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Guide to the Thomas Family Correspondence.

MSN/CW 5014

 

Collection Summary

Title: Thomas family correspondence
Dates: 1862-1865 (bulk 1862-1863)
Collection No.: MSN/CW 5014
Creator: Thomas, George, 1821-1905
Creator: Thomas, Minerva Everton, 1831-1868
Extent: 1 container; 51 folders
Language: Collection material in English
Repository: University of Notre Dame. Hesburgh Libraries, Department of Special Collections. 102 Hesburgh Library, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Abstract: A family correspondence of 51 items whose principal authors are George Thomas and his wife, Minerva Everton Thomas, of Spencer County, Indiana. Most of the letters date from 1862-1863, during George Thomas's Civil War service as quartermaster of the 53rd Indiana Infantry.

Selected Search Terms

United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 53rd (1862-1865)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence
Indiana -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Administrative Information

Restrictions: There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Preferred Citation: Thomas Family Correspondence, Department of Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame.

Acquisition and Processing Note: 50 of the Thomas letters were purchased by the Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame in 2002, from Pacific Book Auction Galleries of San Francisco. An additional letter was purchased in 2002. Arranged and described 2003, by George Rugg. Finding aid 2011, by George Rugg.

Arrangement Note

Materials are arranged chronologically, one item per folder.

Container List