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Thomas Elston Thorne Papers

Identifier: UA 6.104

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

This collection contains six composition books of sketches created by Thomas Elston Thorne, a faculty member in the Fine Arts Department at the College of William and Mary. Most of the sketches are of human models but there are drawings of still life as well. One of the sketchbooks also contains notes about composition taken by Thorne.


  • circa 1939-1975

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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. 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, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

Thomas Elston Thorne was a professor in the Fine Arts Department at the College of William and Mary from 1940 to 1975. During his time at the College, he also served as Chair of the Fine Arts Department. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


0.40 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2010.339 was transferred to the SCRC by the donor on 12/10/1999.

Related Materials:

Department of Fine Arts Records (UA 206); University Archives Photograph Collection (UA 8); University Archives Oral History Collection (UA 43); University Archives Poster Collection (UA 12); University Archives Faculty-Alumni File (UA 10); University Archives Audiovisual Collection (UA 58); Office of the President, Thomas Graves (UA 2.16, Acc. 1980.116 and Acc. 1981.090).

Processing Information:

Processing and finding aid completed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in June 2010.

Guide to the Thomas Elston Thorne Papers
Finding Aid Authors: Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository