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Collection Philip John Stoneberg papers
Collection Number MSS P:8
Dates of Creation 1843-1916
Extent of Description 1 linear foot (2 boxes), plus one item in shared oversized box
Language Swedish, English
Creator Stoneberg, Philip John, 1875-1919
Search Terms Stoneberg, John Philip, 1875-1919
Bishop Hill (Ill.)
Henry County (Ill.)
Administrative or Biographical History Philip John Stoneburg was born in Bishop Hill in 1875. He attended Knox Academy at Galesburg 1893-1895 and graduate with an A.B. degree from Knox in 1895. He was the principal for the Bishop Hill public school 1889-1904 and 1911-1912. He earned a M.A. degree from Columbia University in 1905 and one from Harvard in 1910. He also began a PhD. degree at the University of Chicago, but never finished.

Stoneburg received an honorary Masters Degree from Knox College in Galesburg in 1895. He was also engaged in historical research at the Wisconsin Historical Society for a period of time. Stoneburg became ill with appendicitis at age 44 and died in 1919. For biographical information please see  (see Swedish Element in Illinois. 1917, p. 687)
Scope & Content The papers include letters, personal papers, literary manuscripts, interviews and documentary material relating to the settlement and the colonists of Bishop Hill. This collection is also available on microfilm as a part of the 13-reel collection of Bishop Hill Colony and Post-colony Papers.
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