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Collection Overview

Title: Samuel Arthur Jones papers, 1833-1974Add to your cart.

ID: 01/01/MSS00028

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

Languages: English

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records of homeopathic drug provings; manuscripts of medical lectures; manuscripts and proofs of published works; unpublished poems and essays.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.

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers.

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[Series 1: Correspondence, 1862-1907],
[Series 2: Portraiture],
[Series 3: Professional materials, 1875-[1974]],
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Series 1: Correspondence, 1862-1907Add to your cart.
Correspondence between Samuel Jones and various literary figures. Notable in the series are autograph letters, letters from Edward Emerson, postcards from Henry S. Salt, Frank E. Hopkins, H.G.O. Blake, Alfred Hosmer and many others. Some key correspondents are those that relate to Thoreau's incarceration and letters from Daniel and Anna Ricketson.
Box 3Add to your cart.
File 5: Autograph lettersAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Harriet Beecher Stowe to Dr. W. S. SearleAdd to your cart.
Item 2: O.W. Holmes to S. A. JonesAdd to your cart.
2 letters
Item 3: Henry W. Longfellow to J. Ward LydeckerAdd to your cart.
Item 4: George William Curtis to S.A. JonesAdd to your cart.
3 letters
Item 5: Prof. James D. Dana to Prof. RomingerAdd to your cart.
Item 6: J. Drysdale to Dr. DunhamAdd to your cart.
Item 7: W.J. Herdman to S.A. JonesAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Thomas Dunn English to S.A. JonesAdd to your cart.
Item 9: Annie H. Wharton to "Emily"Add to your cart.
Item 10: From Horatio SeymourAdd to your cart.
2 letters. One missing.
Item 11: From Peyton Blakiston, M.D.Add to your cart.
Item 12: G.W. Curtis to Daniel Ricketson, 1867 August 26Add to your cart.
Item 13: Wendell Phillips to Daniel Ricketson, 1875 AugustAdd to your cart.
Item 14: Dr. Joseph Ernfurn to a colleague, 1883 March 29Add to your cart.
Item 15: Charles S. Oldres to John van Brunt, 1862 August 30Add to your cart.
Item 16: Hahnemann to unknown recipientAdd to your cart.
Item 17: Autograph of Edward Z. JudsonAdd to your cart.
Item 18: Wallace Brun to Student Lecture AssociationAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
File 6: Letters from Edward Emerson to S.A. Jones, 1891-1898Add to your cart.
Extent: 27 letters.
File 7: Postcards from Henry S. Salt to S.A. Jones, 1891-1897Add to your cart.
Extent: 18 postcards.
File 8: Letters from Frank E. Hopkins and Theodore L. DeVinne to S.A. Jones, 1896-1899Add to your cart.
Arrangement: Letters 1-19 and 21-24 are from Hopkins; Letter 20 is from DeVinne.
Extent: 24 letters.
File 9: Letters from Henry Salt to S.A. Jones, 1891-1904Add to your cart.
Extent: 99 letters.
Box 5Add to your cart.
File 10: Letters to S.A. Jones, 1893-1903Add to your cart.
Includes letters from Charles Orr, F.H. Neff, and Eckstein Case.
Extent: 11 letters.
File 11: Letters from H.G.O. Blake to S.A. Jones, 1890-1892Add to your cart.
Extent: 17 letters with 15 envelopes.
File 12: Letters between S.A. Jones and Burr, C.H. Greene, and W. harvey Greene, 1897-1898Add to your cart.
Extent: 42 letters.
Box 6Add to your cart.
File 13: Letters and pamphlet concerning Threau's incarceration, 1894-1898Add to your cart.

Arrangement: Letters 1-5 concern Thoreau's incarceration.

Letters 6-10 are from Charles Eliot Norton to S.A. Jones.

Item 11 is a pamphlet by Jones.

