Major General Gilbert Xavier Cheves collection

Major General Gilbert Xavier Cheves collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Cheves, Gilbert X., (Gilbert Xavier), 1895-1985
Creator: Davis, Robert Scott, 1954-
Title: Major General Gilbert Xavier Cheves collection
Dates: 1984
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (1 slide box)
Coll. Number: ms3250

Biographical/Historical Note

Major General Gilbert Xavier Cheves was born in 1895 in Richwood, Georgia. Cheves lost his father while young and was raised by his mother in Atlanta. He graduated from the University of Georgia Law School in 1917 and shortly afterwards went into the U.S. Army as a private in the Georgia National Guard. During the first World War Cheves served in France with supplies and ports. In the second World War, he helped to organize the United States armored forces at at different times was commanding officer in Cairo, Calcutta, and Korea. During the Malta Conference, he was chief of security. As a major general, Gilbert X. Cheves retired in 1947 and went into the construction business in Atlanta.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a taped oral interview with Major General Gilbert Xavier Cheves by Robert Scott Davis, Jr., November 8, 1984. The interviews include anectdotes and brief personal rememberances of Sylvanious Morris, dean of the University of Georgia Law School, and of such World War II personalities as Adna R. Chaffee, Ibn Saud, George S. Patton, Claire L. Chennault, Joseph W. Stilwell, Chaing Kai-shek, Dwight David Eisenhower, Grant Taylor, and others. A particularly interesting account of the Patton slapping incident is included.


Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.


Index Terms

Chaffee, Adna Romanza, 1884-1941
Chennault, Claire Lee, 1893-1958
Cheves, Gilbert X., (Gilbert Xavier), 1895-1985 -- Interviews
Chiang, Kai-shek, 1887-1975
Deans (Education)--Georgia--Athens.
Eisenhower, Dwight D., (Dwight David), 1890-1969
Ibn Saʻūd, King of Saudi Arabia, 1880-1953
Interviews.
Morris, Sylvanus, 1855-1929
Patton, George S., (George Smith), 1885-1945
Stilwell, Joseph Warren, 1883-1946
Taylor, Grant, b. 1828
United States--History, Military--20th century.
University of Georgia. School of Law. -- Alumni and alumnae--Interviews
University of Georgia. School of Law. -- Faculty
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Major General Gilbert Xavier Cheves collection. MS 3250. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxCassette
11Gilber Xavier Cheves Part 1 & 2, 1984 November 8
 
2Gilber Xavier Cheves Part 3 & 4, 1984 November 8
 
3Gilber Xavier Cheves Part 5 & 6, 1984 November 8
 
4Gilber Xavier Cheves Part 7 & 8, 1984 December 8
 
5Gilber Xavier Cheves Part 9, 1984 December 8