The Mary Hoxie Jones papers include Jones family genealogy, Cadbury family genealogy, other family genealogy, personal papers, Frances C. Ferris materials, Maine materials, miscellaneous, and albums and scrapbooks.
Jones family genealogy contains materials related to ten generations of the Jones family. Materials are organized in Mary Hoxie Jones’s original order by generation and descendent. Material types include letters, photographs, manuscripts, and notes; the amount of material available on each family member varies widely.
Cadbury family genealogy contains materials related to numerous family members, beginning in the eighteenth century. Materials are organized in Mary Hoxie Jones’s original order by person or couple. Material types include letters, photographs, manuscripts, and notes; the amount of material available on each family member varies widely. Materials also include notes and charts constructed by Mary Hoxie Jones.
Other family genealogy includes Jenny, Goddard, and Hoxie family materials.
Personal papers include correspondence, notes and files, and poetry of Mary Hoxie Jones. Major correspondents include Helen Harris and her family, Joy Taylor, and Helga Holbeck. Most correspondence deals with daily life and experience; Helga Holbek’s letters also detail her relief work in post-World War II Europe. General files include materials from Jones’s time at the Baldwin School and Mt. Holyoke College, her honorary degree from Haverford in 1985, a 1953 travel diary from her time in France, passports, photographs, letters, and other materials. Poetry includes various drafts of “Tracing the Rainbow,” her poetical autobiography.
Frances C. Ferris materials include photographs, materials from a vacation she took with Jones, information about her moving into a retirement home, and documentation of family heirlooms such as furniture (these materials are not part of the collection).
Maine materials include newspapers from the towns of South China and Cates, where many Jones family members were from, including clippings about the libraries. There are also photographs of the area.
Miscellaneous materials include an unpublished manuscript of the journal of Augustine Jones, as well as the published items The Barrow Family: Myth, Legend, and Some Fact and Theirs -- No Wealth But Life, The Jones-Herd Saga. There is also a Bible given to Mary Hoxie Jones in 1966 by the granddaughter of Alice Jones.
Photo albums and scrapbooks include an album of photos of family and friends, “our cottage,” house in Haverford, and the Haverford campus, 1915-1920. A European photo album documents a 1929 trip to England with her parents, including various Quaker sites such as Pendle Hill, Swathmoor Hall, and the London Young Friends conference; it also includes Greece and Rome with archeological sites. A photo album of a trip to China and Japan in 1932 has photos of a wedding, the Great Wall, and temples and art. A photo album of trip to England in 1933-1934 includes various sites and nature scenes. A separate album documents a trip to Porthcothan in 1934 with Herbert and Constance Crosland. A scrapbook documenting a1935 hiking trip to the Yoho Glacier and Lake Louise in British Columbia includes maps, brochures, and photos of the landscape and friends such as George Vaux. A 1935-1937 photo album includes photos of family and South China Maine. An undated scrapbook of a trip to China includes photographs and postcards of Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China.