Mary Cadwalader Jones correspondence
Scope and Contents
The Mary Cadwalader Jones Correspondence contains letters from various individuals, including notable writers, poets, politicians, and artists, such as Edith Wharton, Grover Cleveland, Ruth Draper, Edgar Lee Masters, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Nikola Tesla, and H.G. Wells. The correspondence includes a typescript draft of "A 'Rarebit' of Biography" by unidentified author.
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The materials are open for research.
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The Mary Cadwalader Jones Correspondence is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from 7 Gables on the Danford Barney Fund, 1971.
0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
The Mary Cadwalader Jones Correspondence contains letters from various individuals, including notable writers, poets, politicians, and artists, including Edith Wharton, Grover Cleveland, Ruth Draper, Edgar Lee Masters, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Nikola Tesla, and H.G. Wells.
Mary Cadwalader Jones
Mary Cadwalader Jones, writer, literary agent, and sister-in-law of author Edith Wharton. Jones grew up in a wealthy Philadelphia family and married Frederic Rhinelander Jones, Edith Wharton's oldest brother, in 1872. The couple moved to New York City and had a daughter named Beatrix. The marriage lasted twelve years and the couple divorced. In New York, Jones was well-known for hosting Sunday afternoon lunches at her house attended by notable literary figures, such as Edith Wharton and Henry James.
During her life, Jones published two books and many articles concerning the welfare of nurses and medical system reform. She was active in the development of the New York City Hospital School and served as the chair for the Advisory Board on Nursing. She vacationed in Bar Harbor, Maine where she volunteered with the local schools and collaborated with residents to create Acadia National Park.
This collection includes materials previously identified by the following call number: Za Jones.
- American literature -- 20th century
- Authors, American -- 20th Century
- Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908
- Draper, Ruth, 1884-1956
- Jones, Mary Cadwalader
- Masters, Edgar Lee, 1868-1950
- Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907
- Tesla, Nikola, 1856-1943
- Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946
- Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937
- Guide to the Mary Cadwalader Jones Correspondence
- Under Revision
- by Molly Wheeler
- September 2010
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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