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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.
|Size||About 20 items|
|Abstract||John Warwick Thomas (1800-1871) was the founder of Thomasville, N.C. The collection includes scattered letters to Thomas, concerning the Glen Anna Female Seminary at Thomasville, N.C., a saw mill, and other business matters; letters to Thomas's sister Sallie and her husband, S.L. Smith, about family and other matters; and other family correspondence.|
|Creator||Thomas, John W., 1800-1871.|
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John Warwick Thomas (1800-1871) was the founder of Thomasville, N.C.Back to Top
The collection includes scattered letters and papers, 1848-1893, of John Warwick Thomas and other members of the Thomas family, including his sister Sallie Smith and her husband S.L. Smith. Topics generally concern family matters and news, education and school events, and business dealings. Business papers include bills, estimates, and correspondence related to operating a steam saw mill and other ventures.
Other correspondents include H.E. Ronnsaville, Thomas M. Hampton, Charles Manly, T.M. Jones, W.W. Holden, Ralph Gorrell, M.E. Thomas, P.C. Thomas, P.E. Zink, and John C. Booth.Back to Top
Processed by: SHC Staff
Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.Back to Top