Tyrrell Historical Library, Beaumont Public Library System

Finding Aid for the Gilbert Family Papers, 1850-1995



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Gilbert family
Title: The Gilbert Family Papers,
Dates: 1850-1995
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 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
Extent: 72 cubic feet in 198 boxes.
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Tyrrell Historical Library, Beaumont Public Libraries,  695 Pearl St,  Beaumont, TX 77701

Biographical

The founder of the famous Gilbert family in Southeast Texas was Nathan Gilbert who was born April 6, 1817 in New Haven, Connecticut. He married Caroline Amelia Louisa Allis on October 8, 1840. The Gilberts had eight children, Nathan Gilbert (1842-1851), John Dutton born 1844, Wilbur Fisk born 1846, Elias Benedict born 1848, Amelia born 1850, John Nathan born 1855, Mary Lucretia born 1858, and Caroline Allis born 1864.

The family moved to Texas in the 1850s. They initially settled in Kosse, in Limestone County where John Nathan Gilbert was born. In 1861 the Gilberts moved to Sabine Pass in 1861. Here Nathan Gilbert engaged in general merchandising. Nathan Gilbert speculated in real estate including lands in Jefferson and Hardin counties which he gambled would yield large amounts of petroleum resources. His plans, at least for his lifetime, were short-lived, however, for he died at Houston in 1866. His son, John Nathan, was then eleven years old.

After the death of his father, young John Nathan moved to Beaumont where he worked for the Long and Company sawmill for $3 per week. Promoted to clerk in the lumber company store at $40 per month in 1875, Gilbert saved his earnings to invest back into the company. At the age of twenty-two he became a partner in the newly organized Beaumont Lumber Company in 1877, and he was elected secretary, treasurer, and general manager of the company in 1882, serving in that position until Kirby Lumber Company purchased the operation in 1901 for a reported sum of $1.2 million.

With the Carroll family John Nathan Gilbert formed other corporations during the nineteenth century, including the Nona Mills Lumber Company, which operated saw and planing mills in both Texas and Louisiana, and experimental farms in Texas. Although the Beaumont Lumber Company sold out to Kirby Lumber Company in 1901, Nona Mills Company continued operations for many years into the twentieth century and was later managed by his son and grandson.

Beginning with John Nathan, the Gilbert family served as directors of First National Bank of Beaumont from its inception in 1889. J.N. Gilbert served as president of the bank from 1892-1894. The bank absorbed many other banks in Beaumont during the twentieth century, eventually becoming First Security National Bank and later First City.

The Gilberts had extensive holdings in the petroleum industry. The lands that Nathan Gilbert had obtained in Hardin County were developed into the prolific Sour Lake Oil Field in 1901-1902. J.N. Gilbert organized several companies from this development including the Gilbert Company and the Minor Oil Company.

The Gilbert family's financial interests included not only lumber, banking, and petroleum. John N. Gilbert invested in a wide array of business ventures in Southeast Texas. The family was particularly involved in rice production, cattle ranching, the development of a deep water port at Beaumont, and real estate rentals, including the downtown Beaumont four-story Gilbert Building, constructed shortly after the Spindletop boom of 1901.

John Nathan Gilbert was a member of numerous civic, social, and religious organizations, including the Beaumont City Council, First Methodist Church, the Neches Club, and the Beaumont Club. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a Shriner and a Knights Templar.

Gilbert married Annie Wilbarger in 1883. They were the parents of four children, Harvey Wilbarger Gilbert born February 18, 1884, Wilbur Carroll Gilbert, born April 11, 1888, Lyn Fuller Gilbert born April 1, 1886, and Annie Wilbarger Gilbert born in 1890.

John N. Gilbert's first wife, Annie, died in 1890. J.N. Gilbert married his late wife's sister, Laura, in 1893. John N. Gilbert died June 5, 1924.

Harvey Gilbert, J.N. Gilbert's son, had many business interests in lumber and petroleum. He is credited with many ideas to develop the area including the creation of an airport mid-way between Beaumont and Port Arthur and the Neches River Festival. Gilbert was involved in many civic, fraternal and religious organizations. He married Hortense Gibbons on February 18, 1914 and they were the parents of two children, John Nathan II and Eleanor Hortense. The Gilberts divorced. He died in 1955.

Lyn Fuller Gilbert died at the age of thirty-three on November 3, 1918. His business activities included serving as president and general manager of the Minor Oil Company. He was also vice president and a director of the Gulf National Bank.

Annie Wilbarger Gilbert, only daughter of John N. Gilbert, was educated at the Belle Austin Institute in Beaumont and the Mount Vernon Seminary in Washington, D.C. She married Charles Thompson Butler in 1914. Butler, an attorney, worked for Sun Oil Company for many years. They were the parents of two children, Laura Gilbert, and Charles Thompson Butler, Jr. She died on June 1, 1971 in Pacific Palisades, California.

Wilbur Carroll Gilbert graduated from the Eastman Business College in Poughkeepsie, New York in 1908. Upon his return to Beaumont in 1908 he engaged in rice production, cattle raising, and retail grocery business. He soon joined in many of his father's oil, lumber, and agricultural pursuits. He served as a director of the First National Bank for forty-four years.

In 1920 he became president of the Pearl Street Property and Renters Association. This organization encouraged the development of Pearl Street as one of Beaumont's leading thoroughfares. This association encouraged the building of the Jefferson County Courthouse, the Goodhue Building, and the Edson Hotel.

W.C. Gilbert was active in the community. He was a member of many organizations including the Rotary Club of Beaumont, Beaumont Farm and Ranch Club, Coastal Cattleman's Association, Inc. He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Gilbert developed the Gilbert Ranch near Fannett, which his father established in 1900. Events at the ranch included the Gilbert Ranch Rodeo which was held in the 1920s. He hosted many barbeques at the ranch including organizational gatherings and company picnics, sometimes more than 600 guests at a time.

W.C. Gilbert married Elizabeth Felton "Betty" Bassette on January 2, 1915, and they were the parents of two children, Elizabeth Candee Gilbert and Wilbur Carroll Gilbert, Jr. He died on July 15, 1958 and is buried in Magnolia Cemetery.

Elizabeth Candee Gilbert was born August 31, 1918. She graduated from the Walker School in Connecticut and continued her education at Connecticut College for Women. She was married to Lawrence Chandler Wild on December 8, 1941. They had one child, Carroll Candee Wild, in 1944. The Wilds divorced when the daughter, known as Candee, was a small child. Her daughter died in 1978 of a brain tumor.

She later married Robert Patrick O’Riley Fortune on May 21, 1954. After the marriage she lived with her husband in Indianapolis. Mr. Fortune died September 30, 1973. The Fortunes were donors of the Fortune-Fry Research Laboratory at the Indiana University Medical Center, pioneering in ultrasound techniques. Elizabeth Gilbert Fortune died June 9, 2002 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was buried in Magnolia Cemetery in Beaumont.

W.C. Gilbert, Jr., popularly known as Sonny, was born December 22, 1925 in Hartford, Connecticut. He attended Beaumont public schools as a child. He continued his education at preparatory schools in the East, and graduated from Severn School in Severna Park, Maryland. Gilbert served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After the war, he attended the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He graduated from University of California at Berkeley with a bachelor of science in business administration. He was active in his family's lumber, petroleum, banking, and ranching enterprises. Gilbert was president of lumber companies, the Nona Mills Company, and Nona Mills, Ltd, and petroleum companies, the Gilbert Company, Lyn Oil Company, and vice president of Lake Oil Company. Gilbert took an active part in social and community activities. He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, and the Beaumont Country Club. Gilbert recognized the need for revitalization of downtown Beaumont, serving on the board of Downtown Beaumont Unlimited. He was president of Magnolia Cemetery Company. W.C. Gilbert, Jr. died in 1995 and was buried in Magnolia Cemetery.

Biographies of Elizabeth Bassette Gilbert's family

Lena Candee Bassette was born at Oran, New York on June 18, 1872. She was one of five children of Ralph Candee and Anne Sarah Housley. At the age of eleven she moved to Houston, Texas where she was raised by her aunt and uncle, Mary Elizabeth Housley Felton and George C. Felton. She graduated from Houston High School in 1890.

Not only was Lena Candee a wife and mother, but a political, civic, and social leader as well. She married Buell Burdett Bassette on June 21, 1893 in Houston, Texas. They were the parents of three children, Elizabeth Felton Bassette born May 30, 1894, Harold Burdett Bassette, and Ruth Candee, born September 4, 1901. Lena Candee Bassette was a political activist. During the days before women had the right to vote, she marched in suffrage parades in New York City. Around the turn of the century, she spent many hours observing Congress. When she returned to Connecticut she put her political experience to work. Her home was a gathering place for political activity in New Britain, Connecticut. Not only was she that city's first woman voter, but also organized a chapter of the League of Women Voters and served as its first president. She was active in the Republican party and served as the first president of the Women's Republican Club. Her biggest political milestone was being the first woman to run for a seat in the Connecticut House of Representatives.

Her community activities included serving as the first society editor of the New Britain Herald. She was active in many organizations including the New Britain's Woman Club, Boy's Club Auxiliary, the YWCA, the Welfare Committee, the Repertory Theatre, the Burritt Memorial Auxiliary, the New Britain Musical Club. She was the regent to two DAR chapters, the Dolly Madison Chapter in Washington, D.C. and the Esther Stanley Chapter in New Britain Connecticut. Lena Candee Bassette died March 10, 1957.

Buell B. Bassette was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 7, 1870 to Frederick H. Bassette and Margaret Anderson Bassette. He grew up in New Britain, Connecticut. He graduated with honors from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1893. He was appointed a second lieutenant in the 5th infantry on June 12, 1893 but resigned his commission to work in the cotton seed oil business in Velasco, Texas. He worked for several years in Houston in the fire insurance business. He returned to New Britain where he was office manager at Russell & Irwin Manufacturing Company where he remained until 1902. He was organizing auditor of the American Hardware Company from 1902 to 1905; treasurer of the Corbin Motor Vehicle Corporation from 1907 to 1909; auditor of the Stanley Rule and Level Company from 1909 to 1918, and treasurer from 1918 to 1929 when Stanley Rule and Level was consolidated with the Stanley Works. In 1937 he retired from Stanley Rule and Level. Bassette was best known for his social activism. He was involved in many temperance organizations and ran for governor of Connecticut on the prohibition ticket in 1912 and 1924. He was appointed general secretary of the International Reform Bureau with headquarters in Washington, D.C. in 1905. He was active in the Congregational church. Buell Burdett Bassette was the author of an 867 page genealogy book, One Bassett Family in America with All Connections in America and Many in Great Britain and France which was published in 1926. He died at his home in New Britain Connecticut on December 17, 1941.


Scope and Content Note

The collection has great strengths as a record of business activity in Southeast Texas and western Louisiana especially in the industries of lumber, petroleum, banking, and ranching. The collection includes original records of the lumber companies, Nona Mills and Nona Mills, Ltd. These records include board of directors' minutes, stock certificates, correspondence, brochures, balance sheets, lists of stockholders, by-laws, and lists of officers.

Lumber related materials include information including the scale of wages paid from the saw mill foreman to common laborers. Other papers include catalogs of lumber cutting and saw milling equipment, information on lumber grading, and information on court decisions affecting the industry. Timber baron John N. Gilbert's papers document many aspects of the lumber industry, including information on timber prices, lumber strikes, and correspondence from John Henry Kirby regarding hiring members of a lumber union. Gilbert's correspondence richly documents the decline of timber resources in Texas and Louisiana and the opportunities for the lumber industry in the West, particularly California and British Columbia. The Gilbert papers include photographs of the lumber industry including the production of turpentine, employees' houses, and sawmills.

The Gilbert Papers provide information on their ownership of real estate, particularly that of the four-story Gilbert Building. The information on this building includes payroll from the construction of the building, blueprints, and photographs of the interior and exterior.

The Gilbert Papers provide documentation of the petroleum industry. The correspondence of both John N. Gilbert and W.C. Gilbert have extensive discussion of famous oil men including Pattillo Higgins, Glen McCarthy, and A.W. Hamill. The papers include files on individual companies which include statements of profit and loss, lists of officers, annual reports, stock certificates, newspaper clippings. Exploration for oil had important consequences in the area and the success and failure of wells are noted both in correspondence and newspaper clippings.

The Gilbert papers provide information on banks throughout Southeast Texas and western Louisiana. Banking records include many statements of condition, lists of officers, annual reports, and stock certificates. The most extensive materials are those of the first bank in Beaumont, the First National Bank.

John N. Gilbert’s correspondence includes both personal and business information. Topics include: political matters including evaluations of candidates, oil companies and drilling for petroleum, the work of the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, letters from fraternal organizations, and people requesting employment references.

W.C. Gilbert, Jr.'s papers include papers on the construction of bomb shelters in 1961-1963. The materials include diagrams of the shelters, and information on what to stock in the bomb shelter. There is also information on geodesic homes, including floor plans and photographs.

Buell Bassette's papers document his education at West Point in the 1890s.

The photographs present many images of the lumber industry including cabins of the workers, officers of the Nona Mills Company, sawmills, turpentining, and log skidders. Photos from the petroleum industry include drilling crews, gushers, and wells. Ranch photos include approximately half a cubic feet of photos of barbecues on the Gilbert Ranch including games, food being served and musical numbers performed.


 

Organization of Collection

This collection is organized into 5 record groups.
Businesses
Personal Papers
Elizabeth Bassette Gilbert's Family Papers
Oversized Business Ledgers
Photographs and Other Artifacts

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Some restrictions may apply.

Copyright

The Tyrrell Historical Library holds copyright, with the exception of published materials. Copyright for published materials is retained by the publishers. The researcher must secure permission to publish. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the Tyrrell Historical Library. The researcher assumes full responsibility for complying with copyright, literary property rights, and libel laws.


Index Terms

Family Names
Gilbert family
Personal Names
Gilbert, Nathan, 1817-1866
Gilbert, John Nathan, 1855-1924
Gilbert, Harvey, 1884-1955
Gilbert, Wilbur Carroll, 1888-1958
Gilbert, W.C., Jr., 1925-1995
Bassette, Lena Candee, 1872-1957
Bassette, Buell Burdett, 1870-1941
Fortune, Elizabeth Candee Gilbert, 1918-2002
Organizations
Beaumont Lumber Company
Nona Mills Lumber Company
First National Bank of Beaumont
First Security National Bank
First City Bank
Gilbert Company
Minor Oil Company
Pearl Street Property and Renters Association
Gilbert Ranch
Subjects
Banks and banking -- Beaumont (Tex.)
Genealogy
Lumber and lumbering
Petroleum industry
Politics
Ranch life
Real estate
Locations
Beaumont (Tex.)
New Britain (Conn.)
Genres/Formats
Correspondence
Minutes
Financial records
Stock certificates
Charters
Bylaws (administrative records)
Audits
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Newspapers

Related Material

Gilbert-Muse Family Papers, AC 2006.004.


Separated Material

Bassette, Buell Burdette. One Bassette Family in America: With Connections in America and Many in Great Britain and France. Springfield, Illinois: The F. A. Bassette Company, 1926.

In the Shadow of the Lost Pines: A History of Bastrop County and Its People. Bastrop, Texas: Bastrop Adviser, 1955.

Polk 1994 Beaumont, Texas City Directory. R. L. Polk and Company.

Pump and Circumstance: Glory Days of the Gas Station. 1993.

Severn School Alumni Directory. 1986.

University of California at Los Angeles Southern Campus Yearbook. 1949.

Warner, C. A. Texas Oil and Gas Since 1543. Houston, Texas: Gulf Publishing Company, 1939.

Whispers, Episcopal High School of Virginia Yearbook. 1941.

In Rare Book Davison of Archives:

Crivelli, Albert F. Shipfitter's Manual. New York and Chicago: Pittman Publishing Company, 1942.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Gilbert Family Papers, 1850-1995, AC-159, Tyrrell Historical Library, Beaumont, Texas.

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.

Processing Information

Processed by Tyrrell Historical Library Staff.

