Guide to the Una Jeffers Papers, [ca. 1930-1946]

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Guide to the Una Jeffers Papers, [ca. 1930-1946]

Collection number: BANC MSS 71/93 c

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

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Processed by:
The Bancroft Library staff
Date Completed:
ca. 1971
Encoded by:
James Lake
© 1996 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Una Jeffers Papers,
Date (inclusive): [ca. 1930-1946]
Collection Number: BANC MSS 71/93 c
Creator: Jeffers, Una, 1884 or 5-1950
Extent: Number of containers: 2 boxes
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Letters from Mabel Dodge Luhan and others, relating primarily to D.H. Lawrence and to writers and artists resident in Taos, New Mexico; Una and Robin - MS. by Mrs. Luhan; clippings; photographs, etc.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers


Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Una Jeffers Papers, BANC MSS 71/93 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Scope and Content

Purchased from David Magee in 1964 and transferred from the Rare Books and Special Collections to the Manuscripts Division in 1970.

Key to Arrangement

box 1

Correspondence Miscellany

Physical Description: (single letters)

Busch, Niven, 1903-


Letter, Mar. 1, 1935


Fechin, Alexandra


Letter, July 20, 1938


Gilbert, Rudolph


Postcard, Nov. 29, 1937


Harvey, Soffie


Letter, n.d.


Johnson, Spud


Telegram, Sept. 17, 1932


[Luhan, Antonio]


Postcard, Sept. 26, 1931


Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-


Letter, July 27, 1935


Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944


Letter, July 6, 1932


Brett, Hon. Dorothy, 1883-


30 letters, 1931-1946 & n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Many of them commenting on D. H. and Frieda Lawrence, various artists and writers, particularly in Taos, her paintings, etc.

Evans, John 1902-


26 letters, 1934-1936 & n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Many of them about his mother, Mabel Dodge Luhan, and other residents of Taos, his writing career, and his wife, Claire Spencer.

Lawrence, Frieda (von Richthofen), 1879-1956 [Mrs. D. H. Lawrence]


13 letters, 1932-1946.

Scope and Content Note

Two are addressed to Mabel Dodge Luhan.
box 1-2

Luhan, Mabel Dodge. 1879-1952


430 letters, ca. 1930-1945,

Physical Description: 12 folders.

Additional Note

Folder 10 includes letters addressed to Garth and Donnan Jeffers; folders 11-12, letters to her son, John Evans. Most of the letters are about Taos residents and other writers and artists, her own writing, the Jeffers visits to Taos, etc.
Folders 1 -7 in Box 1.
Folders 8 -12 in Box 2.
box 2

Ravagli, Angelino


3 letters, 1934-1937


Spencer, Claire [Mrs. John Evans]


2 letters, ca. 1935-1936


Wells, Cady


3 letters, 1934 & n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Primarily about Taos residents.

Una and Robin

Additional Note

MS by Mabel Dodge Luhan. Typescript.

Untitled poem

Scope and Content Note

Signed "For Una. Mabel Dodge Luhan Jan. 22 `33"

Petition protesting destruction of Diego Rivera's work at Radio City, signed by many of the artists and writers of Taos.



Additional Note

Most of the photographs have been removed for separate cataloging. See Portraits 14494-14506. Those remaining with the collection are duplicates.