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AC174_HARRY_POTTER_JIROU_PAPERSTyrrell Historical Library Finding Aid for the Harry Potter Jirou Papers, 1888-1949 Accession AC -174 Finding aid created by Tyrrell Historical Library staff Summary Information Title: Harry Potter Jirou Papers, 1888-1949 Creator: Jirou, Harry Potter, 1883-1947. Inclusive dates: 1888-1949. Extent: 13 folders and 1 artifact. Approximately (.93) cubic feet Abstract: This collection contains many photographs taken by Harry P. Jirou, who was a Beaumont area amateur photographer. The photographs document many early scenes of Beaumont, his personal interest in the Boy Scouts as a scout master, views of well-known landmarks in and around Beaumont, and early technological feats that took place in Beaumont. The photographs span a time period from 1888 through the 1930s. The collection also includes memorabilia and correspondence, as well as newspaper clippings commemorating events important in his life. Call number: 8-6-F; AC -174. Language: The material is in English. Repository: Tyrrell Historical Library 695 N. Pearl St Beaumont, TX 77701 Phone: 409-833-2759 Home Page: http://www.beaumontlibrary.org/tyrrell—historical—library.htm Access and Use Acquisition Information This collection was donated by Mary Katherine Jirou Davies, daughter of Harry Potter Jirou. Arrangement: This collection is organized into 13 folders and an artifact box. Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions. Copyright: The Tyrrell Historical Library does not hold copyright for many of its collections. The researcher must secure permission to publish. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the Tyrrell Historical Library. The researcher assumes full responsibility for complying with copyright, literary property rights, and libel laws. Related Material: AC -478, Three Rivers Council Boy Scouts of America Records. Separated Material: This collection has no separated material. Preferred Citation: item, folder, box, AC -174 Harry Potter Jirou Collection, Tyrrell Historical Library. Biographical/ Historical Note Harry P. Jirou (1883-1947) was a life-long resident of Beaumont, Texas. He was a certified public accountant and engaged in the real estate business. Mr. Jirou also served twelve years as executive secretary of the community chest. In addition, Mr. Jirou was an avid photographer who took many of the now historical photographs of early Spindletop. Among his many civic functions, Mr. Jirou was a prominent boy scout leader, and was one of few scout masters to receive the Scoutmaster's Key for outstanding work in all fields of scout activities. I n 1929, he was the leader of a group of sixteen scouts from Beaumont which attended the Boy Scouts International Jamboree in Birkenhead, England. Collection Scope and Content Note This collection contains Harry Potter Jirou scrapbook pages and memorabilia, a 1938 Boy Scout manual, an Eastman Kodak Company Folding Cartridge Premo camera, and photographs of Beaumont (Texas), Boy Scouting, and the Jirou / Hutchison family. It contains some of the best early Beaumont images available. Subject Terms Subjects: Airplanes—Biplane. Airplanes—Fairchild 22. Airplanes—Taylor Cub. Airports—Beaumont Municipal Airport (Beaumont, Tex.). Boy Scouts—Beaumont, Tex. Boy Scouts—International Jamboree (Birkenhead, England). Buildings—Beaumont, Tex. Camps—Camp Mabry (Manassas, Va.). Camps—Rio Frio Boys Camp (Rio Frio, Tex.). Carriages and carts. Church—Buildings (Beaumont, Tex.). City and towns—Beaumont, Tex. Fire engines—History (Beaumont, Tex.). Horses. Kodak camera—Eastman Kodak Folding Cartridge Premo. Neches River (Beaumont, Tex.). Ports—Beaumont, Tex. Railroads—Beaumont, Tex. Schools—Averill School (Beaumont, Tex.). Ships—Beaumont, Tex. Street railroads—Beaumont, Tex. Woman's Club—Beaumont, Tex. World War, 1939-1945. Persons: Bass, Brinkley (1916-1944). Carter, Daniel, National Scout Commissioner. Jirou, Harry Potter (1883-1947). Jirou, Hazel Odessa J. Hutchison (1888-1949). Webber, Frank C. Windsor, Edward David, Prince of Wales (1894-1972). Organizations: Beaumont Ice, Light, and Refrigerating Company (Beaumont, Tex.) Beaumont Furniture Company (Beaumont, Tex.). Beaumont Light Guards. Boy Scouts of America (Beaumont, Tex.). Cosby House Dining Room (Beaumont, Tex.). Edson Hotel Coffee Shop (Beaumont, Tex.). Enloe Hotel (Beaumont, Tex.). First Baptist Church (Beaumont, Tex.). Reliable Furniture Company (Beaumont, Tex.). Szafir's Bookstore (Beaumont, Tex.). United States Military. Woman's Club of Beaumont (Beaumont, Tex.). Locations: Contents List Box/ Folder Title Box Folder Title / Description 1 1 Jirou wedding memorabilia (1905). 1 2 Correspondence, 1903-1949; Poem, "Two Little Waifs of the City" (circa 1898). (1903 street car strike, Beaumont Light Guard, Company M. 3'd Texas Battalion; new street cars with description, 1903; biographical and Beaumont, Tex. Birkenhead, England. Glasgow, Scotland. Genres: Artifact (camera). Cattle brand list. Correspondence. Handbook. Newspaper. Newspaper clippings. Photograph. Picture postcard. Poem. Scrapbook, loose-leaf. Contents List Box/ Folder Title Box Folder Title / Description 1 1 Jirou wedding memorabilia (1905). 1 2 Correspondence, 1903-1949; Poem, "Two Little Waifs of the City" (circa 1898). (1903 street car strike, Beaumont Light Guard, Company M. 3'd Texas Battalion; new street cars with description, 1903; biographical and ancestral information of Hazel Hutchison Jirou; opinion results of prohibition, 1929; trip in Glasgow and the lost scouts, 1929). 1 3 Newspaper clippings, 1929-1981; Photograph, John E. Jirou (Harry Jirou's father); Manuscript, family ancestry information. (H. P. Jirou obituary, 1947; Dennis McCarthy drawing of H. P. Jirou, and boy scouts, 1933; scout trip to England, 1929; Spindletop; Don Streeter column and pants; prominent residents taken by death in 1947; Jirou family cradle; Brinkley Bass and Eli Vinock, military; Harry Jirou descendants). 1 4 Cattle brand list, Jefferson County, Texas, 1846-1909. 1 5 Newspaper images, historical, of early Beaumont and Beaumonters, 1950. (Hazel Hutchison Jirou). 1 6 Photographs, 1920-1934. (Hutchison/Jirou family and Boy Scouts). AC174-006-001 to AC174-006-041 (see Tyrrell digitized images). 1 7 Photographs, circa 1910-1936. (Beaumont Municipal Airport, 1936; flight instructor, 1936; early biplane with pilots, circa 1910). AC174-007-001 to AC174-007-004 (see Tyrrell digitized images). 1 8 Postcards and greeting card, 1916 -circa 1920s. (Daniel Carter, National Scout Commissioner, circa 1920s; Averill School, circa 1920; Boy Scout Jamboree, England, 1929; tanker at Beaumont Wharf, 1916). 1 9 Memorabilia, 1929 and 1945. (Boy Scout Jamboree ensignia and launching of U.S.S. Brinkley Bass). 1 10 Photographs, 1899 -circa 1940s. (Beaumont street scenes, 1940s; Beaumont flood scenes, 1902; frozen Keith Park fountain, 1904; Beaumont street scenes, 1907; tug boat, "Captain Sam", pulling ship on Neches; horsemen watching airplane, circa 1910; Port of Beaumont Wharf 2 and Steamboat, circa 1915; electric horseless carriage, circa 1910; Jefferson County Courthouse and jail, circa 1899; Herford's Oyster House on Neches, 1899; Beaumont horse and carriage street scenes (including fire wagon and street car), 1900- 1901; Beach Hotel; Harry P. Jirou boyhood photos, circa 1888-1890s; Jirou family; Woman's Club Chorus, circa 1910; Jirou home, 2365 McFaddin Ave.). 1 11 Scrapbook pages, 1904-1905 (Beaumont Light Guard news articles; Beaumont Light Guard at Camp Mabry, 1903; Hutchinson [sic] / Jirou wedding, 1905); correspondence, 1904-1905; poem and song, circa 1904; ration request, Company M 3'd Infantry at Manassas, Va., 1904. 1 12 Scrapbook pages, 1921-1922. (pages from the Ladies Home Journal, 1921-1922). 2 1 Handbook, 1938 Boys Handbook (Boy Scouts of America). Artifact, Harry P. Jirou's Eastman Kodak Folding Cartridge Premo camera, circa 1917.