Finding Aid for the Idwal Jones Papers, 1936-1950

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Finding Aid for the Idwal Jones Papers, 1936-1950

Collection number: 694

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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Online finding aid edited by:
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© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Idwal Jones Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1936-1950
Collection number: 694
Creator: Jones, Idwal, 1890-1964
Extent: 4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Idwal Jones (1888-1964) was a journalist, and author of short stories, articles and books. The collection consists of correspondence and ephemera, manuscripts, galley proofs, page proofs, and first editions of works by Jones including Vermilion, Vines in the sun, Houses unto aliens, High bonnet, Ark of empire, Jake Zeitlin, The splendid shilling, and China boy.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of 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.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Additional Physical Form Available

A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Idwal Jones Papers (Collection 694). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1972929 

Biography

Jones was born on December 8, 1888 in Festiniog, Wales; privately educated; prospector and rancher in California; later worked as a journalist for the San Francisco Examiner, living in France and Italy as a correspondent; became editorial writer and columnist for the New York American, and a book critic for Life magazine; contributed short stories and articles to magazines; won Commonwealth Club literary award in 1945 & 1951; published books include The splendid shilling (1926), China boy and other tales (1936), High bonnet (1945), The Sierra (1947), Vermilion (1947), Vines in the sun (1949), and Ark of empire (1951); he died in 1964.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of manuscripts, galley proofs, page proofs, and first editions of works by author Idwal Jones. Includes Vermilion, Vines in the sun, Houses unto aliens, High bonnet, Ark of empire, Jake Zeitlin, The splendid shilling, and China boy. Also contains correspondence and ephemera.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Vermilion (Box 1).
  2. Vines in the sun, Houses unto aliens (Box 2).
  3. High bonnet (Box 3).
  4. Ark of empire (Boxes 3-4).
  5. Jake Zeitlin, The splendid shilling, and China boy (Box 4).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Jones, Idwal, 1890-1964--Archives.
Authors, Welsh--United States--Archival resources.
Manuscripts for publication.


Container List

Box 1

Vermilion. New York: Prentice-Hall, Incorporated, 1947.

Physical Description: 4 items boxed in a red cloth slip case.
Box 1

1) Typescript.

Physical Description: With holograph corrections in pencil, ink and crayon. 527 leaves.
Box 1

2) Plan of story. Title in pencil at top of first sheet; also in pencil at upper right J. Zeitlin - (Early Draft).

Physical Description: Typescript. 3 leaves. Some corrections in pencil.
Box 1

3) Galley proofs.

Physical Description: 161 sheets. Printer's notations in pencil, red ink, blue crayon.
Box 1

4) 7 preliminary pages.

Physical Description: Annotated, mostly holograph, some typescript.
Box 2

Vines in the sun. New York: William Morrow, 1949.

Physical Description: 3 items boxed in a red cloth slip case.
Box 2

1) Typescript.

Physical Description: With extensive holograph corrections in colored crayons and pencil. Includes 22 leaves page proofs and layout sketches of title page, contents, etc. With extensive printer's corrections and notations.
Box 2

2) Page proofs.

Physical Description: 77 sheets with corrections and notations in variously colored inks and pencil.
Box 2

3) Galleys.

Physical Description: 72 sheets with copious printer's corrections and notations. Includes several inserts of layout sketches in pencil and ink.
Box 2

Houses unto aliens. Typescript with occasional corrections. n.p., January 1936. Signed in ink over date. In pencil, at right below title: First Draft/unpublished.

Physical Description: 178 leaves stapled between lavender covers.
Box 4

Ark of Empire. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1950.

Physical Description: Typescript with occasional holograph corrections. 271 leaves.
Box 3

Ark of empire.

Physical Description: Galley proof. Extensive holograph corrections. 72 sheets.
Box 3

Ark of empire.

Physical Description: Page proofs, corrected. 94 sheets.
Box 3

High bonnet. New York: Prentice-Hall, Incorporated, 1945.

Physical Description: Typescript with corrections and notations in pencil and ink. 184 leaves.
Box 3

High bonnet.

Physical Description: Galley proof. Printer's notations and corrections in pencil and red ink. 60 sheets. [The typescript and galley proof are] boxed together in a green cloth slipcase.
Box 4

Jake Zeitlin. Pencil notation at top right: Scrap book.

Physical Description: Typescript (carbon). 3 leaves.
Box 4

Jake Zeitlin.

Physical Description: Typescript with corrections in pencil, ink and crayon. Typed note attached to first leaf. 2 leaves.
Box 4

Ephemera. Pamphlets, magazine clippings, etc. with articles and materials by Idwal Jones. 1937-1949.

Physical Description: 10 items.
Box 4

Ephemera. Newspaper clippings; reviews of books by Idwal Jones. 1936-1949.

Physical Description: 7 items.

Scope and Content Note

Also, 1 photograph of presentation of manuscript Vermilion to UCLA Library.
Box 4

Correspondence, mainly between Lawrence Clark Powell and Idwal Jones, 1945-1950.

Physical Description: 31 pieces.
Box 4

Atherton, Gertrude, A toast to Idwal Jones. Reprinted from My San Francisco by Gertrude Atherton, etc.

Physical Description: (3 articles and a bibliography in one brochure) 10 copies.
Box 4

The splendid shilling. First edition, inscribed to Leon Gelber, 1926. Garden City: Doubleday, 1926.

Box 4

China boy. Los Angeles: Primavera Press, 1936.

Note

First edition, inscribed to Jake `Nonpareil' Zeitlin, Hollywood, 1935.