Joseph Stone (1758-1837) was a country schoolmaster, poet and composer, music teacher, a land surveyor, a bookbinder, and
a representative of the Massachusetts legislature. The collection consists of music manuscripts by Stone including the autograph
manuscript and a first edition of
The Columbian Harmony (1793), which Stone co-wrote with Abraham Wood. There are also sketchbooks containing verses, hymns, and melodies, and large
folio volumes containing poetry and compositions.
Stone was born in Auburn, Massachusetts, in 1758; in addition to being a country schoolmaster, he was also a poet and composer,
music teacher, a land surveyor, a bookbinder, and a representative of the Massachusetts legislature; in collaboration with
Abraham Wood, he wrote The Columbian Harmony (1793); died in 1837.
3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
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