Papers of Jennie Cook Davis, 1885-1992 (bulk 1917-1942)

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Davis, Jennie Cook, 1851-1946. Papers of Jennie Cook Davis, 1885-1992 (bulk 1917-1942)

Papers of Jennie Cook Davis, 1885-1992 (bulk 1917-1942)

The collection is semi-catalogued and arranged alphabetically by author. The collection contains 60 manuscripts, three of which are oversized. Most of the manuscripts are poems written by Jennie Cook Davis. Most of these poems were written for publication and were inspired by everyday occurrences or newsworthy people. The collection also contains a draft of Davis's autobiography and a copy of a biography written by Karen Neset Smith in 1995. The collection contains 130 pieces of correspondence, two of which are oversized. The letters mainly consist of originals and copies of letters from Jennie Cook Davis to her eldest daughter, Winifred Davis McDowell in the later years of her life. The letters of greatest interest are the four from Jack London discussing literary matters and from Charmian London regarding Jack London's death. There are also five letters from Charles Fletcher Lummis and one from his wife Eve. Other artists local to Southern California wrote to Jennie Cook Davis including John Burroughs, Maynard Dixon and John Steven McGroarty. The ephemera collection consists of a few pieces that relate to Jennie Cook Davis's life and many examples of her sketches. Also, her scrapbook contains more samples of her poetry and newspaper articles. The file labeled "Ephemera: Miscellaneous" consists of: a 1887 Official List Officers, Agents, and Stations for the Wisconsin Central Line; four brochures for Devore, Calif. [1915]; and a Camp Cajon "Souvinir [sic] Program" dated July 4, 1919. The photographs of Jack and Charmian London are pictures taken of watercolor reproductions made by Donald McDowell in the 1980s and 1990s. The collection does not contain actual photographs of Jack or Charmian London. In all, the ephemera totals 166 pieces. Other participants include: Carl Ethan Akeley, Lou Westcott Beck, R. D. Blackmore, William Bristol, Harry Chandler, Schuyler Colfax, Eugene Field, William Hard, Ludwig Katterfield, Eve Lummis, Alfred Payne, Allan Pinkerton, Eddie Rickenbacker and George Francis Train. Subjects in collection include: Acorn Lodge in Wrightwood, Calif.; Cajon Pass, Calif.; Devore, Calif.; Jack and Charmian London; Lute Pease; George Sterling; American newspapers in Wisconsin; Railroad Employees in the United States; Reporters and reporting in the United States; Temperance Poetry; and World War I.

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Akeley, Carl Ethan, 1864-1926

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Beck, Lou Westcott

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Payne, Alfred, 1824-1893.

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Hard, William, 1878-1962

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Hard began his career in journalism in 1902 as a reporter for Northwestern University Settlement House's monthly newsletter. By 1906, he was contributing to numerous magazines as a freelancer. In 1929, Hard ventured into radio, and in 1932 he broadcast reports from the Republican National Convention in Chicago. In 1937 he was named executive assistant to the Chairman of the Republican National Committee. From the description of William Hard papers, 1914-1934. (Princeton University Li...

Lummis, Charles Fletcher, 1859-1928

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London, Charmian (Clara Charmian Kittredge), 1871-

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Charmian Kittredge was born in Southern California and educated at home, developing excellent secretarial skills. A free spirit and devoted traveller, she married Jack London in 1905. The two shared an adventurous life of travel until London's death in 1916. Charmian wrote fiction, travel books, and biography, including the two-volume Book of Jack London. She was an intriguing personality in her own light, and a devoted promoter of Jack London's works. From the description of Charmia...

Bristol, William Marion, 1859-1941

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Train, George Francis, 1829-1904

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American entrepreneurial businessman, independent presidential candidate, and noted eccentric. From the description of George Francis Train letter to C.L. Greave[?] [manuscript], 1901[?] October 23. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 781412191 Born in Boston was a merchant, promoter, author, and eccentric. Ran for president in 1869, traveled around the world in eighty days in 1870 and was jailed on obscenity while defending Victoria Woodhull. From the ...

Pease, Lute, 1869-1963

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Lucius "Lute" Curtis Pease (1869-1963) was a reporter, prospector, magazine editor, and editorial cartoonist. From the description of Journal about northwestern Alaska, 1901-1905. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702197363 Lute Pease (1869-1963) was a reporter, prospector, editor, and Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist who participated in the Klondike gold rush, ran a hotel in Nome, Alaska, built The Pacific monthly into a prominent magazine, and drew political cartoo...

