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Gilbert Hillhouse Boggs Memorial Speech

Gilbert Hillhouse Boggs Memorial Speech

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Gilbert Hillhouse Boggs Memorial Speech
Identification: MF010
Date: 1941
Size/Quantity: 0.05 linear feet (one archival folder)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Perry, William Gilmer, 1877-1951
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:This collection contains two copies of a memorial speech given on the death of Georgia Tech chemistry professor, Gilbert Hillhouse Boggs, in 1941.

Biographical/Historical Note

Gilbert Hillhouse Boggs was born on October 2, 1875, in Memphis, Tennessee to William Ellison and Marion Brackett Alexander Boggs. His father served as Chancellor of the University of Georgia. He received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Georgia in 1896, and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1901. Boggs began his teaching career at Georgia Tech in 1903, and served on numerous student committees as a faculty representative. He was also the head of Georgia Tech's chemistry department from 1925-1935, as well as the dean of graduate courses from 1935-1940. At the time of his death, he was head of both the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Departments.

Boggs married Emily Boulton Newbold on August 24, 1904. The couple had one son, Gilbert Hillhouse Boggs, Jr. Dr. Boggs died on May 14, 1941, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains two copies of a memorial speech given on the death of Georgia Tech professor, Gilbert Hillhouse Boggs. During his funeral services, the entire student body gathered on Grant Field to hear this tribute. As one copy of the speech bears the handwritten name W.G. Perry, the speech may have been given by William Gilmer Perry, then Dean of General Studies at Georgia Tech.

Index Terms

Boggs, Gilbert Hillhouse, 1875-1941
Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Chemical Engineering.
Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Chemistry.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Gilbert Hillhouse Boggs Memorial Speech, Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


Accession #2001.132.

Processing Information

Jody Lloyd Thompson described this item in 2002.

Revisions to Finding Aid

September 2005:
  • Finding aid converted from Encoded Archival Description Version 1.0 to Version 2002.

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