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Jackson-Emery Papers, Ms 0397

Gift of Jean Jackson Emery and the William S. Jackson, Jr. family, October 2010.
Finding Aid created April, 2017 by Jamey Hastings, Simmons College Master of Library Science Archive Management student.
Transcriptions of some letters are available. See

Scope and Content

Jackson family correspondence, including a few letters between Helen Hunt Jackson and her sister-in-law Margaret Jackson, 1880-1885. Photographs of the larger Jackson family, scrapbooks of Miriam and Philip Washburn, newspaper clippings, books with family inscriptions.

Significant topics and events covered include: Helen Hunt Jackson’s illness and death, the Jackson children’s childhood in Colorado Springs, the family’s connections to important local figures and their families such as Irving Howbert, Laura Gilpin, William Slocum, Ruth Washburn, Faith Bemis, and others, the Jackson children’s time in college (Colorado College, Vassar College, Oxford University, Amherst College, Harvard University, John Hopkins University), Roland’s time in Spain as a translator, Everett’s discussion of hearing about Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, World War I, the election of President Wilson, Everett’s participation as an ambulance driver in France during World War I, Roland’s death in World War I, Everett’s death in Colorado Springs, Edith Banfield Jackson’s time in medical school, birth control methods of the 1920s, the Death of William S. Jackson, Jr.’s son, Richard “Dick” Jackson, Helen Jackson’s work talking to school children, Gardner Jackson’s reporting, government and union work, and various memoirs from Miriam Storrs Washburn Adams childhood, marriage, work-life, charitable work, and time as president of the Denver Colonial Dames.

Biographical Note

In October, 1875 railroad businessman and banker William Sharpless Jackson (1836-1919) married author Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885). They lived at 228 E. Kiowa Street in Colorado Springs until her death in San Francisco on August 12, 1885. In 1888, William S. Jackson, Sr. married Helen Fiske Banfield Jackson, his wife’s niece. They had seven children: William “Billy” S. Jackson (1889-1981), Helen Jackson (1890-1987), Everett “Evie” Banfield Jackson (1891-1924), Roland “Rolie” Jackson (1893-1918), Edith “Edie” Banfield Jackson (1895- 1977), Gardner “Pat” Jackson (1897-1965), Margaret Jackson (1898-1898, died at age nine months). Helen Banfield Jackson committed suicide in 1899. After the death of their mother, the children were cared for by Edith Colby Banfield, “Aunt Kitty,” for a short time. Dora M. Jones, “Aunt Dora,” a Macalester student, was then hired to care for the children.

William “Billy” S. Jackson, Jr. received a B.A. from Harvard in 1911 and a law degree from The University of Denver in 1915. He was a lawyer in Colorado Springs at Bierbauer and Jackson, and served as director of the First National Bank of Colorado Springs from 1932 - 1942. In 1942 he was appointed to the Colorado Supreme Court, and he served as Chief Justice of the Court from 1951 - 1953. He also served as a member of a variety of boards and societies. In 1918, he married Jean Rhea O’Donnel. They had three children, William S. Jackson, Jr., Anne Fiske Jackson Wilhelm, and Jean Jackson Emery. They also had a child, Richard “Dick” O’Donnel Jackson who died in 1927 at the age of one, and a son who died shortly after childbirth in 1919. After Jean Rhea O’Donnel Jackson’s death in 1942, he married Margaret Woodbridge in 1946. William S. Jackson, Jr. died in 1981.

Helen Jackson studied at Vassar College, graduating in 1912. She later earned a master's degree from Colorado College in 1915. Helen taught school, retiring in 1942. She lived in the family house at 228 E. Kiowa Street until its demolition in 1961. In her retirement, she was a member of many local organizations and is known for giving tours of the home and speaking at the Pioneers Museum and with local schoolchildren about Helen Hunt Jackson, Colorado Springs, and her family. She died in 1987.

Everett “Evie” Banfield Jackson attended Colorado College, graduating in 1914. He then attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. He joined the American Ambulance Corps in France during World War I, and later served with the U.S. Army. Everett was hospitalized for a time at Bloomingdale Insane Asylum (later Bloomingdale Hospital) in New York. He died in Colorado Springs in 1924.

Roland “Rolie” Jackson graduated from Harvard University in 1916 where he became friends with writers and artists including John Dos Passos. He was a piano player, and worked as a translator in Madrid, Spain from 1916 -1917 before joining the U.S. Army in 1917. He served as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Infantry, and died in 1918 during the Chateau Thierry Battle in France.

