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Kate Harben Jones papers

Kate Harben Jones papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Kate Harben Jones papers
Creator: Jones, Kate Harben
Inclusive Dates: 1922-1947
Language: English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet 2 boxes
Collection Number: ms1335
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Kate Harben Jones (1866- ), author and poet, born in Dalton, Georgia. Her son, Herbert F. Jones (1907- ), World War II soldier with Troop A of the 4th Infantry Division.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of Kate Harben Jones from 1922-1947. Includes corrected typescripts of Jones' essays, short stories, and reminiscences; photographs of the Jones family; correspondence; and v-mail. Most of the correspondence (1933-1945) consists of letters to Jones from her son, Herbert F. Jones, during his military service in World War II. Herbert wrote from Fort Riley (Kan.), Camp Gordon (Ga.), Fort Dix (N.J.), and Fort Pierce (Fla.) describing his military training, military service clubs, and the local areas. After being shipped overseas (1944), Herbert wrote from England, Germany, and France describing the area, the people and their reaction to American military troops, the Normandy invasion, reconnaissance patrols, wounds he received, his medical treatment, and military activity after Germany's surrender. The correspondence also contains letters to Kate Jones from other family members and literary acquaintances.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Kate Harben Jones papers, ms 1335, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2020.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

France -- Description and travel.
Germany -- Description and travel.
Great Britain -- Description and travel.
Manuscripts (documents)
Military training camps -- Florida.
Military training camps -- Georgia.
Military training camps -- Kansas.
Military training camps -- New Jersey.
Military training camps -- United States.
Soldiers -- Correspondence.
United States. Army