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Overview of the Collection

Biographical Information:

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Access Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Correspondence 1866-1882

Legal Documents 1858-1900

University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Guide to the Mary (Mrs. Anson) Jones Letters



Overview of the Collection

Creator Jones, Mary Smith
Collection Title Mary (Mrs. Anson) Jones Letters
Dates 1858-1900
Identification 05/1970-003
Physical Description 1.00 linear foot
Language of Materials English
Other Information:
Uploaded to TARO, 2006.
Additional information may be found at http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/uhsc/00034/hsc-00034.html
Repository University of Houston Libraries M.D. Anderson Library 4333 University Drive Houston, TX, 77204-2000 URL: http://info.lib.uh.edu/ Email: rmrichardson@uh.edu Phone: 713-743-9229

Biographical Information:

Mary Smith was born on July 24, 1819 in territory that later became Lawrence County, Arkansas. Her mother, a widow, moved her family to Brazoria County, Texas in 1834 when Mary was 15. The family settled on a farm in Brazoria County. Her mother married John Woodruff, a widower with several children. The Woodruff-Smith family left the farm during the Texas Revolution for safer regions farther east, returning after the Battle of San Jacinto.

Mary married Hugh McCrory on July 23, 1837 in Houston. McCrory was a soldier with Felix Huston's volunteers who became a Houston businessman following his release. McCrory died a few weeks after his marriage to Mary.

Mary met Anson Jones when he began boarding at the Woodruff house in Houston while he was serving in the Texas legislature. They planned to marry in 1838, following the end of Mary's year of mourning, but had to put aside their plans when Jones was appointed ambassador to the United States from Texas. Following his return the couple was married on May 17, 1840. Jones served as President of the Republic of Texas from 1844 to 1846, when Texas became part of the United States and James Pinkney Henderson became the first governor of the State of Texas.

Mary and Anson Jones had four children: Samuel Houston (later changed to Samuel Edward) (born [1841]), Charles Edward (born [1843]), Sallie S. (born [1845]), and Cromwell Anson (born [1849]). Jones committed suicide in January 1858, following a defeated bid to become the senator from Texas. Mary was widowed a second time at age 39.

Following Jones' death in 1858, Mary moved the family to Galveston, then to a farm in Harris County. Her husband had acquired land throughout east Texas during his life, and dealing with taxes, claims, and sales of the land occupied much of Mary's time throughout her life, as evidenced by her letters. She relied heavily on her children to assist her in her dealings with these legal and financial problems.

Samuel Edward and Charles served in the Confederate Army, where Charles died at the Battle of Shiloh. Samuel Edwards became a successful dentist. Sallie married R. G. Ashe and had at least one son, C. E. Ashe, who became a lawyer. Cromwell Anson became a lawyer and served as judge in Harris County, Texas until his death in 1888.

Mary became actively involved in the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, serving as its first president. She died on December 31, 1907. Her daughter, Sallie (Jones) Ashe, became an active member of the organization as well.

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains 203 items and includes items dated from 1858 to 1900. The bulk of the items are dated between 1869 and 1881. The collection consists for the most part of correspondence, with some legal documents and tax papers.

In addition to Mary Jones' letters, there is correspondence from Sallie (Jones) Ashe, her husband R. G. Ashe, Henry Cowing, Anson Jones, Cromwell Anson Jones, Joseph E. Field, and J. J. McMillan.

The collection has been arranged in two series: Correspondence and Legal Documents. The Correspondence series includes 189 items, dating from 1858 to 1882. Mary Jones' letters, the bulk of the collection, are arranged chronologically. Following these letters are letters received from others, which have been arranged alphabetically by sender and chronologically within the group.

Transcripts are available in a binder in the reading room, as well as in the digital collection.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access:

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

The material in this collection is in the public domain.

However, Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, and all reproduction restrictions apply.

