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William Jones family papers

William Jones family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Jones family papers
Creator: Jones, William, active 1833-1857
Inclusive Dates: 1813-1910
Language: English
Extent: 2.8 Linear Feet (7 document boxes)
Collection Number: ms1749
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William Jones, businessman of Augusta, Columbus County, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of the William Jones family of Augusta, Georgia from 1813-1910. Includes correspondence; account books, financial records, and receipts relating to Jones' cotton gin business (1833-1857); freedmen contracts; and legal papers relating to Jones' duties as executor of Marshall Keith's estate and guardian of the Keith children. The correspondence, mainly to William Jones, pertains to business matters, his guardianship of the Keith children, and family matters. Correspondents include Sarah Jane Jones Griffin, Arthur W. Jones, William H. Jones, and Sophie Jones. The early materials (1813-1863) pertain to the Isham Keith family and contain correspondence between Isham, Marshall, and Peter Keith.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged into 4 series: Series 1. Correspondence; Series 2. Cotton Gin papers; Series 3. Financial records; Series 4. Legal documents.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Jones family papers, ms1749. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 November 13.

General Notes

Portions of this collection are available through the Digital Library of Georgia: https://dlg.usg.edu/collection/guan_1749


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Account books.
Augusta (Ga.)
Cotton manufacture -- Georgia.
Freedmen -- Georgia.
Georgia -- Social life and customs.
Griffin, Sarah Jane
Jones, Arthur W., active 1833-1880
Jones, Sophie
Jones, William H., active 1833-1880
Keith, Isham, 1801-1863
Keith, Marshall
Keith, Peter
Manufactures -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Correspondence, 1813-1910, undated

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111813
121815
131817
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151836
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171841
181842
191843
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2121901
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311902
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351906
361907
371908
381910
39Undated
310Fragments
 

2. Cotton Gin Papers, 1833-1857, undated

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411833-1839
421840 January
431840 February
441840 March
451840 April
461840 May
471840 June
481840 July
491840 August
4101840 September
4111840 November
4121840 December and Undated
4131841 January
4141841 February
4151841 March
4161841 April
4171841 May
4181841 June
4191841 July
4201841 August
4211841 September
4221841 October
4231841 November
4241841 December and Undated
4251842
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4301850-1857
431Undated
 

3. Financial records



3.1 Receipts, 1813-1910, undated

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634Undated



3.2 Account books, 1856-1886

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711856-1888
721866-1868
731863-1894
741880-1886
 

4. Legal documents

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75Crop Lien 1872
76Freedmen contract between John McSeed/Wade Glover and W. H. Jones, Columbia County, 1879 Access Online
77Guardianship papers (Judith Keith.)
78Insurance policy
79Invitations
710Keith, Marshall. (Estate papers)
711Land papers
712Miscellaneous
713Guardianship papers
714Printed Material
715Road Overseer commission
716Financial papers and letters of Ishmael, Minny, and Elizabeth Keith, free people of color [formerly enslaved], 1843-1851 Access Online
Ishmael, and his sisters Minny and Elizabeth, were enslaved by Marshall Keith and freed at his death. The letters document their lives in Ohio.
717Bill of Sale for enslaved people: Bob, Ned, Ulisses, Sally and children, Daniel, Murriah, Milly Judy and children, Charlotte and Caroline, Margaret, Sylvia, and Daphney, 1836, 1840 Access Online
718Financial document for "balance of the negroes corn and cotton" , 1844 Access Online
719Will of William Jones