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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

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Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

University of Texas Arlington

Colonel DeLancey Floyd-Jones Scrapbook:

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Floyd-Jones, De Lancey, 1826-1902
Title: Colonel De Lancey Floyd-Jones Scrapbook
Dates: 1875-1876
Abstract: De Lancey Floyd-Jones (January 20, 1826 – January 19, 1902) was a career officer in the United States Army, serving in the Mexican–American War, the Civil War, as well as on frontier duty in the American West. This album contains memorabilia from steamships, hotels, and personages encountered on a European tour made by Colonel Floyd-Jones when he was commanding the 3rd Infantry Regiment.
Identification: GA52
Extent: 1 folder (0.04 linear feet)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Biographical Note

De Lancey Floyd-Jones was a well-regarded and influential career officer in the U.S. Army. After graduating from West Point in 1846, he served in the Mexican War, the Yakima War, and the Civil War. Twice he was recognized for gallantry and meritorious conduct during battle, first at Molino del Rey and again at Gettysburg. Following the Civil War, he commanded two different regiments and served at a number of posts and stations throughout the South and West. At the time he assembled this scrapbook, he was the commander of the 3rd Infantry Regiment and on leave touring Europe.

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Scope and Contents

The Colonel De Lancey Floyd-Jones Scrapbook consists of a single album containing 21 pages filled with assorted memorabilia. Included in the album are calling cards from people Jones encountered in Europe, photographs, advertisements, programs, menus, and invitations.

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Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

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Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons
Floyd-Jones, De Lancey, 1826-1902--Archives.
Formats
Travel writing.
Alternate Titles
Historical Manuscripts Collection

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Related Material

AR491 De Lancey Floyd-Jones Letters, 1846-1862

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Purchased from Read 'Em Again Books, March 21, 2018.

Citation

Colonel De Lancey Floyd-Jones Scrapbook, GA52, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Purchase, 2018.

Accessioned as number 2018-51.

Processing Information

This collection was processed and finding aid written by Samantha Dodd.

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