Sam P. Jones papers

Sam P. Jones papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Jones, Laura McElwain
Creator: Jones, Sam P., (Sam Porter), 1847-1906
Title: Sam P. Jones papers
Dates: 1863-1950
Quantity: 13.25 Linear feet (24 document boxes, 1 oversized box)
Abstract:The papers of Sam P. Jones includes correspondence mostly from 1863 to 1907; writings, sermons, lectures; and diaries, journals, and notebooks. The correspondence contains mainly letters requesting Reverend Jones to speak and remarks of individuals who had attended a sermon or lecture. The writings, sermons and lectures relate to his work in promoting prohibition. The diaries and journals (1892-1923) were kept mainly by his wife, Laura McElwain Jones, and document her social and daily activities in Cartersville, Georgia.
Coll. Number: ms2

Biographical/Historical Note

Reverend Samuel Porter Jones (1847-1906), Methodist preacher, author, philanthropist, prohibitionist, evangelist, resided in Cartersville, Bartow County, Georgia.

For more information, see the article "Sam Jones (1847-1906)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.


Scope and Content Note

The Sam Porter Jones Papers is a collection of correspondence, bills, receipts, advertisements, broadsides, cancelled checks, clippings and newspapers, illustrations, printed material, writings, sermons, lectures, diaries, account books, notebooks, and scrapbooks. All of the materials concern Reverend Jones, of Cartersville, GA, who was a Methodist preacher, author, philanthropist, reformer, prohibitionist and evangelist. The entire collection dates from 1863 to the 1950s. Box 25 containes four scrapbooks dated from 1890 to 1899.


Arrangement

Organized into 8 series: biographical/genealogical information; correspondence; advertisements; financial records; clippings; printed material; writings, sermons, lectures; and diaries, journals, scrapbooks.


Index Terms

Bartow County (Ga.)--Social life and customs--19th century.
Bartow County (Ga.)--Social life and customs--20th century.
Cartersville (Ga.)
Clergy--Georgia.
Diaries.
Evangelists--Georgia.
Lectures.
Methodist Episcopal Church.
Prohibition--United States.
Prohibitionists--Georgia.
Sermons.
Women--Georgia--Diaries.

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

Sam P. Jones papers. MS 2. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Biographical/Genealogical Information

