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Title Correspondence from Mamie Whaley Stemons to Mary S Johnson
Author Whaley Stemons, Mamie
Date 8 Aug 1905 - 25 Dec 1906
Document Type Correspondence; Manuscript
Reference MSS 12, Box 2, Folder 24
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection Name James Samuel Stemons Papers, 1894-1922
Description Letters sent by Mamie Whaley Stemons, James Stemons' first wife, to Mary S Johnson. Mamie offers Mary comfort over her abusive estranged husband, and discusses the general health of the family. Mamie also talks at length of James' difficulties at the Philadelphia Courant, and his eventual resignation.
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materials, writings, clippings, a photocopy of a marriage licence to Arizona L. Cleaver, and the manuscript of his unpublished autobiographical novel.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) Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations; Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations
Places Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Nicodemus, Kansas, United States
Nationality African American
People Whaley Stemons, Mamie; Johnson, Mary Stemons; Stemons, James Samuel
Keywords family, violence, race, health, sickness, publishing, newspaper
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania catalogue.
Language English
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