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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, 1913-1916 and undated

Legal Documents, 1913-1915 and undated

Minutes, 1914

Newsclippings, 1913-1915 and undated

Printed Material, 1909-1910

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Slaughter Land and Cattle Company:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1909-1916 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Slaughter Land and Cattle Company
Title: Slaughter Land and Cattle Company Records,
Dates: 1909-1916 and undated
Abstract: Records from 1909-1916 of the Slaughter Land and Cattle Company, a cattle breeding venture that was established in 1873.
Collection # S 926.1
Quantity: 1 box and 1 wallet (0.4 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Born in 1837 in Sabine County, Texas, Christopher Columbus (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.

C. C. Slaughter and Company, a cattle breeding venture, was established in 1873. Around 1877, C. C.'s ranch, the Long S, was one of the largest ranches in West Texas. His large holdings helped earn C. C. the title, "Cattle King of Texas".

C. C. 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 contains some correspondence, financial records, minutes, legal documents from 1909-1916 detailing some activities of the Slaughter Land and Cattle Company.

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Organization

The Allie D. (Alice Donohoo) 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, C. C. (Christopher Columbus), 1837-1919.
Slaughter, George Morgan.
Subjects (Organizations)
C. C. Slaughter Cattle Company.
Slaughter Land and Cattle Company.
Places
Palo Pinto County (Tex.)--History.
Roswell (N.M.)--History.
Slaughter Ranch (Tex.)
Slaughter Ranch (Tex.)--History
Subjects
Agriculture--Texas--History.
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.

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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

Slaughter Land and Cattle Company Records, 1909-1916 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
n/a

Gifts, 1966-1976

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 1912-1913, 1912 - 1913
2 1913,1913
3 1914,1914
4 1915-1916 and undated, 1915-1916 and undated

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Box Folder
1 5 Financial Documents, 1913-1916 and undated

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Wallet Folder
1 1 Legal Documents, 1913-1915 and undated

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Wallet Folder
1 2 Minutes, 1914

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Wallet Folder
1 3 Newsclippings, 1913-1915 and undated

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Wallet Folder
1 4 Printed Material, 1909-1910

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