University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Mary C. Jones Papers, 1875-1944



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Jones, Mary Christina Cox, 1878-1945
Title: Mary C. Jones papers
Dates: 1875-1944
Abstract: Correspondence, reminiscences, clippings, literary productions, a map, minutes, proceedings, photographs, and scrapbooks comprise the Mary C. Jones Papers, 1875-1944, and relate to her family and historical activities, in particular the research for a book entitled History of Mitchell County.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01802
Extent: 5 linear feet
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.

Source:

"Jones, Mrs. Mary Christina," Vertical Files, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.


Scope and Contents

Correspondence, reminiscences, clippings, literary productions, a map, minutes, proceedings, photographs, and scrapbooks comprise the Mary C. Jones Papers, 1875-1944, 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.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The materials in this archive may be subject to copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Contact repository for information.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Biggers, Don Hampton, 1869-1957
Hunter, J. Marvin (John Marvin), 1880-1957
Jones, Joseph Lee
Jones, Mary Christina Cox, 1878-1945
Corporate Names
Daughters of the American Revolution.
Order of the Eastern Star.
Subjects
Local history
Places
Colorado City
Texas
West Texas

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mary C. Jones Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1946

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.

Subsequent revisions were made by Caroline Collins, March 2021.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

box
2E281 [SRH1230006312] Notes for a history of Mitchell County, undated
box
2E282 [SRH1230006313] Correspondence, 1930-1944
Copies of organization papers of Mitchell County, undated
Legal documents, undated
Reminiscences, undated
Colorado Cemetery Association, undated
Clippings
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2E282 [SRH1230006313] J. Lee Jones family, Texas, Colorado City, undated
Fragments, undated
Miscellaneous poems, undated
Letters, undated
Postcards, undated
Telegrams, June 1931-September 1931
box
2E283 [SRH1230006314] Reports of American Red Cross, 1918
Mitchell County scrapbook
volume
4L330 Photos, undated
Family history, undated
Clippings, undated
Typescripts, undated
volume
4L331 Agriculture, undated
Industry, undated
Local business, undated
Social activities, undated
Scrapbook
volume
4L332 Marriage licenses, 1881-1892
volume
4L333 World War I and World War II clippings, undated
volume
4L334 Mitchell County Federation clippings, undated
Typescripts about clubs, undated
volume
4L335 "Viewpoint of a Texas Irishman," Austin Gallen, undated
"My Texas," J. Frank Dobie, undated
volume
4L336 World War II cartoons, undated
Literary productions
volume
4L337 "Towser, the Pioneer Dog", undated
"The Nineteenth Century at the Close of the 1870 Decade", undated
"Fighting the Squatters", undated
"Buffalo Days", undated
"One Hundred and One Years on the Prairie," Chapter IX, undated
volume
4L338 Letters from persons interested in Mrs. Jones' research, 1940-1942
volume
4M1 Literary productions, undated
Clippings and typescripts, undated
Clippings from Old Colorado City papers, undated
volume
4M2 Miscellaneous clippings from Colorado papers, 1930-1939
Social life, undated
Cultural life, undated
Genealogy, undated
Education, undated
Government, undated
Industry, undated
Religion, undated
volume
4M3 Oil, 1919-1942
Amelia Earhart and Eddie Rickenbacker, undated
volume
4M4 School history of Colorado City, 1881-1942
volume
4M5 Hospitals and clinics clippings, undated
Typescripts
volume
4M5 M. I. Phillips, undated
C. P. Condway family, undated
Habituary of Dr. Charles L. Root, undated
Clippings
volume
4M6 Chamber of Commerce, undated
Lions Club of Colorado City, undated
volume
4M7 Churches and lodges, undated
volume
4M8 Loraine history (incomplete), undated
Clippings
volume
4M9 Scurry County history, undated
Borden County history, undated
volume
4M10 Pioneers of West Texas, undated
Clippings
volume
4M11 Outstanding men in United States and Texas history, undated
Military leaders, World War II, undated
J. Frank Dobie, undated
volume
4M12 Rangers, undated
Indians, undated
Buffalo, undated
Photographs, undated
Literary productions, undated
Typescript material on frontier battalion, undated
Manuscript by members of the William M. Green family, undated
Harold Holmes' term paper "Buffalo Hunting in the Southwest", undated
Frontier roundup in Colorado City, 1940
volume
4M13 Photographs, undated
Clippings, undated
"Builders of Texas" cartoons, undated
Odd Texas cartoons, undated
"Our County" column, undated
volume
4M14 People, undated
Interviews, undated
Clippings (Obituary), undated
volume
4M15 Clippings about West Texas, undated
Colorado City, Texas
volume
4M16 Clippings, undated
Photographs, undated
Literary productions (MSS), undated
Typescripts of early legal documents, undated
Colorado City, Texas
volume
4M17 Clippings, 1940-1943
Clippings
volume
4M18 Ruth Coffee, "Conversation Corner", undated
volume
4M19 Jewell Barrett, "Picked Up along the News Path", undated
John M. Hendrix, "Colorado City-Texas Cow Town", undated
Mrs. Lee Jones Sr. and O. W. Cline, "Frontier Days in Mitchell County and Colorado City, 1876-1885", undated
Mrs. Lee Jones Sr., "Compiled History", undated
volume
4M20 WAACS and WAVES, undated
Women in war work, undated
Dorothy Thompson, undated
Farmers at war, undated
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3L265 [SRH1230018121] Scrapbooks, undated
box
2Q439 [SRH1230011669] Black-eyed pea history, 1926
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2Q484 [SRH1230011704] City of Colorado, Texas, audit report, May 1, 1936-April 30, 1937
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2R66 [SRH1230011641] "The Bold Riders of the Last Frontier," by A. B. Coffee, undated
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2R68 [SRH1230011643] Frontier days in Mitchell County, undated
Biographical sketches of West Texas pioneers, undated
Obituaries of Colorado pioneers, undated
Mitchell County Federation, undated
Robert E. Lee Chapter, U.D.C., undated
Hesperian Club, undated
Business, Governmental, and Social Organizations of Colorado City, undated
"A History of Colorado, Texas," by R. H. Looney, undated
Early history of Colorado City, undated
Roster of officers, Mitchell County, undated
Excerpts from Short Stories About the West , undated
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2R69 [SRH1230011644] Stories about West Texas, undated
Reports and orders of the Frontier Battalion, 1875-1901
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2R77 [SRH1230011336] Stories taken from Harry Landers' scrapbook, undated
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3S221 [SRH1230022782] Photographic print - County officers at the time of the county's 60th anniversary, circa 1940
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3Y196 [SRH1230028367] 250 prints and negatives of Colorado and Mitchell County, Texas, and of the Jones family, undated