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Guide to the Thomas Thweatt Jones papers, 1757-1979 and undated

Abstract

Physician and resident of Durham, North Carolina.

Collection consists of correspondence (chiefly 1947-1974), writings, reports, printed material, clippings, and other papers, relating to Jones's interest as a physician in alcoholism, mental health, and agathanasia (the care of the dying), and his activities with the Durham Council on Alcoholism and Medical Society of the state of North Carolina. There are also letters, photographs, writings, legal and financial papers, and other items relating to the Jones, Scanlun, Blackwell, and Graver families of North Carolina and Virginia (Dinwiddie County and other places). Collection highlights include a memoir of Rev. George White discussing slave-owner relations prior to and during the Civil War; photographs of Shenandoah Normal College (Reliance, Va.); records of Jones's service on the staff of the 65th General Hospital in England during World War II (affiliated with the Duke School of Medicine); Mrs. Jones's high school scrapbook and her journals of 1923 and 1926 trips abroad; and a photograph album and other scrapbooks.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Jones, Thomas Thweatt, 1906-1991
Title
Thomas Thweatt Jones papers 1757-1979 and undated
Language of Material
English
Extent
6.5 Linear Feet, Approx. 8100 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The Thomas Thweatt Jones papers consist of correspondence (chiefly 1947-1974), writings, memoranda, reports, printed material, clippings, and other papers, relating to Jones's interest as a physician in alcoholism, mental health, and agathanasia (the care of the dying), and his activities with the Durham Council on Alcoholism and Medical Society of the state of North Carolina. There are also letters, photographs, writings, legal and financial papers, and other items relating to the Jones, Scanlun, Blackwell, and Graver families history and genealogy.

Collection highlights include a memoir of Rev. George White discussing slave-owner relations prior to and during the Civil War; photographs of Shenandoah Normal College (Reliance, Va.) students and faculty; personal correspondence; clippings and printed publications dealing with alcoholism and agathanasia, a term Dr. Jones adopted referring to a patient's right to die; records of Jones's service on the staff of the 65th General Hospital during World War II; Mrs. Jones's high school scrapbook; a photograph album; journals of her 1923 and 1926 trips abroad; and genealogical materials, including a sketch by Dr. Jones of his brother, Dr. Robert R. Jones, Jr., one of the original staff members of Duke Hospital. Robert Jones was killed in 1941 by a patient.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Biographical and autobiographical information
Box 1
Correspondence, 1830-1930
Box 1
Correspondence, 1931-1950
Box 2
Correspondence, 1951-1954
Box 3
Correspondence, 1955-1958
Box 4
Correspondence, 1959-1960
Box 5
Correspondence, 1961-1962, Sept.
Box 6
Correspondence, 1962, Oct.-1964
(7 folders)
Box 7
Correspondence, 1965-1966
Box 8
Correspondence, 1967-1970
Box 9
Correspondence, 1971-1979
Box 10
Correspondence, undated
Box 11
Addresses and writings, 1928-1963
(5 folders)
Box 11
Addresses and writings, 1964-1973 and undated
Box 12
Addresses and writings, undated
Box 13
Addresses and writings by persons other than Jones, 1875-1943 and undated
Box 13
Memoranda and reports, 1942-1971
(3 folders)
Box 13
Memos and reports: Alcoholism, 1953-1971
Box 14
Memos and reports: Alcoholism, 1972-1974 and undated
Box 15
Memos and reports: Mental health, 1954-1974 and undated
Box 16
Memos and reports: Watts Hospital, 1957-1972
Box 16
Memos and reports: First Presbyterian Church, 1956-1972 and undated
Box 17
Memos and reports: Duke Medical Center, 1964-1972 and undated
Box 17
Legal papers, 1757-1974 and undated
(4 folders)
Box 17
Financial papers, 1818-1970
(2 folders)
Box 18
Genealogy
(4 folders)
Box 18
Printed material, 1896-1958
(3 folders)
Box 19
Printed material, 1959-1963
Box 20
Printed material, 1964-1979
Box 21
Printed material, undated
Box 22
Printed material: Alcoholism, 1947-1963
Box 22
Printed material: Alcoholism, 1961-1964
Box 23
Printed material: Alcoholism, 1965-1968
Box 24
Printed material: Alcoholism, 1969-1973
Box 25
Printed material: Alcoholism, 1974-1975 and undated
Box 26
Printed material: Alcoholism, undated
Box 27
Printed material: Mental Health, 1963-1974
Box 27
Printed material: Mental health, 1963-1974
Box 28
Printed material: Mental health, undated
Box 29
Photographs: Blackwell and Graver families, St. Paul's, and miscellaneous
(6 folders)
Box 29
Photographs: Jones and Scanlon families, El Paso, National Council on Alcoholism, and various persons
Box 30
Photographs: Jones Family, Cora O'Briant, Hage Military Academy, Duke University, El Paso High School, Presbyterian Church at Newport News, Wright Machinery Company, Department of Mental Health
Box 31
Clippings, 1887-1965
Box 32
Clippings, 1966-1979 and undated
Box 33
Miscellaneous papers, 1901-1970
Box 34
Questionnaires on Alcoholism
Box 34
Volumes
Box 35
Volumes
Box 36
Volumes, print, journals, scrapbook
Box 37
Volumes, Aline McKenzie
(3 scrapbooks)
Box 38
Through the Years with the Durham Council on Alcoholism, 1956-1963
Box 39
Scrapbook, 1860-1943
Box 39
Map of Dinwiddie County, Virginia, 1878
Oversize Folder 1
Legal documents, 1794 and 1788
Oversize Folder 1
Group photographs, Shenandoah Normal College, Virginia, 1890-1904
Oversize Folder 1
Unprocessed materials including papers, printed material, correspondence, handwritten notes, clippings, and materials relating to the Durham Rescue Mission and Jacob's Ladder.
Box 1

Historical Note

Thomas Thweatt Jones, whose family was originally from Dinwiddie County, Virginia, was born in Newport News, Virginia in 1906 to Robert Randolph Jones and Sallie B. Jones. He married Mary Cuyler Scanlon. Jones passed away in 1991 in Jacksonville, Alabama.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The Thomas Thweatt Jones papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1974-1975 and 1987.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Encoded by Paula Jeannet Mangiafico and Willeke Sandler, November 2013

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