Albert Danner Thomson Jr. and Ruby Kate Ingram papers

Albert Danner Thomson Jr. and Ruby Kate Ingram papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Albert Danner Thomson Jr. and Ruby Kate Ingram papers
Dates: Bulk, 1943-1945
Dates: 1943-2010, bulk 1943-1945
Quantity: 4.2 Linear feet (two oversized boxes, one half-box)
Coll. Number: ms3751.STUB

Biographical/Historical Note

Albert Danner Thomson Jr (1925-2004) and Ruby Kate Ingram (1917-2010) were related by marriage; Thomson was married to Ingram's sister, Esther.

Albert Danner Thomson Jr was born on in March 1925 and died in Jnue 2004 at the age of 79. He lived in Georgia his entire life. He married Esther Ingram. He was a private in World War II. His father, Albert Danner Thomson, was a well-known politician, having served as Atlanta City Councilman and Executive Secretary to Mayor Asa Griggs Candler.

Ruby Kate Ingram was died at the age of 92. She also lived in Georgia her entire life. She did not marry. She earned a Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Georgia and her Nurse Anesthetist from Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was employed by several hospitals in Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection focuses primarily on World War II, although some materials are from the late 20th century. The World War II materials include war diaries from both Albert Danner Thomson, Jr. and Ruby Kate Ingram. Other items include Ingram's uniform, other written records of her service, and newspapers collected into a large scrapbook from 1945. The late 20th century materials focus on Jimmy Carter's election and inauguration and the 1969 Moon Landing.

Index Terms

James, Dale DuBose

Administrative Information

Custodial History note

The donor has combined the otherwise unrelated materials of Albert Danner Thomson, Jr. and Ruby Kate Ingram. The two were related by marriage.

Preferred Citation note

Albert Danner Thomson Jr. and Ruby Kate Ingram papers, MS3751. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Libraries, University of Georgia Library.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Albert Danner Thomson, Jr.

OS Box
1Oversized scrapbook of popular newspapers clippings, 1945
Magazines and newspapers regarding 1969 moon landing and Jimmy Carter's presidential election
Autographed photo of Jimmy Carter and his wife at inauguration
11War diary of Albert Danner Thomson, 1943-1945

Ruby Kate Ingram

12Civilian materials, including her birth certificate and ration book
3Civilian and war diary of Ruby Kate Ingram, 1943-1945
Army materials, including discharge papers, commendation by Barack Obama, and military records
OS Box
2U.S. Navy hat


OS Box
2Olive-colored skirt
2Olive-colored pants
2Olive-colored tie
2Khaki-colored tie
2Navy-colored cape
2Unidentified blue and white patch