Edith “Edie” Banfield Jackson graduated from Vassar College in 1916 and from John Hopkins University in 1921 with an M.D. Following internships, she worked at the United States Children’s Bureau and collaborated on the New Haven Rickets study at Yale University where she taught. Later she studied with Sigmund Freud in Vienna. While in Vienna, she worked with Dorothy Burlingham and Anna Freud to develop an experimental all-day nursery school where psychiatric conditions of young children were observed and treated. In 1936, she returned to Yale Medical School where she received a joint appointment in Pediatrics and Psychiatry and directed psychological services for children. In 1946, she helped establish a rooming-in unit for mothers and newborn infants.  In 1959, she retired from Yale and moved to Denver, Colorado where she was a visiting professor at The University of Colorado School of Medicine, and developed and ran a rooming-in-until at Colorado General Hospital. She received numerous awards and honors for her work. She died in 1977.

Gardner “Pat” Jackson attended Amherst College between 1914 and 1917. He was discharged from the United States Army in 1918. He attended Columbia University from 1919 - 1920, and married Dorothy Sachs Jackson in 1920. He worked as a reporter for many years for various papers including The Boston Globe, The Denver Times, The Montreal Star, The Toronto Star, and the Toronto Telegram. In 1933 he moved to Washington D.C. and worked for the Department of Agriculture under the Roosevelt Administration. He was a lobbyist for many organizations and unions. He died in 1965.

Miriam Storrs Washburn Adams is the sister of Ruth Wendell Washburn and Eleanor Phillips Washburn Emery. She married Frederic A. Adams in 1915. She was involved in many organizations in the Denver area including the Denver Junior League, the Denver Santa Claus Shop, the Colorado branch of the National Society of Colonial Dames, and was a member of the Denver Fortnightly Club.

Sources for the above: finding aids to the Colorado College Helen Hunt Jackson Papers and William S. Jackson Papers, Denver Public Library William S. Jackson Papers, Harvard University Edith Banfield Jackson Papers, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library Gardner Jackson Papers; Pikes Peak Newsfinder;, and this collection.


Box 1

Folder 1 – Letters from Helen Hunt Jackson to Maggie B. Jackson, 1880 – 1885, 22 items
Includes 15 letters from Helen Hunt Jackson to Margaret “Maggie” B. Jackson, 1 letter from “Will’s wife ‘Peggy’” to “Mother,” 1 letter from Helen Alger to Helen Jackson about the enclosed Helen Hunt Jackson letters, an envelope addressed to Mrs. Mary [?] Jackson, an unidentified photograph of a woman, a poem by F.W.H. Myers, a poem by Bayard Taylor, and one letter (unsigned) from William S. Jackson, Sr. to [Nawah?] from August 5, 1885 describing Helen Hunt Jackson’s illness and impending death.

Folder 2 – Letters to Mrs. E.C. Banfield (Ann S.F. Banfield/Ann Schofield Fiske Banfield) from E.C. Banfield (husband), [1870?] – 1898, 4 letters and postcards

Folder 3 – Letters from Helen Banfield Jackson to Mrs. E.C. Banfield (Ann S.F. Banfield), 1892 – 1896, 24 postcards

Folder 4 – Miscellaneous letters to and from Ann S.F. Banfield, 1842 – 1886, 5 letters and 1 photograph
Includes one letter from Isaac to [?] dated 1842, which refers to work with the Senate, President Tyler and a tariff bill, an unlabeled photograph of a child, a letter from Anne F. Banfield addressed to “Papa and Mamma,” a letter from N.F. Banfield to “My dear Mother” dated 1886, a telegram from William S. Jackson, Sr. to “Miss Ann Schofield,” and a letter to “Annie” from [?].

Folder 5 – Clippings from letters to Ann S.F. Banfield, 4 items

3 clippings about Rev. Mr. Lothrop accused of beating and starving his family and how he was mobbed by boys and students who threw fruit at the house. An original on linen rag of Address of the Hon. John E. Sanford to Mrs. E.C. Banfield

Folder 6 – Letter to [Helen?] Banfield, 1886, 1 letter

Folder 7 – Letter from Helen Banfield Jackson to Margaret (sister), 1888, 1 letter
Discusses her home and friends, William S. Jackson, Sr. being out of town, and a Colorado Springs home, which caught on fire

Folder 8 – Edith B. Jackson to William S. Jackson, Sr., 1914 – 1917, 12 letters
Includes descriptions of finances, her experience watching Birth of a Nation in a theatre with her brother Roland Jackson, World War I, her time in medical school, wart removal, surgery, hospitals, and anesthesia in the early 20th century

Folder 9 – Letters from Everett B. Jackson to William S. Jackson, Sr., 1914 – 1918, 23 letters and postcards and one newspaper clipping
Includes descriptions of his trip to Oxford, his studies at Oxford, Rhodes Scholars, Mr. and Mrs. Cayori, mathematics, his finances and accounts, World War I and the signs of it at Oxford, injured soldiers, his time as an ambulance driver in France, a girl he is interested in, four letters from Fort Monroe training camp describing his orders, training, a measles outbreak, a trip he’ll take to Washington D.C., and several postcards and descriptions of his time in Washington D.C. in 1915 (unsigned). Includes a clipping from a French paper about World War I

