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Eli Jones papers


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

Eli Jones (1807-1890) was born in China, Maine, the son of Abel and Susannah Jepson Jones. He married Sybil Jones in 1833. He was acknowledged a minister and began traveling in the ministry with his wife to Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Together they also visited most of the Yearly Meetings in the United States; in Africa they visited Liberia; in Europe, they journeyed to England, Ireland, France, Norway, Germany, Switzerland, and Greece. Finally, they went to do religious work in the Middle East. Jones was active in most New England Yearly Meeting committees, working for the causes of temperance, education, and peace. He served in the legislature in Augusta, Maine, in 1854, and was responsible for re-opening Oak Grove Seminary in 1856, serving as principal that year.

This collection is comprised of the photographs, certificate of removal of Eli Jones, and a single volume of pressed plants.


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed February, 2016.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
February, 2016
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Photographs, 1867.
Box 23 Folder 1
Scope and Content note

Two photographs of Eli Jones, and one printed portrait photograph.

Certificate of removal, 1882.
Box 23 Folder 2
Scope and Content note

Certificate of removal for Eli Jones, adressed to the Yearly Meeting of London and Ireland.

Pressed plants, Undated.
Box 23 Folder 3
Scope and Content note

One volume of pressed plants, with a pen and ink drawing on the cover, labeled "Golitha Falls Drains River, Liskeard, Cornwall."

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