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Samuel 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

Samuel Jones was the son of Lemuel and Catherine Jones. He married Elizabeth Pendleton Jordan on the Isle of Wight, Virginia, on April 24, 1801.

This collection is comprised of two items of Samuel Jones's papers, and includes a copy of his will, as well as a copy of an emancipation document for a family enslaved by Jones.

The Samuel Jones papers were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1954 by Edith H. Jones.

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

Emancipation document, 1820.
Box 23 Folder 1
Scope and Content note

In this document, Samuel Jones expresses his belief that slavery is "inconsistent with the principals of equity and justice." The document emancipates James Harvey, his wife Lavina, as well as their descendants, though he reserves "the use and labour" of three men; John, Emannuel, and Alfred, until they reach the age of twenty three. The remaining children of the family are also emancipated, but will continue to work for Samuel Jones until they are of legal age.

Will, 1833.
Box 23 Folder 2
Scope and Content note

The handwritten copy of Samuel Jones' will, which specifies his funeral arrangements, and distributes his wealth and property to surviving family members, including his wife, Elizabeth Jones.

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