Related Links

Online Exhibits:


The Nelson E. Jones Family’s

Illustrations of the Nest and Eggs of Birds of Ohio,

Smithsonian Institution Libraries On Display


Biodiversity Heritage Library


Institutions that hold archival materials related

to the Jones family’s book:


Cleveland Museum of Natural History Library


Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History


Ohio Historical Society Archives/Library


Pickaway County Historical Society


Where to purchase America’s Other Audubon:


Princeton Architectural Press

(*If you purchase your copy through this link to Amazon I will receive a commission.)


Barnes & Noble


Raincoast Books















           America’s Other Audubon

The Black-billed Cuckoo’s Nest

Additional information:


I am currently writing a historical narrative version of the Jones family’s story, which will include excerpts from their correspondence with ornithologists and more in depth details of their often painful and frustrating endeavors to publish and market their work so that it could receive the attention it rightly deserved.


I hope to publish that book in 2016.

“Joy’s dedication in pursuing this research and her determination to bring the book and the Jones family to modern audiences match the original effort of its creation.”


Leslie K. Overstreet, Curator of Natural History Rare Books


Nelson and Beverly Jonnes

(who use a variant spelling of the family name)  visit the Cleveland Museum of Natural History