Folder 10 – Letters from Gardner Pat Jackson to William S. Jackson, Sr., 1915 – 1918, 12 letters and telegrams
Discusses his classes and exams at Amherst, his friends, his accounts, whether he should remain in college, his health conditions, the women he’s interested in, the election of President Wilson, his fraternity, learning about evolution, playing on the football team, Art Banfield joining his fraternity, flag rush, visiting with his siblings, Uncle Dick, and Aunt Mamie, and his time at Camp Funston training for World War I. Also includes a receipt for “lenses” for $200

Folder 11 – Letters from William S. Jackson Jr. to William S. Jackson, Sr., 1906 – 1912, 4 letters
Includes details of visits with General and Mrs. Goodale, Mrs. Slocum, Dr. Goodale, Grandma, Aunt Anne, Aunt Mamie, and other family members and friends, a Harvard-Yale baseball game, discussion of Alan Gregg, the Washburns, Christmas vacation plans, an operation he’s having, summer work plans, an address for Helen Jackson in London, a discussion of investments, and the route he’ll take on a European trip.

Folder 12 – Letters from Roland Jackson to William S. Jackson, Sr., 1912 – 1917, 14 letters and various account documents and one newspaper clipping
Includes information about his studies and experiences at Harvard, his, summer work plans, his plans to work as a teacher and visits to various schools, music lessons, a discussion of private versus public schools, finances and accounts, his plans to work at the newly established Pinehurst School, Mr. Parsons, boarding with Mrs. Van Cleef and her family, his departure to Spain and what he will do there, Lowell Downes, discussion of how his father doesn’t want him to study music, his studies and work at the Berlitz school and the Biblioteca Nacional learning Spanish, Spanish food, the Wilson presidential election, World War I, his feelings on military service and war, Grandma, Aunt Mamie, Uncle Sam, Aunt Anne, Alan Gregg and Faith, and two letter about his time at Ft. Sheridan training camp. Also includes what appears to be a draft of a letter to Mrs. H [Holt?] explaining his departure and asking him to tell Emmett where he is, and a newspaper clipping for the marriage of the daughter of Dr. L. Emmett Holt to Phillip Lowry, and several pages of diary entries from his time in Spain dated from Feb. 26 – March 24 and from May 27 – June 12.

Folder 13 – Miscellaneous Letters to William S. Jackson, Sr., 1909 – 1918, 11 letters and telegrams
Includes telegrams about the health of Aunt Margaret and her death from John T. Chambers and Alice J. Chambers Also includes notices about the death of Ann S. Banfield and her funeral services from Nathan F. Banfield.
Additional correspondence is from his sister, Anne F. Davenport, his niece, Polly Price, which contains part of a diary letter from Helen Hubble about her time serving food to soldiers in France during World War I, a War Department notice to appear for a physical, several solicitations for donations, a note from Willet R. Willis, candidate for Commissioner of Public Health and Sanitation, and someone named [?Lyndon] who discusses a 1917 contribution

Folder 14 – Financial Accounts from Roland, Edith, and Gardner Jackson, 1913 – 1915
Includes a bill from Vassar College for Edith Jackson and a bill from Harvard University for Roland Jackson Also included is a letter to William S. Jackson, Sr. from Roland Jackson discussing his accounts and his hope to attend Harvard for another year.

Box 2

Folder 1 – Letters to Helen Jackson from William S. Jackson, Sr., 1910 – 1913, 11 letters and 1 tuition bill
Includes a tuition bill for Vassar College, letters about finances, a letter about Helen being chosen for the daisy chain at Vassar, and a letter to railroad officials discussing Helen’s train travel from college to Colorado Springs

Folder 2 – Letters from William “Billy” S. Jackson, Jr. and Jean Rhea Jackson to Helen Jackson, 1909 – 1918, 10 letters
Includes one letter from Jean Jackson to Helen Jackson and nine letters from William to Helen including financial information, mention of Haley’s comet, and information about Helen joining The Mountain Club

Folder 3 – Letters from Gardner “Pat” Jackson to Helen Jackson, 1909 – 1920, 11 letters
Includes a description of getting their first home telephone, growing up in Colorado Springs, a discussion of his ailments in college, and a summary of a trip with his siblings to Taos, New Mexico in 1919

Folder 4 – Letters from Roland Jackson to Helen Jackson, 1910 – 1917, 11 letters and postcards
Includes descriptions of growing up in Colorado Springs, a visit from Mrs. Bemis, going to a ball at The Antlers, Haley’s Comet,  a set of four postcards from Toledo, Spain describing in detail his trip there with John Dos Passos, and a letter written from Spain discussing whether America will enter World War I.

Folder 5 – Letters from Everett “Evie” Jackson to Helen Jackson, 1910 – 1923, 37 letters and postcards
Includes descriptions of school and growing up in Colorado Springs, a 1913 strike of conductors and motormen on the street railway, Rhodes Scholar funding, his work as an ambulance driver in France, his time at Oxford, his mental health, Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, World War I, their brother Pat’s honeymoon with “Dode” (Dorothy), Helen Hunt Jackson’s desk, Woodland Park, a visit with Mary Howbert, and a few selections of his own creative writing.

