1791. 1801. 1930. Undated.
These papers were found inside a copy of a shape note hymnal, Worcester
Collection of Sacred Harmony which is now filed in special collections
scores. The volume is inscribed "Nathan Stone's Book. Bought in the Year
of our Lord 1791".
The information about the Stone and Bedill families available in these
papers is sketchy. A typed three page 1930 inventory of family antiques
"at the Locusts in Dana Mass" mentions family members Samuel Mandell, grandfather
of Nathan Stone; his daughter Susannah who married [?] Stone; and what
appear to be their children Paul, Timothy (b. 1843, m. Varilla), Jane (m.
? Chamberlain) and Sophia (m. Seth Johnson). Mentioned elsewhere are Elizabeth
Stone (perhaps the sister of Paul, Timothy, Jane and Sophia) who was born
in 1839 and married Daniel Eugene Bedill (1835-1861) and their daughters
Genie (b. 1859) and Adele (b. 1861) who married Henry M. Brown.
Scope and content:
These papers include a copy of the inscription in the book from which
these papers were removed; a note 6 April 1801 to Nathan Stone from his
grandfather Samuel Mandell; the 1930 inventory of family antiques "at the
Locusts in Dana Mass" mentioned above which lists as item 31 "Nathan Stone's
hymn book and an enclosed letter"; an undated envelope of Mrs. Henry M.
(Adele) Brown, New Rochelle N.Y,. giving information on her father Daniel
Eugene Bedill, mother and sister Genie; and a small undated slip inscribed
"Think this was some of Grandma Bedill's work."
These papers are filed by accession number with other manuscript groups.
The shape-note tune book Worcester Collection of Sacred Harmony inscribed "Nathan Stone's Book, 1791", is filed with special collection scores.