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Born circa 1823, Hugh Bolton Jones was the father of the well-known Maryland landscape
painter, Hugh Bolton Jones (1848-1927), Francis and Louise. He was married to Laura
Jones. The senior Jones resided in Baltimore, at least during the early 1880s.
Arranged chronologically. Letters that do not clearly list a year are filed at the
end of the collection.
The Hugh Bolton Jones letters range in date from 1880 to 1881, with three undated
items. This collection of correspondence includes 20 letters with envelopes and 6
envelopes without accompanying letters, comprising .5 linear feet.
The collection contains the correspondence of Hugh Bolton Jones or his wife, Laura,
from their children, relatives, friends, and acquaintances. Envelopes are addressed
to Hugh Bolton Jones. Those who corresponded with Jones include Hugh Bolton Jones,
their son; Louise, their daughter; Lydia A. Hamilton, a relative; [Hank] Jones, Hugh
Bolton Jones' brother; Joseph F. Foreman; Francis A. Crook; and E.M. Stephenson.
The content of the letters includes personal correspondence and business relationships.
Several of the letters reference an exchange of money. The bulk of the letters, however,
are the private mail between child and parent. Four letters from Hugh Bolton Jones
to his father include his signature, "H. Bolton Jones."
One letter in particular seems to have been written to the son, who was a well-known
Maryland landscape painter; this letter describes an acquaintance's visit to a French
Salon show, including descriptions of paintings by Jones and several other painters.
The collection was purchased using funds from the Joseph L. Arnold Library Endowment
in April 2008 from M Benjamin Katz Fine Books/Manuscripts.
"Port Avon" (1878), "Morning on the Severn River" (1873), "A Quiet Morning" (1873),
"Twilight on Bear Creek, Baltimore County" (1874), and "Near Union Bridge, Carroll
County" (1873) by Hugh Bolton Jones, John William McCoy Collection, George Peabody
Library, Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD).
"Landscape with Ducks," "Landscape," and "Autumn Landscape near Barrington, Vt." by
Hugh Bolton Jones, Maryland Historical Society (Baltimore, MD).
The letters arrived were removed from their original envelopes, unfolded, and foldered
with the accompanying envelope. Folders are arranged chronologically. Digitization
of the collection was completed in June 2014 and was funded by a researcher.
Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS)
Archives Processing Manual: Description (2015): The processing manual used in Special Collections for all descriptive platforms, including
Finding aid available.
Finding Aid: http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/findingaids/coll020.php
Reproductions allowed for research puporses. Copyright maintained by creator. Reproduction
fees should be discussed with the Curator.
Jones, Hugh Bolton, 1823?-
Jones, Hugh Bolton, 1848-1927
Extent: 1 box (.5 linear feet)
Digital file available