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Collection Summary
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Scope and Content
Separated Materials
Container List
Series I. Fairbanks/Paddock/Stone family papers, 1849-1915
Series II. Arthur and Helen Stone papers, 1863-1984 (bulk 1890-1944)
Series IV. Photographs, 1866-1998, n.d.
Series V. Publications, 1891-1955

Stone family papers

Collection Inventory

Series II. Arthur and Helen Stone papers, 1863-1984 (bulk 1890-1944)     2 linear ft.

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Organized into three subseries: 1. Arthur Stone papers, 1863-1944; 2. Helen Stone papers, 1892-1938; 3. Guest books, 1890-1984 (bulk 1890-1944).

Arthur and Helen Stone’s papers contain materials documenting their personal and professional activities. Formats present are correspondence, writings, biographical materials, research notes, guest books, and clippings.

Subseries 1: Arthur Stone, 1863-1955     1.45 linear ft.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content

Arthur Stone’s papers are primarily comprised of notes and texts for speeches and writings on a wide array of topics. Also included are correspondence, biographical material, and clippings. These include papers of a more personal nature, such as documents saved to commemorate landmark events (e.g. wedding anniversary congratulations, letters received at birth). The materials provide insight into the positions of the Vermont Republican party, Vermont history (especially the St. Johnsbury area history), and the practice of journalism. Stone appears to have participated in something called “the Vermont Yarn Spinners,” and widely collected anecdotes and jokes, both for use in his public presentations and for general appreciation. Also included is a “friendship calendar,’ a desk calendar for 1908 with different inscriptions, quotations, or images contributed by friends and family members for each day of the year.

Box Folder

Anecdotes   n.d. 

Box 1 Folder 21

Birth and obituary   2/18/1863 and 9/2/1944 

Box 1 Folder 22

Book of quotations   n.d. 

Box 1 Folder 23

College essays   ca. 1882 

Box 1 Folder 24

Correspondence   1866-1943 

Box 1 Folder 25

Diary of Florida trip, newspaper articles   1921 

Box 1 Folder 26

Friendship calendar   1908 

Box 4 Unfoldered

History: American Board of Mission   n.d. 

Box 1 Folder 27

History: North Congregational Church   1942 

Box 1 Folder 28

History of Fairbanks Scales   1931 

Box 1 Folder 29

History: "The First Hundred Years"   ca. 1942 

Box 1 Folder 30

Newspaper clipping: "How the Civil War Began"   n.d. 

Box 1 Folder 31

Notes for talks   1929-1936 

Box 1 Folder 32

Personal notebook   1879-1924 

Box 1 Folder 33

Republican Caucus Address   n.d. 

Box 1 Folder 34

Scrapbook, "Inspirational pictures"   n.d. 

Box 1 Folder 35

Sermon notes   1927-1930 

Box 1 Folder 36

Speeches and notes   1897-1905 

Box 1 Folder 37

Speeches and notes   1898-1928 

Box 1 Folder 38

Speeches and notes   1905, n.d. 

Box 1 Folder 39

Speeches and notes   1911-1924, n.d. 

Box 1 Folder 40

Speeches and notes   1916-1936, n.d. 

Box 1 Folder 41

Speeches and notes   n.d. 

Box 1 Folder 42

Speeches and notes   n.d. 

Box 1 Folder 43

Speeches and notes: History   1917, n.d. 

Box 1 Folder 44

Speeches and notes: History   n.d. 

Box 1 Folder 45

Speeches: Sphinx Club   1925, n.d. 

Box 1 Folder 46

Tenth wedding anniversary   1/1/1900 

Box 1 Folder 47

Town Crier articles   n.d. 

Box 1 Folder 48

Tributes and "bouquets"   1936-1944, n.d. 

Box 1 Folder 49

Vermont Yarn Spinners   n.d. 

Box 1 Folder 50

Vermont Yarn Spinners: Anecdotes   n.d. 

Box 1 Folder 51

Vermont Yarn Spinners: Funny stories and jokes   1926-1927 

Box 1 Folder 52

Vermont Yarn Spinners: Funny stories and jokes   1926-1927 

Box 1 Folder 53

Vermont Yarn Spinners: Poetry and verses   n.d. 

Box 1 Folder 54

The Vermonter   1944 

Box 1 Folder 55

Verses   n.d. 

Box 1 Folder 56

Subseries 2: Helen Stone, 1892-1938     .05 linear ft.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content

Includes personal correspondence (1892-1938) and a talk on Vermont women presented to the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1926.

Box Folder

Correspondence   1892-1938 

Box 1 Folder 57

DAR essay on Vermont women   4/19/1926 

Box 1 Folder 58

Subseries 3: Guest books, 1890-1984     .5 linear ft. (3 volumes)

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically

Scope and Content

Guest books showing visitors to the home of Arthur and Laura Stone. The books record a mixture of general visitors and guests at special events. The last guest book contains lists of guests at the couple’s wedding anniversary celebration. The volume was later taken over by their daughter Eleanor Stone and continues into the 1980’s.

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