Gustav Pape Collection

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US TxAM-C 1262

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Gustav Pape Collection


  • 1901-1925; undated (Creation)


1 box

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Gustav Hermann Pape was born near Hanover, Germany in 1881. His family later moved to Brenham, TX. Gustav Hermann Pape graduated from Texas A&M College with a BS in Civil Engineering in 1904. He spent six years in West Africa introducing cotton growing on behalf of German Textile firms. Gustav H. Pape started a cotton firm of Wilson, Nabors & Pape in Waco, TX. Pape also co-owned cotton firms in Germany with Mr. Williams. Gustav Hermann Pape married Eleanor Fay (Nell) Jurney of Waco, TX in 1912. Gustav H. Pape retired in 1951.

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This collection contains documents pertaining to Gustav H. Pape's life including photographs, correspondence, biography, and other personal items.

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  • English
  • German

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Finding Aid Authors: Jenny Reibenspies.

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