Guide to the Richard Foster Jones Papers

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0118
Creator: Jones, Richard Foster, 1886-1965.
Title: Richard Foster Jones papers
Dates: 1909-1965
Physical Description: 1 linear foot
Summary: Collection contains manuscripts dating from his period at Stanford as well as papers from his student days at Cornell (1909-1918) and correspondence written during his service as Dean of Graduate Studies at Washington University (1943-1945). Also included are personal business papers and correspondence from 1945-1965.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of anonymous, 1972.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

Richard Foster Jones Papers (SC0118). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Professor of English at Stanford (1945-1952) and founder of the Stanford Creative Writing Center.

Description of the Collection

Collection contains manuscripts dating from his period at Stanford as well as papers from his student days at Cornell (1909-1918) and correspondence written during his service as Dean of Graduate Studies at Washington University (1943-1945). Also included are personal business papers and correspondence from 1945-1965.

Access Terms

Jones, Richard Foster, 1886-1965.
Stanford University. Dept. of English--Faculty.
Manuscripts (for publication).


Collection Contents

 

Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

Typescript – "The Rhetoric of Science in England of the Mid-seventeenth Century"

Box 1, Folder 2

Research notes for "The Rhetoric of Science in England of the Mid-seventeenth Century"

Box 1, Folder 3

Research notes for "The Rhetoric of Science in England of the Mid-seventeenth Century"

Box 1, Folder 4

Research notes for "The Rhetoric of Science in England of the Mid-seventeenth Century"; and Early papers written while a student at Columbia

Box 1, Folder 5

"Poetry" – typed

Box 1, Folder 6

"Literary Scholarship in an Atomic Age" – typed

Box 1, Folder 7

"Browning and the Greek Drama" – holograph

Box 1, Folder 8

"Racine and the English Critics of the Neoclassical Period" – typed

Box 1, Folder 9

"Bacon and the Idea of Science" – typed

Box 1, Folder 10

"Swift's Fight Against Pedantry" – typed

Box 1, Folder 11

"Greek Lyric Poetry in the Elizabethan Lyric" – holograph

Box 1, Folder 12

"Wordsworth's Characters" – holograph

Box 1, Folder 13

"Dialogue to Pantomime" and "In Imitation of Dobson" – holographs

Box 1, Folder 14

"Charlotte Hallaran Jones – a Sketch" by Kate E. White. A biography of Jones' mother, 2 copies

Box 1, Folder 15

Pamphlet – "By Appointment of His Majesty, Biographer of Samuel Johnson, L.L.D." by James M. Osborn

Box 1, Folder 16

Research notes for a book on language

Box 1, Folder 17

Research notes from Robert Ferguson's "The Interest of Reason in Religion, 1675" – holograph and type copies

Box 2, Folder 1

Research notes – miscellaneous and unsorted, 1963

Box 2, Folder 2

Bibliography of Jones' published writings, 1919-1947; Correspondence

Box 2, Folder 3

Incoming correspondence from U. S. Armed Services, 1917-1918

Box 2, Folder 4

Outgoing correspondence, Aug. 14, 1943 – June 30, 1945, written when Dean of Graduate Studies, Washington University

Box 2, Folder 5

Correspondence with Kenneth Brown, estate manager, 1948-1961

Box 2, Folder 6

Miscellaneous academic papers; includes degrees, manuscript, class registration booklets (1909-1918), and newspaper reviews.

Box 2, Folder 7

Miscellaneous financial papers, includes business and tax receipts, medical expenses, and insurance correspondence, 1945-56

Box 2, Folder 8

Tax files and other personal business correspondence, Feb. – Oct. 1965

Box 3, Folder 1

Miscellaneous financial papers, 1948-1961