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Gilbert Hillhouse Boggs Memorial Speech

 Collection — Box: Multi
Identifier: MF010

  • Staff Only


This collection contains two copies of a memorial speech given on the death of Georgia Tech chemistry professor, Gilbert Hillhouse Boggs, in 1941.


  • 1941

Physical Description

(one archival folder)

Restrictions: Access


Restrictions: Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


0.05 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

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.

Biography of Gilbert Hillhouse Boggs

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.

Other Finding Aids

A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.


Accession #2001.132.

Physical Description

(one archival folder)

Processing Information

Jody Lloyd Thompson described this item in 2002.

Inventory of the Gilbert Hillhouse Boggs Memorial Speech, 1941 MF010
Finding aid prepared by Jody Lloyd Thompson
Copyright 2002.
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Finding Aid Updated Using Rlg Best Practice Guidelines For Encoded Archival Description
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Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

Georgia Institute of Technology
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Atlanta 30332-0900 USA