Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Coggin Brothers and Associates:

An Inventory of Their Records, 1848-1930 and undated, in the Southwest Collection, Special Collections Libraries

Descriptive Summary

Creator Coggin Brothers and Associates
Title: Coggin Brothers and Associates Records,
Dates: 1848-1930 and undated
Abstract: Records of the business interests of brothers Samuel Richardson Coggin and Moses (Mody) J. Coggin, including their ranch in Central Texas.
Collection # S 197.1
Quantity: 3 boxes (2.3 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Samuel Richardson Coggin (1831-1910) and Moses (Mody) J. Coggin (1824-1902) were early (1857) residents of Brownwood, Brown County, Texas, who had ranching interests in Brown, Coleman, Comanche, and Brewster counties. They had banking interests in Brownwood and mining interests in Idaho with Henry Ford, another Brownwood resident. The men were also involved in ranching interests with Frank Collinson.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, financial material and legal material pertaining to the business activities of the Coggin brothers and their business associates. The collection bulks with records of the Coggin Brothers Ranch (1848-1910), Coggin Brothers and Collinson (1884-1898) and Coggin Brothers and Ford, Bankers (1874-1930). Of special note are materials pertaining to Indian Depredation Claims made by the Coggins against the U. S. Government (1871-1902).


The records are organized in the following series:
Coggin Brothers Ranch (Boxes 1-2)
Coggin Brothers and Collinson (Box 2)
Coggin Brothers and Ford (Bankers) (Boxes 2-3)
Coggin Brothers and Ford Mining Interests (Box 3)


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)
Coggin, Samuel Richardson, 1831-1910.
Coggin, Moses J., 1824-1902.
Collinson, Frank, 1855-1943.
Ford, Henry, 1863-1947.
Subjects (Organizations)
Coggin Brothers and Associates.
Coggin Brothers and Ford (Brownwood, Tex.)
Coggin and Ford Company (Brownwood, Tex.)
Brown County (Tex.)--History.
Coggin Brothers Ranch (Tex.)
Coleman County (Tex.)--History.
Comanche County (Tex.)--History.
Brewster County (Tex.)--History.
Mines and mineral resources--Idaho--history.

Related Materials:

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:
  • Samuel R. and Moses J. Coggin Papers [microfilm], 1873-1890
  • Coggin Brothers Ranch oversized materials, O8.1

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coggin Brothers and Associates Records, 1848-1930 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):

Gift, 1969

Processing Information

Processed by: Abel Ramirez, June 2003


Havens, T. R. Something About Brown: A History of Brown County, Texas. Brownwood, Texas: Banner Printing Company, 1958.

Hunter, Gladys Nevins. Historically Speaking: Coleman County, Texas. San Angelo, Texas: Anchor Publishing Company, 1977.

Collection Inventory

Coggin Brothers Ranch, 1848-1910 and undated

Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence, 1880-1907
Financial Documents
Box Folder
1 2 Receipts, 1881-1899
3 Receipts, 1893-1910
4 Receipts, 1899-1907
5 Stocks, 1883-1885
6 Miscellaneous, 1881-1905
Legal Documents
Box Folder
1 7 Abstracts, 1902-1907
8 Abstracts, 1907
9 Deeds, 1848-1880
10 Deeds, 1880-1885
11 Deeds, 1886-1890
12 Deeds, 1891-1900
13 Deeds, 1901-1907 and undated
14 Bill of Sales, 1876-1901
15 Field Notes of Survey, 1886-1907
Box Folder
2 1 Indian Depredation Claims, 1871-1902
2 Power of Attorney, 1884-1889
3 Proof of Heirship, 1883-1892
4 Surveys and Deeds, 1876-1892
5 Wills, 1853-1884
6 Miscellaneous, 1881-1900
7 Miscellaneous, 1881-1900

Coggin Brothers and Collinson, 1884-1898

Box Folder
2 8 Correspondence, 1887-1897
9 Financial Documents, 1892-1898
10 Legal Documents, 1884-1895

Coggin Brothers and Ford, Bankers, 1874-1930 and undated

Box Folder
2 11 Correspondence, 1892-1929
Financial Documents
Box Folder
2 12 Bank Statements, 1897-1912
13 Ford Addition, 1890-1897
14 Ford Addition, 1892-1904
15 Notes, 1874-1892
16 Notes, 1893-1903
17 Notes, 1904-1913
18 Notes, undated
19 Receipts, 1891-1918
20 Miscellaneous, 1881-1905
Legal Documents
Box Folder
2 21 Contracts, 1896-1910
Box Folder
3 1 Deeds, 1881-1910
2 Miscellaneous, 1891-1930
Box Folder
3 3 Pocketbooks (2 items), 1913-1914

Coggin Brothers and Ford Mining Interests, 1899-1909 and undated

Box Folder
3 4 Assay Reports, 1901-1908
5 Business, 1903-1909
Legal Documents
Box Folder
3 6 Abstract of Titles, 1904
7 Affidavits, 1904-1909
8 Application for United States Patent, 1902
9 Contracts and Agreements, 1901-1908
10 Mining Claims, 1902-1905
11 Mining Location Notice, 1899-1908
12 Miscellaneous, 1899-1909
Box Folder
3 13 Twin Sisters Mill, undated