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Avery/Thomas Papers

Identifier: MSS 80-07

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence of James R. Thomas, of Waynesville, NC, A. C. Avery of Morganton, NC, and Avery's wife (sister of James R. Thomas). James Thomas was the son of William H. Thomas, a North Carolina state senator, Cherokee Indian agent, and attorney for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. A. C. Avery was a North Carolina Supreme Court Associate Justice. Most of the correspondence concerns attempts to buy and sell the lands in Waynesville that belonged to James R. Love. William W. Stringfield, of Waynesville, is mentioned.

Folder 1 - Correspondence: 1887-1889.

Folder 2 - " : 1890.

Folder 3 - " : 1896-1912.

Folder 4 - Envelopes.


  • Creation: 1887 - 1912

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Part of the Hunter Library - Special Collections Repository

Cullowhee United States