Finding aid revised and encoded 2012 August.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Business Records

Lumber
Nona Mills Company
Box Folder
1 1-2 Nona Mills Co., Texas Board of Directors minutes ledger, 1899-1963
Box Folder
2 1-5 Beaumont Lumber Company, 1877-1900
6-41 Correspondence, 1892-1911
Box Folder
3 1-44 Correspondence, 1911-1940
Box Folder
4 1-47 Correspondence, 1941-1968
Box Folder
5 1 Nona Mills Employees Compensation Record, undated
2 Gilbert Co., Minor Oil, Gilbert Bldg. ledger, 1961-1970
Box Folder
6 1-37 Financial records, 1892-1930
Box Folder
7 1-31 Financial records, 1930-1936
Box Folder
8 1-46 Financial records, 1936-1959
Box Folder
9 1-7 Financial records, 1960-1966
Box Folder
10 1-14 Stock certificates and correspondence, 1884-1968
Box Folder
11 1 Abstract of Sarah Miles and John Ricord Surveys, Jefferson County, Texas, undated
2 Agenda, circa 1965
3 Annual Banquet, 1951
4 Charter, 1884
5 Old Charter, 1884
6 Charter and Bylaws, 1888
7-8 Charter and Bylaws, 1906
9 Charter and Bylaws, 1906, 1914
10 Charter and Bylaws, 1923
11 Employees, 1957
12 Employees, undated
13 Forest fire report, 1949
14 Group pension program, 1956
15 History, 1932
16 Land holdings, undated
17 Labor questionnaire, 1920
18 Legal documents, 1883-1889
19 Legal documents, 1890
20 Legal documents, 1892-1896
21 Legal documents, 1900, 1907
22 Legal documents, 1911
23 Legal documents, 1911-1931
24-25 Legal documents, 1938
26 Legal documents, 1940
27 Legal documents, 1950
28-30 Legal documents, undated
31 Lemieux Brothers & Co. Timber Estates, 1928-1936
32 Letterhead, 1880s
33 Nona Mills Company, 1966
34 Petroleum, 1921
35 Petroleum, 1930-1940
36 Petroleum, 1948
37 Petroleum, 1926-1939
38 Petroleum, Atlantic Refining Company, 1950
39 Petroleum, 1950-1952
40 Petroleum, 1954
41 Petroleum, 1955
42 Petroleum, 1957
43 Petroleum, 1966
44 Stockholders, 1923
45 Stockholders, 1945
46 Report of percentage of different kinds of hardwood in different tracts of land, 1913
47 Land and timber, 1917
48 Timber holdings, 1919
49 Nona Mills Co., 1942
50 Nona Mills Co., hardwood, circa 1950
Nona Mills Company, Ltd.,
Box Folder
12 1 Charter, 1898-1951
2 Financial records, 1899-1902
3-5 Nona Mills Co., Ltd., 1906-1908
6 Land holdings of Nona Mills Co., Ltd., and other lumber companies, 1909
7 Mortgage financial records, 1909
8 Financial records, 1909
9 Nona Mills Co., Ltd., 1910
10 Monthly report, 1910
11-13 Nona Mills Co., Ltd., circa 1910
14 Balance sheet, 1911
15-16 Nona Mills Co., Ltd., 1912
17 Nona Mills Co., Ltd., 1913
18 Insurance, 1914
19 Nona Mills Co., Ltd., 1914
20 Nona Mills Co., Ltd., 1915
21 Shipments in and out of Leesville, 1915
22 Nona Mills Co., Ltd., 1915
23 Scale of wages paid, 1915
24 Nona Mills Co., Ltd., 1917
25 Balance sheet, 1916
26 Monthly report, 1916
27 Nona Mills Co., Ltd., 1917
28-35 Monthly report, 1917
36 Financial/insurance, 1918
37 Nona Mills, Co., Ltd., 1918
38-42 Monthly report, 1918
43 Nona Mills Co., Ltd., 1919
44 Balance sheet, 1919
45 Price list, 1919
46 Quick assets and liabilities, 1919
47 Financial records, 1919
48 Price list, 1919
49 Balance sheet, 1920
50-52 Nona Mills Co., Ltd., 1921
53-54 Nona Mills Co., Ltd., 1922
55-58 Financial records, 1923
59-61 Nona Mills Co., Ltd., 1924
62-63 Nona Mills Co., Ltd., 1925
64 Nona Mills Co., Ltd., 1925-1926
Box Folder
13 1-3 Stockholders, 1926
4-5 Correspondence, 1927
6-23 Financial records, 1927-1937
24 Bylaws, 1938
25-26 Financial records, 1940-1942
27 Correspondence, 1945
28-31 Financial records, 1946-1952
32 Correspondence, 1953
33-37 Financial records, 1953-1962
38 Correspondence, , Phelan raid correspondence, 1961-19661962
Box Folder
14 1 Correspondence letter press book, 1913-1914
Box Folder
15 1-3 Financial records, 1961-1965
4 Correspondence on caretakers' residence at Big Thicket Camp, 1964
5-7 Financial records, 1965
8 Financial records, 1965-1968
9 Financial records, 1966
10 Stockholders, 1966
11 Financial records, 1966
12 Correspondence, 1966
13 Boise Cascade 99 year contract, 1966
14 Correspondence, 1966
15-19 Sale of stock, 1966
20-23 Sale of stock correspondence, 1966
24 Sale of stock correspondence, financial records, 1966
25 Timber estimates and bids on estimates, Fall 1966
26 Land and mineral rights, 1966
27 Forestry appraisal, 1966
Box Folder
16 1 Sale agreement, stockholders, financial records, 1966
2 Sale agreement, 1966
3 Exhibit "A" and Exhibit "E" to agreement, 1966
4 Stockholders, 1966
5 Correspondence, financial records, 1966
6 Correspondence, 1966
7 Leases, land, and mineral rights, 1966
8 Boise Cascade correspondence, 1966
9 Sale of company, 1966
10 Sale of stock correspondence, 1966
11 End of company correspondence, 1966
12 End of company correspondence, 1966-1967
13 End of company correspondence, 1967
14 Attorney's invoices, 1967
15 Other companies' annual reports, 1967
16 Sale of stock correspondence, 1967-1968
17 Sale of stock correspondence, 1968
18 Attorney's invoices, 1968
19 Canceled stock certificates, 1968
20-21 Canceled stock certificates, correspondence, 1968
22 Attorneys' invoices, correspondence, 1968-1969
23 Canceled stock certificates, 1968-1971
24 Attorney's invoices, correspondence, 1968-1969
25 Correspondence, 1969-1971
26 Attorney's invoices, 1970-1971
Box Folder
17 1 Financial records, land description, 1953
2 W.C. Gilbert will and death taxes, 1953, 1958
3 Surface and mineral acreage valuation, undated
4 Financial records, 1965
5 Sale prospects, correspondence, and studies, 1965-1968
6 Babin correspondence, 1966
7 Transfer of land to Nona, Ltd., in sale of Nona, Ltd., 1966
8 Proposals to sale, 1966
9 Sale prospects, correspondence, and studies, 1966
10 Resolutions, sale of company, 1966
11 Correspondence and reports, sale of company, 1966
12 Shareholders, sale of company, 1966
13 Incorporation, sale of company, 1966
14 Inventories and mineral rights, sale of company, 1966
15 Correspondence and reports, sale of company, 1966
16 Nona Mills Co., 1966, 1968
17 Sale agreement, stockholders, correspondence, stockholders' dissent, 1968
18 Correspondence, stockholders' dissent, 1968
19 Sale to Southland Paper Mills, Inc., stockholders' dissent, 1968
20 Correspondence, 1968-1969
21 Elizabeth Gilbert correspondence, 1969
22 W.C. Gilbert will and death taxes, 1960s
23 W.C. Gilbert will and death taxes, 1960s-1970
24 W.C. Gilbert, Jr., Appraiser's Report, 1970
25 "General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware, Franchise Tax Law", 1960s
Box Folder
18 1 Law suit, various auxiliary records, 1960
2 Unexecuted timber agreement, 1964
3 Sale to Boise Cascade, exhibit 'D', 1965
4 Lawsuit, various auxiliary information, 1966
5 Sale to Boise Cascade, exhibit 'E', 1966
6 Babin correspondence, 1966
7 Campsite lease, 1966
8 Meeting agenda, minutes, resolutions, 1966
9 Lawsuit, various auxiliary records, 1966-1968
10 Lawsuit, newspaper articles, 1966, 1968
11 Lawsuit, various auxiliary information, 1966-1968
12 Lawsuit, various auxiliary information, 1968
13 Lawsuit, various auxiliary information (original payment for shares), 1968
14 Lawsuit, various auxiliary information, stock guide, 1968
15 Lawsuit, legal documents, 1968
16 Lawsuit, legal documents, 'Determination of Fair Value', circa 1968
17 Lawsuit, legal documents, 1968
18 Sale of company, news article, circa 1968
19 Lawsuit, legal documents, 1968-1969
20 Lawsuit, various auxiliary information, investment survey, 1968-1970
21 Lawsuit, various auxiliary information, Fortune Magazine, 1969
22 Lawsuit, legal documents, 1969
23-27 Lawsuit, legal documents, circa 1970
28 News article on sale of company, circa 1970
Box Folder
19 1 Sale to Boise Cascade, 1966
2 Land sales inquiries correspondence, 1967-1970
3 Gilbert land sales inquiries and survey, 1969-1974
4 Elizabeth Gilbert land sale, 1969
5 Nona Mills Co., 1966
6-7 Other companies' annual reports, 1967
8 Other companies' annual reports, 1967-1969
Gilbert vs. Nona Mills Co.,
Box Folder
20 1 W.C. Gilbert estate, 1958
2 Nona Mills Co. profit/loss, 1965-1967
3 Gilbert vs. Nona Mills Co., 1965-1969
4 Valuation of Nona Mills stock, 1966
5 Evidence, 1966-1968
6 Exhibit 23, minutes of the annual meeting of shareholders of Nona Mills, 1967
7 News article: W.C. Gilbert resigns position as Nona Mills head, 1967
8 News article: Nona Mills Co., Ltd., is sold, undated
9 Valuation of mineral rights, 1968
10 News article on Nona Mills lawsuit, 1968
11 Appraiser's exhibit 'A', 1968
12 Nona Mills land valuation, 1968
13 Nona Mills Co., land valuation, 1968
14 Nona Mills Co., land valuation, 1968
15 Nona Mills Co., land valuation evidence, 1968
16 Nona Mills Co., land valuation, 1968
17 Nona Mills Co. correspondence/shareholders, 1968
18 Fair market values, 1968
19 Nona Mills Co. minerals valuation by Richard Chapman, Petroleum Geologist, 1968-1969
20 Fair market values, 1969
21 Memorandum of authorities and brief defendant, 1969
22 Plaintiff's request for admission of act, 1969
23 Plaintiff's proposed findings, 1969
24 Nona Mills values, 1969
25 Gilbert vs. Nona Mills Co., 1969
26 Gilbert vs. Nona Mills Co., 1969-1970
27 Valuation of mineral interests, 1970
28 Gilbert vs. Nona Mills Co., 1970
29-31 Gilbert vs. Nona Mills Co., 1971
32 Evidence, 1971
Box Folder
21 1-2 Audit report, 1953, 1956
3 Summary of operations, 1956-1967
4-5 Audit report, 1957-1958
6 Valuation evidence, 1958-1968
7-11 Audit report, 1959-1963
12 Balance sheet, 1963
13-14 Audit report, 1964-1965
15 Nona Mills BOD meeting, 1966
16 Financial statements, 1966
17-18 Land and mineral rights, 1966
19 Land valuation, 1966
20 Valuation evidence, 1966-1969
21 Nona Mills appraisal of land, 1967
22 Audit report, 1967
23-25 Land and mineral rights, 1967
26 Nona Mills lands valuation, 1967
27 Financial statement, 1968
28 Land and mineral rights, 1968
29-30 Valuation evidence, 1968
31 Land and mineral rights, 1969
Box Folder
22 1 W.C. Gilbert, Jr., et al, vs. Nona Mills Company, Volume I, Hearing before the appraiser, Honorable John D. Rienstra, Sr., 1969
2 W.C. Gilbert, Jr., et al, vs. Nona Mills Company, Volume II, Hearing before the appraiser, Honorable John D. Rienstra, Sr., 1969
3 Gilbert vs. Nona Mills, Plaintiffs' Memorandum Brief, circa 1969
Nona Farms, 1915-1918
Box Folder
23 1-3 Advertisement publication, circa 1915
4 Postcard, circa 1920
5 Financial records, 1918
6 News article on events of 1915, 1973
Correspondence of C.L. Wallis and Joe E. Wallis, 1911-1973
Box Folder
24 1-49 Correspondence of C.L. Wallis and Joe E. Wallis, 1911-1920
28 U.S. Bond, 1918
32 U.S. Bonds, 1918-1919
38 U.S. Bonds, 1919
Box Folder
25 1-13 Correspondence of C.L. Wallis and Joe E. Wallis, 1920-1921
2 U.S. Bonds, 1920
Box Folder
26 1-53 Correspondence of C.L. Wallis and Joe E. Wallis, 1921-1944
Box Folder
27 1-37 Correspondence of Joe E. Wallis, 1945-1951
Box Folder
28 1-47 Correspondence of Joe E. Wallis, 1951-1959
Box Folder
29 1-14 Correspondence of Joe E. Wallis, 1961-1973
Businesses in Leesville, Louisiana,
Box Folder
30 1 Ledger lists of purchases of ice, 1906-1908
Box Folder
31 1-7 First State Bank, Leesville, 1915-1958
8 Leesville Bottling and Laundry Company, 1903, 1915
9-12 Leesville East and West Railway Company, 1900
13-20 Leesville Light and Water Works Co., 1899-1928
21 Leesville Oil Company, 1901
22 Leesville business, Louisiana Hotel Company, 1908
23 Vernon Bank of Leesville, 1933-1966
24-29 Vernon Farm and Cattle Company, 1916-1926
30 W.P. Perkins Company, 1910
32 Leesville-Vernon Parish Chamber of Commerce, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1959
33 Leesville, Louisiana, real estate, 1941
34 Geology of Vernon Parish, 1942
35 Vernon Parish, news articles, 1926, 1938
36 Vernon Parish, financial report, 1933
37 Vernon Parish Legal News, 1939, 1941
38 Vernon Parish, financial report, 1930-1933
39 Purchase of lots in Leesville, Louisiana, 1902
40 Deed to land in Vernon Parish, Louisiana, 1901-1902
Lumber organizations and related materials,
Box Folder
32 1 American Forest Products Industries, Inc., undated
2 American Forestry Association, 1948-1954
3 American Forestry Association, 1956
4 American Tree Association, 1937-1938
5 Brotherhood of Timber Workers, 1911
6 Forest Industries Committee on timber valuation and taxation, 1977-1980
7 Gulf Coast Lumberman, 1915
8 Gulf Coast Lumberman, 1945
9 Hardwood Record, 1909
10 International Paper Co., "Conservation", 1953
11 Louisiana Forestry Association Correspondence and Printed Matter, 1938-1947
12-32 Louisiana Forestry Association, 1948-1965
33 Southern Forest Experiment Station, 1935-1936
Box Folder
33 1-4 Southern Forest Experiment Station, 1937-39
5 Southwest Wood Products Conference, 1949
6 Texas Agricultural Experiment Association, 1916
7 Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, 1936-1941
8 Texas and Louisiana Lumber Manufacturers, 1894-1898
9 Texas Forest Industries Committee, 1957
10-17 Texas Forest Service, 1928, 1933-1941, 1948
18-23 Texas Forestry Association, 1914-1951, 1954-1958, 1962-1963
24 United States Department of Agriculture, 1939
25-26 U.S.D.A., 1949, 1968-1969
27 U.S.D.A. Forest Service, 1953
Box Folder
34 1 Important Court Decision on Lumber Inter-Insurance Companies, 1908
2 Lumber grading, 1909
3 Lumber grading, 1920, 1923
4 The Stock List, hardwood lumber, 1923
5 Lumber companies land holdings in Louisiana parishes, circa 1915
6 Recapitulation Hardwood, Timber-Hardin and Liberty Counties, 1937
7 Advertisements for lumber products, undated
8 Lumber advertisements and catalogs, circa 1915 (reprinted 1955), 1923, and undated
9 Lumber manufacturing product catalogs, circa 1910
10 Sawmill and locomotive/railroad equipment catalogs, circa 1922
11 Nona Mills, The British Columbia Timber Primer, 1917 reprint, and undated
12 Lumber equipment and locomotive parts, circa 1912
13 Lumber grading publications, circa 1900, 1910, 1913
14 Lumber and woodworking machinery catalogs, 1921-1922
15 Lumber milling equipment catalog, undated
16 Sawmill equipment, circa 1910-1913
17 Lumber company for sale, 1917
18 Inventory of property owned by lumber company, 1906
19 Cut-Over Lands lumber publication, 1919
20 Fourteen Years On Line, American Railroad publication, 1920
21 Moulding Public Opinion to Help Save Our Trees, American Reforestation Association, 1927
22 Texas House Bill 338, requiring timber purchasers to obtain a bill of sale from seller, undated
Box Folder
35 1 Lumber information, 1940-1941
2 Reforestation, 1950s
3 Lumber news articles, 1950s
4 Lumber company news article, 1966
5 Lumber industry history, news articles, undated
6 Information on other lumber companies, 1909, 1918
7 Keith Lumber Company, 1909
8 Kirby Lumber Company news article, 1901
9 Kirby Lumber Company, 1955
10 R.W. Weir Lumber Company, 1936
11 Ruse Carriker Lumber Company, 1915
12 Vancouver Plywood Company, circa 1960
13 Williams Lumber Company, 1940
14-33 Information on Turpentine, 1904-1919
Box Folder
34 34 Turpentine Powell Camp P & L, 1908-1920
35 Turpentine, circa 1910
Box Folder
35 36 Wood Turpentine: Its Production, Refining, Properties, and Uses, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Chemistry - Bulletin No. 144, undated
37 Paper manufacturing, 1907
38-39 Paper, 1921
40 Paper production, 1936
41 Proposed paper mill, 1953
42 Paper, circa 1965
Real Estate in Beaumont
Gilbert Building, 1901-1990s
Box Folder
36 1 Ledger, Gilbert Building, 1901
2 Gilbert Building, 1901
3 Gilbert Building, 1901
4 Gilbert Building construction, 1901-1902
5 Gilbert Building construction financial information, 1901-1902
6-14 Gilbert Building, 1902-1904
15 Gilbert Building correspondence, 1904
16-45 Gilbert Building, 1904-1924
Box Folder
37 1-51 Gilbert Building, 1924-1983
Box Folder
38 1-17 Gilbert Building, 1981-1994
18 Ledger, Gilbert Building, 1936-1938
Other Beaumont Real Estate
Box Folder
38 19 Fannett Building, 1913
20 Lease of a Brick Building fronting Pearl Street, 1891
21 Lynn Apartments, 1919
22 Building Pearl and College, 1917-1942
23 White building, 1921-1924
24 White Building, Pearl Street, 1926
25 White Building, Pearl and College, 1930-1936
26 Bank Store, 267 Crockett, 1936
27 Real Estate Trinity County and Houston County, 1917
Box Folder
39 1 Gilbert Building Ledger, 1949-1968
Property Owners' Organizations, 1926-1966
Box Folder
40 1-3 Pearl Street Property Owners and Renters Association, 1926-1937
4 Chamber of Commerce of the United States, 1984
5-33 Building Owners and Managers Association, 1910, 1935-1966
Magnolia Cemetery Company
Box Folder
41 1 Magnolia Cemetery Company bylaws and regulations, 1887
2 Magnolia Cemetery Company, 1887-1914
3-57 Magnolia Cemetery, 1908-1939
Box Folder
42 1-43 Magnolia Cemetery, 1940-1955
Box Folder
43 1-15 Magnolia Cemetery, 1956-1959, 1961-1966, 1980-1981, 1987-1988, 1994
Petroleum Industry
Gilbert Company
Box Folder
44 1-28 Gilbert Company, 1903-1954
Box Folder
45 1 Oil royalties received from Cities Service Oil Company, 1967-1969
2 Oil royalties received from Cities Service Petroleum Company, 1961-1969
3 Oil and gas royalties received from Frankfort Oil Company, 1961-1963
4 Oil and gas royalties paid by Gulf Oil Company, 1961-1969
5 Oil and gas royalties paid by Mobil Oil Company, 1960-1966
6 Oil royalties received from Ohio Oil Company, 1960-1961
7 Oil and gas royalties paid by the Sun Oil Company, 1961-1969
8 Oil and gas royalties received from Tenneco Oil Company, 1960-1966
9 Oil and gas royalties received from Texaco Incorporated, 1964-1969
10 Oil and gas royalties received from Union Texas Natural Gas Company, 1960-1961
11 Gilbert Company and Minor Oil Company, oil royalties received from Henry H. Cross Company, Arkansas, 1960-1969
12 Gilbert Company and Minor Oil Company, oil royalties received from Marathon Oil Company, 1961-1967
13 Gilbert Company and Minor Oil Company, oil royalties received from Mobil Oil Corporation, 1961-1969
14 Gilbert Company and Minor Oil Company, oil royalties received from Tenneco Oil Company, 1966-1969
15 Gilbert Company and Minor Oil Company, oil royalties received from Texas Pacific Oil Company, 1963-1969
16 Gilbert Company and Minor Oil Company, oil royalties received from Union Oil Company, California, 1965-1969
17 Gilbert Company and Minor Oil Company, oil and gas royalties received from Union Texas Petroleum, 1964
18 History of the tug J.N. Gilbert, which was used to tow oil, circa 1950
Other Petroleum Companies
Arranged in alphabetical order by name of company, and then chronologically.
Box Folder
46 1 American Mineral Company, 1904
2-3 Arcade Oil Company, 1911-1915, 1919-1920
4 Beaumont Petroleum Company, 1901
5 Beaumont Petroleum Syndicate, 1925
6 Bevil Oil and Development Company, 1915-1916
7 Big Five Oil Company of Louisiana, 1910
8-9 C.Y.T. Oil Company, 1919-1924
10 Cactus Oil Company, 1909
11 California Petroleum Company, 1923
12 Chambers County Petroleum Company, 1920
13 Columbus Oil Company, 1909
14 Consolidated National Gas Company, 1952
15 Consolidated Natural Gas Company, 1955
16 Consolidated Oil and Pipeline, 1901
17 Continental Oil Company, undated
18 Deep South Oil Company, 1963
19 Dell Oil Company, 1917-1964
20 De Soto Gasoline Company, 1916-1917
21 Fannett Oil Company, 1915
22-23 General Crude Oil Company, 1954-1955
24 General Minerals, Inc., 1936
25 Gladys City Oil, Gas, and Manufacturing Company, 1909
26 Gulf Oil Company, 1922, 1948
27 Hardin County Oil Company, 1918, 1924
28 Harper Oil Company, 1914
29 Higgins Oil and Fuel Company, 1902-1905
30 Higgins Oil and Fuel Company, 1906-1907
31 Higgins Oil and Fuel Company, 1910-1912
32 Higgins Oil and Fuel Company, 1921
33 Honey Island Oil Company, 1912, 1927
34 Houston Oil Company of Texas, 1911
35 Houston Oil Company, 1923-1926
36-41 Hub Oil Company, 1923-1927
42 The Hull Oil Company, 1916
43 Humble Oil and Refining Company, 1957
44 Keith-Ward Oil Company, 1907
45-55 The Lake Oil Company, 1917-1963
56 Lumbermen's Oil Company, 1902, 1908
57-60 Lyn Oil Company, 1909-1953
Box Folder
47 1-3 Lyn Oil Company, 1953-1963
4-24 Magnolia Petroleum Company, 1914-1958
25 Magnolia Pipe Line Company, 1914
26-28 Martin Oil Company, 1909-1923
29 Meteor Oil Company, 1909
30-40 Minor Oil Company, 1906-1925
Box Folder
48 1-29 Minor Oil Company, 1926-1969
30 Ogden Land and Oil Company, 1906, 1927
31-32 Ogden Land and Oil Company, 1934
33 Pacific Oil Company, 1921-1924
34 Pacific Oil Company, 1926
35 Paraffine Oil Company, 1903-1916
36-37 Paraffine Oil Company, 1916
Box Folder
49 1-29 Paragon Oil Company, 1912-1923
Box Folder
50 1-22 Paragon Oil Company, 1923-1924, 1927-1928, 1032, 1945, 1949, 1951-1952
23 Petty Petroleum Company, 1929
24 Pickett-Henry Oil and Gas Company, 1906
25 Port Arthur Mineral Wells Company, 1907
26 Producers Oil Company, 1964
27-30 Pure Oil Company, 1921-1926, 1931-1935, 1948
31 Rising Star Production Company, 1920
32 Schultz Oil Company, 1919-1924
33 Security Oil Company, undated
Box Folder
51 1-4 Smith-Ferguson Oil Company, 1919-1924
5 Sour Lake Oil Company, 1904
6 South Coast Oil and Fertilizer Company, 1913
7 Spindle Top Deep Well Company, 1917
8 Star Petroleum Company, 1920
9 Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, 1954, 1957
10 Standard Oil Company of New York, 1925-1926
11-16 Stellar Oil Company, 1954-1962
17-37 Stockholders Oil Company, 1926-1931, 1945-1959
38-41 Sun Oil Company, 1947-1949, 1954-1956
42 Tar Wells Oil Company, 1928
43 Tennessee Gas Transmission Company, 1955
44 Terry Oil Company, 1913-1914
45 Texas Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association, 1965
46 Texas Sulphur Company, 1919
47 Tide Water Associated Oil Company, 1955
48 Union Oil Company, 1966
49 The Union Sulphur Company, 1947
50 Votaw Oil Company, 1921-1936
Box Folder
52 1 Ledger of oil company in Tampico, Mexico, 1922-1927
Mineral leases and royalties
Box Folder
53 1 Oil lease Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, 1924
2 Petroleum lease, Vernon Parish, Louisiana, 1948
3 Okmulgee, Indian Territory Agreement, 1907
4 Lease, Edwards County, Texas, 1919
5 Oil lease, Texas and New Orleans section, Jefferson County, Texas, 1928
6 Mineral lease, Thomas Spear Headright, Jefferson County, 1909
7 Petroleum lease, John A. Veatch Survey, 1927
8 Oil, gas, and mineral lease, Margarita Buys League, Jefferson County, 1935-1945
9 Oil, gas, and mineral lease, Gulf Coast and Santa Fe Railroad Survey, Liberty County, 1935
10 Oil, gas, and mineral lease, Baker M. Spinks League, Liberty County, 1920
11-12 Oil, gas, and mineral lease, Edward Tanner League, 1921
13 Oil lease, Underton Survey, Liberty County, Texas, 1917
14 Oil lease, Orange County, Texas, 1939
15 Oil lease, Wichita County, Texas, 1919
16 Wilson Oil Company lease, 1922
17 N.W. Pannill royalty, 1927-1929, 1931
18 Pannill royalty, 1930-1931
19 Pannill royalty, 1931-1933
20 Sour Lake, Texas, royalties, 1924-1925
21 Sour Lake, Texas, royalties, 1927-1928
22 Spindletop Syndicate, circa 1920-1922
23 Spindletop Syndicate, 1924-1926, 1928
24 Todd Royalty Syndicate, 1941-1944
Arranged in alphabetical order.
Box Folder
54 1 American Petroleum Institute, 1922-1923
2 Independent Petroleum Association of America, 1950
3-7 Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association, 1949, 1956-1958
8 Texas Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association, 1954
9 Geophysical data, 1920-1932
10 Transcript, right to minerals, Jefferson County, 1866
11 Spindletop, a Texas Titan, 1945
12 We Drilled Spindletop!, 1957
13 Oil related humor, "Black Gold Certificate", 1952
14 "The Great Oil Well at Beaumont", Clarke & Courts Lithograph, Galveston, circa 1901
15 Petroleum exploration and refining in Texas, news articles, 1923, 1966, 1980
16 Petroleum exploration and drilling, news articles, 1921-1975
17 Oil related humor, undated
18 Sour Lake oil exploration, Fuel Oil Journal, 1915 November
19 Spindletop research notes, 1923
20 Spindletop news articles, 1955, 1995
21 Petroleum production news articles, 1938-1940
22 Oil production publications, Theory of Salt Domes, Geological Formations, circa 1900, 1919
23 Elements of Successful Oil Companies, 1920
24 Oil for Progress, 1948
25 Natural Gas Act, Urgent Need for the Fulbright-Harris Bill, 1956
26 Statement of Lt. General Ernest O. Thompson, petroleum problem as it affects domestic supply, 1957
27 Al Hammil recordings, documenting the Lucas Gusher, 1946
Box Folder
55 1 Analytic Survey of the Oil Industry and Statistical Handbook, Spindletop Oil Field, A History of Its Discovery and Development, 1919, 1927
2-3 Gulf Coast Semi-Weekly, 1940
4 Oil Weekly, vol. 91, no. 2, vol. 92, no. 6, 1938; 1939
5 Oil Weekly, vol. 92, no. 11
6 The Story of Colonel Drake (1850s-1865), circa 1950
7 The Lamp, Standard Oil Company, New Jersey, 1949
8 Our Sun, Sun Oil Company, Pennsylvania, 1955
9 Facts About Oil, circa 1954
10 The Humble Way, 1957
Banking
Arranged alphabetically by bank, and then chronologically.
Box Folder
56 1 American National Bank, Beaumont, Texas, statements of condition of, 1914-1924
2 American National Bank, Beaumont, Texas, manuscript, 1948
3 American National Bank, Beaumont, Texas, statements of condition of, 1953
4 The Beaumont Building and Loan, 1910
5 Beaumont National Farm Loan Association correspondence, 1944
6 Beaumont Savings and Loan Association, 1957
7 Calcasieu Marine National Bank of Lake Charles, 1937, 1940
8 Central National Bank of Tulsa, 1920
9 Citizens State Bank, Woodville, Texas, 1954
10 The City National Bank of Beaumont, Texas, 1927
11 City National Bank, Wichita Falls, Texas, 1955
12 Continental and Commercial National Bank of Chicago and affiliates, 1914
13 Federal Land Bank of Houston, 1933-1934
14 Federal Land Bank of Houston, 1935-1942
15 Federal Land Bank of Houston, 1942-1943
16 Federal Land Bank of Houston, 1943-1944
17 First City National Bank of Beaumont, 1987
18 First National Bank of Beaumont, 1891, 1892
19 First National Bank of Beaumont, 1910-1914
20 First National Bank of Beaumont, 1912-1917
21 First National Bank of Beaumont, 1915
22-23 First National Bank of Beaumont, correspondence and statement of condition, 1916, 1917
24 First National Bank of Beaumont, correspondence and financial, 1917
25 First National Bank of Beaumont, correspondence and statement of condition, 1918
26-35 First National Bank of Beaumont, correspondence, 1918
36 First National Bank of Beaumont, correspondence and financial, 1919
37 First National Bank of Beaumont, correspondence, 1919
38 First National Bank of Beaumont, stockholders and statement of condition, 1919
39 First National Bank of Beaumont, correspondence, statement of condition, 1919
40 First National Bank of Beaumont, correspondence, 1919
41 First National Bank of Beaumont, statements of condition, 1920
42-46 First National Bank of Beaumont, correspondence and financial, 1920
47 First National Bank of Beaumont, stockholders and statement of condition, 1921
48 First National Bank of Beaumont, statements of condition, 1922
49 First National Bank of Beaumont, correspondence, stockholders, statements of condition, 1923
50 First National Bank of Beaumont, correspondence and financial, 1924
51 First National Bank of Beaumont, statements of condition, 1924
52 First National Bank of Beaumont, correspondence and financial, statements of condition, 1925
53 First National Bank of Beaumont, 1927
54 First National Bank of Beaumont, 1938
55 First National Bank of Beaumont, 1938
56 First National Bank of Beaumont, 1941
57 First National Bank of Beaumont, 1942
Box Folder
57 1 First National Bank of Beaumont, 1944-1947
2 First National Bank of Beaumont, 1948
3-4 First National Bank of Beaumont, 1949
5-6 First National Bank of Beaumont, 1950
7 First National Bank of Beaumont, 1951
8 First National Bank of Beaumont, 1951-1952
9 First National Bank of Beaumont, 1952
10 First National Bank of Beaumont, 1952-1953
11 First National Bank of Beaumont, 1953
Box Folder
58 1 First National Bank, financial, 1954
2 First National Bank, financial and correspondence, 1954
3 First National Bank of Beaumont, financial, 1954
4 First National Bank, statement of condition and financial, 1955
5 First National Bank, correspondence and financial, 1955
6 First National Bank, statement of condition, publication, 1955
7 First National Bank, correspondence and financial, 1956
8 First National Bank, stockholders and financial, 1956
9 First National Bank, financial, 1956
10 First National Bank, annual report and statement of condition, 1956
11 First National Bank, financial, 1956
12 First National Bank, statement of condition, correspondence, 1956
13 First National Bank, correspondence, 1957
14 First National Bank, financial and statement of condition, 1957
16 First National Bank, financial, 1957
17 First National Bank, architectural plans, 1957
18 First National Bank, architectural notes, 1957
19-20 First National Bank, correspondence and financial, 1958
21 First National Bank of Beaumont, correspondence, 1959
22 First National Bank, financial and newsletter, 1959
23 First National Bank, correspondence and financial, 1959
24 First National Bank, correspondence and financial, 1959
25 First National Bank, correspondence and financial, statement of condition, 1959
26 First National Bank, correspondence and financial, 1959
27 First National Bank, correspondence and financial, statement of condition, 1960
28 First National Bank, employee handbook and correspondence, 1961
29 First National Bank, manual of organization, 1961
30-31 First National Bank, correspondence and financial, 1961
32 First National Bank, statement of operation, statement of condition, 1961
33 First National Bank, correspondence and financial, 1961
Box Folder
59 1-2 First National Bank, 1961
3 First National Bank, 1961-1962
4-6 First Security National Bank, 1962
7-9 First Security National Bank, 1963
10 First Security National Bank, 1965
11-12 First Security National Bank, 1966
13 First Security National Bank, 1966-1968
14-15 First Security National Bank, 1969
16 First Security National Bank, 1971
17 First Security National Bank, 1971-1972
18-20 First Security National Bank, 1973
21 First Security National Corporation, 1974
22 First Security National Corporation, 1974-1977
23 First National Bank of Galveston, 1988-1994
24 First National Bank of Galveston, 1955
25 First National Bank of Galveston, 1957
26 First National Bank of Houston, 1892-1920
27 First National Bank of Nederland, 1903-1905
28 First National Bank of Port Arthur, 1914
29 Gateway National Bank, 1959-1960
30 Guaranty Bank and Trust, 1920
31 Gulf National Bank, 1914-1919
32-34 Gulf National Bank, 1919
35 Houston National Bank, 1891
36 National Bank of Commerce, Dallas, 1891
37 People's State Bank of Kountze, 1955-1958
38 Republic National Bank of Dallas, 1954
39 Security First National Bank of Los Angeles, 1955
40 Security State Bank and Trust Company, 1949-1956
41 South Texas National Bank, Houston, 1891-1892
42 Texas Bank and Trust Company, 1910
43 Bank counter checks, circa 1910s
44 Bank decorating, circa 1950
45 Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 1954
46 Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 1955
Ranching
Ranch Abstracts
Box
60-61 Ranch Abstracts, 1901-1963
Gilbert Land and Pasture Company
Arranged in chronological order.
Box Folder
62 1 Tillery-Gilbert Farm Company, 1915
2-22 Gilbert Cattle and Pasture Company, 1916-1945
23 Gilbert Ranch, 1924
24 Gilbert Ranch, 1941-1946
25 Gilbert Ranch, 1950-1956
26 Gilbert Ranch, circa 1965
27-29 Gilbert Ranch, 1970
30 Gilbert Ranch, 1975-1978
Ranching Subject Files
Box Folder
62 31 Aerial farming (crop dusting), 1947-1958
32-42 Catalogs and equipment, 1917-1918, circa 1920, 1923, 1927,, 1941, 1949-1950, 1955, 1960
43 Cattle, 1911
Box Folder
63 1-3 Cattle, 1949-1950
4 Chickens, 1954
5 Conservation Reserve Program, 1958
6 Corn, 1918
7 Correspondence, 1947-1952
8 Correspondence, 1957-1963
9 Employees, circa 1970s
10 Figs, 1924
11 Financial records, 1945-1973
12 Financial records, 1974
13 Financial records, 1975-1977
14 Financial records, 1978-1919
15 Financial records, 1980-1981
16 Financial records, 1982-1983
17 Financial records, 1984
18-21 Game birds, 1920s, 1932-1938, 1940-1941, 1950-1957
22 Goats, 1907-1909
23 Government lease, 1940
24 Grazing lease, 1938
25 History of the ranch, 1992
26 House, 1913-1921
27 House, 1985
28 House, undated
29 Hunting, 1912-1925
30 Jojoba beans, 1981
31-38 Lumber, 1906-1916, 1918-1938, 1940-1959
39-40 Maps of the Gilbert Ranch, circa 1920s
41 Muskrats, 1927
42 Pecans, 1912-1915
43 Petroleum, 1938
Box Folder
64 1-5 Petroleum, 1940-1951, 1955, 1958-1959, 1975
6-30 Rice, 1924-1934, 1946-1974, 1977-1979, 1982-1990
31 Road to the ranch, 1919?
32 Sharecropping, 1918
33 Soil conservation, 1956
34-39 Soybeans, 1969, 1971, 1979, 1981, 1985-1986
Box Folder
65 1 Trespassers, 1955
2 Water, 1922
3
Gilbert Ranch - Special Events
Box Folder
65 3-5 Barbeque, 1941, 1947-1958
6-23 Gilbert Ranch Rodeo, 1922-1924
24-26 Other rodeos, 1923-1950s
27 Soil Survey of Jefferson County, Texas, 1915
28 Drainage of Jefferson County, Texas, Soil Survey of Jefferson County, 1915; 1936
29 Ranch land for sale in Colorado, Texas, and New Mexico, circa 1965
30 Burleson County, Texas, circa 1920
31-32 Hardin County, Texas, 1905, 1940
33-34 Hidalgo County, 1903
35 Houston County, 1917
36 Jasper County, 1929
37-40 Jefferson County, 1895-1920
41 Nacogdoches County, undated
42 Orange County, 1928-1930
43 Sabine County, 1944
Ranching Organizations
Arranged in alphabetical order.
Box Folder
66 1-7 Beaumont Farm and Ranch Club, 1941, 1946-1955, 1957
8-16 Coastal Cattle Association, 1937-1949, 1952-1954, 1956-1969
17 Coastal Soil Conservation District, 1957, 1965-1966, 1980
18 Louisiana Cattleman's Association, 1957
19 Cattle Raiser's Association of Texas, 1916
20-24 Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, 1924, 1951-1953, 1956-1958
25 Texas Farm Bureau, 1976
26 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 1957
Other Businesses
Arranged alphabetically.
Box Folder
67 1 Anahuac Canal Company, 1922
2-4 Atlantic Rice Mills Company, 1903, 1910, 1913, 1915-1917
5 Beaumont Car Works, 1897
6-7 Beaumont Cotton Oil Company, 1910, 1914-1915
8 Beaumont Enterprise, 1905
9 Beaumont Furniture and Art Wood Manufacturing Company, 1891
10 Beaumont Fair and Driving Association, 1903
11 Beaumont Ginning and Milling Co., 1911
12-13 Beaumont Hotel Company, 1920-1927
14-16 Beaumont Improvement Company, 1909-1918, 1920-1945
17 Beaumont Industrial Fund, 1929
18 Beaumont Irrigation Company, 1916
19 Beaumont Iron Works, 1943
20 Beaumont Navigation District, 1924
21 Beaumont Orange and Fig Company, 1924-1925
22-23 Beaumont, Sour Lake, and Western Railway, 1905-1906
24 Beaumont Street Railroad Company, 1891-1892
25 Black Development Co., 1904
26-32 Brandimist Bottling Company, 1928-1932
33 Carter Music Company, 1932
34 Caswell Preston Drug Company, 1906-1912
35-36 Davidson Securities Company, 1915-1918
37 East Palestine Rubber Company, 1919
38 East Texas Candy Co., 1906
39 East Texas Title Guaranty Company, 1928-1930
40 Edson Hotel Company, 1928
41 Empire Life Insurance Company, 1909-1911
42 Galveston Steamship Company, 1911-1912
43 Gilbert Protection Hose Company, circa 1900
44-45 Goodhue Building, 1944-1951
46 Gulfcoast Navigation Company, 1912
47-50 Gulf States Utilities Company, 1954-1956
51 Halboutys, circa 1930
52-55 Heisig and Norvell, 1910, 1913, 1915-1918
56 Higgins Manufacturing Company, 1891-1894
57 Hotel Beaumont, 1949
58 Hulaco Co-Operative Gin Mill, circa 1900
59 Jasper Brick Co., 1903
60 King Edward Hotel, circa 1955
61 LaSalle Townsite Company, 1926
62 Lehman Manufacturing Co., 1909
63 Magnolia Building and Loan Association, circa 1916
Box Folder
68 1 McFaddin Building, 1954
2 Mission Development Company, 1955
3 Neches Canal Company, 1906-1917
4 Neches Grocer Company, circa 1925
5 Nome Gin and Milling Company, 1917
6-8 Norvell-Wilder Hardware Company, 1914-1926
9 The Nunnaly Company, 1920-1932
10 Orange County Water Company, 1934
11 Pearl Street Hotel Corporation, 1926-1931
12 Pennsylvania Shipyards, 1942
13 People's Light and Power Company, 1929-1931
14-15 Petroleum Club, 1955
16 Piaggio Shipyard, circa 1918
17 Port Arthur Pleasure Pier Company, 1913-1916
18 Subuerne Development Co., 1909
19 Savoy's Inc., 1931
20-23 Southern Pacific Company, 1920-1925, 1952
24-32 Texas Ice Company, 1922, 1932-1934, 1940-1959
33 Texas Iron and Steel Company, 1921-1924
34 Treadaway Canal and Rice Company, 1902-1903
35 United States Trust Company of New York, 1956
36 Vitalia Christiana, 1906
37 W.C. Tyrrell Trust, 1919
38 Williams Lumber Company, 1942
39 A Study of Defaulted Bonds of Twenty Railroads, 1935
Box
69 Stock certificate book of Beaumont Fig Company, 1910-1925



