JACKSON, Gabrielle E. Peggy Stewart Navy Girl in School
JACKSON, Gabrielle E. Three Little Women as Wives
JACKSON, Helen Hunt. Ramona; A Story. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1913. Flyleaf inscription: “Purchased in Ramona’s marriage place, old town, San Diego, Cal., March 21st, 1914. E.R. Burroughs.”
JACKSON, Helen Hunt Ramona
JACOBS, Carolyn E. Joan of Juniper Inn
JAMES: Indian Blankets
JAMES, George Wharton ~ Practical Basket Weaving - California (James) - Private printing
JANE'S: Practical Flying
JANVIER, Thomas A. The Aztec Treasure House
JANVIER: Aztec Treasure House
JARDINE, James Douglas: Mad Mullah of Somaliland
JEANS, Sir James: The Universe Around Us (1931)
JENKINS, R. Horace ~ Practical Pottery - 2nd printing 1941
JEROME: Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow
JOHNSON, Gaylord The Sky Movies
JOHNSON, Owen The Woman Gives
JOHNSTON, Mary To Have and to Hold
JOHNSTON: To Have and To Hold
JOHNSTON, Annie Fellows ~ Georgina of the Rainbows
JOHNSTON, Annie Fellows ~ Georgina of the Rainbows
JOHNSTON, Annie Fellows ~ Georgina's Service Stars
JOHNSTON, Annie Fellows ~ Story of Red Cross as Told to The Little Colonel
JORDAN, Kate Against the Winds
JOSEPHUS: Works (1833)
JUDGE, William Q. The Ocean of Theosophy. Los Angeles: United Lodge of Theosophists, 1915. (Unclear if this is an ERB book.)
|Gabrielle E. Jackson|
|Peggy Stewart Navy Girl in School ~ 1918 ~ Goldmsith Publishing
Peggy Stewart Navy Girl at Home 1920. Goldsmith Publishing Co., Chicago. Illustrated. 244 pages.
Online eText Edition 1 ~ Online eText Edition 2 ~ Online eText Edition 3
"Peggy Stewart, the general heading of these volumes, is the story of a naval officer's charming daughter. Whether at home, on the lovely ancestral estate in Maryland, or in Boston and Newport, her activities and adventures are many and thrilling. In addition to the fine action, the books have a charm which will appeal to any girl. Life on an old southern estate, social activities at school and elsewhere, are all depicted in a manner that always makes Gabrielle Jackson's books absorbing reading." -- jacket blurb from Goldsmith edition of Peggy Stewart at School Norman Rockwell illustrated this series.
Three Little Women as Wives 1914 John C. Winston Company, Philadelphia.Illustrated
|Helen Hunt Jackson 1830-1885|
|Ramona: A Story ~ 1900 - 1912
424 pages. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company,
1913. ~ 308 pages ~ Flyleaf inscription: “Purchased in Ramona’s marriage
place, old town, San Diego, Cal., March 21st, 1914. E.R. Burroughs.”
romantic story about Spanish and Indian life in California. Said
to be "one of the most artistic and charming creations of American Literature"
Helen Hunt Jackson wrote this novel in 1884 to draw attention to the plight
of dispossessed Native American tribes in the American West."Ramona blushed
as the handsome young Indian Alessandro looked upon her with favor. A great,
star-crossed love was born. But the adopted daughter of Senora Moreno was
defying the custom of her people. Her forbidden love would drive her from
place to place with Alessandro until tragedy would strike and
Ramona would at last come to an understanding of herself." "As soon as
I began, it seemed impossible to write fast enough…I wrote faster than
I would write a letter…two thousand to three thousand words in a morning,
and I cannot help it."
Hunt Jackson (1830-1885), activist for Native American rights and author
of Southern California’s most enduring historical romance novel Ramona,
was born and reared in Amherst, Massachusetts, a schoolmate and friend
of the woman who would become Amherst’s most celebrated resident, poet
Emily Dickinson. (Born Helen Maria Fiske, Jackson would be twice
married: first to U.S. Army Capt. Edward B. Hunt who died in a military
accident, then to William S. Jackson, a wealthy banker and railroad executive.)
Jackson grew up in a literary environment, and using a pseudonym (H.H.H),
was herself a noted poet and writer of children’s stories, novels and essays
before turning her considerable intellect and energy to investigating and
publicizing the mistreatment of Native Americans, especially the Mission
Indians of Southern California.
Her interest in the subject began in Boston in 1879 at
a lecture by Chief Standing Bear who described the forcible removal of
the Ponca Indians from their Nebraska reservation. Jackson was incensed
by what she heard and began to circulate petitions, raised money, and wrote
letters to the New York Times on the Poncas’ behalf. As one observer
noted, she became a "holy terror." (Friends and critics have variously
described her as "passionate," "volatile," "defiant" and "uncompromising."
