Selected Writings

Jones, always eager to make his opinions known, wrote a great variety of articles over the course of his lifetime on subjects including botany, mining, geology, railroad development, and religion. He was a regular contributor to the Salt Lake Tribune, and published his own botanical findings in his own small journal, Contributions to Western Botany.
His Revision of North American Species of Astragalus remains his most significant published work. However, he left behind three large unpublished manuscripts: Shrubs and Trees of Utah, Flora of Flathead Lake, and Flora of the Great Plateau, all of which remain in the Library Archives at RSABG. At the time of Jones’ death, his Flora of the Great Plateau would have been the first consideration of the large “Great Plateau” region of the Western United States.

At right, an article written by Jones
about a trip to Southern California.

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