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Edward H. Jones Papers

Identifier: mss-705

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.


  • 1927-1946


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.

Physical Location

Library Research Annex; contact for access.


Genealogical information can be found in History of the Town of Waitsfield, Vermont, 1782-1908: With Family Genealogies by Matt Bushnell Jones, available via Google Books. Edward Hiram Jones is described as number 17 within the Jones genealogies (page 358) and his father Charles Edward Jones is number 14 (page 357).
Guide to the Edward H. Jones Papers
2017 November 15
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Vermont Libraries, Special Collections Repository

Silver Special Collections Library
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Burlington Vermont 05405 U.S.A. US
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