Camera Workers, 1858-1950

The British Columbia, Alaska and Yukon Photographic Directory, 1858-1950

Stone, Andrew Jackson[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

Male 1859 - 1918  (58 years)

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  • Name Stone, Andrew Jackson 
    Born 16 Feb 1859  Linn County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Home Address/Year Tacoma, WA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tacoma, WA
    Home Address/Year Seattle, WA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Seattle, WA
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1896  Stikine River District, BC; Cassiar Ditrict, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1918  Bering Sea (near Cape Nome, Alaska) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Association Stanfield, A.E. (Relationship: Colleague) 
    Person ID I65  Camera Workers | S, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Amateur (visit).
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A zoologist and explorer who made his first expedition in 1896 up the Stikine River out of [Fort] Wrangel, Alaska, he took his own photographs, as shown by some of his publications and confirmed by a grandson. Stone's first Stikine journey, the "Recreations Party" , was sponsored by Recreation Magazine, and he discovered the Stone Sheep (also known as White Sheep or Dall Sheep) on this trip. Later expeditions were sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History and the New York Zoological Society. The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley, preserves a collection of Stone's personal papers dating between 1896-1919, including diaries he kept between 1896 and 1903.

      Stone may also have employed A.E. Stanfield as a photographer on a second or third expedition, but not the first. Stone might also have died in a canoeing or boating accident near Cape Nome, Alaska. A Northwest Mounted Police record shows an A.J. Stone entering the Yukon at Chilkoot Summit from Everett, WA, on 4 Aug 1898 via boat no. 14477.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: prints may have handwritten captions or titles, but no signatures or other identifying marks.

  • Sources 

    2. [S630] COLLECTION: Private collection.

    3. [S901] COLLECTION: BANC.
      MSS P-K 230 (textual records only)

    4. [S633] BVIPA VR Photographer File.

    5. [S926] Smithers Interior News, 4, 26 Jun 1973.
      Letter to editor from R.G. Schipf

    6. [S692] Correspondence, David Mattison.
      Email, Bill Stone to Mattison, 5 May 2003.
      Birth date, place of death, home address, work interval, confirmation that A.J. Stone took his own photographs, and other biographical details.

    7. [S387] Pan for Gold DB (Web site), (Whitehorse: Yukon Territorial Government).
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