Marquand, John (1893-1982) [Marquand-Sedgwick Family]
Scope:
The Marquand-Sedgwick Family Collection primarily consists of extensive family correspondence spanning several generations. Also present are manuscripts, photographs, printed material, and other items.

Correspondence in the collection is extensive, and includes letters from writer John P. Marquand; his father, Philip Marquand; his first wife, Christina Sedgwick Marquand; and his second wife, Adelaide Hooker Marquand. Also included are letters from Christina S. Marquand’s mother, Lydia Cameron Sedgwick; her father, Alexander Sedgwick; as well as Anne Douglas Segwick, and Anne’s husband, Basil de Selincourt; her brothers, Alexander Cameron Sedgewick and William Ellery Sedgwick; and Tina Marquand Welch. These letters date from 1908 to 1987.

Notable correspondents include Gene Tunney, Eddie Rickenbacker, John D. Rockefeller III, King Vidor, Robert A. Lovett, Arthur H. Sulzberger, and Henry Cabot Lodge. There is also a group of letters from Walter Abbott (1937-1947) regarding Abbott’s dramatization of John P. Marquand’s novel The Late George Apley.

Manuscripts in the collection include “Wickford Point,” a short article by John P. Marquand (ca. 1939); a handwritten booklet of “Epic and Comic Poems” by Sherman S. Rogers; and two drafts of Walter Abbott’s dramatization of The Late George Apley (ca. 1941-1944).

Photographs in the collection consist of images of various family members. These include many prints of John P. and Christina Sedgwick Marquand, as well as several prints of their grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, and descendents. These photographs date primarily from the 1920s to the 1950s. Also present are some other prints, including photos from a trip to ; photos from a fishing trip to Ontario, ; and others.

Printed material in the collection includes a copy of a dramatization of The Late George Apley by John P. Marquand and George S. Kaufman (1946); two newspaper articles on The Late George Apley (1944); articles, advertisements, and obituaries regarding John P. Marquand; and articles regarding various members of the Sedgwick family.

Other material in the collection includes two diaries kept by John P. Marquand, dated January to June, 1906, and January to February, 1944; the lease for John P. Marquand’s room at Harvard University (1912-1913); and the copyright claim certificate for John P. Marquand’s Federalist Newburyport (1952).
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Notable Figures
1. Marquand, John P. (John Phillips), 1893-1960
Associated Subjects
1. Literary Collections Subject Guide