Collection Number: 05690-z

Collection Title: Amanda Cobb Toon Papers, 1873-1879 and undated

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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.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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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 Amanda Cobb Toon Papers #5690-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Ann Ward Little in May 2016 (Acc. 102585).
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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.

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Folder 1

Letters, 1873-1878 and undated #05690-z, Series: "Papers, 1873-1879" Folder 1

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."

Folder 2

Essays and other papers 1874, 1879, and undated #05690-z, Series: "Papers, 1873-1879" Folder 2

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."

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Processed by Laura Hart, February 2018.

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