Frederick R. Bechdolt correspondence with William Gerard Chapman, 1936
- Bechdolt, Frederick R. (Frederick Ritchie), 1874-1950
- Physical Description:
- 10 items
- Additional Creators:
- Chapman, William Gerard, 1877-1945
- Restrictions on Access:
- Unrestricted access.
- The collection consists of five letters from Bechdolt to Chapman, each with a carbon of Chapman's reply, 1 Feb.-2 Dec. 1936. The letters include news of California and plans to meet, but primarily discuss syndication rights to some of Bechdolt's works.
- In Rare Books and Manuscripts, University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA (#2005-0118R/VF Lit)
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased from Howard S. Mott, Inc., 2005.
- Administrative History:
- Author Frederick R. Bechdolt was born in Pennsylvania, and attended the universities of North Dakota and Washington. He worked on odd jobs in the west for several years, including gold mining in Alaska, driving sled dogs, and helping drill the Cascade tunnel, before becoming a journalist in California. He later wrote fiction and non-fiction with western themes and settings, including novels, stories, fact-based collections of tales, and articles. He settled in Carmel, California, where he was active in the community, and became known as one of the Carmel bunch.
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