MG-181. WILLIAM A. STONE PAPERS, 1898-1903.

William Alexis Stone (1846-1920) was governor of Pennsylvania from 1899 to 1903. He also served as a soldier in the Civil War, a district attorney in Tioga County, a United States district attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and a member of the Fifty-second, Fifty-third, and Fifty-fifth Congresses.

Executive Correspondence, 1898-1903.

Legislation, 1899-1902. Files are arranged alphabetically by subject and then chronologically by year. The appropriations file for 1899-1920 contains lists of appropriations to state-aided institutions that represented or supported African Americans, such as Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital and Nursing School, Home for Aged and Infirm Colored Women in Pittsburgh, the Home for Colored Children in Allegheny County, the Home for the Aged in Philadelphia, and the Pennsylvania Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Homes.

Public Instruction, Superintendent of, 1901-1902. File contains the Annual Report of the Pennsylvania Commission of Soldiers’ Orphan Schools for the year ending May 31, 1902. The enrollment statistics for the Soldier’s Orphans School at Scotland that enumerated African American children are given as 159 boys and 139 girls.

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