Julius F. Stone Papers 1845-1949


Julius F. Stone Papers 1845-1949

The Julius F. Stone Papers pertain to his contributions to the Ohio State University and other educational efforts, his business experiences, his activities as an explorer, especially his travel down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in 1909, and his service on the board of trustees of the Ohio State University. There is also description of his service on the board of directors of the University Research Foundation when it was established in the late 1930s. In addition there is extensive description of his role as a philanthropist with the Ohio State University, granting to Ohio State the Lake Erie property known as Gibraltar Island, which he purchased from the Jay Cooke descendants and conveyed to Ohio State as a location for Lake Erie research.



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