Extent: 11 items.
Item 1: Irving Allen to S.A. Jones, 1894 May 7Add to your cart.
Item 2: Ellen Loomis to S.A. Jones, 1894 May 12Add to your cart.
Item 3: Alfred Hosmer to S.A. Jones, 1894 May 17Add to your cart.
Item 4: Ellen Loomis to S.A. Jones, 1894 May 21Add to your cart.
Item 5: Alfred Hosmer to S.A. Jones, 1894 May 22Add to your cart.
Item 6: Charles Eliot Norton to S.A. Jones, 1898 August 11Add to your cart.
Item 7: Clipping sent from Charles Eliot Norton to S.A. Jones, 1898 September 1Add to your cart.
No letter included.
Item 8: Charles Eliot Norton to S.A. Jones, 1898 August 5Add to your cart.
Item 9: Charles Eliot Norton to S.A. Jones, 1898 August 17Add to your cart.
Includes three copies of Norton's address of June 7.
Item 10: "Anti-Imperialism" pamphlet, 1898 August 18Add to your cart.
Pamphlet sent from Charles Eliot Norton to S.A. Jones.
Item 11: "Thoreau's Incarceration" (as told by Thoreau's jailer)Add to your cart.
Pamphlet by S.A. Jones. Reprint from The Inlander, Dec. 1898, by the Thoreau Society.
File 14: Correspondence from Alfred and Horace Hosmer and Eugene Briggs to S.A. Jones, 1849-1903Add to your cart.
Extent: 69 items.
Box 7Add to your cart.
File 17: Correspondence with Daniel Ricketson, Anna Ricketson, and Walter Ricketson, 1884-1903Add to your cart.

Arrangement: Letters 1-6 are from Daniel Ricketson to S.A. Jones (1890-1891).

Letters 7-10 are (copies) from Samuel A. Jones to Daniel Ricketson (1890-1901).

Letters 11-20 are from Anna Ricketson to S.A. Jones (1901 through 1903).

Letters 21-25 are from Walter Ricketson to S.A. Jones (1901-1902). Letter 25 is a copy of a letter from L.M. Alcott dated May 27, 1884.

