Jones, Edward Alfred

Scope and Content

Transcripts and documents made by Jones for his book on the American loyalists, The Loyalists of Massachusetts: Their memorials, petitions and claims (St Catherine Press, 1930).

Administrative / Biographical History

Jones wrote several books on loyalists in the American Revolution, including The Loyalists of New Jersey; their memorials, petitions, claims etc from English Records (1927), The Loyalists of Massachusetts; their memorials, petitions, claims etc (1930) and The Society or Garrison of Fort Williamsburg; the Old Glynllivon Volunteers (1935). He also wrote books about church plate and the plate of other institutions, including The Old Plate of the Cambridge Colleges (1910), The Old Royal Plate in the Tower of London (1908), The Plate of Eton College (1938), Catalogue of the Plate of Merton College, Oxford (1938) and The Church Plate of the Diocese of Bangor (1906).

Access Information

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Other Finding Aids

A full catalogue has been produced, which is accessible from the University of London Research Library Services on-line archives catalogue,, and is also available in the Special Collections reading room of Senate House Library.

Archivist's Note

Separated Material

Nottinghamshire Archives hold notes on Nottinghamshire church plate, [1935] (Ref: D DTS 14/9/1-2).

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Custodial History

The collection was transferred from the Institute of Historial Research, of which Jones was a member, in 1938.