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Born into a prominent Franklin,Louisiana, family on 1863 July 17, Thomas Bisland Palfrey came to San Antonio in 1891 as an employee of the Galveston,Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway Co. He later moved to the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad, where he served as chief clerk until 1907. Palfrey was involved in a number of business ventures, including several banks in south-central Texas and the San Antonio Sewer Pipe and Manufacturing Co.

Correspondence, legal documents, financial documents, printed material, and photographs form the Palfrey Family Papers, documenting several members of the San Antonio family.


Thomas Bisland Palfrey, photos, correspondence

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Palfrey Family Papers, 1881-1974



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