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Peninah W. Thomas family papers

Peninah W. Thomas family papers

Descriptive Summary

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

Collection Description

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

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.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 November 13.

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.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject 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.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Biography and Genealogy

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11Inventory
12Biography and Genealogy
 

2. Correspondence, 1837-1976, Undated

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13Correspondence, 1837
14Correspondence, 1838
15Correspondence, 1840
16Correspondence, 1841
17Correspondence, 1843
18Correspondence, 1844
19Correspondence, 1845
110Correspondence, 1846
111Correspondence, 1847 January-September
112Correspondence, 1847 October-December
113Correspondence, 1848 January
114Correspondence, 1848 February-March
115Correspondence, 1848 April-May
116Correspondence, 1848 June-December
117Correspondence, 1849 January-March
118Correspondence, 1849 April-July
119Correspondence, 1849 August-October
120Correspondence, 1849 November-December
box
2Correspondence, 1850-1879
21Correspondence, 1850 January-March
22Correspondence, 1850 April-August
23Correspondence, 1850 September-December
24Correspondence, 1851
25Correspondence, 1852
26Correspondence, 1853
27Correspondence, 1854
28Correspondence, 1856
29Correspondence, 1857
210Correspondence, 1858
211Correspondence, 1859 January-July
212Correspondence, 1859 August-December
213Correspondence, 1860
214Correspondence, 1861
215Correspondence, 1862
216Correspondence, 1863
217Correspondence, 1864
218Correspondence, 1865
219Correspondence, 1866 January-May
220Correspondence, 1866 June-December
221Correspondence, 1867
222Correspondence, 1868 January-April
223Correspondence, 1868 May-December
224Correspondence, 1869
225Correspondence, 1870
226Correspondence, 1871
227Correspondence, 1872
228Correspondence, 1873
229Correspondence, 1876
230Correspondence, 1877
231Correspondence, 1878
232Correspondence, 1879 January-May
233Correspondence, 1879 July
234Correspondence, 1879 August-September
235Correspondence, 1879 October-December
box
3Correspondence, 1880-1922
3Correspondence, 1880 January-February
31Correspondence, 1880 March-April
32Correspondence, 1880 May-June
33Correspondence, 1880 July-September
34Correspondence, 1880 October
35Correspondence, 1880 November
36Correspondence, 1880 December
37Correspondence, 1881
38Correspondence, 1882
39Correspondence, 1883
310Correspondence, 1884
311Correspondence, 1885
312Correspondence, 1886
313Correspondence, 1887
314Correspondence, 1888
315Correspondence, 1889
316Correspondence, 1890 1893
317Correspondence, 1894
318Correspondence, 1895
319Correspondence, 1896
320Correspondence, 1897
321Correspondence, 1898 January-October
322Correspondence, 1898 November-December
323Correspondence, 1899
324Correspondence, 1901
325Correspondence, 1903
326Correspondence, 1904
327Correspondence, 1905 1906 1907 1908
328Correspondence, 1893
329Correspondence, 1906
330Correspondence, 1907
331Correspondence, 1908
332Correspondence, 1909 1910 1911
333Correspondence, 1910
334Correspondence, 1911
335Correspondence, 1912
336Correspondence, 1913
336Correspondence, 1917 1914 1915 1919
337Correspondence, 1914
338Correspondence, 1915
339Correspondence, 1917
340Correspondence, 1919
341Correspondence, 1920 1921
342Correspondence, 1921
343Correspondence, 1922
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41923-1976
41Correspondence, 1923 1924
42Correspondence, 1925
43Correspondence, 1926 January-May
44Correspondence, 1926 June-July
45Correspondence, 1926 August-September
46Correspondence, 1926 October-December
47Correspondence, 1927
48Correspondence, 1928
49Correspondence, 1929
410Correspondence, 1930
411Correspondence, 1931
412Correspondence, 1932
413Correspondence, 1933
414Correspondence, 1934
415Correspondence, 1935
416Correspondence, 1936
417Correspondence, 1937
418Correspondence, 1938
419Correspondence, 1939
420Correspondence, 1940 January-May
421Correspondence, 1940 June-December
422Correspondence, 1941
423Correspondence, 1942 1943
424Correspondence, 1943
425Correspondence, 1944
426Correspondence, 1945
427Correspondence, 1946
428Correspondence, 1947
429Correspondence, 1948
430Correspondence, 1949
431Correspondence, 1950
432Correspondence, 1951
433Correspondence, 1952
434Correspondence, 1953
435Correspondence, 1954
436Correspondence, 1955
437Correspondence, 1956
438Correspondence, 1959
439Correspondence, 1960
440Correspondence, 1964 1966
441Correspondence, 1966
442Correspondence, 1968
443Correspondence, 1969
444Correspondence, 1970
445Correspondence, 1976
446Correspondence, 1923
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51-29Correspondence, Undated
530-31Correspondence, Fragments
532-33Correspondence, Post cards
 

