Andrew Maybank Jones family papers

Andrew Maybank Jones family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Jones, Andrew Maybank
Title: Andrew Maybank Jones family papers
Dates: 1803-1874, 1939
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet 1 box
Coll. Number: ms1289

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of Andrew Maybank Jones and Jones family members from 1803-1874. Materials relating to Andrew Maybank Jones include correspondence, reports of the University of Georgia, bills of sale, promissory notes, a prayer book, and an account book of Jones’ plantations. Further correspondence are between Charles West and Joseph Jones, Joseph Jones and Charlton Hines, W. Fleming and Captain Joseph Jones, and Mrs. Electra Dodge and Mary Ann Dodge. The collection also includes records of cotton sales for Joseph Jones, Confederate States of America money, and newspaper clippings concerning the Confederacy.


Index Terms

Bills of sale.
Correspondence.
Cotton trade--Georgia.
Georgia--Politics and government--1775-1865.
Medicine--Practice--Georgia.
Plantation life--Georgia.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Georgia.
Slavery--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Andrew Maybank Jones family papers, ms 1289, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Extract & letter, 1803, 1804
Extract from the Journal of Legislature, dated 1803 November 15 & 24, referring to petition of John Jones, Esquire, Liberty County, for Lot 5 in Sunbury.
"Jn'o Jones" letter to "Captain Samuel Spencer," Tax Collector, dated 1804 April 4, regarding Lot 5.
 
2"Charles West" letter to "Joseph Jones", 1811 August 3
"Charles West," Philadelphia, letter to "Joseph Jones," Sunbury, Georgia, regarding West's medical education, people's attitudes toward physicians, and finances.
 
3"A. Maybank" letter to "Captain Joseph Jones", 1823 February 24
"A. Maybank" letter to "Captain Joseph Jones," Savannah, Georgia, regarding a "slave" whose name is Jacob, who has run away.
 
4Joseph Jones letter to Charlton Hines (handwritten copy), 1828 October 10
Regarding a court date and being release on bond.
 
5"W. Fleming" letter to "Captain Joseph Jones", 1831 November
"W. Fleming," Milledgeville, letter to "Captain Joseph Jones," Riceboro, Liberty County, regarding differences in the Troup party; Judges Crawford, Berrien, Lumpkin, Beal; and the governor inauguration.
 
6"Newton Gordon Murdoch & Co." letter to "Joseph Jones", 1834 March 4
"Newton Gordon Murdoch & Co.," Madeira, letter to "Joseph Jones Esquire," Savannah, Georgia, regarding a Quarter Cask shipped on board the Luna.
 
7Records of cotton sales made by R. & W. King & Co., Savannah, for Captain Joseph Jones, 1836-1837
Letter with statement: 15 bales received per Sloop Levant, Net $2885.74, dated 1836 December 14.
Letter with statement: 15 bales received per Sloop Macon, Net $3075.83, dated 1836 December 31.
Letter with statement: 15 bales received per Sloop Levant, Net $3164.55, dated 1837 January 27.
Letter with statement: 14 bales received per Sloop Levant, Net: $1223.14, dated 1837 November 17.
 
8Dodge family letters, 1848
"James Dodge," Barnesville, letter to "Electra Dodge," Verona, Oneida County, New York, 1848 April 21, regarding James' health and plans to marry Miss Mary Ann Elder.
"Mary Ann Dodge," Barnesville, letter to "Mrs. Electra Dodge," Verona, Oneida County, New York, 1848 July, in which Mary Ann introduces herself as wife of "your son James."
 
9Reports of the University of Georgia concerning Andrew Maybank Jones, student, 1849-1850
 
10Bills of sale, 1853-1855
Liberty County, Georgia, Andrew M. Jones paid James Jones $800.00 for an enslaved person named Israel, 1853 July 11.
Liberty County, Georgia, Andrew Maybank Jones paid Edwin Jones $1000.00 for an enslaved person named Sam, 1854 April.
Liberty County, Georgia, Edwin Jones paid Andrew Maybank Jones $1000.00 for an enslaved person named Sam, 1854 April.
Liberty County, Georgia, Andrew M. Jones paid John Jones $1000.00 for enslaved enslave persons named Isabel and Crawford, 1855, January 1.
 
11Prayer Book & little black case, 1861, 1863
Prayer book inscribed to "Lieutenant A.M. Jones," Savannah, Georgia, from his sister, 1861 July 19.
Little black case containing Confederate money.
 
12"E.L.S. Jones" letter to “My beloved Banky”, 1861 November 10
Regarding fighting in Brunswick, and beliefs regarding the war.
 
13Edwin West Jones obituary, undated
 
14Confederate States of America, Depository's Office, Savannah, certificate, 1864 March 1
Certifying A.M. Jones has paid $2000.00.
 
15Receipt for resurvey of Laurelview Plantation, 1864 November
 
16E.S.L. and H.H. Jones letters to Andrew Maybank Jones, 1865
“E.S.L. Jones,” Cuthbert, letter to "Mr. A.M. Jones," Madison, 1865 July 26, regarding family matters, and effects of war on the country.
"H.H. Jones," Cuthbert, letter to “A.M. Jones,” Madison, Florida, 1865 July 27, regarding subjugation, fate of the Confederacy, and the state of the country.
 
17"E.S.L. Jones," Cuthbert, letter to "A.M. Jones," Madison, Florida, 1865 December 18
 
18Individual plantation accounts of Andrew Maybank Jones, 1866
 
19Promisory note, 1867 July 27
William Blue, Belle Haven, promises to pay Mr. A.M. Jones for use of Jones' mule.
 
20Promisory note, undated
E.H. Robinson promises to pay A.M. Jones "on or after the first day of October 1869," for use of Jones' two mules.
 
21Andrew Maybank Jones and Mary Electa Dodge letters, 1869
"A.M.J." letter to "My Darling," August 24
“A.M. Jones,” Jacksonville, Florida, letter to Miss Mary Electa Dodge, Cuthbert, Georgia, 1869 August 30, regarding his former marriage and his future with Miss Dodge.
“Electa Dodge,” Cuthbert, Georgia, letter to “Col. A.M. Jones,” Jacksonville, Florida, 1869 September 6, regarding marriage.
 
22Electra Dodge and A.M. Jones wedding invitation, 1869
 
23Electra Dodge Jones letter to Colonal A. Maybank Jones, 1874 October 16
 
24Five newspaper clippings concerning Confederacy, undated
 
25Confederate bills & bonds, 1862-1863
 
26Black case & photocopy of newspaper clipping regarding the Jones family, 1939