Owen Wister Papers
Scope and Content
The Owen Wister Papers consist of a poem, "King's Cap," by Wister with his signature and notes. The collection also includes four letters--three handwritten to Mrs. Attwood Martin of Kentucky (with envelopes), one to "Dear Ladies," and a typescript, signed letter to "Mr. Stewart."
- 1900, 1925, n.d.
- Wister, Owen, 1860-1938 (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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Owen Wister (1860-1938) is a American biographer and author. Some of his more famous work includes The New Swiss Family Robinson (1882), The Virginian (1902), and When West Was West (1928).
For a lengthier biographical note on Wister, see the finding aid for his papers at the University of Wyoming American Heritage Center online.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
The Owen Wister Papers consist of a poem, "King's Cap," by Wister with his signature and notes, and four letters.
Source of Acquisition
The Owen Wister Papers were acquired by Special Collections prior to 1985.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Owen Wister Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Owen Wister Papers was completed in 1985. Additional description was completed in May 2011.
- Owen Wister Papers, 1900, 1925, n.d.
- Ashley Wellens, Student Volunteer, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- 2014 (CC0 1.0)
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