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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Bibliography

Description of Series

Correspondence, 1869-1882

Financial Documents, 1879-1898

Literary Production, 1890

Scrapbook Material, undated

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Henry Harrison Campbell:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1869-1898 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Campbell, H. H. (Henry Harrison), 1840-1911
Title: Henry Harrison Campbell Papers,
Dates: 1869-1898 and undated
Abstract: Papers related to Henry Harrison Campbell's ranching activities in Motley County in West Texas.
Collection # S 152.1
Quantity: 1 wallet (0.1 linear feet))
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

A Civil War veteran (20th Texas Regiment), cattleman, founder of the Matador Ranch (1878), and the first county judge of Motley County Texas (1891), Campbell was born in 1840, and came to West Texas in 1877 and established the Matador Cattle Company, the parent company of the West Texas ranch. He sold the ranch in 1883 to the Scotland syndicate and then established the Campbell Ranch. Campbell helped organize Motley County and later homesteaded a section of land on which the town of Matador, Texas, is now located. His wife was the town's first postmaster. Campbell died in 1911.

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Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence and invitations, financial records such as receipts, an unidentified journal and cash book, and Mr. Campbell's weather diary from 1890. Of particular interest is a letter from A. M. Britton.

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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. Because not all collections materials have been digitized, please contact the Reference Archivist at least 10 days prior to arrival in order to coordinate digitization. Though we can digitize much of our holdings within two weeks, some media may be fragile and require specialized digitization outsourcing, which can take up to three months for completion.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by either the archives or the creators and authors of items in this collection, as stipulated by U.S. copyright law.

Copy requests are restricted based on departmental policies. Please contact our Reference Department for further information.

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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)
Campbell, H. H. (Henry Harrison), 1840-1911.
Campbell, H. H. (Henry Harrison), 1840-1911--Archives.
Britton, A. M. (Andrew Markham)
Subjects (Organizations)
Koch Matador Cattle Company.
Places
Matador Ranch (Tex.)
Motley County (Tex.)
Subjects
Cattle trade--Texas.
Ranching--Texas.

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Related Materials:

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:
  • Matador Land and Cattle Company Records, 1874-1960 and undated
  • Alexander Mackay Papers, 1886-1936

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Henry Harrison Campbell Papers, 1869-1898 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
n/a

Gift, 1954

Processing Information

Processed by: Abel Ramirez, May 2003

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Bibliography

Pearce, William Martin. The Matador Land and Cattle Company. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1964.

Bean, Tom. The Matadors and Other Stories. Dell City, Texas: C. Warren, 1990.

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence, 1869-1882

Folder
1 Personal and Invitations, 1869-1882

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Financial Documents, 1879-1898

Folder
2 Receipts, Notes, and Journal, 1879-1898

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Literary Production, 1890

Folder
3 Campbell's Weather Diary, 1890

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Scrapbook Material, undated

Folder
4 Invitations and Photograph, undated

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