Papers, ca. 1940-1975.


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CITATION:  Joseph Henry Jones Papers, MSS 088, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.

Biographical Note

Joseph Henry Jones was born June 5, 1893 in Earlestown, Cheshire, England. His family's financial circumstances forced him to leave school at age fourteen. During World War I he served in the Royal Medical Corps, then returned home and married Edith Waine on June 30, 1920.  The couple ran a hardware and iron mongery business, but were forced to give it up during the economic depression of the late1920s.  Jones then worked for a wrought iron company in the town of Southport until his retirement.  He also held the position of local preacher in the Methodist church for several years.

After his retirement Jones and his wife resided in Minehead, Somerset in a retirement home established for Methodist local preachers.  He spent several years touring Europe, the Middle East, and North America sketching churches and historical sites that were significant to him.  He died on Easter Sunday, April 6, 1980.

 Scope and Content Note

The papers of Joseph Henry Jones consist of drawings related to cathedrals, abbeys, churches, and historical sites, and writings, most of which are hand-copied from other sources.  The collection is divided into two series: I. Drawings and II. Writings.

Series one consists of pen and ink drawings of churches, cathedrals, and abbeys in England and miscellaneous drawings from Norway, the Holy Land, Iran, and Canada.  In addition, there are approximately 40 drawings of various buildings in England, including the homes of John and Charles Wesley and Francis Asbury.  No dates were found on any of the drawings.

The writings include two bound manuscript books and ca.80 sheets of loose leaf papers. One bound manuscript book is titled "The Dawn of Methodism" and is inscribed "From Dad Jones April 1975." It contains drawings of Methodist churches in England, along with a descriptive paragraph about each church.   The second bound manuscript book is a copybook that contains various religious writings and writings about churches and cathedrals in England and the United States.  The loose leaf papers include writings about churches and church history, plans for bible studies, and copies of poems and hymns.  Written materials focus primarily on Methodist church history and the persons who strongly influenced its growth, both in England and the United States.  Page 70 of the copybook is dated November 14, 1940.  No other dates were found.


