Sketches and Notes of William Jones and Lady Anna Maria Jones

Scope and Content

This material has been divided into 5 files:I

  • Six sketches in cards, 7.8cm x 12 cm, in pencil and watercolour. Inscribed by Lady Jones.
  • A sketchbook of botanical drawings with some specimens inserted. Compiled by William and Anna Maria Jones.
  • A further sketchbook of botanical drawings.
  • Loose botanical drawings and notes by William and Anna Maria Jones.
  • 3 larger drawings with some notes, probably by Anna Maria Jones.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

It is unknown how these documents came to the Royal Asiatic Society. It is presumed that they came with paintings that were in the Jones' possession and that these were donated sometime after Lady Jones' death.

Separated Material

The Royal Asiatic Society holds within its collections a number of paintings and drawings that belonged to William Jones. These have been listed in Raymond Head's "Catalogue of Paintings, Drawings, Engravings & Busts", (1991) pp.86-94 and most can also be found on the online Library catalogue at

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