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Title Correspondence between Mary S Johnson and John T Johnson
Author Johnson, Mary Stemons; Johnson, John T
Date 9 Apr 1901 - 10 May 1907
Document Type Correspondence; Manuscript
Reference MSS 12, Box 2, Folder 13
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection Name James Samuel Stemons Papers, 1894-1922
Description Correspondence between Mary S Johnson and her husband John T Johnson who has migrated west to form his own homestead, describing their child and details about daily life and work, and alluding to an affair conducted by John T Johnson and their resulting estrangement.
Series Description The collection documents Stemons' personal and professional life, and includes correspondence, printed materials, writings, clippings, a photocopy of a marriage licence to Arizona L. Cleaver, and the manuscript of his unpublished autobiographical novel.
Biographical Note / History James Samuel Stemons was born in Clarksville, Tennessee, and settled in Philadelphia c.1900. A postal worker, journalist and writer, he served as the editor of two short-lived African American newspapers: The Philadelphia Courant and The Pilot. He was also active in several civic organizations. An outspoken advocate for equal industrial opportunities for blacks, he lectured and published extensively on race relations. He served as field secretary of the Joint Organization of the Association for Equalizing Industrial Opportunities and the League of Civic and Political Reform.
Theme(s) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations
Places West Hutchinson, Nicodemus, Kansas, United States
Nationality African American
People Johnson, Mary Stemons; Johnson, John T
Keywords small pox, disease, health, sickness, farming, labour, murder, race relations, adultery, marriage, homestead
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania catalogue.
Language English
Document(s) linked to Correspondence From John T Johnson to Estranged Wife Mary S Johnson
Copyright Historical Society of Pennsylvania