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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Cromwell Anson Jones Papers, 1837-1926



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Jones, C. Anson (Cromwell Anson), b. 1850
Title: Cromwell Anson Jones Papers
Dates: 1837-1926
Abstract: Correspondence, legal papers, financial documents, and miscellaneous memoranda comprise the Cromwell Anson Jones Papers, 1837-1926, documenting his family and career.
Extent: 1 ft., 10 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Cromwell Anson (C. Anson) Jones (1850-1888) was a lawyer, land speculator, and judge. The son of Anson Jones (1798-1858), president of the Republic of Texas, and his wife Mary McCrory, née Smith (1819-1907), he was one of four children, including Charles Elliot, Samuel Edward, and Sarah Sophia (Sallie) Jones. C. Anson took control of most of his father’s estate lands and became a county judge in 1876. His sister Sallie married R. G. Ashe, and they had several children, including Willie G., Charles E., and Myra, wife of Clayton Scott.

Source:

Gambrell, Herbert. "Jones, Anson."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed June 28, 2011.http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/JJ/fjo42.html

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, legal papers, financial documents, and miscellaneous memoranda comprise the Cromwell Anson Jones Papers, 1837-1926, documenting his family and career. Correspondence primarily concerns family affairs, while legal papers relate to Jones’s election as county judge and include land transactions, deeds, title abstracts, and estate settlements. Additionally, financial documents include receipts and accounts.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Jones, C. Anson (Cromwell Anson), b. 1850 -- Archives.
Jones, Anson, 1798-1858.
Jones, Anson, family.
Ashe family.
Ashe, Charles E.
Ashe, R. G.
Ashe, Sophia (Sallie) Jones.
Ashe, Sam.
Ashe, Sarah S.
Cooper, Oscar H. (Oscar Henry), 1852-1932.
Dwight, Benjamin W. (Benjamin Woodbridge), 1816-1889.
Jones, Charles Elliot.
Jones, John Paul.
Jones, L. J.
Jones Samuel Edward.
Zavala, Richard de.
Subjects
Agriculture -- Texas.
Social affairs -- Texas.
Places
Galveston (Tex.)
Houston (Tex.)
Lynchburg (Tex.)
Texas -- Politics and government.
Texas -- Social life and customs.

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Related Material

See also Anson Jones Papers.

See also the Mary (Mrs. Anson) Jones Letters, 1866-1882 at the University of Houston Libraries' Special Collections.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cromwell Anson Jones Papers, 1837-1926, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2N334 Correspondence:
Personal:
1868-1926
Undated
Fragments
Business:
1860-1879
[AR 2011-395]
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2N335 1879-1900
1905-1912
Fragments, undated
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2N336 Legal papers:
1837-1889
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2N337 1890-1912
Fragments
Undated
Title abstracts, 1850-1899
Deed records, 1837-1907
Accounts
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2N338 Financial papers
Receipts, 1868-1905
Tax receipts, 1864-1902
Checks
Memoranda
Printed materials

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