- Scope and Contents
The Howard Jones Papers contains correspondence, personal papers, writings, research material, and some business papers, the latter concerning the Circleville Light and Power Company, and the Jones family's publication Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio. Also present are some family papers, in particular correspondence and writings of Jones's father Nelson E. Jones, and letters to his material grandparents Anson and Amy Beckwith Smith from their sons. While the papers touch of many aspects of Howard Jones's life, they primarily document the family's production and distribution of their masterwork Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio from its beginning in 1878 through the mid-twentieth century.
- Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
- Conditions Governing Use
The Howard Jones Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
- Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Eleanor B. Jones, 1963.
Organized into three series: I. Correspondence and Personal Papers, 1860-1946. II. Writings, 1870-1939. III. Circleville Light and Power Company, 1856-1917. IV. Family Papers, 1835-1951. Series V. Printed Material from Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio, 1878-1888.