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William Gibbons Collection

Identifier: MG-349

This collection includes correspondence addressed to William Gibbons, a Philadelphia jeweler. This includes correspondence with various companies as well as individuals in regards to orders & designs, repair & service, billing information, clock and watch inventories, and more.

The various companies included in this collection of correspondence include watch & clock companies, silver companies, storage companies, and more.


  • 1931 - 1944
  • Majority of material found within [ 1931-1941]


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Use

These records are open to researchers for personal or scholarly research. Most of the records in the collection are available for photocopy, depending on the preservation needs of the material as well as other variables not specified here. Researchers, however, are responsible for obtaining copyright permission to use materials and documents. These records are part of the permanent collection in the archives of the Library & Research Center of the National Watch and Clock Museum and researchers are required to comply with the Archive Rules when using the collection.


.5 Linear Feet (1 box)


This collection is arranged alphabetically based on the original arrangement of the items. The original alphabetizing order of the collection has been retained. This means that items that might otherwize be alphabetized in a different fashion, show up as they do here. For example, The Pennsylvania Museum seems to have been originally sorted under 'A' for Art, and is thus in the 'A' folder. 40th and Market Streets Business Association was sorted under "F' instead of the number 40, and is thus in the 'F' folder. As this seems to be part of the orginial order, these discrepencies have been retained.


William Gibbons
Kate Van Riper, Archivist
Autumn 2017
Description rules

Repository Details

Part of the NAWCC Library and Research Center Archives Repository

514 Poplar St
Columbia PA 17512