Extent: 25 letters
File 18: Miscellaneous items, 1894-1906Add to your cart.
Extent: 13 items
Item 1: Letter from Albert Lane to S.A. Jones, 1903 May 18Add to your cart.
Item 2: Letter from Albert Lane to S.A. Jones, 1903 July 3Add to your cart.
Item 3: Letter from Francis Garrison to S. A. Jones, 1895 January 3Add to your cart.
Item 4: Letter from E. H. Harvey to S. A. Jones, 1894 March 6Add to your cart.
Item 5: Letter from Albert Lane to S. A. Jones, 1903 April 14Add to your cart.
Item 6: Copy of addenda to Thoreau bibliographyAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Letter from Albert Lane to S. A. Jones, 1903 April 8Add to your cart.
Item 8: Poem on Charles Lamb from M. A. B. EvansAdd to your cart.
Item 9: Letter from Francis Allen to S. A. Jones, 1906 August 20Add to your cart.
Item 10: Packet containing short piecesAdd to your cart.
Includes 1) Note by S. A. Jones on Jeffries; 2) essay on Thoreau's Incarceration; 3) poems and a short piece from the Brook Farm "Harbinger" by George W. Curtis; 4) Copy of Thoreau's poem "Inspiration"
Item 11: "Life's Enigma" poemAdd to your cart.
Possibly written by S. A. Jones
Item 12: Page 12 from an essay, including the poem "A Sprig of Rosemary"Add to your cart.
Item 13: Five pages of "Roadside Rhymes by a Wayfarer"Add to your cart.
File 20: Miscellaneous letters to Jones, 1857-1901Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence from William C. Lane, R. C. Davis, Goodspeed, Daniel G. Mason, Ellen T. Emerson, G. M. Williamson, and Walton Ricketson.
Extent: 9 letters, plus enclosures.
File 21: Miscellaneous items, 1890-1897, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes correspondence from Silas Hosmer and C.E. Davis; poems, essays, and a speech by Jones and other writers. Of note is a manuscript of Jones' Thoreau bibliography (4 pp.).
Extent: 24 items
Box 8Add to your cart.
File 24: Correspondence between Salt, Angell, Dr. Holmes and Dr. and Mrs. Jones, 1862-1907Add to your cart.
Item 1: Copy of a letter from Jones to Dr. HolmesAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Letter from Henry Salt to Mrs. Jones, 1905 November 12Add to your cart.
Item 3: Letter from James B. Angell to S. A. Jones, 1907 August 10Add to your cart.
Item 4: Letter from Henry Salt to Mrs. Jones, 1907 March 15Add to your cart.
Item 5: Caricature, "The 'Professor' Waits for Practice", 1880 JulyAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Letter from Jones to "my own dear Jenny", 1862 November 26Add to your cart.
Written from a Civil War camp.
Series 2: PortraitureAdd to your cart.
Photographs collected by Samuel A. Jones. Includes photos by Hosmer of Thoreau and Concord.
Box 2Add to your cart.
File 3: Photos by Hosmer of Thoreau and ConcordAdd to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
File 47: Miscellaneous photographsAdd to your cart.
Includes photos of Jones, Emerson, Richard Jeffers, Thoreau's house, Daniel Ricketson, Dr. Ripley, John C. Shaw, William Ellery Channing, Hosmer house at Concord, Whittier, Oliver Wendall Holmes, Thomas Carlyle, Samuel Kahnemann, Henry Salt, William McKinley, Louisa May Alcott, Rear Admiral William T. Sampson, James Russell Lowell, Admiral George Dewey, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Burns, Richmond Pearson Hobson, and General Nelson A. Miles.
Box 16Add to your cart.
File 23: Pictures from the Jones collectionAdd to your cart.
Includes three portraits of Thoreau: a crayon by Rowse, a daguerreotype by Markham, and an ambrotype by Dunshee; a daguerreotype of Ralph Waldo Emerson by Southworth & Hawes; a photograph of Walt Whitman by Gutekunst; and a sketch of Thomas Carlyle by John J. Dunne.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Series 3: Professional materials, 1875-[1974]Add to your cart.
Collections of medical articles, treatises related to his profession, and records related to Sam Jones' MD degree. In addition, several notebooks with notes related to the "materia medica" are present in this series.
Box 1Add to your cart.
File 2: Medical articlesAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
File 22: Catalogue of Dr. Samuel A. Jones' medical library, 1879Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
File 26: Collected pamphletsAdd to your cart.
Includes 1) Historical Sketch of the University of Michigan by Charles Kendall Adams, 2) Die Pikrinsaure... by W. Erb, 3) The Psychological Action of Picric Acid by Louis B. Couch M.D., 4) Anti-Imperialism, from Professor C. E. Norton, acknowledged Aug. 20, 1898.
Extent: 4 pamphlets
Box 10Add to your cart.
File 35: "The Memory of Hahnemann"Add to your cart.
poem by S. A. Jones
Extent: 3 pages
File 39: Items relating to Jones' M.D. Degree, 1860-1875Add to your cart.
Includes a certificate of examination, a telegram announcing Jones' appointment at the University of Michigan, letters, an essay by Jones, and two articles by other writers.
Extent: 7 items
Box 13Add to your cart.
File 49: Notebooks and loose pages dealing with materia medicaAdd to your cart.
Series 4: Personal/Miscellaneous material, 1833-1974Add to your cart.
Materials of James Jones that relate to his life. Included is anything related to the personal life of Samuel Jones - his interests in Thoreau, clippings, some correspondence, notes, and manuscripts.
Box 1Add to your cart.
File 1: Obituary of Dr. Samuel A. JonesAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
File 4: Literary papers of JonesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Rejected Inlander paperAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Life's mute remembrancersAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Typescript fragmentAdd to your cart.
Pages 6 and 7, beginning "What is excellent..." with numerous corrections.
Item 4: Letter from Thoreau to Calvin GreeneAdd to your cart.
Facsimile
Item 5: Untitled manuscript, 1880Add to your cart.
Begins: "An alien...". Signed "S.A.J." and dated Ann Arbor, 1880.
Item 6: ManuscriptAdd to your cart.
Begins: "O mother, mother..." written on the eve of the day his mother was buried.
Item 7: PoemsAdd to your cart.
Begins with "Prelude."
Item 8: "My chappie cane"Add to your cart.
Dated "October 25th"
Item 9: "On a nameless bust"Add to your cart.
Item 10: "Life's lesson"Add to your cart.
Item 11: "Thoreau"Add to your cart.
Item 12: "Ripley"Add to your cart.
Xeroxed manuscript
Extent: 2 pages
Item 13: Letters by Tolman, Sanborn, Vickers regarding ThoreauAdd to your cart.
Xerox copies.
Item 14: NotebookAdd to your cart.
Written in Jones' hand, containing a bibliography of Longfellow's books; a bibliography of Whittier's books; Carlyle: editions and dates; draft of a poem, "Solemnly came the new-born day...".
Item 15: Speech by Jones (fragment), 1878 October 1Add to your cart.
Autograph. Pages 24 through 26.
Item 16: "Perpend, O Senior, perdent"Add to your cart.
Speech. Dated "26 April".
Item 17: ALS from Joseph Kennedy to Samuel Arthur Jones, 1878 Feb 4Add to your cart.
Regarding Kennedy's medical history.
Extent: 12 pages
Item 18: Packet of eight manuscriptsAdd to your cart.
1) Sub-oxidants (unfinished), 2) Post meridiem (unfinished), 3) American copy of Sartor Resartus, 4) The problem (rhyme), 5) Rare Visitaar from auld reekie, 6) Investigations of gold solutions, 7) "Nothing but roaring", 8) Recollections of B. F. Cocker.
Item 19: Notebook with one page in Jones' hand, 1891 June 11Add to your cart.
His birthday and mention of the internment of his father's casket.
Box 7Add to your cart.
File 15: Clippings related to ThoreauAdd to your cart.
Extent: 14 Clippings.
File 19: Dr. Jones' article on Richard JefferiesAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
File 23: Copies of letters of Concord writers, 1836-1868Add to your cart.

