Scope and Content of Collection
The William Stone papers contain material that dates from 1762 through 1876; most of the material falls within the years 1821 through 1845. The collection consists of correspondence, most of which was written to Stone for business purposes. Also included are letters from various correspondents to Stone's uncles Walter, Daniel, and Frederick, and one letter to Stone's father, Michael Jennifer Stone.
Important subjects documented in the collection include slavery and individual slaves, legal and financial settlements, and national politics.
A detailed listing of the letters (as prepared by the manuscript dealer Charles Apfelbaum) is available as an external document.