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Box 1 [series]:
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Mounted pages from Explorations of the Aboriginal Remains of Tennessee, onto notebook sheets. Antiquities in Tennessee. Joseph Jones
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Handwritten title for mounted pages 128-145; Title does not correspond to book headings: "V. Works of Art: Weapons of War: Jars and Pottery of the Aborigines of North America"
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Handwritten title for mounted pages 13-35; Title does not correspond to book headings: "VI. Modes of Burial and Burial Customs of the Aborigines of America"
 
4 handwritten letters; 2 news articles; 2 collections of handwritten notes.
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Addressee: Mr. E. K. Burnett. Correspondent: Elizabeth Mepham
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Addressee: Joseph Jones Correspondent: Mr. Mepham from M.S. Mepham & Bro, St. Louis
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Addressee: Mrs. H. Haushier, 726 So. 12th Saginaw, Mich. Contents are in Japanese: 1 page
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Addressee: Joseph Jones M.D. Correspondent: J.W. Powell, director Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of Ethnology, Washington, DC. regarding a shell ornament, Figure 29, and 30, from p.60 of Antiquities of Tennessee, Vol. XXII: 1 page
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Addressee: Dr. Joseph Jones Correspondent: A.C. Love, Darrow, La. "relating to skeleton found with metal bracelets Houmas Indian, La.": 1 page
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Addressee: Dr. Joseph Jones Correspondent: Wm. [Porcher] Miles, Houmas Plantation regarding Dr. A.C. Love's correspondence about a silver medal, dated 1727, and the remains of an Indian burying ground. Enclosed is a sketch of the front and back view of the medal: 2 pages
 
News Articles
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From: The Daily Picayune New Orleans The Mound Builders Contents regarding the Natchez Indians and the findings of Dr. Joseph Jones: 5 pages.
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From: New Orleans, Novemb[... ] Title: Stone Weapons. Observations on Spears and Arrow Heads. Contents regarding Egyptian arts studied by Jos. Jones, M.D., LL.D: 3 pages
 
Hand Written Notes
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Title: "Architecture of the Aborigines of North America"
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Title: "Measurements of skulls in private collection of Joseph Jones, M.D., LL.D.5' Contents regarding 39 skulls, none noted as American Indian: 10 pages (8 handwritten, 2 blank)
 
Handwritten Notes; including 28 mounted woodcut prints of images onto notebook sheets, most images are from Explorations of the Aboriginal Remains of Tennessee
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Title (p.2): "Catalogue of the Archaeological Collection of Joseph Jones, M.D. 156 Washington Avenue Corner of Camp Street New Orleans Louisiana" New Orleans, Louisiana Joseph Jones, M.D. Contents are regarding (p.3): "The antiquities described in this archaeological catalogue state chiefly to North Central and South America; but are illustrated also by works of art, derived from Europe, Africa, and Asia. Many of the implements of war, and the emblems of religious worship illustrating the arts of the ancient pre-historic (anti- Columbian) races of North America were taken form the aboriginal [...] and mounds with my own hands. All the objects described in this catalogue, were either obtained during my explorations and [...], or were directly purchased from their original discoverer and owner. In these instances I have given to the objects these names which best described their origin use [...]"
 
Sketches, photographs, watercolors.
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Mounted sketches, photographs, and watercolors onto 24 notebook sheets; most are original images of woodcut prints from Explorations of the Aboriginal Remains of Tennessee. Title of each notebook sheet: 'Woodcuts"
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Mounted sketches, photographs, and watercolors onto 13 notebook sheets; most are original images of woodcut prints from Explorations of the Aboriginal Remains of Tennessee. Title of each notebook sheet: "Plates" 5 unmounted watercolors.
 
Box 2 [series]:
 
Bound cloth text of handwritten notes, with inserted various letters and mounted photographic plates. Explorations of the Antiquities of Tennessee, by Joseph Jones, M.D., 1867-1868. "August 1866 Joseph Jones, M.D., New York" Contents Regarding: "Outline of explorations of the Antiquities of Tennessee and more especially of the Cumberland Valley, 1867-1868, by Joseph Jones, M.D. Illustrated with 22 Plates and One Hundred and Seventy-Four Figures. Nashville, Tennessee, 1868"
 
Plates, Photographic credit given to C.C. Giers, Nashville, Tennessee for all 23 black and white photograph plates:
Plate 1: "Stone Idol. Discovered in Knox Co. near Straw[berry] Plains in [Aolston] River, in a cave [...] p. 2/3

Plate 1: same as above, given again. p. 270/271

Plate 2: "Figure 2: Side view of preceding stone idol. [...]" p. 272/273

Plate 3: "Figure 3: Male stone idol, from valley of Cumberland River, Carroll County of sandstone." "Figure 4: Female stone idol from middle Tennessee, carved out of sand stone. Full face view"; p.274/275

