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|Size||Approximately 25 items|
|Abstract||Scattered letters, essays likely written for school, and other papers of Amanda Cobb Toon (1855-1923) of Lumber Bridge in Robeson County, N.C.|
|Creator||Toon, Amanda Cobb, 1855-1923.|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.|
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Amanda Cobb Toon (1855-1923) grew up in Lumber Bridge in Robeson County, N.C. Her first name was Harriet, but she was known by her middle name, Amanda. Her parents were Mary Bethune and Stephen J. Cobb, who served as the postmaster at Lumber Bridge. In 1882 Amanda married Achibald McMillan Toon, son of Anthony Toon and Mary McMillan Kelly Toon. They made their home in Columbus County, N.C. After her husband's death, she moved to Brooklyn, N.Y, to live with her children.Back to Top
Scattered correspondence to multiple recipients from multiple senders. Most letters pertain to religious "meetings" and a temperance society. Includes a copy of a "Temperance Speech made by a gray, withered old Lady on board a Rail Road Train."
Most of the essays are signed by Amanda Cobb [Toon]. Topics as indicated in the titles include "Honor," "Youth," "Politeness," "Learning," "The Bushman and the missionary," "Education," "The Beauties of Nature," "Forgiveness," and "Kindness." Also included are an 1879 issue of the North Carolina Good Templar and a poem titled "A Friend."
Processed by Laura Hart, February 2018.
Encoded by: Laura SmithBack to Top