3. Bills and Receipts, 1821-1910, Undated

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61Bills and Receipts, 1821
62Bills and Receipts, 1822
63Bills and Receipts, 1823
64Bills and Receipts, 1833
65Bills and Receipts, 1836
66Bills and Receipts, 1837
67Bills and Receipts, 1838
68Bills and Receipts, 1839
69Bills and Receipts, 1842
610Bills and Receipts, 1843
611Bills and Receipts, 1844
612Bills and Receipts, 1845
613Bills and Receipts, 1846
614Bills and Receipts, 1847
615Bills and Receipts, 1848
616Bills and Receipts, 1849
617-26Bills and Receipts, 1850
627-29Bills and Receipts, 1851
630Bills and Receipts, 1852
631-37Bills and Receipts, 1853
638-43Bills and Receipts, 1854
644-46Bills and Receipts, 1855
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71-7Bills and Receipts, 1856
78-15Bills and Receipts, 1857
716-17Bills and Receipts, 1858
718Bills and Receipts, 1861
719-21Bills and Receipts, 1859
722Bills and Receipts, 1860
723Bills and Receipts, 1861
724-27Bills and Receipts, 1862
728-30Bills and Receipts, 1863
731Bills and Receipts, 1864
732-33Bills and Receipts, 1865
734-36Bills and Receipts, 1866
737-40Bills and Receipts, 1867
741-44Bills and Receipts, 1868
745Bills and Receipts, 1869
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81Bills and Receipts, 1870
82Bills and Receipts, 1871
83Bills and Receipts, 1872
84Bills and Receipts, 1873
85Bills from Crawford W Long, 1874
86Bills and Receipts, 1875
87Bills and Receipts, 1876
88Bills and Receipts, 1877
89Bills and Receipts, 1878
810Bills and Receipts, 1879
811Bills and Receipts, 1880
812Bills and Receipts, 1881
813Bills and Receipts, 1883
814Bills and Receipts, 1882
815Bills and Receipts, 1887
816Bills and Receipts, 1888
817Bills and Receipts, 1889
818Bills and Receipts, 1890
819Bills and Receipts, 1892
820Bills and Receipts, 1910
821-29Bills and Receipts, Undated
830Bills and Receipts, Blank
 

4. Personal Files

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91Account Book, 1843
92Account Book, 1845
93Clippings
94Clippings
95Diary, Undated
boxfolder
101Lucy Cobb Institute. Annual, 1908-09
102Gift Album
103Greeting Cards and Invitations
104Inventories
105Lucy Cobb Institute. Assorted Papers
106Legal Documents
107Loyalty Oath, Mrs. P.W. Thomas
108Masonic Materials, Printed and Typescript
box
11Masonic Memorabilia
oversized_folder
1AJohn J. Thomas Master Mason Certificate
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121Printed Materials
122Miscellaneous Papers
123Notebook
124Printed Materials
125Printed Materials
126Pictures. (1 oversize item loose with collection)
127Photographs
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131Scrapbook. Lucy Thomas, 1858
132Sermons of Rev. Robert Toombs DuBose
133Stamps
134Stamps
135Stock Certificates
136Stock Certificates