Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

George Morgan Slaughter:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1879-1959 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Slaughter, George Morgan
Title: George Morgan Slaughter Papers,
Dates: 1879-1959 and undated
Abstract: The papers of George Morgan Slaughter, the eldest son of rancher C. C. Slaughter.
Collection # S 930.1
Quantity: 2 boxes (1.3 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

George Morgan Slaughter was the eldest son of C. C. Slaughter and C. C.'s first wife, Cynthia Ann Jowell. Born in Palo Pinto, Texas, on November 2, 1862, George received formal training in Texas schools and at the Virginia Military Institute. Later he served in the Spanish-American war. He married Alice Louise Donohoo (Allie D.) and together they had three children. Managing ranches for his father in West Texas and New Mexico, George became a prominent cattle breeder and was elected president of the Panhandle Cattle Raisers Association in 1910. He moved to Roswell, New Mexico, in 1900 and served as president of the American National Bank. On July 15, 1915, George passed away and was buried in Roswell.

The Handbook of Texas has published a more in-depth online biography of George Morgan Slaughter.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, news clippings, biographical information, genealogical data, poetry, and essays. The majority of the correspondence is between George Morgan and his father, Colonel C. C. Slaughter.


The George Morgan Slaughter Papers are organized by the following series:


Access Restrictions

Open for research.

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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, C. C. (Christopher Columbus), 1837-1919--Correspondence.
Slaughter, George Morgan.
Slaughter, George Morgan--Archives.
Slaughter, George Morgan--Correspondence.
Subjects (Organizations)
C. C. Slaughter Cattle Company.
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.)--History.
Cattle breeders--Texas--History.
Cattle trade--Texas--History.
Oil well drilling--Texas, West.
Petroleum industry and trade--Texas.
Petroleum industry and trade--New Mexico.
Ranches--New Mexico.

Related Materials:

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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:
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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George Morgan Slaughter Papers, 1879-1959 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):

Gifts, 1966-1976

Processing Information

Processed by: Abel Ramirez, 2000


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.

Collection Inventory


Box Folder
1 1 Letters Received, 1893-1899
2 Letters Received from J. N. Donohoo, 1899-1902
3 Letters Received, 1900-1904
4 Letters Received, 1905-1910
5 Letters Received, 1905-1910
6 Letters Received, 1900-1912
7 Letters Received, 1913-1915 and undated
8 Letters Sent, 1901-1903
9 Letters Sent, 1904
10 Letters Sent, 1906 and undated
11 Letters Sent, 1905-1908
12 Letters Sent, 1909-1915
13 Letters Sent, Personal, 1914

Financial Documents

Box Folder
1 14 Bank Statements and Receipts, 1903-1923 and undated
15 Checks, Bills, and Receipts, 1897-1906
16 Financial Statements and Reports, 1912-1915
17 Insurance Policies, 1898-1915
18 Labor Draft Vouchers and Ranch Orders, 1911-1912
19 Canceled Checks, Manager's Reports, and Notebooks, 1903-1923 and undated
Box Folder
2 1 Cattle Dippings, 1910 and undated

Legal Documents

Box Folder
2 2 Abstract of Title, Deeds, Power of Attorney, Contracts, 1879-1935
3 Stock Certificates, Agreements, Deeds of Trust, Military Orders, and Brand Registration, 1893-1904
4 Lists and City Property Diagram, 1910 and undated

Literary Productions

Box Folder
2 5 Copy of Conversation between Charles Goodnight and C. C. Slaughter, 1897
6 Conversation between Goodnight and Slaughter and George Slaughter's Speech, 1905 and undated


Box Folder
2 7 Minutes, 1911-1914 and undated
8 Miscellaneous Notes and Letter, undated

Printed Material

Box Folder
2 9 Oil and Gas and Poison Regulators, 1909-1936
10 School Land Plat, undated
11 Texas Bankers Record, Proceedings of Fort Worth Convention, 1914
12 News Clippings on Slaughter Family, Cowboys Roundup, 1890s-1959 and undated
13 News Clippings, Miscellaneous, 1899-1923 and undated

Vest Pocket Books

Box Folder
2 14 Cattle Notes and Slaughter Family History, 1895-1908


Box Folder
2 15 Photograph of Cowboy Roundup with Negro Slick, undated
16 Memorabilia, Stock Show Medals and Ribbons, 1908-1912