 

Personal Papers

Civic and Social Organizations
Arranged in alphabetical order.
Box Folder
70 1 American Heart Association, 1987
2 American Legion, 1995
3 American Red Cross, 1942
4 American War Dads, 1943-1949
5-6 Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, 1902-1922
7 Art Museum of Southeast Texas, 1987-1992
8-9 Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas, circa 1950, 1953
10 Beaumont Automobile Club, 1910
11 Beaumont Baseball Club, 1937-1954
12 Beaumont Boat Club, 1940
13-19 Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, 1909-1919, 1921, 1928
20 Beaumont Chamber of Commerce - Agricultural Committee, 1936-1938
21-38 Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, 1942-1943, 1945-1953, 1955-1963, 1980-1991
39-43 Beaumont Club, 1923-1957
44-47 Beaumont Country Club, 1907-1912, 1914-1917, 1937-1945
Box Folder
71 1-11 Beaumont Country Club, 1945-1946, 1948-1958, 1962, 1972
12 Beaumont Foundation of Infantile Paralysis, 1950
13-15 Beaumont Heritage Society, 1987, 1989-1990, 1992
16 Beaumont Knife and Fork Club, 1947, 1962
17 Beaumont League of Women Voters, circa 1948
18 Beaumont Orchid Society, 1954
19 Beaumont Rod and Reel Club, undated
20 Beaumont Taxpayers' League, 1955
21 Big Thicket Park Study Commission, 1963
22-23 Boys' Haven, 1948, 1950
24-38 Central City Development Corporation, 1971-1973
Box Folder
72 1 Central City Development Corporation - Central Business District, 1973
2-6 Central City Development Corporation, 1974-1975
7 Culture Club of America, circa 1910
8 Disabled American Veterans, 1930
9-10 Downtown Beaumont Unlimited, 1961, 1963
11 East Texas Chamber of Commerce, 1947-1956
12 Exchange Club of Beaumont, 1943
13 Gladys City/Boomtown, 1976
14 Gulf Coast Kennel Club, 1939
15 Gulf Coast, Rod, Reel, and Gun Club, 1942-1958
16 Hardin County Fair Association, 1916
17 Hoo Hoo Club, 1917
18 Intracoastal Canal Association of Louisiana and Texas, 1951
19 Interstate Inland Waterway League, 1911
20 Jefferson Theatre Preservation Society, 1986
21 Junior League of Beaumont, 1949-1957
22 Knights Templar, 1919
23 Lamar College Gifts and Endowment Committee, 1950-1951
24 Lamar University - Ramblers, 1947
25 League to Enforce Peace, 1919
26 Lucas Gusher Monument Association, 1940-1941
27 March of Dimes, 1951
28 Neches Club, 1924-1927
29 Neches River Festival, 1949
30 Open Shop Association, 1921
31 Port Arthur Golden Jubilee, 1948
32 Rococo Club, 1938
33-45 Rotary Club of Beaumont, 1914-1920, 1926-1947
Box Folder
73 1-33 Rotary Club of Beaumont, 1947-1958
34 Round Table Club, 1933, 1940
35 Sabine Pass Fishing Club, 1912
36 St. Elizabeth Hospital, circa 1955
37 Southeast Texas Fair Association, 1910-1911
38 Southeast Texas Resource Planning and Development Area, 1966
39 South Texas State Fair, 1916, 1924, 1927-1941
Box Folder
74 1 Southwestern University, 1923
2-8 Spindletop 50th Anniversary celebration, 1950-1951
9 Spindletop 50th Anniversary celebration, 1945-1951
10 Spindletop Museum, 1975
11 Texas Forest Festival Association, Inc., 1940
12-15 Texas Game, Fish, and Oyster Commission, 1938-1943
16 Texas Heritage Foundation, 1956
17 Texas State Historical Association, 1913
18-19 Town Club, 1948-1950, 1952-1960
20 20-30 Club, 1954
21 Tyler County Dogwood Festival, 1955
22 Tyrrell Historical Library - Exhibit of Gilbert family, 1994
23 Wednesday Night Club, 1950
24 Young Men's Business League (YMBL), 1957
25 YMCA, 1915-1956
26 YWCA, 1918-1954
27-28 Shuttle Meadow Country Club, New Britain, Connecticut, 1929-1958
Wilbur Fisk Gilbert papers
Jefferson County Land Holdings Papers
Box Volume
75 1 "The individual property of W.F. Gilbert in two books including the Town of Sabine Pass and field notes of Surveys of John McGaffey League," 1880 January 15
2 "Abstract of title from the records of Jefferson County, State of Texas of all matters pertaining to the town of Sabine Pass by W.F. Gilbert," 1848-1879
3 Abstract of the town of Beaumont, 1880 January 15
Box Volume
76 1 Transcription of Jefferson County deeds; marked in front: "The property of W.F. Gilbert Left in vault of Judge Sparks for safe keeping this the 9th Sept. 1885" 1837-1846
2 Transcription of Jefferson County deeds, , lands sold for taxes 1846-1856
3 Transcriptions of deeds, 1856-1860
4 Transcriptions of deeds, 1861-1872
5 Transcriptions of deeds, 1873-1877
Correspondence of Nathan Gilbert and Wilbur Fisk
Box Folder
77 1 Nathan Gilbert to G.W. Cochran, regarding petroleum exploration in Southeast Texas 1865 October 6,
2-4 Wilbur Fisk Gilbert correspondence, 1906-1910, 1913
John N. Gilbert Papers
Correspondence
Box Folder
77 5-50 John N. Gilbert correspondence, 1881, 1887-1892, 1900-1902, 1904-1910
Box Folder
78 1-46 John N. Gilbert correspondence, 1910-1911
Box Folder
79 1-42 John N. Gilbert correspondence, 1911-1912
Box Folder
80 1-48 John N. Gilbert correspondence, 1912-1914
Box Folder
81 1-33 John N. Gilbert correspondence, 1914-1916
Box Folder
82 1-31 John N. Gilbert correspondence, 1916-1918
Box Folder
83 1-46 John N. Gilbert correspondence, 1-46
Box Folder
84 1-6 John N. Gilbert correspondence, A, 1920-1924
7-17 John N. Gilbert correspondence, B, 1920-1924
18 Annie Gilbert Butler correspondence, 1923
19-24 Charles T. Butler correspondence, 1920-1923
25 Laura Butler correspondence, 1923
26-32 John N. Gilbert correspondence, C, 1920-1924
33-44 John N. Gilbert correspondence, D, 1920-1924
45-47 John N. Gilbert correspondence, E, 1920-1924
48 John N. Gilbert correspondence, F, 1919-1920
Box Folder
85 1-32 John N. Gilbert correspondence, F, 1920-1924
33-38 John N. Gilbert correspondence, G, 1920-1924
39 John N. Gilbert correspondence regarding John N. Gilbert v. Schless, 1920
40 John N. Gilbert correspondence from Laura Wilbarger Gilbert, 1923?
41-48 John N. Gilbert correspondence, H, 1920-1921
Box Folder
86 1-7 John N. Gilbert correspondence, H, 1921-1923
8-9 John N. Gilbert correspondence, I, 1920-1924
10-13 John N. Gilbert correspondence, J, 1920-1924
14-18 John N. Gilbert correspondence, K, 1920-1924
19-23 John N. Gilbert correspondence, L, 1920-1924
24-37 John N. Gilbert correspondence regarding lumber in the West, 1918-1923
38-44 John N. Gilbert correspondence, M, 1920-1921
Box Folder
87 1-9 John N. Gilbert correspondence, M, 1921-1924
10-24 John N. Gilbert correspondence, N, 1920-1924
25-29 John N. Gilbert correspondence, O, 1920-1924
30-36 John N. Gilbert correspondence, P, 1920-1924
37 John N. Gilbert correspondence, Q, 1924
38-41 John N. Gilbert correspondence, R, 1920-1924
42 John N. Gilbert correspondence with Rising Star Production Company, 1922
43-46 John N. Gilbert correspondence, S, 1920
Box Folder
88 1-16 John N. Gilbert correspondence, S, 1920-1924
17-29 John N. Gilbert correspondence, T, 1920-1924
30-32 John N. Gilbert correspondence, U, 1920-1924
33 John N. Gilbert correspondence, V, 1921-1924
34-42 John N. Gilbert correspondence, W, 1920-1924
43 John N. Gilbert correspondence, Y, 1920-1924
44 John N. Gilbert correspondence, undated
45 John N. Gilbert correspondence with unknown correspondent, 1923
Box
90 John N. Gilbert letterpress book, 1905-1909
Box
91 John N. Gilbert letterpress book, 1913-1922
Box
92 John N. Gilbert ledger, 1913-1924
Personal Papers
Box Folder
93 1 Ledger book with names and post office addresses of Jefferson County taxpayers, circa 1920s
2 Automobile, 1914
3 Calendars, 1908, 1920-1921, 1923
4 First Methodist Church, 1912-1919
5-7 Financial records, 1852, 1889-1892
8-19 Financial records, 1902, 1904-1921
20-22 Estate, 1922-1923
23 House on Calder Avenue, 1927-1942
24 House at 240 College, 1931
25 Legal documents, Virginia O. Gordon will, 1904
26 Legal documents, John N. Gilbert v. Robert E. Lee, 1912
27 Notes, 1901-1909, 1923
28 Stationery, circa 1920
29 Watercraft: passenger steamer Caprice, 1893
30 J.N. Gilbert funeral, 1924
31 Condolence notes on death of J. N. Gilbert, 1924
32 Obituaries, 1924
33 Tombstone, 1924
34 Memorials of John N. Gilbert, 1930-1938
Box Folder
94 1 Estate, 1922
2-27 Estate, 1924
Box Folder
95 1-8 Estate, 1924
9-30 Estate, 1925
Box Folder
96 1-26 Estate, 1925-1928
Box Folder
97 1-26 Estate, 1928-1930
Box Folder
98 1-29 Estate, 1930-1933
Box Folder
99 1-31 Estate, 1933-1943
Box Folder
100 1-11 Estate, 1943-1947
Papers of the Wives of John N. Gilbert
Box Folder
101 1 Annie W. Gilbert, 1890
2 Annie W. Gilbert estate, 1909
3 Laura Gilbert personal papers - American Red Cross, 1917-1936
4-14 Laura A. Gilbert financial records, 1924-1940
15 Laura A. Gilbert obituaries, 1942
16-24 Laura A. Gilbert, sympathy correspondence, 1942
25 Laura A. Gilbert will, undated
26-29 Estate, 1942
30-33 Estate, 1943
34-35 Estate, 1944
36 Estate, 1944-1948
37-38 Estate, 1942
Papers of the Children of John N. Gilbert
Box Folder
102 1-41 Harvey W. Gilbert correspondence, 1909-1942
42-43 Harvey W. Gilbert financial records, 1905-1909, 1922
44 Harvey W. Gilbert newspaper clippings, circa 1930-1990
45 Harvey W. Gilbert personal papers, 1938
46 Harvey W. Gilbert obituaries, 1955
47 Harvey W. Gilbert, sympathy correspondence, 1955
48 Harvey W. Gilbert estate, 1956
49 Harvey W. Gilbert descendants, 1953
50 Gilbert Brothers - H. W. Gilbert, L. F. Gilbert, W. C. Gilbert, circa 1918
Box Folder
103 1-3 City council minutes, 1911-1912
4-15 Lyn F. Gilbert correspondence, 1907-1917
16 Lyn F. Gilbert financial records, 1910-1911
17 Lyn F. Gilbert newspaper clippings, 1915-1919
18-20 Lyn Gilbert Park, circa 1923-1924
21 Gilbert Park, 1926-1970
22-40 Lyn F. Gilbert estate, 1918-1933
Box Folder
104 1-11 Lyn F. Gilbert estate, 1934-1944
12 Annie W. Gilbert, 1910
13 Annie W. Gilbert descendants, 1922-1980
Wilbur C. Gilbert Papers
Business Correspondence
Arranged in chronological order.
Box Folder
105 1-51 Business correspondence, 1924-1942
Box Folder
106 1-60 Business correspondence, 1942-1947
Box Folder
107 1-58 Business correspondence, 1947-1948
Box Folder
108 1-46 Business correspondence, 1948-1949
Box Folder
109 1-50 Business correspondence, 1950-1951
Box Folder
110 1-49 Business correspondence, 1951-1954
Box Folder
111 1-48 Business correspondence, 1954-1955
Box Folder
112 1-51 Business correspondence, 1955-1956
Box Folder
113 1-45 Business correspondence, 1956-1957
Box Folder
114 1-8 Business correspondence, 1958, undated
Personal Correspondence
Arranged in chronological order.
Box Folder
114 9-31 Personal correspondence, 1910-1937
Box Folder
115 1-40 Personal correspondence, 1938-1954
Box Folder
116 1-43 Personal correspondence, 1954-1958
Correspondence with His Wife, Elizabeth Bassette "Betty" Gilbert
Arranged in chronological order.
Box Folder
117 1-39 Correspondence with Elizabeth Bassette Gilbert, 1914-1947
Box Folder
118 1-38 Correspondence with Elizabeth Bassette Gilbert, 1948-1958
W. C. Gilbert Personal Papers
Box Folder
119 1 Address book, 1950s
2 Automobile, 1915-1930
3-4 Calendar, 1929, 1958
5-6 Church, First United Methodist, 1926
7 Church, St. Stephen's Episcopal school building fund, 1949
8 Church, St. Mark's Episcopal, 1950
9 Church, St. Mark's Episcopal, 1954-1956
10 Church, St. Mark's Episcopal, 1957
11 Education, The Normal Review System of Writing, 1894
12 Education, The Tome School, 1906
13 Education, The Tome School (alumni and other printed matter), 1926-1928
14 Education, The Tome School (alumni and other printed matter), 1937-1938
15 Education, The Tome School (alumni and other printed matter), 1939-1941
16 Education, The Tome School (alumni), 1976
17 Education, The U. C., Lambda Sigma directory (fraternity), 1909, 1914
18 Financial papers, 1909
19 Financial statement, 1941
20-21 Financial records, 1943, 1947-1948
22 Financial records, undated
23 House, 1911
24-30 House, 1915
31-32 House, 1917
