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Guide to the Charles Colcock Jones Papers, 1757-1926

Abstract

Jones was a lawyer, collector, Confederate soldier and historian from Savannah, GA.

Collection includes correspondence, journals, commonplace books, lecture notes, scrapbooks, autograph albums and other papers. The material ranges in date from 1757-1926.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Jones, Charles Colcock, 1831-1893
Title
Charles Colcock Jones papers 1757-1926
Language of Material
English
Extent
4.5 Linear Feet, approx. 920 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The collections contains correspondence, journals, commonplace books, lecture notes on literature, natural philosophy, and physics, scrapbooks, addresses, autograph albums, and other papers, many dealing with the collecting of historical materials. Many letters from famous literary and civic figures are in acknowledgment of copies of Jones' books. Other subjects include Washington's Indian policy; hardships of travel to and life in California in the mid-19th century; Union volunteer generals of foreign birth; numbers of troops furnished to the U.S. Army by certain states (1861-1865); campaigns, battles, and conditions during the Civil War; manufacturing in Georgia; militia in Chatham Co., Ga., during the Revolution; slavery; and abolitionists. Includes records of the Harvard Law School Moot Court, and the manuscript texts of Jones' The History of Georgia (1883) and of The History of the Church of God (1867) by Jones' father, Charles Colcock Jones. There are also two manuscript maps with information on the Battle of Savannah (29 Dec. 1778) drawn by Jones for his books Siege of Savannah and The Life and Services of the Honorable Maj. Gen. Samuel Elbert, of Georgia.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1775-1872
Box 1
Correspondence, 1873-1886
Box 2
Correspondence, 1887-1907, undated
Box 3
Clippings, 1760-1888
Box 4
Printed Material, 1877-1886
Box 4
Addresses and Writings (Miscellany), 1807-1899, undated
Box 5
Casimir Pulaski
Box 5
The Lovers of Ty-sing-pan
Box 5
Negro Myth from the Georgia Coast Told in the Vernacular
Box 6
Biographical Sketches of the Deligates from Georgia to the Continental Congress
Box 7
Volumes [?]
Box 7
Notes on the History of Georgia, 1730s-1770s
Box 8
Notes (Miscellany)
Box 8
Notes on the History of Georgia, 1780-1809
Box 9
Legal papers, 1757-1883
Box 10
Financial papers, 1763-1891
Box 10
Military reports, 1863-1864
Box 10
Miscellany
Box 10
Pictures
Box 10
Volumes [?]
Box 10
Papers, 1764-1809 and manuscript maps of the Battle of Savannah (1778)
Oversize Folder 1
Military reports
Oversize Folder 2
Papers, 1852 [doublecheck stacks on this material - not listed in catalog]
Box 6th 17:C
Georgia Portfolio, II
Box 11
Address on Sergeant Jasper before Hibernian Society, 1881

Augusta, Ga.

(53 pages)
Volume M-2005
Anicent Monuments of the Etowah Valley, read before Georgia Historical Society-A series, 1864-1865

Savannah, Georgia

(79 pages)
Volume L-2006
Autograph album used for classmates and professors at Princeton University, 1852
Volume M-2007
Commonplace Book, 1852

Nassua Hall, Princeton, New Jersey

(309 pages)
Volume M-2008
History of the Church of God (Vol. 1), 1854-1855

Augusta, Georgia

(276 pages)
Volume L-2010
History of the Church of God (Vol. 2), 1855-1856

Augusta, Georgia

(592 pages)
Volume L-2011
History of the Church of God (Vol. 3), 1856-1860

Augusta, Georgia

(315 pages)
Volume L-2012
History of the Church of God (Vol. 4), 1856-1858

Augusta, Georgia

(290 pages)
Volume L-2013
History of the Church of God (Vol. 5), 1858-1860

Augusta, Georgia

(161 pages)
Volume L-2014
History of Georgia, 1883, Vol. 1 Part 1
Volume F-2015
History of Georgia (1883), Vol. 1, Part 2
Volume F-2016
History of Georgia (1883), Vol. 2 Part 1
Volume F-2017
History of Georgia (1883), Vol. 2, Part 2
Volume F-2018
Journal, 1879 June 4-July 5

Journal of a trip to Europe; description of journey from New York to Liverpool.

(150 pages)
Volume S-2019
Journal, 1879 July 6-15

Journal of a trip to Europe; London and its vicinity.

(125 pages)
Volume S-2020
Journal, 1879 July 16- 26

Journal of a trip to Europe; Northern England and Scotland.

(152 pages)
Volume S-2021
Journal, 1879 July 27-Aug. 5

Journal of a trip to Europe; Scotland, Belgium, Germany.

(152 pages)
Volume S-2022
Journal, 1879 Aug. 16-17

Journal of a trip to Europe; Germany, Austria, Italy.

(152 pages)
Volume S-2023
Journal, 1879 Aug. 18-23

Journal of at rip to Europe; Italy, Switzerland.

(151 pages)
Volume S-2024
Journal, 1879 Aug. 24-Sept. 3

Journal of a trip to Europe; Switzerland, France.

(121 pages)
Volume S-2025
Journal, 1879 Sept. 4-16

Journal of a trip to Europe; France.

(131 pages)
Volume S-2026
Journal, 1879 Sept. 18-Oct. 15

Journal of a trip to Europe; France, England, Homeward.

(115 pages)
Volume S-2027
Lecture notes (Literature), 1850

Princeton University, New Jersey

(236 pages)
Volume M-2028
Lecture notes (Natural Philosophy), 1851

Princeton University, New Jersey

(300 pages)
Volume L-2029
Lecture notes (Physics), 1851

Princeton University, New Jersey

(400 pages)
Volume L-2030
Letter Press Copy Book, 1864

Savannah, Georgia

(500 pages)
Volume M-2031
Letter Press Copy Book, 1864-1867

Location unknown, note on card says pages shattered.

(1024 pages)
Volume L-2032
Letter Press Copy Book, 1867-1869

Wall Street, New York

(974 pages)
Volume L-2033
Letter Press Copy Book, 1869-1870

Augusta, Georgia; Missing

(951 pages)
Volume L-2034
Letter Press Copy Book, 1870-1872

Wall Street, New York

(994 pages)
Volume L-2035
Letter Press Copy Book, 1872-1874

Wall Street, New York

(999 pages)
Volume L-2036
Letter Press Copy Book, 1874-1876

Augusta, Georgia; pages shattering

(995 pages)
Volume L-2037
Letter Press Copy Book, 1876-1877

Augusta, Georgia

(976 pages)
Volume L-2038
Letter Press Copy Book, 1877-1878

Augusta, Georgia

(708 pages)
Volume L-2039
Letter Press Copy Book, 1877-1881

Augusta, Georgia

(552 pages)
Volume L-2040
Letter Press Copy Book, 1878-1880

Augusta, Georgia

(696 pages)
Volume L-2041
Letter Press Copy Book, 1880

Augusta, Georgia

(708 pages)
Volume L-2042
Letter Press Copy Book, 1881

Augusta, Georgia

(708 pages)
Volume L-2043
Letter Press Copy Book, 1881-1883

Augusta, Georgia

(701 page)
Volume L-2044
Letter Press Copy Book, 1881-1883

Augusta, Georgia

(500 pages)
Volume F-2045
Letter Press Copy Book, 1883

Augusta, Georgia

(702 pages)
Volume F-2046
Letter Press Copy Book, 1883-1884

Augusta, Georgia

(697 pages)
Volume F-2047
Letter Press Copy Book, 1884-1885

Augusta, Georgia

(700 pages)
Volume F-2048
Letter Press Copy Book, 1884-1885

Augusta, Georgia

(991 pages)
Volume F-2049
Letter Press Copy Book, 1885-1886

Augusta, Georgia

(998 pages)
Volume F-2050
Letter Press Copy Book, 1885-1889

Augusta, Georgia

(697 pages)
Volume F-2051
Letter Press Copy Book, 1886

Augusta, Georgia

(994 pages)
Volume F-2052
Letter Press Copy Book, 1886-1887

Augusta, Georgia

(989 pages)
Volume F-2053
Letter Press Copy Book, 1887-1888

Augusta, Georgia

(999 pages)
Volume F-2054
Letter Press Copy Book, 1888

Augusta, Georgia

(1000 pages)
Volume F-2055
Letter Press Copy Book, 1888-1889

Augusta, Georgia

(997 pages)
Volume F-2056
Letter Press Copy Book, 1889-1890

Augusta, Georgia

(697 pages)
Volume F-2057
Letter Press Copy Book, 1889-1890

Augusta, Georgia

(996 pages)
Volume F-2058
Letter Press Copy Book, 1890

Augusta, Georgia

(999 pages)
Volume F-2059
Letter Press Copy Book, 1890-1891

Augusta, Georgia

(995 pages)
Volume F-2060
Letter Press Copy Book, 1890-1893

Augusta, Georgia

(698 pages)
Volume F-2061
Letter Press Copy Book, 1891-1892

Augusta, Georgia

(997 pages)
Volume F-2062
Letter Press Copy Book, 1892-1893

Augusta, Georgia

(998 pages)
Volume F-2063
Letter Press Copy Book, 1893-1894

Augusta, Georgia

(1004 pages)
Volume F-2065
Occasional Addresses, 1882-1883; newspaper clippings

Savannah, Georgia

(130 pages)
Volume M-2066
Records of Harvard Law School Moot Court, 1853-1854
(144 pages)
Volume M-2067
Scrapbook; Antiquities of Georgia, 1877-1878

Augusta, Georgia

(75 pages)
Volume M-2068
The Private Soldier of the Present Revolution, 1864

Savannah, Georgia

(47 pages)
Volume F-2069
Autograph letters and portraits of the signers of the Constitution of the Confederate States, collected by Charles Colcock Jones, Jr.
(151 pages)
Volume ff-756
Original roster of general officers, War Dept.-Adjutant General's office, [1861-1865?]
(65 pages)
Volume ff-775

Historical Note

Charles Colcock Jones, Jr. was born October 28, 1831 in Savannah, GA to a Presbyterian Minister. He graduated from Princeton University in 1852 and received a law degree from Harvard University in 1855. That same year, Jones returned to Savannah and was elected mayor in 1860. Jones served in the Confederate army during the Civil War and moved to New York City after the war to rebuild his lost fortune. In 1877, Jones returned to Georgia where he began to write and publish books about Georgia's history and collecting historical materials. He died in 1893.

Subject Headings

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charles Colcock Jones Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Charles Colcock Jones Papers were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as between 1941-1958.

Processing Information

Processed by Kimberly Sims, January 2010

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, January 2010

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.