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AC095_JAMES_S_EDWARDS_PAPERSDescriptive Sheet The James S. Edwards Papers AC -095 General Type: Papers Physical Description: 18 Folders Inclusive Dates: 1910-1947 Donor: bum Edwards James S. Edwards was a prominent Beaumont businessman from 1898 until his death in 1947. Edwards was born in Ennis, Texas, and came to Beaumont in 1898. Eventually, Edwards became General Manager for the Kansas City and Southern Railroads. Edwards soon entered the Real Estate business and in 1908 formed J. S. Edwards and Company. James S. Edwards was one of five charter members of the Beaumont Rotary club. The James S. Edwards papers consist of 18 folders, containing speeches, poetry, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and miscellaneous material. Edwards made several public presentations, and his speeches provide the researcher insight into politics and issues of his day.