Scope and Content note
This collection is comprised of the two volumes of the indexes of Augustine Jones. Jones' indexes were recorded in the "Index Rerum," created by John Todd, D.D., subtitled "Or, Index of Subjects, Intended as a Manual to aid the Student and the Professional man in Preparing himself for Usefulness. With an introduction Illustrating its Utility and Method of Use." The Index Rerum was first published in 1833, again in 1861, and in 1883.
A note on the inside cover of the second volume reads, “Made by Augustine Jones for his reading relatives to New England Quakerism.” Entires in the indexes record Quaker leaders and their published works.
Augustine Jones (1835-1925) was born on October 16, 1835 in South China, ME, the son of Richard Mott Jones and Eunice Jones. He attended Bowdoin College, and graduated 1860, and Harvard, and graduated 1867. In 1867, he married Caroline Alice Osborne, and the couple had two children. Jones was an educator and politically involved. He was a member of the Massachusetts legislature, and was principal of the Friends School in Providence, RI, from 1879-1904. He also wrote a number of academic and religious works, including: Society of Friends (1874), Moses Brown: his life and services (1892), The Two Elizabeths (1900), War, Unnecessary and Unchristian (1900), Life of Gov. Joseph Dudley (1916). Augustine Jones died September 10, 1925.