Historian Antoinette May said she "lived a life that few women of her day
had the courage to live.") Jackson also began work on a book condemning
the government’s Indian policy and its record of broken treaties. When
A Century of Dishonor was published in 1881, Jackson sent a copy to every
member of Congress with the following admonition printed in red on the
cover: "Look upon your hands: they are stained with the blood of your relations."
To her disappointment, the book had little impact.
Don Coronel’s stories galvanized Jackson into action. Soon her efforts on behalf of dispossessed Indians in Southern California came to the attention of the U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Hiram Price, who recommended her appointment as an Interior Department agent. Her assignment was "to visit the Mission Indians in California, and ascertain the location and condition of various bands…and what, if any land, should be purchased for their use." With the assistance of Indian agent and entrepreneur Abbot Kinney, Jackson criss-crossed Southern California, documenting the appalling conditions they saw. At one point, she hired a law firm to protect the rights of a family of Saboba Indians facing dispossession of their land at the foot of the San Jacinto Mountains. Her 56-page report, completed in 1883, called for a massive government relief effort, ranging from the purchase of new lands for reservations to the establishment of more Indian schools. A bill largely embodying Jackson’s recommendations passed the U.S. Senate but died in the House.
Undaunted by Congress’ rejection, Jackson decided to write a novel that would depict the Indian experience "in a way to move people’s hearts." She was particularly drawn to the fate of her Indian friends in the Temecula area of Riverside County. The inspiration for her book, Jackson admitted, was Uncle Tom’s Cabin written years earlier by her friend, Harriet Beecher Stowe. "If I can do one hundredth part for the Indian that Mrs. Stowe did for the Negro, I will be thankful," she told a friend. The result was Ramona, which Jackson began writing in a New York City hotel room in December 1883. Originally titled, "In The Name of the Law," the book was completed in slightly over three months and published in November 1884. "Every incident in Ramona…is true," Jackson said later. "A Cahuilla Indian was shot two years ago exactly as Alessandro is – and his wife’s name was Ramona and I never knew this last fact until Ramona was half written!" Later, a local writer, George Wharton James, would lecture and write books linking Ramona to an actual murder. He even recorded the murderer's voice on an early Edison cylinder phonograph!
Encouraged by the book’s popularity, Jackson planned to
write a children’s story on the Indian issue, but died of cancer on August
12, 1885, less than a year after Ramona was published. Her last letter
was written to President Grover Cleveland, urging him to read her early
work, "A Century of Dishonor." Jackson told a friend: "My Century of Dishonor
and Ramona are the only things I have done of which I am glad…They will
live, and…bear fruit." Ramona has indeed borne fruit over the years, but
in ways unimagined by the author. Writing in "Los Angeles: A to Z," Leonard
and Dale Pitt note: "Although Jackson’s novel, about a part-Indian orphan
raised in Spanish society and her Indian husband, achieved almost instant
success, it failed to arouse public concern for the treatment of local
Native Americans. Instead, readers accepted the sentimentalized Spanish
aristocracy that was portrayed, and the Ramona myth was born. Jackson died
a year after her novel was published, never knowing the impact her book
made on the Southern California heritage. The novel Ramona has inspired
films [the first directed by D.W. Griffith], songs [the 1920s hit "Ramona"],
and a long-running pageant in Hemet, California. And the name Ramona
can be see on street signs and commercial establishments throughout Southern
California." --- contributed
by Albert Greenstein, 1999
|George Wharton James 1858-1923|
|Practical Basket Weaving - California (James) - Private printing
~ also 1916 ~ Cambridge: J.L. Hammett Co. ~ Illustrations by George Wharton
James ~ 132 pages ~ A book devoted to the art of Southwestern and Native
American Indian basket making / weaving. Also includes information on raffia,
Hopi stitch, Havasupai stitch, and much more.
Most complete survey of Indian basket-making describes uses of baskets, their role in legend and ceremony, origins of forms and designs, materials and colors, weaves and stitches, Plus full instructions for those who want to make their own. Over 250 illustrations.
