Thomas family papers

Thomas family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Thomas family
Creator: Thomas, George Dudley, 1857-1895
Creator: Thomas, Katie Morton
Creator: Thomas, Peninah W.
Creator: Thomas, Pina
Creator: Thomas, Stevens
Title: Thomas family papers
Dates: Bulk, 1872-1893
Dates: 1849-1942
Quantity: 1.6 Linear feet (4 document boxes)
Abstract:The collection consists of papers of the Thomas family of Athens (Ga.) from 1849-1942. The papers include mainly correspondence but also receipts, photographs, printed material, and legal documents. The correspondence contains letters (1849-1853) from Thomas Safford to Peninah W. Thomas; letters (1872-1887) between George Dudley Thomas, Stevens Thomas, and Pina Thomas; letters (1888-1893) from George Dudley Thomas to Katie Morton (Thomas); and from 1923-1942 scattered letters between DuBose family members. Most of the letters discuss social events and news of family or friends but a few mention U.S. politics, particularly the 1876 Presidential election; George Dudley Thomas' law practice; plantation management; and the cotton market.
Coll. Number: ms2388

Biographical/Historical Note

Most of the letters discuss social events and news of family or friends but a few mention U.S. politics, particularly the 1876 Presidential election; George Dudley Thomas' law practice; plantation management; and the cotton market.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Athens (Ga.)--Social life and customs--19th century.
Cotton trade--Georgia.
DuBose family
Farm management--Georgia.
Practice of law--Georgia.
Presidents--United States--Election--1876.
Safford, Thomas
United States--Politics and government--1877-1881.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Also known as the DuBose family papers.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas family papers. MS 2388. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Misc. - Bankbook
2Misc. - Calling cards
3Misc. - Clippings
4Misc. - Empty envelopes
5Misc. - Esteate documents
6Misc.- Genealogy
7Misc. - Grave inscriptions
8Misc. - Insurance policies
9Misc. - Invitations
10Misc. - Legal papers
11Misc. - Maps
12Misc. - Membership cards
13Misc. - Military records
14Misc. - Miscellaneous
15Misc. - Pictures
16Misc. - Plot
17Misc. - Printed Material
18Misc. - Printed Material (cont.)
19Misc. - Receipts
20Misc. - Receipts (cont.)
21Misc. - Receipts (cont.)
22Misc. - Speeches
23Misc. - Robert Toombs
21Correspondence, Business, 1877
2Correspondence, Business, 1878
3Correspondence, Business, 1880
4Correspondence, Business, 1882
5Correspondence, Business, 1883
6Correspondence, Business, 1886
7Correspondence, Business, 1890
8Correspondence, Business, 1893
9Correspondence, Business, 1896
10Correspondence, Business, 1906
11Correspondence, Business- Mrs.Morton, (1886-1893)
12Correspondence, Business, undated
13Correspondence, Personal - Harmon Caldwell
14Correspondence, Personal - Mrs. Jefferson Davis
15Correspondence, Personal - Walter Hill
16Correspondence, Personal - Richard Russell
17Correspondence, Personal - Soule, Andrew M.
18Correspondence, Personal, 1849
19Correspondence, Personal, 1850
20Correspondence, Personal, 1851
21Correspondence, Personal, 1852
22Correspondence, Personal, 1853
23Correspondence, Personal, 1865?
24Correspondence, Personal, 1872
25Correspondence, Personal, 1873
26Correspondence, Personal, 1874
27Correspondence, Personal, 1875
28Correspondence, Personal, 1876
29Correspondence, Personal, 1877
30Correspondence, Personal, 1878
31Correspondence, Personal, 1879
32Correspondence, Personal, 1880
33Correspondence, Personal, 1882
34Correspondence, Personal, 1883
35Correspondence, Personal, 1885
31Correspondence, Personal, 1886
2Correspondence, Personal, 1887
3Correspondence, Personal, 1888
4Correspondence, Personal, 1889
5Correspondence, Personal, 1892
6Correspondence, Personal, 1893
7Correspondence, Personal (cont.), 1883
8Correspondence, Personal (cont.), 1893
9Correspondence, Personal, 1894
10Correspondence, Personal, 1895
11Correspondence, Personal (cont.), 1895
12Correspondence, Personal, 1908
13Correspondence, Personal, 1909
14Correspondence, Personal, 1912
15Correspondence, Personal, 1913
16Correspondence, Personal, 1923
17Correspondence, Personal, 1924
18Correspondence, Personal, 1929
19Correspondence, Personal, 1935
20Correspondence, Personal, 1937
21Correspondence, Personal, 1939
22Correspondence, Personal, 1941
23Correspondence, Personal, 1942
24Correspondence, Personal, 1943
25Correspondence, Personal, 1950
26Correspondence, Personal - fragments
27Correspondence, Personal, undated
41Miss Minnie Thomas Art History Volume II Sculpture
The Praise of Margaret Emma M Long.
Art History. Miss Minnie Thomas Miss Wicks. Miss Provost. Art History Volume I. Architecture.