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Lois Stone Allen papers

Identifier: Ms-0340

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the drafts and published copy of the work Ismailia or a Young Girl’s Trip to California with Ismailia by Lois Stone Allen. One draft is written in a younger hand than the second and the final bound and printed copy contains illustrations. These illustrations also appear in a scrapbook.


  • 1912-1914

Biographical / Historical

Given the opportunity to travel the United States of America in 1912, twelve-year-old Lois Stone Allen took it and produced a work of her experiences and memories. Allen lived with her grandparents, Helen A. Stone and Truman L. Stone in Boston. Truman Stone was a member of the Ismailia Temple of Buffalo, the Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, and in their company Lois and her grandfather were able to travel to California. Beyond this work, nothing is currently known about Lois Stone Allen.


1 Linear Feet (2 Boxes)

Language of Materials



Manuscript and photographs from twelve-year-old Lois Stone Allen from Boston who took a trip with her grandfather to California in 1912.

Processing Information

Updated by Cassie McClure, 2005
Guide to the Lois Stone Allen papers
Updated by Cassie McClure
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Repository Details

Part of the New Mexico State University Library Archives and Special Collections Repository

Branson Hall
PO Box 30006
MSC 3475
Las Cruces New Mexico 88003 USA