Esther A. Balderston Jones Papers
Scope and Contents
This collection comprises correspondence, creative works, and ephemera by and about Esther A. Balderston Jones. The collection ranges from 1898 to 1998, and is mostly comprised of business and personal correspondence. The letters were written between 1898 and 1921 back and forth between family members while Jones was traveling in Europe. They document her transportation and experiences abroad. The letters also detail her international missionary endeavors in Germany and Japan. Included in the collection are miscellaneous materials including Jones’s own creative works, diary entries and materials, and photographs.
- 1898 - 1998
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Biographical / Historical
Esther A. Balderston, a graduate of Wellesley College, became a Quaker missionary teaching the Bible, English and sewing at Friends Girls School, Tokyo, and Press Superintendent of Japan Women’s Christian Temperance Union beginning in 1914. She married Thomas E. Jones in 1917.
0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)
Records are organized into two series: a general file, which contains biographical information and creative works, and a correspondence file.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Catherine Gaskill, December 16, 2014.
Processed; completed March 2016.
- Jones, Esther A. Balderston, 1891-1967 (Person)
- Jones, Thomas Elsa, 1888-1973 (Person)
- Esther A. Balderston Jones Papers, 1898-1998
- March, 2016
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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