Thomas Family Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Thomas family, (Benjamin H. Thomas Jr.,1815-1887)
Thomas family papers
Date [inclusive]
0.25 Cubic feet , 4 folders, 4 sleeves

Preferred Citation

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Scope and Contents note

The photographic materials include photos from Harold P. Thomas consisting of two photos taken in 1918 of cars; Camp Wadsworth in Spartanburg, South Carolina circa 1918 including a man in a World War I uniform; St. Andrew’s Parish Church in Charleston, South Carolina; Magnolia Gardens in Charleston, South Carolina; the Rifle River in Michigan; Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina; as well as trees and a flower arrangement.

The Benjamin H. Thomas photographic materials consist of glass negatives. The negatives are a portrait of B. H. Thomas as well as one showing B. H. Thomas reading. Both have negatives in two different sizes. Also included are a glass negative of a portrait of an unidentified man which is labeled “cautaucl”[?] on the original envelope, and a teenaged boy in the woods. There are also film negatives of a boy and a girl in the woods, and an image of a line of children walking in the woods.

The papers are related to Benjamin Hampson Thomas, Jr. They consist of travel voucher issued by the U.S. Secretary of State in 1906, an official document in an Arabic language, the poem “Life’s Galilee,” 1926, watch fob with note, 1931, and a diploma on vellum in Latin.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections March 2003

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Custodial History

Gift of Lynn Moody Igoe, 1991-10-10, 1999-12-28, 2002-10-09

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Camp Wadsworth. (Spartanburg, S.C.).

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pisgah National Forest (N.C.)
  • Rifle River (Mich.)
  • Spartanburg (S.C.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Igoe, Lynn, 1937-
  • Thomas, Benjamin H.
  • Thomas, Harold Prescott


  • Gardens

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Collection Inventory


Scope and Contents note


Benjamin H. Thomas watch fob 


B.H. Thomas papers 1906, 1926, Undated 


Harold P. Thomas photographs, Thomas negatives 


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Glass Negatives 

Glass Plate Negatives

[B.H. Thomas] sitting in chair reading (2) 

Rev. B.H. Thomas portrait, small 

B.H. Thomas portrait, large (same as Rev. B.H. Thomas) 

[Unidentified boy] 

Cautaucl [?]-portrait of a man 

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Oversized items 


B.H. Thomas diploma 


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