Plate 4: "Figures 5 & 6: Side view of preceding stone idols. [...]"; p. 276/277

Plate 5: "Figures 7 & 8: Indian idols, females, comprised of clay and crushed river shells"; p. 278/279

Plate 6: "Figures 9 & 10: Side view of preceding images. Showing the peculiar Aztec features of the black idol, and [...]"; p.280/281

Plate 7: Figures 11, 12, & 13. cTigure 11: Idol from Middle Tennessee, comprised of red clay, and solid [...]." cTigure [12]: Female image, black and comprised of black clay and river shells, -hollow [...]." "Figure 13: Mexican Idol, from Temple of Chilula Mexico"; p.284/285

Plate 8: Figures 14 & 15. "Figure 14: The head of the young man in Fig. 14 is that of my pupil JohnH. Monton." "Figure 15: Cranium of Princess of the Sun, from Sacred Mound on banks of Cumberland opposite Nashville"; p. 284/285

Plate 9: "Tigure 16: Cranium Preistess of the Sun. Side view- Sacred mound from banks of Cumberland River opposite Nashville"; p. 286/287

Plate 10: 'Tigures 17-20: Crania from stone graves, middle Tennessee, valley of Cumberland and tributaries"; p.288/289

Plate 11: "Figures 21-28: Crania from stone graves, middle Tennessee, valley of Cumberland and tributaries"; p.290/291

Plate 12: "Figures 29-33: Crania from stone graves, Valley of Cumberland and Harper"; p.292/293

Plate 13: '"Figures 34-45: Ornaments from stone graves, middle Tennessee"; p.293/294

Plate 14: "Figures 43-45: Diseased bones from stone graves of middle Tennessee, supposed to be results of syphilis"; p.294/295

Plate 15: Figures 46-52: "Figure 46: Sea conch from stone grave, sacred mound, valley of Cumberland, opposite Nashville. [...]" "Figure 47: Vase, compound of yellow clay, and crushed shells, from stone grave near Franklin, Tenn." "Figure 48: Antique Vase from sacred mound, opposite Nashville." "Figures 49-53-54: Indian bones of upper jaw and face showing fine [...], prominent nose and c." "Figure 50: Indian bone of old Indian, from stone mound on [...] place." cTigure 51: Lower jaw, young Indian boy" cTigure 52: Lower jaw of old Indian, sacred mound, Cumberland River, opposite Nashville"; p.298/299

Plate 16: "Figure 55: Sacred vase, from stone grave on banks of Big Harper, from mound in ancient fortification, 21/2 miles above Franklin, Tennessee, compound of yellow clay and crushed shells, [...]"; p.300/301

Plate 17: "Figure 56: Bottom of sacred vase, figured in Plate 16, showing diversion of bottom into three portions"; p.302/303

Plate 18: "Figures 57-61: Antique vases from stone graves, middle Tennessee" "Figure 57: Vase in shape of frog, from stone grave, Old Town, Big Harper" "Figure 58: Small black vase, with [...] on sides- stone graves, Colonel Overtons" "Figure 59: Vase representing head of Mexican hog, from stone grave, Old Town" "Figure 60: Vase representing frog, or some aquatic animal" "Figure 61: Black vase or water vessel with head of wolf, Cumberland Valley, near Nashville"; p.304/305

Plate 19: "Figures 62-72: Antique vases from stone graves, middle Tennessee" "Figure 70: Clay cover for pots- used also for rubbing and pounding corn and paint"; p.305/306

Plate 20: 'Tigures 73-101: Warlike implements of aborigines of Tennessee" "Figures 73- 99: Arrow heads, javelins, spearheads, scalping knives" 'Tigure 100: Stone hatchet, compound of green chloritic slate" "Figure 101: Stone hatchet, from sacred mound, Cumberland valley, opposite Nashville. Compound of green chloritic slate"; p.308/309

Plate 21: Figures 102-114: "Figures 102-104: [Biconcan] discs, fashioned onto [...] and beautifully polished" Figure "106: Half of a stone bead" Figures "107-111: Fashioned of clay to crushed shells and appearantly employed to close the mouths of vessels and to crush corn" Figure "108: Pipe in shape of a [quale], with [bird] in back and hole for stem in tail. Widely cut out of sand-stone" Figure "109: Common Indian pipe. Compound of yellow clay" Figure "110: formed of green [rarigatent] serpentine" Figure "113: Magnificent pipe of peace {Calamet}. Cut onto of soft reddish green stone. Represents a South American bird? Parrot or Paraquite" Figure "114: Round stone formed of beautifiil pudding stone, the compound [of] pebbles of different colors, yellow, red, and black, forms a beautiful mosaic. Used in games"; p.310/311

