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|Size||3.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 950 items)|
|Abstract||Thomas Codgell Wetmore (1869-1906) was an Episcopal clergyman at Fletcher and Arden in Buncombe County, N.C., and founder of Christ's School for boys in Arden. The collection is chiefly letters between Wetmore and his wife, Susanna Boone Allan, in 1892 and 1893, before their marriage and later while he was traveling in the North to raise funds for Christ's School or for his church work, or when Susanna Wetmore was away from home, and letters received from their relatives. Early letters deal chiefly with matters of courtship and engagement, but also discuss Episcopal Church matters and individuals in Lincolnton, N.C., Thomas Wetmore's hometown. Letters from Susanna Wetmore include descriptions of Baltimore and Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1894. Thomas Wetmore's letters from 1898 to 1904 discuss cities he visited, especially New York, and Episcopal Church matters.|
|Creator||Wetmore, Thomas Cogdell, 1869-1906.|
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Thomas Codgell Wetmore (1869-1906) was an Episcopal clergyman at Fletcher and Arden in Buncombe County, N.C., and founder of Christ's School for boys in Arden. He was the son of William Robards Wetmore and Mary Bingham Wetmore of Lincolnton, N.C. Prior to his work as a minister, Wetmore was was a job printer, a telegraph operator, a railroad station agent, and, for a short time, publisher of a newspaper.
Thomas Codgell Wetmore was married to Susanna Boone Allan, a relative of Susanna Robertson Lyman, wife of the Episcopal Bishop of North Carolina, Theodore B. Lyman.Back to Top
The collection is chiefly letters between Thomas Codgell Wetmore and his wife, Susanna Boone Allan. The bulk of the letters, 1892-1893, deal primarily with matters of courtship and engagement, but also discuss Episcopal Church matters in general and Bishop Theodore B. Lyman in particular, and individuals in Lincolnton, N.C. Later letters are were written during periods of separation while Susanna was caring for an aunt at Arden and Wilmington, N.C., and at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., 1894; while she was at Hot Springs, N.C., 1897; and while Thomas was in New York, N.Y., and other northern cities raising funds for his church and school work, 1898-1904.Back to Top
Processed by: SHC Staff
Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 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