Bailey Millard (1859-1941) was born in Markesan, Wisconsin. Much of his education was obtained as a printer's devil and tramp printer. He worked his way west through a succession of newspaper and printing shops. In the 1890s he was city editor or literary editor of the San Francisco Call and the Examiner, and in 1918-1919 was managing editor of the San Francisco Evening Bulletin. From 1913-1914 he was managing editor of Munsey's of NY. In San Francisco he was acquainted with and published a succession of new writers, among them Jack London and Edwin Markham. He first published Joaquin Miller's best-known poem, Columbus.
The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, an autobiography, a biography of Edwin Markham, two personal photograph albums and images of literary figures including Jack London, Frank Norris, Edwin Markham, David Graham Phillips, and Robert Louis Stevenson.
The correspondence section contains letters received that are organized alphabetically by sender's last name. Included here are letters from Jack London, Joaquin Miller, John Burroughs, Edwin Markham, Ambrose Bierce, John Muir, Hamlin Garland, and a postal card from George Bernard Shaw.
The manuscripts section is organized by title of work and includes an autobiography and a biography of Edwin Markham among other works. There is also small group of poems and a larger group of published books, magazine and newspaper pieces by Millard that are organized by publication title.
The photographs include two albums of Oregon life in the 1800s-1890s, and eight images of literary figures Jack London, Frank Norris, Edwin Markham, David Graham Phillips, and Robert Louis Stevenson.
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[Identification of item], Bailey Millard papers, Ax 431, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.Restrictions on Access :
Collection is open to the public.
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Acquisition Information :
Gift of the Millard family in 1969.Processing Note :
Collection processed by staff. Photographs processed by Normandy S. Helmer, March 2006.
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