Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Hiley T. Boyd Sr.:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1898-1936 and undated, in the Southwest Collection, Special Collections Libraries

Descriptive Summary

Creator Boyd, Hiley Thompson, 1867-1952
Title: Hiley T. Boyd Sr. Papers,
Dates: 1898-1936 and undated
Abstract: Materials relating to Hiley T. Boyd's career as ranch foreman and ranch owner in West Texas.
Collection # S 103.1
Quantity: 1 small box (0.3 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Born in 1867 in Mississippi, Boyd moved to Texas in 1881, and worked for cattleman C. C. Slaughter on the Lazy S Ranch, serving as foreman from 1897-1910. In 1910, he established his own ranch in Southeastern Cochran County, Texas. He was also involved in real estate development in Lubbock, Texas, and served as county commissioner for Cochran County. Boyd married Margaret Collins in 1907, and the marriage produced three children. He died in 1952.

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, financial and legal materials, photographs, and printed and scrapbook materials. The collection bulks (1898-1934) with correspondence and financial and legal materials pertaining to Boyd's career as ranch foreman and ranch owner.


Access Restrictions

Open for research

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)
Boyd, Hiley Thompson, 1867-1952
Boyd, Hiley Thompson, 1867-1952--Correspondence
Boyd, Hiley Thompson, 1867-1952--Archives
Slaughter, C. C. (Christopher Columbus), 1837-1919
Cochran County (Tex.)
Lazy S Ranch (Tex.)
Ranch managers--Texas, West

Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

  • Hiley T. Boyd Jr. oral history interview [sound recording], 1969
  • Hiley T. Boyd Jr. oral history interview [sound recording], 1970
  • C. C. Slaughter Papers, 1876-1953 and undated
  • Alexander Slaughter Papers, 1878-1966 and undated

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Hiley T. Boyd Sr. Papers, 1898-1936 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Gift, 1970

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, May 2003


Murrah, David J. C. C. Slaughter, Rancher, Banker, Baptist.Austin: University of Texas Press, 1981.

Collection Inventory


Correspondence, 1903-1921

box folder
1 1 Business, 1903-1921


Financial Material, 1898-1917

box folder
1 2 Check Stubs and Treasury Office Land Fees, 1898-1904
3 Check Stubs, 1905-1908
4 Expenditures and Statements, 1906-1917


Legal Material, 1903-1918

box folder
1 5 Land Dispute Law Suit, 1903-1918


Notes, 1902-1904

box folder
1 6 Tally Books on Livestock and Employees, 1902-1904


Printed Material, 1903-1924

box folder
1 7 Petition, Livestock Records, and Membership Fees, 1903-1924


Map, undated

box folder
1 8 Bailey County, Texas Partial Land Plat, undated


Photographs, 1909-1936 and undated+

box folder
1 9 Ranch Activities, 1909-1936 and undated


Miscellaneous, undated

box folder
1 10 Business Cards, undated