T. Gillette Tilford Essays, 1957-1983 | East Texas Research Center

By Natasha McClanahan, 1992

Collection Overview

Title: T. Gillette Tilford Essays, 1957-1983Add to your cart.

ID: A/150

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet

Subjects: Journalists -- Texas -- Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches (Tex.) -- History -- Sources, Scrapbooks -- Texas -- Nacogdoches, Tilford, T. Gillette, 1902-1989 -- Written works


Businessman of Nacogdoches, Texas. Essays, pamphlets, and scrapbooks containing Tilford's column, "Out of My Mind," which appeared in the Sunday Sentinel (1979-1981). Also includes two addresses by Tilford.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes essays, pamphlets, and three scrapbooks containing "Out of My Mind" columns, all written by Tilford.

Collection Historical Note

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).

Subject/Index Terms

Journalists -- Texas -- Nacogdoches
Nacogdoches (Tex.) -- History -- Sources
Scrapbooks -- Texas -- Nacogdoches
Tilford, T. Gillette, 1902-1989 -- Written works

Box and Folder Listing

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"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.


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