Folder 6 – Letters to Helen Jackson from Edith Jackson, 1910 – 1916, 20 letters and cards
Note, many of the letters are addressed to “family,” but are maintained with the letters to Helen Jackson to maintain original order.
Includes descriptions of growing up in Colorado Springs and school, baseball at Cutler Academy, the Slocums, Faith Bemis, their new home telephone, playing cards at The Antlers and winning a piece of Van Briggle Pottery, getting a vacuum cleaner, her time in college at Vassar, her accounts, the prologue for a pageant play she was a part of in her hall, Grandmother’s death, her plans for medical school, a fellowship at John Hopkins University, hearing Charles E. Hughes speak, Roland moving to Spain, Everett’s time driving an ambulance in France, a visit from Gardner “Pat” Jackson and his mental health, viewing the play A Kiss for Cinderella starring Maude Adams, and Christmas and Thanksgiving celebrations.
Also includes pressed flowers for Helen on her birthday and a letter from Roland Jackson forwarded to Helen from Edith, which describes why he moved to Spain and his disappointment over not being able to study music.

Folder 7 – Letters to Helen Jackson from Edith Jackson, 1917 – 1919, 26 letters
Includes descriptions of her time in medical school, bicycles, World War I, her communication with siblings Everett, Roland, and Pat Jackson, Christmas celebrations, the movies she’s seen, including David Wakefiled in The Auctioneer, fraternity and sorority life in the early 20th century, William S. Jackson, Jr’s engagement, her Summer work at Boston Psychopathic Hospital, her hospital work including assisting with the delivery of babies, going to a football game, driving her car, and her car troubles.
Also include one letter addressed to “papa.”
Also includes a letter from 1919 from William S. Jackson, Jr. to Edith forwarded to Helen, which describes in detail the loss of their newborn son, and asks for Edith’s advice.

Folder 8 – Letters to Helen Jackson from Edith Jackson, 1920 – 1924, 25 letters, 1 photograph and 1 newspaper clipping
Includes descriptions of her obstetrics work in Highlandtown, the theft of her car, Gardner “Pat” Jackson’s engagement, her Summer plans to work at Massachusetts General, birth control in the 1920’s, discussion of the Wolfeboro House, her work with children’s x-rays, and Ruth Washburn.
Additionally, there is one photograph of a woman (perhaps Edith) with two unidentified people, one newspaper clipping for Everett Jackson’s funeral service, and one letter from Jean Jackson to Helen Jackson.

Folder 9 – Sympathy Letters to Helen Jackson and Edith Jackson related to the death of Roland Jackson in World War I, 1918, 31 letters, 1 telegram, and 1 newspaper clipping
Includes telegram from William S. Jackson, Sr. about Roland’s death, press correspondence and a press clipping from Argus Press clipping Bureau of the article, “Lieut. Jackson Left Embassy to Serve: Former Interpreter at Madrid and Plattsburg Graduate Is Killed in Action.”
Also includes letters and cards from Ruth Washburn, M.R. Draper, William Slocum, Lieutenant E.D. Preston, 2 forwarded letters from friends of Roland during the war George Lewis, Jr. and Riley Earl Morgan, “Aunt Dora, Aunt Kate, Mary Sherwood, Edith Taylor, and John M. McGuire.
Also includes one letter from Roland Jackson to [?Huxley].

Folder 10 – Sympathy Letters to Helen Jackson and Edith Jackson related to the death of Roland Jackson in World War I, 1918, 27 letters
Includes letters from Aunt Alice, Cunningham, Aunt Anne, and others

Folder 11 – Sympathy Letters to Helen Jackson and Edith Jackson related to the death of Roland Jackson in World War I, 1918, 27 letters and cards
Includes letters from “Aunt Dora,” Mary T. Van Cleef, Laura Gilpin, Mary Howbert, “Ruth,” and others

Folder 12 – Sympathy Letters to Helen Jackson related to the death of Everett Jackson, 1924, 18 letters
Includes letters from Aunt Alice, Aunt [?Emma], Aunt Kate, Faith Bemis, Cunningham, Maggie, and others

Folder 13 – Letters from “Aunt Anne” to Helen Jackson, 1913 – 1924, 4 letters and 1 newspaper clipping
Includes a discussion of Grandma’s death and a news clipping of the Czar’s daughters and a letter in which she says Helen looks like Anastasia

Folder 14 – Letters from Peter Davis to Helen Jackson, [1923? – 1924?], 4 letters and postcards
Most letters are undated. Includes discussion of the Warwick Flower show, the death of President Harding, Guy Fawkes Day, and horse racing

Folder 15 – Miscellaneous letters to Helen Jackson, 1910 – 1923, 14 letters and postcards
Includes a letter about carrying the daisy chain on class day, a letter signed “Grandma” from Edith Jackson (undated), a postcard from AG, letters from “Aunt Dora”, Mary Van Cleef, Guilford Jones, Alan Gregg, Lucy Salmon, an unsigned Valentine from 1910, a letter from L. Fukushima about the training of Colorado College boys to use wireless transmitters for war, and others.