 
Correspondence inserted into text:
Newark, Ohio: November 14, 1868; Addressee: Dr. Jones; 2 pages; p.20/21

Jones, Charles: New York, Oct. 9, 1868; Addressee: Jos. Jones; 3 pages; p. 22/23

[Humes, W.L.W.]: Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 27, '68; Addressee: Mrs. M.R. [Goff]; 1 page; p.26/27

Arthedge[...], Mary: Nashville, August 15; 2 pages; p.28/29

Addressee: Joseph Jones; 2 pages; p.28/29

Addressee: My Dear Madam; 10 pages bound by string; poor condition; p. 30/31

Botefor, J.D.; Fremont, [...] Co. Ohio, November 20, '68; Addressee: J. Jones, M.D.; 2 pages; p. 35

[Hustias], L.G.D.; Chicago, Oct. 26, 1868; Addressee: Dear Sir; Impressed insignia on first page: 'Superfine AIP Co.'; 2 pages; p.36/37

Hyatt, Alpheus; Salem, MA, Nov. 13, 1868; Addressee: Dr. Joseph Jones; Letterhead: 'American Naturalist [...] published by the Peabody Museum of Science'; 1 page; p.38

Byrd, Harvey L.; Baltimore, Nov. 10th, 1868; Addressee: Prof. Joseph Jones; Letterhead: 'Harvey L. Bryd, M. D. [...]'; 1 page; p.38/39

Jones, Joseph; Nashville, Tennessee, Oct. 21, 1868; Addressee: Smithsonian Institution, Washington; 1 page; p.46/47

Perdue, Chas. A.; Grinnell, Iowa, Nov. 16, 1868; Addressee: Dr. Jos. Jones; Letterhead: cIowa College'; 1 page; p.48/49

[Snodgrass], [Joes.]; Sparto, Nov. 9, '68; Addressee: Dr. Jones: 1 page; p.50/51

Gardenhin, E. L., J. Barnes; Livingston, Tenn., Oct. 18, 1868; Addressee: Joseph Jones, M.D.; 2 pages; p.74/75

[Snodgrass], [Joseph]; Sparta, Oct. 16, 1858; 2 pages, (1 blank); p.76/77

Thomas, W. S.; Manchester, Perm., Oct. 9,1868; Addressee: Dr. Joseph Jones; 1 page; p.114/115

Thomas, Wm. S.; Manchester, Penn., Oct. 20, 1868; Addressee: Dr. Joseph Jones; 1 page; p. 114/115

Hughes, At; West Harpeth, May 20, 1868; Addressee: Dr. Joseph Jones; 1 page; p. 122/123

[Montoz], John H.; Franklin, Tenn., May 28, 1868; Addressee: Dr . Joseph Jones; 1 page; p. 122/123

[Montoz], John H.; Franklin, May 31st, 1868; Addressee: Dr. Joseph Jones; 2 pages; p. 122/123

[Montoz], John H.; Franklin, Tenn., June 4, 1868; Addressee: Dr. Joseph Jones; 1 page; p. 122/123

[Montoz], John H.; Franklin, Tenn., June 5, 1868; Addressee: Dr. Joseph Jones; 1 page; p. 122/123

[Montoz], John H.; Franklin, Tenn., Sept. 19,1868; Addressee: Dr. Joseph Jones; 1 page; p. 128/129

[Montoz], John H.; Franklin, Tenn., Sept. 22,1868; Addressee: Dr. Joseph Jones; 3 pages; p. 128/129

[Montoz], John H.; Franklin, Tenn., Sept. 25, 1868; Addressee: Dr. Joseph Jones; 2 pages; p. 128/129

[Montoz], John H.; Franklin, Tenn., Sept. 28,1868; Addressee: Dr. Joseph Jones; 2 pages; p. 128/129

Anderson, J. M.; [Dechud]. Tenn., Oct. 19, 1868; Addressee: Dr. Joseph Jones; 1 page; p. 128/129

[Montoz], John H.; Addressee: Dear Doctor; 3 pages (1 blank, 1 sketch of mound at [De'Graffrousuds]); p. 128/129

Dunlap, R. E., John H. Dunlap; Contents: cIn the Spring of 1845 Mr. Hartsfield ploughed up an idol or statue made of stone about 8 miles North of Paris Tennessee [...]'; 1 page; p.210/211

Dunlap, R.E.; April 14, 1846; Contents: Stone idol found by Mr. Hartsfield; 1 page; p.210/211

Harris, Wm. R.; April 14, 1846; Contents: Confirmation of statement made by R. E. Dunlap, about stone idol found by Mr. Hartsfield; 1 page; p.210/211

Brown, [H.], Clerk of Henry Circuit Court; April 21, 1846; Contents: Confirmation of statement made by R E. Dunlap, about stone idol found by Mr. Hartsfield; 1 page; p.210/211

