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Charles Pomeroy Stone Family collection

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0023

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photocopies of four letters, a reprint of the diary of Fanny Stone, which she kept while living in Cairo during the war of 1882, obituaries for Charles Stone, a magazine article about him, a photograph copy of Jennie Stone and John Stone as children, and an original manuscript copy of a certificate issued to Stone on May 10, 1880 from the Vice Counsel General of the United States.

One letter is to John Horace Stone from his sister Jeannie Stone, one is from Charles Stone to his namesake nephew, one is to Charles Stone from his cousin Fanny Stone, and one is to Imogen Stone from her aunt Jennie Stone Stone (same maiden and married surnames).The letters to Charles were received while he was in Cairo, Egypt. The original letters date circa 1880s. The photocopies were made in 1972. Fanny Stone's "Diary of an American Girl in Cairo, During the War of 1882," which details her life living in Cairo during the Anglo-Egyptian War, was first published in June 1884. This copy was made in 1972.


  • Creation: 1880 May 10, 1972


Language of Materials

The materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.

Biographical Note

Charles Pomeroy Stone was the son of Alpheus F. Stone and Fanny L. Cushing. He was born on September 30, 1824 in Massachusetts. He married Jeannie Stone, daughter of John Stone and Ophelia Eliza Collins. He died in New York on January 24, 1887.


0.02 Linear Feet (2 folders)

Existence and Location of Originals

Most of the items in this collection are photocopies. The original letters are owned by Janet Stone Marfield.



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Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

204 W. Washington St.
Lexington VA 24450 USA