MS 7173 George J. Gibbs Letterbook

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7173
Creators:
Gibbs, George J. (George Judson), approximately 1833-
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887
Evans, John
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878
Hutchings
Inglis, W.R.
Lefroy, J.H.
Musgrave, Sir Anthony
Dates:
1874-1878
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
1 Book
300 Pages
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Copies of correspondence between George J. Gibbs and others on a variety of topics, especially anthropological, ornithological, and geneological. Included is corresponsence with Spencer Baird and Joseph Henry of the Smithsonian Institution; John Evans; Joseph Hutchings; W.R. Inglis, "late" president of the Turks and Caicos Islands; J.H. Lefroy, "fomer" governor of Bermuda; Sir Anthony Musgrage, governor of Jamaica; and Joseph Hutchings. Also included are photographs of Baird, Evans, Hutchings, Inglis, Lefroy, and Musgrave; a copy of James Smithson's will; sketches of artifacts; geneological information regarding the original colonists of the Bermudas, and excerpts from other sources.

Arrangement
Arrangement
chronological

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Virtually no biographical information is available. From the text, a birthdate for George J. Gibbs of ca. 1833 has been deduced. In the manuscript, Gibbs states that his father was the Honorable George Gibbs "of these islands" and that his uncle was William H. Gibbs who died ca. 1876. G.J. Gibbs lived on Grand Turk Island of the British West Indies, at that time a Jamaican dependency, was married, and had children (number unknown). According to the text, he became an invalid due to an illness ca. 1875.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
B.G.E. St.Aubyn, Windsor House, Cayman Islands, British West Indies gift July, 1973 74-1

Local Note
Local Note
Date of birth determined by extrapolation from text: on page 286, 1878, Gibbs says that for 42 years he knew no illness, but "three years ago" [1875] he became ill from exposure on a hunting trip and has ever since been an invalid. [1875 - 42 years = 1833, hypothetical birth date.]

Other Title
Other Title
"A correspondence relative to Ancient Stone Implements etc., etc. between George J. Gibbs of Grand Turk and Caicos Islands, W.I. and John Evans Esquire F.R.S. & F.S.A., Honorary Secretary of the Geological and Numismatic Societies of London etc., etc. (the author of a work established in London in the year 1872 entitled ʻAncient Stone Implements, etc. of Great Britainʼ) also with Joseph Henry Esquire Secretary and Diretor of the Smithsonian Intitute and of the National Museum of the United States of America at Washington, D.C. and with other partners on various subjects."

Using the Collection
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
8.5"x13" bound
Citation
Manuscript 7173, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Archaeology -- Stone tools -- West Indies Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anthropology -- Indians -- Americas -- West Indies Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Natural history -- Ornithology -- West Indies Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Social history -- geneology -- Bermuda -- West Indies -- England Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Language and languages -- Documentation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Letters Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithson, James, 1765-1829 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Evans, John Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hutchings, Joseph F. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inglis, W.R. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lefroy, J.H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Musgrave, Sir Anthony Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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Suitland 20746
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