Chandler, Harry, 1864-1944

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Harry Chandler was the son-in-law of Harrison Gray Otis, publisher of the Los Angeles Times. From the description of Letter of invitation to a luncheon to discuss the building of the Army-Navy YMCA building, 1924, May 12. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122446591 ...

Katterfield, Ludwig E., b. 1880.

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Davis, Jennie Cook, 1851-1946.

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Emma Jane Cook Davis (aka Jennie C. Davis, aka J.C. Davis, aka Mrs. Herbert Benton Davis) was born on October 17, 1851 in White Pigeon, Michigan. Davis lived in various locations growing up. At the age of four, her family moved to Iowa. When she was fourteen, they moved to Indiana. In 1873 she married a local friend, Herbert Benton Davis. The couple lived in Indiana from 1874 to 1877 where their first two daughters were born. Winifred Lawrence was born on October 30, 1875 and someti...

Sterling, George, 1869-1926

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California poet. From the description of Papers of George Sterling [manuscript] 1910-27. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647944409 American poet. From the description of To Ruth Chatterton : typed poem signed, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122445441 From the description of Letter, San Francisco, Ca. to Norbert Hyatt, Hartford, Ct. [manuscript] 1922 March 5. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647944413 George Sterli...

Blackmore, R. D. (Richard Doddridge), 1825-1900

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Richard Doddridge Blackmore was an English novelist and poet, Blackmore wrote several novels and many volumes of poetry, but is chiefly known for the historical romance Lorna Doone (1869) set on Exmoor. From the description of Richard Doddridge Blackmore letter, 26 Jan. 1895. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 429679657 Richard Doddridge Blackmore, British novelist and fruit farmer, best known for his Lorna Doone. From the description of R. D. Blackmore ma...

Burroughs, John, 1837-1921

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American naturalist and writer. From the description of Poem 1917. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 49995946 One of America's great naturalist authors. From the description of Memorabilia, 1905-1931. (Hartwick College). WorldCat record id: 27057683 American teacher, naturalist, poet, and essayist of national prominence. Friend of Walt Whitman; influenced by Thoreau, Carlyle, and Emerson. Employed accurate observations of nature, scientific re...

Rickenbacker, Eddie (Edward Vernon), 1890-1973

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Army officer and aviator. Full name: Edward Vernon Rickenbacker. From the description of Papers of Eddie Rickenbacker, 1915-1973. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83923451 Air pilot, executive. From the description of Reminiscences of Edward Vernon Rickenbacker : oral history, 1960. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122631724 Air pilot. From the description of Reminiscences of Edward Vernon Rickenbacker : oral h...

Dixon, Maynard, 1875-1946

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Mural painter (San Francisco, Calif.). From the description of Maynard Dixon papers, 1891-1974. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122565534 Maynard Dixon (1875-1946) was one of the premier illustrators, painters, and muralists of his time, concentrating largely on the Indians and deserts of the Southwest. From the description of Maynard Dixon ephemera. (California State Library). WorldCat record id: 156976998 California artist. From the descript...

Colfax, Schuyler, 1823-1885

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Congressman from Indiana; Vice President of the United States, 1869-1873. From the description of Letter : Washington, D.C., to Henry G. Hill, New York, 1864 Mar. 23. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28900958 South Bend, Indiana, newspaper publisher, 1845-1863; Indiana representative, 1855-1869; speaker, House of Representatives, 1863-1869; U.S. vice president, 1869-1873. From the description of Letter : Washington, D.C., to E.F. Chapman, 1867 Feb. 23. (A...

Field, Eugene, 1850-1895

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Eugene Field, an American writer, was born in 1850 to Rosewell Field and Frances Reed. After his mother's death in 1856, he and his brother were sent to live with a cousin in Amherst, Massachusetts. He studied at Williams College from 1868-69. He then studied for a short time at Knox College in Illinois and at the University of Missouri. He married Julia Sutherland Comstock on October 16, 1873. He wrote weekly newspaper columns and also published volumes of poetry and prose. Field died on Novemb...

McGroarty, John Steven

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London, Jack, 1876-1916

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Jack London was born in San Francisco January 12, 1876. He led an adventurous life, only beginning his career as an author in the 1890s. He wrote short stories, serials, essays, articles, verse and novels. He died November 22, 1916 in Sonoma County, CA. From the description of Jack London papers, 1897-1916. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122387554 American novelist and short story writer. From the description of Chronometer method [navigational documents] [1907?]...

Pinkerton, Allan, 1819-1884

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