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Guide to the Thomas Porter Whitby Papers, RG 63
Processed by: Paul Martin
Date: 24 April 1996

Dates: 1862-1995

Contents/Scope:  Includes transcripts of Whitby's Civil War letters, materials on 19th century dentistry in Alabama, and genealogical information on Whitby and his family.

Biographical Note:  Whitby enlisted in Company D, 37th Alabama Infantry, in 1862 where he served until the end of the Civil War.  Afterwards, he studied dentistry which he practiced in Auburn, Wetumpka, and Selma, Alabama.


Box 1

  1. Biographical Sketches, Thomas P. Whitby
  2. Family Data, T. P. Whitby Bible
  3. Copies, records of Military Service, Thomas P. Whitby, Civil War
  4. Transcriptions, Civil War Letters, T. P. Whitby
  5. Items relating to Dentistry, T. P. Whitby, ca. 1900
  6. Masonic Information, T. P. Whitby, 1906
  7. Photocopies of Photographs, T. P. Whitby and family
  8. Photograph, Alabama Board of Dental Examiners, 1910
  9. Letter, T. P. Whitby to Miss Jim Kimbell, 8 Feb. 1921 (copy)
  10. Clippings, Death of T. P. Whitby, 1922
  11. Genealogical Data, Whitby and Campbell Families
  12. Transcripts, Letters of Thomas Hatfield Whitby, 1862
  13. Copy, Wedding Invitation, Annie Elizabeth Whitby, 1906
  14. Genealogical Information, Mary Ann Werts, ca. 1917
  15. Letter, Mary Whitby Cothran to Alice Whitby Cave, 17 Aug. 1940
  16. Letter, Helen Whitby Abney to Abbey Hintgeen Brewer, ca. 1962-66
  17. Sketch of Thirty-Seventh Alabama Infantry
  18. 18 Copy of page from U. D. C. Lineage Book, Alabama Division
  19. Copy, Letter Abney Hintgen Brewer to Ethel Green, 10 Sep. 1995

Photograph IV.A.392 was separated from Whitby's papers in 1971.  It is of the first reunion of Co. D, 37th Alabama Infantry at John Binfords' Spring near Auburn, Alabama.  Legend holds that this is a photograph of the first Auburn baseball team, 1866.


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