A Guide to the Rufus R. Jones Papers, 1860-1881
Texan Rufus R. Jones (1840-1871) served as a commissioned officer it the Confederate Army as a First Lieutenant, Second Lieutenant, and Captain during the Civil War. Following the war he was appointed elector of Travis County.
Consisting of original and Photostats of correspondence and legal documents, the Rufus R. Jones Papers, 1860-1881, document his military career as a Confederate officer. Legal documents chronicle his commissions as a First Lieutenant of the Quitman Rifles and as Second Lieutenant of the Austin City Light Infantry. Additionally, the collection contains three loyalty oaths signed by Jones and a Parole of Honor, following the capitulation of the Confederacy. Correspondence relates to battle plans and military orders as well as letters to Thomas Jones in 1880. A bound volume contains Photostats of correspondence, legal documents, and family records for the Jones and allied families.
This collection is open for research use.
Rufus R. Jones Papers, 1860-1881, 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