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MS Am 3093

Bayliss, Jonathan. Jonathan Bayliss papers, 1926-2009 (MS Am 3093): Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b, Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Am 3093
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Bayliss, Jonathan
Title: Jonathan Bayliss papers
Date(s): 1937-2007
Quantity: 48.25 linear feet (44 boxes)
Quantity: 16.153 Gigabytes (3 boxes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Personal, professional, and family papers of Gloucester (Mass.) author, Jonathan Bayliss.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2015M-146. Gift of Jonathan Bayliss Trust, 2016.
2018M-030. Gift of Jonathan Bayliss Trust, 2017.

Processing Information:

Minimally processed by Melanie Wisner, 2017 March, and Magdaline Lawhorn 2017 September.

Processing Information:

Collection was packed up on site by repository staff who maintained original order as much as possible; hence, the order of subject file "drawers" and computer punchcard "containers" was retained and is used in this listing.

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open for research.
Special equipment or surrogate required; consult Houghton staff (series Digital and Audiovisual material).
The bulk of this collection is shelved offsite. Retrieval requires advance notice. Check with Houghton Public Services staff.

Preferred Citation:

Jonathan Bayliss Papers, 1937-2007 (MS Am 3093). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Jonathan Bayliss (1926-2009) was an American novelist and playwright who lived and wrote in Gloucester, Massachusetts.


Collection is minimally processed. Materials are loosely arranged in eight series: Correspondence, Compositions, Subject Files, Notes on Computer Punchcards, Biographical Material, Digital and Audiovisual Material, Business, and Travel Documents.

Scope and Contents

Collection includes drafts of Bayliss's tetralogy, Gloucesterman, comprised of Gloucesterbook, Gloucestertide, Gloucestermas, and Prologos; The Gilgamesh Plays and other compositions; correspondence, diaries, family papers, and financial records; travel documents; and records from Gorton's of Gloucester and Kellogg Associates where Bayliss served in management roles and promoted the use of computers in business management.
Includes audiovisual and/or digital media: CDs, floppy disk, audiocassette, Zip disk.
For more detail on contents, see lists in curatorial file.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Gloucester (Mass.)
Gorton's of Gloucester