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Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Genre/Form of Material:
Correspondence
Geographic Name:
Texas -- History -- 1846-1950
Personal Name:
Jones, C. Anson (Cromwell Anson), 1850-
Jones, Mary Smith

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

Mary (Mrs. Anson) Jones Letters, Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries

Acquisition Information:

Purchased by University of Houston in 1970 from Mrs. Grace David, The Bookman, 2243 San Felipe, Houston, TX

Processing Information:

Andrea Bean Hough, 1994-1995

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Detailed List of Contents

Correspondence 1866-1882

Scope and Contents
Most of the correspondence is from Mary Jones, primarily to her son Cromwell Anson Jones. These letters date between 1866 and 1882. The letters discuss local affairs and Mary Jones' life, as well as family members (Samuel Edward and Sallie S.) and friends. Many of the letters relate to problems with land claims and taxes on lands held by Mary Jones following the death of her husband.
Box Folder
1 1 Mary Jones to Colonel Thomas White, Galveston March 29, 1866
Letter from Mary Jones to Colonel Thomas White, March 29, 1866
2 Mary Jones to her sons, Willis, TX April 3, [1869]
3 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis, TX April 8, [1869]
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, April 8, 1869
4 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Galveston, TX May 8, 1869
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, May 18, 1869
5 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Headquarters July 11, 1869
6 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Galveston July 18, [1869]
7 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Galveston July 19, [1869]
8 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Galveston July 23, 1869
9 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Headquarters July 29, 1869
10 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones August 13, 1869
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, August 13, 1869
11 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones September 5, 1869
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, September 5, 1869
12 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones [October 3, 1869]
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, October 3, 1869
13 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones [October 17, 1869]
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, October 17, 1869
14 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones [October 24, 1869]
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, October 24, 1869
15 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones [November 7, 1869]
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, November 7, 1869
16 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones [November 23, 1869]
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, November 22, 1869
17 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Galveston, on board Whitlane [November 28, 1869]
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, November 28, 1869
18 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Headquarters [December 11, 1869]
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, December 11, 1869
19 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Headquarters January 11, 1870
20 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones [March 27, 1870]
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, March 27, 1870
21 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones [April 3, 1870]
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, April 03, 1870
22 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones [April 25, 1870]
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, April 25, 1870
23 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones [April 30, 1870]
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, April 30, 1870
24 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones [May 19, 1870]
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, May 19, 1870
[With undated, unsigned note]
25 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones [May 28, 1870]
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, May 28, 1870
26 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Headquarters August 5, 1870
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, August 5, 1870
27 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones [August] 13, 1870
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, August 13, 1870
28 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones [September 29, 1870]
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, September 29, 1870
29 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, "At Gaston's" March 4, 1871
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, March 4, 1871
30 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Headquarters November 19, 1871
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, November 19, 1871
31 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Headquarters December 17, 1871
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, December 17, 1871
32 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones January 10, 1872
33 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones January 17, 1872
34 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Headquarters [January] 22, 1872
35 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones January 28, 1872
36 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, San Jacinto March 29, 1872
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, March 29, 1872
37 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Headquarters May 25, 1872
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, May 25, 1872
38 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones October 22, 1872
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, October 22, 1872
39 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones October 24, 1872
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, October 24, 1872
40 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Headquarters November 25, 1872
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, November 25, 1872
41 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, San Jacinto January 1873
42 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Headquarters April 18, 1873
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, April 18, 1873
43 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Headquarters June 11, 1873
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, June 11, 1873
44 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Headquarters July 9, 1873
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, July 9, 1873
45 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones August 2, 1873
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, August 2, 1873
46 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, San Jacinto January 25, 1874
47 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones June 25, 1874
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, June 25, 1874
48 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Near Dresden July 24, 1874
49 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones August 20, 1874
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, August 20, 1874
50 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Dresden September 3, 1874
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, September 3, 1874
51 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones October 13, 1874
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, October 13, 1874
52 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis October 23, 1874
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, October 23, 1874
53 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, San Jacinto November 15, 1874
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, November 15, 1874
54 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones December 14, 1874
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, December 14, 1874
55 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones December 20, 1874
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, December 20, 1874
56 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones January 20, 1875
57 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones [January 1875]
58 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones March 5, 1875
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, March 5, 1875
59 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones March 13, 1875
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, March 13, 1875
60 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis April 13, 1875
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, April 13, 1875
61 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis April 25, 1875
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, April 25, 1875
62 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis May 24, 1875
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, May 24, 1875
63 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis June 1, 1875
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, June 1, 1875
64 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis June 22, 1875
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, June 22, 1875
65 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis July 13, 1875
66 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis July 24, 1875
67 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis September 23, 1875
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, September 23, 1875
68 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis September 25, 1875
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, September 25, 1875
69 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis September 27, 1875
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, September 27, 1875
70 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis October 7, 1875
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, October 7, 1875
71 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis October 18, 1875
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, October 18, 1875
72 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones [October, 1875]
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, October 28, 1875
73 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis November 9, 1875
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, November 9, 1875
74 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis December 12, 1875
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, December 12, 1875
75 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones [December 20, 1875]
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, December 20, 1875
76 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis December 26, 1875
77 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis February 9, 1876
78 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis April 1, 1876
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, April 1, 1876
79 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones April 24, 1876
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, April 24, 1876
80 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis April 29, 1876
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, April 29, 1876
81 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones July 23, 1876
82 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones [August 19, 1876]
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, August 19, 1876
