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Collection Inventory

Series I. Jobson's Personal Diaries, 1925-1930

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains personal diaries dated from 1925 to 1930.

Box 1
Folder 1 1925
Folder 2 1926
Folder 3 1927
Folder 4 1928
Folder 5 1929
Folder 6 1930

Series II. Correspondence 1930-1931

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains six items of correspondence. Five of the letters are addressed to Jobson: one from his wife, and four from his daughter Ellen. The sixth letter was written by Ellen Jobson to the Danville Benefit and Building Association. These items were found at the end of Jobson's 1930 diary.

Folder 7 Correspondence

Series III. Literary Works by Jobson

Scope and Content Notes:

The series contains E.H. Jobson's literary works including drafts and revisions. The most extensive part of the series is the biography of Thomas Moses, the material includes notes and correspondence relating to Moses ancestry in Glamorgan, Wales and copies of his parents' marriage certificates from 1860. The file contains early draft portions of the manuscript, and a photocopied picture "Speciman taken from Filbert Air Shaft of H.C. Frick Coke Company at depth of 200ft., January 1909".

Subgroup The Transformation of a Boy to a Man in the Coal Mine, a biography of Thomas Moses

Folder 8 Typed copy of manuscript, 128p, Mastery\Judius Colosses
Folder 9 Typed copy of manuscript, edited and revised by Thomas W. Moses, grandson of Thomas Moses, 114p
Folder 10 Jobson's handwritten draft of manuscript, 1939
Folder 11 Materials re: manuscript
Folder 12 Apache Joe, 284p. undated
Folder 13 Circle-Bar Ranch, 30p. undated
Folder 14 The Iron Bubble, 61p. undated
Folder 15 The Marshall's Roundup, 115p. undated
Folder 16 Seven Trails to Silver Street, 250p. undated
Folder 17 Silver Street, 223p. undated

Subgroup Poetry by Jobson

Box 2
Folder 18 Bound volume of handwritten poems, 1925-1926
Folder 19-20 Two volumes of typed copies of Jobson's work

Series IV. Jobson's Handwritten Notes

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains handwritten notes on vitamins and calories research, quotes, and book lists.

Folder 21 Research Journal, begun , concerning Coal Mining in America 1927 1880-1938
Folder 22 Notes on Vitamins and Calories and how to use them
Folder 23 Notes re: novel writing and biographies
Folder 24 Quotes copied by Jobson on different subjects for use in writing
Folder 25 Lists of books on England, Scotland, and Wales
Folder 26 Miscellaneous Notes

Series V. Christian Science Materials

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains newsletters and pamphlets of Christian Science Material. Also included is the papers of Margert Laird.

Folder 27 Papers by Margaret Laird
Folder 28 Newsletter: "The Lund Review" , August 1962- June 1965
Folder 29 Christian Science Pamphlets

Series VI. Photographic Prints

Scope and Content Notes:

The series contains portraits and photographs of the following: Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Jobson, Elizabeth Ellen Engle as an infant, Thomas Morgan Moses, Robina Pringle Moses, Eugene Henry Jobson, and Jennie Mae Jobson.

Folder 30 Photographic Prints

Series VII. Newsclippings

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains five items. Topics of clippings include Tom Moses, Robina Moses, Harry Moses, centennial celebration of Frick mining operations in Southwest Pennsylvania. Typed transcripts of two of the clippings are also included.

Folder 31 Newsclippings

Series VIII. Poems

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains copies of two poems: "When Nature Wants a Man" by Angela Morgan; and "Mastery", an anonymous work.

Folder 32 Poems

Series IX. Material relating to Jobson's Nena Methane Alarm System

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains material, notes, and research related to Jobson's Nena Methane Alarm System.

Folder 33 Jobson's Nena Methane Alarm System material

Series X. Ephemera, 1912

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains one ephemeral item that consists of an engraved clock reading Sara Mae Jobson, Ogontz School, 1912.

