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Thornton Wilder Postcard to Mrs. Jerry Vasconcells

Identifier: M242


Marietta Cassell Vasconcells Bakewell was a writer who married Jerry Cox Vasoncells in 1922. This collection consists of a postcard sent to Vasconcells by American author and playwright Thornton Wilder, thanking her for sending him pictures from Arizona.


  • 1951


Biographical / Historical

Jerry Cox Vasconcells was born December 3, 1892 in Lyons, Kansas. He attended Dartmouth, and earned a law degree from the University of Denver in 1916. In 1917 he joined the 27th Pursuit Squadron and in 1918 assumed command of the 185th Pursuit Squadron. His service was honored with the Croix de Guerre. After the war he returned to Denver where he was Chairman of aeronautics commission and was a prominent bond broker in Denver. He married Marietta Cassell in 1922. Jerry Vasconcells died in Denver in 1950, survived by his wife and a sister.

Marietta Cassell Vasconcells published at least one story, The Spider Web, in 1930.

Thornton Niven Wilder was born in Madison, Wisconsin on April 17, 1897. He spent part of his childhood in China, but was educated in the United States at Oberlin, Yale and Princeton. He was the widely published author or numerous books and plays. His connection to the Vasconcells is unknown.


1 Linear Feet (Half letter document box)

Scope and Contents

The postcard is from Thornton wilder to Mrs. Jerry Vasconcells talking about pictures she had sent him of Arizona, where she was living.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source unknown.


No further accruals are expected.


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