.0 pages
Published by Hearst's International-
"Old Man of the Sea" Tear sheet
6.0 pages
"O, Promise Me" Carbon draft
25.0 pages
4 12
Short Stories (Folder 16)
"An Order for Tarps" Carbon draft
33.0 pages
"Outlawed" Carbon draft
24.0 pages
"Over and Back--Another Tale of Old Pop Bates" Typed draft
42.0 pages
"The Parson of Panamint" Carbon draft
37.0 pages
"The Penny Panic" Carbon draft
43.0 pages
"The Perfect Secretary" Carbon draft
27.0 pages
4 13
Short Stories (Folder 17)
"Production Value" First draft. Typed. Holograph revisions
23.0 pages
"Production Value" Second draft. Typed. Incomplete. Holograph revisions
23.0 pages
"Production Value" Third draft. Typed
20.0 pages
"Promoting Patricio" Carbon and typed draft. Holograph revisions
22.0 pages
"A Racetrack Miracle" Carbon draft
22.0 pages
"Rainbow's End" Carbon draft
17.0 pages
"The Range Bully" Carbon draft
29.0 pages
"The Reincarnation of Old Sniff" Frist draft. Typed. Incomplete. Holograph revisions
22.0 pages
"The Reincarnation of Old Sniff" Second draft. Typed.
33.0 pages
4 14
Short Stories (Folder 18)
"Reminiscences of Company L, 14th U.S. Infantry, from June 18, 1898 to August 16, 1899" Carbon draft
63.0 pages
"Reynard of the Seas" Typed draft
32.0 pages
"Ride, Rope and Dog" Carbon and typed draft
34.0 pages
"The Right of the Line--Wherein Malachi O'Mara Relates How He Won His Third Chevron" Carbon draft
31.0 pages
"The Rising Generation" First draft. Typed. Holograph revisions
5.0 pages
February 11, 1936
Second draft. Carbon
5.0 pages
4 15
Short Stories (Folder 19)
"Rotten Row" First draft. Typed. Holograph revisions (also called "Nellie Was a Lady")
21.0 pages
August 1933
"Rotten Row" Second draft. Typed. Holograph revisions (also called "Nellie Was a Lady")
27.0 pages
August 1933
"Rotten Row" Third draft. Carbon (also called "Nellie Was a Lady")
25.0 pages
August 1933
"Rotten Row" Fourth draft. Typed. Holograph revisions (also called "Nellie Was a Lady")
25.0 pages
August 1933
"Rotten Row" Fifth draft. Typed. Holograph revisions (also called "Nellie Was a Lady")
21.0 pages
"Rotten Row" Sixth draft. Typed. Holograph revisions.
24.0 pages
"Rotten Row" Galley sheets
5.0 pages
"The Saga of Glory Valley" Carbon draft
18.0 pages
"St. Patricks's Day in the Morning" Carbon draft
33.0 pages
"Salute to the Flag" Typed draft. Holograph revisions
6.0 pages
"Salute to the Flag" First draft. Carbon and typed. Incomplete
24.0 pages
"Salute to the Flag" Second draft. Carbon. Incomplete. Holograph revisions
28.0 pages
"Salute to the Flag" Fragments. Carbon and typed. Holograph revisions
27.0 pages
4 16
Short Stories (Folder 20)
"The Second Mrs. Hendry" First draft. Carbon.
25.0 pages
"The Second Mrs. Hendry" Second draft. Carbon
28.0 pages
"Short Circuit" Typed synopsis
8.0 pages
"Short Circuit" Carbon draft. Holograph revisions (also called "Cycle in Cathay")
24.0 pages
"Short Circuit" Fragment. Carbon
1.0 page
"Short Circuit" Typed draft. Holograph revisions.
23.0 pages
"Short Circuit" Fragments. Typed. Holograph revisions.
2.0 pages
"Short Order" Carbon draft
10.0 pages
"Silver Threads Among the Gold" First draft. Carbon and typed. Incomplete. Holograph revisions.
30.0 pages
"Silver Threads Among the Gold" Second draft. Carbon.
28.0 pages
"Sort of Loyal" Carbon draft
11.0 pages
"Spring Meeting" Carbon draft. Incomplete
21.0 pages
4 17
Short Stories (Folder 21)
"The Star-Spangeled Manner" Carbon draft. Incomplete (also called "His Own Country")
46.0 pages
"Study in Simulation" Carbon draft
11.0 pages
"Sweet Alice" First draft. Carbon
35.0 pages
February 1931
"Sweet Alice" Second draft. Carbon.
20.0 pages
"Sweet Alice" Third draft. Typed. Holograph revisions
20.0 pages
"The Tidy Toreador" Carbon draft
35.0 pages
"Trash--The Saga of a Hound" Carbon draft. Incomplete
12.0 pages
"Valor" First draft. Carbon
23.0 pages
"Valor" Second draft. Carbon. Incomplete
19.0 pages
"The Widow's Mite" Typed draft
27.0 pages
4 18
Short Stories (Folder 22)
"The Winning Spirit". Carbon draft. Holograph revisions
76.0 pages
Published in
Untitled Stories. Carbon and typed
20.0 pages
Box Folder
4 19
Radio Scripts
"All for Love". Typed draft
37.0 pages
"The Art-Crazy Wife". Typed synopsis
3.0 pages
"Cappy Ricks, episode 1" (Peter B. Kyne and Henri Sayre). Carbon draft. Holograph revisions
16.0 pages
"Cappy Ricks, episode 2" (Peter B. Kyne and Henri Sayre). Carbon draft. Holograph revisions
22.0 pages
"The Man Who Snored". Typed synopsis
3.0 pages
"Without Benefit of Jury". Typed synopsis. Holograph revisions
19.0 pages
4 20
Novel Synopsis
"The Big Bonanza" Typed draft. Holographic revisions
14.0 pages
4 21
Film Synopses
"The Big Bonanza". Typed draft. Holograph revisions
14.0 pages
"The Muzzle". Carbon draft
41.0 pages
"Pals in Paradise". Carbon draft
21.0 pages
"Salute to the Flag". Typed draft. Holograph revisions
16.0 pages
"Untitled". Typed draft. Incomplete. Holograph revisions
10.0 pages
4 22
Miscellaneous notes. Typed, carbon and holograph
11.0 pages
4 23
Fragments. Typed and carbon fragments.
19.0 pages

Series III:  Manuscripts by Other AuthorsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Book Length
Box Folder
5 1
Thompson, Herbert C. "'98". Carbon draft. Incomplete. Holograph revisions
114.0 pages
Story Length
Box Folder
5 2
McConnell, Burt. "Raveneau de Lussan, Pirate and Gentileman". Carbon draft. Holograph revisions
24.0 pages
5 2
McConnell, Burt. "Raveneau de Lussan, Pirate and Gentileman". Carbon notes. Holograph revisions
14.0 pages
5 3
Moran, Breck. "The Whirlwind". Typed draft. Incomplete. Holograph revisions
27.0 pages
5 4
Burke, Marcella. "Gold-drift". Typed draft
17.0 pages
Poems
Box Folder
5 5
Thompson, Joseph Sexton. "But What am I?". Carbon and typed draft. Holograph revisions
2.0 pages
5 5
Thompson, Joseph Sexton. "The Miracle". Carbon and typed draft
3.0 pages
5 5
Thompson, Joseph Sexton. "The Miracle". Typed notes
1.0 page
5 5
Thompson, Joseph Sexton. "Possessed of the Devil". Carbon draft
5.0 pages
5 5
Thompson, Joseph Sexton. "The Power of Fable". Carbon draft
6.0 pages
Box Folder
5 6
Teleplay
Hayes, Raphael. "Portrait of a Lady". Mimeographed draft. Holograph revisions
26.0 pages

Series IV:  MiscellaneousReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Literary Contracts and Copyright Assignments
Box Folder
5 7
Contracts and Copyright Assignments [1 of 5]
5 8
Contracts and Copyright Assignments [2 of 5]
5 9
Contracts and Copyright Assignments [3 of 5]
5 10
Contracts and Copyright Assignments [4 of 5]
5 11
Contracts and Copyright Assignments [5 of 5]
Royalty Statements
Box Folder
5 12
Royalty Statements [1 of 3]
August 1926-June 1936
5 13
Royalty Statements [2 of 3]
July 1936-December 1937
5 14
Royalty Statements [3 of 3]
January 1938-October 1957
Box Folder
5 15
Photographs and Sketch
Black and white photgraphs of Peter B. Kyne
4.0 items
Black and white photograph of Roy W. Howard, inscribed to Peter B.Kyne
1.0 item
Sketch of Peter B. Kyne
1.0 item
Negative of Photo of Peter B. Kyne
1.0 item
5 16
Publicity
5 17
Shelldrake Club Financial records
5 18
Miscellaneous

Series V:  Addenda: May 1974Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Correspondence
Outgoing correspondence
2.0 folders (2 folders, including 376 pages)
Box Folder
6 1
Outgoing Correspondence [1 of 2]
1917-1935
6 2
Outgoing Correspondence [2 of 2]
1936-1956
Incoming correspondence
Box Folder
6 3
Correspondence A-B
American Rod and Gun (M. Reiss)
3.0 letters
1954-1955
Apgar, Claire Jean
1.0 letter
1957
Armsby, Raymond
1.0 letter
1957
Army Combat Forces journal
1.0 letter
undated
Arnell, Eileen Kyne
1.0 letter
1954
Arnold, Robert H.
