The Resource Jessamyn West collection

Jessamyn West collection

Label
Jessamyn West collection, 1971
Title
Jessamyn West collection
Inclusive dates
1971
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes copies of two different letters written by Jessamyn West to Reverend Mahin, both were written in 1971. The first letter discusses Jessamyn's past history, including her childhood and professional work. The second letter is about a visit Jessamyn made to Indianapolis, Indiana and paying for the hotel that she stayed in during that trip
Biographical or historical data
Jessamyn West was born on July 18, 1902 in Jennings County, Indiana before she and her family moved out to California at the age of 6. She was a devout Quaker and planned on becoming an English professor until she contracted tuberculosis and was ill until the 1940s. She did recover and went on to become a well-known Quaker author, publishing at least fourteen books and multiple short stories. She died on February 23, 1984 of a stroke in Napa, California. Source: Items in the collection. Findagrave.com. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/75223842
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
West, Jessamyn
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • West, Jessamyn
  • Authors and publishers
  • Authors, American
  • Quakers
  • Travel
Label
Jessamyn West collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/3357
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2018/08/13 by Abby Currier. EAD finding aid created 2018/08/13 by Abby Currier
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Control code
21564038
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library in 1990/06.
System control number
(OCoLC)1056177217
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
Jessamyn West collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/3357
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2018/08/13 by Abby Currier. EAD finding aid created 2018/08/13 by Abby Currier
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Control code
21564038
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library in 1990/06.
System control number
(OCoLC)1056177217
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder

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