Folder 16 – Letters to Helen Jackson from Various Friends, 1960 – 1979, 20 letters and cards and 9 photographs
Includes Christmas cards, photos of friends and the interior of the Helen Hunt Jackson house (from Ruth Odell), and correspondence with Dorothy Mierow, Debbi Marqui, Ruth Washburn, and others.

Folder 17 – Letters to Helen Jackson from Lucy Lovell, 1974 – 1978, 7 letters, cards, and postcards, and a newspaper clipping of an obituary for Mrs. Cole B. Price

Folder 18 – Letters to Helen Jackson from William D. and Stephanie Phillbrick, 1974 – 1986, 8 letters

Folder 19 – Letters to Helen from various family members, 1958 – 1986, 14 letters and cards, 2 newspaper clippings
Includes letters from Gardner Jackson, Thomas Jackson, Guy and Nance Jackson, “Sallie,” Raymond E. Smith, E.B. Jackson (1959), “Jeanie,” Anne, and a newspaper clipping for the marriage of Guy Jackson (son of Gardner Jackson) and Nancy Nettleton

Box 3

Folder 1 -- Letters from Helen Jackson to Roland Jackson, 1916 – 1917, 16 letters
Includes descriptions of visits with Ruth Washburn, Laura and Mrs. Gilpin, Thayer Tutt, and Irving Howbert, receiving letters from Lowell Downes, wanting to hear from “Webb,” Christmas festivities, translating his diaries from Spanish to English, Everett’s paranoia, World War I, The Red Cross, Tuberculosis, the Midland Railroad, the Wilson Hughes presidential election, a Spirit of 76 parade, and Eleanor Washburn

Folder 2 – Letters from Edith Jackson to Roland Jackson, 1916 – 1917, 8 letters, 7 photographs, and 1 newspaper clipping
Includes letters about his departure to Spain, Lowell Downes, seven unlabeled photos, which appear to be of W.S. Jackson and his six children, and a clipping of Miss Vera Cravath, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Paul D. Cravath. Also includes a letter from Everett Jackson forwarded from Edith to Roland

Folder 3 – Letters from Everett Jackson to Roland Jackson, 1916 – 1917, 3 letters
Includes discussion of France, Spain, ambulance service, Oxford, getting together over the holiday, and their father not wanting Roland to study music

Folder 4 – Letters from Dora Jones “Aunt Dora” to Roland Jackson, 1916 – 1917, 13 letters and various newspaper clippings
Discusses various family members and their studies and health, friends, President Wilson, World War I, Roland’s time in Spain, Helen reading Spanish translations, Faith Bemis, Mrs. Loomis, Mr. Bell, Miss Churchill, Eleanor Gregg, and Colorado College men leaving to train at Fort Riley.
Also includes various current event newspaper clippings mailed to Roland Jackson.

Folder 5 – Letters from William S. Jackson, Jr. to Roland Jackson, 1916 – 1917, 3 letters
Discusses World War I, finances, Helen translating Roland’s Spanish diaries, teaching a banking class, and a reunion at Cambridge

Folder 6 – Letters from John Dos Passos to Roland Jackson, 1917, 6 letters and postcards. Transcriptions available.
Discusses travels in Madrid, Bordeaux, and elsewhere.

Folder 7 – Letters from C.B. Smith ["Christ."] to Roland Jackson, 1916 – 1917, 3 letters
Letters on stationary from the Flushing Country Club to Roland Jackson discussing World War I, his move to Spain, and intimate feelings surrounding a day they spent together

Folder 8 – Letters to Roland “Jack” Jackson from Webster, 1916 – 1917, 6 letters
Discusses various friends and family members including Edith Jackson, Helen Jackson, Everett Jackson, John Dos Passos, and Dillwyn. Also describes ambulance service during World War I, his plans to work for Pierce Arrow trucks with an ammunition division, Paris and Bordeaux during World War I, Anne and her pregnancy and near death, literature, poetry, and painting.

Folder 9 – Miscellaneous Letters to Roland Jackson, 1916 – 1917, 18 letters, 1 program, 1 photo, 2 invitations, 1 newspaper clipping
Includes letters from William S. Jackson, Sr. wanting to know if he’s made it to Spain, and correspondence from Helen Sherwood , E. Holt, Mrs. Van Cleef, Mr. and Mrs. Cayori, Anna (who mentions Laura Gilpin and Dillwyn), Phelps, and others.
Also includes an engagement announcement for Miss Eleanor Washburn and Mr. Charles E. Emery, an invitation to a dance and a charity sale, a program for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and a photograph of a girl.

