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Eliza and Waldo Jones family and genealogical papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1107

Scope and Content

Eliza Jones accumulated this collection to document the genealogy of her extended families as well that of her husband, Waldo Jones. Materials include correspondence that documents her daily life and views, financial records, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and diaries. The collection also contains papers from her and Waldo Jones's extended family. Families represented include the Woolford, Grant, Slaton, Harris, Fitz-Randolph, Martin, Waldo, Winslow, Felder, and Jackson families.


  • 1789-1992, undated
  • Majority of material found within 1860 - 1970


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Eliza (Elissa) Leiper Woolford Jones (1916-1992) was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Dr. John S. B. Woolford (1871-1932) and Eliza Leiper Winslow Woolford (1891-1983). She had one sister, Helen Randolph Woolford Haskell. Eliza graduated from the Westtown School, a boarding high school in Pennsylvania, completed three years at Vassar College in New York, and graduated from the University of Georgia. She married Albigence Waldo Jones (1912-1983), known as Waldo, in 1939 and they had three children: Elissa Woolford Jones Brigden, Albigence Waldo Jones, Jr., and R. Winslow Jones. Both Eliza and Waldo were active members in historical and civic societies, such as the Society of the Cincinnati, Huguenot Society, Atlanta Historical Society, Georgia Genealogical Society, Civil War Round Table, Vinings Civic Club, Kiwanis Club, and St. Luke's Episcopal Church.

Administrative/Biographical History

Waldo Jones was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Robert Harrison Jones, Jr. (1884-1963) and Katherine Waldo Jones (1887-1938). He had three siblings: Robert Harrison Jones (1913-1978), Nancy Waldo Jones Bryan (1915-1988), and Slaton Martin Jones (1916-2002). Waldo graduated from Marist College in New York, Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Parsons School of Interior Design in New York. He was an interior designer in Atlanta for over fifty years with Lang and Fritz and Beverly Hall, Inc. During World War II, Waldo served as a lieutenant in the United States Navy Armed Guard in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters.


90.38 linear ft. (129 document cases, 29 oversize boxes, five flat file folders)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged into five series: I) Jones family papers, II) Woolford family papers, III) Grant family papers, IV) Slaton family papers, and V) Genealogy papers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2016

Related Archival Materials

Visual materials have been separated from the collection and are unprocessed. Please contact an archivist for access to these materials.

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2018.

Eliza and Waldo Jones family and genealogical papers
Shay Meredith
August 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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