Gibbs Family Papers, 1762-1918

Summary Information

Title: Gibbs Family Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1762-1918

Creator:
  • Gibbs Family
Call Number: U.S. Mss Y; Micro 1117; PH 3696; PH 3697

Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (3 archives boxes and 1 flat box), 3 reels of microfilm (35mm), 11 photographs, and 50 drawings

Repository:
Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Abstract:
Papers of the Gibbs family of Rhode Island and Connecticut, consisting of chronological family and business correspondence for several members of the family, including George Gibbs (II, III, IV, V), Laura Wolcott Gibbs, Oliver Wolcott (her father), and Oliver Wolcott Gibbs. For George Gibbs III there is correspondence and business papers concerning his trip to China in 1796, a collection of minerals sold to Yale University, and family affairs. For George IV, ethnologist and geologist, there is correspondence on scientific concerns, social and economic conditions of Oregon and Washington Territory at the time of the gold rush; political letters discussing important men and events of the day and the Mexican and Civil wars, photographs and drawings, and various reports to George B. McClellan on the geological and ethnographic character of Washington Territory. From scientist Oliver Wolcott Gibbs there are letters to his family and friend William H. Channing concerning European scientists of the period and the political unrest which led to the Revolution of 1848. For George Gibbs V there is a 1918 diary concerning his work in Russia with the Railroad Commission.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-us00000y
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