Mary Jones letter to Susan Mary Cumming

Mary Jones letter to Susan Mary Cumming

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Jones, Mary, 1808-1869
Title: Mary Jones letter to Susan Mary Cumming
Dates: 1851 September 1
Quantity: 0.029 Linear feet (1 folder; housed in 1 document box with minor collections MS 2705, 2706, 2708-2710, 2714, 2719, 2720, 2724, 2730, 2734, 2735, 2739, and 2740)
Coll. Number: ms2714(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

Mary Jones (1808-1869), daughter of Joseph Jones and Sarah Anderson, married her first cousin Charles Colcock Jones of Liberty County, Ga., in 1830. -- Clarke, Erskine. Dwelling Place. p. 488.

Susan Mary Jones married first James Audley Maxwell, after his death she was remarried to Joseph Cumming in 1838.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of one letter written by Mary Jones, wife of Rev. Dr. Charles Colcock Jones of Liberty County, Georgia. The letter, addressing "My Dear Sister" possibly is meant for Mary Jones' sister-in-law Susan Mary (Jones) (Maxwell) Cumming. Mrs. Jones writes from Philadelphia where her family relocated after her husband accepted a position on the Presbyterian Board of Missions in 1850. In the letter she discusses her sewing, vacation, visitors, and the health of her family.

Index Terms

Cumming, Susan Mary -- Correspondence
Jones family -- Health
Jones, Mary, 1808-1869 -- Correspondence
Sewing--19th century.
Vacations--19th century.
Women--Conduct of life--History--19th century

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mary Jones letter to Susan Mary Cumming. MS 2714. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letter, 1851 September 1