Williamson, [...] B.; Contents: Confirmation of statement made by R. E. Dunlap, about stone idol found by Mr. Hartsfield; 1 page; p.210/211

[Frazieur], C, Clerk; Henry County, Paris, Tennessee, April 14, 1846; Contents: Stone idol found by 'Andrew Hartsfield7 and "bought by Ripley and Dunlap5; 1 page; p.210/211

[Ges.], Janus H.; Carroll County, Tennessee; May 8, 1846; Contents: 'Statement of R. E. Dunlap, esqr. of Paris, Tennessee, in reference to mound wall, reservoir and other signs of antiquity5; 1 page; p.210/211

Dunlap, R. E., R. A. Williams, John H. Warren, et al.; Henry County, Tennessee, April 14, 1846; Contents: Stone idol found by Mr. Hartsfield, and its use; 1 page; p.210/211

Troost, G., State Geologist of the State of Tennessee; Nashville, May 18, 1846; Contents: Stone idol found by Mr. Hartsfield; 1 page; p.210/211

Whites, S. H. M.; Charleston, East Tenn., Oct. 19, 1868; Addressee: Dear Dr.; Impressed insignia: 'Congress 5; 1 page; p.214/215

Conigworth, R. R., Rec(ording) Sec(retary); New Orleans, August 19, 1869; Letterhead: 'New Orleans Academy of Science-1853'; Contents: Jan. 11, 1858, Extract from minutes, about limestone vase deposited by Mr. P. H. Shipwith found in a mound near Tallahassee River in Lafayette County, northern Mississippi; 1 page; p.266/267

Stot[eg], Ja.; March 18, 1858; Addressee: Mr. M. N. Fogg; 6 pages bound by string; Entitled and crossed out: "Of the First People of America"; p.32/33

 
Newspaper articles inserted into text:
Wilson, J. N.; "Pioneer Papers, No. 25. Mounds Near Newark"; print; 9 columns; p.20/22/24

"The Dim Ages. Nashville. The Site of an Ancient and Populous City"; print; 3 columns; p.30

"The Chicago Historical Society collection of pamphlets [...]"; print; 1 page; p.36

"Early Discoveries in America. Mr. Rafn on the First Expeditions of The Northmen"; print; 2 columns; p.40

"The Name of God in Forty Languages"; print; 1 column; p.42

"Workmen excavating a cellar in Monroe County, Indiana, [...]; print; 1 column; p.52

McWhirter, S. R; Franklin, Tenn., October 16, 1868; The Weekly Review. "Antiquities of the Cumberland, Charleston, East Tenn., October 18,1868"; Contents: Stone idol found by Mr. Hartsfield north of Paris, Tennessee; print; 2 columns; p.213

Booklet: Jones Jr., Charles C; New York, March 7, 1868; "Ancient Tumuli on the Savannah River"; print; 8 pages, 1 map; p.24/25

 
Notes:
"The figures of the Cross has been found in Mexico, and a [...];" handwritten; 4 pages; p.30/31

Jones, Joseph; August 16,18[..]6; "Preface to the Explorations of the Antiquities of Tennessee"; handwritten; 1 page; p.30/31

U.S. Sanitary Commission, The Smithsonian Institution; 1868; Contents: archival receipts; print and handwritten; 2 pages; p.44/45

[Ma...] 15, 1891; (Contents: notes written in blue pencil); handwritten; 1 page; p.50/51

"Natchez Indians. Accounts of Father Le Petit. New Orleans. July 12, 1730"; handwritten; 7 pages; p.58/59

Maury, Tennessee; ccNotes on "Parishes' Mound"; Impressed insignia: 'Congress'; handwritten; 1 page; p.60/61

Sept. 20, 1869; "William Fellows. Examined for life insurance"; handwritten; 1 page; p.88/89

"Large oblong mound, half a mile from [...]; handwritten; 1 page; p.114/115

Maury, Matt F.; Williamson County, Tennessee, Sept. 18, 1868; "Slate of Tennessee, WmSon County"; handwritten; 1 page (notes and map); p 118/119

Maury, Matt F.; Williamson County, Tennessee, Sept. 18,1868; "Slate of Tennessee, Williamson County"; handwritten; 1 page (notes and map); p. 120/121

[Montoz], John H.; April 5, 1868; "List of Indian Relics obtainence of Dr. Freeman for Dr. Joseph Jones"; handwritten; 1 page; p. 122/123

"[...] of them one painted outside, and some inside"; handwritten; 1 page; p. 126/127

"Notes on the mound at [De'Graflfrousuds], Williamson County, 3 miles above Franklin on Harpeth. Where the two vases bearing the 'Crosses and Crowns' were found"; handwritten; 4 pages (notes and maps); p. 128/129

Maps of Harpeth River area; handwritten; 2 pages; p. 132/133