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Finger, Charles Joseph, 1869-1941



Charles Joseph Finger was born on December 25, 1869 in Willesden, England. He was educated at King's College, London. At age 20 he began to travel extensively, visiting first Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia, where he worked as gold seeker, guide, and cook for the first sheep farming stations, in the period of Selknam genocide. He moved to New York and London, thereafter, and to a number of cities in Texas. He worked as accountant and musicians, eventually settled in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where he concentrated to writing. Finger won the 1925 Newbery Medal for the book "Tales from Silver Lands" (1924), a collection of stories from South America. Some of his other works are "Bushrangers" (1924), "Tales Worth Telling" (1927), "Courageous Companions (1929), and "A Dog at His Heel" (1936). His" autobiography is "Seven Horizons" (1930). Finger was also an accomplished musician. He directed the San Angelo Conservatory of Music in Texas, from 1898 to 1904. Finger died on January 7, 1941.

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Charles Finger typescript and letters

Identifier: MS-95
Date(s): 1935

Charles J. Finger (1869-1941), writer. The collection contains the typescript (incomplete) of his novel, "A Cape Horn Snorter" (1939) and three letters.

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