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Biographical Note

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: North Carolina, 1728-1824

Series II: Tennessee, 1824-1840

Series III: Mississippi, 1840-1875

Series IV: Texas, 1875-1998

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the James Lockhart Autry Family Papers, 1832-1998 MS 003



creator Autry, James Lockhart
Title: James Lockhart Autry Family Papers
Dates: 1832-1998
Abstract Business papers, correspondence, photographs and memorabilia related to the James Lockhart Autry family of Texas (1875-present) and of North Carolina (1832), Tennessee (1824-1840) and Mississippi (1840-1875) show the life style of a family who moved into Texas and played an important role in developing both the social and economic framework of Houston. Among the business papers are correspondence and legal briefs from the terms Autry served as general counsel to the Texas Company, president of Fidelity Trust Company, and vice-president and general counsel of the American Republics Corporation.
Identification: MS 003
Quantity: 74.0 cubic ft.(86 boxes and oversize materials)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center

Biographical Note

James Lockhart Autry, II was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi, on November 4, 1859. Educated in Mississippi schools for most of his life, Autry attended the University of the South on a scholarship before moving to Texas in 1876. He moved to Navarro County to undertake management of a ranch given to his grandfather's heirs for his part in the Texas Revolution.

Once established in Texas, Autry began the study of law in the offices of Judge Sam Frost in Corsicana, and was admitted to the bar in 1880 at the age of twenty-one. While still studying law in 1879, Autry served as enrolling clerk for the House of Representatives of the Texas Legislature and he served again in the sessions of 1880 and 1881. Autry began the practice of law in partnership with Richard Channing Beale; he retired from this partnership, however, to serve two terms as County Judge of Navarro County. He then formed a partnership with W. J. McKie which lasted until Autry left Corsicana to become General Attorney for the Texas Company in Beaumont.

The partnership of McKie and Autry served as counsel to J.S. Cullinan, an oil operator who moved into Corsicana with the oil boom of the area during the 1890's. After the dissipation of oil in the Corsicana area and the discovery of oil in the Spindletop - Beaumont area, Cullinan moved to the coastal town to form the Texas Fuel Company. For several years McKie and Autry continued to serve Cullinan, taking turns on leaving Coriscana to spend one or two weeks at a time in Beaumont. Finally in 1904 the partnership of McKie and Autry was dissolved with McKie staying in Corsicana and Autry moving to Beaumont as general counsel of the Texas Fuel Company.

A reorganization and expansion of the Texas Fuel Company in 1905 resulted in the incorporation of the Texas Company in which Autry was elected a director and became general attorney. The corporate headquarters were moved to Houston in 1908 when Spindletop began to decline and other fields down the Gulf Coast like Humble and Goose Creek began to produce. Autry again moved with the company. He remained with the Texas Company until November of 1913 when a dispute over management of the company became a major issue in a stockholders' meeting and a proxy struggle ensued. Cullinan with the open support of Autry and Will C. Hogg lost the battle and resigned as president and director. Autry and Hogg both resigned at this time.

Autry, Cullinan and Hogg then combined their capital and talents to form the Fidelity Trust Company, Farmers Petroleum Company, American Petroleum Company and Republic Production Company. Autry served as president of Farmers Petroleum Company, president of Fidelity Trust Company and vice-president and general counsel of the last two under the combined name of American Republics Company. In 1915 Autry suffered a stroke and he spent the last five years of his life a semi-invalid seeking rehabilitation and use of his right side. He died on September 29, 1920. He was survived by his wife, the former Allie Kinsloe, whom he married in 1896, a son James Lockhart Autry III, and a daughter Allie May Autry.

Allie Belle Kinsloe Autry was born in Corsicana, Texas in 1873. She married James Lockhart Autry II in 1896. Throughout her life she was active in philanthropic causes in Corsicana and Houston. In 1921 she donated money for the construction of a community house at Rice Institute. A memorial to her husband, Autry House served as social meeting place for students, faculty, and campus organizations at Rice Institute. She also donated $50,000 towards the establishment of a hospital school for children with tuberculosis, Autry Memorial Hospital School, as a memorial to her son, James Lockhart Autry III. She died in 1935.

James Lockhart Autry, III was born in Corsicana, Texas 1901. The only son of James Lockhart Autry II, he graduated from Rice Institute in 1921. After graduation he was the vice-president of the American Supply Company. He died after complications from appendicitis at the age of 23.

Allie May Autry Kelley was the second child of James L. Autry II and Allie Kinsloe Autry. She was born 1903 in Corsicana, Texas. She graduated from Rice Institute in 1925, the first woman in her family to attend college. As a student at Rice she was extremely popular, elected class vice president 1921-22 and 1924-25, queen of May Fete 1925 and was a lifelong supporter of her alma mater. She helped establish Autry Court, the Allie Kelley Dittmar lounge in the student center, and generously supported the Friends of the Fondren Library. She married Edward Watson Kelley in 1935 and had two children, Edward "Mike" Watson Kelley, Jr and Allie Autry Kelley Dittmar. She died in 1998 at the age of 94.

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Scope and Content

The collection contains business papers, correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia of the James Lockhart Autry family. Among the business papers are correspondence and legal briefs from the terms Autry served as general counsel to the Texas Company, president of Fidelity Trust Company, and vice-president and general counsel of the American Republics Corporation.

Family papers include correspondence from Autry's grandfather Micajah Autry (1792-1836) to his wife describing his travels to Texas. Micajah Autry came to Texas to fight in the revolution and died at the Alamo. Autry's father, James Lockhart Autry, served as Speaker of the House of Representatives in Mississippi and practiced law in partnership with Lucius Cincinnatus Lamar. A number of papers deal with this aspect of his career as well as his service in the Confederate Army in which he attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and was killed at the Battle of Murfreesboro on December 31, 1862. Also included are correspondence from Autry's mother, Jeanie Valliant Autry Brown to her immediate family.

The bulk of the collection pertains to James Lockhart Autry II's business papers, legal papers, numbered files, personal papers, memorabilia, and papers dealing with administration of his estate.

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Arrangement

The papers have been arranged in genealogical order beginning in North Carolina and following the family to Texas.
Series I: North Carolina, 1728-1824
Series II: Tennessee, 1824-1840
Series III: Mississippi, 1840-1875
Series IV: Texas, 1875-1998

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research. Researchers may only use photocopies of Micajah Autry letters.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from The James Lockhart Autry family papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Rice University.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Autry family - homes and haunts - Houston - Texas
Autry, Allie -- correspondence
Autry, James Lockhart, 1859-1920--Archives.
Autry, Martha W. -- correspondence
Autry, Micajah (1792-1836)
Brown, Jeanie V.-- correspondence
Subjects (Organizations)
American Republics Corporation
Fidelity Trust Company
Mexico Fuel Oil Company
Rice University - design & construction - Autry House.
Texas Company
Texas Fuel Company
Texas Land & Abstract Company
Subjects
Texas - History
Texas - Oil & gas production
Places
Autry House (Houston, Tex.)
Westmoreland Farms (Houston, Tex.)

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Related Material

See also Rice University architectural drawings, oversize manuscript material, maps and photographs, Part 2 of 3 UA 226-pt2

See also Kelley Industries Inc. business records, 1936-1986, MS 102, http://library.rice.edu/collections/WRC/finding-aids/manuscripts/0102

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Lockhart Autry Family Papers; 1832-1998, MS 003, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

The papers were a gift of Mrs. Edward W. Kelley and her daughter Allie Autry Kelley Dittmar. Date Received: Summer 1959. An addendum to the collection was received from Mrs. Edward W. Kelley and her granddaughter Kelley Dittmar in 1989 and 1992.

Processing Information note

The following abbreviations may appear in the collection indicating specific types of original documents:

A.D.=Autograph Document (i.e., any handwritten manuscript that is not a letter, memorandum, or diary)

A.L.S.=Autograph Letter Signed

D.S.=Document Signed (the body of the document is written or printed by someone other than the signer)

L.S.=Letter Signed

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: North Carolina, 1728-1824

Theophilus Autry 1728-1824
Box Folder
1 1 Will of Theophilus Autry (photocopy) [1832]

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Series II: Tennessee, 1824-1840

Micajah Autry 1794-1836
Conditions Governing Access note
Researchers may only use photocopies of Micajah Autry letters.
Box Folder
1 2 Correspondence - M[icajah] Autry to Mrs Martha W. Autry 1834 Feb. 11
ALS
3 Correspondence - M. Autry to Mrs. Martha W. Autry 1834 Feb. 16
ALS
4 Correspondence - M. Autry to Mrs. Martha W. Autry 1835 Dec. 7
ALS
5 Correspondence - M. Autry to Mrs. Martha W. Autry 1835 Dec. 13
ALS
6 Copy of the Muster Roll, Nacogdoches, Texas 1836 Jan. 14
ALS
7 Obituary of Major Micajah Autry [1836 Feb. 28]
Clipping
Drawer
81 Land grant by Anson Jones to the heirs Micajah Autry 1846 Feb. 5
Photocopy
Martha Wyche Putney Wilkerson Autry 1794-1866
Box Folder
1 8 Obituary of Mrs. Amelia W. Smith [1836]
Clipping
9 Correspondence - Nat. G. Smith to Mrs. Amelia W. Smith [1836]
ALS
10 Photographs - Tintype of Martha Wyche Autry

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Series III: Mississippi, 1840-1875

