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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Correspondence

Financial Documents

Legal Documents

Literary Production

Scrapbook Material

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Finch Brothers Company:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1837-1945 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Finch Brothers Company
Title: Finch Brothers Records,
Dates: 1837-1945 and undated
Abstract: Records and activities of the Finch Brothers in the Texas Panhandle.
Collection # S 324.1
Quantity: 4 boxes (4.0 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Austin Finch and his son, John, came to Burlingame, Kansas, in 1875 and established ranching and banking interests. In 1905, John began to divest his property to his children, Frank, Fred, Winnie, Orville, and Howard, by establishing the Finch Brothers Company. Part of the property included ranch lands near Dalhart, Texas, which brothers Frank and Orville took over. Orville eventually became mayor of Dalhart in 1921.

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains business correspondence, bank statements, cancelled checks, check stubs, land deeds and contracts, four diaries, and some scrapbook material concerning the Finch Brothers ranching activities in the Texas Panhandle.

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Organization

The records are organized in the following series:
Box 1: Correspondence
Box 2-4: Financial Documents
Box 4: Legal Documents
Box 4: Literary Production
Box 4: Photographs
Box 4: Printed Material
Box 4: Scrapbook Material

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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.

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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)
Finch, Austin, 1806-1893.
Finch, John, 1848-1928.
Finch, Orville, 1880-
Finch, Howard, 1882-
Finch, Frank, 1878-
Finch, Fred, 1876-1905.
Subjects (Organizations)
Finch Brothers Company.
Subjects
Ranching--Texas.
Ranching--Texas--Dalhart.
Ranching--Texas, West.
Places
Finch Brothers Ranch (Tex.)

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Related Materials:

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:
  • Finch Brothers Ranch Papers, 1913-1945 [microfilm]
Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library Oral History Collection:
  • Mr. and Mrs. Orville Henry Finch oral history interview [sound recording], 1969
  • Mr. and Mrs. Orville Henry Finch oral history interview [sound recording], 1971

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Finch Brothers Records, 1837-1945 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, May 2002

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence

Box Folder
1 1 Personal and Professional, 1860-1912
2 Professional, 1913-1914
3 Professional, 1915
4 Professional, 1916
5 Professional, 1917-1919
6 Professional, 1920-1921
7 Professional, 1922
8 Professional, 1923
9 Professional, 1924
10 Professional, 1925
11 Professional, 1926
12 Professional, 1927
13 Professional, 1928
14 Professional, 1929
15 Professional, 1930
16 Professional, 1931
17 Professional, 1932
18 Professional, Jan.-Sept. 1933
19 Professional, Oct.-Dec. 1933
20 Professional, Jan.-Aug. 1934
21 Professional, Sept.-Dec. 1934
22 Professional, 1935
23 Professional, 1936
24 Professional, 1937
25 Professional, 1938
26 Professional, 1939-1942
27 Professional, 1943-1944
28 Professional, undated
29 Finch, J. A., 1888-1909
30 Strowger, A. B., 1866-1880

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Financial Documents

Box Folder
2 1 Bank Notes, 1920-1923
2 Bank Notes, 1923-1926
3 Bank Notes, 1927-1929
4 Bank Statements and Check Stubs, 1913-1917
5 Bank Statements and Check, 1918-1919
6 Bank Statements and Check, 1920-1921
7 Bank Statements and Check, 1921
8 Bank Statements and Check, 1922
9 Bank Statements and Check, 1923-1924
10 Bank Statements and Check, 1925-1926
11 Bank Statements and Check, 1927
Box Folder
3 1 Bank Statements and Check, 1929
2 Bank Statements and Check, 1930-1933
3 Bank Statements and Check, 1944-1945
4 Check Stubs, 1921-1925
5 Check Stubs, 1925-1929
6 Check Stubs, 1929-1924
7 Expenses, 1916-1942
8 Livestock Information, 1921-1938
9 Property Taxes and Receipts, 1858-1912
Box Folder
4 1 Receipts, 1866-1912

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Legal Documents

Box Folder
4 2 Assorted Deeds, 1837-1903
3 Assorted Deeds, 1888-1911
4 Chattel Mortgage, 1919-1926
5 Contracts, 1917-1942
6 Oil and Gas Leases, 1919-1921
7 Miscellaneous, 1917-1927

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Literary Production

Box Folder
4 8 Diaries (4 items), 1858-1902
9 Genealogy Notes, 1873-1896
10 The Old Homestead, author unknown, undated
11 Out Where the Sun Goes Down by Howard A. Finch, undated
12 Photographs: Miscellaneous, 1902 and undated
13 Printed Material: News clippings, 1843-1865 and undated

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Scrapbook Material

Box Folder
4 14 Mayoral Certificate for O.H. Finch, 1921
15 Miscellaneous, 1845-1898

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