33 House, 1920
34 House, 1920, 1923
35 House, 1933-1936
36 House, 1945
37 House, 1946-1956
38 House, 1986
39 Humor, 1949
40 Insurance claim for a robbery, 1956
41 Jury duty[?], 1938-1940, 1948
42 Marriage license, 1915
43-47 Obituaries, 1958
48 Pets, 1936
49 Ration books, 1942
Box Folder
120 1-33 Correspondence received on the death of W. C. Gilbert, 1958
Box Folder
121 1-24 W. C. Gilbert estate, 1958-1962
Box Folder
122 1-34 Elizabeth Gilbert Fortune correspondence, 1925, 1927-1936
Box Folder
123 1-37 Elizabeth Gilbert Fortune correspondence, 1936-1942
Box Folder
124 1-36 Elizabeth Gilbert Fortune correspondence, 1943-1957
Box Folder
125 1-33 Elizabeth Gilbert Fortune correspondence, 1957-1962
Box Folder
126 1-31 Elizabeth Gilbert Fortune correspondence, 1962-1970
Box Folder
127 1-9 Elizabeth Gilbert Fortune correspondence, 1971-1972, undated
10-37 Carroll Candee Wild correspondence, 1946-1972, undated
1-9 Elizabeth Gilbert Fortune correspondence, 1971-1972, undated
Box Folder
128 1-37 Correspondence with Wilbur Carroll Gilbert, Jr., 1934-1945
Box Folder
129 1-42 Correspondence with Wilbur Carroll Gilbert, Jr., 1945-1948
Box Folder
130 1-32 Correspondence with Wilbur Carroll Gilbert, Jr., 1949-1971
Box Folder
131 1-7 Correspondence with Wilbur Carroll Gilbert, Jr., undated
Box
132 Elizabeth Felton Bassette Gilbert papers - Address books and date books, 1968-1972
1 Errata from Elizabeth B. Gilbert's address book, undated
Box Folder
133 1-24 Elizabeth Bassette Gilbert personal papers, 1894-1972
25-26 Elizabeth Bassette Gilbert estate, 1972
Box Folder
134 1 Elizabeth Felton Bassette correspondence, 1902-1972
2-29 Elizabeth Felton Bassette correspondence, 1917-1972, undated
Box Folder
135 1-34 Correspondence from Lena Bassette to Elizabeth Bassette Gilbert, 1938-1942
Box Folder
136 1-34 Correspondence from Lena Bassette to Elizabeth Bassette Gilbert, 1938-1942
Box Folder
137 1-46 Correspondence from Lena Bassette to Elizabeth Bassette Gilbert, 1944-1949
Box Folder
138 1-19 Correspondence from Lena Bassette to Elizabeth Bassette Gilbert, 1950-1957
Box Folder
139 1-15 Correspondence from Ruth Bassette Cobb Sawyer Williams to Elizabeth Bassette Gilbert, 1937-1972
Box Folder
140 1-12 Correspondence expressing sympathy on the death of Elizabeth Bassette Gilbert, 1972
Elizabeth Candee Gilbert Wild Fortune papers
Box Scrapbook
141 1 Scrapbook documenting Fortune's early years, 1918-1924
1 Elizabeth Candee Gilbert birth certificate, 1918
2 The Gospel According to St. John, United States Army and Navy edition, 1918
3 Correspondence to Lena on the birth of Elizabeth Candee, probably 1918
Box Folder
142 1 Correspondence received by Elizabeth Candee Gilbert, 1927-1937
2 Correspondence received by Elizabeth Gilbert, 1938-1941
3 Correspondence received by Elizabeth Gilbert, 1950-1951
4 Correspondence received by Elizabeth Gilbert, 1956
5 Correspondence received by Elizabeth Gilbert Fortune, 1958-1962
6 Correspondence received by Elizabeth Gilbert Fortune, 1962-1970s
7-10 Correspondence received by Elizabeth Gilbert Fortune, 1980s
11-12 Correspondence received by Elizabeth Gilbert Fortune, 1990s
13-21 Personal papers, 1926, 1929-1930, 1932-1936
Box Folder
143 1-11 Personal papers, 1937-1941
12-13 Personal papers, 1945-1946, 1948-1951
14-15 Personal papers, 1954, 1956-1969
16 Personal papers, 1980s-1990s
17 Personal papers, 1990
18 Personal papers of Lawrence Chandler Wild, first husband of Elizabeth Gilbert, 1942-1946
Box Scrapbook
144 1 Scrapbook documenting Carroll Candee Wild's birth and childhood, 1944-1950
2-6 Personal papers of Carroll Candee Wild, 1950-1962
7 Personal papers of Carroll Candee Wild, 1964-1971
8 Obituaries of Carroll Candee Wild, 1978
9 Memorials for Carroll Candee Wild, 1978
Wilbur Carroll Gilbert, Jr., Papers
Arranged alphabetically by genre.
Box Scrapbook
145 1 Baby book of W. C. Gilbert, Jr., 1925-1926
Box Folder
146 1-10 Papers on construction of bomb shelter, 1961
11-25 Bomb shelter papers, 1961-1963
Box Folder
147 1-29 Business correspondence, 1956-1963
30-39 Business correspondence, 1965-1971
Box Folder
148 1 Personal correspondence, 1933-1936
2-4 Personal correspondence, 1947-1954
5-12 Personal correspondence, 1956-1969
13-14 Personal correspondence, 1960s
15-44 Personal correspondence, 1971-1978
Box Folder
149 1 Personal correspondence, 1978-1979
2-3 Personal correspondence, 1970s
4 Personal correspondence, 1970s-1980s
5-6 Personal correspondence, 1980-1983
7-10 Personal correspondence, 1985-1988
11-19 Personal correspondence, 1980s
20-28 Personal correspondence, 1990-1993
29-37 Personal correspondence, 1990s
Box Folder
150 1-3 Personal correspondence, 1990s
4-5 Personal correspondence, undated
6-7 Correspondence from Ruth Bassette Williams, 1970s
8-10 Correspondence from Ruth Williams, 1981-1984
11-13 Correspondence from Ruth Williams, 1986-1987
14-15 Correspondence from Ruth Williams, 1980s
16 Correspondence from Ruth Williams, 1991-1992
17 Correspondence from Elizabeth Gilbert Fortune, 1937-1959
18 Correspondence from Elizabeth Fortune, 1961-1971
19 Correspondence from Elizabeth Fortune, 1973
20 Correspondence from Elizabeth Fortune, 1975-1979
21-28 Correspondence from Elizabeth Fortune, 1970s
29-32 Correspondence from Elizabeth Fortune, 1985-1987
33-41 Correspondence from Elizabeth Fortune, 1980s
42 Correspondence from Elizabeth Fortune, 1980s-1990s
43-45 Correspondence from Elizabeth Fortune, 1990-1992
Box Folder
151 1-4 Correspondence from Elizabeth Gilbert, 1993-1994
5-7 Correspondence from Elizabeth Gilbert, 1990s
8-9 Correspondence from Elizabeth Gilbert, undated
10-14 Correspondence from Candee Wild, 1959-1975
15 Automobile, 1975
16 Boy Scout membership card, 1939
17 Church, St. Mark's Episcopal, 1939-1950
18 Church, St. Mark's Episcopal, 1951-1977
21-23 Education in Beaumont schools, 1934-1939
Box Folder
152 1 Beaumont City Schools, 1938-1940
2 Beaumont High School, class of 1943
3 Public schools, New Britain, Connecticut, 1939
4 Summer camp brochures, 1938
5-6 Cample Idlewild, 1939-1940
7-8 Severn School, 1943-1944
9 Severn School, 1949, 1979
10 Severn School, 1989
Box Folder
153 1-4 Episcopal High School of Virginia, 1937-1943
5 Episcopal High School alumni, 1949
6 Episcopal High School alumni, 1968
7 Episcopal High School alumni, 1979
8-11 Episcopal High School alumni, 1984-1987
12-14 Episcopal High School alumni, 1989-1990
15-18 Episcopal High School alumni, 1992-1995
19 Episcopal High School directories of students and alumni, 1958, 1977, 1989, 1994
20 A History of the Episcopal High School in Virginia at Alexandria, 1964
Box Folder
154 1-18 College papers, 1947-1951
19 Alumni papers, 1989
Box Folder
155 1 Financial records, 1954-1967
2-5 House, 1980
6 House, 1981
7-8 Correspondence regarding military service, 1944-1945
9-10 Papers regarding military service, 1945-1946
11 Newspaper clippings, 1952
12 Obituaries, 1995
Box Scrapbook
156 1 Scrapbook pages, 1986-1987
Special Correspondence and Gilbert-Wilbarger Genealogy
Arranged alphabetically by surname of correspondent.
Box Folder
157 1 Correspondence from Jack Brooks, 1956-1980
2 Correspondence from Barbara Bush, 1990
3 Correspondence from James Clark, 1952
4 Correspondence from Martin Dies, 1944-1948
5 Correspondence from Sherman Adams, President Eisenhower's aide, 1956-1948
6 Transcript of correspondence from Nathan Gilbert to G. W. Cochrane, 1865
7-8 Correspondence from A. W. Hammill, 1947-1950, 1952-1953
9 Correspondence regarding Pattillo Higgins, 1915, 1923
10 Correspondence from Pattillo Higgins, 1916, 1928
11 Correspondence from Nelson Bunker Hunt, 1950
12 Correspondence from Lyndon Johnson, 1957
13 Correspondence from John Henry Kirby, 1907
14 Correspondence from Marrs McLean, 1947
15 Correspondence from Harry C. Wiess, 1947
16 Bill of sale for four slaves, Independence, Missouri, 1850
17-28 Gilbert genealogy documents, covering the years 1336-1950s
29-36 Wilbarger genealogy documents, covering the years 1800-1950s
Political Papers, 1911-1994
Box Folder
158 1 Speeches of the Honorable Martin Dies, 1911-1912
2 Political papers, 1914-1915
3 Booklet, "We are as Unprepared for Peace as We are for War", George W. Perkins, 1918
4 Broadside, "Texas to be Bone Dry in a Very Few Days, Buy Your Supply for Years to Come," circa 1920
5 Papers, George B. Kimro v. Knights of the Ku Klux Klan heads, 1922
6 War Debts and an Argument for Fair Re-Adjustment, 1928
7 Newspaper clipping, "Smith Making Gains in East," 1928 September 29
8 Book, Rears and Robust, satire on the New Deal, circa 1932
9 Postcard, "Acquisition of property by Abraham Lincoln," booklet, "Knowledge and Patriotism in Texas," 1939, 1940
10 Paper, "What Does American Democracy Mean to Me?", Card, "Inauguration of President Roosevelt," 1940; 1941
11 Booklet, What Can I Do? The Citizens Handbook for War, 1942
12 Papers denouncing President Truman, circa 1948
13 Newspaper clipping, "Paternalism not Liberal; Leftward Drift Dangerous to Free Enterprise System," 1949 June 26
14 Broadside, "Joe Tonahill is the family candidate for Congress," circa 1950
15 "Politics of Fear, Mad Money and Morphine" address of Donald R. Richberg, 1951
16 Correspondence, "Fluorine in city water: Red Plot", 1952
17 Booklet, Presidential Inauguration, 1953
18 Transcript of a prayer by Dwight D. Eisenhower at his inaugural as 34th President, 1953
19 Pamphlet, "So It's a Red Herring: A Plaly by Play Account of Over 20 Years of Spying Operations inside the U.S. Government," 1954
20 "A Report from City Hall by Major Mossback," satire on Otho Plummer's administration as Beaumont mayor, circa 1954
21 Correspondence, Beaumont Council for Free Enterprise, circa 1955
22 "The Story of the Ten Little Free Workers," circa 1950
23 Amendment to Texas House bill regarding "right to work", 1955
24 Anti-Jewish papers, circa 1955
25 Publication, The American Nationalist, circa 1956
26 Papers, Louisiana Taxpayers Association, 1956
27 Papers campaign, 1956
28 Essay, "Confusion in Our Times," by Will E. Orgain
29 Campaign brochure for Anthony Friloux, circa 1956
30 Correspondence, Beaumont Citizens Council, 1957
31 Correspondence from Gerald L. K. Smith, 1957
32 "Ask the People of Port Arthur: They Know," about a strike in Port Arthur, circa 1958
33 Price Daniel Christmas cards, 1957
34 John Connally inaugural program, 1965
35 Periodical, Kiplinger Washington Letter, 1967
36 Kiplinger Washington Letter, 1969-1973
37 Correspondence, "Texans for Tower", 1978
38 Membership card, Republican National Committee, 1979
39 Invitation to crawfish boil in honor of Jack Brooks, 1980
40 Correspondence from Republican politicians, 1990s
41 Guest pass, Republican National convention, 1992
42 Christmas cards, President Bush, Phil Gramm, 1991, 1994
Travel and Leisure Activities, 1916-1956
Box Folder
159 1 Beaumont Oilers Baseball Club, 1916
2 W. C. Gilbert boating, 1926-1934
3 Travel Hawaii, 1934
4 Texas Centennial Exposition souvenir program, 1936
5-6 Travel Europe, 1937
7 Travel Europe, 1938
8 Travel, 1940-1941
9 W. C. Gilbert boat, 1942
10 W. C. Gilbert boat, 1945
11 Travel Europe, 1947
12-14 Travel Europe, 1948
15 Travel Florentine Gardens, Hollywood, 1948
16 Travel Europe, 1948
17 Hollywood, 1948
18 Travel Europe, 1948
19 Football game program, Texas A&M vs. Texas University, 1949
20 Program World Series, 1949
21 Tickets, World Series, 1949
22 Newspaper clipping, W. C. Gilbert with St. Louis Cardinals, 1949
23 Lease on boathouse in Galveston County, Texas, 1950
24 W. C. Gilbert boat, 1954
25 Flyer, Balinese Room, Galveston, circa 1955
26-28 Travel Los Angeles, 1955
29 Travel Las Vegas, 1955
30-31 Travel Mexico, 1955
32 Travel Mexico, 1955-1956
33 Balinese Room, 1956



