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John W. Jones papers, 1857

Part of John W. Jones papers

75M26 John W. Jones papers, 1857-1896, bulk 1857-1889 75M26 Finding aid prepared by Julie Williams University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 5 December 2011 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-07-30T14:13-0400 Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard John W. Jones papers 75M26 University of Kentucky Special Collections 1.58 Cubic feet 4 boxes Bulk, 1857-1889 1857-1896 Jones, John W., 1820-1889 Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use note The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. Biographical note John W. Jones farmed near North Middletown, Kentucky. He served as an elder of the North Middletown Christian Church and was the founder and treasurer of the North Middle Town and Cane Ridge Turnpike Company. Additionally he acted as a loan officer for his friends and neighbors. Scope and Contents note The John W. Jones papers primarily consist of diaries written by John W. Jones and his family from Bourbon County, Kentucky. The diaries have information about the building of the North Middletown and Cane Ridge turnpike and toll collections on it, local church life, family events, slaves, and local news and weather. Additionally, the papers include a small amount of financial papers, letters, and genealogical notes as well as a copy of Henck's Field Book for Railroad Engineers. Preferred Citation note 75M26: [identification of item], John W. Jones papers, 1857-1896, bulk 1857-1889, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Arrangement note Collection is arranged by format. Custodial History note Gordon, Sara, Lexington, Ky., gift, February 26, 1971. North Middletown and Cane Ridge Turnpike Company. North Middletown Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Agriculturists. Farm life--Kentucky. Farm management--Records and correspondence. Fishing--Kentucky. Livestock--Kentucky. Meteorology, Agricultural. North Middletown (Ky.)--History Toll roads--Kentucky. Diaries I 1857-1882 Scope and Contents note The Diaries series consists of Jones family diaries, most belonging to John W. Jones, and contain information about the building of the North Middletown and Cane Ridge turnpike and toll collections on it, local church life, family events, slaves, and local news and weather. They also include stock breeding records, data on the employment of farm hands, and loan records. Frequent fishing expeditions to nearby mountains are described in detail and weekly trips to court days in surrounding communities resulted in a continuing record of prices of commodities. 1 1 1857-1858 1 2 1859-1860 1 3 1861-1862 1 4 1863-1864 1 5 1865-1866 1 6 1867-1868 1 7 1869-1870 2 1 1872-1873 2 2 1874-1875 2 3 1876-1877 2 4 1878-1879 2 5 1880-1881 3 1 1882, 1884 3 2 1885-1886 3 3 1887-1888 3 4 1872, 1889 3 6 1857-1868, 1872-1888 Family lineage notes II 3 7 undated Scope and Contents note The Family lineage notes series contains genealogical notes concerning the history of the Jones family. Financial papers III 1863-1888 Scope and Contents note The Financial papers series consists of account papers and receipts, including tax receipts, which document the family's expenses from 1863 to 1888. Accounts 4 1 1863-1888 Tax receipts 4 2 1863-1887 Newspaper clippings, receipts, etc. 4 3 undated Henck's Field Book for Railroad Engineers IV 3 5 1872 Scope and Contents note This series consists of Henck's Field Book for Railroad Engineers. Letters V 3 8 1887-1888, 1896 Scope and Contents note The Letters series consists of Jones family letters from the late nineteenth century. John W. Jones papers