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Stone-Moore Papers

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2010.085

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Scope and Contents

Personal papers, correspondence and business records of Edward L. Stone (1869-1938) and his son-in-law, Franklin Moore of Roanoke, Virginia. Both men owned the Roanoke Printing and Manufacturing Company and were involved in various civic organizations.


  • Creation: 1860-1957
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1880-1950


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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

Edward Lee Stone was born September 15, 1864, in Liberty, Virginia (now known as Bedford, Virginia) and died in 1938. After working for John P. Bell's printing company, Stone was promoted and eventually took over the business. He became a wealthy and prominent citizen of Roanoake through his business, the Stone Printing and Manufacturing Company. He also played an important role in his local community through various civic organizations and clubs. His wife was Minnie Fishburn and his daughter Mary Katherine Stone.


1.49 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is organized into five series: Series 1: Correspondence and Personal Papers, Series 2: Photographs, Series 3: Business and Financial Documents, Series 4: Political Tracts and Series 5: Ephemera.

Acquisition Information:

Purchased in January 2010 from Tim Abbott, Pack'N'Mail, 536 Pantops Center, Charlottesville, VA 22911.

Related Materials:

Phonograph records from this collection have been moved to the Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection.

Separated Materials:

All audiovisual material from this collection has been moved to the Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection.

Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally processed in February 2010 by Ute Schechter, Warren E. Burger Archivist. Arranged and described by Michael Lusby, SCRC Staff, in February-March 2010.

Guide to the Stone-Moore Papers
Finding Aid Authors: Michael Lusby, SCRC Staff.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository