William Jones family papers

William Jones family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Jones, William, fl. 1833-1857
Title: William Jones family papers
Dates: 1813-1910
Quantity: 2.8 Linear feet (7 document boxes)
Abstract: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.
Coll. Number: ms1749

Biographical/Historical Note

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


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains primarily the correspondence of the Keith family of Augusta and the correspondence of William Jones as executor of the estate of Marshall Keith. Included is correspondence dating from 1813 to 1910-from Marshall Keith, his brother Peter Keith of Alexandria, Va., Isham Keith, also of Va., William Jones and others. Many letters involve debts owed to Mr. Jones as executor of the Keith estate and his guardianship of the Keith children.

The correspondence of Mr. Jones which relates to his gin-making business is placed separately in the collection. These letters date from 1833 to 1857.

Also included are statements and receipts of Mr. Jones' business transactions.

Box 7 of the collection contains various items including guardianship papers of Judith Keith (daughter of Marshall), letters from ex-slaves of Marshall Keith, freedman contracts with slaves, account books, etc.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

Account books
Augusta (Ga.)
Cotton manufacture--Georgia.
Freedmen--Georgia.
Georgia--Social life and customs--19th century.
Griffin, Sarah Jane
Jones, Arthur W., fl. 1833-1880
Jones, Sophie
Jones, William H., fl. 1833-1880
Keith, Isham, 1801-1863
Keith, Marshall
Keith, Peter
Manufactures--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

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


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series 1: Correspondence, 1813-1910, undated

BoxFolder
111813
21815
31817
41833
51836
61840
71841
81842
91843
101844
111845
121846
131848
141849
151850
161851
171852
181853
191854
201857
211860
221862
231863
241864
251865
261866
271867
281868
291870
301871
311872
321874
331877
341880
351881
361882
371883
381884
391885
401887
411888
421889
BoxFolder
211890
21891
31892
41893
51894
61895
71896
81897
91898
101899
111900
121901
BoxFolder
311902
21903
31904
41905
51906
61907
71908
81910
9Undated
10Fragments
 

Series 2: Cotton Gin Papers, 1833-1857, undated

BoxFolder
411833-1839
21840 January
31840 February
41840 March
51840 April
61840 May
71840 June
81840 July
91840 August
101840 September
111840 November
121840 December and Undated
131841 January
141841 February
151841 March
161841 April
171841 May
181841 June
191841 July
201841 August
211841 September
221841 October
231841 November
241841 December and Undated
251842
261843
271844
281845
291849
301850-1857
31Undated
 

Series 3: Financial records



Subseries 3A: Receipts, 1813-1910, undated

BoxFolder
511813
21815
31816
41817
51818
61819
71833
81836
91837
101838
111839
121840
131841
141842
151843
161844
171845
181846
191847
201849
211850
221851
231852
241853
251854
261855
271856
281857
291858
301859
311860
321861
331862
341865
351866
361867
371869
381870
391871
401872
411873
421874
BoxFolder
611875
21876
31877
41878
51879
61880
71881
81882
91883
101884
111885
121886
131887
141888
151889
161890
171891
181892
191893
201894
211895
221896
231897
241898
251899
261900
271901
281902
291906
301907
311908
321909
331910
34Undated



Subseries 3A: Account books, 1856-1886

BoxFolder
711856-1888
21866-1868
31863-1894
41880-1886
 

Series 4: Legal documents

BoxFolder
75Crop Lien 1872
6Freedmen contract 1879
7Guardianship papers (Judith Keith.)
8Insurance policy
9Invitations
10Keith, Marshall. (Estate papers)
11Land papers
12Miscellaneous
13Guardianship papers
14Printed Material
15Road Overseer commission
16Ex-slave letters 1843-1851 and Undated
17Slave Bill of Sale
18Slave (selling own product)
19Will of William Jones