Folder 10 – Miscellaneous Spanish Language Materials Belonging to Roland Jackson, 1916 – 1917, 39 items
Includes correspondence, calling cards, receipts, and invitations in Spanish connected with Roland Jackson’s time in Spain One letter in English describes a room he may use for boarding.
There are also 2 photographs of Roland Jackson.

Folder 11 – Notes, Military Documents, and Other Education Materials in Spanish and English Belonging to Roland Jackson, Undated, 42 items
Includes a copy of the booklet “Sprechen Sie deutsch and ‘Parley Voo’!! Practical French and German Phrases and How to Pronounce them for Daily Use by Soldiers,” a list of items an officer should take with them to report for duty, a list of names of friends and family members with numbers next to the names, English to Spanish translation notes, Spanish programs, book pages, transcriptions, journal pages, and a Boletin Oficial newsletter from Enero de 1916. Note: Items have been counted according to estimation of records, which seem to go together.

Box 4 – William S. Jackson, Jr. & Jean Rhea Jackson Correspondence, 1914 – 1927

Folder 1 – Letters from Everett B. Jackson to William S. Jackson, Jr., 1914 – 1919, 13 letters and postcards
Discusses his time at Oxford, English sports, World War I, finances, getting his war degree, his ambulance work during World War I and being in war zones, and touring Paris

Folder 2 – Letter from Roland Jackson to William S. Jackson, Jr., 1916, 1 letter
Includes a request for political news from the U.S. and mention of the buildings with no heat in Spain

Folder 3 – Letter from Gardner “Pat” Jackson to William S. Jackson, Jr., 1916, 1 letter
Describes how he doesn’t wish to return to Amherst, Christmas dinner, and Williams misconceptions about him being a “lady’s man.”

Folder 4 – Letter from Nathan F. Banfield to William S. Jackson, Jr., 1921
Typed letter with advice about whether the Jackson’s should sell “the Jackson homestead” to the city as a site for an auditorium

Folder 5 – Telegrams Related to Illness & Death of Son Richard “Dick” O’Donnel Jackson, 1927, 24 telegrams
Includes telegrams to and from Edith Jackson about sending a doctor to perform a blood transfusion on Richard “Dick” O’Donnel Jackson, and telegrams from friends and family members sending sympathy upon the boy’s death

Folder 6 – Sympathy Letters to William S. Jackson, Jr. & Jean Rhea Jackson, 1927, 20 letters and cards
Includes letters and cards from Frederick H. Bair (superintendent of Colorado Springs Public Schools), “Sis” (Helen Jackson), Aunt Margaret, Cousin Helen Alger, Helen Hubbell, and others
Also includes an invitation addressed to Jean Jackson for a meeting of the Tuesday Club

Folder 7 -- Sympathy Letters to William S. Jackson, Jr. & Jean Rhea Jackson, 1927, 33 letters and cards
Includes cards and letters from the board of directors of the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce (signed E. Jackson), Karl Eilers, Edna Banfield, “Aunt Dora,” Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Howbert, Aunt Anne, “Ruth,” and others

Folder 8 -- Sympathy Letters to William S. Jackson, Jr. & Jean Rhea Jackson, 1927, 34 letters and cards
Includes letters and cards from John M. Maguire, Mary G. Slocum, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Eckland Emery, Avery Staunten Morrison, and others
Also includes a letter to William inviting him to the Feb. 8, 1927 meeting of the Winter Night Club

Folder 9 – Letter from Edith B. Jackson to Jean Rhea Jackson, 1927, 1 letter

Discusses her work studying rickets, anatomy, orthopedics, and posture problems in children
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1901 – 1965

Folder 10 – Letter from W.S. Jackson, Jr. to Aunt Mary, 1901, 2 items
Includes a colored picture and poem signed by William S. Jackson, Jr. and a letter from William to Aunt Mary talking about a play they’re performing and the Washburn family.
A note from Jean Jackson Emery describes the materials as “Letter from my father telling of their life and dramatics in 1901 at age 12 to Aunt Mary. Aunt Kitty was still or had come to create with the children.”

Folder 11 – Letter to Miss Banfield from [?], 1904, 1 letter
Discusses a visit with the Jacksons

Folder 12 – Letter from William S. Jackson, Sr. to W.J.B. Van Order Esq., 1909, 1 letter
Letter addressed to Mr. Van Order discussing his father’s death, his father’s widow, finances, legal matters, and Jackson’s advice about the situation

Folder 13 – Letters to Dora Jones “Aunt Dora” from the Jackson Children, 1908 – 1917, 7 letters and assorted examination pages
Includes correspondence from Gardner “Pat” Jackson, Edith Jackson, Roland Jackson, and William S. Jackson, Jr.
Also includes pages from Harvard University tests from 1907 and 1908 mailed to “Aunt Dora” from William S. Jackson, Jr.

