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Finding Aid for the Clinton Bill Glasgow, Jr., Collection

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Finding Aid for the Clinton Bill Glasgow, Jr., Collection, 1838-2001

Profile Description

Creation: 2012 August 18. Encoded in Exchanger XML Editor by Tyrrell Historical Library staff.

Descriptive Summary

Repository:Tyrrell Historical Library, Beaumont Public Libraries, 695 Pearl St, Beaumont, TX 77701
Creator:Glasgow, Clinton Bill, Jr., 1917-1995.
Title:Clinton Bill Glasgow Collection
Extent:4 boxes at approximately 1.94 cubic feet.
Abstract:This small collection includes fifty-six photographs of Dodge trucks sold by the Jackson Motor Company in Beaumont, Texas, with logos of local area businesses painted on them. Some of the businesses displayed on the trucks are for bakeries, coffee companies, feed companies, the fire department, florists, funeral homes, furniture companies, grocery stores, hardware stores, ice companies, lumber companies, newspaper companies, office suppliers, oil companies, plumbers, and tobacco companies during the time period from 1926 to 1939. Also included in this collection are six photographs of a Beaumont flood that occurred on the night of May 17, 1923, a photo album of Rebecca Marble's collected portraits, 1830-1890, Jefferson and Harris County legal papers, 1838-1943, and the papers of A. J. Tevis, Nancy Tevis Hutchinson, John W. Bergin, and V. Wiess..
Language:Materials are in English.

Organization of Collection

This collection is organized into 9 series.

Scope and Content Note

This collection includes Civil War era papers and receipts, and items pertaining to Beaumonter Andrew J. Tevis' position(s) as Jefferson County Sheriff, Deputy U.S. Marshal, and Beaumont, Texas, Postmaster, including his attempt to collect payment from the United States Government after the end of the Civil War for mail he delivered in 1861. This collection includes some of the earliest legal papers and receipts produced in Jefferson and Harris County, Texas. It also includes vintage truck and bus photographs (1926-1939) of some of Beaumont's most prominent businesses.

Biographical Note

Clinton Bill Glasgow, Jr. (1917-1995), son of Clinton Bill Glasgow (1888-1949) and Flossie Fields Glasgow (1891-1974), was born January 8, 1917, in Jefferson County, Texas. Clinton Bill Glasgow, Sr., was born in Illinois and in 1900 was living with his widowed mother and siblings in Bee County, Texas. Ten years later, he and his mother had made their way to Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas, and at this time he was employed by a private family as a chauffeur at the age of 22. The Jefferson County, Texas, marriage index on microfilm lists the union of Clinton B. Glasgow and Miss Flossie M. Fields in 1913. In 1918, Glasgow, Sr., is listed in Morrison & Fourmy's Beaumont City Directory without his spouse or children, and in the 1920 United States Census, he and his spouse with two children are located in Beaumont on McFadden Avenue. At this time, Clinton B. Glasgow, Sr., was also employed by a private family as chauffeur. By 1927, Glasgow, Sr., gained employment with the Jackson Motor Company as a salesman, and later city directories list several companies for which he was employed as salesperson or manager.

C. Bill Glasgow, Jr., married Mary Anna, and is listed in the city directories as president of the Texas Storage Company of Beaumont, Texas, from 1950-1979. The Texas Storage Company was incorporated in 1922 with S. G. Epstein as president. Located at 656 Neches Street, they advertised crating, shipping, storage and packing for local and long distance moving. The 1927-1928 Beaumont city directory lists Orren Mathews as Texas Storage Company president. Then in 1950, Clinton B. Glasgow became its president with his wife, Mary Anna, as secretary-treasurer.

