October 29, 2022

James Knox Jones [RG5805.AM]


RG5805.AM:  James Knox Jones

Misc. papers:  ca. 1918-1925; mostly 1918-1919

Wayne, Wayne County, Neb.:  Soldier during WWI

Size:  0.25 cu.ft.; 1 box


The collection consists of miscellaneous papers relating to James Knox Jones’ military service during World War I. Included in the collection are letters from Jones to Virginia Bowen (his future wife); enlistment and discharge certificates; two German documents found by Jones in a German trench; letters asking for a discharge for Jones so that he may attend college; a map of France; a cartoon book entitled, “Wally, His Cartoons of the A.E.F.”; and misc. other certificates.

Note:  See also the photo component [RG5805.PH] which consists of three (3) items: a photo postcard of Jones in uniform; a portrait of Jones in uniform; and a panoramic photo of the 78th Division. The Nebraska History Museum holds various artifacts relating to James Knox Jones’ service in WWI. Not all artifacts are on display. Interested researchers should contact the Museum Collections office to set up an appointment.



Jones, James Knox

Soldiers — Nebraska

World War, 1914-1918


TMM   04-26-2012

Encoded TMM   04-26-2012

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