Jake Joel papers

Jake Joel papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Joel, Jake
Title: Jake Joel papers
Dates: 1915-1919
Quantity: 0.05 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 3333 to MS 3336 housed together in 1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms3334

Biographical/Historical Note

Jake Joel appears to have lived through the 1910s in Athens, Georgia (he seems to have been at least a young adult by the mid-1910s). He had significant correspondence with the David B. Clarkson Company, general book sellers, and purchased many books on oration and speech. He had some sort of relationship with a woman who went to New York City (she seems to have overstepped her boundaries, but still includes a picture of herself). A cousin also wrote him from New York. A letter from January 1919 from Camp Wadsworth, South Carolina, reveals that Jake Joel may have been stationed there and possibly stayed at the Base Hospital at another point, meaning he may have participated in World War I. The letter-writer refers to him being home and out of "Ward 27," which was an area in the camp rather than a section of the hospital.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of letters and other correspondence to Jake Joel. The letters are mostly from family, although there is a premium due bill from David B. Clarkson Co. Book Brokers included.

Index Terms

Bills of sale.
Book coupons--Specimens.
Booksellers and bookselling.
David B. Clarkson Co. (Chicago, Ill.).
Joel, Jake -- Correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jake Joel papers. MS 3334. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Papers, 1915-1919