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Frank Jenners Wilstach papers, 1772-1933, bulk (1915-1933)
Wilstach, Frank Jenners, 1865-1933.
- 8 linear feet (13 boxes, 5 v.)
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Collection consists of correspondence, writings and other papers of Frank J. Wilstach and his father, John A. Wilstach. General correspondence, 1873-1933, concerns business matters and research on Wild Bill Hickok. Family correspondence, 1772-1933, contains genealogical information and letters of related families. Writings include articles, plays, poems, biographical sketches, notes, clippings, and some correspondence about particularwritings. Wild Bill Hickok materials consist of manuscriptand printers copy of Wilstach's book plus photostats and clippings used in his research and clippings of reviews. Bulk of the collection is materials, 1915-1932, he gathered for A Dictionary of Similes and includes originaltypescript, notes, correspondence, and clippings and otherprinted matter. Also, John A. Wilstach's scrapbook and notebooks on literature, law and miscellaneous subjects.
Frank Jenners Wilstach (1865-1933) was an American theatrical business manager, press agent, author, and compiler of A Dictionary of Similes. In addition to the dictionary, which was first published in 1916, he wrote a book and articles about Wild Bill Hickok.
Controlled Access Terms
- Hickok, Wild Bill, 1837-1876.
- Wilstach, Frank Jenners, 1865-1933.
- Ustick family.
- Wilstach family.
- Theater -- United States.
- Theatrical managers.
Additional Creator Names
- De Casseres, Benjamin, 1873-1945.
- Wilstach, Florence.
- Wilstach, Frank Jenners, 1865-1933. Dictionary of similes.
- Wilstach, Frank Jenners, 1865-1933. Wild Bill Hickok.
- Wilstach, John.
- Wilstach, John Augustine, 1824-1897.
- Wilstach, Joseph Walter.
- Wilstach, Paul, 1870-1952.