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Robert T. Jones Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1466

This collection houses fourteen letters sent to Robert T. Jones by friends and family serving in the Civil War. Ten of the letters are from James Thomas, and the others were written by John Williams, Daniel Thomas, and John T. Jones. Several of the letters describe the siege of Vicksburg and other battles. Most of the letters include news of other Welsh friends from Iowa. The collection also houses two photographs, one showing cannons and the other showing soldiers near rows of tents.

Dates

  • 1862 August 27-1864 November 8, undated

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection houses fourteen letters sent to Robert T. Jones by friends and family serving in the Civil War. Ten of the letters are from James Thomas, and the others were written by John Williams, Daniel Thomas, and John T. Jones. Several of the letters describe the siege of Vicksburg and other battles. Most of the letters include news of other Welsh friends from Iowa. The collection also houses two photographs, one showing cannons and the other showing soldiers near rows of tents.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Thomas Jones was born in England in 1836 to D. M. and Elizabeth Jones. During the Civil War, he served with Company F of the 25th Iowa Infantry along with John T. Jones, William O. Jones (who was killed in battle near Atlanta, Georgia on September 5, 1864), Griffith Thomas (1837-1914), and James Thomas (1842-). Robert Jones married Dinah Davis (1839-1914) on February 11, 1864. The couple had two sons, William and Henry, and lived in a Welsh settlement in Columbus City, Iowa. Robert T. Jones died in 1919.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Diane and James Crook donated these letters to Special Collections in August of 1987.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480