No place, 1968.
1 and-a-half pages on a single sheet. 4to. In full: "I am 33 years old and I have been writing for 15 years. I am thirty-three years old and it seems as if I have been writing forever and it pleases me very much. I have lived in the beautiful city of San Francisco for 13 years, and been nurtured by it's style and vision. I have written 8 books of poetry and fiction and published short stories and articles in local and national magazines. My work has also been published in Canada, England and Italy. I am poet-in-residence at the California Institute of Technology in 1968 and I have given readings of my work at Stanford, University of California at Berkeley, San Francisco State College, Pomona, etc. [The next couple of sentences are indecipherable, but the gist is that he was nominated for some awards including one for "Confederate General from Big Sur."] I look forward to all the things I will write in the future. I am thankful that I live in such an exciting time in man's history and look forward to all the things I will write in the future." The above transcript does not include lines that Brautigan has drawn a line through but that are still at least partly legible. We don't know Brautigan's purpose for writing this resume---perhaps a grant application of some kind. Manuscript material by Brautigan, especially of this vintage, is rare. Some wrinkling, soiling, and sepia staining, but entirely presentable.