Dust jacket for: A Woman of Genius by Mary Austin, Doubleday, Page & Company,1912.
Yale College Poets Reading
Featuring Ilan Ben-Meir, Elisa Gonzalez, Alice Hodgkins,
Laurel Hunt, Casey Blue James, Kate Lund, Hannah Zeavin Musser,
Noah Warren, Cooper Wilhelm, and Jesse Williams
Wednesday, April 20, 4:00 pm
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street
Image: Marshall Bond at Yale
From the Marshall Bond Papers (WA MSS S-2358) ; the Marshall Bond Papers document the life of gold miner and adventurer Marshall Bond (1867-1941), and his family, especially his father, Hiram G. Bond, and his son, Marshall Bond, Jr. The papers span the years 1869-1976, with the bulk falling between 1897 and 1935. Bond’s Klondike experience is well documented by his diary from 1897-98, letters to his family, draft chapters of a memoir about his experiences, and photographs. The photographs include one of the dog who inspired Jack London’s novel The Call of the Wild; several of the Bond family’s California home, on which London based the setting for the beginning of the novel; and forty-five commercially produced photos of the Klondike region and Dawson by E. A. Hegg and other photographers.
Mahala Dutton Benedict Douglas (1864-1945) photographed by Carl Van Vechten, New York, November 22, 1935.
Douglas survived the sinking of the Titanic. Her husband, Walter Donald Douglas, an heir to the Quaker Oats Company, went down with the ship, April 14-15, 1912
Photographs by Carl Van Vechten are used with permission of the Van Vechten Trust; permission of the Trust is required to publish Van Vechten photographs in any format. To learn more, contact the Curator, Yale Collection of American Literature.