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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records of homeopathic drug provings; manuscripts of medical lectures; manuscripts and proofs of published works; unpublished poems and essays.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 2: PortraitureAdd to your cart.
Photographs collected by Samuel A. Jones. Includes photos by Hosmer of Thoreau and Concord.
Box 2Add to your cart.
File 3: Photos by Hosmer of Thoreau and ConcordAdd to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
File 47: Miscellaneous photographsAdd to your cart.
Includes photos of Jones, Emerson, Richard Jeffers, Thoreau's house, Daniel Ricketson, Dr. Ripley, John C. Shaw, William Ellery Channing, Hosmer house at Concord, Whittier, Oliver Wendall Holmes, Thomas Carlyle, Samuel Kahnemann, Henry Salt, William McKinley, Louisa May Alcott, Rear Admiral William T. Sampson, James Russell Lowell, Admiral George Dewey, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Burns, Richmond Pearson Hobson, and General Nelson A. Miles.
Box 16Add to your cart.
File 23: Pictures from the Jones collectionAdd to your cart.
Includes three portraits of Thoreau: a crayon by Rowse, a daguerreotype by Markham, and an ambrotype by Dunshee; a daguerreotype of Ralph Waldo Emerson by Southworth & Hawes; a photograph of Walt Whitman by Gutekunst; and a sketch of Thomas Carlyle by John J. Dunne.
Box 17Add to your cart.

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