 

Elizabeth Bassette Gilbert's Family Papers, 1870s-1930s

Candee Family Papers
Box Folder
161 1 Samuel Housley's hair, circa 1880
2 George C. Felton and Mary Elizabeth Housley Felton, circa 1873-1910
3 Correspondence from the Felton family, 1892
4 Paper providing information on "Grandma Candee's birthplace", circa 19701956
5 Anna Candee, 1919
6 Charles E. Candee, 1918
7 Charles Newton Candee, 1917
8 Daniel Candee, 1897
9 DeForest D. Candee, 1908
10 Dorothy Candee Stack, circa 1930
11 Elizabeth Candee, 1929-1935
12 Frank Candee, 1923
13 Horace Candee, 1898
14 May Candee's graduation essay, 1892
15 Candee family history, 1870-1941
16 Candee genealogy, 1846-1957
17 Lena Candee genealogy, 1650-1904
18 Candee family crest[?], undated
Lena Candee Bassette Papers
Arranged in chronological order.
Box Folder
161 19 Lena Candee Houston High School newspaper, 1890
20 Lena Candee high school essay, "Scientific Progress", circa 1890
21 Correspondence from Buell Bassette, 1890
22-23 Correspondence from Buell Bassette, 1892
24-25 Correspondence from Buell Bassette, 1893
26 Correspondence, 1893
27 Correspondence, 1897
28 Correspondence, circa 1900
29 Transcript of a paper read before the Woman's Club of Beaumont, 1906
30 Correspondence, 1907-1909
31-37 Correspondence from Elizabeth Bassette, 1912
38 Correspondence from Elizabeth Bassette, 1912-1913
39-44 Correspondence from Elizabeth Bassette, 1913
45 Correspondence from W. C. Gilbert asking permission to marry Elizabeth Bassette, 1914
46 Correspondence from Elizabeth Bassette, 1914
47 Daughters and Patriots of America, 1924
48 Newspaper clippings on Lena Bassette's political career, 1929-1933
49 Correspondence, 1936
50 Correspondence from Ruth Bassette, 1936-1937
51 Correspondence, 1938
52 Correspondence, 1940
53 Magna Carta Dames, circa 1940
54 Correspondence from Ruth Bassette, 1942
55 South Congregational Church, 1942
56 Correspondence from Ruth, 1944-1945
57 Speech to League of Women Voters, 1947
58 Correspondence, 1947
59-61 Correspondence, 1950
62 Newspaper clippings, 1950
63 Correspondence, 1951
64 Newspaper clippings, 1952
65 Correspondence, 1953
66 Lena's cookie recipe, undated
67 Correspondence from Ruth Bassette, undated
68 Lena Candee Bassette autobiography, undated
69 Sympathy correspondence received on the death of Lena Candee Bassette, 1957
70-71 Programs from the funeral of Lena Candee Bassette, 1957
72 Obituaries of Lena Candee Bassette, 1957
73 Lena Candee Bassette, 1957
Buell B. Bassette Papers
Arranged in chronological order.
Box Folder
162 1 Buell B. Bassette, 1886-1887
2 Correspondence to Buell B. Bassette regarding his appointment to West Point, 1888
3 Correspondence regarding Buell B. Bassette at West Point, 1888-1889
4 Bound book used by Bassette for notes and assignments in mechanics, 1891-1892
5 Correspondence regarding Bassette's service in the U.S. Army, 1893
6 West Point alumni organizations, 1931-1941
7 Book containing detailed illustrations of Houston, 1894
8 Postcard of the International Reform Bureau, circa 1904
9 Buell B. Bassette, 1906-1929
10 Buell B. Bassette papers, 1937-1938
11 Buell B. Bassette correspondence, 1948
12 Buell B. Bassette notes, undated
13 Buell B. Bassette obituary, 1942
14 Memorials to Buell B. Bassette and Lena Candee Bassette, 1961
Ruth Candee Bassette Papers
Box Folder
162 15 Ruth Candee Bassette, daughter of Lena and Buell Bassette, 1930
16 Ruth Bassette's wedding invitation, 1935
17 Ruth Bassette Cobb McNeill newspaper clippings, 1943
18 Ruth Bassette Sawyer newspaper clipping, circa 1950
19 Ruth Bassette Sawyer correspondence, 1972
20-21 Ruth Bassette Williams memoirs, 1979
22 Ruth Bassette Williams travels, 1901-1980
23 Ruth Bassette Williams manuscript, "Famous People I Have Met Over the Years," circa 1980
24 Ruth Bassette Williams obituaries, 1992
25 H. Willard Sawyer (third husband of Ruth Bassette), newspaper clippings, 1954
26 H. Willard Sawyer, correspondence, 1962
27 H. Willard Sawyer, 1962-1970
Other Bassette Family Papers
Box Folder
163 1 Elizabeth Hubbard Bassette, wife of Roy Bassette, circa 1973
2 Elizabeth E. Bassette, 1941
3 Frederick H. Bassette, 1839-1928
4 Fred H. Bassette, 1950-1951, 1980
5 George H. Bassette, 1943
6 Harold Burdett Bassette, 1928
7 Lorna Candee Bassette Anderson, 1954
8 Margaret A. Bassette, 1910
9 Samuel Bassette, 1900-1906
10 Bassette family crest, 1905
11 Bassette family genealogy, 1926
12 Papers on the Sage family, 1959-1982



 

Oversized Business Ledgers

Box Volume
164 1 Ledger of an unknown shipping company, 1922-1923
Box Volume
165 1 Gilbert Building lists of tenants and expenditures, 1920s
2 Gilbert Cattle and Pasture Company ledger, 1924
3 Gilbert Cattle and Pasture Company[?], 1913-1914
4 Gilbert Cattle and Pasture Company, 1924-1930



 