                        I. Drawings of Churches, Cathedrals and Abbeys

1/1                   Alcombe Methodist Church
1/2                   Alphington, Exeter England
1/3                   Andechs Church, Europe
1/4                   Asbury, Francis. Home at West Bromwich, England.
1/5                   Ashurst Beacon, Ashurst
1/6                   The Avenue Methodist Church, Minehead
1/7                   The Baptist Church, Minehead
1/8                   Bath Abbey, Bath England
1/9                   Bede's Chair and Saxon Aumbry
1/10                 Bescar Lane Methodist Church
1/11                 Bewcastle Cross, Scotland
1/12                 Bassington Methodist Church
1/13                 Brendon Hill Beulah Church
1/14                 Bury Methodist Chapel, Exmoor England
1/15                 Carlisle Cathedral
1/16                 Carhampton Methodist Chapel, Carhampton
1/17                 Cartmel Priory, Cartmel
1/18                 Challacombe Methodist
1/19                 Chapel of Ease, Lych Porlock
1/20                 Chapel of St. Mary's de Castro, Chester England
1/21                 Church of All Saints, Selworthy
1/22                 The Church of Sir John Lee
1/23                 Cleve Abbey
1/24                 Cockburnspath, Berwick Scotland
1/25                 Colbone Parish Church
1/26                 Corbridge Church
1/27                 Critchton Kirk, Midlothian Scotland
1/28                 Croston Rectory, Southport England
1/29                 Cumberland Road Methodist Church, West Somerset
1/30                 Durham Cathedral
1/31                 Enmoore Church
1/32                 Epworth Memorial Church
1/33                 Epworth Parish Church
1/34                 Epworth Rectory
1/35                 Escomb Saxon Church, Durham England
1/36                 Everton Chapel, Scotland
1/37                 Exford Methodist Church, Exmoor
1/38                 Exford Parish Church
1/39                 The First Methodist Church
1/40                 Flookburgh Chapel, Cartmel England
1/41                 Formby Vicarage, Southport England
1/42                 Glastonbury. The Abbot's Kitchen
1/43                 Glastonbury Wattle Church
1/44                 Grange Methodist Church
1/45                 Greenough Ind. Methodist Church, Wigan England
1/46                 Gwennap Pit, Cornwall England
1/47                 Hadrian's Wall
1/48                 The Hanging Chapel at Langport, Somerset England
1/49                 Hartlepool Church, Northumbria England
1/50                 The Heald Chapel, Garston Liverpool England
1/51                 Hexham Abbey
1/52                 Heysham
1/53                 Iona Abbey
1/54                 Jarrow Church, Northumbria England
1/55                 Kendal Parish Church, Kendal
1/56                 Kilve Parish Church
1/57                 Lastingham Church
1/58                 Liverpool Road Methodist Church, Southport England
1/59                 Liverpool Cathedral
1/60                 Luckwell Bridge Methodist Church
2/1                   Luxborough Methodist Church
2/2                   Malmesbury Cross
2/3                   Methodist Church, Combeland Road Alcombe
2/4                   Mihrab Dome, Cordoba Spain
2/5                   Minehead Methodist Church, Minehead England
2/6                   Molland Methodist Chapel, Somerset England
2/7                   Monksilver Methodist Church
2/8                   Monksilver Parish Church
2/9                   Morland Church, North of Tebay Northumbria England
2/10                 New Room, Bristol England
2/11                 Oare Church
2/12                 Oberammergau, Europe
2/13                 Orvieto Cathedral, Spain
2/14                 Perry Cross, Otterburn Northumbria England
2/15                 Quay Chapel (of St. Peter's)
2/16                 Ribchester Parish Church, Ribchester England
2/17                 Rievaulx Abbey, North Riding Yorkshire England
2/18                 Roadwater Methodist Church
2/19                 The Roman Catholic Church
2/20                 The Roung Church, Maplestead Essex England
2/21                 St. Andrew's Parish Church, Minehead England
2/22                 St. Anthony's Chapel, Cartmel Fell
2/23                 St. Bartholomew's, Great Harwood
2/24                 Saint Bartholomew, Rodhuish Somerset England
2/25                 St. George's Chapel, Windsor England
2/26                 St. Giles, Sandiacre
2/27                 St. Ives
2/28                 St. John's Church, Chestern England
2/29                 St. Katherines Chapel, Cirencester England
2/30                 St. Martins Cross
2/31                 St. Matthew's Church, Millbrook Jersey England
2/32                 St. Michael at Allenstadt, Europe
2/33                 St. Michael's Parish Church
2/34                 St. Oran's Chapel
2/35                 St. Pauls Church, Jarrow England
2/36                 St. Peter's
2/37                 St. Peters Church, Heysham England
2/38                 Santa Croce, Florence Italy
2/39                 Saxon Church, at Bradwll on Sea Essex
2/40                 Saxon Church, Northumbria
2/41                 Siddington Church
2/42                 Stoke-Pero Church, Exmoor England
2/43                 Stydd Church, Ribchester England
2/44                 Symonsbath Parish Church
2/45                 Todpuddle Church
2/46                 The Tower of St. Peters, Monkwearmouth Northumbria
2/47                 Trewint Chapel, Cornwall England
2/48                 Tullibardine Chapel, Scotland
2/49                 Trinity United Methodist Church, Warner Robbins, GA
2/50                 The United Reformed Church
2/51                 Upleatham Church, Northumbria England
2/52                 Washford Methodist Chapel, Washford England
2/53                 Watchet Methodist Chapel
2/54                 Wesley Memorial Church
2/55                 Wessobrun, Europe
2/56                 West Anstey, Somerset England
2/57                 Whalley Abbey
2/58                 Wheddon Cross
2/59                 Wigan's Parish of All Saints, Wigan England
2/60                 Williton Parish Church
2/61                 Winchelsea Church
2/62                 Withycombe Methodist Chapel, West Somerset England
2/63                 Withycombe Methodist Church
2/64                 Withycombe Methodist
2/65                 Miscellaneous Drawings. Canada
2/66                 Miscellaneous Drawings. England
2/67                 Miscellaneous Drawings. England
2/68                 Miscellaneous Drawings. Holy Land
2/69                 Miscellaneous Drawings. Iran
2/70                 Miscellaneous Drawings. Norway
3/1                   Churches, Drawings. Unidentified.

                        II. Writings

3/2                   The Dawn of Methodism.  Manuscript. Bound
3/3                   Writings.  Churches.
3/4                   Writings.  Bible Studies.
3/5                   Writings.  Church History.
3/6                   Writings.  Religious Poems and Hymns.
3/7                   Miscellaneous Religous Writings.
3/8                   Miscellaneous writings.  Unbound.
3/9                   Miscellaneous writings.  Bound.

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