Folder 14 – Letters from Everett B. Jackson to Dora Jones “Aunt Dora”, 1915 – 1917, 19 letters and 1 brochure
Includes letters from Everett at Oxford and during his time as an ambulance driver during World War I, and a flyer about “American Ambulance Field Service in France”

Folder 15 – Letter from Everett B. Jackson to Gardner “Pat” Jackson, 1917, 1 letter
Includes one letter written from Fort Monroe in Virginia discussing Roland turning down a U.S. Army commission to be an officer and his opinion on the matter, a speech by Lloyd George, and President Wilson

Folder 16 – Letter from Everett B. Jackson to Uncle Dick Banfield, undated, 1 letter
Descriptive letter about his experience volunteering for the Red Cross ambulance group during World War I over his summesr vacation from Oxford Includes details about what it’s like where he is stationed, his uniform, his equipment, and more.

Folder 17 – Edith B. Jackson from [?], 1918, 1 letter
Incomplete letter to Edith Jackson asking for information about Colorado Springs, because the sender may send “Susanne” there for tuberculosis treatment

Folder 18 – Letter from Gardner Jackson to Barbara Arnest, Editor, Colorado College Magazine, 1965, 1 letter (unsigned)
Unsigned letter (assumed from Gardner Jackson) to Barbara Arnest, Editor of Colorado College Magazine discussing the people in a photograph of the 1913 Cutler Academy Baseball Team

Box 5

Folder 1 – The Wolfeboro Blue Book, 1 item
Includes one handmade photo album on cloth paper, signed MB 1892, which contains 40 family photographs printed in blue ink. The only labeled photograph is of the Banfield Wolfeboro House. Includes photos of children and adults in the family, examples of late 19th century clothing, especially children’s clothing. Many photos appear to be around the outside of the home. Includes photos of small children with a Jack O' Lantern, and photos with various animals.

Folder 2 – Photographs of Jackson Family from Frames, 7 photographs
Includes a set of three family photographs of the Jackson children, William, Helen, Roland, Everett, and Edith, and a set of four photographs including a photograph of William S. Jackson, Sr. and Edith Jackson, a photograph of William S. Jackson, Sr., Stanley Chambers, Uncle Jack Chambers, “Rolie”, “Pat”, and “Billy,” a photograph of Aunt Anne Davenport with Helen, “Pat” and “Edie,” and a photograph of Roland, Stanley Chambers, “Evie,” “Pat” and Jimmy. Note: information from the photo frame has been transferred to a descriptive sheet included in the photo folder.

Folder 3 – Photographs belonging to Helen Jackson (Family and Friends), 24 photographs
Includes photos of Everett Jackson (including one photo where he is receiving the Croix de Guerre), Helen Jackson, Ben [Sher?on], Florence Bertram, Lillian Price, Cathy [?Jungk], Ed Bertram, Norma Harrison, Gladys Bueler, the six Jackson children about 1900, William S. Jackson, Jr., and many other unlabeled and undated photographs

Folder 4 – Unsent Postcards collected by Helen Jackson, 7 postcards
Includes postcards of South Park City in Fairplay, CO, Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, Westminster Abbey, the Tamworth, N.H. Winter Carnival, and Cheyenne Mountain

Folder 5 – Miscellaneous Photographs of the Jackson family, 11 photos
Includes a sketch of Photius Fisk By Geo. H. Walker & Co., a Polaroid of Helen Jackson next to a photo of the Jackson House, a black and white photo of the 1909 Cutler Graduation Class, a black and white photo of two girls walking on a city street with a dog captioned “Elizabeth Lemon & I, Jean Jackson on Tejon St. about 1938-40,” a black and white photo of a woman and two dogs in a grassy area with a caption of “Edie w her chow & spaniel dogs EBS, Dr. in Woodbridge Conn. (I think) after studying w. Freud,” five photographs of girls in bonnets with a typed note, which explains they are “five great-grand-daughters of Mrs. Deborah W.V. Fiske in the bonnet made by her for H.H. worn also by Grandma Banfield (taken 1924),” and a photograph of three boys and a girl sitting on stairs (undated and unlabeled).
There is also a paper frame with no photograph that reads, “Emery’s” “John called Jake” “Patrick? Called Pat” “Little Charles” “Little Anne”

Folder 6 – Large photo of Home Interior, 1 photo
Note on the back reads: 1019 N. Nevada Ave.
Materials from Miriam Storms Washburn Adams scrapbook

Folder 7 – 20 items
Includes hand-drawn cover artwork, 2 photographs of  Ruth Wendell Washburn, family history documentation written to Mrs. Gowdy in 1944, list of work, volunteer work and memberships of Miriam Washburn Adams, five handmade books of memoirs written as part of her membership in the Fortnightly Club, clippings related to her work as Mrs. Claus at the Santa Claus Shop charity in Denver, 2 handmade Christmas cards with original drawings, correspondence, a citation for Ruth Wendell Washburn for an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Colorado College, and a photograph of an unidentified couple at an event.

