|Title:||Hugh Bolton Jones letters|
|Creator:||Jones, Hugh Bolton, 1823?-|
|Size:||1 box (.5 linear feet)|
|Abstract:||A collection of letters addressed to Hugh Bolton Jones, father of a Maryland landscape painter who bore the same name. The most frequent correspondents are his wife Laura, his daughter Louise, and his son also named Hugh Bolton Jones. There are also several letters from Jones's business acquaintances. Because both father and son shared a name it is unclear at times who is being addressed, but the majority of the letters were intended for the senior Hugh Bolton Jones. Includes letters with envelopes and some envelopes without accompanying letters.|
|Citation:||Hugh Bolton Jones letters, Collection 20, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).|
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 PastPerfect.
Finding aid available.
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)
|Folder Title/Description||Date||Box #||Folder #||Additional Info.|
|May 1, 1880: Letter and Envelope||1880||1||1|
|May 15, 1880: Letter and Envelope||1880||1||2|
|[May 20, 1880]: Letter and Envelope||1880||1||3|
|[May 22, 1880]: Envelope||1880||1||4|
|August 31, 1880: Letter and Envelope||1880||1||5|
|September 3, 1880: Letter and Envelope||1880||1||6|
|October 8, 1880: Letter and Envelope||1880||1||7|
|October 8, 1880: Letter and Envelope||1880||1||8|
|October 13, 1880: Letter and Envelope||1880||1||9|
|[November 18, 1880]: Envelope||1880||1||10|
|[November 26, 1880]: Letter and Envelope||1880||1||11|
|[April 11, 1881]: Envelope||1881||1||12|
|April 12, 1881: Letter and Envelope||1881||1||13|
|[April 16, 1881]: Letter and Envelope||1881||1||14|
|[June 7, 1881]: Letter and Envelope||1881||1||15|
|June 11, 1881: Letter and Envelope||1881||1||16|
|June 20, 1881: Letter and Envelope||1881||1||17|
|June 24, 1881: Letter and Envelope||1881||1||18|
|August 23, 1881: Letter and Envelope||1881||1||19|
|October 4, 1881: Letter and Envelope||1881||1||20|
|[October 14, 1881]: Letter and Envelope||1881||1||21|
|October 6, 1881: Letter and Envelope||1881||1||22|
|October 24, 1881: Letter and Envelope||1881||1||23|
|April 11, (no year): Envelope||undated||1||24|
|[June 29, ?]: Envelope||undated||1||25|
|December 2, (no year): Letter and Envelope||undated||1||26|