Andrew Maybank Jones family papers

Andrew Maybank Jones family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Jones, Andrew Maybank
Creator: Jones, Joseph, fl. 1811-1837
Title: Andrew Maybank Jones family papers
Dates: 1803-1874
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)
Coll. Number: ms1289

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of Andrew Maybank Jones and other Jones family members from 1803-1874. Materials relating to Andrew Maybank Jones include correspondence (1861-1869); slave bills of sale (1853-1855); plantation accounts (1866) for freedmen which list name, type of provisions drawn, price, and time lost from work; promissory notes; and Confederate bonds. The correspondence includes a letter (1861) to Andrew Jones from his mother discussing fighting during the Civil War in Brunswick (Ga.) and letters (1865) discussing life during Reconstruction, farming, and problems with labor as well as correspondence (1869) between Jones and Mary Electa Dodge (Jones) before their marriage.

The collection also contains correspondence (1803-1834, with gaps), records of cotton sales (1836-1837) made by R. & W. King & Company for Joseph Jones, and newspaper clippings. The correspondence, addressed to Joseph Jones of Sunbury, Georgia, discuss locating a runaway slave, the public's attitude toward physicians, medical education, and Georgia politics, particularly differences in the Troup Party.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Brunswick (Ga.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Cotton trade--Georgia.
Farm management--Georgia.
Georgia--Politics and government--1775-1865.
Jones, Mary Electra Dodge
Plantation life--Georgia.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Georgia.
Slave bills of sale--Georgia.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1803, 1804
Extract from the Journal of Legislature, 1803 November 15, 24
In Senate: refers to petition of John Jones, Esquire of Liberty County and authorizes and requires Liberty County Tax Collector to make titles to said John Jones for Lot 5 in Sunbury. On November 24, House concurred in Senate's resolution.
Jn'o Jones to Captain Samuel Spencer, Tax Collector, 1804 April 5
2Charles West, Philadelphia to his cousin, Mr. Joseph Jones, Sunbury, Georgia, 1811 August 3
Discussion of Charles' feelings and plans about continuing his medical education and about the time of his return to the South (possibly Mrch 1813). Joesph's "reflection and answer" requested about this, also about people's attitutes toward present physicians, also about finances and need of remittance from Joseph in October, etc.
3A. Maybank to Captain Joseph Jones, 1823 February 24
Concerning a run-away slave of A. Maybank (Joseph Jones' brother-in-law) named Jacob.
4Joseph Jones to Charlton Hines, 1828 October 10
Reference to Hines having expressed desire to be released as security on Joseph's bond as administrator to the Estate of William Anderson. Joseph equally desirous to be absolved from all obligation towards Hines. Court to meet first Monday in November. Since Hines expects to be then absent on Senatorial duties at Milledgeville, it will only be necessary for him to leave with a friend his wishes on paper to be presented to the court, giving Joseph one day or "a few hours" notice. Joseph will be prepared with another security should the court acquiesce.
5W. Fleming to Captain Joseph Jones, Riceboro, Liberty County, Georgia, 1831November
Political correspondence possibly from William B. Fleming (1803-1886). Differences in Troup party. Mention of Judge Crawford, Berrien, Lumpkin, Beal. Governor inaugurated previous day, etc.
6Newton Gordon Murdoch & Co. to Joseph Jones Equire, Savannah, 1834 March 4
Letter, with "Memorandum of the Cost," concerning a Quarter Cask of the inest old Madeira shipped on board the Luna. Cost £11 17 shillings. "--we have this day drawn on you at 60ds S't in favor of Mess'rs Scott and Balfour" to whom wine consigned.
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., 1836 December 14
Letter with statement: 15 bales received per Sloop Macon. Net: $3075.83., 1836 December 31
Letter with statement: 15 bales received per Sloop Levant. Net: $3164.55., 1837 January 27
Letter with statement: 14 bales received per Sloop Levant. Net: $1223.14., 1837 November 17
8Dodge family letters
James Dodge, Barnesville, Georgia to his mother, Mrs. Electra Dodge, Verona, Oneida County, New York, 1848 April 21
Concerning his plans to marry Miss Mary Ann Elder--probably sometime in July. Would like to hear his mother's feelings about it.
Mary Ann Dodge, Barnesville, Georgia to Mrs. Electra Dodge, Verona, Oneida County, New York, 1848 July 20?
Introducing herself as wife of "your son James."
9Reports of the University of Georgia concerning Andrew Maybank Jones, student, 1849-1850
A.M. Jones--first circular, average 92 very fine, 1849 November
A.M. Jones--second circular, average standing 94, still better, 1850 April
A.M. Jones--fourth circular, average standing 95, 1850 November 1
10Black case
11Prayer Book
12Mrs. E.S.L. Jones, Retreat to "My beloved Banky" (Andrew Maybank Jones, her son), 1861 November 10
13Newspaper obituary of Edwin West Jones (1833-1862)
14Certificate, Savannah, 1854 March 1
From the Black case. "W.J. Goodwin Dep Coll"--Depository's Office of Confederate States of America, to A.M. Jones for $2000, for Registered Stock of the Confederate of America-- at 4% annual interest, payable half-yearly to be issued under Act of February 17, 1864-- "upon surrender of this Certifacte at this office."
15Henry? Mitchell to A.M. Jones, 1864 November
16Correspondence, 1864
Mrs. E.S.L. Jones, Cuthbert to "My beloved child" (Andrew Maybank Jones), Madison, Florida, 1865 July 26
H.H. (Henry Hart) Jones, Cuthbert to "My very dear brother" (Andrew Maybank Jones), Madison, Florida, 1865 July 27
17Mrs. E.S.L. Jones, Cuthbert to "My beloved child" (Andrew Maybank Jones), Madison, Florida, 1865 December 18
18Plantation accounts of Andrew Maybank Jones, 1866
19William Blue, Belle Haven to Mr. A.M. (Andrew Maybank) Jones, 1867 July 27
Promis or agreement concerning the hire of Jones' mule named Jim.
20E.H. Robinson to A.M. (Andrew Maybank) Jones
Promise or agreement to pay on "or after the first day of October 1869" for use of Jones' two mules named Rock and Raymond, to return them "at the end of said year" in good condition, etc. Two witnesses: Philip Thomas, Robt. Harrison.
21Andrew Maybank Jones correspondence with Mary Electa Dodge, 1869
"A.M.J." (Andrew Maybank Jones) to "My Darling" (Mary Electa Dodge), 1869 August 24
"A.M.J." (Andrew Maybank Jones), Jacksonville, Florida to Miss Mary Electa Dodge, Cuthbert, Georgia, 1869 August 30
Proposal of marriage.
Mary Electa Dodge, Cuthbert, Georgia to Colonel A.M. (Andrew Maybank) Jones, Jacksonville, Florida to Miss, 1869 September 6
Electa's reply and acceptance.
22Wedding invitation
23Letter to Colonal A. Maybank Jones, 1874 October 16
24Clippings on Confederacy
25Graphic materials and poetry
Consists of a picture of Robert E. Lee and one of Jefferson Davis and the first Confederate Cabinet. Also includes two more pictures and two poems.
26Blackcase, clipping re: Jones family