BoxFolder
11Biography and Genealogy
 

2. Correspondence, 1863-1950s

BoxFolder
12Correspondence, 1863
3Correspondence, 1870s
4Correspondence, 1880s
5Correspondence, 1880
6Correspondence, 1881
7Correspondence, 1882 January-December
8Correspondence, 1883 January-May
9Correspondence, 1883 June-December
10Correspondence, 1884 January
BoxFolder
21Correspondence, 1884 February
2Correspondence, 1884 March
3Correspondence, 1884 April
4Correspondence, 1884 May
5Correspondence, 1884 June
6Correspondence, 1884 July
7Correspondence, 1884 August
8Correspondence, 1884 September 1-12
9Correspondence, 1884 September 13-30
BoxFolder
31Correspondence, 1884 October 1-20
2Correspondence, 1884 October 21-31
3Correspondence, November 1884
4Correspondence, December 1884
5Correspondence, January 1885
6Correspondence, February 2-16 1885
7Correspondence, February 17-28 1885
8Correspondence, March 1-6 1885
9Correspondence, No Date
BoxFolder
41Correspondence, March 17-31 1885
2Correspondence, April 1885
3Correspondence, May 1885
4Correspondence, June 1885
5Correspondence, July 1885
6Correspondence, August 1885
7Correspondence, September 1885
8Correspondence, October 1885
9Correspondence, November 1885
10Correspondence, December 1885
11Correspondence, 1886
12Correspondence, January 1886
13Correspondence, February 1-14 1886
BoxFolder
51Correspondence, February 15-24 1886
2Correspondence, March 1-16 1886
3Correspondence, March 17-31 1836
4Correspondence, April 1886
5Correspondence, May 1-20 1886
6Correspondence, May 21-31 1886
7Correspondence, June - August 1886
8Correspondence, September 1886
BoxFolder
61Correspondence, October 1886
2Correspondence, November 1886
3Correspondence, December 1-14 1886
4Correspondence, December 15-31 1886
5Correspondence, January 1887
6Correspondence, February 1887
7Correspondence, March 1887
8Correspondence, April 1887
9Correspondence, May 1887
10Correspondence, June 1887
11Correspondence, July 1887
12Correspondence, August 1887
BoxFolder
71Correspondence, September 1887
2Correspondence, October 1887
3Correspondence, November 1887
4Correspondence, December 1887
5Correspondence, January 1888
6Correspondence, February 1-10 1888
7Correspondence, February 11-30 1888
8Correspondence, March 1888
9Correspondence, April 1888
10Correspondence, May 1888
BoxFolder
81Correspondence, June 1888
2Correspondence, July 1888
3Correspondence, August - September 1888
4Correspondence, October - December 1888
5Correspondence, 1888 ?
6Correspondence, January - April 1889
7Correspondence, May - September 1889
8Correspondence, October - November 1889
9Correspondence, December 1889
10Correspondence, January 1890
11Correspondence, February 1890
12Correspondence, March 1-25 1890
BoxFolder
91Correspondence, March 26-31 1890
2Correspondence, April 1890
3Correspondence, May 1890
4Correspondence, June-August 1890
5Correspondence, September - December 1890
6Correspondence, 1891
7Correspondence, January 1892
8Correspondence, February - April 1892
9Correspondence, May - July 1892
10Correspondence, August - October 1892
11Correspondence, November 1892
12Correspondence, December 1892
13Correspondence, January 1893
14Correspondence, February 1893
BoxFolder
101Correspondence, March 1893
2Correspondence, April 1893
3Correspondence, May 1893
4Correspondence, June 1-10 1893
5Correspondence, June 11-19 1893
6Correspondence, June 20-30 1893
7Correspondence, July 1893
8Correspondence, August - November 1893
9Correspondence, 1894
10Correspondence, January 1895
BoxFolder
111Correspondence, February 1895
2Correspondence, March 1-18 1895
3Correspondence, March 19-31 1895
4Correspondence, April 1895
5Correspondence, May 1895
6Correspondence, June - July 1895
7Correspondence, August 1895
8Correspondence, September 1895
9Correspondence, October 1895
10Correspondence, November - December 1895
11Correspondence, January - August 1896
12Correspondence, September 1896
BoxFolder
121Correspondence, October - November 1896
2Correspondence, 1896
3Correspondence, January 1897
4Correspondence, February - July 1897
5Correspondence, August - September 1897
6Correspondence, October 1897
7Correspondence, November - December 1897
8Correspondence, January 1898
9Correspondence, February 1898
10Correspondence, March 1-15 1898
11Correspondence, March 15-23 1898
12Correspondence, April - May 1898
BoxFolder
131Correspondence, June 1898
2Correspondence, July 1898
3Correspondence, August 1-20 1898
4Correspondence, August 22-31 1898
5Correspondence, September 1898
6Correspondence, October - December 1898
7Correspondence, January 1899
8Correspondence, February 1899
9Correspondence, March 1899
10Correspondence, April 1-19 1899
11Correspondence, April 20-28 1899
12Correspondence, May - July 1899
BoxFolder
141Correspondence, August - December 1899
2Correspondence, 1890s
3Correspondence, January - February 1900
4Correspondence, March - October 1900
5Correspondence, January - October 1900
6Correspondence, October 4 - November 1 1901
7Correspondence, 1902 1903 1904
8Correspondence, 1905
9Correspondence, January - October 15 1906
BoxFolder
151Correspondence, October 16 1906
2Correspondence, October 17-19 1906
3Correspondence, October 20-24 1906
4Correspondence, October 25 - December 12 1906
5Correspondence, January - April 12 1907
6Correspondence, April 13 - October 20 1907
7Correspondence, 1909
8Correspondence, 1911-1917
9Correspondence, 1919
10Correspondence, 1920s
11Correspondence, 1950s
BoxFolder
161Correspondence, undated
2Correspondence, undated
3Correspondence, undated
4Correspondence, undated
6Correspondence, undated
7Correspondence, undated
8Correspondence, undated
9Correspondence, undated
BoxFolder
171Correspondence, undated
2Misc., undated
3Misc.
 

3. Advertisements

BoxFolder
174Advertisements
5Advertisements
 

4. Financial Records

BoxFolder
176Cancelled Checks, 1885
7Cancelled Checks, 1895
8Cancelled Checks, 1896
9Cancelled Checks, 1887
BoxFolder
181Cancelled Checks, 1898
2Cancelled Checks, 1913
3Cancelled Checks, 1915
4Cancelled Checks, 1916
5Cancelled Checks, 1917
6Cancelled Checks, 1918
7Cancelled Checks, 1919
BoxFolder
191Checkbooks, used
 

5. Clippings

BoxFolder
192Clippings & Newspapers
3Clippings & Newspapers
4Clippings & Newspapers
5Clippings & Newspapers
6Clippings & Newspapers
7Clippings & Newspapers
BoxFolder
201Clippings & Newspapers, 1906
2Clippings & Newspapers, 1906
3Clippings & Newspapers, 1906
4Clippings & Newspapers
5Empty Envelopes
6Empty Envelopes
7Empty Envelopes
8Empty Envelopes
 

6. Printed Materials

BoxFolder
211Illustrations
2Broadsides
3Printed Material
4Printed Material
5Printed Material
6Printed Material
7Printed Material
8Printed Material
 

7. Writings, Sermons, Lectures

BoxFolder
221Writings, Sermons & Lectures: Programs
2Writings, Sermons & Lectures: Programs
3Writings, Sermons & Lectures: Programs
4Writings, Sermons & Lectures: Programs
5Writings, Sermons & Lectures: Programs
6Programs
 

8. Diaries, Journals, Scrapbooks

BoxFolder
231Diary, 1892
2Diary, 1893
3Diary, 1894-1897
4Diary, 1905
5Diary, 1914
6Diary, 1918
7Diary, 1923
8Scrapbook
BoxFolder
241Journal, 1895
2Journal, 1897
3Journal, 1904
4Journal, 1906
5Journal, 1908
6Journal, 1909
7Journal, 1910
8Journal, 1918
9Journal, 1919
10Journal, 1921
11Journal, 1922
12Letters
13Misc. Books
Oversize_Box
25Scrapbooks, 1890-1899