Photographs

Arranged by category.
Businesses
Lumber
Arranged chronologically.
Box Folder
166 1 Beaumont Lumber Company, circa 1899
2 C. L. Wallis, circa 1899
3 John N. Gilbert in the timber, circa 1900
4 Nona Mills, Leesville, Louisiana, circa 1910
5 Cabins of lumber workers, circa 1915
6 Forest and turpentining, 1915
7 African-American workers and turpentining, 1915
8 Black workers' cabins and turpentining, circa 1915
9 Turpentining, circa 1915
10 Workers using a crosscut saw, circa 1915
11 Man with auto and turpentining, circa 1915
12 Turpentining negatives, circa 1915
13 Lumber photos, turpentining, circa 1915
14 Lumber photos, Pacific Northwest, 1916-1920
15 Lumber, 1920s
16 Lumber, Washington State, 1923
17 Lumber-log skidder, Deweyville, Texas, 1925
18 Joe Wallis and Charles T. Butler, circa 1925
19 Pine timber in Louisiana, 1934
20 Nona Mills employees[?], 1947
21 Nona Mills, J. E. Wallis house, J. E. Wallis with Gilbert Family, 1949, 1949
22 Nona Mills, Board of Directors, 1950
23 Natural growth of lumber, 1955
24 Nona Mills Company, Leesville, Louisiana, 1956
25 Leesville, Louisiana, 1956
26 Nona Mills float [parade in Leesville, Louisiana?], circa 1957
27 W. E. Seale, Jr., 1957
28 Nona Mills Company, 1960
29 Nona Mills, first shipment Vanply - Yellow Pine plywood, 1960
30-31 Nona Farms, circa 1920s
32 Nona Farms, circa 1925
Petroleum
Arranged in chronological order.
Box Folder
166 33 Petroleum - "Laying Pipeline in South Texas for the Texas Company," undated
34 Terry Jacobs Gusher, Rising Star, Texas, circa 1910
35 Honey Island, Spring 1912
36 Lake Oil Company lease, Sour Lake, Well at High Island, 1921; 1924
37 Petroleum, 1931-1933
38 Tugboat John N. Gilbert - early oil production, undated
39 Petroleum production, 1942
40 Chance and D. Hamilton #1, 1945
41-45 Well #1, Gilbert Ranch, 1945
46 Well and crew at Leesville, Louisiana, 1947
47 Well #1, Gilbert Ranch, 1948
48 Louisiana Long Leaf Pine Company - Magnolia Petroleum Company #1, Vernon Parish, Louisiana, 1949
49 Magnolia Petroleum Company #1, 1949
50 Louisiana Longleaf Lumber Company, Vernon Parish, Louisiana, 1949
51 Petroleum, circa 1949
52 Nona Mills #1, Hardin County, 1950
53 Nona Mills #1, #2, Sohio #1
54 Petroleum exploration in Hardin County, 1952
55 Petroleum production, Nona Mills, 1945-1950
56 Nona Mills #1, 1950
57 Nona Mills #2, Hardin County, 1952
58-59 Nona Mills, 1952
Box Folder
167 1 Nona Mills, I. D. Hamilton, Hardin County, 1952
2 Petroleum, 1953
3 Petroleum production, 1955
4 Oil field scenes, 1955
5 Wingate well at Fannett, 1955
6 Drilling, 1955
7 Gilbert Ranch [Brewer?] well, 1956
8-9 Petroleum, 1956
10 Gilbert Ranch, 1958
Banking
Box Folder
167 11 First National Bank Christmas party, 1952
12 First National Bank Christmas party, 1953
13 Bank Board of Directors[?], 1960s
Gilbert Building
Box Folder
167 14 Gilbert Building, circa 1915
15 Gilbert Building, circa 1920
16 Gilbert Building, circa 1930-1949
17 Gilbert Building, 1949-1950
18 Gilbert Building, 1950
19 Interior of Gilbert Building, 1951
20 Gilbert Building, 1957-1960
21 Gilbert Building, circa 1975
22 Business Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), 1947-1954
23 BOMA, 1951-1954
Gilbert Ranch
Box Folder
167 24-26 Gilbert Ranch, 1920s
27-28 Gilbert Ranch, circa 1930
29 Gilbert Ranch, 1940-1941
30-31 Gilbert Ranch, 1941
32 Gilbert Ranch, 1942
33 Gilbert Ranch, 1942, 1945
34-35 Gilbert Ranch, 1947-1948
36 Gilbert Ranch in the snow, 1948-1949
37-40 Gilbert Ranch in the snow, 1949-1950
41 Gilbert Ranch, 1955
42 Cypress log, 1956
Box Folder
168 1-3 Gilbert Ranch, 1956-1958
4 Gilbert Ranch, circa 1960
5-6 Gilbert Ranch, 1965-1970
7 Soybean planting, negatives, 1970
8-9 Gilbert Ranch, 1970-1971
10 Gilbert Ranch, circa 1975
11 Gilbert Ranch, 1970s-1980s
12-13 Gilbert Ranch, 1980s
14-15 Gilbert Ranch, 1985-1986
16 Gilbert Ranch, 1991
17 Gilbert Ranch, 1994
18 Aerial shots, 1950s-1970s
19 Barn, 1940s-1990s
20 House, 1920s-1960s
21 House interior, 1947-1954
22 Livestock, circa 1920s-1930s
23 Livestock, 1930s
24 Livestock, 1950-1956
25 Livestock, 1994
26-29 Gilbert Ranch Rodeo, 1923
30 Gilbert Ranch Rodeo, circa 1925
31-38 Gilbert Ranch Rodeo, circa 1923
39-40 Rodeos in other places, circa 1925
41 W. C. Gilbert with Richard Kleburg of King's Ranch, 1948
42 Wildlife Committee Barbeque, 1938
43 Gilbert Ranch Barbeque, late 1930s
44 Gilbert Ranch Barbeque, circa 1940
45 Gilbert Ranch Barbeque, 1941
46-47 Gilbert Ranch Barbeque, 1945
Box Folder
169 1-3 Gilbert Ranch Barbeque, 1947
4-5 Gilbert Ranch Barbeque, 1948
6-12 Gilbert Ranch Barbeque, 1950
13-19 Gilbert Ranch Barbeque, 1954
20 Gilbert Ranch Barbeque, 1955
21-22 Gilbert Ranch Barbeque, 1956
23 Gilbert Ranch Barbeque, undated
24 Sellman's Ranch, circa 1920s
25 Horse Show party, 1953
Gilbert Family Photos
Arranged by genealogical relationship.
Box Folder
169 26 Gilbert family portraits, late 1700s-early 1800s
27 Elias Gilbert gravesite and home photos, 1954
28 Nathan Gilbert, father of John N. Gilbert, undated
29 Wilbur Fisk Gilbert, brother of John N. Gilbert, 1880s - circa 1900
30 Wilbur Fisk Gilbert descendants, 1956
31 John N. Gilbert on a log wagon, circa 1900
32-33 John N. Gilbert, circa 1920s
Gilbert Family Photographs
Box Folder
170 1 John N. Gilbert, circa 1920s
2 John N. Gilbert House, circa 1895, 1933
3 John N. Gilbert House, 1931-1949
4 Annie Wilbarger Gilbert, circa 1885
5 Laura Wilbarger Gilbert, 1940-1941
6 Mrs. Wilbarger, circa 1925
7-9 Wilbarger home, Bastrop, 1924, 1955, 1990
10 Harvey, Lyn, Wilbur, and Annie Gilbert, 1892-1896
11 Lyn, Harvey, and Wilbur Gilbert, circa 1915
12 Harvey Wilbargar Gilbert, 1930s-1940s
13 John and Eleanor Gilbert, children of Harvey Gilbert, circa 1917
14 John Nathan Gilbert III, 1949
15 John N. Gilbert III and Brenda Holmes wedding rehearsal dinner, 1991
16 Lyn F. Gilbert, 1890s - circa 1915
17 Lyn F. Gilbert, circa 1910-1915
18 Annie Gilbert and descendants, 1890s-1924
19 W. C. Gilbert, circa 1890
20 W. C. Gilbert, 1896
21 W. C. Gilbert, circa 1900-1904
22-24 W. C. Gilbert, 1908
25 W. C. Gilbert, circa 1915
26 W. C. Gilbert, 1920s
27 W. C. Gilbert, 1930s
28 W. C. Gilbert, 1940s
29 W. C. Gilbert, 1930s
30 W. C. Gilbert, 1940s
31 W. C. Gilbert, 1940s
32 W. C. Gilbert, 1940s
33 W. C. Gilbert, 1940s
34 W. C. Gilbert on horseback, undated
35 W. C. Gilbert, circa 1940s
36 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., in Paris, 1948
37-39 W. C. Gilbert, 1950s
40 W. C. Gilbert with relatives, 1954
Box Folder
171 1 W. C. Gilbert house, 2394 Calder, 1920s
2 W. C. Gilbert house, 1930s
3 W. C. Gilbert house, 1949
4 W. C. Gilbert house, 1949-1955
5-6 W. C. Gilbert house, 1955
7 Elizabeth Felton Bassette, 1894-1896
8 Elizabeth Bassette Gilbert, 1896
9 Elizabeth Felton Bassette, 1897 - circa 1905
10 Elizabeth Bassette, circa 1905
11-12 New Britain, Connecticut, High School Class of 1912
13 Elizabeth Bassette, circa 1912
14 Elizabeth Bassette photo album, 1912-1913
15 Elizabeth Bassette, circa 1912
16 Photos of Elizabeth Bassette's residence in Switzerland, 1913
17 Elizabeth Bassette, 1913
18 Elizabeth Bassette, 1914
19-20 Elizabeth Bassette Gilbert wedding portrait, 1915
21 Elizabeth Bassette Gilbert, circa 1920s-1930s
22 Elizabeth Bassette Gilbert, 1930s
23 Elizabeth Bassette Gilbert, circa 1930s
24-25 Elizabeth Bassette Gilbert, 1940s
26-27 Elizabeth Bassette Gilbert, 1950s
28 Elizabeth Bassette Gilbert, high school 50th reunion, 1962
29 Elizabeth Bassette Gilbert, 1960s-1970s
30 Elizabeth Bassette Gilbert funeral, 1972
Box Folder
172 1 Elizabeth Candee Gilbert [Fortune], 1918-1920
2-5 Elizabeth Candee Gilbert [Fortune], 1920s
6-8 Elizabeth Candee Gilbert [Fortune], 1930s
9 Elizabeth Candee Gilbert [Fortune], scrapbook photos, 1933-1935
10 Elizabeth Candee Gilbert [Fortune], Ethel Walker School postcards, 1933-1936
11 Elizabeth Candee Gilbert [Fortune], "Battle of the Flowers," 1941
12-14 Elizabeth Candee Gilbert [Fortune], circa 1940s
15-16 Elizabeth Candee Gilbert [Fortune], 1950s
17 Elizabeth Candee Gilbert [Fortune]
18 Elizabeth Candee Gilbert [Fortune], 1960s
19-20 Elizabeth Candee Gilbert [Fortune], circa 1970s
21 Elizabeth Candee Gilbert [Fortune], circa 1980s
22 Elizabeth Candee Gilbert [Fortune], 1990s
23 Elizabeth Candee Gilbert [Fortune], house in Indianapolis, 1935
24-27 Elizabeth Candee Gilbert [Fortune], house in Indianapolis, 1950s
28 Elizabeth Candee Gilbert [Fortune], house, 1960s
29 Elizabeth Candee Gilbert [Fortune], house, circa 1970
30 Elizabeth Candee Gilbert [Fortune], house, 1985
31 Elizabeth Candee Gilbert [Fortune], 1994
32 Lawrence Chandler Wild, first husband of Elizabeth Candee Gilbert, 1943-1947
33 Fortune family, 1955-1990s
34 Carroll Candee Wild [daughter of Elizabeth Candee Gilbert], 1944
35 Carroll Candee Wild, 1945-1950
36 Carroll Candee Wild, 1955-1960
37 Carroll Candee Wild, circa 1960-1970
38 Candee Wild, circa 1970s
Box Folder
173 1 W. C. "Sonny" Gilbert, Jr., 1926
2 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., 1927-1932
3 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., 1933-1935
4 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., circa 1936
5 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., circa 1936-1940
6-9 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., 1940s
10-11 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., circa 1950s
12 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., 1960s
13 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., 1970s
14-15 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., 1980s
16 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., Beaumont High School Class of 1943 reunion
17 Caricature drawings, Fanfare, 1986
18 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., 1990
19 Bomb shelter negatives at Gilbert house, circa 1962
20 Bomb shelter construction and installation, circa 1962
21 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., house lot, slides, 1980s
22-25 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., house, 1980s
26 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., house, 1990s
27 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., automobile, Phaeton, 1975
28 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., friends, 1970
Box Folder
174 1 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., slides of vacations in Beaumont, Honolulu, and Japan, undated
2-4 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., Japan vacation slides, undated
5 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., San Diego and New Orleans vacation slides, undated
6 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., and Elizabeth Fortune at children's museum, 1981
7 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., Louisiana, Michigan, Alabama, and Texas vacation slides, undated
Box Volume
175 1-2 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., photograph albums depicting construction of Sonny's house, and vacation in Vancouver 1982,
Box Folder
176 1 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., photo album pages depicting cruise, bluebonnets, Gilbert Ranch in and house before remodeling, 1983, 1984
Box Folder
177 1 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., photo album pages - topics include G & A Turf Farm, first grass harvest, 1984
Box Folder
178 1 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., photo album pages, 1980s
Box Folder
179 1 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., Galveston and Bolivar Peninsula, 1983
2 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., Disney World - Orlando, Florida, 1985
3 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., Hawaii, 1985
4 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., postcards, 1986
5 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., Sun City, California, 1986
6 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., St. Martin, Virgin Isles, 1988
7 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, 1990
8 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., W. C. Gilbert, Jr., party photos, 1991
9 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., Houston to San Diego, 1991
10-14 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., San Diego, California, 1991
15 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., Gilbert summer home, Coronado, California, 1991
16-17 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., Coronado Island, San Diego, California, 1991
18 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., Everett and Ruth Bassette Williams, 1991
19 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., San Francisco, California, 1991
20 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., Mission Bay to San Diego to Houston, 1991
21 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., Coronado Island, San Diego, California, 1991
22 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., George and Barbara Bush, 1991
23 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., and Barbara Ford, circa 1990s
24-27 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., photo album pages, 1990s
Box Folder
180 1 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., photo album pages, 1990
2 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., vacation to Europe, 1938-1939
3 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., travel, 1938
4 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., vacations, 1938
5 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., vacation to Yosemite, 1946
6 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., vacation to Paris, 1948
7 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., Arizona vacation, 1949
8 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., Mexican vacation, 1950
9 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., travel, circa 1950
10 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., vacation to Mexico, 1955
11 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., U.S. Naval Air Station, 1958
12 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., U.S. Navy, Pensacola, Florida, 1958
13 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., before leaving on vacation, 1958
14 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., photos of vacation, 1958
15 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., vacations in Europe, 1958
16 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., vacations, 1966
17-18 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., vacation in Mexico, 1967
19 Elizabeth Fortune, vacation, circa 1980
Box Folder
181 1 Beaches and boating scenes, 1900-1906
2 Caplen, circa 1915
3 Gilberts boating, 1920s
4 Boating, circa 1930
5 Beach house and boat, 1938-1940
6 Boating, 1941
7 W. C. Gilbert's boat, 1941
8 Beach house at Caplen, 1945-1947
9 Boat and boathouse at Caplen, 1950
10 Gilbert Boathouse, Rollover Pass, 1951
11 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., personal photos, circa 1955
12 Boat of W. C. Gilbert, Jr., circa 1980s
13 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., leisure activities, 1970s-1980s
14 Wilbur C. Gilbert, Jr., et al, 1990s
15 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., and friends, 1980s
16 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., 1980s
17 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., with Barbara Ford, 1990s
Photographs of Non-Family Members
Arranged alphabetically by last name.
Box Folder
182 1 Bishops Arns of Mexico, who presided at marriage of Buell Bassette and Lena Candee, 1893
2 Edith Atwell, undated
3 Felix Burris, circa 1980s
4 George and Barbara Bush, 1990s
5 Irwin Carroll, circa 1910
6 Concetta Cloninger, circa 1980s
7 Price Daniel family, circa 1955
8 Clifton Drew [West Point classmate of Buell Bassette], circa 1890
9 Du
10 Professor G. Duvernoy, professor of French and German at Houston High School in 1880s-1890s (Lena Candee Bassette's high school teacher)
11 Stan Musial and other St. Louis Cardinals, 1947
12 Elmer E. Plumley, circa 1925
13 African-American servants Mary Price and Lucy Russell, circa 1895
14 B. A. Shephiry, president of First National Bank, Houston, circa 1890
15 Noreen Stark, circa 1955
16 Edward Stedman and his wife, Chris, fishing in Alaska, 1994
17 Gordon Wahlberg, 1955
18 Aerial view of Beaumont, 1948
19 Beaumont Enterprise dog show, 1983
