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Jacobs Brothers Papers: Finding Aid
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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; and financial documents.
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.
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