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Augustus Robert Jones papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS571

Scope and Content

This collection consists of correspondence, financial papers, ledgers, receipts, legal papers, advertisements, insurance papers, newspaper clippings, patent documents, and other papers pertaining to Augustus Robert Jones and the Jones family. The bulk of the collection is comprised of Jones's personal correspondence and financial records about the family cotton business. Also included are pocket diaries containing records of business and household purchases, printed papers such as price lists and agricultural advertisements, and cotton futures. Of particular interest are Abraham Jones's Confederate service records and Augustus Jones's post-war oath of allegiance to the United States government.


  • 1855-1908, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Augustus Robert Jones (1819-1887) was born in Milledgeville, Georgia. He was a merchant farmer with holdings in Polk County, Georgia; Cedartown, Georgia; Rockmart, Georgia; and Umatilla, Florida. He was the son of attorney John Jones (1791-1880) and Martha W. Jenkins Jones (1795-approximately 1850). His siblings were John A. (Honest Jack), Seaborn, Abraham, Florida, Thomas, Edwin, and Bett. Augustus married Melissa Gordon Otterson Jones (1833-1905) in 1856 and they had eight children survive infancy: Seaborn J. (1858-), Martha Walton (1861- ), Margaret Ruth (1863- ), Abraham (1864-1938), Samuel Otterson Jones (1865-1947), Sarah Bugg Moore (1867-1916), Mary (Mamie) L. (1869-1913), and Louise Cochran (1877-1918).


5 linear ft. (eight document cases, one half document case, and one oversized box)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1991

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2017.

Augustus Robert Jones papers
Joshua Whitfield
July 2017
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Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305