Preliminary Guide to the Wesley Norwood Jones Papers, 1912-1945

Collection Overview

This collection contains two letters (1918-1919) from Wesley Norwood Jones to his son, Lt. William Bailey Jones, of the Field Artillery of the American Expeditionary Forces in France. There are also letters to and from S. B. Jones, a medical officer in the British West Indies. These letters are accompanied by ten photographs of victims of a recent smallpox epidemic. There are three letters (1938) from Dr. W. S. Parsons of Shanghai. He mentions the Sino-Japanese conflict and some of his personal experiences. Several letters are from William Bailey Jones, Jr., written while he was a soldier in WWII.

This collection also includes two volumes, the first of which is a scrapbook kept by the Jones family. The scrapbook contains clippings on the political activities and death of Thomas Jones Pence of Raleigh, who in 1912 was put in charge of publicity for the Democratic National Committee. There are also clippings on the deaths of Wesley N. Jones, his son William Bailey Jones, and Mrs. William N. Jones. William Bailey Jones was in training at Camp Jackson before he went overseas. The scrapbook contains a number of photographs of doughboys training there, of their movement around France, and of their being reviewed by Pershing and Roosevelt in Dec. 1918. Additionally, there are clippings about the senatorial campaign in 1930, in which Josiah W. Bailey, brother-in-law and partner of Wesley N. Jones, defeated Senator Simmons. At the end of the scrapbook is a pamphlet entitled How the War Came (June 15, 1917). The second volume is an unbound handbook of 1941 or 1942 for Bible teachers in the public schools of N.C.

Descriptive Summary

Wesley Norwood Jones papers 1912-1945
Jones, Wesley Norwood
74 items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
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Contents of the Collection

Jones Family Scrapbook, 1913-1943
Box 1
Papers, 1914-1945
Box 2
Bible Teachers' Handbook, 1941 or 1942
Box 2

Historical Note

Father of Lt. William B. Jones, and resident of Raleigh, N.C.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

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


The Wesley Norwood Jones Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1966.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Encoded by Walt Evans

Finding Aid Last Updated November 5, 2002