Clinton Dangerfield papers
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Clinton Dangerfield papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Dangerfield, Clinton.
Title: Clinton Dangerfield papers
Dates: 1879-1940
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1059

Biographical/Historical Note

Clinton Dangerfield was the pen name of Ella Howard Bryan (1872-1973). She wrote several adventure novels set in the American west. Born in Savannah, Georgia, Dangerfield was home schooled and took a job as a governess in the north. While at her job, Dangerfield wrote her first work which was popularly accepted. With this initial success, she returned to Savannah and began writing full time.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains papers collected by Clinton Dangerfield the nom de plume of Ella Howard Bryan. Included in the collection are letters to Dangerfield, an invitation to dinner with Theodore Roosevelt, genealogical information, a passport for C.W. Howard, and newspaper clippings.

Index Terms

Dangerfield, Clinton.
Genealogies (histories)
Letters (correspondence)
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from collector.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Clinton Dangerfield papers, MS 1059, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Virginia Historical Society, 1973.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: Julian Harris letter to Miss Bryan, 1907 November 12 ( 1.0 p. )
Sent from Atlanta, Georgia. Notifies Bryan that President Theodore Roosevelt wants them to dine with him at the White House on November 18, 1907.
Item 2: la mere letter to Cherie, 1921 March 25 ( 2.0 p. )
Sent form Dillon, Georgia. Contains information about ancestor Robert Anderson.
Item 3: S. K. P. letter to Clinton Dangerfield, 1940 November 20 ( 4.0 p. )
Sent from St. Elmo, Tennessee. Writes about old age, grandchildren; encloses photograph of two infants.
Item 4: Votre Mere letter to Cherie, 1940 May 29 ( 4.0 p. )
Sent from Brampton Cliff, Georgia.
Item 5: Biographical sketch of Major Henry Bryan of Georgia
Item 6: Biographical sketch of the Earl of Dalhousie
Item 7: Additional information on the Earl of Dalhousie
Item 8: Newspaper article
Copy of a newspaper article about a copper plate taken from a coffin in Scotland with the inscription "James Glyn [Glen] Esq. of Longcroft Late Governor of South Carolina obit 18th July, 1777."
Item 9: Notes on the Thomas family
Item 10: United States passport of C. W. Howard and a servant, 1838 September 3 ( 3.0 p. )
For Great Britain and France.
Item 11: Clipping from The Morning News, 1897 January 3
About the Union Society's gift to Jonathan Bryan.
Item 12: Clipping from The Republican, Oakland, Maryland, 1930 August 14
About Miss Ella H. Bryan's favorable impressions of Oakland's permanence and stability.