Guide to the Thomas Lenoir Papers, 1837 - 1896, undated

Summary Information

Title: Thomas Lenoir Papers, 1837 - 1896, undated
Collection: AC.175
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (1 box)

The Thomas Lenoir Papers contains photocopies of correspondence, a diary, and other papers relating to Thomas I. Lenoir. Lenoir served in the Company F of the 25th Regiment of the Confederate Army from 1861 to 1862 as Company Captain.

Creator: Lenoir, Thomas Isaac, 1817-1882

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas Isaac Lenoir (1817-1882) was the son of Colonel Thomas and Selina Louisa Avery Lenoir of Fort Defiance in Caldwell County, North Carolina. He was the grandson of General William Lenoir and Waightstill Avery. He lived in Haywood County, North Carolina on the Fork of the Pigeon operating his father's plantation. His plantation was aptly named the Bachelor's Den. In 1861, he married Mary Elizabeth Garrett of Lenoir, North Carolina. Lenoir served in the Company F of the 25th Regiment of the Confederate Army from 1861 to 1862 as Company Captain.

Scope and Contents

All materials in this collection are photocopies of original documents. The location of the original materials is unknown. The majority of the collection consists of photocopied correspondence. Correspondents include: Thomas I. Lenoir, Selina L. Lenoir, Mary Elizabeth Lenoir, Rufus Lenoir, and William H. Howell. The collection also includes the 1861-1862 diary of Thomas I. Lenoir in which he describes his describes his life in Camp Davis, Camp Lee, and western North Carolina. He includes descriptions of troop behavior, diseases, and social activities. Genealogical papers in the collection contain inforamation about the Lenoir and Bonham families. The rosters for the Haywood Dragons and a Confederate Army dismissal, undated inventories of slaves and a letter of reference for Lenoir's former slave, and lists of merchandise purchased by Lenoir are also included in the collection as well as photocopies of two photographs believed to be of Thomas Lenoir's "Bachelor's Den" in Haywood County, North Carolina.


This collection is organized by material type, then arranged chronologically. Correspondence is arranged first by the correspondent's name, then by date.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

Provenance is unknown. The accession number are MLT and MLD. This collection was opened to the public on 15 October 2002.

Processing Information

Processed by Deborah Bell, 1994; Kathryn Staley, 15 October 2002; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, 27 June 2005; Revised by Cynthia Harbeson, July 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.175: Thomas Lenoir Papers, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

  Box Folder

Thomas I. Lenoir Diary, 1861-1862 

1 1

Correspondence from Thomas I. Lenoir to Colonel Thomas Lenoir, 1848-1860, undated 

1 2

Correspondence from Thomas I. Lenoir to Selina L. Lenoir, 1837-1839 

1 3

Correspondence to Thomas I. Lenoir from family members, 1847-1879, undated 

1 4

Correspondence to Thomas I. Lenoir from associates, 1879-1890, undated 

1 5

Correspondence from William H. Howell to Mary Elizabeth Lenoir, 1860-1861 

1 6

Correspondence from Thomas I. Lenoir to Mary Elizabeth Lenoir, 1862-1869 

1 7

Correspondence to Mary Elizabeth Lenoir from others, 1860-1874, undated 

1 8

Correspondence from Tom Lenoir to Rufus Lenoir, 1848-1862 

1 9

Correspondence to Sarah Lenoir, 1846-1853, undated 

1 10

Correspondence, various, 1851-1896 

1 11

Genealogical papers, undated 

1 12

Military Rosters, 1846-1861 

1 13

Slave papers, 1878, undated

1 14

Business Transactions, 1839-1879, undated 

1 15

Photographs, undated 

1 16

Confederate Money, 1863, undated 

1 17

Memorandums and compositions, 1833-1847, undated 

1 18