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Bret Harte, 1836-1902
Literary File, Photography Collection

14 items

Acquisition: Internal transfers
Access: Open for research
Processed by: Mary Foster and Susan McClellan, 2006
RLIN Record ID: None


Table of Contents

Scope and Contents
Item List
Index of Photographers

Scope and Contents

The Bret Harte Literary File consists of 14 pictures (13 photographic prints and 1 halftone print), most of which are cartes-de-visite and cabinet card portraits. An index at the end of this guide lists photographers whose work is featured in this file.

This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

*All items are located at PH:LF:Harte, B.


Item List

Accession / P No. Description
P1Carte-de-visite of Harte.
P2Portrait of Harte; signed presentation on image recto "To Miss Bessie Halton, from / Bret Harte / Jany. 1893."
P3Cabinet card portrait of Lawrence Barrett; signed presentation on verso "To Bret Harte Esq. / with kindest wishes / of his Friend / Lawrence Barrett / May 4th / 1871."
P4Cabinet card portrait of Clara Louise Kellogg; signed below image by Kellogg; signed presentation on verso to "Mr. Bret Harte / in kind remembrance / of Clara Louise Kellogg / April 7th, 1872 / New York."
P5Cabinet card portrait of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; inscribed (signed?) below image: "H. W. Longfellow."
P6Carte-de-visite (vignetted bust) of Jessie B. Fremont; signed presentation on image and mount recto: "... to Frank Harte"; handwritten note on mount verso.
P7 Carte-de-visite (vignetted bust) of Brigham Young.
P8Carte-de-visite of "Tom Thumb Family" (Charles Stratton and his wife Mercy Lavinia holding a baby).
P9-P10Cartes-de-visite of D. Setchell (?); signed presentation on verso to "Frank Bret Hart [sic] Esq" (P9) and to "Mrs. Frank B. Hart [sic] / " San Francisco / Jan 14th, 1865" (P10); two-cent tax stamp on verso of P10.
P11Carte-de-visite of "Gordon"; signed presentation on verso "With kind regards / from Gordon."
P12Carte-de-visite of an unidentified man.
P13Mounted photographic print of a sculpted bust of B. J. Devine; signed presentation on mount verso to "F B Harte, Esq / with compts of / B. J. Devine"; two-cent tax stamp on mount verso.
999:0036:0124Halftone print of a photographic portrait of Harte.


Index of Photographers

Allen (Boston, Mass.)--P11
Bayley & Cramer--P9-P10
Fall, Thomas, fl. ca. 1870s-1890s--P2
J. Gurney & Son--P3
Rockwood, George Gardner, 1832-1911--P6
Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896--P1, P4-P5
Savage, C. R. (Charles Roscoe), 1832-1909--P7
Selleck, Silas, 1828-1885--P12
Shew, Marston & Cuddeback--P13


Bret Harte Literary File Finding Aid
(Last modified: 9 November 2007)

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