L2018.1039 Book, overall

Book (Workbook)

  • Category:

    Books

  • Creator (Role):

    Job Jones (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Burlington, New Jersey, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1766

  • Materials:

    Paper (wove); Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)

  • Techniques:

    Drawn, Hand colored, Hand lettered

  • Museum Object Number:

    2018.0024


  • Complete Details



Object Number

2018.0024

Object Name

Book (Workbook)

Category

Books

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase with funds drawn from the Centenary Fund

Creator (Role)

Job Jones (Maker)
1751-May 8, 1836
Born in 1751, Job Jones was the son of Hezekiah and Lavinia (Shinn) Jones of Burlington County, New Jersey. Married Sarah Campion on November 23, 1775. Their daughter Mary Jones was born on August 16, 1781. Served as chief mate on the brig Charming Polly from Philadelphia, on which he made two voyages from Cape Henlopen (the southernmost cape of the Delaware Bay, near Lewes, Delaware) to Jamaica, the first in March of 1766 and the second in January of 1767. Attended the following Meeting Houses: Monthly - Mount Holly Yearly - Philadelphia

Place of Origin

Burlington, New Jersey, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Origin Notes

The book was started as a cyphering book with mathematics and navigational exercises. By March 1766 it was used as a log book. The drawings were made aboard ship on his two voyages from Cape Henlopen (the southernmost cape of the Delaware Bay, near Lewes, Delaware) to Jamaica.

Date

1766

Subjects

Quaker; Maritime; Animals

Materials

Paper (wove); Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)

Techniques

Drawn, Hand colored, Hand lettered

Dimensions (inches)

8.75 (H) , 13.5 (W) , 1.25 (D)

Dimensions (centimeters)

22.225 (H) , 34.29 (W) , 3.175 (D)

Object Description

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