Copies of letters made by Jones.

1) ALS from Henry David Thoreau to Daniel Ricketson, 1855 February 1.

Henry David Thoreau to Charles W. Rice, 1836 August 5.

2) Leaf from an unidentified Ralph Waldo Emerson manuscript (possibly from Parnassus).

3) ALS from Sophia Thoreau to Daniel Ricketson, 1868 October 12.

Extent: 3 letters
File 25: Collected essays on Thoreau, 1890-1901, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes "Reminiscences by Joseph Hosmer, among others.
Extent: 21 items
File 27: Items related to Thoreau and his acquaintancesAdd to your cart.
Includes Jones' manuscript of his Thoreau bibliography; a contract between Maria Thoreau and Nathan Hosmer for additions to the Thoreau house to be made by November 1847; H.G.O. Blake's notebook of notes on Thoreau's journals; and letters from J.F. Dutton, Alfred Hosmer, Edward Hoar, and Anna Ricketson; among other items.
File 28: Items related to publications on ThoreauAdd to your cart.
Includes a set of illustrations and title pages of various publications about Thoreau.
File 29: Items Relating to the Civil War, 1861-1867Add to your cart.
Includes Jones' commission and order to report for duty and other official documents from the armed forces.
Box 9Add to your cart.
File 30: Personal itemsAdd to your cart.
Includes an unbound copy of Jones' "A Homeopath's Faith", a pamphlet entitled "General Introduction to the Hundred Greatest Men", a calendar of the University of Michigan for 1877-78, and a manuscript of a temperance speech by Jones.
Extent: 4 items
File 31: Thoreau-related itemsAdd to your cart.
Includes: 1)Jones on "Thoreau amongst friends and Philistine" and 2) "Thoreau: His friends and his critics" along with a notebook of clippings from newspapers.
File 32: "Do Medicines Act on the Morphological Elements of the Blood.", 1882 April 17Add to your cart.
Manuscript
Extent: 34 pages
Box 10Add to your cart.
File 33: Original printer's copy for the Rowfant Edition of Lowell's Lectures, 1885 January-FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Extent: 115 pages
File 34: Literary itemsAdd to your cart.
Includes: 1) Emerson's obituary for Thoreau, 2) Catalogue of rare books with Charles Lamb's letter, 3) pirated edition of Emerson and Landor correspondence, 4) address by Richard Hughes to the London School of Homeopathy, 1877, 5) Lippincott's Magazine, August 1891, 6) George E. Dattnell's pamphlet on Jeffries, 7) Froude's "My Relations with Carlyle", 8) Louisa May Alcott's "Thoreau's Flute", 9) sheets from Thoreau's "Friendship", 10) Catalogue of books from Lamb's library, 11) Letter of introduction, Jones to Hawthorne
File 36: "A Post-Mortem Examination: The Anti-Slavery Papers of James Russell Lowell"Add to your cart.
Typescript by S. A. Jones
Extent: 12 pages
File 37: Notes from book-reading, 1887Add to your cart.
Bound notebook; contains much Thoreau material.
Extent: 1 item
File 38: "Rhymings" bound notebook, 1884 June 29Add to your cart.
Written by S. A. Jones
File 40: Miscellaneous writingsAdd to your cart.
Includes "Roadside Rhymes" by Jones and "Editor's Preface".
Extent: 2 items
File 41: Letters and other items related to Concord writers, 1890-1908Add to your cart.
Includes letters from Alfred Hosmer, Silas Hosmer, Bertrand Dobell, Daniel Mason, May Fisher, E. B. Hill, Paul Lemperley, F. B. Sanborn, Daniel Ricketson, as well as clippngs, poems, and essays.
Box 11Add to your cart.
File 42: Jones' legal and personal documentsAdd to your cart.
Includes: 1) Oath of Identity, 2) Marriage Certificate, 3) Return of Medical and Hospital Property 1863, 4) Forestry Hill Cemetery Co. to S. A. Jones' Right of Burial, 5) mortgage, 6) papers concerning services in the Civil War.
Extent: 6 items
File 43: Jones' notebook recording trip to Concord and Thoreau materials, 1890Add to your cart.
File 44: Drafts of Notes on Thoreau, 1890-1914Add to your cart.
Includes passages from Thoreau's "Walking" copied by Jones from his manuscript in the Concord Library, Thoreau's parentage, and a postcard from Otto Wiscker.
Box 12Add to your cart.
File 45: Jones' notes on friends of the Thoreau familyAdd to your cart.
File 46: "A Chronology of Thoreau's Life", 1901 February 12Add to your cart.
Written by Jones. "Begun on Feb. 12, 1901" but incomplete. Also, an undated speech or lecture draft, "A Man with a Conviction".
File 48: Items relating to Jones' libraryAdd to your cart.
Includes the Catalogue of the Medical Library of Jones, memoranda books, and a cost catalogue of some of the Carlyle collection.
Box 14Add to your cart.
File 50: Miscellaneous items from the collection of Dr. Samuel A. JonesAdd to your cart.
Includes a pamphlet, letters, poems, clippings, essays, a euology by Jones on Moses Coit Tyler, and other items.
File 51: Thoreau itemsAdd to your cart.
Includes a plaster from Thoreau and a Thoreau pencil, as well as letters between G. Grosvenor Dawe and S. A. Jones.
Box 15Add to your cart.
File 52: Dr. Jones' Thoreau scrapbooks, 1895-1898Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 scrapbooks

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