Edward H. Jones Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of typescripts of speeches given by Edward H. Jones, as Vermont Commissioner of Agriculture. He often spoke to professional and social groups. Common subjects include the general state of agriculture, the Eastern States Exposition, economic measures such as marketing and price controls, and prominent Vermont products such as milk and maple. Several speeches were broadcast over the radio. Miscellaneous correspondence and bills from his time in office are also present.
- Jones, Edward H. (Creator, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.
Biographical / Historical
Edward Hiram Jones was born in Waitsfield, Vermont in 1872. He was the son of Charles Jones, a farmer, and Amanda Joslin. Edward attended St. Johns Academy as a young man. He owned a dairy farm in Waitsfield.
In 1897, he married Kate G. Haselton in Waitsfield. They had two sons, Clyde Edward (1897-1982) and Charles K. (1903-1984). Kate died in May of 1903. In 1908, Edward married Myrtie Florence Guptil (1874-1954). They had one daughter, Florence Amanda Jones (1919-1995).
Edward became the State Commissioner of Agriculture in 1924. He was also the Director of the Montpelier Savings Bank and the Vermont Flood Credit Corporation. He was a member of the Masons and the shiners. Edward died in Montpelier in 1947 at age 74.
0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
Collection consists of typescripts of speeches of Vermont Agriculture Commissioner, Edward H. Jones.
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- 2017 November 15
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