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Title Letters from Katie M Poston to Mary S Johnson
Author Poston, Katie M
Date 20 Mar 1912 - 30 Mar 1914
Document Type Correspondence; Manuscript
Reference MSS 12, Box 2, Folder 20
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection Name James Samuel Stemons Papers, 1894-1922
Description Letters sent from Katie M Poston to Mary Stemons Johnson, which deliver updates about Katie's daily life, family and the hardness of her work. She also includes details about community births, deaths, marriages and illnesses, and gossip about Mary's estranged husband, John T Johnson.
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materials, writings, clippings, a photocopy of a marriage licence to Arizona L. Cleaver, and the manuscript of his unpublished autobiographical novel.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 Republican City, Junction City, Kansas, United States
Nationality African American
People Johnson, Mary Stemons; Poston, Katie M
Keywords marriage, birth, death, sickness, health, farming, labour, money, adultery
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 Family Correspondence with Mary S Johnson and Nora E Hulings Siegel
Copyright Historical Society of Pennsylvania