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MS 496 02

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MS 496 02


Edward Daniel Stone papers





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17.5 boxes and 15 volumes

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Letters, diaries, writings, printed material relating to Edward Daniel Stone. The letters are outgoing, written to his brother Walter G. Boswell Stone (98 ALS), his mother Lucia Stone (725 ALS), his sister Edith (128 ALS), wife Lily (133 ALS), children Ned (223 ALS), Frank (27 ALS), Lucy (16 ALS), Faith (35 ALS, including one written in 1915 with a section apparently about the Germans which has been crossed out), with two ALS to Faith's husband Compton Mackenzie and two ALS to Compton Mackenzie's mother. There is a very large collection of 750 ALS to his youngest son Christopher Stone. There are about 20 other letters to his brother William Harry Stone, son William Johnson Stone, Ruth, and Alyce, Christopher Stone's wife. There is also a group of letters written to Robert Rutson James. Incoming letters include a small group of letters written from Edward and Will's prep school Rodwell, and later Eton, with letters from masters John Addison, Charles O. Goodford and Rupert Day accompanied by school reports. There are nearly 80 letters written to Stone on his wife Lily's death in 1898, and a group of letters written to Stone on his 80th birthday. There are 18 volumes of diaries, kept 1865-1916, more thoroughly at the end of this period than at the beginning. There is an extensive file of autograph manuscript writings, some in notebooks, many loose, on religious and classical themes, with sermons, letters to the press on religious themes, many Latin verses, including a file of cuttings of his prize-winning verse translations in the Westminster Gazette. There is also a folder of work by others, possibly students, which includes a poem, "Jolly Cricket Weather". There is also an autograph manuscript entitled "Apple Pie Island" accompanied by a lightly revised bound typescript. A bound volume entitled E.D.S. Memorials contains autograph manuscript reminiscences of Stone written by his children in 1922, with some letters from Christopher Reynolds Stone laid in. Printed material includes set texts for exams and schoolwork on elegiacs, and alcaics, and "Froggy Would a Wooing Go: a tragic-comedy" published at Eton by Ingleton Drake. There are a number of newspaper clippings, letters to the press, and obituaries. Documents include an account book for Stone House, 1884, Stone's passport, certificate as ordination as deacon, and his licence to preach.

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4 additional printed items, four autograph notes to his young grandson John Carter, and 4 other items were removed from a copy of Stone's 'Dorica' presented to A.C. Benson (Kp.3.37) and now housed separately (Kp.3.38).

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