Martha Wilkerson Autry 1794-1866
Box Folder
1 11 Correspondence - James L. Talbot to Mrs. Micajah Autry 1856 Sept. 11
ALS
12 Correspondence - D.W.C. Smith to Mrs. Martha W. Autry 1856 Nov. 27
ALS
13 Correspondence - D.W.C. Smith to James L. Autry 1856 Oct. 9
ALS
14 Correspondence - DeWitte C. Smith to James L. Autry 1858 Mar. 10
ALS
15 Correspondence - Bill of Sale to D.W.C. Smith 1858 Apr. 3
DS
16 Correspondence - DeWitte C. Smith to James L. Autry 1858 Jul. 18
ALS
17 Correspondence - D.W.C. Smith to James L. Autry 1860 Jun. 3
ALS
18 Correspondence - D.W.C. Smith to James L. Autry 1862 Oct. 2
ALS
19 Photograph of Dewitt Clinton Smith, n.d.
Mary Autry Greer 1827-1915
Box Folder
1 20 Correspondence - John Autry to Mary Autry 1839 Dec. 29
ALS
21 Correspondence - Mary A. Greer to James L. Autry 1851 Mar. 16
ALS
22 Correspondence - Mary A Greer to James L. Autry 1856 Nov. 9
ALS
23 Correspondence - James M. Greer to Mrs. Martha W. Autry 1856 Dec. 17
ALS
24 Correspondence - James M. Greer to Martha W. Autry 1856 Dec. 18
ALS
25 Correspondence - Rev. J.T. Pickett to Mrs. [M.A.] Greer and Mrs. [J.V.] Autry 1866 Apr. 1
ALS
26 Correspondence - D. Edward Greer to James L. Autry [1872] Feb [16]
ALS
27 Correspondence - Maggie F. Greer to James L. Autry 1873 Sept. 30
ALS
28 Correspondence - Maggie F. Greer to James L. Autry [1873]
ALS
29 "Sketch of my Life," by Mary Autry Greer n.d.
photocopy
30 "Siege of the Alamo," and other sketches by Mary Autry Greer n.d.
31 Obituary of Mary Autry Greer May 31, 1915
32 Photograph of Mary Autry Greer n.d.
Col. James Lockhart Autry 1830-1862
Correspondence 1842-1862
Box Folder
1 33 John Autry to James L. Autry 1842 Apr. 12
ALS
34 Arthur Clayton to James L. Autry 1846 Apr. 30
ALS
35 [Elihu K.] Valliant to [James L.] Autry 1848 Feb. 7
ALS
36 Jas. R. Chalmer to Jas. L. Autry Mar. 22 [1849-1850]
ALS
37 D.C. Glenn to James L. Autry 1850 Nov. 12
ALS
38 J.L. Autry to Martha W. Autry 1851 Apr. 1
ALS
39 [James Harper] Starr and [Nathanial C.] Amory to James L. Autry, Including Proof of Heirship of Autry 1851 Jun. 18
ALS
40 James R. Armstrong to James L. Autry 1851 Oct. 21
LS
41 William F. Henderson to James L. Autry 1851 Nov. 4
ALS
42 L. Smith to James L. Autry 1851 Nov. 27
ALS
43 Edward C. Walthall to James L. Autry 1852 Feb. 22
ALS
44 R.L. Watson to James L. Autry 1852 Jun. 22
ALS
45 James R. Armstrong to James L. Autry 1853 Feb. 9
LS
46 James L. Autry to Mrs. M.W. Autry 1855 Sept. 18
ALS
47 James L. Autry to Mrs. M.W. Autry 1855 Sept. 28
ALS
48 J.B. Lockhart to James L. Autry 1856 Jul. 9
ALS
49 B.D. McKie to James L. Autry 1856 Nov. 19
ALS
50 James L. Autry to Mrs M.W. Autry 1856 Nov. 26
ALS
51 James L. Autry to Mrs. M.W. Autry 1856 Nov. 30
ALS
52 James L. Autry to Mrs. M.W. Autry 1856 Dec. 2
ALS
53 James L. Autry to Mrs. M.W. Autry 1856 Dec. 8
ALS
54 James L. Autry to Mrs. M.A. Greer 1856 Dec. 14
ALS
55 James L. Autry to Mrs. M.W. Autry 1856 Dec. 17
ALS
56 James L. Autry to Mrs. M.W. Autry 1856 Dec. 21
ALS
57 James L. Autry to Mrs. M.W. Autry 1856 Dec. 28
ALS
58 Invitation to a Bridal Party Honoring Col. and Mrs. Edward Pickett 1857 Jan. 7
59 James L. Autry to Mrs. M.W. Autry 1857 Jan. 11
ALS
60 James L. Autry to James M. Greer, Jr. 1857 Jan. 16
ALS
61 James L. Autry to Mrs. M.W. Autry 1857 Jan. 25
ALS
62 James L. Autry to Mrs. M.W. Autry 1857 Jan. 29
ALS
63 H. Whitehorn to James L. Autry 1857 Aug. 10
ALS
64 Jesse Taylor to James L. Autry 1858 Mar. 10
ALS
65 Catharine A. McWillie to James L. Autry 1858 Aug. 18
ALS
66 James L. Autry to Mrs. M.W. Autry 1858 Nov. 7
ALS
67 James L. Autry to Mrs. M.W. Autry 1858 Nov. 17
ALS
68 James L. Autry to Mrs. M.W. Autry 1858 Dec. 1
ALS
69 L.Q.C. Lamar [Jr.] to James L. Autry 1858 Dec. 15
ALS
70 L.Q.C. Lamar [Jr.] to James L. Autry [1858]
71 James L. Talbot to James L. Autry 1859 Jan. 14
ALS
72 Telegram from Talbot to James L. Autry 1860 May 25
DS
73 H.C. Anthony, W.L. Martin & R.J. Allison to James L. Autry 1860 Jun.30
ALS
74 C.H. Mott to Autry, Walter, & Mickle 1861 Mar. 21
ALS
75 Jas. L. Autry to Jas. L. Autry, Jr. 1861 Apr. 11
ALS
76 J.L. Autry to Jeanie V. Autry [ca.1861]Apr.12
ALS
77 H.A. Cooke to James L. Autry 1861 Apr. 12
ALS
78 James L. Autry to James M. Greer 1861 Apr. 12
ALS
79 James L. Autry to Mrs. M.W. Autry 1861 Apr. 12
ALS
80 James L. Autry to Mrs. Mary A. Greer 1861 Apr. 20
ALS
81 James R. Chalmers to James L. Autry 1861 Sept. 9
DS
82 J.P. Benjamin to James L. Autry 1862 Feb. 13
DS
83 James L. Autry to Mrs. M.W. Autry 1862 May 13
ALS
84 Wedding invitation to Col. and Mrs. James L. Autry [1862] Oct. 16
ALS
85 James L. Autry to General S. Cooper 1862 Oct. 29
LS
86 A.L.C. Magruder to Col. James L. Autry 1862 Nov. 13
ALS
87 James Autry to Jeanie V. Autry 1862 Nov. 17
ALS
88 General Bragg, George G. Garner to James L. Autry 1862 Nov. 30
DS
89 Alexander F. Martin to James L. Autry n.d.
ALS
90 Miscellaneous Social Notes to James L. Autry n.d.
Political Career 1850-1859
General note
James Lockhart Autry served as a representative to the Mississippi Legislature from Marshall County from 1854-1859. He was also elected Speaker of the House 1857-1859.
Box Folder
1 91 Speech [by James L. Autry] [ca.] 1850
AD
92 Address [by James L. Autry] [ca.] 1850
AD
93 Address Delivered by J.L. Autry at the Marshall Female Institute 1855 Jun. 28
AD
Box
83 Canvass Book for the Canvass of 1855 v.s. Autry, Holly Springs, Miss. 1855 Sept.
Box Folder
1 95 Broadside Advertising Political Meeting 1856 Mar. 8
96 Reply to a toast delivered by J.L. Autry at a Supper of the Alumni of St. Thomas Hall 1857 Dec. 24
AD
97 Address delivered by J.L. Autry July 4 [prior to 1858]
AD
98 Speech [written by James L. Autry] [prior to 1858]
AD
99 Address by J.L. Autry Welcoming Col. [Jefferson] Davis [prior to 1858]
AD
100 Acceptance Speech by J.L. Autry to the Mississippi House of Representatives Accepting Position of "Speaker of the House" [1858 Nov.]
AD
101 Speech by J.L. Autry to the Literary Societies of Semple Broaddus College 1859 Jun. 22
AD
102 Newspaper clipping mentioning James L. Autry n.d.
Civil War 1861-1862
General note
James Lockhart Autry served as lieutenant colonel of B/F-S, 9th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry. After reorganization in spring 1862, Autry became lieutenant colonel of the 27th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry. He was killed during the Battle of Murfreesboro on December 31, 1862. His promotion to general, signed by President Jefferson Davis, was on its way to Autry at the time of his death.
