A Guide to the Mary C. Jones Papers, 1846-1944
Mary Christina Cox Jones (1878-1945) was born in Stephenville, Texas. In 1902 she married Joseph Lee Jones and had two sons, Joseph Lee, Jr. and Raymond Waldo. Following her wedding, she moved to Colorado, Texas, where she lived until her death in 1945. An avid club member, Jones belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Furthermore, she participated actively in the affairs of her church. Throughout her life, she devoted herself to the accumulation of historical data concerning West Texas, in particular Mitchell County. She died in Colorado, Texas, on January 20, 1945.
"Jones, Mrs. Mary Christina," Vertical Files, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
Correspondence, reminiscences, clippings, literary productions, a map, minutes, proceedings, photographs, and scrapbooks comprise the Mary C. Jones Papers, 1846-1944, and relate to her family and historical activities, in particular the research for a book entitled History of Mitchell County. The bulk of the collection consists of historical research, clippings, and scrapbooks relating to the history of Mitchell County, Texas, and the city of Colorado, Texas. A portion, however, is devoted to the documentation of the Jones family and includes photographs, clippings, scrapbooks, and correspondence.
Use of photographic negatives is restricted. Please contact repository for more information.
Mary C. Jones Papers, 1846-1944, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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.
Detailed Description of the Papers