A Guide to the Ann Thomas Research Papers, 1836-2005 Ann Thomas Research Papers M 030

A Guide to the Ann Thomas Research Papers, 1836-2005

A Collection in the
Thomas Balch Library
Collection Number M 030


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Processed by: D. Nichole Recker

Repository
Thomas Balch Library
Collection number
M 030
Title
Ann Thomas Research Papers 1836-2005
Extent
1.33 cu. ft.
Collector
Ann Thomas
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of maps, surveys, census records, real estate notices, advertisements, interviews, personal histories, family records, photographs, legal reports, proposed development plans and town responses, petitions, school statistics, marriage registers, church bulletins, obituaries, and newspaper articles primarily relating to the history of Round Hill but also including Lincoln, Purcellville, Bluemont, Woodgrove, and Hamilton.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection open to research.

Use Restrictions

No physical characteristics affect use of this material.

Preferred Citation

Ann Thomas Research Papers (M 030), Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, VA.

Acquisition Information

Ann Whitehead Thomas, VA

Alternative Form Available

None

Accruals

2007.0017, 2007.0056

Processing Information

Processed by D. Nichole Recker, 22 February 2007.

Published and unpublished manuscripts included in the collection are listed according to folder number following container list.

Biographical Information

A native Virginian, Ann Whitehead Thomas became a resident of Round Hill in 1968, soon after her 1961 marriage to H. Rogers Thomas (11 Oct 1911-28 Feb 2001). Mrs. Thomas had close connections to Upper Loudoun preceding her move to Round Hill; Snickersville and Snickersville Gap were named after her relative Edward Snickers. Mrs. Thomas graduated from Mary Baldwin College, Staunton. She served on the first Thomas Balch Library Advisory Board and on a committee for Winchester Handley Library. In 1998 she received a Loudoun History Award for her work in preserving Loudoun County's heritage. Although Mrs. Thomas has been involved in genealogical and local history for over thirty years, in the early 1990s she began systematically collecting information for the book she intended to write, which she completed in 2004.

A Story of Round Hill, published from the findings of this collection, traces Round Hill from early America's first land grants to today's development landscape. This book chronicles in detail changes in the town's residents, businesses, government, houses, and customs; a product of the research contained in these folders.

Mrs. Thomas is the daughter of Robert Whitehead (21 Sep 1897-8 Jun 1960) and Sallie Carter Whitehead (22 Jul 1905-Oct 1984), mother of Elizabeth Thomas Wallace, and grandmother to John Thomas Wallace, Sarah Elizabeth Wallace, and Robert David Wallace.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of maps, surveys, census records, real estate notices, advertisements, interviews, personal histories, family records, photographs, legal reports, proposed development plans and town responses, petitions, school statistics, marriage registers, church bulletins, obituaries, and newspaper articles primarily relating to the history of Round Hill but also including Lincoln, Purcellville, Bluemont, Woodgrove, and Hamilton. Newspaper clippings written by reporters, historians, and individuals comprise the majority of contents. Inclusive dates for collection are 1836-2005, with bulk of the materials dating from 1952-1999. Many of the older (pre-1940) research materials are photocopies of the original documents, some of which can be accessed in original form at Thomas Balch Library, as noted.

Quaker migration patterns folder for the 1995 Loudoun Genealogy Club seminar was removed and processed separately as SC 0018.

The folders are organized topically and are internally chronological. Undated materials are placed last in folder. Oversized manuscript locations are noted in respective folders.

Related Material

A Story of Round Hill, REF 975.528 THO; Round Hill Town Minutes Abstracts, SC0013, Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, VA.

Adjunct Descriptive Data

Bibliography

Thomas, Ann W. A Story of Round Hill. Leesburg, VA: The Friends of the Thomas Balch Library, 2004.

Other Finding Aid

None


Other Finding Aid

None


Bibliography

Thomas, Ann W. A Story of Round Hill. Leesburg, VA: The Friends of the Thomas Balch Library, 2004.

Contents List

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