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Register of the Gillis Family Papers, 1809-1888
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Gillis Family Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1809-1888
    Collection number: Mss100
    Creator:
    Extent: 0.3 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Gillis Family Papers, Mss100, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Access Points

    personal name

    Gillis, Robert

    personal name

    Gillis, Thomas (d. 1846)

    personal name

    Gillis, David T. (d. 1888)

    personal name

    Carter, Joseph

    personal name

    Mathews, Alexander

    personal name

    Mathews, Hannah

    personal name

    Larkin, John

    personal name

    Carter, Ann

    personal name

    Haynes, Francis L.

    subject

    Voyages to the Pacific coast

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    Agriculture -California -San Joaquin County

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    Wheat -Harvesting -Technological innovations

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    San Joaquin County (Calif.) -History -Sources

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    Kinsman (Ohio) -History -Sources

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    Humboldt County (Ohio) -History -Sources

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    Mercer County (Pa.) -History -Sources

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    Inventors -California -San Joaquin County

    Biography

    The Thomas and John Gillis families lived in Kinsman, Trumbull County, Ohio from as early as 1809. Thomas' son David T. came via Panama to California (1852). David T. Gillis settled in northern San Joaquin County where he farmed wheat until his death (1888). Gillis patented a grain header in 1874.

    Scope and Content

    The Gillis Family Papers consists of documents relating to the lives of various members of the family in Ohio. The collection also includes David T. Gillis' diary of his voyage to California (1852) and his patent for a grain header (1874).