Folder 8, 1 item
Homemade memoir book written as part of The Denver Fortnightly Club, “Conventions of the Past” by Miriam W. Adams, 1947

Folder 9, 13 items
Includes four homemade books of memoirs written as part of her Denver Fortnightly Club membership, memories of General Palmer from Eleanor Washburn and Miriam Washburn as gathered by Charles Francis Emery Jr. for Free Press, Colorado Springs, 1959, correspondence and speeches related to The Colonial Dames, book page with a photo of Dr. Gerald Bertram Webb, a 50th anniversary poem, photo of Miriam Washburn Adams, 7 months old, November 1888, the transcript of a speech read by Miriam Washburn Adams at dinner given by Judge William S. Jackson, Jr. on June 15, 1950 for his daughter, Jean McClellan Jackson before her marriage to John Wendell Emery.

Clippings and copies related to the Jackson Family

Folder 10 – Clippings related to Helen Hunt Jackson

Folder 11 – Clippings of Helen Hunt Jackson writing

Folder 12 – Colorado Springs Gazette article about Helen Hunt Jackson’s death

Folder 13 – Clippings related to the William S. Jackson, Sr. Family

Folder 14 – Clippings about William S. Jackson, Sr.

Folder 15 – Clippings related to Helen Jackson

Folder 16 – Documents related to Gardner “Pat” Jackson. Includes material forwarded from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Columbia University collections related to Gardner Jackson

Folder 17 – Clippings about Edith B. Jackson

Folder 18 – Clippings related to Roland Jackson

Folder 19 – Clippings about Helen Banfield Jackson

Box 6

Folder 1 – Miscellaneous Personal Items Belonging to William S.  Jackson, Sr., 4 items
Includes Bond of Indemnity to William S. Jackson, Jr. for $100, Colorado College commencement program for Helen Jackson’s Master of Arts Degree in 1915, a card from a tailor shop, Oath of Executor for William S. Jackson, Sr. signed by Everett B. Jackson, June 11, 1919

Folder 2 – Miscellaneous items belonging to Helen Jackson
Includes lady membership cards to The El Paso Club (1971 & 1972), a roster of Tuesday Club Members from 1955-1956, Helen’s Colorado Teacher’s Certificate, Helen’s certificate from The Training Camp for Nurses at Vassar College, and other mementos

Folder 3 – Publications
William S. Jackson, “Banking in Colorado Springs: The First Sixty-two Years,” reprinted from The Colorado Magazine Vol. XXV, September, 1948, No. 5.
Edith B. Jackson, Methodology of the Yale Rooming-In Project on Parent-Child Relationship by Ethelyn H. Klatskin and Edith B. Jackson, “Do you really understand ‘Self-demand’?” by Edith B. Jackson, Statistical Report on Incidence and Duration of Breast Feeding in Relation to Personal-Social and Hospital Maternity Factors by Edith B. Jackson, M.D., Louise C. Wilkin, M.S.S., and Harry Auerbach, M.P.H., Early Child Development in Relation to Degree of Flexibility of Maternal Attitude by Edith B. Jackson, M.D., Ethelyn H. Klatskin, Ph.D., and Louise C. Wilkin, M.S., “Self-Demand Feeding in the First Week of Life,” by Richard W. Olmsted, M.D. and Edith B. Jackson, M.D., and A Hospital Rooming-In Unit for Four Newborn Infants and Their Mothers by Edith B. Jackson, M.D., Richard W. Olmsted, M.D., Alan Foord, M.D., Herbert Thoms, M.D., and Kate Hyder, R.N.
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum postcard with recipe for “English Tea Cookies” from the Jackson Family Cookbook with a sketch of the Jackson House by Jack Ekstrom.

Folder 4 – Jackson Genealogy Materials

not in folders:

Scrapbook of Philip M. Washburn, 1886-1898. Clippings, photographs, programs, pamphlets.


Day Unto Day. Boston: American Unitarian Association, 1874. Ownership signatures of Helen F. Banfield, 1875, and Helen Jackson, 1900. With handwritten notations of family birthdays.

Cicero. De Re Publica. Boston: Everett, 1823. Long inscription dated 1852 by E.C. Banfield on front free endpaper.

Jacob Abbott. Stories of Rainbow and Lucky. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1860. Inscribed “Rennie from ‘Mr. John’ Christmas Eve, 1863.”

The Woman that Feareth the Lord: A Discourse delivered at the funeral of Mrs. D.W.V. Fiske, February 21, 1844. Amherst: J.S.&C. Adams, 1844.

Francis Palou. Life of Ven. Padre Junipero Serra. San Francisco: Doughterty, 1884. Inscribed “To Mrs. Wm. S. Jackson compliments of A.J. Coronet Sept 20th 1884.”

Epes Sargent. The Standard Second Reader. Boston: Shorey, 1864. Ownership signature, in pencil: “Rennie W.H.H. 1864.”


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