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2.   Scope and content

3.   Provenance

4.   Processing note

5.   Inventory

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 Jeanne Jandrier Papers

 Music teacher, of France and Peace Dale, R.I.

 Papers, 1897-1940. Bulk, 1928-1940.

 Size: 0.5 linear feet

 Catalog number: MSS 483 sg 55

 Processed by: Rick Stattler, September 1998

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Manuscripts Division


Historical note:

            Jeanne (Roumanille) Jandrier (1874-1940) was born in Avignon, France, the daughter of poets Josef and Rose (Gras) Roumanille. She came to Peace Dale, R.I. in 1896 with her husband Edmond Jandrier (1866-1927), a chemist who had been hired at the Peace Dale Manufacturing Company. She returned to France in 1919, then came back to Peace Dale after her husband's death on December 18, 1927. In Peace Dale, she worked as a music teacher, and possibly served as the pianist for Narragansett Choral Society. She was very close with the Hazard family, her late husband's employers. She also returned annually to France to work with a baby clinic she had established at Roguebrune, an effort which earner her the Legion of Honor from the French government. She became an American citizen shortly before her death in 1940. Her funeral was in Boston; her estate was managed by Thomas P. Hazard.

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Scope and content:

            Her papers date from 1897 to 1940, with the large majority dated after 1928. Most of these papers relate to the settlement of Edmond Jandrier's estate in France, Jeanne's return to America in 1928, and the settlement of her own estate in 1940. Of particular interest are items relating to Jandrier's citizenship status, including a letter dated May 3, 1940, inviting her to a state-wide reception for new citizens with the Governor. Although most of the papers are in English, a substantial portion are in French.

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            These papers were found among the Thomas P. Hazard Papers that had been deposited by the Hazard family in 1983. They were made a gift as part of the Hazard Family Papers in 1985.

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Processing note:

            This collection is part of the Hazard Family Papers, which were processed with support from the Rhode Island Committee for the Humanities, the Beinecke Foundation, and the extended Hazard Family.

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Box 1, folder 1. Correspondence, 1897, 1920

Box 1, folder 2. Correspondence, 1928

Box 1, folder 3. Correspondence, 1929

Box 1, folder 4. Correspondence, 1930

Box 1, folder 5. Correspondence, 1934

Box 1, folder 6. Correspondence, 1939-1940

Box 1, folder 7. Correspondence and poems, undated

Box 1, folder 8. Correspondence log, 1939-1940

Box 1, folder 9. Automobile registrations and licence, 1937-1939

Box 1, folder 10. Citizenship - Passport 1933; naturalization papers, 1940

Box 1, folder 11. French checkbooks, 1938-1940 (2 vol.)

Box 1, folder 12. Inventories and appraisals, 1927-1940

Box 1, folder 13. Memorandum books, 1938-1939 (2 vol.)

Box 1, folder 14. News clippings (mostly in French), 1895 and undated

Box 1, folder 15. Obituary and death certificate, 1940

Box 1, folder 16. Paid bills, 1928-1940

Box 1, folder 17. Wills, Edmond & Jeanne Jandrier, 1914-1928

Box 1, folder 18. Miscellaneous undated memoranda

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Emigration and immigration - Rhode Island

French Americans - Rhode Island

Hazard, Thomas P. (1892-1968)

Jandrier, Edmond (1866-1927)

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