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Henry Harrison Campbell:
An Inventory of His Papers, 1869-1898 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library
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.
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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Henry Harrison Campbell Papers, 1869-1898 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
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Processed by: Abel Ramirez, May 2003