Index Terms

Beaumont, John A.
Bergin, O. M.
Gilbert, W. F.
Gould, Cora Elizabeth Tevis
Hutchinson, Nancy Tevis
Johnson, Cave
Langham, Thomas H.
O'Brien, George W.
Ogden, E. C.
Parker, William E.
Pevito, Joseph
Tevis, Andrew J.
Wiess, Valentine
A. W. & E. P. Clegg (Galveston, Tex.)
Ball, Hutchings & Company, Bankers (Galveston, Tex.)
Barker's Morning Glory Bread (Jefferson County, Tex.)
Beaumont Floral Company and Gift Shop (Jefferson County, Tex.)
Butter-Nut Bread (Jefferson County, Tex.)
Carter Lumber Company (Jefferson County, Tex.)
Coburn Company's Plumbing Repair (Jefferson County, Tex.)
Crystal Ice (Jefferson County, Tex.)
Dairy Maid Ice Cream (Jefferson County, Tex.)
Dorfman's Department Store (Jefferson County, Tex.)
E. Conway Broun Company (Jefferson County, Tex.)
E. H. Cushing (Houston, Tex.)
Eastern Texas Electric Company (Jefferson County, Tex.)
Enterprise Company (Beaumont, Tex.)
George L. Porter Wholesale Grocer (Houston, Tex.)
Gulf Cigar & Tobacco Company (Jefferson County, Tex.)
Gulf States Utilities (Jefferson County, Tex.)
Hoo Hoo Club International (Beaumont, Tex.)
Humble Oil & Refining (Jefferson County, Tex.)
J. N. Taub & Sons (Jefferson County, Tex.)
Josey Miller Company Feeds (Jefferson County, Tex.)
Kidd-Russ Trunk & Bag Company (Jefferson County, Tex.)
Koch Flower Shop (Jefferson County, Tex.)
Liberty Bakery Company (Jefferson County, Tex.)
Longe's Coffee (Jefferson County, Tex.)
Lutch Stark Boys, Inc. (Orange, Tex.)
Mobil (Jefferson County, Tex.)
Moody & Jemison (Galveston, Tex.)
Nederland Bakery (Jefferson County, Tex.)
Orleans Dry Goods Company (Jefferson County, Tex.)
Parigi's Market Grocery (Jefferson County, Tex.)
Pierce Arrow Freight Line
Pipkin & Broulin Company (Jefferson County, Tex.)
Planters & Mechanics National Bank (Houston, Tex.)
Pure Products Company (Jefferson County, Tex.)
Purina Chows, Aronson Brothers Feed Department (Jefferson County, Tex.)
R. M. Thorpe & Company (Jefferson County, Tex.)
Rosenthals (Jefferson County, Tex.)
Royal Market & Grocery (Jefferson County, Tex.)
Ryder Furniture & Carpet Company (Jefferson County, Tex.)
Scharff Brother Flour (St. Louis, Mo.)
Standard Office Supply Company (Beaumont, Tex.)
T. S. Reed Grocery Company (Jefferson County, Tex.)
T. W. House, Banker (Houston, Tex.)
Taylor Manufacturing Company (St. Louis, Mo.)
Texaco (Jefferson County, Tex.)
Texas Coffee Company Wholesale (Jefferson County, Tex.)
Tyrrell Hardware Company (Jefferson County, Tex.)
Ullman, Lewis & Company (Houston, Tex.)
Union City Transfer
Walker & Dean Commission Merchants (Galveston, Tex.)
Z. J. Bahlman Feed Company (Jefferson County, Tex.)
Archives - Jefferson County (Tex.) records
Buses - Eastern Texas Electric Company (Beaumont, Tex.)
Periodicals - McCall's Magazine
Periodicals - The Delineator
Petroleum - United States - Texas - Spindletop
Retail trade - Catalogs - National Cloak and Suit Company (New York, N.Y.)
Trucks - Business enterprises - Jefferson County (Tex.)
United States - History - 1861-1865, Civil War
World War, 1939-1945 - Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Beaumont (Tex.)
Galveston (Tex.)
Harris County (Tex.)
Houston (Tex.)
Jefferson County (Tex.)
Orange (Tex.)
St. Louis (Mo.)
Legal documents
Newspaper clippings
Photograph albums
Picture postcards
Postal cards


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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Item, Folder, Box, Clinton Bill Glasgow, Jr., Collection, 1838-2001, AC-257, Tyrrell Historical Library, Beaumont, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mary Anna Glasgow.

Processing Information

Processed by Tyrrell Historical Library staff.

Finding aid revised and encoded by Tyrrell Historical Library staff, 2012 August.


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