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Finding Aid for the Gilbert Family Papers

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Finding Aid for the Gilbert Family Papers, 1850-1995





Descriptive Summary

Repository:Tyrrell Historical Library, Beaumont Public Libraries, 695 Pearl St, Beaumont, TX 77701
Creator:Gilbert family
Title:The Gilbert Famly Papers,
Dates:1850-1995
Extent:72 cubic feet in 198 boxes.
Creator Abstract:The Gilbert family, long-time business and civic leaders of Southeast Texas, played a prominent role in the development of Beaumont from the city's modern economic beginnings in the middle of the nineteenth century through the middle of the twentieth century. Their many business interests, based primarily on oil, cattle, rice, and lumber involved every major economic venture in the region for more than a century. They were also leaders in the banking community and in the development of transportation industries, including railroads and deep water shipping.
Content Abstract:The Gilbert family papers span a long period of time, from 1850 to 1996, containing the papers of over five generations of the family. The collection includes both the business and personal papers of the Gilbert family, and the papers of Wilbur C. Gilbert's wife's family papers documenting the Candee and Bassette families of New York and Connecticut.
Identification:AC-159
Language:Materials are in English.

Acquisition Information

The Gilbert Papers were donated to the Tyrrell Historical Library by W.C. Gilbert, Jr., on May 7, 1992. Wanda Pauler donated 7 cubic feet of papers from the Gilbert Building on April 3, 1996.

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