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Mary Cadwalader Jones correspondence

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 409

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.

Dates

  • 1876-1934

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.jonesmc

Overview

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.

Processing Information

This collection includes materials previously identified by the following call number: Za Jones.
Title
Guide to the Mary Cadwalader Jones Correspondence
Status
Under Revision
Author
by Molly Wheeler
Date
September 2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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Location

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New Haven, CT 06511

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