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Marian Jones Papers, 1894 - 1897
1 box (0.2 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 80

Abstract:
Contains correspondence between Marian "May" Jones and various parties, as well as her obituary.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The records are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the documents must be requested from the Smith College Archives. Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Provenance and copyright ownership of other materials is unknown and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Marian Hastings Jones was born in Kensington, Connecticut to Horace Kimbal Jones and Ruth Hastings on May 1, 1868. She was raised in Hartford, Connecticut, attending its public schools until she decided to pursue her Bachelor's of Arts at Smith College. She graduated from Smith in 1897, and then went on to receive her Bachelor's of Divinity from Hartford Theological Seminary.

After graduating from Hartford Theological Seminary, she quickly became pastor of the Staffordville Congregational Church. In doing so she became one of the first women to be ordained into Christian ministry in Connecticut. She transitioned to the First Congregational Church in Canterbury, Connecticut in 1914, serving there for three years. Then Jones became assistant pastor to Dr. Arthur H. Bradfort of the Central Congregational Church in Providence, Rhode Island. She did missionary work with the Portuguese population of Providence for many years. Eventually this culminated in the development of an organized church.

Jones returned to Canterbury upon retirement. She maintained her involvement in Christian service until her health failed. After years of poor health, Marian Jones died in Canterbury on February 19, 1960.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection contains primarily letters received by Marian Jones from 1894 to 1897. Her correspondents range from family members to long-time friends to new acquaintances. Also included are some letters written by Marian to her mother, Ruth Hastings Jones. Additionally, the collection contains Marian's obituary, which was published in a local Connecticut newspaper.

An index of letters is available.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The records are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the documents must be requested from the Smith College Archives. Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Provenance and copyright ownership of other materials is unknown and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Marian Jones Papers, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The Marian Jones papers were donated to the College Archives by Priscilla Brewer in December 2009.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English

Contents List
Biographical Materials
1960

Box 1: folder 1
Correspondence
September 1894 - January 1895

Box 1: folder 2
Correspondence
March 1895 - September 1895

Box 1: folder 3
Correspondence
September 1896 - December 1896

Box 1: folder 4
Correspondence
March 1897 - April 1897

Box 1: folder 5
Correspondence
May 1897 - June 1897

Box 1: folder 6

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