Jones (Arthur Gray) Collection

Title

Jones (Arthur Gray) Collection

Creator

Jones, Arthur Gray

Description

Arthur Gray Jones (1868-1929) was pastor at the First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio, TX from 1895-1921 and Professor of Systematic Theology at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary from 1921-1927. This collection consists of

Subject

Jones, Arthur Gray, 1868-1929.
World War, 1914-1918--Religious aspects--Protestant churches.

Collection Items

"The Girl I Left Behind Me," poem
This poem was handwritten by solider Pat George Bright of Merritt, New Jersey, to his girlfriend. It found its way into Rev. Jones "soldier file," perhaps because it was left behind in the church or sent to Jones for safekeeping.

E. B. Paisley to Arthur Gray Jones, 1918
Letter of thanks from E. B. Paisley to Arthur Gray Jones.

Sgt. "Monte" Trout to Arthur Gray Jones Christmas card
A Christmas card from Sgt. "Monte" Trout to Arthur Gray Jones.

Arthur Gray Jones to J. I. Vance
A letter from Arthur Gray Jones to Rev. J. I. Vance.

Arthur Gray Jones to Herbert R. Green
A letter from Arthur Gray Jones to Bugler Herbert R. Green.

J. B. McMinn, Religious Work Secretary, Y.M.C.A., to Arthur Gray Jones
As part of his ministry during the war, Rev. Jones reached out to many young men who were far from their home churches while stationed in San Antonio, as we see in this postcard from the Y.M.C.A.. While Jones spent considerable time serving the men…

1918 Calendar card from the American Y.M.C.A.
Rev. Jones received many cards and souvenirs from the soldiers with whom he worked at Camp Travis and at his church. This card has a 1918 calendar printed on the back (in English and French) and is signed "Best Wishes from John B. Bartlett, Somewhere…

Letter from G. Berndt Chidester, Secretary, The Community House for Soldier and Civilian, to Arthur Gray Jones
The Community House was a recreational club for soldiers stationed in San Antonio. In this letter, they ask Rev. Jones to lead his congregation in singing the first verse of the Star Spangled Banner at the conclusion of each service in June in…

Letterhead from the General War Work Council of the Presbyterian church in the United States
This map shows the locations of Army and National Guard camps in the south where young men were trained before being sent overseas, including Camp Travis in San Antonio. The General War Work Council used letterhead like this to raise money for their…

Portrait of Arthur Gray Jones
Arthur Gray Jones (1868-1929) was pastor at the First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio, TX from 1895-1921 and Professor of Systematic Theology at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary from 1921-1927.
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