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Wilna Hervey and Nan Mason papers, 1883-1985

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Series 3: Memoir Book Production , 1883-1959
0.4 Linear Feet
Box 11, OV 13

Wilna Hervey intended to publish memoirs of her days involved in The Toonerville Trolley films. Included in this series are handwritten memoirs chronicling her years prior to and during the 1920s (many of the handwritten memoirs have been typed by Karin Whiteley and are also located in this series).
This series also includes research materials such as typed synopses of two Toonerville Trolley scripts copied from the files of Fontaine Fox, correspondence with sketches from Fontaine Fox to Dan Mason, "The Little Folks Paper," published in 1891, playbills, writings and notes from unidentified sources, an indenture of deed, a deed of trust by Thomas Vincent Cator, newspaper clippings and advertisements. Within the series is one oversized drawing from an unidentified artist, undated.
The majority of the correspondence is to Hervey from Karin Whiteley (additional correspondence from Karin Whiteley regarding the memoir is located in Series 2: Correspondence, 1890-1985). Correspondence also includes Hervey's contract with The Paul Gerson Pictures Corporation dated 1922, and typed and handwritten writings by Dan Mason.
Items are arranged in original order.
Description Container Select
Memoir Writings by Wilna Hervey, circa 1956-1957
(3 folders)
11
1-3
Research Materials, 1883-circa 1976
(2 folders)
11
4-5
Correspondence, 1956-1959
(2 folders)
11
6-7
Artwork by Unidentified Artist, undated
(Oversized material housed in OV 13)
11
8

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