|Title:||Thomas family papers|
|Quantity:||1.6 Linear feet (4 document box)|
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.
The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, printed material, scrapbooks, account books, cookbooks, and clippings related to the Thomas family.
Arranged by record type.
Thomas family papers. MS 3324. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.