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Albert Danner Thomson Jr. and Ruby Kate Ingram papers

Albert Danner Thomson Jr. and Ruby Kate Ingram papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Albert Danner Thomson Jr. and Ruby Kate Ingram papers
Creator: Unknown
Creator: James, Dale DuBose
Inclusive Dates: 1943-2010
Bulk Dates: 1943-1945
Language(s): English
Extent: 4.2 Linear Feet 2 oversized boxes, 1 half box
Collection Number: ms3751
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

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. (1925-2004) lived in Georgia and married Esther Ingram. He was a private in the U.S. Army and served during 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 died at the age of 92. She also lived in Georgia and did not marry. She earned a Master's Degree in Nursing from the University of Georgia, her Nurse Anesthetist degree from Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was employed by several hospitals in Georgia.

Scope and Content

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.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

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

Albert Danner Thomson Jr. and Ruby Kate Ingram papers, ms3751, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Libraries, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

James, Dale DuBose
Seamen -- Georgia -- Diaries.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Albert Danner Thomson, Jr.

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

2. Ruby Kate Ingram

12Civilian materials, including her birth certificate and ration book
13Civilian and war diary of Ruby Kate Ingram , 1943-1945
Army materials, including discharge papers, commendation by Barack Obama, and military records
2U.S. Navy hat
2Uniform - Olive-colored skirt, pants, khaki tie, navy cape