2.0 letters
1929
Bakersfield Inn
1.0 letter
1952
Balch, David A.
2.0 letters
1956-1957
Bender, Dan W.
1.0 letter
1949
Bluebook Magazine
2.0 letters
1950-1953
Bohemian Club
1.0 letter
1957
Bradford, Cecilia N.
1.0 letter
1951
Brady, Lucille
1.0 letter
1956
Brady, Will P. (Attorney)
2.0 letters
1926
Brennan, Ralph D.
1.0 letters
1955
Byrne and Reiss
1.0 letter
1956
6 4
Bills and Cline Investment Bankers (E. L. Cline, C. P. McCormick)
22.0 letters
1926-1928
6 5
Correspondence C-D
California (State) Department of Education
1.0 letter
1954
California Breeders Association
2.0 letters
1937
California Lands Inc.
4.0 letters
1930-1932
California Livestock Commission Co.
4.0 letters
1935
Chapman, Wm. Gerard
1.0 letter
1925
Chicago Tribune-New York Times News Syndicate
2.0 letters
1941-1955
Christianson, Sven
9.0 letters
1933-1936
Collier's
3.0 letters
1950-1953
Columbia Broadcasting System
1.0 letter
1939
Conlon, Thom, Agency
1.0 letter
1948
Conn, Maurice H.
3.0 letters
1935
Consumers Cooperative Association
1.0 letter
1950
Cooper, Roxanne
1.0 letter
1955
County Treasurer, Hooker County
1.0 letter
1935
Curtis Publishing Company
1.0 letter
1950
Derthick and Hull
1.0 letter
1927
Dolcin Corporation
1.0 letter
1949
Doubleday, Coran and Co.
1.0 letters
1945
Drew, John
1.0 letter
1958
Dunne, Wilham J., S.J.
2.0 letters
1955-1956
6 6
Jacques Chambrun, Inc. (J. Chambrun)
14.0 letter
1952-1955
6 7
Columbia Pictures Coporation (W. E. Holman, S. Marx, W. W. Hawkins)
21.0 letters
1935-1938
6 8
Cosmopolitan Corporation (formerly Cosmopolitan Productions) (E. B. Hatrick)
36.0 letters
1925-1937
6 9
Cosmopolitan Magazine (H. P. Burton, B. J. Hawley)
44.0 letters
1932-1938
6 10
Couse, Arthur D.
15.0 letters
1935-1936
6 11
Curtis Brown, Ltd. (G. Halliday, H W. S. Long, S. K. Chapter, L. Pollinger)
53.0 letters
1934-1948
6 12
Correspondence E-F
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (F. Dannay)
6.0 letters
1952-1955
Fairmount Hotel
1.0 letter
1949
Famous Players-Lasky Corporation (L. Sheldon, B. P. Schulberg)
10.0 letters
1926-1927
Fisher, Mildred
1.0 letter
1945
Fleming, Donald R.
1.0 letter
1957
Ford Motor Company
3.0 letters
1953
Forello, Mrs.
1.0 letter
undated
Foss Launch and Tug Co.
1.0 letter
1949
Fountain, E. R.
1.0 letter
1930
Foyer, Lili
1.0 letter
1957
Fralinger, Jack
3.0 letters
1925
Funk and Wagnalls Company (G. Jones)
3.0 letters
1936-1937
6 13
Evans and Lee Law Offices (I. D. Evans)
12.0 letters
1929-1937
6 14
First National Trust and Savings Bank - Los Angeles (V. K. Tuggle et al.)
48.0 letters
1926-1928
6 15
Folger, Roy S. Insurance
10.0 letters
1934-1937
6 16
Correspondence G-H
Grant, Frank M.