Source: The hour of our nation's agony: the Civil War letters of Lt. William Cowper Nelson of Mississippi. Edited by Jennifer W. Ford, 2007.
Box Folder
2 1 Isaac N. Edwards to H.M. Walters 1861 Sept. 6
ALS
2 Capt. T.F. Kerr to Lt. H.W. Walter 1861 Sept. 7
ALS
3 Dr. W.J. Price about Capt. Kerr 1861 Sept. 7
ALS
4 Arthur Clayton, H.T. Scott, James T. Lester, E. Murrell, and H.C. MacLaughlin to Lt. H.W. Walter 1861 Sept. 8
DS
5 Court of Inquiry into the Actions of Capt. Kerr 1861 Sept. 11
DS
6 Brig. Gen. S.H. Gladden to Gen. Cooper 1862 Jan. 21
ALS
7 Gen. Braxton Bragg to Pres. Jefferson Davis 1862 Feb. 21
ALS
8 Braxton Bragg to Maj. Gen. Van Dorn 1862 Jun. 25
DS
9 A.A.G. John G. Deverean to Lt. Gen. Pemberton 1862 Nov. 5
DS
10 Gen. Bragg and George G. Garner to Capt. I.B. Sale 1862 Dec. 5
DS
11 Order for Officer of the Day 1862 Dec. 20
DS
12 Partial List (copied) of Names of Officers of the 9th and 27th Mississippi Regiments [ca. 1861-1862]
DS
Drawer
81 Chattanooga Daily Rebel, vol. 1, no. 262, Front Page 1863 Jun. 9
Miscellaneous
Box Folder
2 13 Bill of William F. Henderson against the Estate of Micajah Autry n.d.
DS
14 Professional Card of James L. Autry n.d.
Card
15 Photographs of James Lockhart Autry (oversized removed to OVS photographs) ca. 1861
General note
Locket with photograph of James L. Autry inside and strands of hair.
Box
43 Photograph of Mrs. Lucy Holcomb Pickens in frame with notation by James L. Autry, 'A distinguished and beautiful Southern woman.' 1853
Jeanie Valliant Autry Brown 1833-1916
Box Folder
2 16 Correspondence - Jeanie V. Autry to Mrs. M.W. Autry ALS November 1, 1858
17 Correspondence - Jeanie V. Autry to Mrs. M.W. Autry 1858 Nov. 20
18 Correspondence - Jeanie V. Autry to Mary A. Greer ALS 1861 Sept. 25
19 Correspondence - [Jeanie V. Autry] letter ALS [1861] Sept. 11
20 Correspondence - J. J. Govan to Mrs. James L. Autry ALS 1863 Jan. 30
21 Correspondence - [M]ary P. G[ovan] to Mrs. Jeanie V. Autry ALS [1863] Apr. 25
22 Correspondence - Mrs. Mary P. Govan to Mrs. Jeanie V. Autry ALS [1863]
23 Correspondence - Fanny Y. (Mrs. A.) Craft to Mrs. Jeanie V. Autry ALS [1863]
24 Correspondence - [Mrs. Jeanie V. Autry to Mrs Mary A. Greer] ALS 1864 May 1
25 Correspondence - Mr. B. Mickle to Mrs. Jeanie V. Autry ALS 1864 Jul. 18
26 Correspondence - Accounts from Addison Craft to Mrs. Jeanie V. Autry DS 1866 Feb. [20-7]
27 Correspondence - Circuit Court of Marshall Co., Miss. to Mrs. Jeanie V. Autry 1866 April 19
28 Correspondence - George B. Myers to Mrs. Jeanie V. Autry ALS 1866 Apr. 19
29 Correspondence - Kinloch Falconer to Mrs. J. V. Autry ALS;DS 1866 June 7
30 Correspondence - Mrs. Jeanie V. Autry to Mrs Jas. M. Greer ALS 1866 Jun. 20
31 Correspondence - Johnson, Denegre & Penn to Mrs Jeanie V. Autry ALS 1866 Nov. 26
32 Correspondence - Masonic Lodge No. 35 to Mrs. James L. Autry DS [1866]
33 Correspondence - Mr. Jo Caruthers to Mrs. J.V. Autry ALS 1870 Feb.
34 Correspondence - Bishop W.M. Green to Mrs. J.V. Autry ALS 1873 Jun. 27
35 Correspondence - Hode to Aunt Jeanie V. Autry ALS 1873 Jun. 27
36 Correspondence - Ann Worthington to Mrs. J.V. Autry ALS 1873 Aug. 31
37 Correspondence - Gen. J. Gorgas to Mrs. J.V. Autry ALS 1874 Apr. 12
38 Correspondence - Mrs. Jeanie V. Brown to James L. Autry ALS 1881 Feb. 11
39 Correspondence - Mrs. Jeanie V. Brown to James L. Autry ALS 1881 Feb. 13
40 Correspondence - Mrs. Jeanie V. Autry to Mrs. M.W. Autry n.d. ALS
41 Correspondence - Mrs. Jeanie V. Autry to Mr. Jas. M. Greer n.d. ALS
42 Correspondence - Mrs. Jeanie V. Autry to Mrs. Mrs. Mary A. Greer n.d. ALS
43 Complimentary ticket to a "Grand Fancy Masked Ball" 1857 Jan. 23
44 Photographs: Jeanie Valliant Autry
45 4% Registered Bond - Confederate States of America DS 1864 Aug. 30
46 Jeanie V. Brown calling card n.d.
47 Miscellaneous Poems typed by James L. Autry for his Mother n.d.
Valliant and Brahan Families 1849-1913
Box Folder
2 48 Correspondence - Elihu K. Valliant to Martha and Jeanie Valliant ALS 1849 Oct. 30
49 Correspondence - L.B. Valliant to Mrs. Jeanie V. Autry ALS 1868 Nov. 21
50 Correspondence - L.B. Valliant to Mrs. Martha V. Brahan ALS 1869 Mar. 1
51 Correspondence - F. and L.B. Valliant to Col. John C. Brahan ALS 1869 Mar. 23
52 Correspondence - F. and L.B. Valliant to Col. J.C. Brahan ALS 1869 Oct. 22
53 Correspondence - W. [F.] Daniel to L.B. Valliant ALS 1870 Sept. 27
54 Correspondence - W.H. McCardle to Frank Valliant ALS 1870 Nov. 22
55 Correspondence - F. Valliant to Mrs. Jeanie V. Autry ALS 1870 Nov. 25
56 Correspondence - Frank Valliant to Mrs. J.V. Brown ALS 1878 Nov. 14
57 Newsclipping - death of L.B. Valliant 1913
58 Photographs - L.B. Valliant
59 Correspondence - M.V. Brahan to James L. Autry ALS 1873 Nov. 20
60 Correspondence - Haywood Brahan to James L. Autry ALS 1880 Dec. 13
61 Correspondence - Haywood Brahan to J.C. Hutcheson ALS 1880 Dec. 13
62 Correspondence - G.W. Granberry to Mr. H. Brahan ALS 1880 Dec. 17
63 Correspondence - J.C. Hutcheson to H. Brahan APS 1880 Dec. 20
64 Correspondence - Haywood Brahan to James L. Autry ALS 1881 Mar. 5
65 Correspondence - Haywood Brahan to James L. Autry ALS 1881 Mar. 18
Commodore Isaac Newton Brown 1837-1899
Box Folder
3 1 Miscellaneous Correspondence -Chiefly re: Mississippi Plantation [558] 1861-1889
2 Miscellaneous Correspondence -Chiefly re: Mississippi Plantation [558] 1890-1892
3 Miscellaneous Correspondence -Chiefly re: Mississippi Plantation [558] 1893-1894
4 Miscellaneous Correspondence -Chiefly re: Mississippi Plantation [558] 1895-1896
5 Miscellaneous Correspondence -Chiefly re: Mississippi Plantation [558] 1897-1898
6 Miscellaneous Correspondence -Chiefly re: Mississippi Plantation [558] 1899
7 Miscellaneous Correspondence -Chiefly re: Mississippi Plantation [558] 1900-1903
Box Folder
4 1 Correspondence - Isaac Newton Brown memorial 1916
2 Photographs - Captain Isaac Newton Brown n.d.
Eloise Brown Landon 1876-1912
Box Folder
4 3 Landon v. Brown [516] 1906-1907
4 Family Correspondence - Jeanie V. Brown to Eloise Landon 1902-1903
5 Family Correspondence - Eloise B. Landon to Jeanie V. Brown 1909
6 Family Correspondence - Received by Jeanie V. Brown after Death of Eloise B. Landon 1912 Jan.-Mar.
7 Photographs - Eloise Brown Landon's grave n.d.
Collins Brown
Box Folder
4 8 Family Correspondence - Collins Brown to Allie Autry 1898-1901
9 Family Correspondence - Letters from various correspondents received by Jeanie V. Brown after the death of Collins Brown 1909
10 Collins Brown [543A] 1893-1909
11 H.D. Brown 1914

