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AC237_LUM_AND_MARTIN_EDWARDS_COLLECTIONTYRRELL HISTORICAL LIBRARY AC -237 Loan and Martin Edwards Collection Dates: 1850s-1974 (Content: 1630-1974) Description The Cum and Martin Edwards Collection consists of a 1931 estate agreement known as the Caswell Trust. This trust agreement was executed for the benefit of W.H. Burges, Seawillow Caswell Keith, Emma Caswell Chamberlain, Sadie Caswell Wiess, and Ruth Bucklin Caswell. These members were pioneer families of Beaumont and descendants of Robert Kidd (1774- 1890). Mr. James S. Edwards was the nephew of Sadie Caswell Wiess (1872-1945). He and his son, Cum Edwards (1904-1960), were named trustees. James S. Edwards (1877-1947), was a prominent businessman involved in local church and fraternal affairs. In 1911 he organized the J.S. Edwards Insurance and Real Estate Company. Edwards' son, Cum Edwards (1904-1960), joined the firm and was responsible for some of the city's largest real estate transactions. The Caswell Trust was current until the death of its final member Seawillow Caswell Keith in 1949. The Caswell Trust was terminated in 1950 when its executors Cum Edwards and William C. Keith were released from their administrative duties. Scope and Content The Cum and Martin Edwards Collection consists of 216 volumes in the folder stage and contains two (2) cubic feet of papers which includes photographs, correspondence, legal documents, printed materials, and publications. No Restrictions Apply. Processed by Joe Walker, December 1995