T.D. Boal papers, 1828-1935

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Collection Overview

Title:
T.D. Boal papers
Dates (Inclusive):
1828-1935
Creator:
Boal, T.D.
Abstract:
The T. D. Boal papers consist of a series of business, military, local history, political and personal papers.
Collection Number:
1446
Size:
7 Cubic feet
Repository:
Special Collections Library. Pennsylvania State University.
Languages:
English

Biographical or Historical Note

Theodore Davis Boal, the son of George Jack Boal and Malvina Davis, was born in Iowa in June of 1867. Because of his mother's ill health, the young Boal was raised by the Davis family. He was graduated from the University of Iowa in 1890 and continued his studies in architecture in Paris and Rome. Colonel Boal won the French Croix de Guerre with gilt star for his military engagements between the Marne and Vesle Rivers and in the Argonne forest. The husband of Mathilde de Lagarde Boal and father of Pierre de Lagarde Boal, Colonel Boal died August 22, 1938 and is buried with his son in the vault of the Christopher Columbus Chapel in Boalsburg, PA.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Restrictions, where applicable, are noted at the series, subseries, or file levels.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], T.D. Boal papers, HCLA 1446, Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections staff.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Boal, T.D.

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General note

The T. D. Boal papers consist of a series of business, military, local history, political and personal papers, ranging from 1828-1935. Mr. Boal's business papers concern matters of the Boalsburg family estate, Arapahoe Realty, the Boalsburg Autobus company (1919-1934) , the Boalsburg Electric Company (1915-1932), the Boalsburg Water Company (1903-1929), the First National Bank (1915-1971) and specific individuals, arranged alphabetically by name. Various military papers, arranged alphabetically by subject, concern Colonel Boal's experience with the 28th Pennsylvania division in France in World War I and also include letters, diaries, scrapbooks, photographs, clippings and maps regarding the Pennsylvania National Guard, the Mexican punitive expedition of 1916, the Sargasso mission, key military persons and Boal ancestors. Mr. Boal's personal correspondence includes organizations, societies and political matters as well as letters from family members David Boal, Cecile de Lagarde, Malvina Boal, Mathilde de Lagarde and her son Pierre de Lagarde Boal, and T. M. (Theodore Montgomery) Davis. Passports are also among the personal ephemera. The collection also features local history material concerning the Aaronsburg General Store Mill: an account book dated 1828-1855, a daybook from 1847-1888, six ledgers ranging from 1856-1895 [incomplete], a meat market ledger, 1890-91 and a saw mill account book 1855-1894.

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