Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections

Margaret Ayer Barnes Papers

Part II: Box and Folder List - Correspondence

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Collection Number: M 53

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Last Updated: January 13, 2006

Correspondence is organized into Outgoing Correspondence and Incoming Correspondence. The majority of letters are between Margaret Ayer Barnes and Edward Sheldon concerning their co-written work. Often the letters are in reference to an attached draft of work to which Sheldon has added his thoughts and comments. Barnes, in her letters to Sheldon, includes her own thoughts about the work and responses to his suggestions. In both cases there is some mention of personal matters, family trips, upcoming holidays, etc. Letters sent after 1933 deal with their joint lawsuit against Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, as does the incoming correspondence from Barnes' lawyers Dennis O'Brien and Albert Driscoll. Letters from Ferris Greenslet, a senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Publishers, concerns Barnes' published and in-process works. When Barnes' family donated her papers to Bryn Mawr College, her son, Benjamin Ayer Barnes, summarized the groupings of correspondence in introductory notes, which can be found in folders numbered 14 and 31, and include helpful background information.

Outgoing
Incoming

Outgoing Correspondence:

Box Folder Recipient and Description Date
1 14
MAB to E.B. Sheldon
1926
1 15
MAB to E.B. Sheldon
1927
1 16
MAB to E.B. Sheldon
1928
1 17
MAB to E.B. Sheldon
1928
1 18
MAB to E.B. Sheldon
1929
1 19
MAB to E.B. Sheldon
1929
1 20
MAB to E.B. Sheldon
1930
1 21
MAB to E.B. Sheldon
1931
1 22
MAB to E.B. Sheldon
1932
1 23
MAB to E.B. Sheldon
1933-1934

 

Incoming Correspondence:

Box Folder Writer and Description Date
1
24
MAB from E.B. Sheldon
1926
1
25
MAB from E.B. Sheldon
1927
1
26
MAB from E.B. Sheldon
1928
1
27
MAB from E.B. Sheldon
1929
1
28
MAB from E.B. Sheldon
1930-1936
1
29
MAB from E.B. Sheldon
1937-1942
1
30
MAB from F. Greenslet
1928-1934
1
31
MAB from F. Greenslet
1935-1941
1
32
MAB from P. Reynolds
1935-1941
1
33
MAB from D. O'Brien
1934-1938
1
34
MAB and D. O'Brien from movie studios regarding lawsuit
1935
1
35
MAB from Charles Frohman, Inc. regarding Age of Innocence and memorandum of agreement between Edith Wharton, MAB, Charles Frohman, Inc., and RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. for Age of Innocence, dated August 10, 1933.
1930-35
1
36
MAB from A. Driscoll regarding lawsuit
1932-1936
1
37
MAB from A. Driscoll regarding lawsuit
1937-1938
1
38
MAB from A. Driscoll regarding lawsuit
1939
1
39
MAB from A. Driscoll and some copies of outgoing correspondence regarding lawsuit
1939-1948
1
40
MAB from miscellaneous contacts regarding lawsuit 1930-1940

 

PART I: Collection Description
PART II: Box and Folder List

  • Correspondence
  • Writings
  • Legal Papers
  • Other Materials

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