John Jennings papers, ca. 1940-1954

Finding aid prepared by David S. Zeidberg; reprocessed by Lindsay Chaney in 2015; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
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Title: John Jennings papers
Collection number: 635
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 3.5 linear ft. (7 boxes)
Date (inclusive): ca. 1940-1954
Abstract: John Edward Jennings, Jr. (1906-1973) was an author, writing under his own name and the pseudonyms Bates Baldwin and Joel Williams. His publications include Our American tropics (1938), Next to valour (1939), Boston, cradle of liberty, 1630-1776 (1945), The Salem frigate (1946), The sea eagles: a story of the American Navy during the Revolution (1950), The pepper tree: a story of New England and the Spice Islands (1950) and Banners against the wind (1954). Boxes 1-7 include galleys and typescript drafts.
Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Creator: Jennings, John, 1906-1973

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Processing Information

Re-processed by Lindsay Chaney in 2015 in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT)  with assistance from Jillian Cuellar.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Jennings Papers (Collection 635). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

John Edward Jennings, Jr. was born on December 30, 1906 in Brooklyn, New York; attended Colorado School of Mines (1924-25), New York University (1925-26), and Columbia University (1927-28); graduated from Washington Diplomatic and Consular Institute, 1935; became author, writing under his own name and the pseudonyms Bates Baldwin and Joel Williams. He died on December 4, 1973.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of galleys and typescript drafts for Jennings' publications, including Next to valour (1939), Boston, cradle of liberty, 1630-1776 (1945), The Salem frigate (1946), The sea eagles: a story of the American Navy during the Revolution (1950), The pepper tree: a story of New England and the Spice Islands (1950) and Banners against the wind (1954).

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233215 

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Jennings, John, 1906-1973--Archives.
Authors, American--20th century--Archives.
Manuscripts for publication.

Container List

Box 1, Folders 1-2

The Sea Eagles. 1949.

Physical Description: Corrected typescript.
Box 1, Folder 3

Gentleman Ranker. undated.

Physical Description: Galley proof.
Box 2, Folders 1-2

Boston Cradle of Liberty. undated.

Physical Description: Corrected typescript.
Box 2, Folder 3

Boston Cradle of Liberty. undated.

Physical Description: Galley proof.
Box 3, Folders 1-3

The Salem Frigate. undated.

Physical Description: Corrected original typescript.
Box 3, Folder 4

Boston Cradle of Liberty and The Salem Frigate. undated.

Physical Description: Scattered page proofs.
Box 3, Folder 5

The Salem Frigate. undated.

Physical Description: Carbon typescript, leaves 367-741). In green covers (“uncut version”). with “Harold Matson” printed on cover.
Box 4, Folder 1

The Salem Frigate. undated.

Physical Description: Carbon typescript, leaves 1-366. In green covers (“uncut version”).
Box 4, Folder 2

The Pepper Tree. undated.

Physical Description: Corrected typescript, 707 leaves. In brown covers.
Box 5, Folder 1

Banners Against The Wind. undated.

Physical Description: [Copy no. 2 of original manuscript with first corrections]. In brown covers.
Box 6, Folder 1

The Pepper Tree (B Proof). 1950.

Physical Description: Uncorrected galley proof.
Box 6, Folder 2

Call the New World. 1941.

Physical Description: Uncorrected galley proof.
Box 6, Folder 3

Next to Valour. 1939.

Physical Description: Uncorrected galley proof.
Box 7, Folder 1

Boston Cradle of Liberty. 1949.

Physical Description: Corrected galley proof.
Box 7, Folder 2

The Salem Frigate. 1946.

Physical Description: Corrected galley proof.