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Gibbs Brothers Account Book, 1854-1855 | SHSU Special Collections & University Archives

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Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: The collection consists of a handwritten business ledger used to record daily transactions and notes relating to Gibbs Brothers business.  The pages of the ledger are unbound and arranged chronologically.

Subjects: Gibbs Brothers and Company, Huntsville (Tex.) - History, Walker County (Tex.)

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Gibbs Brothers Account Book was used to record daily transactions from December 1854 through February 1855.  The ledger is unbound and in very fragile condition.  The book was donated to the Texas Room of the Estill Library, Sam Houston State Teachers College, by Dr. J.L. Clark on April 3, 1962.  See also the Gibbs Family Papers.

Collection Historical Note

Sanford Gibbs and his brother Thomas Gibbs established an early mercantile business in Huntsville, Texas in the 1840s.  Their business grew into Gibbs National Bank which later became the First National Bank of Huntsville.  The Gibbs family also owns and operates Gibbs Brothers & Company which deals with land, timber, and minerals in and around Walker County.

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Gibbs Brothers and Company
Huntsville (Tex.) - History
Walker County (Tex.)

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Repository: SHSU Special Collections & University Archives

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Preferred Citation: Gibbs Brothers Account Book. SHSU Special Collections, Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.


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Handwritten business ledger used to record daily transactions and notes relating to Gibbs Brothers business.


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