1.0 letter
1936
Gregory, Hunt and Melvin (W. Sheehan)
8.0 letters
1925-1935
Haan, Kitsoo
2.0 letters
1952
Hallmark, Rev. Paul H.
1.0 letter
1938
Harford, H. M.
1.0 letter
1925
Hastings, W. H.
1.0 letter
undated
Hazen, Milt
1.0 letter
undated
Hearst Magazines Inc.
1.0 letter
1952
Hook, Rufus M.
1.0 letter
1925
Hornblower, Wm. B.
1.0 letter
1953
Houghton Mifflin Company
1.0 letter
1951
Humby, Betty
1.0 letter
1933
Hunt, Frazier
1.0 letter
1954
Hunter, Haywood H.
1.0 letter
1949
6 17
Hill, Kelso
11.0 letters
1930
6 18
Houghton Company (S. Houghton)
12.0 letters
1931
6 19
Howard, Roy W.
19.0 letters
1914-1956
6 20
Correspondence I-J-K
Ingall, Katherine H.
1.0 letter
undated
Interstate Junior Livestock and Baby Beef Show
1.0 letter
1936
Investors Syndicate
4.0 letters
1935-1938
Isaacson, Leonard G.
1.0 letter
1949
Jockey Club (F. Klees)
9.0 letters
1930-1935
Johnson, E. E.
2.0 letters
1954
Kauti, H.
1.0 letter
1948
Kenbrook, C. A. and Son Insurance (W. Kenbrook)
5.0 letters
1952-1955
Kennicott, Donald
1.0 letter
1952
6 21
Correspondence L-M
Lane, George S.
3.0 letters
1931
Latimer, Paul S.
2.0 letters
1952
Leffinwell Elmore
3.0 letters
1935
Littauer and Wilkinson
1.0 letter
1954
Loew's Incorporated
1.0 letter
1955
London and Lancashire Insurance Co. Ltd.
2.0 letters
1935-1936
Lovatt, W. B.
1.0 letters
1933
McCall's Magazine
1.0 letter
1934
McClean, Gerry
1.0 letter
1956
MacDonald, R.
1.0 letter
undated
Madsen, Robert H
1.0 letters
1952
Marx, Zeppo, Inc.
1.0 letter
1935
Mathews, L. G.
4.0 letters
1933
Maxwell, Oliver E. and Son
1.0 letter
1933
Merced Hardware and Implement Company (J. R. Flynn)
3.0 letters
1936
Merritt, H. C., Jr.
1.0 letters
1935
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures
5.0 letters
1951-1955
Miller, Roy A.
1.0 letters
1936
Moore, Ewell D. (attorney)
6.0 letters
1936
Moran, Breck
1.0 letter
1950
Mouton and Six
2.0 letters
1935-1936
6 22
Meeker, George R.
34.0 letters
1934-1937
6 23
Correspondence N-R
Neylan, John Francis
1.0 letter
1930
Nilson, Walter T.
1.0 letter
1937
O'Brien, Myrtle
1.0 letter
undated
Occidental Life Insurance Company
3.0 letters
1929-1933
Overton, Lyman, Plumb, Prince and Vermille
1.0 letter
1948
Ownby, James
1.0 letter
1953
Patterson, W.
1.0 letter
1949
Pax Productions
1.0 letter
1950
Peterson, John L.
1.0 letter
1956
Pocket Books Inc
2.0 letters
1944
Poese, William
1.0 letter
1949
Powers, Alfred
1.0 letter
1949
Press and Union League Club
2.0 letters
1952-1955
RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. (A. Landau)
x letters
1953-1955
Ruby, Charles A.
1.0 letters
1936
Russell, Henry P.
x letters
1934-1935
6 24
Pan American Bank of California (H. B. Henig)
23.0 letters
1926-1927
6 25
Correspondence: S-T
San Francisco Maritime Museum
1.0 letter
1957
Sanders, Steve
2.0 letters
1926
Santell, Alfred
5.0 letters
1952
Saturday Evening Post
1.0 letter
1955
Schindler, A. D.
1.0 letter
1932
Schwarzkopf, Chet
5.0 letters
1953-1956
Schwengber, Harry, S.J.
1.0 letter
1950
Sears, Harry
1.0 letter
1929
Security Title Insurance and Guarantee Company
1.0 letter
1929
Sierra Vista Stock Ranch (H.C. Weeden)
9.0 letters
1925
Slocum, Evelyn Kidder
1.0 letter
1957
Sly, L. H.
1.0 letter
1930
Spanier, Wm. A.
