Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Jameson, M. mss., 1875-1931, consist primarily of letters to author Booth Tarkington, 1869-1946, or to his sister, Mary Booth (Tarkington) Jameson, -1937, clubwoman. Correspondents are Louisa (Fletcher) Connely, Samuel Crowther, Russell Doubleday, William Dean Howells, Christopher Darlington Morley, James Whitcomb Riley, Robert Emmet Sherwood, Julian Leonard Street, and Alexander Woollcott. Two of Riley's letters have poems inscribed in them, and a third poem by Riley is filed in a folder of writings.

Also present in the collection: a photograph of essayist Thomas Carlyle, inscribed to Newton Booth of San Francisco, California in 1875; several poems by Louisa (Fletcher) Connely, most of which are inscribed in a copy of her The Land of Beginning Again (Boston: Small, Maynard, and Co., 1921); and a bound volume of more than 200 autographs entitled: Newton Booth Tarkington, His golden book, 1930- 1931. (Several of the letters in the correspondence file discuss the compilation of this volume as a gift to Tarkington from his publisher.)

Collection size: 21 items

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