Weyman B. Jones Papers
Scope and Contents
The Weyman B. Jones papers contains typescripts, proofs, and notes related to the writing and publication of his novel Edge of Two Worlds, a fictional story based on incidents in the life of Sequoyah, who created a writing system for the Cherokee language in the 19th century.
- Jones, Weyman B., 1928- (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Weyman Jones was born February 6, 1928, in Lima, Ohio. He earned an AB from Harvard in 1950 and held various management positions in business, as well as spending four years in the U.S. Navy. He had an interest in the Cherokee peoples as a descendant of early white settlers in Oklahoma, and based his Edge of Two Worlds on a story published in a Cherokee newspaper.
Biographical source: "Weyman Jones (1928-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 4. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1971.
1.25 Cubic Feet
Language of Materials
Collection contains written materials related to one children's novel written by Weyman B. Jones.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Weyman B. Jones.
- Authors, American -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Cherokee Indians -- Juvenile fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's literature, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's stories, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Manuscripts for publication Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Sequoyah, 1770?-1843 (Depicted) -- Juvenile fiction
- Texas -- Juvenile fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- West (U.S.) -- Juvenile fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Weyman B. Jones Papers, 1968
- Jim Eyer
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- July 2018: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau
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