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Jones family papers, circa 1895
- Jones family papers
- circa 1895 (inclusive)18951895
- 0.5 linear feet, (1 hollinger records box. )
- Collection Number
- MG 5732
- Much of this collection consists of handwritten transcription of words and lyrics to songs collected by members of the Elbert and Mary Jones family around 1895. In addition to the song lyrics there is part of a handwritten homestead claim, a folder of sayings, newspaper articles on a minstrel show, poetry clipped from newspapers, several handwritten letters to members of the Jones family and household receipts.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
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- Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
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The papers in this collection appear to have been collected by members of the Elbert and Mary Jones family who lived in and around Latah and Nez Perce counties in the late 1890's and early 1900's. Records from the 1900 census show the family living in Nez Perce County. In addition to parents, Elbert(born 1854) and Mary(born 1856), the records indicate two sons, Ollie A.(born 1879) and Otis L.(born 1881).
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The bulk of this collection consists of handwritten transcription of words and lyrics to songs collected by members of the Jones family around 1895. In addition there is part of a handwritten homestead claim, clippings of poetry from newspapers, several letters written to members of the Jones family, household receipts and other papers. The cigar box which originally contained the papers is at the back of the box.
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