83 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Montgomery County, Crystal August 30, 1876
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, August 30, 1876
84 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Crystal September 26, [1876]
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, September 26, 1876
85 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones March 12, 1877
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, March 12, 1877
86 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Gonzales County, Moulton June 2, 1877
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, June 2, 1877
87 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Near Moulton August 13, 1877
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, August 13, 1877
88 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Near Moulton September 15, 1877
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, September 15, 1877
89 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones September 1877
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, September 1877
90 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis October 5, 1877
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, October 5, 1877
91 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis October 6, 1877.
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, October 6, 1877
92 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis October 8, 1877
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, October 8, 1877
93 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis November 14, 1877
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, November 14, 1877
94 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis December 6, 1877
95 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis December 9, 1877
96 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones December 15, 1877
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, December 15, 1877
97 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis December 23, 1877
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, December 23, 1877
98 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones December 30, 1877
Box Folder
2 1 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones January 9, 1878
2 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis January 15, 1878
3 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis February 1, 1878
4 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis February 18, 1878
5 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis March 10, 1878
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, March 10, 1878
6 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis March 20, 1878
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, March 20, 1878
7 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis April 1, 1878
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, April 1, 1878
8 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis April 5, 1878
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, April 5, 1878
9 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis April 13, 1878
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, April 13, 1878
10 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis May 28, 1878
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, May 28, 1878
11 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis June 1, 1878
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, June 1, 1878
12 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis June 4, 1878
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, June 4, 1878
13 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis June 10, 1878
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, June 10, 1878
14 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis August 23, 1878
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, August 23, 1878
15 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis September 1, 1878
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, September 1, 1878
16 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis September 13, 1878
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, September 13, 1878
17 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis September 27, 1878
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, September 27, 1878
18 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis October 13, 1878
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, October 13, 1878
19 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis October 25, 1878
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, October 25, 1878
20 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis October 28, 1878
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, October 29, 1878
21 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis November 1, 1878
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, November 1, 1878
22 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis November 2, 1878
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, November 2, 1878
23 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis November 6, 1878
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, November 6, 1878
24 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis November 24, 1878
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, November 24, 1878
25 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis December 9, 1878
26 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis December 15, 1878
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, December 15, 1878
27 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones December 27, 1878
28 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones December 29, 1878
29 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis January 3, 1879
30 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones [January] 8, 1879
31 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis January 23, 1879
32 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis February 4, 1879
33 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis February 14, 1879
34 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis February 17, 1879
35 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis February 25, 1879
36 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis March 11, 1879
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, March 11, 1879
37 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones May 22, 1879
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, May 22, 1879
38 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis July 19, 1879
39 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones October 12, 1879
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, October 12, 1879
40 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Dresden October 30, [1879]
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, October 30, 1879
41 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Dresden November 1, 1879
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, November 1, 1879
42 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis December 14, 1879
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, December 14, 1879
43 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones [December] 16, 1879
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, December 16 1879
44 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis [] 27, 1879
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, 1879
45 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones [January 7, 1880]
46 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones November 6, [1880]
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, November 6, 1880
47 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones November 8, [1880]
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, November 8, 1880
48 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones November 12, 1880
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, November 12, 1880
49 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis November 23, 1880
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, November 23, 1880
50 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis November 25, [1880]
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, November 25, 1880
51 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones November 26, [1880]
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, November 26, 1880
52 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones November 28, [1880]
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, November 28, 1880
53 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones November 30, 1880
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, November 30, 1880
54 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones December 3, [1880]
55 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones [December 5, 1880]
56 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis December 7, 1880
57 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis December 15, 1880
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, December 15, 1880
58 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis May 24, 1881
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, May 14, 1881
59 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Sour Lake July 7, 1881
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, July 7, 1881
60 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones July 9, 1881
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, July 9, 1881
61 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, [Sour Lake] [July 12, 1881]
62 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Sour Lake July 14, 1881
63 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Sour Lake July 16, [1881]
64 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Sour Lake July 26, 1882
65 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Gonzales Company, near Moulton September 13, 1882
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, September 13, 1882
66 Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, Near Moulton September 19, 1882
Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, September 19, 1882
67 Letters undated
Letters from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones
Extent 10 items
68 Parts of letters undated
Parts of letters
Extent 2 items
69 R. G. [Gaston] Ashe to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis November 27, 1878
Letter from R. Gaston Ashe to Cromwell Anson Jones, November 27, 1878
70 Sallie (Jones) Ashe to Cromwell Anson Jones, Lynchburg September 8, 1874
Letter from Mary Jones too Cromwell Anson Jones, September 8, 1874
71 Sallie (Jones) Ashe to Cromwell Anson Jones, Willis November 16, 1875
Letter from Sallie Jones Ashe to Cromwell Anson Jones, November 16, 1875
72 Sallie (Jones) Ashe to Cromwell Anson Jones, Crystal Creek April 24, 1876
Letter from Sallie Jones Ashe to Cromwell Anson Jones, April 24, 1876
73 Henry Cowing to Mary Jones [1872-1873]
Letter from Henry Cowing to Mary Jones
74 Joseph E. Field to Mary Jones, Lavaca November 14, 1858
Letter from Joseph E. Field to Mary Jones, November 14, 1858
75 Joseph E. Field to Mary Jones, Lavaca December 29, 1858
76 Joseph E. Field to Mary Jones, Lavaca January 10, 1859
77 Joseph E. Field to Mary Jones [copy]; Anson Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones [copy] [1867]; approximately 1858
Letter from Joseph E. Field to Mary Jones, 1867
78 Cromwell Anson Jones, Houston October 7, 1877
Letter from Cromwell Anson Jones to Mary Jones, October 7, 1877
79 J. J. McMillan, Harris County, Cedar Bayou October 18, 1875
Letter from J. J. McMillan to Mary Jones, October 18, 1875

