Albert Richard Wetjen papers, 1923-1952  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Beer, Thomas, 1889-1940Stribling, T. S. (Thomas Sigismund), 1881-1965Raine, Norman Reilly, 1895-1971Wetjen, Albert Richard, 1900-1948Adamic, Louis, 1899-1951
Albert Richard Wetjen papers
1923-1952 (inclusive)
0.5 linear feet, (1 container)
Collection Number
A 130
Albert Richard Wetjen (1900-1948) was a writer who was known for his sea stories and novels and was also editor of the Oregon Magazine. The collection (1923-1945) contains correspondence regarding the condition of writing in the Pacific Northwest and also manuscripts of stories.
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Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

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

The use of letters in this collection is restricted by agreement between the donor and the Library.

Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Albert Richard Wetjen (1900-1948) was born in London, England. He became a writer and editor who was known for his sea stories and novels.

He went to sea at age 14, came to Canada in 1920, and to Oregon in 1921, stopping to work in Harrisburg. He moved to Salem in 1923 and worked as editor of Oregon Magazine for three years. He later moved to Portland, then to San Francisco.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection (1923-1945) contains correspondence regarding the condition of writing in the Pacific Northwest, and also manuscripts of stories.

Most of the letters refer to the (awful) condition of writing and publishing in the Pacific Northwest. Correspondence includes letters by Wetjen to Allen Jayne, Hattie Howard, Ada Hedges, and Edythe Wetjen.

Incoming correspondents include Thomas Beer, T. S. Stribling, Norman Reilly Raine, and Louis Adamic.

The manuscripts are all short pieces, and one essay on James Stevens. Copies of published pieces are also included.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Albert Richard Wetjen papers, A 130, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

1.:  Correspondence, 1923-1952Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
1 2
1 3
1 4
Letters to Allan Jayne

2.:  Manuscripts, circa 1920s-1950sReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 5
"Introduction," "Just Say Thanks," and "Gambler's Luck"
circa 1920s-1950s
1 6
Untitled story and untitled essay on James Stevens
circa 1920s-1950s
1 7
"Prince Talapas," "Little Silversides," and "Katafa"
circa 1920s-1950s
1 8
"Camel Patrol"
circa 1920s-1950s
1 9
"Fiddler's Green" and "Bush Telegraph"
circa 1920s-1950s
1 10
circa 1920s-1950s

3.:  Periodicals, 1934Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 11

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • American literature--Northwest, Pacific--History and criticism
  • American literature--Oregon
  • Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
  • Authors, American--20th century--Manuscripts
  • Authors, American--Oregon--Correspondence
  • Periodical editors--Oregon--Correspondence
  • Publishers and publishing--Northwest, Pacific--History--20th century
  • Sailors--Oregon--Correspondence
  • Sea stories, American--Authorship
  • Short stories, American--Authorship
  • Personal Names :
  • Adamic, Louis, 1899-1951--Correspondence
  • Beer, Thomas, 1889-1940--Correspondence
  • Hedges, Ada Hastings--Correspondence
  • Howard, Hattie--Correspondence
  • Jayne, Allen--Correspondence
  • Raine, Norman Reilly, 1895-1971--Correspondence
  • Stevens, James, 1892-1971
  • Stribling, T. S. (Thomas Sigismund), 1881-1965--Correspondence
  • Wetjen, Albert Richard, 1900-1948--Correspondence
  • Wetjen, Albert Richard, 1900-1948--Manuscripts
  • Wetjen, Edythe--Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon magazine (Salem, Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts for publication
  • Sea stories
  • Short stories