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Title Correspondence from Family and Friends to Mary S Johnson and Harriet Stemons
Author McFarland, Nina M; Lee, Josie
Date 2 Feb 1907 - 17 Dec 1910
Document Type Correspondence; Manuscript
Reference MSS 12, Box 2, Folder 16
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection Name James Samuel Stemons Papers, 1894-1922
Description Correspondence from various friends and family to Mary S Johnson and Harriet Stemons, delivering news about daily life and work, and updates about births, marriages, deaths and illnesses in their communities.
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materials, writings, clippings, a photocopy of a marriage licence to Arizona L. Cleaver, and the manuscript of his unpublished autobiographical novel.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 Evansville, Indiana, Bogue, Nicodemus, Kansas, United States
Nationality African American
People Johnson, Mary Stemons; Stemons, Harriet; McFarland, Nina M; Lee, Josie; Stemons, James Samuel
Keywords marriage, death, birth, illness, health, The Pilot, farming, labour, religion
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 Personal Correspondence Received by Mary S Johnson
Copyright Historical Society of Pennsylvania