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Finding Aid for the Idwal Jones Papers, 1936-1950
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Idwal Jones (1888-1964) was a journalist, and author of short stories, articles and books. The collection consists of correspondence and ephemera, manuscripts, galley proofs, page proofs, and first editions of works by Jones including Vermilion, Vines in the sun, Houses unto aliens, High bonnet, Ark of empire, Jake Zeitlin, The splendid shilling, and China boy.
Jones was born on December 8, 1888 in Festiniog, Wales; privately educated; prospector and rancher in California; later worked as a journalist for the San Francisco Examiner, living in France and Italy as a correspondent; became editorial writer and columnist for the New York American, and a book critic for Life magazine; contributed short stories and articles to magazines; won Commonwealth Club literary award in 1945 & 1951; published books include The splendid shilling (1926), China boy and other tales (1936), High bonnet (1945), The Sierra (1947), Vermilion (1947), Vines in the sun (1949), and Ark of empire (1951); he died in 1964.
4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
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