|Creator:||Clinch, Batavia Thomas|
|Creator:||DuBose, Jeannie Stovall|
|Creator:||DuBose, Robert Toombs|
|Creator:||Hull, Ella Thomas|
|Creator:||Saffold, Mary Thomas|
|Creator:||Thomas, Peninah W.|
|Title:||Peninah W. Thomas family papers|
|Quantity:||5.3 Linear feet (13 document boxes, 1 oversized folder A)|
Peninah Walton Thomas, widow of Stevens Thomas (d. 1837), children include daughters Ella who married Henry Hull, Batavia who married Charles Clinch, Mary who married Thomas Saffold; and sons Robert and Stevens.
The collection consists of papers of Peninah W. Thomas and the Thomas family of Athens (Ga.) from 1821-1959. The papers include correspondence, bills and receipts, account books, legal documents, and sermons (1890s) written by Robert Toombs DuBose. The bills and receipts (1821-1910) contain several receipts for wages paid by Peninah W. Thomas to freedmen. The account books (1834-1845) contain bank accounts of Stevens Thomas and lists of accounts and purchases.
The correspondence includes letters (1838-1870) between Peninah W. Thomas and her daughters Ella (Hull), Batavia (Clinch), and Mary (Saffold). The letters mainly contain news of family or friends and social events, but of particular interest are letters from Batavia living in Connecticut during the Civil War. The letters discuss the fall of Ft. Sumter and northerners' inability to understand southern attitudes. Also included are letters from Thomas Reynolds and John Shannon discussing plantation management, the cotton market, and other details of Thomas' business interests. From 1870-1941 letters are between Jennie Stovall (DuBose) and Robert Toombs DuBose, mostly personal but also containing some information on Georgia land sales, his ministry, and service in the Georgia House of Representatives.
Arranged by record type.
Also known as DuBose family papers.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Peninah W. Thomas family papers. MS 1738. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.