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Cornelius M. Dickinson Thomas Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC-MS-179

Scope and Contents

The Cornelius M. Dickinson Thomas Letters include personal correspodence, post cards, greeting cards and photographs from Thomas' experience during WWII. The collection also includes various documents relating to James Forte, a 17th century settlement, and two paintings on canvas.

Dates

  • 1940-1972

Creator

Copyright Statement

Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical Note

Cornelius (Neal) Dickinson Thomas, local artist and author, was born in Miami, Florida in 1920. He graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 1942 and served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserves during World War II. Thomas spent most of his life at his family home, Clarendon Plantation, in Brunswick County. As an artist, he had one-man exhibits in New York, Raleigh and Wilmington and taught art at UNC. Thomas died in 2005 and is buried in Oakdale Cemetery.

Note written by

Extent

5 Linear Feet (Contains 5 document boxes and 2 oversize boxes)

Language

English

Abstract

Cornelius (Neal) Dickinson Thomas, local artist and author, spent most of his life at his family home, Clarendon Plantation, in Brunswick county. This collection includes personal correspondence, post cards, greeting cards, photographs, documents relating to James Forte and two paintings.

Processing Information

Collection processed by John F. Mohr in 2000. Finding aid revised and updated for conversion to Archon by Maya Rodgers in April, 2014.
Title
Cornelius M. Dickinson Thomas Letters
Status
Partially Processed
Author
Special Collections Staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:

910-962-7462