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Collection Abstract

The collection consists of papers of John Paul Jones from 1874-1933. The papers document Jones' military service, business interests, and membership in various social organizations. Materials relating to Jones' service with the U.S. Army include correspondence from Jones to his family during the Spanish-American War (1898), correspondence (1916-1931) regarding Jones' pension, and printed materials pertaining to veterans' affairs and the National Guard. Records documenting Jones' painting and paperhanging business include bank records, correspondence, and account books. The collection also contains photographs as well as printed material or correspondence relating to Jones' involvement with Georgia Lodge No. 167 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Ogeechee Lodge No. 213 of the Freemasons, the Ku Klux Klan, and Statesboro Lodge No. 97 of the Knights of Pythias.

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John Paul Jones, Jones



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2 boxes.

Gift of Mrs. John F. Land to Bulloch County Historical Society, 1977. On permanent loan.

Letters, memorabilia of veterans' affairs, Masons, KuKlux Klan, Woodmen of the World, Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias; small books; military certificates; 2 ledgers of his painting and paperhanging business in Statesboro; photographs and tintypes.


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