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MS 496


Stone family archive



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Stone, E. D. (Edward Daniel), 1832-1916

Edward Daniel Stone (1832-1916) attended Eton College, where he was the Newcastle Scholar in 1852. He then went on to King's College, and returned to Eton as Assistant Master from 1857 to 1884. He then founded Stonehouse, a preparatory school in Kent, which he ran for 11 years. He was the son of Joseph and Lucia Stone, and married Elizabeth Theresa ("'Lily") Vidal in 1861, with whom he had ten children: Mary Vidal, Lucy Hester, the Revd. Francis Joseph, Edward ("Ned") Wellington, Margaret Theresa, Ruth Boswell, William Johnson, Guy Ironside, Faith Nona, and Christopher Reynolds. Elizabeth Theresa ("Lily") Vidal Stone (1841-1898) was the daughter of Mary Theresa Johnson, sister of William Johnson Cory. Mary Vidal Stone (b. 1862) became a nun at St. Mary the Virgin, Wantage, where she was known as Mary Christabel. Lucy Hester Stone (b. 1865) had a long career as a professional violinist. The Revd Francis Joseph Stone MVO (1866-1942) was assistant master at Radley 1890-1924, and Chaplain at Windsor Great Park 1925-1939. Edward Wellington Stone (1867-1936) was an Assistant Master at Eton College from 1890-1923, House Master from 1901-1923, and married Laura Neville Boville (1872-1925) in 1907. Their children were the engraver Alan Reynolds Stone (1909-1979), Mary Neville ("Maisie") Stone, and Diana Stone. Margaret Theresa Stone (b. 1870) married Thomas Proctor Carter in 1904. Ruth Boswell Stone (b. 1871) married Revd. Ralph Layard White. William Johnson Stone (1872-1901) attended Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, and worked as Assistant Master at Radley College 1897-1899 and Marlborough College 1899-1901. Guy Ironside Stone (1874-1954) migrated to Ontario in 1892, where he grew fruit at the Doteaga Farm in Beamsville. His eldest son Walter died at Vimy Ridge in France in 1918. Faith Nona Stone (1878-1960) married Edward Montagu Compton Mackenzie (1883-1972), author, broadcaster, Scottish nationalist. Maj. Christopher Reynolds Stone DSO MC (1882-1965), served in World War I, edited The Gramaphone, and had a career as a broadcaster. He married Alyce Emily Wilson Chinery in 1908.



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76 boxes, 24 volumes, 2 oversize items

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Letters, writings, documents, photographs, and printed material documenting the life of the Stone family over several generations. The collection revolves around the main family unit of Edward and Lily Stone and their ten children, but includes materials for many relatives in the larger family circle.

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