Guide to the Samuel Wingate Jones Papers, 1850-1899
Collection number: MS 176
About Samuel Wingate Jones
Resident of West Lebanon, Maine. A former doctor who studied at Dartmouth College, Jones was admitted to the York county bar and practiced law until he was 90 years old. He served as a state senator for York county in the Maine legislature in 1857-1858, and later became town treasurer, superintendent of the schools, and a member of the board of selectmen in West Lebanon. He was the town’s oldest resident at the time of his death.
About the Samuel Wingate Jones Papers
72 page transcript of an account of a trip Jones made to the west from May 13 to June 10, 1850, entitled “Journal of a tour to the West in 1850.” Also typed carbon copies of an article about Jones written for “The Globe” in 1899 shortly before his death and of his obituary.
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[Identification of item], Samuel Wingate Jones Papers, 1850-1899, MS 176, Milne Special
Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
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