approximately 14 linear ft. of mss.
Arranged in series as follows: Biographical Correspondence and Certificates, 1936-1980; Correspondence, General, 1953-1967; Correspondence with Publishers, 1967-1980; Reviews of Jones' Books; Correspondence Relating to Robert Frost Visit to Harvard, 1938-1939; Lowell Lectures on Boston; Manuscript of Unpublished Book, ca. 1980; Bibliographical Lists; Notecards, Bibliographical and Research; Glass Slides for Humanities Course Lectures; Scrapbooks with Book Reviews and Articles By Jones, 1939-1940; Letters of Condolence to Mrs. Jones, 1980; Letters from McGeorge Bundy to Mrs. Jones, 1961 and 1963.
Includes mostly manuscripts and notes relating to work on the American West, which was uncompleted at time of Jones' death, and other notes on American history and literature. Also some biographical material, such as certificates, photographs, society memberships, Pulitzer Prize and other honors, and small amount of correspondence with publishers, other universities, including letters written to his wife after his death. Related publications and reference material also available in repository.
Jones (1892-1980) was Professor of English and Abbott Lawrence Lowell Professor of the Humanities at Harvard.
Gift of Mrs. Howard Jones, 1980-1981.
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Howard Mumford Jones Papers, Harvard University Archives.
Unpublished shelflist available in repository.