A collection of family photographs of
American poet Robinson Jeffers, his wife Una Jeffers, and their twin sons Donnan and Garth,
approximately 1919-1944. Photographs include the family home called Tor House, built by
Jeffers in Carmel, California.
Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962) was an American poet best known for his works focusing on the
California coast. In 1913 he married Una Call Kuster and a year later they settled in
Carmel, California, where Jeffers eventually built the stone cottage and tower he called Tor
House. In 1916, the couple had twin sons, Donnan Call and Garth Sherwood.Blanche C. Matthias (1887-1983), donor of this collection, was a personal friend of the
Jeffers, and presumably took many of the photographs. Matthias was a Chicago art critic and
poet, and moved to Carmel, California with her husband in the 1920s.
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