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Alfred and Mary Jaques family papers

 Collection
Identifier: S2388

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, 1876 - circa 1930; news clippings; pamphlets; elections ephemera; and programs, invitations and announcements for social and personal events.

Topics in the collection include family life, temperance and prohibition, the Women's Christian Temperance Union of Duluth, Minnesota, crime in Duluth, political issues and elections, and some law cases.

Initially the collection included five scrapbooks.Four were dismantled for preservation reasons. One album of news clippings from St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Duluth newspapers on prohibition, and prohibition law enforcement is intact, 1925-1926.

Much of the correspondence is between family members. Names mentioned in the correspondence include W. G. Calderwood, W. G.; Theodore Christianson; Alexander Cameron; W. L. Carss; J. Adam Bede, 1903; Burt Wheeler, 1920; Hugh Wakefield.

Dates

  • 1876-1934

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Alfred Jacques was born in Geneseo, Illinois and came to Duluth, Minnesota in 1883. Jaques was a municipal judge from 1888-1889, was the Unived States attroney for Minnesota from 1914-1923 and practiced law in Duluth. He ran for the Distict 8 Minnesota Senate seat in 1910, mayor of Duluth in 1925 and for the Minnesota Governor's office in 1926. Jaques was active in Democratic, and later in Republican, politics. Jacques and his wife were both involved in the temperance movement. Alfred Jacques died at age 80 in Duluth on July 2, 1937.

Mrs. Mary J. Jacques was born Mary Josephine Shaw in Geneseo, Illinois and joined her husband Alfred in Duluth, Minnesota in about 1885. She was a member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, the Duluth Women's Council, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Mary Jaques died at age 91 in Denver in 1951.

Mr. and Mrs. Jaques were members of the Unitarian church. They had four sons: Robert, Wilfred, Randal, and Lawrence.

Extent

4.00 Linear Inches

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contains correspondence, 1876 - circa 1930; news clippings; pamphlets; elections ephemera; and programs, invitations and announcements for social and personal events.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at libarchives@d.umn.edu or 218-726-8526.

Related Materials:

NEMHC Archival Collections S4426 Labor History collection

General

This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library.
Title
Guide to the Alfred and Mary Jaques family papers
Author
Finding Aid Authors: P. Maus.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526