Register of the Bion Samuel Gregory papers

Finding aid prepared by John R. Payne and Hoover Institution Archives Staff.
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Title: Bion Samuel Gregory papers
Date (inclusive): 1881-2004
Collection Number: 2005C66
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: In English and Spanish.
Physical Description: 22 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 9 linear feet (18.5 linear feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, business records, printed matter, photographs, and maps, relating to American business investment in Mexico.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Gregory, Bion Samuel, 1870-1938.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bion Samuel Gregory papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2005.

Accruals

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Biographical/Historical Note

Bion S. Gregory was a lawyer, businessman and land agent. Born in 1873 in Muscatine, Iowa, he died 1938 in San Francisco, California. Admitted to the practice law in 1891 by the California Supreme Court, he graduated 1893 from Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. Gregory operated the Bion S. Gregory Company in Honolulu, Hawaii, dealing in construction and household supplies from 1897 to 1904. From 1905 to 1915 Gregory served as a land agent and landowner in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, in the states of Oaxaca and Chiapas, Mexico. Returning returning to San Francisco,he was known as an authority on mechanics liens and other legal forms. Gregory passed away in 1939.
Source: Bion Samuel Gregory Obituary, San Francisco Examiner, January 2, 1939.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Bion S. Gregory Papers include personal account books, business records, legal records, correspondence, printed materials, maps, photographs, and subject files. Most of the documentation relates to activities in Mexico. Included are correspondence and legal documents relating to properties in Mexico, particularly the management and retention of his plantation on Majagual [2 cubic feet]. Parcel maps in the states of Oaxaca and Chiapas, railroad maps [128 items]; photographs dating from 1890-1940. Approximately 300 photographs are of Mexico, including negatives, others are of family members; subject files mostly relate to agriculture, politics, religion and sights in Mexico. Calendars date from 1892-1893, 1907-1915, 193 7. Certificates include marriage, fraternal, memorial of son Milton Merle who died during World War II, among others. Printed materials consist of promotional material of various land companies in Mexico.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Investments, American--Mexico.
Mexico--Economic conditions.