Calvin Jones papers, 1783-1929, 2000.


Jones, Calvin, 1775-1846. Calvin Jones papers, 1783-1929, 2000.

Calvin Jones papers, 1783-1929, 2000.

The collection includes correspondence, financial and legal papers, writings, pictures, and other materials of Calvin Jones and other Jones family members. Correspondence includes letters relating to land sales, medicine, and military business around the War of 1812. The establishment of the University of North Carolina is discussed in 1801 letters. Correspondents include N.C. governor Benjamin Williams; Joseph Caldwell, president of UNC; Davy Crockett; Benjamin Rush; and James Madison. There is also a one-page address, 1798, by John Adams; Jones's travel diaries from trips to Washington, D.C., 1815; the old southwest, 1818; and Europe, 1844; and a farm journal in which he described agricultural experiments. Papers, 1847-1879, chiefly relate to Montezuma Jones and include financial documents about the Tennessee cotton trade, particularly land sales and dealings with cotton factors. Also included are letters, 1841-1843, from Montezuma Jones, as a student at UNC; a diary, 1869-1871, of teenager Frances Irene Jones; letters and political papers of Calvin Jones's daughter, Octavia Rowena Jones, and her husband, politician Edwin Polk; and correspondence and other items of Calvin Jones's wife, Temperance B. Jones. After 1880, there are scattered family letters and some business and professional letters to James W. Jones. Several items document slavery in Tennessee, including a few relating to runaway slaves. There is little Civil War material.

ca. 2600 items (4.0 linear feet)

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Jones, Montezuma, 1822-1914. (person)

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Crockett, Davy, 1786-1836 (person)

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Jones, James W., 1855-1934. (person)

Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813 (person)

Dr. Benjamin Rush was a Philadelphia physician. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1793-1821, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122647047 However, the identification of EBS is uncertain. T.C. Stockton (The Stocktons of New Jersey, etc.) lists under this name a first cousin of Rush's wife, born June 4, 1773, who died (no date) without issue. The Univ. Pa. registers of medical matriculants list EBS in 1813-14 (#73), 1814-15 (#102), ...

Williams, Benjamin, 1751-1814 (person)

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Madison, James, 1751-1836 (person)

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Adams, John, 1735-1826 (person)

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Caldwell, Joseph, 1773-1835 (person)

Joseph Caldwell was the first president of the University of North Carolina where he was also a professor of mathematics. From the description of Joseph Caldwell papers, 1791-1835. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 23045556 Joseph Caldwell, (21 April 1773-27 January 1835), mathematician, Presbyterian minister, and first president of the University of North Carolina, was born at Lamington, N.J., in northeastern Hunterdon County, the youngest of three ...

Jones, Calvin, 1775-1846 (person)

Calvin Jones, who moved to Smithfield, N.C., in 1795, was a physician; officer in the North Carolina militia; editor of the "Star," a Raleigh, N.C., newspaper; and owner of a plantation near Bolivar, Hardeman County, Tenn., to which he moved his family in 1832. His son, Montezuma Jones, ran the plantation upon his father's death. His grandson, James W. Jones, was an attorney and member of the Tennessee legislature. From the description of Calvin Jones papers, 1783-1929, 2000. (Oceans...