John R. Jones diary

Abstract

The John R. Jones Diary (dated 1844; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 folder) consists of a journal kept by John R. Jones that documents his journey from Washington County, Kentucky to the Democratic National Convention of 1844 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Descriptive Summary

Title
John R. Jones diary
Creator
Jones, John R., 1785-1864
Extent
0.1 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Political conventions
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1844.
Rivers.
Steamboats.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Jillian Garcia
Preferred Citation
2011ms195: [identification of item], John R. Jones Diary, 1844, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
John R. Jones (1785-1864) was born in Mecklenburg, Virginia, to Baalam Jones and Martha Green. He married Elizabeth Lewis in 1809, and they had three children. Jones was a farmer with a significant estate near Bloomfield, Kentucky. Deemed a Union sympathizer, he was shot outside his home in 1864 by Confederate soldiers.
Scope and Content
The John R. Jones Diary (dated 1844; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 folder) consists of a diary kept by John R. Jones that documents his journey from Washington County, Kentucky to the Democratic National Convention of 1844 in Baltimore, Maryland. At this Democratic National Convention, James K. Polk was selected as the Presidential nominee, and George M. Dallas was selected as the Vice Presidential nominee. Describing the route he and his daughter, Faney M. Jones, took to arrive in Baltimore and return to Washington County, Jones creates a detailed account of travel and infrastructure in the 19th century.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

John R. Jones diary, 1844

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