The collection mainly consists of
incoming correspondence to American artist Alice Jones MacMonnies and her husband,
sculptor Frederick MacMonnies (1863-1937), from Alice's mother, Georgina Sullivan
Jones. Jones's diary from an 1896 European tour and a variety of photographs of
Alice, her sisters, and Frederick MacMonnies are also included.
Alice Jones MacMonnies (1875-approximately 1963) was the eldest daughter of Nevada
Senator John P. Jones (1829-1912) and his second wife Georgina Sullivan Jones
(1853-1936), also called Bonnie. Alice had a half-brother, Roy, from her father’s
first marriage and two full sisters, Marion (sometimes spelled Marian) Jones
Farquhar (1879-1965), a renowned tennis player who won the U.S. Championship in 1899
and 1902 and was an Olympic medalist in 1900, and Georgina Jones Walton (1882-1955),
who was also an Olympic tennis player. Walton also joined the Vedanta Society as
Sister Daya and was a close confidant of Swami Paramanada; she wrote the play The
Light of Asia, which was turned into a show choreographed by Ruth St. Denis.
65 items in 2 boxes + 1 oversize envelope
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