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1920-1932
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1920-1932
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eng
Summary
Papers, 1920-1932, of Edward L. Stone (1864-1938) of Roanoke, Virginia, consisting of accounts, articles, correspondence, maps, newsletters, poems, programs, receipts, reports, and resolutions relating to the Lee Highway Association and its successful efforts to have the United States and individual states, including Virginia, create a highway running from New York, New York, through Washington D.C., Virginia, and the southern states, to San Francisco, California. Correspondence consists mainly of letters between Stone and Association General Director Dr. S. M. Johnson discussing the Association's efforts and includes an article and a poem by Johnson about the Lee Highway and the Arlington Memorial Bridge. Newsletters, programs, reports, resolutions, and other correspondence also details the efforts of the Lee Highway Association to achieve its goal of a national highway. Papers also include the accounts of the Association; a map of the highway's route from New York to San Francisco; and a receipt for Stone's payment of his 1923 membership in the Association
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Biographical or historical data
Edward Lee Stone was born 17 September 1864 in Liberty (now Bedford), Virginia, to John H. Stone and Mary Auspaugh Stone. He began working as an apprentice in a print shop at age 11, and a few years later began working for J. P. Bell of Lynchburg. Bell opened a printery in Roanoke, Virginia, in 1883, and Stone began working in that shop, becoming its manager in 1885. In 1891, Stone bought the the plant upon Bell's retirement and began operating Stone Printing and Manufacturing Company. It became a successful business. Stone belonged trade and civic associations, including the Lee Highway Association. He also collected rare books. Stone married Minnie T. Fishburn 9 April 1890, and they had one child. Stone died 3 June 1938 in Roanoke, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery.
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Vi
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Papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
.2
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L. and T. Respess Books
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001530596
Type of unit
cu. ft.

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