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Guide to the Herschel Vespasian Jones Collection
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Herschel Vespasian Jones Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1886-1965
    Collection Number: Mss 54
    Collector: Jones, Herschel Vespasian, 1861-1928
    Extent: .2 linear feet (1 half-size box)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical Location: Del Sur.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions


    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Herschel Vespasian Jones Collection. Mss 54. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information


    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection primarily contains correspondence to Herschel Jones (1861-1928), editor of the Minneapolis Journal and collector of Americana. Correspondents include Charles Evans Hughes, Charles H. Mayo, Thomas Nast, Robert E. Peary, Theodore Roosevelt, and Lillian Russell.
    UCSB Special Collections also has related printed works, including:
    • Jones, Herschel V. Adventures in Americana, 1492-1897... Being a Selection of Books from the Library of Herschel V. Jones, Minneapolis, Minnesota (New York, W. E. Rudge, 1928).
    • Jones, Herschel V. Americana Collection of Herschel V. Jones: A Check-list (1473-1926), compiled by Wilberforce Eames (New York: Privately printed by William E. Rudge's sons, 1938).
    • Jones, Herschel V. The Later Library of Herschel V. Jones, Minneapolis, Minn. ... (New York: The Anderson Galleries, 1923).