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Series IV: Texas, 1875-1998

James Lockhart Autry II 1859-1920
Sub-Series I: Numbered Files, 1861-1920
Scope and Contents note
Not all of James L. Autry's business files are represented in the numbered files. Autry wrote a memorandum describing the function, order and safekeeping of his files. From "Memorandum concerning Jas. L. Autry's files" (September 7, 1916): "All of my files are regarded as personal...the plan of filing is numerical...each file takes a title of subject-matter." Although the various represented companies retained most of the correspondence that dealt strictly with the day to day business, there is still a great deal of important business correspondence and personal material in the files, especially that dealing with his Navarro County Ranch, since he apparently preferred that his secretary keep up such files. The files are arranged numerically indicated by number in brackets after file name (e.g., Hughes Rice Farm [510] 1904).
Numbered files pertaining to Autry's work for the Texas Company have been removed and organized numerically in the sub-series Business Papers. Also removed are files containing correspondence and records regarding the building of the Autry residence on Courtlandt Place. These have been organized within the sub-series: Personal. Numbered files relating to Autry's legal career have been removed and organized in sub-series: Legal.
Box Folder
5 1 Memorandum concerning Jas. L. Autry's files September 7, 1916
2 Autry's Halbert Lots [501] 1887-1907
3 Galbreath Properties [503A] 1909-1910
4 Swayne-Sour Lake Syndicate [504] 1904-1911
5 Dee Carmen Mining Company [504A] 1909-1914
6 Home Place - Corsicana [505] 1904-1910
7 Great Southern Life Insurance Co. [505A] 1910-1914
8 Autry's Ranch - 1904 Matters [506] 1898-1906
9 Motor Boat [507A] 1909
10 St. Louis Union Trust Co. [508A] 1909
11 Corsicana Cemetery Lot [509A] 1889-1912
12 Hughes Rice Farm [510] 1904
13 Port Arthur Water Company [511] 1903-1913
14 Autry - A.J. Thompson Claim [512] 1904-1912
Box Folder
6 1 Westmoreland Lots [512A] 1909-1917
2 Natural Gas Syndicate [513A] 1909-1910
3 Autry Ranch [515] 1895; 1904-05
4 Autry Ranch [515A] 1910
5 Southern Trust Co. [516A] 1909-1916
6 Sun-Light Publishing Co. - Reports [518] 1900-1908
7 Sun-Light Publishing Co. - Misc. [519] 1900-1906
8 Oleander Country Club [519A] 1910-1915
9 Morton Survey, Navarro County - Abstract Company Affairs [520] 1889-1906
10 Automobile Club [520A] 1910-1911
Box Folder
7 1 Moore Farm - Navarro County [521] 1883-1911
2 Magnolia Motor Co. [521A] 1909-1913
3 Houston Lot Offerings [522] 1905-1906
4 Ancestry [523] 1902-1908
5 Sale of Gilbert Survey Lands [523A] 1901-1912
6 Texas Land & Abstract Co. Affairs [524] 1889-1910
7 Texas Land & Abstract Co. Affairs [524] 1911-1916
Box
33 "Texas Abstract & Land Company, Incorporated" seal n.d.
Minutes, Board of Directors, Texas Abstract & Land Co. 29 Oct 1887 - 29 Oct 1900
Box Folder
7 8 Automobile - Winton [525A] 1909-1911
9 Automobile - Winton [525A] 1912-1919
Box Folder
8 1 Holly Springs (Miss.) Cemetery [526] 1897-1916
2 Surgical Operation [526A] 1909-1910
3 Autry Ranch [527A] 1909-1911
4 Wilson-Bogy Lots [528] 1901-1911
5 Houston Launch Club [528A] 1909-1914
6 Mexico Fuel Oil Company [529A] 1905-1908
7 Mexico Fuel Oil Company [529] 1909-1910May
8 Mexico Fuel Oil Company [529] 1910June-1911
9 Mexico Fuel Oil Company - Voucher Checkbooks [529A] 1910-1911
10 Mexico Fuel Oil Company [529A] 1912-1916
Box Folder
9 1 Proposed Sale of Autry Ranch [530A] 1910-1913
2 Correspondence - Fred W. Freeman [531] (see also file 523A) 1904-1906
3 John Thomas Survey - Freestone County [532] 1904-1910
4 Autry Ranch - 1906 Matters [533] 1905-1906
5 Johnson Lots, Corsicana [534] 1901-1908
6 Controversy of Cotton Belt RR in Corsicana [535] 1871-1906
7 Summer Trip [535A] 1911
8 United Charities [536A] 1907-1914
9 Allen Mining and Milling Co. [537] 1904-1908
10 James L. Autry School Affairs [537A] 1909-1910
11 Westmoreland Lots [539] (see also file 512A) 1906-1915
12 Sewanee Alumni [539A] 1899-1915
Box Folder
10 1 Raywood Investments [540A] 1905-1910
2 Raywood Investments [540A] 1910-1918
3 Raywood Investments [540A] 1911
4 Autry Ranch (Micajah Autry Survey) Title papers, etc. [541] 1868-1899
5 Autry Ranch Micajah Autry Survey) Title papers, etc. [541] 1901-1915
6 Texas Laundry Company [541A] 1909-1910
7 Houston Chamber of Commerce [542A] 1911-1916
8 Wortham & Martin (Sun-Light Publishing Co.) [543] 1905-1909
9 Clippings - Various Subjects [544A] 1912-1919
10 Mexican - Gold Mine [545A] 1906
Box Folder
11 1 University of Texas [545A] 1911-1915
2 Ranch Affairs - 1907 [546] 1906-1908
3 Mining Laws - Texas Mineral Laws [547A] 1909-1913
4 Drainage District - Port Arthur [548A] 1908-1912
5 Option to Purchase Form [549A] 1909
6 Blackmon-Kerr Co. [550] 1903-1904
7 Oil Leases - Legal Authorities [550A] 1910-1913
8 Autry Ranch - Cattle [551] 1906-1911
9 Freeman Stock Loan [552] 1907-1909
10 A. C. Hall Account [553A] 1905-1910
11 Political Correspondence [557A] 1912-1916
12 Autry Ranch Matters - 1912 [558A] 1911-1912
13 Corsicana Bonds [560] 1916 Feb 22
14 Houston Hotel Assoc. & Rice Hotel Organization [561A] 1912-1913
15 Freeman's Homestead Notes [564] 1904-1907
16 Union National Bank [565] 1907-1918
17 Autry Ranch Matters for 1913 [566A] 1912-1913
18 Houston Press Club [567A] 1912
Box Folder
12 1 Barry Investments - Coahoma Trust [569] 1907-1909
2 Committee on Natural Gas for Houston [569A] 1910
3 Sale of Texas Co. Stock to M. Moran [570] 1907-1910
4 Life Insurance - Fidelity Mutual [571] 1895-1910
5 Life Insurance - Provident Savings & Travellers [574] 1888-1905
6 Suburban Houston Property Investments [574A] 1912-1916
7 Magnolia Petroleum Co. [575A] 1913-1915
8 Moving to Houston [577] 1907-1912
9 Margaret Russel Land - Freestone Co. [579] 1890-1899
10 Union Bank and Trust Company [579A] 1905-1907
11 Raywood Corporation Reorganization [580A] 1905
12 Cullinan Purchase of Land from Gipson [581A] 1905
Box Folder
13 1 Autry Ranch - 1908 Affairs [583] 1908-1909
2 Houston Country Club [585] 1912-1916
3 Fire Insurance [588A] 1913-1915
4 Autry Ranch [591A] 1914
5 Poll Tax Receipts [594A] 1906-1915
6 Autry Ranch Affairs - 1909 [598] 1909-1910
7 Southern Transportation Co. [602] 1914
8 Summer Trip to California & Colorado [608] 1914
9 Business Correspondence - Fidelity Trust Company [612] 1913-1919
10 Investments Offered to Fidelity Trust Co [617] 1914-1920
11 Barry Investments [620] 1914-1916
12 Maps, Geological Surveys [625] 1915-1916
Box Folder
14 1 Autry's - Asa Chamber's Land [630] 1895-1901
2 Stock Quotations [631] 1914-1916
3 J.S. Cullinan's New Residence [636] 1910-1914
4 Captain James Garrity [637] 1914-1916
5 Automobile [638] 1914-1920
6 Chauffer's Automobile Report [640] 1914-1920
7 Moore's Bluff Corporations [641] 1914-1915
8 Hogg, Dickson and Hogg [643] 1914-1915
9 Sharp - Hughes Tool Co. [649] 1914-1916
10 Richland Quarry Co. [655] 1912-1919
11 Maturities of Notes Owed Autry [656] 1914-1915
12 Corsicana Cemetery [661] 1906-1915
13 Hawthorne Street Lots [662] 1912-1919
Box Folder
15 1 Autry Ranch - 1915 [672] 1915
2 Chauffeur [673] 1910-1919
3 "Eats" [681] 1907-1919
4 Raywood Canal & Milling Co. - Elmer Contract [684] 1913-1915
5 Munsey Notes - Navarro County [686] 1913-1916
6 Rufus Hardy Notes - Navarro County [687] 1913-1916
7 Telephone & Telegraph [707] 1916-1920
8 Yacht - Aloha [725] 1915-1916
9 Yacht - Aloha [725] 1916-1920
10 Magnolia Petroleum Co. - Dowling Stock [728] 1915
11 Park Place - Block 32, Lot 9 [731] 1915
Box Folder
16 1 Freestone Lands [733B] 1918
2 Sharp Homestead [738] 1915
3 Summer Trip [750] 1915 May-July
4 Summer Trip [750] 1915 Aug-Sept
5 DePelchin Faith Home [754] 1915-1916
6 Emma R. Newsboys Home [755] 1915-1918
7 Louisiana Adventure [756] 1916
8 Hudson Automobile [757] 1915
9 New York Trip [759] 1915-1916
10 Autry Financial [766] 1916
11 Bryan Barry Investments [769] 1915-1919
12 Eureka Paving Company [771] 1916-1917
13 Texas Economic League [772] 1916
14 J.R. Sharp Litigations [773] 1916
15 Hot Springs, Arkansas [774] 1916
16 Lucy Waller (Taps) [776] 1916
17 Clippings re. J.S. Cullinan & the Texas Economic League [777] 1916
18 C.F. Pannill v. Union National Bank [779] 1915-1916
19 Cullinan-Hermann Property [780] 1915-1916
20 Sewanee Debt [781] 1910-1920
21 Cullinan - Smith Street Property [782] 1916
22 Office Quarters - Carter Building [786] 1915-1916
Box Folder
17 1 Papoose Oil Company [787] 1915-1919
2 Banking & Financial [788] 1916
3 Securities [790] 1916-1919
4 Office Furniture & Fixtures [791] 1914-1916
5 Contributions [792] 1916
6 Office Employees [793] 1916
7 Gross Receipt Tax [794] 1916
8 Campbell - Wren Royalty [798] 1915-1916
9 Pipe Line Tariffs [799] 1916
10 Books & Periodicals [800] 1916
11 Rittman Process for Refining Hydrocarbons [801] 1915-1917
12 Stationary & Supplies - Printed [802] 1916
13 Pettigrew, Oates, et.al. v. Republic [804] 1916
14 Trust Company Charges [805] 1916
15 Estate Inheritance Tax [806] 1916
16 Copper Stocks [807] 1915
17 Autry Ranch [808] 1915-1916
18 Mineral Leases - General [809] 1916
19 Accounting [811] 1916
20 Insurance - Oil Companies [812] 1916
21 Republic Production Co. - Fee Lands [814] 1916
22 Dunlap & Abbott Note [816] 1914-1916
23 American Petroleum Co.-Pipe Line Dept. [818] 1915-1916
Box Folder
18 1 Louisiana Leases [819] 1916
2 East Houston Station [820] 1915
3 Houston Foundation [823] 1916
4 Eureka Paving Co.-Paving Suits & Paving Certificates [826] 1916
5 Santa Anna Farm - Otis Tract [828] 1915-1916
6 Florence Crittenden Home [829] 1916
7 Hardy Mining Company [831] 1916
8 Raywood Canal & Mining Company [832] 1915-1920
9 Oil Prices [833] 1916
10 Tex-I-Kan Petroleum Co. [834] 1916
11 Santa Anna Farm - Artust Tract [836] 1916
12 Boy Scouts [837] 1916
13 Legal Opinions [838] 1916
14 Correspondence - Office [839] 1916
15 Legal Department Reports [840] 1916-1918
16 East Beaumont Townsite Company [841] 1916
17 Law Suits [842] 1916
18 American Petroleum Co.-Railroad Claims [843] 1916
19 Trust Funds of Fidelity Trust Co. [844] 1916
20 American Petroleum Co.-County Right of Way for Pipelines [845] 1916
21 Republic Production Co.-Leases in Chambers Co., Tex. [846] 1916
22 Insurance Reports [847] 1916
23 American Republic Corporation [848] 1916-1920
24 Delaware Corporation Laws [849] 1915-1916
25 Houston Ship Channel Extension [850] 1915-1916
26 Rumors and Reports [851] 1916
27 C.W. Miller v. R.O. Eldemire [852] 1916
Box Folder
19 1 New York Trip [853] 1916
2 Pennsylvania Tank Car Company [854] 1916
3 Callaway Foreclosure [855] 1915-1916
4 Naturalization for Rudolph O. Eldemire [856] 1916
5 Stock Certificate Registrar & Transfer Agency [857] 1916
6 Codes [858] 1916
7 Petroleum Refining Company [859] 1916-1918
8 Bonds-American Petroleum Co. & Republic Production Company [861] 1916
9 American Production Co. & Republic Production Co.-Stock Certificate Order [862] 1916
10 Dr. Frank Crane's " Young Man's Program" [864] 1916
11 Division of Interest Orders-J.S. Cullinan and Magnolia Petroleum Co. [865] 1916
12 American Republic Corporation [866] 1916-1919
13 Rail Construction-North Side of Houston Ship Channel [867] 1916
14 Corporate Calendar [868] 1916
15 Pennsylvania Tank Lines [869] 1915-1916
16 Vacation Schedule [870] 1916
17 Summer Trip [871] 1916
18 Employee's Stock Participation Plan - American Republic Corporation [872] 1916-1920
19 Wade Ranch [873] 1916
20 The University Club of Houston [874] 1916
21 Houston Oil Company [875] 1916-1918
22 Prospective Oil Lan-Liberty County [876] 1916
23 Shannon Lot, Westmoreland Addition [877] 1916-1921
24 Tod Acreage [878] 1916
25 Car Equipment Trust Agreement [879] 1916
26 American Petroleum Corporation - Injunction Suit [880] 1916
27 List of Trusts [881] 1916
Box Folder
20 1 J.J. McClellan for U.S. District Attorney [882] 1916
2 Medical affairs [883] 1916-1918
3 Concerning Mr. Autry's Health [883] 1919-1920
4 Trust Agreement-Eureka Paving Co. [886] 1916
5 Washington Apartments [887] 1916
6 Maid-Applications and Letters Concerning Employment [888] 1916
7 American Republics Corp.-Sale of 3400 Shares [889] 1916
8 List of Names of Probable Investors - American Republics Corporation [890] 1916
9 Bankers Trust Company [891] 1916
10 New York Stock Exchange Requirements [892] 1916
11 Texas State Historical Association [835 + 893] 1916
12 Texas State Historical Association [893]
13 Concerning a List of Investors [894] 1916
14 Tidewater Oil Company [895] 1916
15 Boat Landing [896] 1916
16 G.L. Cash Claim-Wheeler and Pickens Subdivision [897] 1916
17 Houston Art league [898] 1916
18 Mrs. Huberta R. Nunn [899] 1916-1919
19 Houston Oil Company Suits [900] 1914-1919
20 Christ Episcopal Church-Finance, etc. [901] 1912-1920
21 M.M. White Land notes [902] 1913-1915
22 Jasper Riles - Land Notes [903] 1915
23 Summer Trip [904] 1917
Box Folder
21 1 Men's Club of Christ Episcopal Church [906] 1916
2 Marshall Field & Company [909] 1916-1917
3 Shadyside [912] 1918
4 Wireless-James L. Autry, Jr. [913] n.d.
5 East Palestine Rubber Company [914] 1918-1919
6 Capital issues Committee of U.S. [915] 1918
7 Land Department - Drilling Leases [916] 1916
8 Republic Production Company - Production Reports [918A] 1916-1919
9 Republic Production Company-Misc. [918B] 1916-1917
10 Donations [919] 1918-1920
11 Coal Purchase for Autry Home [920] 1919
12 Autry's Summer Trip [922] 1919
13 Autry Genealogy [923] 1919-1920
14 Autry Genealogy [923] 1908-1930
15 Papers re Galena-Signal Oil Merger [924] 1919
16 Y.W.C.A. Building Fund [925] 1919-1920
17 Autry Ranch Affairs [926] 1915-1920
Box Folder
22 1 Ex-Student's Association of the University of Texas [927] 1919
General note
(see also Founder's list Subscriptions Box 42 Folder 8)
2 A. Frost Justiss [928] 1919-1920
3 Purchase of Stutz Bearcat for James L. Autry Jr. [929] 1919
4 Expired Insurance Policies [930] 1917-1920
5 First National Bank of Houston Stock [932] 1920
6 Autry Summer Trip [933] 1920
7 California Trip [934] 1920
8 Fidelity Securities Company [935] 1919
9 Kent Place School for Allie May Autry [936] 1920
10 Carnegie Public Library, Houston [937] 1919-1920
11 Lot in Glenwood Cemetery [938] 1920
12 Home for Mrs. Alice Williams Crossland [939] 1920
13 Diocese of Dallas Endowment Fund [1090] 1897-1900
14 United Sons of Confederate Veterans [1114] 1897-1898
15 Rental Contracts for Corsicana Property [1159] 1889-1898
16 Papers re Autry Purchase of Read & Jester Lots in Corsicana [1169] 1877-1899
17 Lou and James Carter Title Papers [1179] 1894-1900
18 Concerning the J.W. Moore Survey [1182] 1889-1899
19 Caradine Lands [1185] 1883-1888
20 Miscellaneous Deeds; List of Books Owned [1187] 1882-1897
21 Tax Receipts (Navarro, Polk, and Freestone Co.) [1189] 1878-1904
22 Pecans - (correspondence with Sellers) [1409] 1900-1901; 1916-1918
23 M. Autry Survey; Dispute Over Title [1443] 1877-1883
24 Mississippi Historical Society [1565] 1903
25 American Historical Association [1566] 1902-1903
26 Sun-Light Publishing Co. - Chas. A. Temple [1586] 1902-1903
27 American Petroleum Company [2100] 1916
28 Insurance: American Petroleum Company [2101] 1916
29 Accounting: American Petroleum Company [2102] 1916
30 Republic Production Company [2500] 1916
31 Accounting - Republic Production Company [2501] 1916
Sub-Series II: Legal Career, 1851-1920
Scope and Contents note
Numbered files pertaining to Autry's legal career beginning in 1881 under the apprenticeship of Beale up to and including his partnership with W.J. McKie.
Autry files 1850-1919
Box Folder
23 1 Martin Palmer Papers 1850
2 Correspondence - Legal Papers of Early Navarro County Clients 1851-1903
3 R.C. Beale Law Licenses 1867-1889
4 Autry's Law License [1172] 1880-1887
5 T.S. Sweatman, Probate Court 1868-1870
6 Levi Jordon and L.A. Pettigrew deed 1869-1870
7 Gowan Papers 1871-85
8 R.C. Beale, Power of Attorney 1874-1887
9 M.M. and [M.] Walker, Bond 1874
10 Big Judge White, Will 1875
11 William Snow, Notarized Documents 1877
12 R.C. Beale, J.L. Harle Correspondence 1880
13 R.C. Beale and J. Autry Contract 1881
14 W.T. Vinns, Settlement of Estate 1883
15 R.C. Beale, H. Pillans Correspondence 1884
16 Henry Burrow, Receipt from Brown Estate 1884
17 Beale and Autry vs. Tom Mical, Citation and Judgment 1885-86
18 R.L. Brales, Assets 1885
19 Margaret Smith, Dave Ward, Bill of Sale and Lease 1885
20 S.J.T. Johnson and C.J. Hanson, memorandum of agreement 1886
21 Joe Stewart, Power of Attorney 1886
22 J.T. Luster Documents 1887-88
23 Robert Wilson Documents 1887-93
24 E.M. White and S.P. Cantrell, Promissory Note 1887
25 Corsicana Town Lot Company Charter 1887
26 Charles Giles Will 1887
27 A.B. Lee Affidavit 1889
28 Lane Family Receipt of Sale of Navarro County Property 1889
29 Gilbert Land Settlement [517A] 1895
30 "Mills et. al. v. Holloway" [1605] 1895-1903
31 Goodwyn Estate [530] 1895-1909
32 Correspondence - Port Arthur Land Company 1901
33 Estate of Daniel Burke of Corsicana [583A] 1903-1910
34 Correspondence between Autry & McKie [582A] 1903
Box Folder
24 1 Correspondence between Autry & McKie [582A] 1903
2 Correspondence between Autry & McKie [582A] 1904
3 Law Books [714] 1904-1915
4 Cartwright Receivership Case (Cartwright et.al. v. Corsicana Water Co. et.al) [514] 1905
5 Autry v. Fair [513] 1902-1906
6 Brown v. McKie & Autry [502A] 1909-1911
7 State v. Glass [584A] 1910-1911
8 Burrows v. Brown [538A] 1911
9 Correspondence re: Will of Mrs. G. Mills [565A] 1912-1916
10 Texas Abstract Co. v. Peck et.al. [723] 1914-1916
11 Wills, Sundry [647] 1914-1916
12 Texas Bar Assoc. Committee on Code of Professional Ethics [594] 1908-1909
13 Houston Bar Association [514A] 1909-1912
14 American Bar Association War Department Questionnaire 1917
15 Petroleum Refining Company of Texas Charter 1918
16 Corsicana Law Library Donation [921] 1919
Beale Estate 1868-1921
Box Folder
25 1 M.E.V. Johnson v. Beale Estate [509] 1902-1910
2 Beale Ranch [518A] 1910
3 Beale Ranch [529] 1901-1906
4 Blick Grant Henderson County (Beale Estate) [531A] 1872-1910
5 Beale Estate [532A] 1908-1913
6 Beale Ranch Matters [536] 1906
7 Beale Estate - Polk Country Land; Mills v. Carter [542] 1893-1911
8 Beale Estate - Polk County Land; Mills v. Walker [542] 1912-1913
9 Beale Estate - Middleton Lands in Navarro County [544] 1896-1902
10 Beale Ranch - 1907 [563] 1906-1908
Box Folder
26 1 Barry Investments - Beale Estate [568] 1906-1909
2 Barry Investments - Beale Estate [568] 1910-1914
3 Beale Estate - Rental Contract Forms [575] 1916
4 Beale Estate - T. H. Gerner Loan [578] 1904-1912
5 Beale Ranch - 1908 Affairs [586] 1908
6 Beale Estate Affairs [589A] 1914-1915
7 Beale Ranch Affairs - 1909 [599] 1909-1910
8 Beale Estate [778] 1915-1916
9 Beale Estate Affairs [908] 1919-1921
10 Beale Estate Tripoli Mines [995] 1868-1893 Feb.
11 Beale Estate - Tripoli Mines [995] 1893 Mar.-1900
12 Beale Estate - Wise County Property [1005] 1895
13 Beale Estate - Taylor Place, Block K, Corsicana [1158] 1880-1894
14 Beale Estate - Corsicana Bakery Title Papers [1162] 1886-1896
15 Beale Estate - Claunch Place [1176] 1887-1888
Box
82 Diary and ledger of R.C. Beale - Oversize 1868 Jul.-1876 Aug.
Gates Estate 1911-1918
Box Folder
27 1 John W. Gates Estate - Printed copies of will and petitions [524A] 1911-1912
2 John W. Gates Estate - Inventory of Property [524A] 1911-1913
3 John W. Gates Estate - Correspondence re: Payment of Inheritance Tax [524B] 1911-1913
4 John W. Gates Estate - Petitions re: Payment of Inheritance Tax [524B] 1912
5 John W. Gates Estate - Correspondence re: Probate of Will [524C] 1911
6 John W. Gates Estate - Correspondence re: Probate of Will [524C] 1911-1912
7 John W. Gates Estate - Correspondence re: Administration of Estate [524C] 1918
8 Estate of Charles G. Gates [596A] 1913
Box Folder
28 1 Estate of Charles G. Gates [596A] 1914-1915
2 Thorburn v. Gates [783] 1916
3-4 Surrogates' Court New York County. In the matter of the transfer tax upon the estate of John W. Gates deceased (2 folders) n.d.
Sub-Series III: Business Papers, 1851-1913
Scope and Contents note
This sub-series contains numbered files pertaining to The Texas Company and correspondence regarding Autry's other business interests. Autry's files on American Republics Corporation, Fidelity Trust Company, Mexico Fuel Company, and Texas Land & Abstract Company can be found in the Numbered Files series. An example of the business files of importance is the correspondence between McKie and Autry while they were still partners and representing the Texas Fuel Company. Also there are files related to Autry's resignation from the Texas Company with personal letters from friends commenting on his actions. Correspondence with Autry's other business partners: J.S. Cullinan and Will C. Hogg is also included.
The Texas Company 1901-1920
Box Folder
29 1 Correspondence -The Texas Company - Legal 1902-1903
2 Correspondence - The Texas Company - Legal 1904
3 Correspondence - The Texas Company - Legal 1905
4 Correspondence - The Texas Company - Legal 1906
5 Correspondence - The Texas Company - Legal 1907
6 Correspondence - The Texas Company - Legal 1911
7 Correspondence - The Texas company - Legal 1912
Box Folder
30 1 Texas Company Stock Matters, Personal [501A] 1905-1914
2 Hall - Bailey Accusations Matter [554A] 1907-1909
3 Strattleman v. Cullinan [563A] 1912
4 Attorney General's Investigation [571A] 1909-1913
5 Donation of Sharswood's Legal Ethics [589] 1908
6 The Texas Co. (Ancient History, Clippings, etc.) [590A] 1902
7 The Texas Co. - Miscellaneous [609] 1914
8 J.R. Sharp Litigation [616] 1913-1914
9 The Texas Company - Early Papers [619A] 1901-1902
10 The Texas Company - Cullinan & Autry Resignation [619] 1912-1913
Box Folder
31 1 Cullinan v. Sterling [660] 1914
2 The Texas Co. - Internal Affairs [727] 1915
3 The Texas Co. -70,000 Share Stock Issue [740] 1915
4 Autry Sale of Texas Company Stock [753] 1915
5 Estate of W.B. Sharp [785] 1913-1919
6 The Texas Company - Credit Balances [884] 1916
7 The Texas Company - Statement [885] 1916
8 The Texas Company [from exhibit at Texas State Fair 1908] 1902-1907
9 Photocopy of Check to Jas. L. Autry from the Texas Company 1903 May 15
DS
10 Texas Court of Civil Appeals - Brief, Texas Co. v. D.W. Strange n.d.
11 District Court Abstract, Acadia Parish, La. " Houssiere - Latreille" Cases n.d.
12 Supreme Court of Louisiana, Jennings-Heywood Oil Syndicate v. HoussiereLatreille Oil Co., et. al., vol. I, II n.d.
13 Supreme Court of Louisiana, Reply to Brief - Houissiere-Latreille Oil Co. v. Jennings Heywood Oil Syndicate n.d.
14 Supreme Court of Louisiana, Brief - Caddo Oil and Mining Company v. Producers Oil Company n.d.
15 Texas Court of Civil Appeals, Brief - Lena Bender, et. al. v. R.E. Brooks et. al. n.d.
16 Supreme Court of Oklahoma, Brief - State of Oklahoma and Jim Crow Oil Company v. Larry Nolegs et. al. n.d.
17 General Corporation Laws of the State of Delaware n.d.
18 Trial balances 1918
Business Correspondence
Box Folder
32 1 J.S. Cullinan [632] 1905-1914
2 J.S. Cullinan [633] 1915-1920
3 J.S. Cullinan [789] 1914-1919
4 W.C. Hogg [634] 1913-1919
5 W.C. Hogg [815] 1914-1919
6 E.E. Clark 1919
7 Miscellaneous Correspondents 1915-1920
Drawer
81 Acknowledgement of the loss of the Honorable Jas. L. Autry from the Board of Directors of the American Republics Corporation October 20, 1920
Box
33 Agreement of Feb. 23, 1918; transcript 1918 Feb.23
Box
81 Resolution by the Board of Directors of Fidelity Trust Company of Houston [upon death of Judge Jas. L. Autry, Vice President and General Counsel] - Oversize November 5, 1920
Sub-Series IV: Personal, 1869-1992
Scope and Contents note
This sub-series contains correspondence between family members and friends; numbered files referring to Autry's personal residences (Corsicana, Beaumont, and Courtlandt Place in Houston); family genealogy; photographs, clippings, memorabilia, and Autry family histories.
Personal Correspondence, 1869-1920
Box Folder
34 1 R.L. Watson to James L. Autry 1869 Aug. 5
ALS
2 James L. Autry to Mrs. Jeanie V. Autry Dec 13, 1873
ALS
3 James L. Autry To Mrs. Jeanie V. Brown January 16, 1879
4 John Young Gooch to James L. Autry 1880 Nov. 11
ALS
5 C.R. Gibson to James L. Autry 1880 Nov. 17
ALS
6 George P. Finlay to James L. Autry 1880 Nov. 17
ALS
7 John D. Templeton to James L. Autry 1880 Nov. 18
ALS
8 John H. Cochran to James L. Autry 1880 Nov. 18
ALS
9 R.C. Foster to James L. Autry 1880 Nov. 19
ALS
10 B.M. Baker to James L. Autry 1880 Nov. 22
ALS
11 W.F. Upton to James L. Autry 1880 Nov. 22
ALS
12 Grewett Goodson to James L. Autry 1880 Dec. 3
ALS
13 G.R. Reeve to James L. Autry 1880 Dec. 9
ALS
14 G.R. Reeves to James L. Autry 1880 Dec. 16
APS
15 R.C. Saunders to Jas. L. Autry 1880 Dec. 16
ALS
16 R.C. Beale to James L. Autry 1881 Jan. 6
ALS
17 R.C. Beale to James L. Autry 1881 Feb. 4
ALS
18 R.C. Beale to James L. Autry 1881 Feb. 14
ALS
19 John D. Lee to James L. Autry 1881 Feb. 22
ALS
20 R.C. Beale to James L. Autry 1881 Feb. 24
ALS
21 St. John's Church, Corsicana 1893-1910
22 James L. Autry to Christ Church 1907-1913
23 James L. Autry to Jeanie V. Brown 1908-1911
24 James L. Autry to Allie Autry 1910-1911
25 James L. Autry to Allie Autry 1912
26 Various Friends to James L. Autry 1914-1920
27 James L. Autry to Fred W. Freeman 1914
28 James M. Greer to James L. Autry 1915-1918
29 James L. Autry to Allie Autry 1916
30 James L. Autry to Allie Autry 1917
31 James L. Autry, Jr. to Jeanie V. Brown n.d.
31 C. Cotton to J.L. Autry n.d.
ALS
32 Personal Correspondence 1900-1904
33 Personal Correspondence 1905
Box Folder
35 1 Personal Correspondence 1906
2 Personal Correspondence 1907
3 Personal Correspondence 1908
4 Personal Correspondence 1909
5 Personal Correspondence 1910
6 Personal Correspondence 1911
7 Personal Correspondence 1912
Box Folder
36 1 Personal Correspondence 1913
2 Personal Correspondence 1914
3 Personal Correspondence 1915
4 Personal Correspondence 1916-1917
5 Personal Correspondence 1918
6 Personal Correspondence 1919-1920
7 Personal Correspondence n.d.
8 Miscellaneous Autry notes n.d.
Personal Financial Records 1881-1919
Box Folder
37 1 James L. Autry - Blank Debit Voucher Pad
2 Tax Matters - Personal Property [517] 1905-1915
3 Coahoma Trust for Mrs. Jeannie Brown [527] 1905-1912
4 Personal Cash Accounts [556A] 1912-1914
5 Personal Financial Affairs [596] 1904-1909
6 Personal Financial Affairs [596] 1910
7 Personal Financial Affairs [596] 1911
8 Personal Financial Affairs [596] 1912-1914
9 Autry Financial [713] 1914-1915
10 Mother's Trust [803] 1916
Box Folder
38 1 Personal Taxes [810] 1906-1920
2 Autry Income Tax [824] 1915-1920
3 Memo of Bank Balances 1915-1920
4 Personal Taxes [827] 1916-1920
5 Personal Financial Statement [863] 1881-1912
Box
80 Personal Financial Statements - Oversize 1914-1917
Box Folder
38 6 Autry personal Finances [931] 1919-1920
7 Investment Data 1919
8 Trial balance 1919-20
Box Folder
39 1 James L. Autry - Check Register, Personal Accounts July 2, 1910-December 31, 1915
2 James L. Autry - Ledger 1896-1898
3 James L. Autry - Ledger 1899-1900
Box
80 James L. Autry - Farms Ledger - Oversize 1901
Box Folder
39 4 James L. Autry - Ledger 1901-1902
5 James L. Autry - Ledger - Household, Business 1903
Box
80 James L. Autry - Ledger - Household - Oversize 1915
Box Folder
39 6 James L. Autry - Ledger 1916-1925
Box Folder
40 1 Histories - Heroes of Texas: Micajah Autry: A solider of the Alamo
2 Histories - Holly Springs, Mississippi, to the year 1878, photocopy 1931
3 Histories - I am the family face...an introduction to the Autry Family and the James L. Autry Collection 1992
4 Histories - Remember the Alamo Heroes
5 Invitations 1881-1912
6 Memorabilia: Card Announcing James L. Autry's Candidacy for Enrolling Clerk, Texas, House of Representatives 1880 Dec. 6
7 Memorabilia - programs n.d.
8 Newsclippings - James L. Autry 1920
Photographs and Postcards
Box Folder
41 1 Autry Family 1900-1911
2 Autry Family Residences
3 Autry House, Rice Institute 1921
4 Camp Logan, Iowa City 1910
5 Camp Logan, Houston
6 Corsicana, TX 1900
Box
79 Courtlandt Place - Oversize
Box Folder
41 7 Friends of Autry, n.d.
Box
79 Group with train, Corsicana - Oversize n.d.
Box Folder
41 8 James L. Autry 1874-1908
9 James L. Autry 1912-16
10 James L. Autry, Corsicana 1900
Box Folder
42 1 Lucy "Tap" Waller 1900-15
2 Mexico Trip 1911
3 Miscellaneous photographs [627] (includes photograph of one of the last 2 survivors of the Battle of San Jacinto) 1912-14
4 Miscellaneous photographs, n.d.
Box
43 Photograph album belonging to James L. Autry ca. 1866
Box Folder
42 5 Printed Material - Date Book for 1915 [used by James L. Autry to write down memoirs] 1915
6 Printed Material - Poem; Author unknown n.d.
7 Printed Material - book belonging to James L. Autry while at St. Thomas Hall including Latin exercises and newspaper clippings on the Know Nothing Party n.d.
8 Printed Material - Founder's List Subscriptions - To a Fund for the Extension of the University Plan of Education in Texas 1919
(2 copies)
9 Printed Material - Founder's List Subscriptions - To a Fund for the Extension of the University Plan of Education in Texas 1919
Residence: #5 Courtlandt Place 1912-1913
Box Folder
44 1 Autry House Insurance [822] 1905-1920
2 Household inventory 1907-14
3 New House Plans [510A] 1909-1910
4 Work Time-Books 1912
5 Lamb-Field Co. Receipts, 1-49 1912
6 Lamb -Field Co. Receipts, 50-111 1912
7 Lamb-Field Co. Receipts, 112-248 1912-1913
8 Work Agreement Between James L. Autry and Lamb-Field Company, Contractor 1912 March 16
9 Furnishings 1912-14
10 Specifications for #5 Courtlandt Place [ca.] 1912
11 Estimate and Actual Costs - #5 Courtlandt Place [1912], 1913
12 Accident Insurance Covering Workers - #5 Courtlandt Place Residence 1913
13 Lord & Burnham Co. to James 1. Autry, re: Blueprints, Correspondence Concerning Autry Residence 1913
14 Blueprint for Window at Stair Landing ca. 1913
15 Sanguinet, Staats, & Barnes - Correspondence concerning Autry Residence 1913
16 Southern Trust Company to James L. Autry - 1 enclosure 1913 December 9
Box Folder
45 1 Distribution of Costs - Concerning Autry's #5 Courtlandt Residence ca. 1913
2 Lighting Fixtures 1913
3 Lamb-Field Co. Receipts, 149-171 1913
4 Miscellaneous Receipts; Lamb-Field Company [ca.] 1913
5 Plat Showing Courtlandt Place [ca. 1913]
6 Shrubs and Flowers 1913-15
7 Courtlandt Street Property [678] 1913-1916
8 Texas Anchor Fence Co. [635] 1913-1916
9 Vacuum Cleaner - Autry House [817] 1914-1920
10 Home Furnishings 1914
11 Trees 1914
12 Home Improvements 1915-16
13 Courtlandt Home Title Papers [821] 1916
14 Gardener [860] 1914-18
15 Landscaping 1916
16 Courtlandt Place [775] 1916-1911
17 Coal Purchases 1919
Box
80 Inventory of household, #5 Courtlandt Place, Houston [TX] - Oversize 1914
Box
81 Inventory of the furnishings of No. Five Courtlandt Place - Oversize n.d.
Sub-Series V: Autry Estate 1920-1925
Scope and Contents note
The materials in this sub-series deal with the administration of James L. Autry's estate: correspondence, financial statements, trust indentures, and personal bequests. Materials are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box Folder
46 1 Autry Estate - Accounting - Policy 1920-1921
2 Autry Estate - Administration of Estate 1920-1923
3 Autry Estate - Automobile Insurance 1920-1922
4 Autry Estate - Automobile Receipts 1921-1922
5 Autry Estate - Autry House [Rice Institute] 1921-1928
6 Autry Estate - Autry Memorial Hospital School 1923-1928
7 Autry Estate - Bank Statements 1920-1930
8 Autry Estate - Beale Estate 1920
9 Autry Estate - Bequests Made in the Will to Various People 1920-1921
10 Autry Estate - Bonds and Securities 1920-1930
11 Autry Estate - Bond Interest 1922-1927
12 Autry Estate - Fred Brown Claim 1924
13 Autry Estate - Cemeteries 1914-1940
14 Autry Estate - Correspondence of James L. Autry, Jr. re: Finances and Investments 1921-1922
Box Folder
47 1 Autry Estate - Correspondence, J.S. Cullinan 1920-1927
2 Autry Estate - Correspondence re: Pipeline Lease in Liberty County 1922
3 Autry Estate - Courtlandt Place Property 1920
4 Autry Estate - Donations 1920-1922
5 Autry Estate - Fidelity Trust Company 1921-1930
6 Autry Estate - Financial Inventories of Autry's Income and Expenses 1908-1919
7 Autry Estate - Furnishings 1914-1953
8 Autry Estate - Garden Furniture 1914-1935
9 Autry Estate - Garden Furniture Pamphlets n.d.
10 Autry Estate - Household Matters 1921-1927
11 Autry Estate - Autry Headstone 1921
12 Autry Estate - Inheritance Tax 1920-1922
13 Autry Estate - Insurance 1920-1922
Box Folder
48 1 Autry Estate - Legacies 1921
2 Autry Estate - Life Insurance Claims 1920
3 Autry Estate - Loans 1921
4 Autry Estate - Notes Due Estate 1920-1922
5 Autry Estate - Notes of Autry and the Estate 1920-1921
6 Autry Estate - Old River Company 1921-1922
7 Autry Estate - Pedan, Whitney 1921
8 Autry Estate - Personal Financial Contribution Requests 1920-1926
9 Autry Estate - Probate of Will and Administration of the Estate 1920-1922
10 Autry Estate - Property Taxes 1920-1922
11 Autry Estate - Property Transactions 1918-1923
12 Autry Estate - Raywood Canal Company 1920-1921
13 Autry Estate - Real Estate 1920-1922
14 Autry Estate - Real Estate: Navarro and Liberty County land 1922-1926
15 Autry Estate - Real Estate: Abstract Title Micajah Autry Survey, Navarro County September 9, 1923
16 Autry Estate - Real Estate: Leases and Taxes, Navarro County 1933-1936
17 Autry Estate - Real Estate: Leases and Taxes, Liberty County Acreage 1937-1938
18 Autry Estate - Real Estate: Leases and Taxes, Liberty County Acreage 1939
Box Folder
49 1 Autry Estate - Real Estate: Leases and Taxes, Liberty County Acreage 1940-1943
2 Autry Estate - Real Estate: Leases and Taxes, Liberty County Acreage 1944
3 Autry Estate - Real Estate: Leases and Taxes, Liberty County Acreage 1945
4 Autry Estate - Real Estate: Leases and Taxes, Liberty County Acreage 1946
5 Autry Estate - Real Estate: Leases and Taxes, Liberty County Acreage 1947-1952
6 Autry Estate - Receipts and Disbursements 1919-1920
7 Autry Estate - Receipts and Disbursements 1923-1925
8 Autry Estate - Repairs and Improvements (Courtlandt St.) 1914-1930
9 Autry Estate - Residential Insurance 1920-1922
10 Autry Estate - Sale of Westmoreland Properties 1921
11 Autry Estate - Securities 1920-1921
12 Autry Estate - Stocks 1918-1930
13 Autry Estate - Income Tax Returns & Suits 1921
14 Autry Estate - Taxes 1920-1925
15 Autry Estate - Travel, Family Cars 1914-1928
Box Folder
50 1 Autry Estate - Trial Balances 1920- June 1922
2 Autry Estate - Trial Balances July 1922-1923
3 Autry Estate - Trial Balances 1924-1926
4 Autry Estate - Trust Indentures
5 Autry Estate - Trust Indentures
6 Autry Estate - Trust Statement Held for Allie May Autry 1921
7 Autry Estate - Ways and Means Statements 1920-1930
8 Autry Estate - Yacht "Aloha" 1920-1926
Jeanie Valliant Autry Brown
Separated Materials note
Removed from the collection are programs from the annual meeting of the United Daughters of the Confederacy from years 1897, 1899-1902, 1904, and 1908. These have been catalogued separately.
Box Folder
51 1 Various Correspondents to Jeanie V. Brown 1881-1908
2 Jeanie V. Brown to James L. Autry 1904
3 Jeanie V. Brown to James L. Autry 1907-1909
4 Jeanie V. Brown to James L. Autry 1910
5 Various Correspondents to Jeanie V. Brown 1909-1912
6 Jeanie V. Brown Widow's Pension 1908
7 Newsclippings and Correspondence on Death of Jeanie Valliant Autry Brown 1912
Allie Belle Kinsloe Autry 1873-1935
Scope and Contents
This sub-series contains correspondence, personal financial statements, photographs, and memorabilia related to Allie Kinsloe Autry. Also included are materials related to her mother, Katherine S. Kinsloe and other Kinsloe family members.
Separated Materials note
Removed from the collection is the program from the Salvation Army convention in 1922. This has been catalogued separately.
Box Folder
51 8 Affiliations and Memberships 1914-30
9 Autry House Dedication 1921
10 Balance Sheet 1926-30
11 Battle Creek Sanitarium 1913
12 Battle Creek Pamphlets
Box
77 Check register - Oversize 1925-1935
Box Folder
51 13 Correspondence - Marion Logan to Allie Autry 1903
14 Correspondence - Allie Autry to James L. Autry 1904-1905
15 Correspondence - Allie K. Autry to James L. Autry, Jr 1906
16 Correspondence - Allie Autry to James L. Autry 1906-1907
Box Folder
52 1 Correspondence - Allie Autry to James L. Autry 1908
2 Correspondence - Allie Autry to James L. Autry 1909
