Peninah W. Thomas family papers

Peninah W. Thomas family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Clinch, Batavia Thomas
Creator: DuBose, Jeannie Stovall
Creator: DuBose, Robert Toombs
Creator: Hull, Ella Thomas
Creator: Saffold, Mary Thomas
Creator: Thomas, Peninah W.
Creator: Thomas, Stevens
Title: Peninah W. Thomas family papers
Dates: Bulk, 1847-1880
Dates: 1821-1959
Quantity: 5.3 Linear feet (13 document boxes, 1 oversized folder A)
Coll. Number: ms1738

Biographical/Historical Note

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.


Scope and Content Note

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.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

Account books
Athens (Ga.)
Clergy--Georgia.
Cotton trade--Georgia.
Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Freedmen--Georgia.
Legislators--Georgia.
Plantation management--Georgia.
Real estate investment--19th century.
Reynolds, Thomas
Sermons.
Shannon, John
South Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Thomas family
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

General Notes

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.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Peninah W. Thomas family papers. MS 1738. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series 1: Biography and Genealogy

BoxFolder
11Inventory
2Biography and Genealogy
 

Series 2: Correspondence, 1837-1976, Undated

BoxFolder
13Correspondence, 1837
4Correspondence, 1838
5Correspondence, 1840
6Correspondence, 1841
7Correspondence, 1843
8Correspondence, 1844
9Correspondence, 1845
10Correspondence, 1846
11Correspondence, 1847 January-September
12Correspondence, 1847 October-December
13Correspondence, 1848 January
14Correspondence, 1848 February-March
15Correspondence, 1848 April-May
16Correspondence, 1848 June-December
17Correspondence, 1849 January-March
18Correspondence, 1849 April-July
19Correspondence, 1849 August-October
20Correspondence, 1849 November-December
Box
2Correspondence, 1850-1879
1Correspondence, 1850 January-March
2Correspondence, 1850 April-August
3Correspondence, 1850 September-December
4Correspondence, 1851
5Correspondence, 1852
6Correspondence, 1853
7Correspondence, 1854
8Correspondence, 1856
9Correspondence, 1857
10Correspondence, 1858
11Correspondence, 1859 January-July
12Correspondence, 1859 August-December
13Correspondence, 1860
14Correspondence, 1861
15Correspondence, 1862
16Correspondence, 1863
17Correspondence, 1864
18Correspondence, 1865
19Correspondence, 1866 January-May
20Correspondence, 1866 June-December
21Correspondence, 1867
22Correspondence, 1868 January-April
23Correspondence, 1868 May-December
24Correspondence, 1869
25Correspondence, 1870
26Correspondence, 1871
27Correspondence, 1872
28Correspondence, 1873
29Correspondence, 1876
30Correspondence, 1877
31Correspondence, 1878
32Correspondence, 1879 January-May
33Correspondence, 1879 July
34Correspondence, 1879 August-September
35Correspondence, 1879 October-December
Box
3Correspondence, 1880-1922
Correspondence, 1880 January-February
1Correspondence, 1880 March-April
2Correspondence, 1880 May-June
3Correspondence, 1880 July-September
4Correspondence, 1880 October
5Correspondence, 1880 November
6Correspondence, 1880 December
7Correspondence, 1881
8Correspondence, 1882
9Correspondence, 1883
10Correspondence, 1884
11Correspondence, 1885
12Correspondence, 1886
13Correspondence, 1887
14Correspondence, 1888
15Correspondence, 1889
16Correspondence, 1890 1893
17Correspondence, 1894
18Correspondence, 1895
19Correspondence, 1896
20Correspondence, 1897
21Correspondence, 1898 January-October
22Correspondence, 1898 November-December
23Correspondence, 1899
24Correspondence, 1901
25Correspondence, 1903
26Correspondence, 1904
27Correspondence, 1905 1906 1907 1908
28Correspondence, 1893
29Correspondence, 1906
30Correspondence, 1907
31Correspondence, 1908
32Correspondence, 1909 1910 1911
33Correspondence, 1910
34Correspondence, 1911
35Correspondence, 1912
36Correspondence, 1913
36Correspondence, 1917 1914 1915 1919
37Correspondence, 1914
38Correspondence, 1915
39Correspondence, 1917
40Correspondence, 1919
41Correspondence, 1920 1921
42Correspondence, 1921
43Correspondence, 1922
Box
41923-1976
1Correspondence, 1923 1924
2Correspondence, 1925
3Correspondence, 1926 January-May
4Correspondence, 1926 June-July
5Correspondence, 1926 August-September
6Correspondence, 1926 October-December
7Correspondence, 1927
8Correspondence, 1928
9Correspondence, 1929
10Correspondence, 1930
11Correspondence, 1931
12Correspondence, 1932
13Correspondence, 1933
14Correspondence, 1934
15Correspondence, 1935
16Correspondence, 1936
17Correspondence, 1937
18Correspondence, 1938
19Correspondence, 1939
20Correspondence, 1940 January-May
21Correspondence, 1940 June-December
22Correspondence, 1941
23Correspondence, 1942 1943
24Correspondence, 1943
25Correspondence, 1944
26Correspondence, 1945
27Correspondence, 1946
28Correspondence, 1947
29Correspondence, 1948
30Correspondence, 1949
31Correspondence, 1950
32Correspondence, 1951
33Correspondence, 1952
34Correspondence, 1953
35Correspondence, 1954
36Correspondence, 1955
37Correspondence, 1956
38Correspondence, 1959
39Correspondence, 1960
40Correspondence, 1964 1966
41Correspondence, 1966
42Correspondence, 1968
43Correspondence, 1969
44Correspondence, 1970
45Correspondence, 1976
46Correspondence, 1923
BoxFolder
51-29Correspondence, Undated
30-31Correspondence, Fragments
32-33Correspondence, Post cards
 

