Gibbes, Robert W. (Robert Wilson), 1809-1866Alternative names
Physician and chemist of Charleston and Columbia, S. C.
From the description of Papers, 1851 and undated. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35074207
Physician, author, publisher, and newspaper editor of Columbia, S.C.; native of Charleston, S.C.; son of William Hasell Gibbes, a Charleston lawyer; graduate of South Carolina College and the Medical College of the State of South Carolina, Gibbes purchased a medical practice in Columbia during 1830s; Gibbes also owned a textile mill, and was well known for his art collection and his studies of geology and paleontology; he lost his home including its art, mineral, and fossil collections in the burning of Columbia in 1865; as husband of Carolina Elizabeth Guignard, Gibbes had twelve children and died in Oct. 1866.
Maintained memberships in following organizations: American Association for the Advancement of Science; the New York, Georgia, and Pennsylvania Histical Societies; National Institute, Washington, D.C.; Royal Society of Northern Antiquarians of Copenhagen of the Acadademy of Natural Science, Philadelphia; Boston Society of Natural History; Lyceum of Natural History of New-York; the National Academy of Design of New-York; and others.
From the description of Robert W. Gibbes papers, 1803 - 1931; bulk, (1803-1873). (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 49302404
- African Americans
- Plantation management
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate
- South Carolina--Politics and government--1775-1865
- French spoliation claims
- South Carolina--History--Civil War--1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate
- Medical care
- Columbia (S.C.) (as recorded)
- United States (as recorded)
- Italy (as recorded)
- South Carolina--Columbia (as recorded)
- Cuba (as recorded)
- South Carolina (as recorded)
- South Carolina--Richland County (as recorded)