West, Jessamyn, 1902-1984

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Jessamyn West (b. July 18, 1902, Vernon, IN–d. Feb. 23, 1984, Napa County, CA) was an American author of short stories and novels, notably The Friendly Persuasion (1945). She graduated from Whittier College in 1923 and helped found the Palmer Society there. West grew up in the rural Yorba Linda region of California as her cousin, Richard Nixon.
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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Nancy Hale Papers 251., 1908 - 1989 Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Richard Gaither Walser Papers (#4168), 1918-1988 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1875-2004 (inclusive), 1936-2000 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Yaddo records, 1870-1980 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Melville Cane Papers, 1901-1979. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
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associatedWith Cane, Melville, 1879-1980 person
correspondedWith Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966 person
correspondedWith Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966 person
associatedWith Hale, Nancy, 1908- person
correspondedWith New Yorker Magazine, Inc corporateBody
relativeOf Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 person
associatedWith Vidal, Gore, 1925- person
associatedWith Walser, Richard Gaither, 1908- person
associatedWith Yaddo (Artist's colony) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Vernon IN US
Yorba Linda CA US
Napa County CA US


Birth 1902-07-18

Death 1984-02-23




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