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Dr. E. T. Dumble Collection MSS.0141
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.
The collection contains some, although not all, of Dumble's many scholarly works, both published and unpublished.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.
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.
Dr. E. T. Dumble Collection. MSS 141. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.
Donated by John R. Suman in 1976.
Processed by Sharon Bice Endelman, 1979.