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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Bibliography

Description of Series

Correspondence

Financial Documents

Legal Documents

Literary Productions

Notes

Printed Material

Photographs

Scrapbook Material

Memorabilia

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

C. C. (Christopher Columbus) Slaughter:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1877-1953 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Slaughter, C. C. (Christopher Columbus), 1837-1919
Title: C. C. Slaughter Papers,
Dates: 1876-1953 and undated
Abstract: The papers of C. C. Slaughter, a rancher who established a frontier ranch in Palo Pinto County, Texas, in 1857.
Collection # S 929.1
Quantity: 1 box (1.0 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Born in 1837 in Sabine County, Texas, C. C. established frontier ranch in Palo Pinto County, Texas, in 1857 with his father, George Webb Slaughter, and his brothers. During the civil war, C. C. served in the frontier militia and in the Texas Rangers. Afterwards, he drove cattle over Chisholm Trail and later moved operations to West Texas where, by 1905, he owned 40,000 cattle and controlled over one million acres.

He married twice, first to Cynthia Anna Jowell in 1861, with whom he had five children, and then to Carrie Averill in 1877, with whom he had four children. Before his death in 1919, he had founded the American National Bank of Dallas (1884), and cofounded the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (1877), the Texas Baptist Education Commission (1897) and the Baylor Hospital of Dallas, Texas (1904).

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, financial and legal material, photographs, and printed material pertaining to Slaughter and his family. A large portion of the materials deal with legal materials pertaining to Slaughter's death and the division of his estate (1921).

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Organization

The C. C. (Christopher Columbus) Slaughter Papers are organized by the following series:

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Some archival collections may be housed in storage outside of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library building. Requests to retrieve such materials may take up to 10 business days to complete. Please contact our Reference Department to arrange retrieval.

Audio, video, and film recordings may not be immediately accessible due to format, condition, or copyright status. All items must be digitized prior to patron use. Please contact the Reference Librarian at least 10 days in advance to make viewing arrangements.

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Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Handley, W. B.
Slaughter, Alexander Averill, 1881-1931.
Slaughter, Dorothy L.
Slaughter, C. C. (Christopher Columbus), 1837-1919.
Slaughter, C. C. (Christopher Columbus), 1837-1919--Archives.
Slaughter, C. C. (Christopher Columbus), 1837-1919--Estate.
Slaughter, C. C. (Christopher Columbus), Jr.
Slaughter, Carrie Averill, 1852-1928.
Slaughter, Robert Lee, 1870-1938.
Subjects (Organizations)
C. C. Slaughter Cattle Company.
Places
Castro County (Tex.)--History.
Cochran County (Tex.)--History.
Grayson County (Tex.)--History.
Hockley County (Tex.)--History.
Howard County (Tex.)--History.
Lamb County (Tex.)--History.
Levelland (Tex.)--History.
Palo Pinto County (Tex.)--History.
Roswell (N.M.)--History.
Slaughter Ranch (Tex.)
Slaughter Ranch (Tex.)--Employees.
Slaughter Ranch (Tex.)--History.
Subjects
Agriculture--Texas--History.
Businesswomen--Texas.
Cattle breeders--Texas--History.
Cattle trade--Texas--History.
Livestock--Breeding.
Oil well drilling--Texas, West.
Petroleum industry and trade--Texas.
Petroleum industry and trade--New Mexico.
Ranches--New Mexico.
Ranchers--Texas.
Ranches--Texas.
Women ranchers--Texas.

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Related Materials:

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:
Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library Oral History Collection:
Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin:
Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library:
Texas General Land Office:

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Christopher Columbus (C. C.) Slaughter Papers, 1877-1953 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
n/a

Gift, 1969.

Processing Information

Processed by: Abel Ramirez, 2000.

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Bibliography

Murrah, David J. C. C. Slaughter, Rancher, Banker, Baptist. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1981.

Murrah, David J. C. C. Slaughter, Rancher, Banker, Baptist. 2nd ed. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2012.

Murrah, David J. “A Cattle Kingdom on Texas’ Last Frontier: C. C. Slaughter’s Lazy S Ranch.” MA thesis. Texas Tech University, 1970.

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence

Box Folder
1 1 Averill, A. M., 1878
2 Averill, Alex, 1876
3 Averill, Walter, 1876
4 Slaughter, Carrie Averill, 1876-1877
5 Slaughter, Carrie Averill, 1876-1877
6 Slaughter, Christopher Columbus, 1876
7 R. G. Dun and Company, 1876
8 General, 1904-1930

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Financial Documents

Box Folder
1 9 C. C. Slaughter's Estate, 1920-1931
10 Board of Director's Reports, 1915-1917
11 Tax Receipts, 1885-1920
12 Account of Promissory Notes, undated
13 Audit of C. C. Slaughter Company, 1921
14 Property Inventories for Taxation, 1912-1919 and undated
15 List of Purchasers Effected by Shortage in Survey of Running Water Ranch Lands, undated
16 Tax Return, 1919
17 Land Books, 1919-1920
18 Land Books, 1919-1920

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Legal Documents

Box Folder
1 19 Distribution of C. C. Slaughter Lands, 1921 and undated
20 Distribution Plan of Slaughter's Estate, Exhibit A, 1920
21 Field Notes, Corrected, 1909-1924
22 Field Notes, 1909-1924
23 Promissory Notes, 1920
24 Howard County Lands, 1912-1918 and undated
25 General, 1909-1920 and undated

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Literary Productions

Box Folder
1 26 Passing of the Range Speech, 1907

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Notes

Box Folder
1 27 Children of C. C. Slaughter and Cynthia Ann Jowell, undated
28 Children of C. C. Slaughter and Carrie Averill, undated

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Printed Material

Box Folder
1 29 Miscellaneous, 1924-1953

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Photographs

Box Folder
1 30 Slaughter, C. C. and Carrie Averill, 1876 and undated

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Scrapbook Material

Box Folder
1 31 Confederate Reunion Association Scrapbook, 1901-1902

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Memorabilia

Box Folder
1 32 Original Capsules for drawing concerning division of Long S Ranch, undated

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