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Ira Butler Jones papers

 Collection
Identifier: S4400

Scope and Contents

The papers are not extensive but sketch for us family relationships and three interests of Ira Jones: the temperance movement, which he helped to establish in communities where he lived; fraternal organization affiliation, specifically Good Templars; and the religious denomination Christian Science.

Included in the papers are five volumes of diaries kept by Ira Jones; four are full year diaries but the entries are very brief, the fifth is kept in the year he died and entries end in April before he dies in mid-May, (1906,1907,1909,1910, 1911). Also included are an autograph and composition book of Julia Jones, one photograph of her not dated but perhaps 1920; two ledgers of household business (perhaps the Jones’ had tenants); family announcements of marriages, graduations, engagements; newspaper obituaries, and letters of condolence to Julia at the death of Ira.

The papers of Ira Butler Jones were recovered in the attic space above the garage of the donor. Nothing is known about Mr. Jones and his family but what can be determined from the content of the papers.

Dates

  • 1860-1920
  • Majority of material found in 1860-1911, 1920

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

Ira Jones was a businessman in Duluth from 1891 until his death in 1911, coming from Rochester, New York. Mrs. Julia A. White Jones also appears to have come from new York, and the family settled here in Wisconsin towns near Superior.

Extent

6.00 Linear Inches

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The papers are not extensive but sketch for us family relationships and three interests of Ira Jones: the temperance movement, which he helped to establish in communities where he lived; fraternal organization affiliation, specifically Good Templars; and the religious denomination Christian Science.

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.

Other Finding Aids

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 Ira Butler Jones papers
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Staff.
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