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"Autobiography of Augustine Jones"

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-052

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of the single volume autobiography of Augustine Jones. The volume describes Jones's early life in Maine, the death of his father, his early experiences growing up as a Quaker, his time spent in his uncle's house, political upheaval leading to Civil War, the free labor movement, Jones's work as a teacher at a Friends School in Maine, and a description of his experiences during the Civil War era.


  • 1902-1911


Use Restrictions

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

Biographical note

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.


0.125 Linear Feet




The "Autobiography of Augustine Jones" was purchased in 1952 by Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College.

Related materials

  • MC 975.11.020 Augustine Jones indexes
  • MC 1030 Hartshorne family papers
  • MC 1130 Rufus Matthew Jones family papers

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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed November 2015.
"Autobiography of Augustine Jones," 1902-1911
Kara Flynn
October 2015
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