This collection contains the papers of bankers and businessmen Barron Jacobs (1843-1936) and Lionel Jacobs (1841-1922) of
Tucson and Tombstone, Arizona,
and their family, including correspondence of the Jacobs brothers and their mercantile and banking operations; family letters;
Key figures in the banking history of Tucson and Tombstone, Barron and Lionel Jacobs
initially began their financial careers as merchants and suppliers. In 1867 they
partnered with their father, Mark Israel Jacobs, to expand the family’s mercantile
business, the Mark I. Jacobs Company, from San Bernardino to Tucson. Mark Jacobs was
a Polish-born Jew who worked as a men’s clothing retailer in England before moving
his family to California, settling first in San Diego in the 1850s and later in San
Bernardino and San Francisco. Lionel (1841-1922) and Barron (1843-1936) were his two
oldest sons and eventually became the patriarchs of the Barron family.
3,184 items in 9 boxes
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