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Jones, Albert, 1839-1925



  • Existence: 1839 - 1925

Biographical History

Albert Jones (1839-1925) was a pioneer of and missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Albert Jones was born August 28,1839 in England. He died in Provo, Utah on December 9, 1925. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in August 1855 in England, crossed the Plains with the Martin Handcart company, and eventually settled in Provo. In 1862, he was called to help drive Church wagons across the Plains; from 1872 to 1886 he was the tithing clerk for the Utah Stake; from 1884 to 1886 he served as a missionary in Britain; from 1888 to 1889 he served time in a federal prison, having been convicted of unlawful cohabitation.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Albert Jones correspondence and address, 1882-1925

Identifier: MSS 2427 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence between Jones and his wife, Sarah, as well as a copy of an address prepared by Jones. Materials date from between 1882 and 1925.

Dates: 1882-1925

Albert Jones journals, 1862-1866

Identifier: MSS 2427 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains two diaries by Jones describing his work for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and about his life in Provo, Utah. The materials date from between 1862 and 1866. Also includes photocopies of the journals.

Dates: 1862-1866

Alderman's Court trial records

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232490182]
Identifier: MSS 632
Scope and Contents

Handwritten trial records in the Alderman's court of Provo, Utah. A total of 85 court cases are summarized in the record. Albert Jones presided in most of these proceedings.

Dates: 1869-1881

Albert Jones diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 346
Scope and Contents Handwritten diaries, an autobiography, and correspondence. Jones wrote his autobiography in 1881. Jones served in the Utah Militia during the Black Hawk War and had numerous occupations and positions in the Mormon Church. His diaries start in 1884 when he was called to serve on a mission for the Mormon Church in England. Many entries are lengthy and detailed. Jones addresses numerous topics including the polygamy question in Utah. Also included are correspondence, patriarchal blessings, and...
Dates: 1881-1925

Albert Jones journals and correspondence

Identifier: MSS 2427
Scope and Contents

Collection contains journals, correspondence, and an address prepared by Albert Jones. The journals document Jones's service driving Church teams, as well as his life in Provo, Utah. Materials date from between 1862 and 1925.

Dates: 1862-1925

Albert Jones prison journal

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230236470]
Identifier: MSS SC 228
Scope and Contents

Holograph diary which includes minutes and business records of the Provo City Corporation, lists of other people convicted and sentenced, poems of prisoners, news articles written by Jones on prison activities, and letters he received from family and friends during his period of imprisonment.

Dates: 1888

Albert William Jones diaries and scrapbooks

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 347
Scope and Contents Handwritten diary and scrapbooks. Jones writes a biography of his father, Albert Jones (1839-1925), and then writes an autobiography of his own life up to the 1890s when his diary begins. The early entries are retrospective, and the actual diary begins some time later. Most entries are short and relate to activities in Provo, Utah. Also included are thirty nine scrapbooks, most of which start in the 1920s and are arranged by subject. These items consist largely of newspaper clippings...
Dates: approximately 1903-1964

Samuel Stephen Jones papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1435
Scope and Contents

Collection contains diaries and autobiography, biographies, family history, correspondence, legal documents and newspaper clippings related to his personal life, pioneer memories, missionary experiences, political activities as mayor and member of the Democratic party, LDS Church activities, and leadership in business and civic activities in Utah. Also includes copies of his poetical writings.

Dates: 1902-1918

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Collection 6
Archival Object 2
Diaries 6
Letters 4
Provo (Utah) 4
Provo (Utah) -- History 4
Immigration and American Expansion 3