|Creator:||Jones, Moses Liberty, 1805-1851|
|Title:||Moses L. Jones family papers|
|Quantity:||0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)|
Moses Liberty Jones (1805-1851) married Sacharissa Elizabeth Axson (1811-1850) and lived on Green Forest plantation in Liberty County, Georgia. Their daughter Laura Clifford Jones (1832-1911) married Raleigh Spinks Camp (1829-1867), who was a Major in the 40th Regiment, Georgia Infantry.
The collection consists of letters to Laura while she was in school in Savannah, Georgia; Washington, Georgia; and New Haven, Connecticut. These are mostly from her parents and sister, Leonora. The letters contain parental advice, social news, and news of the family and plantation. A letter of July 18, 1850 mentions a stolen or lost slave and Indian attacks. There are two Civil War letters from Raleigh Camp to wife Laura and son Augustus, one written from Big Creek Gap, Tennessee. Additional material includes estate papers and printed material.
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Moses L. Jones family papers. MS 3267. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.