20 Beaumont Exporters baseball team, 1938
21 Beaumont Rotary Club, 1918
22 Crockett Street, circa 1950
23 Downtown Beaumont, 1945-1950
24 First National Bank, 1949
25 Forest Park High School Homecoming Parade, 1985
26 Fourth of July parade, circa 1990
27 First geodesic house, located on the east side of Major Drive, one mile from College Street, circa 1970s
28 Goodhue Building, 1949
29 Jirou Cemetery, 1925
30 Josey-Miller Company, Beaumont, circa 1958
31 Magnolia Cemetery, circa 1900
32 Magnolia Cemetery, 1959-1965
33 Magnolia Cemetery, circa 1995
34-37 Metropolitan Life Insurance, circa 1955
38 St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1946
39 Spindletop lithograph print on Beaumont National Bank withdrawal form, 1902
40 Union Pacific freight yard, circa 1985
41 Kyle Field, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 1983
43 Interior Christ Episcopal Church, Houston, circa 1949
44 Cotton Exchange, Houston, Texas (employer of Buell Bassette), 1894
45 Houston High School and architect's drawing of new high school, 1894
46 House at 1904 Crawford Street, Houston, 1896
47 Independence, Texas[?], circa 1925
48 San Jacinto Battleground LaPorte, circa 1930s
49 Hotel Sabine, Port Arthur, circa 1896
50 Sabine Pass Fishing Club, Sabine Pass, circa 1915
51 Indian Village, Woodville, 1934
52 Dogwood Festival, Woodville, 1954
53 Scenes in New York and Connecticut, 1920s-1930s
54 Photos at end of World War II in Germany, 1945
Box Folder
183 1 Edward B. Housley (brother of Anne Sarah Housley Candee), circa 1900
2 Samuel Housley (Anna Candee's father, and grandfather of Lena Candee Bassette), circa 1860
3 Anne Housley (wife of Robert John Pratt, and grandmother of Lena Candee Bassette), circa 1900
4 Housley House, Wellow, England (birthplace of "Grandma Candee"), circa 1950s
5 Mrs. A. S. Hale, Anna Candee's sister, circa 1880
6 Mary Elizabeth Housley Felton, circa 1870s-1900
7 George C. Felton, husband of Mary Elizabeth Housley, 1890s
8 George Felton's family, 1870s-1880s
9 Dira Elizabeth Candee, 1896
10 Charles Candee, circa 1900
11 Daniel Candee, circa 1900
12 DeForest Candee, brother of Ralph Candee, circa 1900
13 Frank Richmond Candee, circa 1900-1923
14 Horace Candee, son of Ralph Candee, 1898
15 Mrs. Horace Candee (Mary), circa 1920
16 May Candee, circa 1880
17 Ralph Candee (grandfather of Lena Candee Bassette), circa 1864
18 Samuel H. Candee, circa 1900
19 Candee graves, circa 1950
20 Lena Candee (Bassette), mother of Elizabeth Bassette Gilbert, 1884
21 Lena Candee and friends at a benefit in Houston, 1888
22 Lena Candee with other members of the Houston High School class of 1890
23 Lena Candee in graduation gown, 1890
24 Lena Candee, 1890-1892
25 Lena Candee, 1892
26 Lena Candee Bassette, 1893
27 Lena Candee Bassette, 1894
28 Lena Candee Bassette, 1920s
29 Lena Candee Bassette, 1930s-1950s
30 Lena and Buell Bassette's dining room at 29 S. High Street, November 1898
31 Lena and Buell Bassette's library, 1898
32 Lena and Buell Bassette's house, 27 Emmons Place, New Britain, Connecticut, 1909
33 Lena and Buell Bassette's house[?], New Britain, Connecticut, circa 1910
34 Buell and Lena Bassette's house, New Britain, Connecticut, circa 1910
35 Lena and Buell Bassette's house, New Britain, Connecticut, circa 1930
36 Buell Bassette, Lena Bassette, and their children, Elizabeth and Ruth, circa 1900
37 Buell and Lena Bassette at the International Relief Bureau, 1904
38 West Point Class of 1893
39 Buell B. Bassette and Lena Candee at West Point, circa 1893
40-43 Buell B. Bassette in his West Point uniform, 1893
44-52 Scenes at West Point, circa 1893
Box Folder
184 1 Buell B. Bassette, circa 1890
2 Buell B. Bassette, circa 1900
3 Buell B. Bassette, circa 1915
4 Buell B. Bassette, circa 1920s
5 Buell B. Bassette, circa 1930s
6 Buell B. Bassette West Point Class of 45th reunion, 1893, 1938
7 Buell B. Bassette's West Point class window, circa 1990
8 Buell B. Bassette, 1940
9 Olive Avenue summer house, circa 1930s
10 Buell B. Bassette family, 1890s-1921
11 Buell B. Bassette family, 1922-1936
12 Ruth Bassette (daughter of Lena Candee Bassette and Buell Bassette) glamour poses, circa 1920s
13 Ruth Candee Bassette, 1920s
14 Ruth Candee Bassette, 1925
15 Ruth Candee Bassette, circa 1940
16 Ruth Bassette, first woman Red Cross Field Director, 1942-1943
17 Ruth Bassette Sawyer, 1950s-1960s
18 Ruth Bassette Williams, 1970s-1980s
19 Ruth Bassette Williams, circa 1980s
20 Hilon Willard Sawyer (third husband of Ruth Bassette), circa 1950
21 Harold Bassette, circa 1915-1940
22 Harold Bassette, 1947-1970s
23 Frederick H. Bassette (son of Harold Bassette), 1940s-1950s
24 Frederick and Lorna Bassette (children of Harold Bassette), circa 1955
25 Lorna Bassette Anderson (daughter of Harold Bassette), circa 1955
26 Lorna Bassette Anderson descendants, 1950s-1990s
27 Bassette family photos, 1910
28-29 Bassette family, 1914-1915
30 Bassette family, circa 1919-1935
31 Annie L. Bassette, sister of Buell B. Bassette, circa 1910
32 Don Bassette, circa 1940
33 Emeline E. Bassette, circa 1900
34 John Bassette, 1944
35 Mary Bassette Mumford, 1934
36 Mary E. Bassette tombstone, photo taken circa 1950
37 Monica Dixon Bassette, circa 1990
38 Nelson and William B. Bassette, circa 1890
39 Bassette tombstones, photos taken 1950s, 1990s
40 Buell Bassette's grandfather, circa 1880
41 Mary Sage (relative of the Bassette family), circa 1920s
Duplicate Photographs
Box Folder
185 1 Lumber scans of photos, circa 1915
2 Nona Mills (Leesville parade), circa 1957
3-4 Gilbert Ranch oil well #1, 1945
5 Petroleum, 1945-1949
6 Petroleum, 1949, 1952
7 Petroleum, 1950, 1956
8 Gilbert Building, 1949
9 Building Owners and Managers Association, 1953
10 Gilbert Ranch, 870 year old cypress log, 1955
11 Coastal Cattleman's Barbeque, 1947, 1954
12-16 Coastal Cattleman's Barbeque, 1954
17 Coastal Cattleman's Barbeque, Wilbarger in Bastrop, Texas, 1955
18 W. C. Gilbert, 1915-1916
19 Home of W. C. Gilbert, circa 1930, 1955
20 Elizabeth Bassette Gilbert wedding, 1915
21 Elizabeth Bassette Gilbert funeral, 1972
22 Elizabeth Fortune and Candee Wild, 1920s-1950s
23 L. C. Wild, 1943
24 W. C. Gilbert, Jr., circa 1930-1945
25 Boating, 1938-1951
26 Vacations to Pensacola, Florida, 1958
27 Dura Elizabeth Candee, 1896
28 Horace Candee, circa 1890s
29 Lena Candee Bassette, Buell B. Bassette, 1890-1930, 1938
30 Ruth Bassette Sawyer, circa 1950
31 Bassette family reunions, 1910-1915
Box Folder
186 1-34 Unidentified photographs
Motion Pictures
Box Film
187 1-12 Unidentified films. 12 rolls total
Artifacts
Box Volume
188 1 Scrapbook compiled by Mary Elizabeth Housley Felton. Contains newspaper clippings dating from at least 1881-1895
Box Museumitem
189 1 Texas Forestry Association 23 year plaque
2 Metal plaque - "Prevent Woods Fires Keep Louisiana Green"
3 Two rubber stamps - "Return to J. N. Gilbert," "Jno. Gilbert"
4 Plaque: "Member Louisiana Forestry Association 1956-1957"
5 Political button - "Lynch Davidson for Governor"
6 Men's tie with well log TD [total depth] 8690'
7 Print making block with image of Gilbert Building
8 W. C. Gilbert's glasses, 1958
9 Boy Scout pin
10 Car tag, 1917
11 Ration stamps
12 Honey comb valentine
Box Museumitem
190 1 Desk set at the ranch
Box Museumitem
191 1 Wooden plaque from the Texas Forestry Association, 1995
Box Audiotape
192 1-2 Two cassette tapes: Reminiscences of Ruth Bassette Williams, including the topics "travels by auto, train trips, cruises, Ruth's awards, famous people I have met, family life, and violence", 1986
Box Volume
193 1 Gilbert family scrapbook, 1955-1971
Box Opaper
194 1 Blueprints: "Residence of Mr. John N. Gilbert," Mauer Knoblock, Simank, 1916 September
2 Blueprints: "House for Wilbur C. Esq to be Erected at Beaumont Texas", Smith and Bassette architects, Hartford, Connecticut, 1951
3 Blueprints: Gilbert home, 603 Wade, Chelsea Architects, project architect L. Lane, Houston, 1981
4 Blueprints: Geodesic house, Chelsea Architects, Houston, circa 1981
Box Opaper
195 1 Nona Mills Company, "Survey of 56 Tracts of land out of and a part of Abstract 395" WM Mann and Abstract 490 James Walea Surveys, Hardin County, Texas, undated
2 Gilbert Building, "Store and Office Building for John N. Gilbert, Esq, Beaumont, Texas, George B. Stowe, Architect, Galveston"; 1st floor plan, detail of cast iron columns, fourth floor plan, roof plan, exterior details, details of doors, transoms, 3rd floor plan, north elevation, circa 1915
3 Gilbert Building: Floor plan, roof plan, exterior details, details of doors, transoms, 3rd floor plan, north elevation, circa 1915
4 Blueprint for show cases in cigar stand for Gilbert Estate, 1928 July 28
5 First floor plan, 1946
6 "Blueprints for General Plan, 498 Pearl Street, Walgreen Drug Store", 1936
7 Magnolia Cemetery
8 Dimensions of tombstones, circa 1910
9 Blueprints of an office building for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Wallace B. Livesay and Sons, 1955
Box Opaper
196 1 Plant of Nona Mills Company showing location of pipelines and fireplugs, 1910
2 Nona Mills Company Subdivision of the BBBRR Co, Section 311 and the SE 1/4 State Section 312 [Hardin County?], 1911 July
3 Nona Mills Company, Ltd., Time lost by planing mill, circa 1915
4 Nona Mills Company, chart listing average hourly wages for employees in different positions, as compared to wages listed in Southern Pines Association survey, 1920
5 Nona Mills balance sheet, 1925
6 Nona Mills, "Mr. Sewalls Block at Lenahous Ferry", 1941
7 Nona Mills Company, income and expense, 1954
8 Newspaper clippings on Nona Mills director, Joseph Wallis, 1955
9 Log of wells drilled in Vernon Parish, Louisiana, and parts of Beauregard and Sabine parishes in Louisiana, undated
10 Mill plan for Henry Maley Lumber Company, Evansville, Indiana, 1907
11 Lumber equipment catalog, "A Streich & Bro Catalog", Raymond Log Loader Company, Escanaba, Michigan, circa 1910, circa 1910
12 South Western Districts British Columbia (lumber industry holdings indicated), 1912
13 Map showing lumber companies north of San Francisco along Pacific Coast, undated
14 Map of lands owned by Goodyear Redwood Country Mendocino County, California, 1917
15 Key Map showing location of 14 timber limits near Powell Lake, New Westminster District, British Columbia, 1914
16 "Dr. Edgar W. Brown," American Lumberman, 1916 January 1
17 Newspaper clipping: "Farmers Taking over Vast Cut-over Lands in Southwestern Louisiana," Beaumont Enterprise, 1922 September 10
18 "Louisiana's Forests Mean Jobs, Payrolls, Prosperity," Bogalusa, Louisiana, 1957 April 9
19 "$100 Million Owens-Illinois Complex Announced," Orange Leader, 1966 January 9
20 "Revolutionary Process for Utilizing Otherwise Wasted Woods," Lumber Trade Journal, newspaper clipping, "Economics Effected in Turpentine Industry," 1905 October 1; undated
21 "History Found at Graves", "A Proposal for Reclaiming Marsh Land for the Magnolia Cemetery," 1982 March 7; 1954 February 3
22 The Gulf Reporter, 1953 September, 1955 January
23 "Deeper Drilling for the Gulf Coast" by A.F. Lucas Oil and Gas Journal, 1920 October 22
24 Newspaper clippings on petroleum exploration, 1938-1949
25 Newspaper clippings on petroleum exploration, 1950-1955
26 Newspaper clippings on petroleum exploration, 1955-1956
27 Newspaper clippings on petroleum exploration, 1956-1969
28 "Banks Name Directors, Announce Promotions," Beaumont Enterprise, 1959 January 14
29 Map of Gilbert's Ranch, Flyer ranching equipment "Hawley Extra", Map showing estimate of rice land in T & N.O. Section #87, north of Taylor's Bayou Woods, 1925 January; 1929 Spring; 1931
30 Oil City Tractor News, 1955
31 Newspaper clippings on ranching and the Gilbert Ranch, 1957-1981
32 Newspaper clippings on the Gilbert Ranch Barbeque, 1941-1954
33 Broadside, "Texas School Lands Coming on the Market from January 1 to June 30, 1913," General Land Office, Austin, Texas,
34 Pearl Street Hotel Corporation stock, 1927
35 Penman Iron and Steel Works bond, 1902
Box Folder
197 1 Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, Beaumonter, 1955 June
2 Beaumont Yacht Club bylaws, 1929
3 Lamar Ramblers, broadside, 1948
4 Rotary Club of Beaumont, "A Declaration of War by the Unarmed Forces of the United States of America", 1929
5 Town Club, "First Annual Frontier Stag Party", circa 1950
6 John N. Gilbert personal financial records, 1902-1903
7 John N. Gilbert personal financial records, 1904-1905
8 Inventory of John N. Gilbert's property[?], 1914
9 Map, "Section No. 59 T & N.O.R.R. Jefferson County, owned by John N. Gilbert and G. W. Pipkin," undated
10 Map showing holdings of J. N. Gilbert et al, undated
11 Editorial on the death of John N. Gilbert, Beaumont Enterprise, 1924 June 7
12 John N. Gilbert estate, real estate inventory, 1941 June 30
13 Laura A. Gilbert estate, 1942
14 W. C. Gilbert sketch of a boat by E. H. Graves of Lake Charles, resolutions on the death of Gilbert from Nona Mills Co., Ltd., Nona Mills Company, circa 1930; 1958
15 Elizabeth Bassette Fortune, Certificat d'etudes francaises de Universite de Neuchatel, 1913 July 8
16 Elizabeth Bassette Fortune, "Society - Beaumont Country Club," Beaumont Enterprise, 1926 December 12
17 Elizabeth Gilbert Fortune, "Miss Elizabeth Gilbert," ; "Junior League's Eighth Annual Spindletop Charity Horse Show," Beaumont Journal, 1939 July 301956 April 27
18 "Their Lives in Art: The Splendid Italo-American Style of Marco and Cristina Grassi," WH, 1991 May 27 - June 3
19 Candee Wild: "Youths to Ride Sunday in Tyrrell Park Show to Benefit Polio Fund," circa 1950
20 W. C. Gilbert, Jr.: Drawing made while at Averill School, ; Certificate from Episcopal High School in Virginia, ; Chart, "Army Areas: A Troop Information Program Map," ; University of California diploma, ; Newspaper article, "Dome on the Range" (about geodesic houses), Midland Reporter-Telegram, ; floor plans for geodesic houses, 1933 February1941 June 41946 June19511980 August 241980
21 "Address of John H. Broocks," circa 1912
22 Newspaper clipping, "In the Long Ago, Told by Maj. A. J. Burleson," (discusses the Gilbert family), Kosse Cyclone, 1927 December 8
23 Gilbert Coat of Arms, 1979
24 Certificate of a translated copy of "The application of Josiah Wilbarger to the Commissioner of the Mexican Government for one league of land existing in the Spanish Archives" of the General Land Office, original made in ; copy made in 18321935
25 Marriage certificate of Frederick H. Bassette and Margaret Anderson, Algiers, Louisiana, 1866
26 Lena Candee Bassette, Daughters of the American Revolution certificate, 1902
27 Buell B. Bassette, diploma from West Point, 1893
28 Buell B. Bassette, commission as second lieutenant, U.S. infantry, 1893
Box Oimagefolder
198 1 Portrait of an unknown man [Nona Mills executive?], with stamp of Vernon Studio, circa 1940
2 Three photographs: M and M Air Service biplane with caption "planting clover Gilbert Ranch 1947"; aerial view of Gilbert Ranch; and aerial view of Gilbert Ranch showing cattle and Gilbert Barn, 1947
3 Portrait of Lyn F. Gilbert, circa 1915
4 Photograph of W. C. Gilbert at railway station at Nacogdoches, ; Portrait of W. C. Gilbert, ; Pen and ink portrait of W. C. Gilbert by John E. Allyn, 1904circa 1915undated
5 Photograph of W. C. Gilbert and Elizabeth Bassette Gilbert in a boat, ; Elizabeth Bassette Gilbert in a boat, circa 1950circa 1950
6 Photographs: 2nd platoon, Co. D, 128th Battalion TD TB, San Antonio, Texas, ; W. C. Gilbert, Jr., is in both of these photographs 1945
7 Group photograph of Kappa Sigma fraternity, University of California at Los Angeles, 1948
8 Photograph of W. C. Gilbert and others on a small boat, 1950
9 Photograph of W. C. Gilbert in a small boat, circa 1970
10 Portrait of W. C. Gilbert, circa 1975
11 Portrait of Betty Duerese, circa 1970
12 Portrait of Dillard A. Keith, 1942
13 Caricature of Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson, circa 1965
14 Photograph of Charles Steadman family, inscribed, "The house where Lena Candee Bassete was born in , in Oran, New York 1872
15 Bassete family reunion, circa 1915
16 Hilon Willard Sawyer, circa 1955
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4 1 Plant of the Nona Mills Company Limited, Leesville, Louisiana, circa 1910
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1 Framed picture of the Gilbert and Blanchette Buildings (27 x 34 inches), circa 1910