Scope and arrangement
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts, typescripts, correspondence, and a portrait. The manuscripts comprise poems and translations of poems, as well as notes and other miscellaneous manuscript material; the typescripts and emended typescripts comprise poems and plays. Also included is correspondence, dating from 1900 to 1926, from the author to Ambrose Bierce, John G. Neihardt, Edward F. O'Day, Clark Ashton Smith, and others. There are letters to Sterling from Ambrose Bierce, Ina Coolbrith, Harry Dumont, H. L. Mencken, and Clark Ashton Smith, dating from 1897 to 1925, as well as two separate letters relating to Sterling from Albert M. Bender and from Emily Hamilton, both addressed to Clark Ashton Smith and dated 1911.
The George Sterling collection of papers are arranged in three series: