By UIUC RBML Staff
Title: Samuel Arthur Jones papers, 1833-1974
Primary Creator: Jones, Samuel Arthur (1834-1912)
Extent: 10.8 Cubic Feet
Arrangement: Arrangement of the collection is specified in box numbering and "folder set" numbering. The collection was previously organized according to format set types, however the quantity of material of each set needed to be consolidated and added to other sets to ensure space proficiency. Labels are recognized accordingly: UIUC RBML Samuel Arthur Jones Collection [Type of Material] [Folder Set/s] UIUXXXXX [Box #]
Date Acquired: 00/00/2004
Scope and Contents of the Materials
Papers of Samuel A. Jones, homeopathic physician and scholar of American Transcendentalism. Includes personal records; diaries; reading logs; records of book acquisitions; documents and correspondence pertaining to his service as a Civil War surgeon; records of homeopathic drug provings; manuscripts of medical lectures; manuscripts and proofs of published works; unpublished poems and essays.
Collection Historical Note
Dr. Samuel Arthur Jones, 1834-1912, was born in Manchester, England. Jones is of Welsh stock, moving to the United States with his parents in 1842. Jones received two degrees in medical studies at the Missouri Homeopathic Medical College at St. Louis in 1860, and from the Homeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1861. Samuel A. Jones served in the Union Army during the Civil War, where he established a private practice in New Jersey and taught medicine in New York. His work and experiences made him an advocate of homeopathy and an established researcher in the field. Dr. Jones' not only had a passion for homeopathy, but fascination with literature and book collecting. His book collecting concentrated nineteenth century literary works, those including Thoreau and Carlyle. In addition, he has many first editions of manuscripts, correspondence with Thoreau, and photographs.
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Box and Folder Listing Browse by Series:
[Series 1: Correspondence, 1862-1907
[Series 2: Portraiture
[Series 3: Professional materials, 1875-
[Series 4: Personal/Miscellaneous material, 1833-1974