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John Floyd Jones Collection

Identifier: UA 5.191

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Scope and Contents

This collections contains three items. The first is handwritten copy of a resolution adopted at a meeting of the faculty dated June 17, 1842. It acknowledges Jones' role in a duel, for which he was disciplined.  The second item is a letter dated December 14, 1842 written by Secretary of the Faculty, Charles Minnigerode, to Jones' mother, Catherine, wherein he informs her of her son's dismissal from William and Mary.  The letter includes an exerpt from the official faculty minutes which states the faculty agreed to expel Jones for engaging "in a tumultuous riot to the annoyance and injury of the inhabitants of the town and the inmates of the College building."  The third item is another letter from Minnigerode to Catherine Jones, dated December 16, 1842. He informs her that while her son's dismissal still stands, he did want to clarify that further investigation showed that only College inhabitants were annoyed by the riot and not the locals.


  • Creation: 1842


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Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Administrative History:

John Floyd Jones attended the College of William and Mary from 1841-1842.


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Acquisition Information:

Gift (originals removed from the Faculty-Alumni File)

Related Materials:

University Archives Faculty-Alumni File Collection

Guide to the John Floyd Jones Collection, 1842
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository