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Edward Alfred Jones

(1872-1943), Historian, antiquarian and writer

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Edward Alfred Jones

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, September 1938
NPG x18892

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Charles Parry

19 February 2017, 21:46

E[dward] Alfred Jones [1872-1943] was a prolific writer on antique silver. Born in
Llanfyllin, Wales, Jones served in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers before launching his career as a researcher and writer on all things antique and antiquarian, most especially silver. One of his specialties became the compilation of sponsored volumes on the silver of specific localities, or diocese, including the Tower of London, Windsor Castle, the Cambridge colleges, and American churches, and catalogs of private collections, such as that of the Duke of Devonshire, Baroness James de Rothschild, and the Emperor of Russia. Jones also wrote about furniture, tapestry, enamels, other art objects, and about Loyalists from the American Revolution. Jones was a member of the Livery of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and member of the National Art Collections Fund and of the Contemporary Art Society, and was awarded honorary M.A. degrees from the University of Wales and Oxford University. Jones died on August 23, 1943, from injuries received from a fall during a blackout.

Charles Parry

19 February 2017, 21:30

He was a prolific author on mainly historical subjects. He died in 1943 of injuries from a fall in a blackout.

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