T. Gillette Tilford Essays, 1957-1983 | East Texas Research Center
By Natasha McClanahan, 1992
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T. Gillette Tilford, son of Tilden and Rowena Mettenheimer Tilford, was born July 2, 1902, in Houston, Texas. Tilford was married to Jewel Norwood Tilford, who died in 1983. For a number of years, Tilford wrote a column for the Sunday Sentinel entitled "Out of My Mind." He was the first president of the Bonita Grocery Company and owned the Nacogdoches County Lumber Company. He was also a member of the Mensa Society. Tilford died in Nacogdoches on August 15, 1989.
(Obituary, "Gillette T. Tilford." Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel 16 August 1989, p. A6).
Browse by Box:
- Box 1
- Folder 1
- Pamphlets entitled "Common Sense and Integration" by T. G. Tilford. based on an address to the Nacogdoches Rotary Club, October 1, 1957 and February 20, 1958. 2 items.
- Folder 2
- Address by T. G. Tilford to Nacogdoches Altrusa Club, entitled "Abraham Lincoln - Fact or Myth," February 18, 1965. 1 item.
- Folder 3
- Address by T. G. Tilford entitled "Some Slender, Precarious Threads of American Destiny," April 1975. 1 item.
- Scrapbook 1
- "Out of My Mind" opinion columns from the Sunday Sentinel, written by T. Gillette Tilford, 1979.
- Scrapbook 2
- "Out of My Mind" opinion columns from the Sunday Sentinel, written by T. Gillette Tilford, 1980.
- Scrapbook 3
- "Out of My Mind" opinion columns from the Sunday Sentinel, written by T. Gillette Tilford, 1981. Also contains a letter in response to a column and newspaper clippings about Tilford and his wife, 1978-1983.