Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

R. L. Slaughter:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1921-1960 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Slaughter, Robert Lee, 1892-1969
Title: Robert Lee Slaughter Papers,
Dates: 1921-1960 and undated
Abstract: Papers of R. L. (Robert Lee) Slaughter, grandson of C. C. Slaughter, from 1921-1960.
Collection # S 932.1
Quantity: 4 Boxes (4.0 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Born in 1892, R. L. (Robert Lee) Slaughter was the grandson of C. C. Slaughter and was a rancher, oilman, and entrepreneur. From 1915-1916, he operated the family's 300,000 acre ranch in Sonora, Mexico, until he was forced to leave as a result of the Mexican Revolution. Afterwards, he operated the family ranch in West Texas and then became involved with the growth of the oil industry in Hockley County, Texas. R. L. died 1969.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, financial materials, maps, and photographs. A majority of the financial documents relate to the operation of the ranch and with correspondence between R. L. Slaughter, Jr. and Ira Wells regarding operation of the ranch.


The Allie D. (Alice Donohoo) 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)
Slaughter, Robert Lee, 1892-1969.
Slaughter, Robert Lee, 1892-1969--Correspondence.
Slaughter, Sue Alice.
Soash, George W.
Soash, W. P. (William Pulver), 1877-1961.
Subjects (Organizations)
Lone Star Land Company.
United States. Farm Security Administration.
United States. Resettlement Administration.
Hockley County (Tex.)--History.
Slaughter Farms (Hockley County, Tex.)
Sonora (Mexico : State)--History.
Petroleum industry and trade--Texas--Hockley County--History.
Ranch managers--Texas--History.
Real estate development--Texas.
Soil bank program.
Soil conservation--Texas, West--History.
Tenant farmers--Texas--Hockley County.

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:

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

R. L. Slaughter Papers, 1921-1960 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):

Gift, 1972

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

General Office Files

Box Folder
1 1 Aloco Pipe Line, 1941 and undated
2 Cotton, 1949-1960
3 Cotton Sales, 1951-1952
4 Grain, 1956-1959
5 Farm Rents, 1958
6 Farmers Rent Statements, 1940
7 Farm Rents, 1950-1951
8 Farm Rents, 1954-1955
9 Farm Rents, 1955-1956
10 Farm Rents, 1957
11 Letters, 1939-1941
12 Letters, 1942-1943
13 Lyntegar, Electric Cooperative,, 1941-1945
14 Maturities, 1939-1942
15 Mineral Assessments, 1940-1942
16 Montgomery Storage at Lubbock, Texas, 1941
17 Motor Fuels, Inc., 1940-1942
18 Passing Payments, 1939
19 Pipe Lines and Rights of Way, 1941-1944
20 Proration Schedule, 1940-1941
21 Roy Reid of Quemado, 1939
22 Reimbursements Paid, 1938-1948
23 Renters Rent Statements, 1938
24 Removal Farm Notices, 1942-1948
25 Removal Notices, 1939-1941
26 Power of Attorney, 1959
27 Republic of National Bank of Dallas, 1942-1947
28 Resettlement Loans, 1939-1940
29 Richardson Oils, Inc., 1939-1943
30 Richardson, Royalty Runs, 1953 and undated
31 Rights of Ways for Oil, Gas, and Electric, 1946-1950
32 Royalty Runs, 1937-1938
33 Soil Bank Payments, 1956
34 Sid Richardson, Inc. and Crop Damage Claims, 1941
35 Stanolind Oil Division Order and Right-of-Way, 1938-1944
36 Tax Assessments, 1941
37 Tax Assessments Matters, 1945-1946
38 Taxes, Bob Slaughter Block, 1921-1925
39 Taxes, Bob Slaughter's, 1926-1927
40 Taxes, Bob Slaughter Block, 1927-1929
41 Taxes, Bob Slaughter Block, 1927-1928
42 Tax Letters, Drafts, and Notices on Bob Slaughter's Block, 1929-1931
Box Folder
2 1 Taxes, Bob Slaughter Block and Dr. Veal's Tax Report, 1929-1934
2 Taxes, Bob Slaughter Block, 1929-1936
3 Tax Collection, 1945
4 Tax Correspondence, 1937-1942
5 Tax Notices, 1929-1954
6 Tax Payments of Sundown School, 1935-1937
7 Tax Renditions, 1940
8 Tax Statements, Hockley County, Texas, 1935
9 Tax Statements, Sundown School, 1941
10 Tax Statements, Sundown School, 1942
11 Tax Statements, State, County, and School, 1939-1941
12 Tax Statements, Hockley County, Texas, 1938
13 Tax Statements, Hockley County, Texas, 1943
14 Taxes, Miscellaneous, 1936-1938
15 United Savings Bank, Detroit, 1939-1941
16 Utilities Cash Deposits, 1938-1942
Box Folder
4 1 Taxes, Bob Slaughter Block, 1929-1930
2 Tax Receipts, 1929-1930
3 Tax Receipts, 1928-1947

Financial Documents

Box Folder
2 17 Bills, 1942-1951
18 Bills, 1951
19 Bills, 1951-1952
20 Trial Balances, 1943-1946
21 Check Stubs, 1952-1959
Box Folder
3 1 Checks, 1938-1943
2 Checks, 1944-1949
3 Checks, 1950-1956
4 Bank Statements, 1936-1951
5 Bank Statements, 1941-1953
6 Bank Statements, 1952-1956


Box Folder
2 22 Maps and Blueprints, 1938-1951 and undated
23 Photograph of Oil Rig and Platform, Slaughter Field, 1941