Collection Number: 05632-z

Collection Title: Thomas Turner Allen Papers, 1858-1894

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Size 12 items
Abstract Thomas Turner Allen (1841–1862) was born in Windsor, N.C. He attended the University of North Carolina, and was class valedictorian in 1861. He joined the Confederate Army the April before graduation, and served as a private in the Warren Guards, Company “F,” Twelfth North Carolina Regiment. Allen was killed on 1 July 1862 at the Battle of Malvern Hill. Janie Outlaw Allen Candler (1862-1884), was the daughter of Thomas Turner Allen and Janie Outlaw Allen (1843-1862). After the death of her parents, she was raised by her maternal aunt Victoria Outlaw Pugh (1838-1896). She was graduated from St. Mary’s School in Raleigh, N.C. She married Robert L. Candler in 1883, and died in May 1884. The collection contains Thomas Turner Allen's notebook, created while he was a student at the University of North Carolina; a book of autographs he collected from faculty and students at the University of North Carolina and the townspeople of Chapel Hill, N.C.; and a copy of his valedictorian speech at the University of North Carolina's 1861 commencement. The collection also includes a few other items belonging to his daughter Janie Outlaw Allen Candler and her aunt Victoria Outlaw Pugh.
Creator Allen, Thomas Turner (1841-1862)
Language English
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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 Thomas Turner Allen Papers #5632-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Nancy Gillam Spruill of Windsor, N.C., in June 2015 (Acc. 102250).
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Thomas Turner Allen (1841–1862) was born in Windsor, N.C. He attended the University of North Carolina, and was class valedictorian in 1861. He joined the Confederate Army the April before graduation, and served as a private in the Warren Guards, Company “F,” Twelfth North Carolina Regiment. Allen was killed on July 1, 1862 at Malvern Hill. Janie Outlaw Allen Candler (1862-1884), was the daughter of Thomas Turner Allen and Janie Outlaw Allen (1843-1862). After the death of her parents, she was raised by her maternal aunt Victoria Outlaw Pugh (1838-1896). She was graduated from St. Mary’s School in Raleigh, N.C. She married Robert L. Candler in 1883, and died in May 1884.

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The collection contains Thomas Turner Allen's notebook, created while he was a student at the University of North Carolina; a book of autographs he collected from faculty and students at the University of North Carolina and the townspeople of Chapel Hill, N.C.; and a copy of his valedictorian speech at the University of North Carolina's 1861 commencement. The collection also includes a few other items belonging to his daughter Janie Outlaw Allen Candler and her aunt Victoria Outlaw Pugh.

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12 items.
Folder 1

Thomas Turner Allen Autograph book, 1861 #05632-z, Series: "Thomas Turner Allen Papers, 1858-1894." Folder 1

Contains signatures and brief biographical details of Thomas Turner Allen’s professors and classmates at the University of North Carolina, and the townspeople of Chapel Hill, N.C. Also includes a few notes from Allen.

Folder 2

Thomas Turner Allen Student notebook, 1858-1865 #05632-z, Series: "Thomas Turner Allen Papers, 1858-1894." Folder 2

Notebook kept by Thomas Turner Allen while he was a student at the University of North Carolina. Includes drafts of student papers, including one from 1860 titled “How shall the Union be preserved?;" two drafts of the valedictory speech he delivered in 1861; and other notes documenting his daily activities. Also includes lists of books read dated after Allen's death; author of these lists is unknown.

Folder 3

Related family materials, 1862-1894 #05632-z, Series: "Thomas Turner Allen Papers, 1858-1894." Folder 3

Includes poem entitled “Lines written for Janie O. Allen by one who fondly loves her;" four obituaries for Janie Outlaw Allen Candler; a December 1883 letter written to Victoria Outlaw Pugh discussing upcoming travel arrangements for the Candler wedding; a program for the University of North Carolina’s 1894 commencement; an announcement for the University of North Carolina’s 1877 commencement; and tickets and invitations to the University of North Carolina’s 1880 and 1881 commencements.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Amelia Holmes, August 2015

Encoded by: Amelia Holmes, August 2015

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