This collection contains correspondence regarding Seth C. Jones and his drawings of cliff dwellings from 1873-1874, typed
copies of Jones's obituary, and an annotated manuscript by F. W. Hodge regarding Jones and his drawings, which were acquired
by the Southwest Museum in 1947. Correspondence is dated 1947 and 1970.
Seth Corbett Jones (1853, July 15 - 1929, Aug. 1) was born and died in Rochester, New York. Jones was a member of the Hayden
Expedition which explored the Southwest and covered much of the ground now in the national parks. He was an assistant artist
and entomologist with the United States Geographical and Topographical Survey of the Territories, of which his uncle, Dr.
Ferdinand V. Hayden, was a director. He became familiar with old Spanish scenes, remnants of the early Spanish occupation
on the Pacific coast. A painting of the famous Santa Barbara Mission hung at one time in the lobby of the Powers Hotel in
Rochester. He was versatile, painting portraits as well as nature scenes. He studied with William B. Holmes and Thomas Moran.
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