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Alice Jones MacMonnies Papers
mssHM 76195-76259  
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Description
The collection mainly consists of incoming correspondence to American artist Alice Jones MacMonnies and her husband, sculptor Frederick MacMonnies (1863-1937), from Alice's mother, Georgina Sullivan Jones. Jones's diary from an 1896 European tour and a variety of photographs of Alice, her sisters, and Frederick MacMonnies are also included.
Background
Alice Jones MacMonnies (1875-approximately 1963) was the eldest daughter of Nevada Senator John P. Jones (1829-1912) and his second wife Georgina Sullivan Jones (1853-1936), also called Bonnie. Alice had a half-brother, Roy, from her father’s first marriage and two full sisters, Marion (sometimes spelled Marian) Jones Farquhar (1879-1965), a renowned tennis player who won the U.S. Championship in 1899 and 1902 and was an Olympic medalist in 1900, and Georgina Jones Walton (1882-1955), who was also an Olympic tennis player. Walton also joined the Vedanta Society as Sister Daya and was a close confidant of Swami Paramanada; she wrote the play The Light of Asia, which was turned into a show choreographed by Ruth St. Denis.
Extent
65 items in 2 boxes + 1 oversize envelope
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
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