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Collection Number: 02042

Collection Title: J. B. Jones Papers, 1794-1894 (bulk 1830-1849).

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 185 items)
Abstract J. B. (John Beauchamp) Jones (1810-1866) was an editor, author, and Confederate War Department clerk. The collection is chiefly family correspondence of Jones's wife, Frances T. Custis Jones. The bulk of the collection consists of letters, 1830s and 1840s, received by Frances Jones from her Parsons and Custis relatives in Accomack county, Va., Northhampton county, Va., and Norfolk, Va.; in Wilmington, Del.; and in New Bern, N.C. Most of these letters concern family and community affairs; some of them are from or about Governor Henry Alexander Wise, a kinsman. Also included is some 1860s correspondence of J. B. Jones, while he was a clerk in the Confederate War Department; a draft of an unpublished novel intended to be volume 2 of his "Wild Western Scenes" (1841); a European travel diary, 1893, of the Reverend Custis P. Jones, son of J. B. Jones; and other items.
Creator Jones, J. B. (John Beauchamp), 1810-1866.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the J. B. Jones Papers, #2042, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from J. L. Stephens, Louise Ladd, and Mrs. D. B. Garstang of Hollywood, Calif., 1939.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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J. B. (John Beauchamp) Jones (1810-1866) was an editor, author, and Confederate War Department clerk. Publications with which he was involved include the Madisonian and the Southern Monitor. His wife was Frances T. Custis Jones (fl. 1830-1850).

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The collection is chiefly family correspondence of Frances T. Custis Jones. The bulk of the collection consists of letters, 1830s and 1840s, received by Frances Jones from her Parsons and Custis relatives in Accomack and Northhampton counties and Norfolk, Va.; in Wilmington, Del.; and in New Bern, N.C. Most of these letters concern family and community affairs; some of them are from or about Governor Henry Alexander Wise, a kinsman. Also included is some 1860s correspondence of J. B. Jones, while he was a clerk in the Confederate War Department; a draft of an unpublished novel intended to be volume 2 of his "Wild Western Scenes" (1841); a European travel diary, 1893, of the Reverend Custis P. Jones, son of J. B. Jones; and other items.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #02042, Series: "J. B. Jones Papers, 1794-1894 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1794-1829 #02042, Series: "J. B. Jones Papers, 1794-1894 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1830-1834 #02042, Series: "J. B. Jones Papers, 1794-1894 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1835 #02042, Series: "J. B. Jones Papers, 1794-1894 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1836-1839 #02042, Series: "J. B. Jones Papers, 1794-1894 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

1840-1842 #02042, Series: "J. B. Jones Papers, 1794-1894 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

1843-1849 #02042, Series: "J. B. Jones Papers, 1794-1894 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

1850-1859 #02042, Series: "J. B. Jones Papers, 1794-1894 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1860-1866, 1891-1894 #02042, Series: "J. B. Jones Papers, 1794-1894 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9-10

Folder 9

Folder 10

Undated #02042, Series: "J. B. Jones Papers, 1794-1894 and undated." Folder 9-10

Folder 11

Volume 1: Book of girls' correspondence, undated #02042, Series: "J. B. Jones Papers, 1794-1894 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

Volume 2: Book of girls' correspondence, undated #02042, Series: "J. B. Jones Papers, 1794-1894 and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13

Volume 3: Writing, 1811 #02042, Series: "J. B. Jones Papers, 1794-1894 and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14

Volume 4: Travel journal, Curtis P. Jones, 1893 #02042, Series: "J. B. Jones Papers, 1794-1894 and undated." Folder 14

Folder 15

Volume 5: "Wild Western Scenes, Volume II," by John Beauchamp Jones #02042, Series: "J. B. Jones Papers, 1794-1894 and undated." Folder 15

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, June 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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