CDV of Prominent Quaker Missionary, Civil War Nurse, and Activist Sybil Jones

CDV of Sybil Jones (1808-1873) seated in a studio. Uncredited: Maine, n.d., ca 1860s-early 1870s. Printed identification on verso.

Sybil Jones was the wife of Quaker missionary Eli Jones (1807-1890), and together, the pair traveled to Liberia in 1851, where they aided freed slaves who were trying to make a "go" at the settlement. During the Civil War, Sybil worked in Philadelphia and Washington, DC, area hospitals, nursing Union soldiers and Confederate prisoners. Jones was at the capital when Lincoln was assassinated and paid visits to Mary Todd Lincoln and Secretary Stanton at the White House in the days after the assassination. In 1867, Sybil and Eli went to the Middle East / "Holy Land," where they founded a girls' school, first called The Girls’ Training Home of Ramallah, renamed The Friends Girls’ School in 1919.

The Jones family papers are housed in the Quaker & Special Collections division of Haverford College Library.


Rich tones. Light corner/edge wear to mount. 

Estimate: $300 - $500
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