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Title Correspondence from Mamie Whaley Stemons to Mary S Johnson
Author Whaley Stemons, Mamie
Date 18 Jan 1907 - 2 Jul 1912
Document Type Correspondence; Manuscript
Reference MSS 12, Box 2, Folder 25
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 discusses daily life and domestic affairs, the success of 'The Pilot' and her concern for James' health and opposition to the publication, as well as praising Mary for her own contributions. Mamie also alludes to the death of Mary's child.
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materials, writings, clippings, a photocopy of a marriage licence to Arizona L. Cleaver, and the manuscript of his unpublished autobiographical novel.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, United States
Nationality African American
People Whaley Stemons, Mamie; Johnson, Mary Stemons; Stemons, James Samuel
Keywords family, race, racism, health, sickness, publishing, newspaper, death, marriage
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 James Samuel Stemons, Miscellaneous Papers and Correspondence Fragments
Copyright Historical Society of Pennsylvania