1816.111: Invitation to Funeral of the late Mrs. Jane Jones.

Published: 1816

Full Title: You are requested to attend the funeral of the late Mrs. Jane Jones, from Cedar Grove, on Saturday morning, at 11 o’clock. Friday, February 16, 1816.

Author: -----

Place Issued: Petersburg

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 6 cm. x 13 cm. (broadside).


Sheet is card-sized without colophon; Jane Atkinson Jones (1762-1816) was the wife of Gen. Joseph Jones (1749-1824), one of the principal Republican leaders in the Petersburg area; she died at their Cedar Grove estate in Dinwiddie County on the date noted herein; thus this ticket certainly issued from a press in Petersburg, probably the primary Republican one of Edward Pescud, long a friend and ally of the Jones family; however, the possibility that this item issued from another press there cannot be excluded, so the indeterminacy here. Shaw & Shoemaker, as well as Hummel, suggest a Richmond origin for this title, apparently not knowing of the social prominence of someone with so common a name as Jane Jones, nor that of an estate named Cedar Grove.

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