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Guide to the Wellington D. Jones Papers 1948

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Jones, Wellington D. Papers

Dates:

1948

Size:

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Wellington D. Jones, geography professor. The Wellington D. Jones Papers consist of a letter from Jones to Katherine Hall and a typescript titled “Working on the Professor’s Terms” co-written by Jones with Robert S. Platt.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Jones, Wellington D. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Wellington Downing Jones was born on April 4, 1886 in Kansas City, Missouri.

He received his S.B. (1908) and Ph.D (1914) in geography from the University of Chicago. Jones’ first appointment was as an assistant in the geography department in 1909. He became an instructor in 1913, and eventually a full professor. In addition to his teaching duties, Jones was Dean of the Colleges of Science from 1918 to 1923 and Associate Dean of the College from 1924 to 1925.

Jones’ research interests ran from the regional geography of India, China, and Japan to the worldwide classification of agricultural regions.

Jones was the author of several books, including An Introduction to Economic Geography (1925), Glacial Land Forms in the Sierra Nevada South of Lake Tahoe (1929), and Present Status and Future Possibilities of Agricultural Land Utilization in Patagonia (1932).

Jones married Harriet Harding. The couple had two children, Wellington D. Jones, Jr. and Harding Jones.

Wellington Downing Jones died in 1957

Scope Note

The Wellington D. Jones Papers consist pf a letter from Jones to Katherine Hall and a typescript titled “Working on the Professor’s Terms” co-written by Jones with Robert S. Platt.

Related Resources

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Letter and typescript

  • Wellington Jones to Katherine M. Hall, February 2, 1948
  • "Working on the Professor's Terms," typescript, undated