4.0 letters
1952
Stewart, W. E.
4.0 letters
1926-1927
Swanson, H. N., Inc. (H. N. Swanson)
3.0 letters
1952-1953
Swasey, Edgar Jr.
3.0 letters
1952-1957
Talbot, Clare R.
1.0 letter
1936
Tankel, B. B., Organization
1.0 letter
1956
Tarbox, Luther H.
1.0 letter
1951
Taylor, Grace
1.0 letter
1948
This Week
4.0 letters
1948-1954
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
3.0 letters
1916-1917
Time
1.0 letter
1954
True
3.0 letters
1952
6 26
Stephens-Kemper, Inc. [formerly Mayer-Kempner and Mayer-Kutler-Landy] (A. Kempner, L. Wilck, J. Mayer, G. Landy)
60.0 letters
1935-1936
6 27
Stewart, Cloyd L. (Attorney)
15.0 letters
1927-1928
6 28
Thompson, Bess and H. C. (Tommy)
14.0 letters
1917-1960
6 29
Toronto General Trusts Corporation (S. P. Gemmill)
10.0 letters
1933-1937
6 30
Correspondence: U-Z
United States Fidelity an Guranty Company (F. S. Mitchell)
6.0 letters
1934-1936
Universal International Pictures
1.0 letter
1954
University of California (J. Hart, J. S. Holliday)
3.0 letters
1953-1959
Varcados, James
2.0 letters
1957
Walsh, Walter J. (Attorney)
1.0 letter
1955
West, C. E.
2.0 letters
1935
Western Printing and Lithographing Co.
1.0 letter
1952
Westlawn Associates - Naval Architechts
2.0 letters
1951
Williams, Lesley
1.0 letter
1936
White, Mae
1.0 letter
1952
Wilson, Dorothy
1.0 letter
1949
Wytema, M. S.
1.0 letter
1956
Zuckerman, R. C.
1.0 letter
1952
6 31
Correspondence: Unidentified
18.0 letters
6 32
Correspondence: Fan letters
32.0 letters
6 33
California Jockey Club
1934-1939
Manuscripts
Box Folder
6 34
Manuscripts
Outlaws of Eden (Part 6 only. Holograph revision)
45.0 pages
"Jump Dog" (Carbon)
15.0 pages
"Pagan's Holiday" (Carbon)
12.0 pages
"Patricio" (Typed draft., also page 1 of early draft entitled "Qestion of Honor")
15.0 pages
"Some Notes on Leadership" (Typed draft. Early version. Holograph revision)
16.0 pages
"Some Notes on Leadership" (Typed draft)
15.0 pages
"Tale of the Ghostly Greyhound Pup" (Carbon)
10.0 pages
untitled (Typed draft,title page missing)
6.0 pages (6 pages (numbered 2-7))
6 35
Manuscripts: Eulogy, Memorandum, Movie Titles and Poem
Eulogy delivered at the grave of Robert L. Arnold (typed draft. Carbon)
4.0 pages
June 17, 1930
Memorandum of Cruise to Gulf of Lower California (Typed draft. Carbon.)
4.0 pages
"Alleged poem containing free advice to Lymant Gage on his ninetieth birthday" (Typed draft)
3.0 pages
Movie titles for Famous Players-Lasky Corporation Productions
1926
Old Ironsides (Typed draft)
4.0 pages
Captain Sarazac (Typed draft)
16.0 pages
6 36
Manuscripts: Misc. Pages and Fragments
6 37
Joseph Sexton Thompson Poems
"Genisis" (Typed draft)
6.0 pages
"The Son of Abraham" (Typed draft)
6.0 pages
"Ressurection" (Typed draft)
5.0 pages
Miscellaneous
Box Folder
6 38
Investment and Financial records
6 39
Publishing Records and Contracts
6 40
Tearsheets
"Give Them a Cheer" by Peter Bernard Kyne ( This Week Magazine)
6.0 pages
"I Back-Track a little" by Peter Bernard Kyne ( Lincoln-Mercury Times vol. 7 No. 4)
July 1955-August 1955
Sales Prospectus for "Cappy Ricks" cartoon strip
6 41
Biographical Material

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • American literature--20th century
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Hunting stories, American--Authorship
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Sea stories, American--Authorship
  • Short stories--Authorship
  • War stories, American--Authorship
  • Western stories--Authorship
  • Personal Names :
  • Kyne, Peter B. (Peter Bernard), 1880-1957--Archives