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The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, books, pamphlets, ledgers, and memorabilia of John Paul Jones and his family. The papers document Jones' military service, business interests, and membership in various fraternal and political organizations. Materials relating to Jones' service with the U.S. Army include letters from Jones to his family during the Spanish-American War (1898), correspondence (1915-1933) regarding Jones' pension, and printed materials pertaining to veterans' affairs and the National Guard. Records documenting Jones' painting and paperhanging business as well as his personal finances include bank records, receipts, correspondence, and account books. The collection also includes printed materials and receipts relating to Jones' involvement with Georgia Lodge No. 167 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Ogeechee Lodge No. 213 of the Freemasons, Statesboro Lodge No. 97 of the Knights of Pythias, and the Ku Klux Klan. Miscellaneous materials include photographs; newspapers and newspaper clippings; advertising and promotional materials of local Statesboro businesses and national companies; a pamphlet on palmistry; and menus from the Central Hotel in Augusta, Georgia (August-September, 1874).
John Paul Jones, Ku Klux Klan, Spanish-American War, ndependent Order of Odd Fellows
Gift of Mrs. John F. Land to Bulloch County Historical Society, 1977. On permanent loan
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Zach S. Henderson Library Special Collections, "John Paul Jones papers" (1977). Finding Aids. 21.
2 boxes and 1 oversized folder