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Webb (Thompson) Papers
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A collection of personal, professional, and business papers of Thompson Webb, California educator and founder of the Webb School in Claremont, California.
Richard Thompson Webb (1887-1975) was a California educator and founder of the Webb School in Claremont, California; he was the son of educator and U.S. Senator William Robert ("Sawney") Webb (1842-1926). In June 1915 he married Vivian Louise Howell; the couple had four sons: Richard Thompson Webb, Robert Howell Webb, William Robert Webb, and Joseph Lambuth Webb. Thompson Webb taught at the Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tennessee founded by his father before he moved with his family to California in 1922. He served as headmaster of the Webb School in Claremont, California, until his retirement in 1962; he was active in community and educational affairs and retained an interest in ranching, agricultural projects, rural planning, and irrigation projects until his death in 1975. The name "Richard Thompson Webb" was legally changed to "Thompson Webb" by both father and son.
27.1 Linear Feet (65 boxes, 1 volume)
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