Fonds F2097 - Beverley Jones fonds

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Reference code

CA ON00335 F2097

Title

Beverley Jones fonds

Date(s)

  • 1857-1935 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

13 cm of textual records

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Name of creator

(1839-1934)

Biographical history

Beverley Jones was a lawyer who was born 11 June 1839 in Brockville, Ontario, one of three children of Sidney Jones and Susan Ford. Jones was educated at Brockville Grammar School and Upper Canada College before graduating with a BA in 1860 and an MA in 1877, both from Trinity College. He was called to the bar in 1864 and began working in the office of his cousins, Jones Brothers. In 1961 he enlisted in the volunteers at Brockville during the Trent Excitement and served in the Queen’s Own Rifles during the Fenian Raid of 1866.

In 1864 Jones joined the Canada Permanent Mortgage Co. as a solicitor and remained in an advisory role there until his death. In 1873 Jones became the bursar of Bishop Strachan
School, a private school for girls in Toronto. Jones served as a delegate to the diocesan synod for nearly 50 years as a representative of the congregation of St. George’s Church. He also served as secretary of the Canada Law Amendment Association, and was one of the founders of the Industrial Schools Association, serving as treasurer for 30 years. Jones was
committed to providing homes for children and established industrial schools for boys and girls, founding the Victoria and Alexandra schools in Mimico and East Toronto. In Jones 1888 drafted the bill known as the Juvenile Offenders Act which provided for a separate trial for juveniles and allowed children under age fourteen to be committed to certain institutions or charitable societies to be taken care of and educated.

Beverley Jones died in Toronto, Ontario in 1934, at age 95.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of notes of lectures by the provost of the University of Trinity College, delivered in 1859-1860 and notes of lectures on the catechism, including "Questions on Paley's Evidences of Christianity," as well as Jones's diary as a Trinity College undergraduate from 1857.

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Open

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Public Domain

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See file 1-4 in Irving Cameron Fonds (F2067)

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  • English

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