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Bret Harte Letter

A description of the item at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: LMD
Date: 10 May 2010

Biographical History

Francis Bret Harte (1836-1902) was an American author, short story writer, and poet, know for his stories of pioneer life in California.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Bret Harte Letter is dated New York, 5 Oct 1874 and is addressed to "My dear Bliss," likely Frank Bliss from the American Publishing Company. In the letter, Harte discusses several manuscript drafts he had sent Bliss and payments owed to him.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


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Subject Headings


Bliss, Francis E. (Francis Edward).
Harte, Bret, 1836-1902.


Authors, American -- 19th century.


New York (N.Y.) -- History.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Bret Harte Letter,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

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