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Thomas family papers

Thomas family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Thomas family papers
Creator: Thomas family
Inclusive Dates: 1889-1923
Language(s): English
Extent: 2 Linear Feet 4 document box
Collection Number: ms3324
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Several of the Thomas family 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 in 1938. In 1941, C.D. Thomas was appointed as freight traffic manager (Freight Head of Southern) at Atlanta. He was married and had two daughters.

Scope and Content

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

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas family papers, ms3324, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

12Correspondence - George Thomas to W.M. Thomas
14Correspondence to C.D. Thomas, 1921
15Cards , Telegrams
16Correspondence - Service Pin, Insurance - C.D. Thomas
21Jane Sibley
22Receipts, Certificates, Time Ticket Booklet
23Stationary, Poetry (from unlabeled bag)
24Southern Railway Company - Christmas Cards
25Printed Material
31Metal Ashtrays Engraved with "The Southern Serves the South - Southern Railway System" (5)
32Pack of Cigarettes
33Greeting Cards (from folder labeled "History Center")
34Student Apprentice Course Class - C.D. Thomas, 1961
41 The Home Queen Cook Book
42 Fine Old Dixie Recipes
43History of Some Sewell Families in America by Worley Levi Sewell
51Maps, Photographs, and Printed Material