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Finding Aid to the Joseph Rous Paget-Fredericks Papers, 1893-1963 (bulk 1924-1962)
BANC MSS 72/156 c  
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The Joseph Rous Paget-Fredericks Papers consist primarily of materials relating to his extensive involvement in the art and dance world of the 1920s and 1930s. Although the collection extends from 1893-1963, the bulk of materials date from 1924 to 1962, and contains correspondence, manuscripts of his children's stories, poems, writings on dance, and memories of Pavlova, as well as clippings and personal memorabilia, including programs, invitations, accounts, postcards, Christmas cards, and announcements for dance recitals, classes, and exhibits. The collection has been arranged into four series: correspondence, writings, personal papers, and subject files.
Joseph Rous Paget-Fredericks was born in San Francisco, California on December 22, 1903, although a family story claims his birth occurred on the eve of the 1906 earthquake and fire. It is questionable as to what his true year of birth is; it has been recorded as 1903, 1905 or 1909. His mother, Constance Rous-Marten Paget-Jackson, came from a noble English family, and his father, Arthur Remy von Höe[h]nthal Fredericks, was descended from a family of Baltic lumber Barons.
Number of containers: 16 boxes, 2 cartons, 4 oversize folders, and 1 oversize volume. Linear feet: 9.2
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Collection is open for research.