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Eli Jones papers

Identifier: HC.MC-950-106

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of the photographs, certificate of removal of Eli Jones and a single volume of pressed plants.


  • 1867-1882


Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical note

Eli Jones (1807-1890) was born in China, Maine, the son of Abel and Susannah Jepson Jones. He married Sybil Jones in 1833. He was acknowledged a minister and began traveling in the ministry with his wife to Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Together they also visited most of the Yearly Meetings in the United States; in Africa they visited Liberia; in Europe, they journeyed to England, Ireland, France, Norway, Germany and Switzerland and Greece. Finally, they went to do religious work in the Middle East. Jones was active in most New England Yearly Meeting committees, working for the causes of temperance, education and peace. He served in the legislature in Augusta, Maine, in 1854, and was responsible for re-opening Oak Grove Seminary in 1856, serving as principal that year.


3 folders





Related materials

  • MC.1009A Eli and Sybil Jones family papers
  • MC.975.07.053 "Sermons by Eli and Sybil Jones"

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed February 2016.


Eli Jones papers, 1867-1882
Kara Flynn
February 2016
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