Title:Talisman Press archives, 1958-1969
Creator/Contributor:Talisman Press, creator
Creator/Contributor:Baird, Newton D.
Creator/Contributor:Bretnor, Helen Harding.
Creator/Contributor:Crosby, Alexander L.
Creator/Contributor:Dillon, Richard H.
Creator/Contributor:Drysdale, Amy Horn.
Creator/Contributor:Giffen, Helen S. (Helen Smith), 1893-
Creator/Contributor:Gilbert, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin)
Creator/Contributor:Greenwood, Robert, 1926-
Creator/Contributor:Hanna, Archibald, 1916-
Creator/Contributor:Johnson, Kenneth M.
Creator/Contributor:Kelly, Charles, 1889-
Creator/Contributor:Lohf, Kenneth A.
Creator/Contributor:London, John, 1903-
Creator/Contributor:Morgan, Dale Lowell, 1914-1971
Creator/Contributor:Nasatir, Abraham Phineas, 1904-
Creator/Contributor:Nathan, Leonard, 1924-2007
Creator/Contributor:Nunis, Doyce Blackman.
Creator/Contributor:Paul, Rodman W. (Rodman Wilson), 1912-
Creator/Contributor:Streeter, Thomas W. (Thomas Winthrop), 1883-1965
Creator/Contributor:Tweney, George H.
Creator/Contributor:Woodbridge, Hensley Charles, 1923-
The collection consists of materials pertaining to titles published by the Press, including research materials, correspondence,
typescripts, annotated printing copies, illustrations, reviews, financial records, etc.; materials relating to proposals for
publications that the Press never published; miscellaneous corporate records of the Press, including correspondence; and historical
materials on El Dorado County, particularly the Georgetown area.
Box 2125: The California outlaw: Tiburcio Vasquez / George A. Beers. -- Boxes 2126-2127: The diaries of Peter Decker. -- Boxes
2128-2136: James W. Marshall, the discoverer of California gold / Theressa Gay. -- Box 2137: Magellan, a poem to be read aloud
by several voices / Ann Stanford. -- Box 2138: The New Almaden Quicksilver Mine / Kenneth M. Johnson. -- Boxes 2139-2141:
San Francisco as I saw it: gleanings from the Picayune. -- Box 2142: California as I saw it / William S. McCollum; Sherwood
Anderson, a bibliography / Eugene P. Sheehy, Kenneth A. Lohf; Western reaches: a collection of poems / Leonard Nathan; Early
day letters from Auroria / Libeus Barney.
Boxes 2143-2145: Overland in 1846 / Dale Lowell Morgan. -- Boxes 2146-2148: Old Greenwood / Alexander L. Crosby. -- Boxes
2149-2151: Governors of California: Peter H. Burnett to Edmund G. Brown / H. Brett Melendy and Benjamin F. Gilbert. -- Boxes
2152-2153: A French journalist in the California gold rush / Etienne Derbec. -- Boxes 2154-2155: The California gold rush:
sources, etc. / Rodman W. Paul. -- Boxes 2156-2157: A Western sampler: 9 contemporary poets. -- Boxes 2158-2163: Jack London,
a bibliography / Hensley C. Woodbridge. -- Boxes 2164-2167: California imprints, 1833-1862, a bibliobraphy / Robert Greenwood.
-- Boxes 2168-2176: Materials for proposed publication. -- Boxes 2177-2183: Corporate records. -- Boxes 2184-2186: El Dorado
County history materials. -- Box 2187: Miscellaneous oversized items.
Baird, Newton D -- Correspondence
Greenwood, Robert -- 1926- -- Correspondence
Talisman Press -- Archives
Publishers and publishing -- California
El Dorado County (Calif.) -- History
The collection is organized into 4 series: published materials (by title); proposals for publication; corporate records; historical
Talisman Press was a fine press operated by Robert Greenwood and Newton Baird from approximately 1958 to 1969. After publishing
'Talisman' magazine for only a short time, they turned to publishing two to three books a year on subjects of Western American
history, American literature, and bibliography. The business began in the San Jose area but moved to Georgetown in 1962. After
they stopped printing books in 1969, Greenwood and Baird continued as book dealers until retirement in January 1991.
63 boxes (1 large folio) : ill.
MANUSCRIPT Boxes 2125-2187