University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the George Lee Cordova Papers, 1876-1973

Descriptive Summary

Creator: George Lee Cordova
Title: Cordova, George Lee, Papers
Dates: 1876-1973
Abstract: The George Lee Cordova papers relate to his duties as a depot agent for the Missouri Pacific and Southern Pacific Railroads.
Accession No.: 81-168
Extent: 9 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

George Lee Cordova was a depot agent for the Missouri Pacific and Southern Pacific Railroads while at McNeil and Round Rock, Texas. He worked for the railroads in San Antonio (1925-1938), in McNeil and Round Rock (1938-1970), and in Austin (1970s).

Scope and Contents

The George Lee Cordova Papers, 1876-1973, were gathered and produced in part by George Lee Cordova while he was a depot agent for the Missouri Pacific and Southern Pacific Railroads at McNeil and Round Rock, Texas. The records provide documentation of commercial activities in the Travis and Williamson County area of Texas. They include cash books, railroad car records, railroad broadsides, way bills, Missouri Pacific and Southern Pacific Train orders, messages, sales tickets, railroad communications, union materials, railroad internal communications bulletins, daily car reports, maps, railroad retirement board, list of Southern Pacific stations, letters and letter press book, railroad billings, Wells Fargo Express Co. account book, and various railroad publications.


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

These papers are stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Cordova, George Lee -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
Missouri Pacific Railroad Company -- History.
Southern Pacific Railroad Company -- History.
Wells Fargo Express Company -- History.
Railroad companies -- United States -- History.
Railroad stations -- Texas -- History.
Railroads -- Texas -- History.
Railroad trains -- United States -- History.
Austin (Tex.)
McNeil (Tex.)
Round Rock (Tex.)
Travis County (Tex.)
Williamson County (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George Lee Cordova Papers, 1876-1973, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.

Detailed Description of the Papers



3W20 Train orders, 1940 (1966-1970)
3W21 Train orders, 1965-1969
3W22 Printed material; railroad rules and regulations, 1880-1969
3W23 Train orders, 1967-1969
Agent circulars, 1920-1970
3W24 Blank forms
Printed material, 1878-1967
Train orders, 1965-1970
3W25 Railway accounting procedures, 1924
Bills of lading, 1887
Official Railway Equipment Register, 1967
Conductors Register, 1881
Official Guide, 1967, 1970
Telegrapher's Bulletins and Seniority List, 1953
3W26 Cashbooks, 1878, undated
Waybills, 1902-1916, 1912, 1915
Wells Fargo account book, 1923-1932
Daily car reports, 1915
Telegrapher's manual, 1926
Official Guide, 1970, 1889
3W27 Personal correspondence, 1941
Business correspondence, 1880-1883
Financial records, 1880-1882, 1966-1967
Printed material, 1876-1973
Train orders and clearance cards, 1881-1963
Railroad rules and regulations, 1886-1963
Agent memos, 1924-1969
Maps, 1917, 1940, 1952, 1970
Blank railroad forms
Miscellaneous: membership cards, letter, calendar, art prints
2.325/D29b Sample cash book, 1948
Conductor's register, 1881
2.325/D30a Cashbook, 1878-1879
2.325/D30b Cashbook, 1878
2.325/D31a Cashbook, 1878
2.325/D31b Cashbook, 1880
2.325/D32a Waybills, 1898
2.325/D32b Cashbooks, 1877, 1878
Waybills, 1881
2.325/D33a Waybills, 1915
2.325/D33b Waybills, 1907
2.325/D34a Railroad car records, 1939
2.325/D34b Accounting department procedures (undated)
2.325/D35a Waybills, 1915
2.325/D35b Cashbook, 1879
2.325/D35c Waybills, 1876
2.325/D35d Letters, 1911-1913
Daily car records, 1914-1915
2.325/D35e Cashbook, 1912
Train orders, 1940 (1966-1970)