Fonds GLC BO-35 - Arthur E. Jones, S.J. Fonds

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Arthur E. Jones, S.J. Fonds

Dénomination générale des documents

  • Document cartographique
  • Document iconographique
  • Document textuel
  • Photographie
  • Publication
  • Objet
  • Dessin technique

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Mention d'échelle (cartographique)

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Mention des coordonnées (cartographiques)

Mention d'échelle (architecturale)

Juridiction responsable et dénomination (philatélique)

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  • [1853?]-1918 (Création/Production)
    Jones, Arthur E.

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Description matérielle

30 cm of textual records
9.5 cm of cartographic material and technical drawings
7.5 cm of graphic material
ca. 40 personal items
36 photographs
15 publications
4 printing plates

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Notice biographique

Historique de la conservation

The material comprised in the Arthur Edward Jones, S.J. fonds was integrated into the Archives du Collège Sainte-Marie after his death in 1918. Following the closure of the Collège Sainte-Marie, the fonds was transferred to the Résidence Notre-Dame-de-Montserrat, in Saint-Jérôme, where the Archives des jésuites du Canada français (ASJCF) were housed, until their move in 2009 to a new repository at Maison Bellarmin, in Montreal (now The Archive of the Jesuits in Canada). Further accruals were made in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2024. The 2013 and 2024 accruals resulted from transfers from the Collège Sainte-Marie fonds (GLC C-1). The accruals include a publication by Arthur E. Jones, maps and four printing plates.

Portée et contenu

The Arthur E. Jones, S.J. fonds reflects Father Jones personal life and his roles as historian, researcher, editor, and writer during his tenure as archivist at the Archives du Collège Sainte-Marie in Montreal from 1882 to 1918. The fund, dating from 1853 to 1918, consists largely of textual documents, including correspondence, postcards, memorabilia, clippings, bound writings, diplomas, publications, and other related printed material. Arthur E. Jones’s personal records encompass his religious education during his novitiate in Angers, France, including his personal passport, devotion vows, and letters to his mother Lucy Catherine Macdonell. They also include records such as his priesthood ordination certificate, travel permits provided by members of the Jesuits, and letters attesting to his affiliation with various associations. The fonds also contains biographical notes on Arthur E. Jones’s obituary written by F. Melançon, funeral arrangements for him at the Gesù Church in 1918 and letters pertaining to genealogical research on his family.

In addition, the fonds documents Father Jones’s active involvement in supplying documentation and publications on the Jesuits Estates Act, as well as debates between 1888 and 1889. Correspondence to Father Jones from Reuben Gold Thwaites and the Burrows publishers confirm his contribution to the publication of the Jesuits Relations and Allied Documents. Other records within the fonds relate to Father Jones’s inquiries, transcriptions, documentation and publications about the history of the Jesuits in New France and during the suppression of the Society of Jesus. The fonds also includes ephemera and certificates related to the Jesuit exhibit prepared by Arthur E. Jones for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis in 1904. Finally, the fonds comprises documents such as letters, copies, fieldwork journals, notes and other records reflecting his studies on the Jesuit missions among the Huron-Wendat nation, as well as the sites of the Jesuit martyrs which served for his publication in the 1902 Annual Archaeological Report. The fonds also contains material related to the research, publication, and reception of his work, “8endake Ehen or Old Huronia” in 1908-1909. An unpublished manuscript written by Arthur E. Jones, S.J. on the Wyandots is also included.

Various materials scattered throughout Arthur E. Jones’s fonds include photographs, blueprints, maps, technical and artistic drawings, sketches, and Father Jones’s personal objects, along with four printing plates. Photographs depict Arthur E. Jones’s portraits taken at different moments in his life, including those of his LLD graduation ceremony at the University of Toronto in 1913. Other photos are related to Arthur E. Jones’s family portraits, landscapes sites, as well as one photo of Father Jones’s life as a professor at St. Francis Xavier College in New York, between 1874 and 1875. Arthur E. Jones’s drawings showcase his artistic skills developed during his lifetime.

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Source immédiate d'acquisition


The fonds was reprocessed and rehoused in 2024, maintaining for the most part the existing arrangement, which was probably put in place while the fonds was held in Saint-Jérôme.

Langue des documents

  • anglais
  • français
  • latin

Écriture des documents

    Note de langue et graphie

    The material is mainly in English. Other documents are in French, and a few are in Latin.

    Note de langue et graphie

    The material is mainly in English. Some documents in French, and few in Latin.

    Note de langue et graphie

    The material is mainly in English. Other documents are in French, and a few are in Latin.

    Localisation des originaux

    Disponibilité d'autres formats

    Restrictions d'accès

    There are no restrictions on access.

    Délais d'utilisation, de reproduction et de publication

    Some documents may be subject to copyright. Use and reproduction of archival documents must be done with the written permission of The Archive of the Jesuits in Canada.

    Instruments de recherche

    An index card inventory was made when the fonds was held at Saint-Jérôme and summary inventories of further accruals were made in Archilog. A file-level inventory has been created following the processing of the fonds in 2024 and is available upon request.

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    Désignations alphanumériques


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    Identifiant de la description du document

    Identifiant du service d'archives

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    Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

    A finding aid was started in 2021 by François Danserau and completed by Maria E. Osorio Oliveros (practicum student) in 2024. The file-level inventory was created by Maria E. Osorio Oliveros under the supervision of the director François Danserau and the processing archivist Patricia Prost.

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