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Legal Documents 1858-1900

Scope and Contents
There are only 15 items in the series. Included are property taxes, land deeds, powers of attorney, and other miscellaneous legal papers. The materials date from 1858 to 1900, with the bulk of the items between 1890 and 1900.
Box Folder
2 80 Property Taxes 1858
Property taxes paid to the state and county by Mary Jones, 1858
81 Property Taxes 1860
Tax receipt for Mary Jones, signed in 1860
82 Property Taxes 1862
83 Property Taxes 1864
84 Property Taxes 1865
Tax receipt for Mary Jones, signed in 1865
85 Property Taxes 1898
Statement of taxes due to the city of Houston from Mrs. Mary Jones, 1898
86 Deed of Land - Montgomery County 1879
Deed of land to Mary Jones
87 Power of Attorney 1890
General power of attorney
88 Deed of Land - Harris County 1892
Deed of land to Samuel E. Jones
89 Deed of Land - Harris County 1892
Deed of land to Samuel E. Jones
90 Deed of Land - Harris County 1895
Deed of land to J. P. Magee
91 Court Summons Citation - Harris County 1898
The City of Houston vs. Mrs. Mary Jones, summons issued May 9 , 1898
92 Announcement of Property Sale - Harris County 1900
Announcement of property sale, 1900
93 Law Suit - San Jacinto County undated
Lawsuit
94 Property List undated
Property list

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