Thomas family papers

Thomas family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Thomas family papers
Dates: 1889-1923
Quantity: 1.6 Linear feet (4 document box)
Coll. Number: ms3324

Biographical/Historical Note

The Thomas Family was a solidly Southern family. Several of the men attended Old Oglthorpe University in Atlanta. C.D. Thomas lived in Selma, Alabama in the late 1890s up until 1913, when he was transferred to Atlanta. C.D. Thomas worked for the Southern Railway Company in the 1910s as an executive clerk at the General Freight Department in Atlanta, Georgia. He served in various clerical and official capacities in Atlanta, Chicago, and Cincinnati. In 1935, he was made the general freight agent at Atlanta and then the Assistant Freight Traffic Manager, the very top of the branch, in 1938. He continued that position through World War II and assisted in moving national defense shipments. In 1941, C.D. Thomas was appointed as freight traffic manager (Freight Head of Southern) at Atlanta. He was married and had two daughters, and was well known in traffic circles and among the railroad fraternity.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, printed material, scrapbooks, account books, cookbooks, and clippings related to the Thomas family.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

Account books
Christian observer (Louisville, Ky.)--Specimens.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Cookbooks.
Correspondence.
Photographs.
Scrapbooks.
Selma (Ala.)--Description and travel.
Thomas family -- Correspondence
Thomas family -- Photographs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas family papers. MS 3324. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Correspondence
 
2Correspondence - George Thomas to W.M. Thomas
 
3Correspondence
 
4Correspondence to C.D. Thomas, 1921
 
5Cards & Telegrams
 
6Correspondence re: Service Pin & Insurance - C.D. Thomas
 
7Correspondence
 
BoxFolder
21Jane Sibley
 
2Receipts, Certificates & Time Ticket Booklet
 
3Stationary & Poetry (from unlabeled bag)
 
4Southern Railway Company - Christmas Cards
 
5Printed Material
 
6Photos
 
BoxItem
31Metal Ashtrays Engraved with "The Southern Serves the South - Southern Railway System" (Four small ones & one large one)
 
2Pack of Cigarette
 
3Greeting Cards (from folder labelled "History Center")
 
4Student Apprentice Course Class 1961 - C.D. Thomas
 
BoxItem
41 The Home Queen Cook Book
 
2 Fine Old Dixie Recipes
 
3 History of Some Sewell Families in America by Worley Levi Sewell
 
4-5Clippings
 
OS BoxItem
51Maps, Photographs, and Printed Material