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Collection Title: Jean Slaughter Doty Papers

Collection Number: DG0283

Inclusive Dates:1952-1983

Volume: 1 cu. ft.

Provenance : Donated by Jean Doty between 1981 and 1986.

Copyright: The collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. Code).  Reproductions can be made only if they are to be used for "private study, scholarship, or research."  It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials, other than that noted above.

Biographical Sketch:

Jean Doty (nee Slaughter) was born on March 19, 1929. She attended the Sir John Cass Technical Institute, and married Roy Doty in 1955. Together, they had two children before their marriage broke up. She produced and wrote for a children's television program in New York between 1952 and 1955. From a young age, Ms. Doty was an avid lover of animals, especially ponies and horses. She raised numerous dogs, horses, and ponies, including some that she shows or races. Almost all of her books are stories about horses for middle readers or young adults.


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Scope and Content:

The collection contains material for five books.  The materials are arranged alphabetically by title.  Within each title the materials are arranged in the probable order in which they were created.  And It Came to Pass uses carols to retell the story of Christmas. Horsemanship for Beginners is a detailed explanation of the skills and equipments needed to train a horse. The other three books in theis collection are fictional stories about young girls and their relationships with their horses. For The Monday Horses, and Can I Get There by Candlelight?, the collection holds typescripts and galleys. Holdings for Horsemanship for Beginners include a dummy and layouts.

Related Collection:

The Ted Lewin Papers (DG1258)

Series and Subseries:

A. Books (1952-1980)

  • AND IT CAME TO PASS (1971)




  • THE WINTER PONY (1975)

B. Alphabetical Files (1953-1983)

Box Inventory


A. Books (1952-1980)

And It Came to Pass: Bible Verses and Carols selected by by Jean Slaughter, illustrated by Leonard Weisgard (New York: Macmillan, 1971).

1/1 Music proofs, 7 pp.


Can I Get There by Candlelight? by Jean Slaughter Doty, illustrated by Ted Lewin (New York: Macmillan, 1980).

1/3-1/4 Typescript, copy-edited,
1/3 Chapters 1-10, pp. 1-52 .
1/4 Chapters 11-17, pp. 53-90.
1/5 Galley, sheets 1-40.
1/6 Galley, sheets 21-40.
1/7 Illustrations, photocopies, 7 items.
1/8 Review, 1 item.

Horsemanship for Beginners: Riding, Jumping, and Schooling by Jean Slaughter, photographs by Michael J. Phillips (New York: Knopf, 1952).

1/9 Correspondence, 1953, 3 items.
1/10 Dummy, 14 pp.
2/1 Storyboard layouts, 6 pp.
2/2-2/3 Layouts,
2/2 Preservation photocopies
2/3 Photographs used in layouts
2/4 Photographs, 5 items
2/5 Proof for endpaper, 1 item
2/6 Book jacket, 3 items
2/6a Published book, edited in preparation for revision

The Monday Horses by Jean Slaughter Doty (New York: Greenwillow, 1978).

2/7 Typescript, 13 pp.
2/8-2/9 Typescript
2/8 Front matter, 5 pp., and chapters 1-10, pp. 1-82.
2/9 Chapters 11-16, pp. 83-124.
3/1-3/2 Galley,
3/1 Sheets 1-30.
3/2 Sheets 31-55.

Photograph used for book jacket, 1 item.

The Winter Pony by Jean Slaughter Doty, illustrated by Ted Lewin (New York: Macmillan, 1975).

3/4 Photograph used for book jacket, 1 item.

Book jacket, 1 item.

B. Alphabetical Files (1953-1983)

3/5-3/6 Correspondence,

American Kennel Club, 11 items.

3/6 General, 1953-1977, 11 items.
3/7 Miscellaneous material, 3 items.
3/8 Photographs, 6 items.

Publicity material, 10 items.


Reviews, 2 folders.

3/12 Short story in Welsh Roundabout, November-December 1983.

Processed: February 1999

This finding aid is a product of a grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Created by: Dee Jones
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