Scope and Content of Collection
The Frederick Stone papers span the years 1864 through 1903 and 1985. The first series consists of correspondence, and the second series is a 1985 oral history of the Stone family. The bulk of the letters consist of correspondence between Stone and his second wife, Jennie, or between Frederick Stone and his daughters. Additional letters come from several other relatives, primarily cousins of Mrs. Jennie Stone, and family friends. Several letters are messages of condolence from family members and friends upon the death of Stone's daughter, Mrs. Bessie Brown, in New Orleans, after a long illness. Others are expressions of support for the campaign to keep Stone in office in 1890 and include newspaper clippings about that campaign. Other subjects include gardening, the American Civil War, travel, genealogy, business, and daily life.