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James Hicks Stone, 1889-1928
Papers, 1899-1918

Manuscript Collection 1398


James Hicks Stone was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas, in 1889, the older brother of the internationally
renowned architect Edward Durell Stone.  He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1906 and
studied architecture at Washington University in St. Louis.  He practiced architecture in Boston,
working in the office of Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge, and later became the partner of Joseph D.
Leland.  He was involved with the Boston Architectural Club and acted as mentor to his younger
brother while Ed was an architecture student in Boston in the 1920s.  James died in Boston at the
age of forty-two in 1928.


Papers pertaining to James Hicks Stone's studies as an architecture student and his career as an
architect were donated to Special Collections by Edward Durell Stone in 1976. The papers were
discovered in a residence on Washington Street in Fayetteville, Arkansas, by Robert Troutt in 1976
and presented to Ed Stone during the ceremony in which he donated his papers to the University
of Arkansas.

These papers include materials pertaining to the studies of James Hicks Stone while he was a student
at the University of Arkansas, as well as drawings executed by Stone while he was a practicing
architect in Boston.  Included are numerous sketches, drawings, problems, studies, and watercolors
dating from his student days.  Folder eleven contains a sketchbook with plans, elevations, interiors, and details of English and French medieval churches. Also included are two drawings on flimsy for dresser designs. The earlier, dating from February 26, 1917, while he was in the firm of Shepley & Law, and the later, dated October 19, 1918, while he was affiliated with the firm of Strickland & Law.


Box 1

 1. Descriptive Geometry Problems
 2. Dresser Designs
 3. Hemenway Residence Shooting Box Dresser Design, Feb 26, 1917
 4. Landscaping Studies, 1903
 5. Lettering Studies
 6. MacFarland Residence Basement Dresser Design, Oct 19, 1918
 7. Manhole Section
 8. Materials Studies
 9. Peabody Hall, University of Arkansas
 10. Residential Designs
 11. Sketchbook
 12. Sketches-Architectural Elements
 13. Sketches-Perspective Studies, 1899-1900
 14. Sketches-Perspective Studies and Plans
 15. Watercolors

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