Folder 34 Engraved Clock: Sara Mae Jobson, Ogontz School, 1912

Series XI. Scrapbook, 1940-1941

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains a scrapbook concerning Prevention of Mine Explosions by a System of Automatic Methane Signals, 1940-1941.

Volume 1 Scrapbook concerning Prevention of Mine Explosions by a System of Automatic Methane Signals, 1940-1941

Series XII. Additional Christian Science Material

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains publications and pamphlets of Christian Science Material separate from the material in Series V.

Box 3
Folder 1 Eddy, Mary Baker "Christ and Christmas: A Poem", 1925
Folder 2 Laird, Margaret
Folder 3 Strang, Louis C.

Series XIII. Margaret Laird Letters

Scope and Content Notes:

Margaret Woolley joined The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts on November 1, 1912. She resided at 1235 Elmwood Avenue in Wilmette, Illinois and was a member of Seventh Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago, Illinois at that time. On April 30, 1914, she informed the Church that she was married, and gave her name as Mrs. Margaret W. Ledward. In 1920, Mrs. Ledward became a Christian Science practitioner (healer) listed in The Christian Science Journal. Her marriage to Mr. Ledward evidently ended before 1924, when she remarried, and changed her name to Mrs. Margaret Laird. In 1937, she became a teacher of Christian Science, authorized to teach a class of pupils annually.

In 1945 Mrs. Laird's listing was removed from the Journal for incorrectly practicing and teaching Christian Science. She withdrew her membership in The Mother Church in 1951. Within a few years she established The Margaret Laird Foundation, based in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Evanston, Illinois, and Los Angeles, California. (Mrs. Laird moved from Illinois to Los Angeles in 1953.) The Foundation was Mrs. Laird's vehicle for her lectures, books, and pamphlets. While she also continued to consider herself a Christian Science practitioner and teacher, she was not recognized as such by The Christian Science Board of Directors (the governing body of The Mother Church).

Box 4
Volume 1 1954-1958
Volume 2 1956-1958
Volume 3 1960,
Volume 4 1960-1961,
Volume 5-6 1961
Volume 7-9 1961-1963
Volume 10-12 1963-1966
Folder 1-2 1972-1973
Folder 3-15 1969-1976

Box 5
Volume 1-2 1971-1980
Folder 1 1981

Series XIV. Margaret Laird Writings and Related Material

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains material and writings on or by Margaret Laird.

Folder 2 Miscellaneous Articles
Folder 3 Church of Christ, Scientist, August 30, 1950
Folder 4 Laird Letter About Christmas, December 15, 1953
Folder 5 Commitment to Being, November, 1963
Folder 6 The Church of Christ, Scientist
Folder 7 Government is Self-Government
Folder 8 The Quality of Oneness
Folder 9 Sylvester. Glory and The Lightning. Taylor Caldwell
Folder 10 Pain-neither cause nor effect by Mary Mona Seed Fisher (reprints)
Folder 11 Reciprocal Being, 1948
Folder 12-17 Class Notes
Folder 18 Body, 1944
Folder 19 The Christianly Scientific Real Is the Sensuous Unreal , 1950?,
Folder 20 Science: Space-Time Continuum
Folder 21 Reaction
Folder 22 Government is Self-Government, November 15, 1952
Folder 23 The Personal Concept, July 17, 1951
Folder 24 One's Own Business of Being, June 10, 1948
Folder 25 Early Association Papers. Christian Science Part 1, 1935?
Folder 26-28 Practice,
Folder 29 Manuscript, 1939
Folder 30 Manuscript, 1943
Folder 31 Manuscript, undated
Folder 32 Letters and Manuscripts, undated
Folder 33-34 An Orientation Course in Christian Science by Richard Booker
Folder 35 William Cowin's Address, Wayne State University (and other Cowin talks)

Series XV. Oversize Material

Scope and Content Notes:

This material was added to the finding aid in December 2010.

Map-case 7
Drawer 5 1. Picture of Jenny Mae Jobson, wife H.J. Jobson
2. Picture of Robina Pringle Moses
3. Picture of Thomas Morgan Moses
4. Picture of Eugene Henry Jobson