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Collection Number: 00043

Collection Title: Thaddeus Banks Papers, 1744-1925

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 500 items)
Abstract Thaddeus Banks (1815-1879) was a lawyer of Hollidaysburg, Pa. The collection includes chiefly correspondence and business papers of Banks, consisting mostly of letters, 1839-1841, from Banks to his fiancee, Delia Jane Reynolds, and scattered letters to her, 1842-1864, after their marriage. Also included are letters of the Banks family of Pennsylvania; the Reynolds family, Quakers, of Cecil County, Md.; and John C. Reynolds, who was with the United States Office of Indian Affairs. Letters of John C. Reynolds concern fighting in the Second Seminole War and dealings with the Cherokee, Sac (or Sauk), and Fox Native Americans, and include a letter describing a trip, 1840, through Mammoth Cave. An 1807-1817 receipt book shows amounts paid for various expenses by Creswell Reynolds & Company, Reuben Reynolds, and others.
Creator Banks, Thaddeus, 1815-1879.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Thaddeus Banks Papers, #43, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. Houston Hiatt of High Point, N.C., prior to 1940.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Thaddeus Banks (1815-1879) was a lawyer of Hollidaysburg, Pa.

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The collection includes chiefly correspondence and business papers of Thaddeus Banks, consisting mostly of letters, 1839-1841, from Banks to his fiancee, Delia Jane Reynolds, and scattered letters to her, 1842-1864, after their marriage. Also included are letters of the Banks family of Pennsylvania; the Reynolds family, Quakers, of Cecil County, Md.; and John C. Reynolds, who was with the United States Office of Indian Affairs. Letters of John C. Reynolds concern fighting in the Second Seminole War and dealings with the Cherokee, Sac, and Fox Indians, and include a letter describing a trip, 1840, through Mammoth Cave. There are also some genealogical items concerning the Banks, Reynolds, Watkins, and Patterson families, and receipt book, 1807-1817, showing amounts paid for various expenses by Creswell Reynolds & Company, Reuben Reynolds, and others.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #00043, Series: "Thaddeus Banks Papers, 1744-1925." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1744-1806 #00043, Series: "Thaddeus Banks Papers, 1744-1925." Folder 1

Folder 2

1807-1813 #00043, Series: "Thaddeus Banks Papers, 1744-1925." Folder 2

Folder 3

1815-1819 #00043, Series: "Thaddeus Banks Papers, 1744-1925." Folder 3

Folder 4

1820-1825 #00043, Series: "Thaddeus Banks Papers, 1744-1925." Folder 4

Folder 5

1826-1835 #00043, Series: "Thaddeus Banks Papers, 1744-1925." Folder 5

Folder 6

1836-1838 #00043, Series: "Thaddeus Banks Papers, 1744-1925." Folder 6

Folder 7

1839 #00043, Series: "Thaddeus Banks Papers, 1744-1925." Folder 7

Folder 8

1840 #00043, Series: "Thaddeus Banks Papers, 1744-1925." Folder 8

Folder 9

1841 #00043, Series: "Thaddeus Banks Papers, 1744-1925." Folder 9

Folder 10

1842-1844 #00043, Series: "Thaddeus Banks Papers, 1744-1925." Folder 10

Folder 11

1845-1846 #00043, Series: "Thaddeus Banks Papers, 1744-1925." Folder 11

Folder 12

1847-1849 #00043, Series: "Thaddeus Banks Papers, 1744-1925." Folder 12

Folder 13

1850-1852 #00043, Series: "Thaddeus Banks Papers, 1744-1925." Folder 13

Folder 14

1853-1864 #00043, Series: "Thaddeus Banks Papers, 1744-1925." Folder 14

Folder 15

1867-1901, 1925 #00043, Series: "Thaddeus Banks Papers, 1744-1925." Folder 15

Folder 16-17

Folder 16

Folder 17

Undated #00043, Series: "Thaddeus Banks Papers, 1744-1925." Folder 16-17

Folder 18

Genealogical and historical sketches #00043, Series: "Thaddeus Banks Papers, 1744-1925." Folder 18

Folder 19

Volume 1: Receipt book, 1807-1817 #00043, Series: "Thaddeus Banks Papers, 1744-1925." Folder 19

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 2010

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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