Annie Blackwell Thorne papers, 1769-1965.

Creator: Thorne, Annie Blackwell, b. 1878.
Collection number: 4521
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Abstract: Papers collected or created by Annie Blackwell Thorne (b. 1878) include correspondence, legal and financial materials, genealogical papers, and other items of the Alston, Harriss, Kearny, Thorne, and related families, chiefly of Warren and Halifax counties, N.C. Also included is Thorne family material largely from Saint Martin Parish, La. Correspondence pertains chiefly to personal matters, but also deals with business affairs.Included are two letters, 1831, from Thomas Whitmell Harriss (1810-1890) describing his religious conversion while he was a student at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill; a few letters relating to the Civil War in Virginia and Louisiana; and letters, 1890s, to Annie’s sister, Tempe Williams Thorne (b. 1874), from family members and friends.Financial items include slave bills of sale and materials concerning tobacco sales in the 1850s. Legal materials include items, 1866-1869, relating to cases handled by John Davis Thorne (1834-1900), justice of the peace in St. Martin Parish, La.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Financial materials contain information documenting transactions relating to the buying and selling of slaves (1786- 1839). See Folders 9-16.