Guide to the Herschel Vespasian Jones Collection

Processed by Arrangement and description by Special Collections staff; latest revision by D. Tambo
Department of Special Collections
Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Herschel Vespasian Jones Collection, 1886-1965

Collection number: Mss 54

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
    Processed by:
    Arrangement and description by Special Collections staff; latest revision by D. Tambo
    Date Completed:
    20 September 2001
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2001 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Herschel Vespasian Jones Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1886-1965
Collection Number: Mss 54
Collector: Jones, Herschel Vespasian, 1861-1928
Extent: .2 linear feet (1 half-size box)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Del Sur.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Herschel Vespasian Jones Collection. Mss 54. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Undetermined.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection primarily contains correspondence to Herschel Jones (1861-1928), editor of the Minneapolis Journal and collector of Americana. Correspondents include Charles Evans Hughes, Charles H. Mayo, Thomas Nast, Robert E. Peary, Theodore Roosevelt, and Lillian Russell.
UCSB Special Collections also has related printed works, including:
  • Jones, Herschel V. Adventures in Americana, 1492-1897... Being a Selection of Books from the Library of Herschel V. Jones, Minneapolis, Minnesota (New York, W. E. Rudge, 1928).
  • Jones, Herschel V. Americana Collection of Herschel V. Jones: A Check-list (1473-1926), compiled by Wilberforce Eames (New York: Privately printed by William E. Rudge's sons, 1938).
  • Jones, Herschel V. The Later Library of Herschel V. Jones, Minneapolis, Minn. ... (New York: The Anderson Galleries, 1923).

Collection Contents

 

Series 1.  Correspondence - to Herschel Jones

Box 1: 1

Burnquist, J. A. A. (Governor of Minnesota), 1 letter (TLS), 5 Sept., 1919

Box 1: 2

Eberhart, Adolph O. (Governor of Minnesota), 1 letter (TLS), 6 June, 1910

Box 1: 3

Hughes, Charles E., 1 letter (TLS), 5 Aug., 1916

Box 1: 4

Peary, [Robert E.], 1 letter (TLS), 22 Mar., 1912

Box 1: 5

Roosevelt, Theodore, 5 letters (TLS), 1912, 1917

Box 1: 6

[Roosevelt, Theodore], 9 letters (TLS) from Roosevelt's Assistant Secretaries, 1901 - 1908

Box 1: 7

Russell, Lillian, 1 letter (TLS), 26 Apr., 1912

Box 1: 8

Washburn, Stanley, 1 letter (TLS), 1 Sept., 1908

Box 1: 9

Miscellany, 6 letters, 1900 - 1923

 

Series 2.  Correspondence - Other

Box 1: 10

Aldrich, Irwin D., to [?] Russell, 1 letter (TLS) re Calamity Jane, 11 Aug., 1924

Box 1: 11

Bixby, Tams, to Gilson Gardner, 1 letter (TLS), 17 Jan., 1907

Box 1: 12

Cleveland, Francis Folsom, to Mr. Thomas Nast, 1 letter (ALS), 31 Dec., 1886

Box 1: 13

Jones, Jefferson (1891-1965) - Incoming (3 items, including 1 letter (TLS) from Charles H. Mayo), 1927, 1932, 1957

Box 1: 14

Lemmon, G. E., to Howard Hickok, 1 letter (TL) re Wild Bill Hickok, 16 Aug., 1927

 

Series 3.  Ephemera

Box 1: 15

Certificate of Appointment, as delegate to the Upper Mississippi River Improvement Association Convention, Dubuque, Iowa, 15-16 Nov., 1904

Box 1: 16

Invitations and Programs (several to events at the White House), 1898-1916, n.d.