A Guide to the Scervant Jones Papers, 1834-1854 Jones, Scervant, Papers, 1834-1854 MS 76.2

A Guide to the Scervant Jones Papers, 1834-1854

A Collection in
the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 76.2


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John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript number
MS 76.2
Scervant Jones Papers, 1834-1854.
39 items.
Jones, Scervant, 1785-1854.

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Preferred Citation

Scervant Jones Papers, Manuscript MS 76.2, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Acquisition Information

Gift, 1976.

Alternative Form

Also available on microfilm M-1317.2.

Biographical/Historical Information

Rev. Scervant Jones (1785-1854), son of John and Mary Hubard Jones. Jones was a lawyer, delegate from York County, Va., to the Virginia General Assembly (1822-1825), and first minister of the Williamsburg, Va., Baptist Church (1829-1854).

Scope and Content Information

Letters, will, and sermons of the Rev. Scervant Jones. The letters (1847-1851) are mostly from Jones, in Williamsburg, to Thomas B. Montague in Gloucester, Va. A copy of Jones's will, December 1852, is contained within an 1854 letter from Robert Saunders [of Williamsburg] to Montague. The twenty-seven sermons were written by Jones between 1834 and 1845 and most were preached in Williamsburg. Names appearing in the collection are Dr. Griffin, Bourbon Jones, William Jones, Dr. Charles Minnigerode, Sarah Ann Montague, Thomas B. Montague, Elisha Pollard, George Pollard, Sheldon and Maupin, and the College of William and Mary.



Each series is arranged chronologically.


The collection is divided into two series. The first series consists of correspondence. The second series consists of sermons.

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Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

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Contents List

Correspondence, 1847-1854.
Folder 1-2
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Sermons, 1834-1845.
Folder 3-5
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