George Sterling materials, 1904-1966

George Sterling.
George Sterling. Oakland Public Library, Oakland History Center.

Primarily published and typescript copies of poems by American poet George Sterling. Also includes three letters from Sterling to fellow poet Joaquin Miller, a brief note from Mary Austin to Sterling, a photo portrait of Sterling, a Bohemian Club midsummer jinks programme from 1926, a program for the Western Drama Society quarterly performance in Carmel, California (1913), commemorative writings about Sterling by Milo Mosier and Mary Austin, and a letter from John Howell discussing Sterling's poem "Yosemite."

Writings contained in the collection consist of: The abalone song (3 printings); The ballad of the ghost-arrow; Ballad of the swabs; The black hound bays; The evanescent city; A first-class fighting man (essay); Forenoon on the Pacific; The guerdon of the sun; Lilies of stone; Lonely beaches; Nora May French; Pavement; The sailing of Keats (includes some of Sterlings thoughts on Keats); The shadow maker; Sierran dawn; Song of friendship; The song of Henry Maxwell; Sonnets to Craig; Stars of the noon; Together; Under the rainbow; Wilshire's I-ON-A-CO (essay); Yerba Buena, July 9, 1846. Writings are poems unless noted otherwise. Most were published in Sunset Magazine and The American Mercury.
3 folders (.1 linear feet)

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Available at Oakland History Center, Main Library.