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William M. Jones Papers Finding Aid

Collection Number: M95-2
Dates: (Inclusive) 1903-1993 (Bulk) 1959-1993
Size: 3 linear ft.
Repository: Special Collections, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida
Arrangement: Alphabetical by topic; chronological within folder.
Language: English
Container List: View Container List


Mr. Jones was an avocational archaeologist who conducted extensive studies of historical sites in northeast Florida. His documentation and research refers to: Big Talbot Island, Camp Finegan,Cedar Point, Florida Ballast, Fort Diego, Fort Fulton, Fort George Island, Fort Heileman, Greenfield - Robert C. Maxey Plantation, John Hewitt Mill Site, Little Talbot Island shipwreck site, Old Gravelly Hill, St. Johns Bluff, San Juan del Puerto Mission, and Twenty Mile Station.


In 1995, the collection was donated to the Library by Mr. Jones.

Access to the Collection

The collection is open for research. For information relating to Mr. Jones and to make an appointment to view the collection, contact (904) 620-1533 or e-mail

Preferred Citation

William M. Jones Papers, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

Additional Guides

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Historical / Biographical Note

William Marcus Jones, a resident of Jacksonville, Florida, performed extensive historical research on archaeological sites in northeast Florida from 1952 to 1993, writing 21 reports on various sites in the area. Mr. Jones was born in 1909 and died December 12, 2000, at the age of 91. A Navy veteran, he was retired from the Naval Air Station and St. Vincent's Hospital.

Scope and Content Note

Site / historical notes, manuscripts, reports, papers, theses, photographs, letters, maps and illustrations relating to Jones' archaeological research, primarily in northeast Florida. Printed materials, chiefly subject files on archaeological sites, form the majority of the collection. Research on water mills and sawmills are also presented in the collection. A collection strength is the rare nature of the material, containing original sources unavailable elsewhere.

Index Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection:

  • Excavations (Archaeology)--Florida--Jacksonville Region
  • Sawmills--Florida
  • Water mills--Florida
  • Duval County (Fla.)--Antiquities
  • Saint Johns County (Fla.)--Antiquities
  • Nassau County (Fla.)--Antiquities
  • Amelia Island (Fla.)--Antiquities
  • Fort George Island (Fla.)--Antiquities
  • Florida--Antiquities
  • Duval County (Fla.)--History