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C. Carleton Gisborne Collection Edit


Finding Aid Author
Ashley Aberg
Finding Aid Date
October 6, 2023
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Finding Aid Note
Part of the Manuscript Collections, Greenwich Historical Society Contact: Christopher Shields, Curator of Library and Archives 47 Strickland Road Cos Cob, CT 06807 United Stated


  • 1923-1995 (Creation)


  • .5 Linear Feet (Whole)
    1 letter size archival box



  • Arrangement

    This collection has been broadly arranged into two series. Series 1: Personal Papers and Series 2: Political Materials.

  • Biographical / Historical

    C. Carleton Gisborne was the First Selectman of the Town of Greenwich from 1952-1955. He was deeply involved in town politics, even after his time as First Selectman, and remained involved up until his death. On top of his political career, Mr. Gisborne was a builder and contractor, and a devoted citizen of not only Connectiut but of the United States as a whole. His brother, F. Reginald Ginsborne, was also involved with town government. Both men have oral histories available through the Greenwich Oral History Project, on file at the Greenwich Library.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    There are no conditions governing access to this material

  • Preferred Citation

    [Identification of Item], The C. Carleton Gisborne Collection, Greenwich Historical Society

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection is comprised of a combination of personal and political materials comprising one legal sized document box. The personal materials contain a graduation speech, rolled in poor condition, WWII era greeting cards which have been digitized and are available upon request, photographs, and publications. The political materials cover the charter commission, the Grady report, and publications relating to town government.