Series 3: Bills and Receipts, 1821-1910, Undated

BoxFolder
61Bills and Receipts, 1821
2Bills and Receipts, 1822
3Bills and Receipts, 1823
4Bills and Receipts, 1833
5Bills and Receipts, 1836
6Bills and Receipts, 1837
7Bills and Receipts, 1838
8Bills and Receipts, 1839
9Bills and Receipts, 1842
10Bills and Receipts, 1843
11Bills and Receipts, 1844
12Bills and Receipts, 1845
13Bills and Receipts, 1846
14Bills and Receipts, 1847
15Bills and Receipts, 1848
16Bills and Receipts, 1849
17-26Bills and Receipts, 1850
27-29Bills and Receipts, 1851
30Bills and Receipts, 1852
31-37Bills and Receipts, 1853
38-43Bills and Receipts, 1854
44-46Bills and Receipts, 1855
BoxFolder
71-7Bills and Receipts, 1856
8-15Bills and Receipts, 1857
16-17Bills and Receipts, 1858
18Bills and Receipts, 1861
19-21Bills and Receipts, 1859
22Bills and Receipts, 1860
23Bills and Receipts, 1861
24-27Bills and Receipts, 1862
28-30Bills and Receipts, 1863
31Bills and Receipts, 1864
32-33Bills and Receipts, 1865
34-36Bills and Receipts, 1866
37-40Bills and Receipts, 1867
41-44Bills and Receipts, 1868
45Bills and Receipts, 1869
BoxFolder
81Bills and Receipts, 1870
2Bills and Receipts, 1871
3Bills and Receipts, 1872
4Bills and Receipts, 1873
5Bills from Crawford W Long, 1874
6Bills and Receipts, 1875
7Bills and Receipts, 1876
8Bills and Receipts, 1877
9Bills and Receipts, 1878
10Bills and Receipts, 1879
11Bills and Receipts, 1880
12Bills and Receipts, 1881
13Bills and Receipts, 1883
14Bills and Receipts, 1882
15Bills and Receipts, 1887
16Bills and Receipts, 1888
17Bills and Receipts, 1889
18Bills and Receipts, 1890
19Bills and Receipts, 1892
20Bills and Receipts, 1910
21-29Bills and Receipts, Undated
30Bills and Receipts, Blank
 

Series 4: Personal Files

BoxFolder
91Account Book, 1843
2Account Book, 1845
3Clippings
4Clippings
5Diary, Undated
BoxFolder
101Lucy Cobb Institute. Annual, 1908-09
2Gift Album
3Greeting Cards and Invitations
4Inventories
5Lucy Cobb Institute. Assorted Papers
6Legal Documents
7Loyalty Oath, Mrs. P.W. Thomas
8Masonic Materials, Printed and Typescript
Box
11Masonic Memorabilia
BoxFolder
121Printed Materials
2Miscellaneous Papers
3Notebook
4Printed Materials
5Printed Materials
6Pictures. (1 oversize item loose with collection)
7Photographs
BoxFolder
131Scrapbook. Lucy Thomas, 1858
2Sermons of Rev. Robert Toombs DuBose
3Stamps
4Stamps
5Stock Certificates
6Stock Certificates
 
OS Folder
1AJohn J. Thomas Master Mason Certificate