Indian Blankets ~ 1914
WITH A CONCENTRATION ON THE NAVAHOS, AND OCCASIONAL DISCUSSION OF THE BLANKETS OF OTHER SOUTHWESTERN TRIBES, JAMES EXAMINES IN DETAIL THE HISTORY AND PRODUCTION OF INDIAN BLANKETS; THE INTRODUCTION OF THE LOOM AND WOOL, THE EARLY HISTORY, THE BAYETA BLANKET MADE FROM YARN UNRAVELLED FROM BLANKETS MADE IN ENGLAND, OLD STYLE NATIVE WOOL BLANKETS, THE SONG OF BLESSING THE BLANKET, DETERIORATIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS BROUGHT ABOUT BY TRADERS, DYEING WITH NATIVE AND ANILINE DYES, THE SIGNIFICANCE AND SYMBOLISM OF COLOR, THE ORIGIN AND SYMBOLISM OF DESIGN, A NAVAHO WEAVER AT WORK, THE DESIGNS OF MODERN NAVAHO BLANKETS, PUEBLO AND NAVAHO SQUAW DRESSES, BELTS, GARTERS AND HAIR BANDS, THE OUTLINE BLANKET, THE KACHINA OR YEI BLANKETS, THE CLASSIFICATION OF MODERN BLANKETS, PUEBLO INDIAN WEAVERS, THE MEXICAN CHIMAYO BLANKET, AND MUCH MORE! AN APPENDIX DISCUSSES THE NAVAHO INDIAN, HIS RELIGIOUS LIFE AND HIS LAND. 254 ILLUSTRATIONS, INCLUDING 32 IN COLOR, SHOW THE FINEST BLANKETS OF ALL TYPES AS WELL AS THE PROCESS OF BLANKET WEAVING.
AS A NATIVE ART CARRIED TO GREAT HEIGHTS AND ACHIEVING BOTH SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE, NAVAHO BLANKETS HAVE LONG BEEN AN AREA OF IMPORTANT AND INTERESTING STUDY IN THE ARTS AND INDIAN LIFE. FOR GATHERING TOGETHER SUCH A WIDE BODY OF SOLID AND USEFUL INFORMATION, THIS BOOK WILL LONG BE REQUIRED READING FOR THE COLLECTOR, THE ETHNOLOGIST, THE CRAFTSMAN, AND OTHERS INTERESTED IN THE NAVAHOS AND THE BLANKETS THEY CREATED.
OTHERS BY JAMES
|George Wharton James (1858-1923, Pasadena, Ca.) Author,
lecturer and photographer
Once a leading collector and authority has become a valuable source book for American Indian basketry from Poma Mush baskets to Paiute dicing trays, indian basketry traces the origin, development and fundamental principles of indian basket design for the major tribal units in the Southwestern United States and Pacific Coast, with occasional comments on the basket weaving of a number of other North American tribes.
|Practical Flying: Complete Course of Flyling Instruction? (not
verified) ~ 1918 ~ London: Temple Press Ltd ~ by W G McMinnies
R N 237 pages with original illustrations from E L Ford
|Thomas A. Janvier (Thomas Allibone Janvier) 1849-1913|
|The Aztec Treasure House: A Romance of Contemporary Antiquity
~ 1890/1901/1918 Harpers 446 pages, 8 pages of illustrations
''An adult adventure story on the concept of surviving Aztec antiquities...literate, seriously planned and written.''--Bleiler. 19 illustrations (including frontispiece) by Frederic Remington reproduced as black-and-white plates.
Web reader review: "I read Janvier's Aztec Treasure House in my early 'teens (40 years ago)and have forgotten neither the author nor the book in all that time. Janvier wrote another adventure book about the Sargasso Sea which I did not find as memorable. I read Burrough's Land that Time Forgot at about the same time and found Janvier's superior. Remington's illustrations also stand out."
|Douglas James Jardine|
|Mad Mullah of Somaliland ~ Africa Society Journal, Vol. 208, July 1920, pp.109-121. ~ 1923 London: H. Jenkins, illo p. 336|
|Sir James Jeans M.A., D.Sc., LL.D., F.R.S. 1877-1946|
|The Universe Around Us ~ 1931 ~ Cambridge University Press ~
24 plates of galaxies and spectra
Physics and Philosophy (1943)
The Mysterious Universe
Sir James Hopwood Jeans: Born: 11 Sept 1877 in Ormskirk, Lancashire, England ~ Died: 16 Sept 1946 in Dorking, Surrey, England ~ English mathematician, physicist, and astronomer. He was professor of applied mathematics at Princeton Univ. (1905–9), later lectured at Cambridge (1910–12) and Oxford (1922), and was research associate at Mt. Wilson Observatory (1923–44). He was knighted in 1928. He devoted himself to mathematical physics and contributed to the dynamical theory of gases and the mathematical theory of electricity and magnetism. Going on to astrophysics and cosmogony, he solved the problem of the behavior of rotating masses of compressible fluids. He was then able to explain the behavior of certain nebulae, discuss the origins of binary stars, and describe the evolution of gaseous stars. These ideas are presented in Problems of Cosmogony and Stellar Dynamics (1919). With Harold A. Jeffreys he developed the tidal hypothesis of the origin of the earth. In 1929, Jeans abandoned research and became one of the most outstanding popularizers of science and the philosophy of science. His later works include The Universe around Us (1929), The Mysterious Universe (1930), and The Growth of Physical Science (1947).
|R. Horace Jenkins|
|Practical Pottery (For Craftsmen and Students?) - 2nd printing 1941 Milwaukee Bruce Publishing ? 197 pages|
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