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Jeffers (Robinson) family photograph collection
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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.
1.17 Linear Feet (1 box)
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