A Guide to the Fay M. Thomas Letters to Edward L. Stone, 1931 Thomas, Fay M. Letters to Edward L. Stone Ms2017-038

A Guide to the Fay M. Thomas Letters to Edward L. Stone, 1931

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Collection Number Ms2017-038


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2017-038
Title
Fay M. Thomas Letters to Edward L. Stone, 1931
Physical Characteristics
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Thomas, Fay M. (Manager, Hotel Patrick Henry)
Language
English
Abstract
The Fay M. Thomas Letters to Edward L. Stone consists of two 1931 letters from Thomas, manager of the Hotel Patrick Henry in Roanoke, Virginia, to Stone, the president of Stone Printing and Manufacturing Co.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Fay M. Thomas Letters to Edward L. Stone must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Fay M. Thomas Letters to Edward L. Stone, Ms2017-038, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Fay M. Thomas Letters to Edward L. Stone were purchased by Special Collections in May 2017.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Fay M. Thomas Letters to Edward L. Stone was completed in October 2017.


Biographical Note: Edward L. Stone

Edward Lee Stone was born September 15, 1864, in Liberty, Virginia (now known as Bedford, VA) 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.

Additional biographical information is available online: http://snaccooperative.org/view/60110172

Biographical Note: Fay M. Thomas

Fay M. Thomas was born in Iowa aout 1891. Prior to 1920, he married Willie Mae. By 1920, the couple was living in Richmond, where Thomas mas managing a cafeteria. By 1930, they were in Roanoke, where Thomas was managing the Hotel Patrick Henry. The couple had at least one child around 1921. It is unknown how long they lived in Roanoke, but Thomas appears to have gone on to manage other hotels in Louisiana, New York, and Michigan by the early 1940s.

Scope and Content

The Fay M. Thomas Letters to Edward L. Stone consists of two letters from Thomas, manager of the Hotel Patrick Henry in Roanoke, Virginia, to Stone, the president of Stone Printing and Manufacturing Co. The August 27, 1931, letter thanks Stone for sending a publication to Thomas, who notes that he has lent it to someone else (Mr. and Mrs. Mayer), but intends it to be returned for his own collection. The August 31, 1931, letter indicates that the Mayers would like a copy of the publication referenced in the last note and that Thomas would be happy to discuss upcoming travel plans of a Miss Belle da Caste Green.

Related Material

Special Collections includes several collections that relate to the Stone Printing & Manufacturing Co., as so several other archives in Virginia. A list is available online.


Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Stone, Edward L.
  • Corporate Names:

  • Stone Printing and Manufacturing Company (Roanoke, Va.)
  • Subjects:

  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Geographical Names:

  • Roanoke (Va.)

Contents List

Folder 1
Letters, 1931

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Stone, Edward L.
  • Thomas, Fay M. (Manager, Hotel Patrick Henry)