Ray Stannard Baker
As David Grayson, Baker wrote nine volumes of fiction and essays. The Jones Library collection contains the work of David Grayson. There are approximately 4700 letters from all over the world, from adults and children, written to Grayson. The collection includes the manuscripts, typescripts and proofs of Grayson's books, essays and articles, an important collection of photographs, a complete set of Grayson's and Baker's writings, critical studies and a number of volumes from Baker's personal library. There are some 300 books and 9000 manuscript items in the collection. It is a large holding of an important essayist of the twentieth century who was widely known as a writer and a Presidential confidant. The collection, bequeathed to the library by Baker in 1946, has been added to substantially by Baker's descendants. Other major collections of Baker may be found at Princeton University Library and the Library of Congress.