Papers : 1786-1873.
|Call Number:||HIL-MICL FC LFR .S6J6P3|
|Creator:||Stone, Joel, 1749-1833.|
|Description:||1 microfilm textual records () ; 35 mm|
Joel Stone was born in Guilford, Connecticut. Later, his family moved to Litchfield, and eventually he became a general merchant in Woodbury, Connecticut. He was known as a Loyalist from the early days of the American Revolution, and as a result all his property was confiscated by the rebels. He fled to New York where he served as a Volunteer with the Loyalist forces in Governor Wentworth's Corps. In 1778, he was captured and imprisoned, but escaped and made his way to New York where he found refuge. Here he established a business and became a captain in the City Militia.
The Joel Stone Papers are arranged in six series and include: Correspondence (1787-1833); Militia papers (1802, 1812-1826); Commission of the Peace (1809-1832); Customs administration, Port of Gananoque (1803-1830); Miscellaneous accounts and receipts (1796-1842); and Miscellaneous documents (1786-1820). A large portion of the material relates to military affairs between 1787 and 1833, and sheds light on local defence during the War of 1812; also includes a number of letters which were exchanged between Stone and Lt. Col. Nathaniel Coffin, Adjutant-General of the Upper Canada Militia from 1815 to 1837.
|Originals:||The original records are held by Queen's University Archives.|
|Archival Ref. No.:||Queens's ARCH 3077.|
Preliminary Inventory, and Calendar of the Correspondence section, produced by Douglas Library at Queen's University is available in print. The document listing (calendar) of the Correspondence section is organised into 2 sections: letters to Joel Stone, and letters from Joel Stone; as well as, a separate listing arranged in order as on the film, both include a brief summary of content for each document.
|Electronic Finding Aid Record:|
A list of documents is found at the beginning of each section of correspondence.The lists do not correlate exactly with the documents which are included in the microfilm
Researchers may wish to consult the microfilm of the Joel Stone Papers, 1774-1933, which are held by the Archives of Ontario and available in the Loyalist Collection at MIC-Loyalist FC LFR .S6J6P4