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Dr. E. T. Dumble Collection MSS.0141

Descriptive Summary

creator Dumble, E. T., Dr.
Title: Dr. E. T. Dumble Collection
Dates: 1924-1968
Identification: MSS.0141
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet, 1 box of material and 1 volume
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Biographical Note

Dr. E. T. Dumble (1852-1927) served as state geologist of Texas from 1888 to 1896, supervising one of the early mineralogical surveys of the region. From 1897 until his retirement in 1925, he also acted as organizer and manager of the Southern Pacific Oil Companies. He is, thus, reputed to be one of the first individuals to establish a geologic department within a petroleum firm.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains some, although not all, of Dumble's many scholarly works, both published and unpublished. It includes correspondence dating from the geologist's final years as well as later inquiries from researchers to Dumble's associate John R. Suman concerning the former's career.



The collection is arranged by type of material; chronological order is maintained within each folder.


Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Dr. E. T. Dumble Collection must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.

Index Terms

Geophysical exploration

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dr. E. T. Dumble Collection. MSS 141. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

Acquisition Information

Donated by John R. Suman in 1976.

Processing Information

Processed by Sharon Bice Endelman, 1979.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence, 1924-1928, 1953-1968

Box Folder
1 2 Published Pamphlets, Journal Reprints, Newspaper Clippings

Box Folder
1 3 Unpublished Manuscripts and Speeches

1 Proof Copy for a Bulletin on Claiborne Gastropods (Compiled but not Published)