Albert Jones journals and correspondence

Albert Jones journals and correspondence

Dates: 1862-1925

Collection contains journals, correspondence, and an address prepared by Albert Jones. The journals document Jones's service driving Church teams, as well as his life in Provo, Utah. Materials date from between 1862 and 1925.

  • Extent: 6 folders (0.25 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Jones, Albert, 1839-1925
  • Call Number: MSS 2427
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Aranged in two series: 1. Journals, 1862-1867. 2. Correspondence and address, 1882-1925.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Albert Jones journals and correspondence must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation: MSS 2427; Albert Jones journals and correspondence; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: MSS 2427, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Confetti Antiques and Books in Spanish Fork, Utah, in October of 2002.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Confetti Antiques and Books; 2002.
Separated Material
Photographs have been removed to the Photo Archives.
Subject Terms
Jones, Albert, 1839-1925--Archives; Immigration and American Expansion; Mormon pioneers--Diaries; Overland Journeys to the Western United States; Provo (Utah)
Genre / Form
Diaries; Letters
Processing Information
Processed; Kaila Brown; 2007.
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Finding Aid Title
Jones (Albert) journals and correspondence
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Kaila Brown
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-11-22T16:54-0700
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Albert Jones (1839-1925) was a Mormon pioneer and missionary.

Albert Jones was born August 28, 1839 in England. He died in Provo, Utah on December 9, 1925. He joined the Church in August 1855 in England, crossed the Plains with the Martin Handcart company, and eventually settled in Provo. In 1862 he was called to help drive Church wagons across the Plains; from 1872-1886 he was the tithing clerk for the Utah Stake; from 1884-1886 he served as a missionary in Britain; in 1888-1889 served time in a federal prison having been convicted of unlawful cohabitation.

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