Texas General Land Office, Archives & Records

A Guide to the Texas State Capitol Building Collection, 1881-1882


Creator: Texas. Capitol Board.
Title: Texas State Capitol Building Collection
Dates: 1881-1882
Abstract: This collection consists of two items: a facsimile of the building contract and the specifications for the construction the Capitol building.
Identification: AR.266
Quantity: 1.6 Linear feet, (1 oversized box)
Location: File Vault
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas General Land Office, Archives & Records

Historical Note

There has already been a great deal written about the Capitol and its origins.

Please see Capitol entry, Handbook of Texas Online.

Scope and Contents of the Records

This collection contains two items. The first is a facsimile of the buildling contract between the Capitol Board and the Capitol Syndicate, who were tasked with constructing the Capitol building.

The second item is a published book detailing the technical specifications that will be included in the construction of the Capitol building. The book also includes a printed, blank version of the building contract as well as a spreadsheet description of the lands reserved for the Capitol Syndicate in lieu of a cash payment.


Items arranged in chronological order.


Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Index Terms

Capitol Syndicate.
Public Lands--Texas.
Texas State Capitol (Austin, Tex.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Short title of Document], [Date: Day-Month-Year]. Box [#], Folder [#], p. [#]. Texas State Capitol Building Collection (AR.266). Archives and Records Program, Texas General Land Office, Austin.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Texas State Capitol Building Collection, 1881-1882

Oversized-Box Folder
OS 106 1 Capitol building contract, June 20, 1882
2 Specifications of workmanship and materials required in building of the new State Capitol at Austin, Texas. According to the plans of E. E. Myers, Architect, Detroit., 1881