A collection of personal, professional,
and business papers of Thompson Webb, California educator and founder of the Webb School in
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.
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