Collection Number: 02367

Collection Title: George Nicholas Thompson Papers, circa 1839-1960s

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Size .5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 35 items)
Abstract The collection of white lawyer George Nicholas Thompson (1832-1891) of Leasburg, N.C., contains a daily diary, 1851, kept by Thompson while he was a student at the University of North Carolina, and brief diary entries and lecture notes of his daughter Lucretia (Luly) Thompson (1861-1880), which she made while she attended summer normal school classes at the University from 1876 to 1878. Additions to this collection contain genealogical materials and family papers including letters, albums, notebooks, photographs, and financial and legal documents related to the Thompson family and Graves family of Caswell County, N.C.
Creator Thompson, George Nicholas, 1832-1891.
Curatorial Unit Southern Historical Collection
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the George Nicholas Thompson Papers #2367, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Typed transcription of diary/notebook is included.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Bessie Thompson of Leasburg, N.C,. in September 1941. Additions received in October 2011 (Acc. 101510), February 2012 (Acc. 101558), and February 2014 (Acc. 102001).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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George Nicholas Thompson of Leasburg, N.C., was a lawyer. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1853 and was a UNC trustee, 1889-1891.

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The collection consists of a daily diary, 1851, kept by George Nicholas Thompson while he was a student at the University of North Carolina, and brief diary entries and lecture notes of his daughter Lucretia (Luly) Thompson (1861-1880), which she made while she attended summer normal school classes at the University from 1876 to 1878. In addition, the collection contains a bound, typed transcription of the diary (101 pages).

Additions to this collection contain genealogical materials and family papers including letters, albums, notebooks, photographs, and financial and legal documents related to the Thompson family and Graves family of Caswell County, N.C.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Diary and Notebook, 1851, 1876, 1878.

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Additions to George Nicholas Thompson Papers are composed chiefly of genealogical materials and family papers including letters, albums, notebooks, photographs, and financial and legal documents related to the Thompson family and Graves family of Caswell County, N.C.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.3. Family Albums, Photographs, Genealogy, and Papers, circa 1840s-1960s (Addition of February 2014)

Acquisitions Information: Accession 102001.

Oversize Volume SV-2367/4-6

SV-2367/4

SV-2367/5

SV-2367/6

Thompson family genealogy #02367, Subseries: "2.3. Family Albums, Photographs, Genealogy, and Papers, circa 1840s-1960s (Addition of February 2014)" SV-2367/4-6

Oversize Volume SV-2367/7

Thompson-Graves family genealogy #02367, Subseries: "2.3. Family Albums, Photographs, Genealogy, and Papers, circa 1840s-1960s (Addition of February 2014)" SV-2367/7

Oversize Volume SV-2367/8

"Azariah Graves Thompson and Lula Belle Stephens Thompson’s Children" #02367, Subseries: "2.3. Family Albums, Photographs, Genealogy, and Papers, circa 1840s-1960s (Addition of February 2014)" SV-2367/8

Image Folder PF-2367/1

Azariah Graves, II #02367, Subseries: "2.3. Family Albums, Photographs, Genealogy, and Papers, circa 1840s-1960s (Addition of February 2014)" PF-2367/1

Daguerreotype.

Image Folder PF-2367/2

Bettie Johnston Thompson #02367, Subseries: "2.3. Family Albums, Photographs, Genealogy, and Papers, circa 1840s-1960s (Addition of February 2014)" PF-2367/2

Daguerreotype.

Image Folder PF-2367/3

Isabella Howard Graves and Elizabeth Neal Graves #02367, Subseries: "2.3. Family Albums, Photographs, Genealogy, and Papers, circa 1840s-1960s (Addition of February 2014)" PF-2367/3

Daguerreotypes.

Image Folder PF-2367/4

Ella Graves #02367, Subseries: "2.3. Family Albums, Photographs, Genealogy, and Papers, circa 1840s-1960s (Addition of February 2014)" PF-2367/4

Daguerreotype.

Jacob Thompson #02367, Subseries: "2.3. Family Albums, Photographs, Genealogy, and Papers, circa 1840s-1960s (Addition of February 2014)" PF-2367/4

Brooch.

Image Folder PF-2367/5

Lucretia Van Hook #02367, Subseries: "2.3. Family Albums, Photographs, Genealogy, and Papers, circa 1840s-1960s (Addition of February 2014)" PF-2367/5

Daguerreotype.

Lucretia Van Hook was born in 1788. She was Nicholas Thompson's spouse and George Nicholas Thompson's mother.

Photograph Album PA-2367/1-2

PA-2367/1

PA-2367/2

Albums with captioned pages #02367, Subseries: "2.3. Family Albums, Photographs, Genealogy, and Papers, circa 1840s-1960s (Addition of February 2014)" PA-2367/1-2

Images were removed prior to donation to the Library.

Box 1

Folder 7

Ella W. Thompson’s high school class autograph book, circa 1931 #02367, Subseries: "2.3. Family Albums, Photographs, Genealogy, and Papers, circa 1840s-1960s (Addition of February 2014)" Box 1, Folder 7

Box 1

Folder 8

Notebooks, circa 1910s-1960s #02367, Subseries: "2.3. Family Albums, Photographs, Genealogy, and Papers, circa 1840s-1960s (Addition of February 2014)" Box 1, Folder 8

Box 1

Folder 9

Genealogy #02367, Subseries: "2.3. Family Albums, Photographs, Genealogy, and Papers, circa 1840s-1960s (Addition of February 2014)" Box 1, Folder 9

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Framed Item: FR-2367/1 was housed by the NCC Gallery.

Image Folders: PF-2367/1-5

Oversize Volumes: SV-2367/1-8

Photograph Albums: PA-2367/1-2

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Processing Information

Processed by: Staff, 1992

Encoded by: Peter Hymas, December 2004

Funding from the State Library of North Carolina supported the encoding of this finding aid.

Updated: November 2018 and May 2019

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