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Samuel Arthur Jones papers, 1833-1974 | Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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Title: Samuel Arthur Jones papers, 1833-1974Add to your cart.

ID: 01/01/MSS00028

Primary Creator: Jones, Samuel Arthur (1834-1912)

Extent: 10.8 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: Arrangement of the collection is specified in box numbering and "folder set" numbering. The collection was previously organized according to format set types, however the quantity of material of each set needed to be consolidated and added to other sets to ensure space proficiency. Labels are recognized accordingly: UIUC RBML Samuel Arthur Jones Collection [Type of Material] [Folder Set/s] UIUXXXXX [Box #]

Date Acquired: 00/00/2004

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Papers of Samuel A. Jones, homeopathic physician and scholar of American Transcendentalism. Includes personal records; diaries; reading logs; records of book acquisitions; documents and correspondence pertaining to his service as a Civil War surgeon; records of homeopathic drug provings; manuscripts of medical lectures; manuscripts and proofs of published works; unpublished poems and essays.

Collection Historical Note

Dr. Samuel Arthur Jones, 1834-1912, was born in Manchester, England. Jones is of Welsh stock, moving to the United States with his parents in 1842. Jones received two degrees in medical studies at the Missouri Homeopathic Medical College at St. Louis in 1860, and from the Homeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1861. Samuel A. Jones served in the Union Army during the Civil War, where he established a private practice in New Jersey and taught medicine in New York. His work and experiences made him an advocate of homeopathy and an established researcher in the field. Dr. Jones' not only had a passion for homeopathy, but fascination with literature and book collecting. His book collecting concentrated nineteenth century literary works, those including Thoreau and Carlyle. In addition, he has many first editions of manuscripts, correspondence with Thoreau, and photographs.

Administrative Information

Repository: Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers.

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Box and Folder Listing

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[Series 1: Correspondence, 1862-1907],
[Series 2: Portraiture],
[Series 3: Professional materials, 1875-[1974]],
[Series 4: Personal/Miscellaneous material, 1833-1974],

Series 3: Professional materials, 1875-[1974]Add to your cart.
Collections of medical articles, treatises related to his profession, and records related to Sam Jones' MD degree. In addition, several notebooks with notes related to the "materia medica" are present in this series.
Box 1Add to your cart.
File 2: Medical articlesAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
File 22: Catalogue of Dr. Samuel A. Jones' medical library, 1879Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
File 26: Collected pamphletsAdd to your cart.
Includes 1) Historical Sketch of the University of Michigan by Charles Kendall Adams, 2) Die Pikrinsaure... by W. Erb, 3) The Psychological Action of Picric Acid by Louis B. Couch M.D., 4) Anti-Imperialism, from Professor C. E. Norton, acknowledged Aug. 20, 1898.
Extent: 4 pamphlets
Box 10Add to your cart.
File 35: "The Memory of Hahnemann"Add to your cart.
poem by S. A. Jones
Extent: 3 pages
File 39: Items relating to Jones' M.D. Degree, 1860-1875Add to your cart.
Includes a certificate of examination, a telegram announcing Jones' appointment at the University of Michigan, letters, an essay by Jones, and two articles by other writers.
Extent: 7 items
Box 13Add to your cart.
File 49: Notebooks and loose pages dealing with materia medicaAdd to your cart.

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[Series 1: Correspondence, 1862-1907],
[Series 2: Portraiture],
[Series 3: Professional materials, 1875-[1974]],
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