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Title: Thomas Ward White papers
Dates: 1840-1895
Accession Number(s): 2007-009
Extent: 8 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Austin Seminary Archives at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Biographical Note: Thomas Ward White (1838-1900) was a Presbyterian pastor and evangelist in the Presbytery of Eastern Texas of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. White was also involved with the American Institute of Civics and with the American Red Cross.

Scope and Contents: One folder containing eight chronologically arranged pieces of correspondence, invitations, and family genealogy documents record the evangelistic work of Thomas Ward White in East Texas. The collection includes correspondence and invitations from Clara Barton, president of the American Red Cross; correspondence concerning White’s work as an evangelist in East Texas Presbytery; a program from a banquet for Texas governor James S. Hogg; and a photocopy of genealogical records from the White family Bible.

Documents have labels affixed to their back side indicating that the material was previously owned by Lois Cunningham, White’s granddaughter. The label on a copy of a letter from Clara Barton reports that the original was owned by another family member. Another piece of correspondence relating to Clara Barton is unsigned, composed by someone writing in Barton’s stead, regarding a letter White had previously sent to Barton.

Materials in accession #2007-009 were originally held at the Montreat office of the Presbyterian Historical Society. They were transferred to the Austin Seminary Archives in 2007.

Related Collections: See the White Family Bible records, 1729-1812 at the Virginia Historical Society for more information related to the family of Barrett White (d. 1782) and the Penney family [Call number: Mss6:4 W5865:3]. See the holding record for additional material on the White family compiled by Elizabeth Edwards, including a bibliography of resources.

Restrictions: Materials are available by appointment only. Contact the archivist for details.

Index Terms:
Barton, Clara, 1821-1912.
White, Thomas Ward, 1838-1900.
Presbyterian Church in the U.S.--Presbytery of Eastern Texas.
Evangelistic work--Texas.

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Preferred Citation: Thomas Ward White papers, 1840-1895, Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary


Box Number:
B034 Copy of genealogical information from White Family Bible, 1840
  Copy of letter from Clara Barton, 1882
  Unsigned letter about Clara Barton, 1886
  Hogg banquet invitation, 1891
  Clara Barton Ladies Citizen’s Committee reception invitation, 1892
  Clara Barton Red Cross reception invitation, 1892
  Outgoing correspondence, 1892
  Outgoing correspondence, 1895

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