Preliminary Guide to the George P. and Mary Tebbetts Memorial Collection

Preliminary arrangement and description by D. Tambo
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Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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Preliminary Guide to the George P. and Mary Tebbetts Memorial Collection, ca. 1830s-1950s

Collection number: Wyles Mss 15

Department of Special Collections

Davidson Library

University of California, Santa Barbara
Processed by:
Preliminary arrangement and description by D. Tambo
Date Completed:
May 1, 2006
Encoded by:
A. Demeter
© 2011 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: George P. and Mary Tebbetts Memorial Collection
Dates: ca. 1830s-1950s
Collection number: Wyles Mss 15
Creator: Tebbetts, Nathan A.
Collection Size: 6 linear feet (2 boxes, 3 oversize boxes, 1 map cabinet folder, 3 revolvers, 2 chests).
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Abstract: Manuscripts, including three diaries, 1856, 1863, 1866, correspondence, photographs, ledgers/account books, scrapbooks, newspapers (incl. 1883-1885 Santa Barbara Daily Independent), papers and documents from the San Francisco Examiner. Also, tape and partial transcript of recording by Nathan A. Tebbetts. Artifacts, including three Colt revolvers, one framed oil painting and two wooden chests, apparently made at the Anna Blake School, in Santa Barbara. Also numerous books, mostly 19th century, cataloged separately. Also nine b/w photos of dirigibles, mostly above San Francisco, including one of Graf Zeppelin.
Physical location: Del Sur (2 boxes); Del Sur Oversize (3 boxes); Wyles Map Cabinet 1/3 (1 folder); Vault (revolvers); Annex (2 chests).
Languages: English

Access Restrictions

None. Some materials stored off-site; advance notice required for retrieval.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

George P. and Mary Tebbetts Memorial Collection. Wyles Mss 15. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Biography

The Tebbetts were newspaper people, with close links to Thomas A. Storke (Santa Barbara News-Press). Despite the title of the collection, much of material relates to Nathan A. Tebbetts' life. NAT grew up in Santa Barbara, but worked with the San Francisco Examiner for many years, mostly re resort advertising. His father, George P. Tebbetts, founded the SB Daily and Weekly Independent, and the collection includes financial records of the paper in the 1880s and 1890s.

Acquisition Information

Donation by son, Nathan A. Tebbetts, 1968; additions from his wife, Alice Tebbetts, 1978-1979.

Scope and Content Notes

The collection contains manuscripts, including three diaries, 1856, 1863, 1866, correspondence, photographs, ledgers/account books, scrapbooks, newspapers (include 1883-1885 Santa Barbara Daily Independent), papers and documents from the San Francisco Examiner, and a tape and partial transcript of a recording by Nathan A. Tebbetts. Also nine b/w photos of dirigibles, mostly above San Francisco, including one of the Graf Zeppelin. Artifacts include three Colt revolvers, one framed oil painting, and two wooden chests, apparently made at the Anna Blake School.
There also are numerous books from the collection, mainly 19th century works relating to California. These have been cataloged individually and can be searched on Pegasus, the UCSB Libraries online catalog. Newspapers have been separated to the Special Collections newspaper shelves.
No detailed container list presently is available.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Tebbetts, Nathan A.
Tebbetts, George P.
Daily Independent (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
Examiner (San Francisco, Calif.)