Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections

Margaret Ayer Barnes

Part II: Box and Folder List - Legal Papers

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Collection Number: M 53

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Legal Materials

Box Folder Description
Note: MAB's correspondence with her lawyers regarding the lawsuit can be found in Incoming Correspondence Box 1
3 13 Dramatic and royalty contracts for: Age of Innocence, Dishonored Lady, Edna His Wife, Jenny, Lovers Meeting, Prevailing Winds, To Have and To Hold, Westward Passage, Wisdom's Gate, and Years of Grace
3 14 Continuity script of Letty Lynton, undated, Barnes' personal copy
3 15 Continuity script of Letty Lynton, dated February 2, 1932
3 16 Continuity script of Letty Lynton with copyright August 12, 1932
3 17 Gift tax records for Dishonored Lady and income reports for MAB's 1942 taxes
3 18 Financial records regarding the expenses of the lawsuit
3 19 Judge Woolsey's opinion and criticism by MAB
3 20 Legal agreements between Sheldon and Barnes regarding the lawsuit
3 21 Legal briefs and memorandum from the Supreme Court of New York
3 22 Legal briefs and decisions by the Supreme Court and Appellate decisions
3 23 Summary of written works on trial, TS and MS copies in MAB's hand
4 1 "Defendant's Brief in Opposition to Motion for Temporary Injunction"
4 2 "Defendant's Reply Brief"
4 3 Summaries of written work prepared for defendants (includes summary of trial of Madeleine Smith, novel Letty Lynton, play Dishonored Lady, and motion picture Letty Lynton)
4 4 Summaries of written work prepared for complainants (includes summary of trial of Madeleine Smith, novel Letty Lynton, play Dishonored Lady, and motion picture Letty Lynton)
4 5 "Brief on Behalf of Complainants"
4 6 "Complainants' Reply Brief"
4 7 "Complainants' Reply Memorandum"
4 8 "Complainants' Brief on Motion to Confirm Special Masters Report" and final judgment
4 9 "Brief on Behalf of Complainants"
4 10 "Appendix 1"
4 11 "Appendix 2"
4 12 "Appendix 3"
4 13 "Appendix 4"
4 14 "Appendix 5"
4 15 "Appendix 6"
4 16 "Opinion of Libel, U.S.D.J.", dated December 29, 1938
4 17 "Stenographer's minutes"
4 18 "Depositions"
4 19 "Briefs, opinions, copy of Authors' League Bulletin Vol. 23, no. 3. United States Circuit Court of Appeals, for the Second Circuit, Edward Sheldon and Margaret Ayer Barnes Appellants v. Metro-Goldwyn Pictures Corp., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp, Loew's, Inc., and Culver Export Corp., Appeals"
4 20 "Transcript of Record Volume 1" pp. 1-235
4 21 "Transcript of Record Volume 2" pp. 236-924
4 22 "Transcript of Record" pp. 925-976
4 23 "Brief for Defendant Appellants"
4 24 "Brief on Behalf of Appellants"
4 25 "Brief of Complainants Appellants"
4 26 Additional summaries of written work on trial of Madeleine Smith, novel Letty Lynton, play Dishonored Lady, motion picture Letty Lynton, with comparisons and comments.
4 27 "Opinion of Court", dated January 17, 1936, "Supreme Court of the United States, Metro-Goldwyn Pictures Corp., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp, Loew's, Inc., and Culver Export Corp., Petitioners v. Edward Sheldon and Margaret Ayer Barnes, Respondents, October term, 1935"
4 28 "Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit"
4 29 "Brief for the Respondents in Opposition to Petition for Writ of Certiorari", Supreme Court of the United States, October term, 1939
4 30 "Brief for Petitioners"
4 31 "Petitioners Reply Brief"
4 32 "Brief for Respondents in Opposition to Petition for Writ of Certiorari"
4 33 "Opinion of the Court"
4 34 "Supreme Court: Respondent Sheldon's Brief"
4 35 "Court of Appeals of the State of New York: Appellant Sheldon's Brief"


Photographs, Scrapbooks and Other Materials

Box Folder Description
1 1 The Kastanon, 1903 Published by the Senior Class of the University
School for Girls, Chicago, IL, Margaret Ayer, Editor in Chief
1 2 Ladies' Home Learnall, Bryn Mawr College student publication, dated April 16, 1904. Apparently program and script for freshman class of 1907 show in which Ayer appeared.
1 3 BMC Endowment Drive Chicago 1920, clippings
1 4 Bryn Mawr College Alumnae Bulletins, dated May 1922, December 1924, June 1933, January 1938 and speeches by MAB relating to her BMC alumnae position
1 5 MAB-1910 Wedding portrait, 120 x 210mm
MAB-1910 Wedding portrait, 120 x 230mm
MAB-1931 3/4 portrait, seated, 152 x 200mm
1 6 MAB-1931 3/4 portrait, seated, 152 x 200mm
MAB w/ governess and oldest child, Cecil Barnes, Jr., c. 1914, 135 x 73mm
MAB w/ Cecil Barnes, Jr., c. 1914, 135 x 73mm
MAB-c.1932, Chicago, photo by Koehne Photo 115 x 165mm.
MAB w/ Ferris Greenslet-c. 1931 (photo blurred) 100 x 152mm.
1 7 MAB-1920's portrait, by Mellett, 150 x 227mm.
1 8 MAB-1907 graduation portrait, by Broadbent, Phila., 52 x 94mm.
MAB-c. 1914 portrait at fancy-dress ball, by Dekos, Chicago, 120 x 135mm.
MAB w/Cecil Barnes-c.1911
1 9 Publicity Photos: Guy Standing and Jane Carol in Jenny (1 item)
1 10 Publicity Photos: Guy Standing and Jane Carol in Jenny (2 items)
1 11 Publicity Photos: Cornelia Otis Skinner in Edna His Wife (12 items)
1 12 Publicity Photos: Cornelia Otis Skinner in Edna His Wife, plus contact sheets for same (6 items)
1 13 Publicity Photos: Katherine Cornell in Age of Innocence (2 items)
    Four oversized scrapbooks titled: Edna His Wife, Westward Passage, Wisdom's Gate and Within this Present


 

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

  • Correspondence
  • Writings
  • Legal Papers
  • Other Materials

    Full List of Guides to the Collections
    Abbreviations Used in Guides

    January 13, 2006 Special Collections at SpecColl@brynmawr.edu