Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Stone-Askew Papers, MS.00281

Stephen K. Stone, 1819-1909, was the son of Parker F. Stone and Kindness Hicks Stone. Stephen K., a Fayetteville, Arkansas, merchant and capitalist, came to Arkansas in 1840. He began his career as a clerk in a dry goods store and later became a farmer. In 1845 he opened his own dry goods store, which he operated until his death. Stone was a leading citizen of Fayetteville and invested in construction and land improvement in the area. On September 23, 1842, he married Amanda M. Brodie. Stephen and Amanda were the parents of seven children: Mary Albright, Stephen R., Benjamin H., William C., Ludowick, Amanda M., and Albert Brodie.

  • I. S.K. Stone correspondence
    • 1. 1842 April 27: S.K. Stone, Fayetteville, Arkansas, to "Dear Amanda" (photocopy)
    • 2. 1852 March 21: S.K. Stone, Philadelphia, to "Dear Wife" (photocopy)
  • II. S.K. Stone legal documents, deeds, and tax receipts
    • 1. 1860 August 15: John Datesen deed
    • 2. 1866 June 1: S.K. Stone license, collector of internal revenue
    • 3. 1866 January 1: S.K. Stone tax receipt, United States Internal Revenue
    • 4. 1866 November 8: S.K. Stone tax receipt, United States Internal Revenue
    • 5. 1867 August 25: S.K. Stone tax receipt, United States Internal Revenue
    • 6. 1868 June 15: S.K. Stone tax receipt, United States Internal Revenue
    • 7. 1868 October 20: S.K. Stone tax receipt, United States Internal Revenue
  • III. Lucy Keblinger Stone miscellaneous material
    • 1. Undated: Certificates of academic status, Albemarle Female Institute, to Lucy M. Keblinger
    • 2. 1853 August 27: John W. England, Newfork, to A.A. Keblinger
    • 3. 1855 July 10: Testimonial for "widow's son," Grand Lodge of Virginia, on behalf of Adam Keblinger
    • 4. 1901 April 7: Funeral notice, Alice Keblinger
  • IV. Lucy Askew Thompson family history papers
    • 1. Anthony family material, 4 items
    • 2. Askew family material, 4 items
    • 3. Brodie family material, 15 items
    • 4. Hicks family material, 5 items
    • 5. McLean family material, 1 item
    • 6. Miscellaneous, 9 items
  • V. Stone family photographs
    • 1. S.R. Stone, 4 photographs
    • 2. Ben Stone, 1 photograph
    • 3. Lucy K. Stone, 2 photographs
    • 4. S.K. Stone and unidentified individual
    • 5. Mr. and Mrs. Stone
    • 6. S.K. Stone, S.R. Stone, Mary Askew, and daughter, Lucy
    • 7. S K. Stone family group
    • 8. Stone home
  • VI. Askew family photographs
    • 1. George Askew, 3 photographs
    • 2. Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Askew
    • 3. Mrs. G.A. Askew and daughter
    • 4. Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Askew and daughter, Lucy
    • 5. Undated: University of Arkansas student group
  • VII. Miscellaneous photographs
    • 1. Unidentified, 10 photographs
    • 2. "Uncle Sam" and "Uncle Nick," former slaves

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