John W. Jones papers

Descriptive Summary

Title
John W. Jones papers
Creator
Jones, John W., 1820-1889
Extent
1.58 Cubic feet
Subjects
Agriculturists.
Farm life--Kentucky.
Farm management--Records and correspondence.
Fishing--Kentucky.
Livestock--Kentucky.
Meteorology, Agricultural.
Toll roads--Kentucky.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Julie Williams
Preferred Citation
75M26: [identification of item], John W. Jones papers, 1857-1896, bulk 1857-1889, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
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 Content
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.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note 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.

Contents of the Collection

Diaries, 1857-1882

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.

, 1857-1858

  • Box 1, Folder 1
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, 1859-1860

  • Box 1, Folder 2
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, 1861-1862

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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, 1863-1864

  • Box 1, Folder 4
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, 1865-1866

  • Box 1, Folder 5
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, 1867-1868

  • Box 1, Folder 6
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, 1869-1870

  • Box 1, Folder 7
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, 1872-1873

  • Box 2, Folder 1
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, 1874-1875

  • Box 2, Folder 2
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, 1876-1877

  • Box 2, Folder 3
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, 1878-1879

  • Box 2, Folder 4
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, 1880-1881

  • Box 2, Folder 5
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, 1882, 1884

  • Box 3, Folder 1
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, 1885-1886

  • Box 3, Folder 2
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, 1887-1888

  • Box 3, Folder 3
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, 1872, 1889

  • Box 3, Folder 4
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, 1857-1868, 1872-1888

  • Box 3, Folder 6
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Family lineage notes, undated

  • Box 3, Folder 7
The Family lineage notes series contains genealogical notes concerning the history of the Jones family.
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Financial papers, 1863-1888

The Financial papers series consists of account papers and receipts, including tax receipts, which document the family's expenses from 1863 to 1888.

Accounts, 1863-1888

  • Box 4, Folder 1
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Tax receipts, 1863-1887

  • Box 4, Folder 2
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Newspaper clippings, receipts, etc., undated

  • Box 4, Folder 3
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Henck's Field Book for Railroad Engineers, 1872

  • Box 3, Folder 5
This series consists of Henck's Field Book for Railroad Engineers.
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Letters, 1887-1888, 1896

  • Box 3, Folder 8
The Letters series consists of Jones family letters from the late nineteenth century.
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