3 Correspondence - Various Friends to Mrs. Allie Autry 1909
4 Correspondence - Carter Pennill to Mrs. Allie Autry 1909-1910
5 Correspondence - Various Friends to Mrs. Allie Autry 1910
6 Correspondence - Carter Pennill to Mrs. Allie Autry 1911
7 Correspondence - Various Friends to Mrs. Allie Autry 1912
8 Correspondence - Various Friends to Mrs. Allie Autry 1912-1913
9 Correspondence - Various Friends to Mrs. Allie Autry 1916-1918
10 Correspondence - Business 1922-28
11 Correspondence - Personal 1921-23
12 Correspondence - Personal 1924
13 Correspondence - Personal 1925-27
14 Correspondence - Personal 1928-35
Box Folder
53 1 Correspondence - Personal n.d.
2 Estate of Mrs. Autry inventories 1938
3 Houston Negro Hospital Membership 1930
4 Ledger - Personal Expenses 1925
5 Ledger - Personal Expenses [loose pages] 1925-26
Box
77 Ledger - Oversize 1927-1932
Box Folder
53 6 Money Owed to Mrs. Autry 1920-27
7 Newsclippings 1922-35
8 Party Plans given by Allie & James L. Autry n.d.
9 Passport 1929
10 Personal Expenditures 1914-35
11 Personal Checks (blank)
Box Folder
54 1 Photographs - Allie Kinsloe Autry 1894-1921
Box
79 Photographs - Oversize c. 1900
Photographs - Oversize n.d.
Box Folder
54 2 Photographs - Mrs. Autry and Friends 1920-30
3 Photographs - Mrs. Autry Gravesite 1935
4 Photographs - Negatives
5 Photographs - Negatives
6 Receipts 1920-22
7 Rice Institute Football Poems "To Mrs. J.L.A." 1923-24
8 Sympathy Cards n.d.
9 Travel - Family Vacations 1914-27
Kinsloe Family
Box Folder
55 1 Correspondence - H.E. Kinsloe to Allie K. and James L. Autry 1916
2 Correspondence - Ralph Kinsloe to Allie Autry 1902-1929
3 Correspondence - Mrs. R.H. Kinsloe [Aunt Willie] to Mrs. Autry 1929-1930
4 Estate of Mrs. H.E. Kinsloe 1937-1944
5 Kinsloe Newsclippings 1927-1938
6 Photographs: Dr. Kinsloe n.d.
7 Photographs: Harris Kinsloe
8 Photographs: Ralph Kinsloe n.d.
9 Photographs: Mrs. R.H. Kinsloe [Aunt Willie]
10 Photographs: Kinsloe Family n.d.
11 Photographs: Kinsloe Residences-Beaumont and Corsicana, TX
12 Program: Ralph Kinsloe Day 1928
Katherine S. Kinsloe 1853-1937
Box Folder
55 13 Correspondence - Katie Kinsloe to Allie Autry 1916-1930
14 Photographs: Katherine S. Kinsloe
James Lockhart Autry III 1901-1922
Box Folder
56 1 Accounts & Income 1921-1922
2 Association of Rice Alumni Newsletters 1921-1922
3 Automobile 1919-22
4 Camp 1914-18
5 Correspondence - F.C. Corps to James L. Autry, Jr. 1912 Feb. 5
6 Correspondence - James L. Autry, Jr. to James L. Autry, II and Allie Autry 1907-16
7 Correspondence - Business 1921-22
8 Correspondence - Personal 1922
9 Drafting Set
10 Educational Affairs 1910-20
11 Estate of James L. Autry, Jr. 1922-23
12 Houston High School Chronicle "Aegis" 1916-17
Box
78 Houston Normal & High School Diploma - Oversize 1917
Idlers Club Proclamation, Rice Institute - Oversize 1922
Box Folder
56 13 Investments 1920-1922
14 Anah Marie Leland Insurance 1922
15 Life Insurance n.d.
Box
83 Military Uniform Card Collection Album - Oversize n.d.
Box Folder
56 16 Navarro County Ranch 1921-1922
17 Newsclippings 1922
18 Oil & Gas Information 1921
19 Personal Real Estate Investments 1922
Box
79 Photographs - James L. Autry III - Oversize c. 1900
Box Folder
57 1 Photographs - James L. Autry III, Childhood
2 Photographs - James L. Autry III, Childhood
3 Photographs - James L. Autry III, Childhood
4 Photographs - James L. Autry III, Childhood
5 Photographs - James L. Autry III 1915-22
6 Photographs - Radio Equipment
Box
79 Photograph - James L. Autry III with radio equipment - Oversize
Box Folder
57 7 Photographs - Rice Institute 1918-22
8 Photographs - Scrapbook Pages (loose)
Box Folder
58 1 Photographs - Negatives 1921-22
2 Postcards-Large
3 Radio 1922
4 Rice Institute Commencement and Autry House Dedication Invitations 1921
5 Statements and Report of the American Smelting and Refining Co. 1920-1922
6 Statements and Reports of Various Firms 1921-1922
7 Tax Receipts & Bank Receipts with First National Bank of Corsicana 1921-1922
Allie May Autry Kelley 1903-1998
Box Folder
59 1 Address Books 1970-75
2 Address Books 1985
3 Address Books ca. 1986-88
4 Address Books 1990, 1992-96
5 Address Books n.d.
6 "Allie May and Jane's Chariter Book" n.d.
7 Autry Court Dedication and Newsclipping 1951
8 Autry-Kelley Foundation 1946
9 Autry-Kelley Wedding Register 1930
10 Birthday/Anniversary Book 1941-1994
Box Folder
60 1 Christmas Card Register and Lists 1925, 1959-1967
2 Condolence Book, Death of Mrs. Allie Kinsloe Autry 1935
3 Correspondence - Allie May Autry to Mr. and Mrs. James L. Autry 1908-1918
4 Correspondence - to Allie May Autry 1910-1930
5 Correspondence - Allie May Autry School Transcripts 1914-20
6 Correspondence - Allie May Autry, Kent School 1920-21
7 Correspondence - Allie May Autry to Mrs. James L. Autry 1924-30
8 Correspondence - Birth of Edward Kelley, Jr. 1932
9 Correspondence - Birth of Edward Kelley, Jr. 1932
10 Correspondence - to Allie Autry Kelley 1932-1995, n.d.
Box Folder
61 1 Correspondence - to Allie Autry Kelley 1932-1995, n.d.
2 Correspondence - Tejas [Oregon] 1939-47
3 Correspondence - Mrs. Lynn McCready to Allie Autry Kelley 1943-1990
4 Correspondence - Black and White Ball 1957
5 Various Correspondence n.d.
6 Various Correspondence - Cards n.d.
7 Various Correspondence - Cards
Box Folder
62 1 Various Correspondence - Cards
2 Various Correspondence - Cards
3 Dance Cards n.d.
Box
63 Date Books (61) - Oversize [1930-1989]
Box Folder
62 4 Diploma - Allie May Autry, Houston Public Schools 1917
Box
78 Diploma - Allie May Autry, Houston Normal & High School - Oversize 1921
Box Folder
62 5 Floorplan for the "Kelley Lounge" [Rice University] n.d.
6 Houston High School Commencement Announcements 1921
7 Interview - Allie May Autry Kelley (DVD-2 copies) October 1, 1994
8 Invitations - Allie May Autry Wedding December 3, 1930
9 Invitations - Edward Watson Kelley, Jr. and Ellen Elizardi June 9, 1954
10 Invitations - Miscellaneous
11 Memorabilia - Foreign Currency
12 Memorabilia - Political Convention Tokens [Houston, Texas 1928] and [San Francisco, California 1956]
13 Memorabilia - Ration Books [World War Two] 1945
14 Memorabilia - Ration Books [World War Two] n.d.
15 Memorabilia - Rice Institute Commencement 1925-1926
16 Memorabilia - Ticket Stubs [1950s]
17 Newsclippings
18 The Paraders Dance Club Directory 1952-1953
Box Folder
64 1 Personal Expenditures 1924-59
2 Photographs - Allie May Autry, Baby
3 Photographs - Allie May Autry, Child
4 Photographs - Allie May Autry - Young Woman 1920-1925
Drawer
81 Photographs - Panoramic of Rice Institute May Fete, Allie May Autry "Queen" 1925
Box Folder
64 5 Photographs - Allie May Autry Kelley - Wedding Proofs 1930
6 Photographs - Allie May Autry Kelley - Family 1930-57
7 Photographs - Allie May Autry Kelley - Family 1960
Box Folder
65 1-2 Photographs - Allie Autry Kelley and Family - Oregon
Box Folder
66 1 Photographs - Allie May Autry Kelley - Friends 1918-56
2 Photographs - Lynn McCready 1968
3 Photographs - Marjorie Burkhead Milford ca. 1926
4 Photographs - Albert O. Singleton
5 Photographs - U.S.S. Brush D.D. 745 n.d.
6 Photographs - Friends 1924-1991
7 Photographs - #1 Remington [Houston, Texas]
8 Photographs - Unidentified
9 Photographs - vacations 1927, 1953, n.d.
10 Photographs - War time garden in Houston and Oregon with family [c. 1945]
Box Folder
67 1-2 Photographs - Negatives
3 Postcards 1906-07, 1909-10
4 Printed Materials - Entre Nous 1957
5 Printed Materials - Junior League News October 1973
6 Printed Materials - La Revue December 1920
7 Printed Materials - Ocean Times June 27, 1954
8 Printed Materials - The River Oaks Times February 1, 1952 and March 29, 1957
9 Printed Materials - The Seaside August 1930
10 Printed Material - "Songs of the Confederacy and Plantation melodies"
11 Printed Material - "Why Kinkaid School needs a gymnasium"
12 Programs - Coronation, Order of Alamo, San Antonio, Texas 1949
13 Programs - Fiesta Program and Invitation to the presentation of the Micajah Autry portrait to the Alamo (oversize) April 18, 1950
14 Programs - General MacArthur visit to Houston June 13, 1951
15 Programs - Houston Buffalos 1951
16 Programs - Kinsloe House [Corsicana, Texas] 1962, 1988, 1993-94
Box Folder
68 1 Programs - Miscellaneous
2 Programs - Rice Institute "May Fete" 1925
3 Programs - Women's Finance Forum [Houston, Texas] October 1951
Residence: Shadyside [Houston, TX]
Box Folder
69 1 Additions and renovations 1940-59
2 Air-conditioning and heating 1939-40
3 Construction 1938
4 Creation of Shadyside 1919-74
5 [Shadyside] Directory
6 Doors - Locks 1938
7 Furnishings 1938-40
8 Furnishings 1940-50
9 Furnishings 1950-55
10 Furnishings 1955-66
Box Folder
70 1 Garage 1938
2 General 1938-46
3 Landscaping, sprinklers 1938-40
4 Materials 1938
5 Nunn-McGinty Architects - Correspondence 1938
6 Paving 1940
7 Playhouse 1938
8 Restriction suit 1969
9 Restriction suit 1969
10 Roof 1938-44
11 Trustees Correspondence and Financial statements 1934-46
12 Utilities 1938-76
Box
78 Rice [Institute] Alumni award - Oversize 1950
Box
81 Scrapbook: "CQ" [Camp Quinibeck, Vermont] - Oversize [1916]
Box Folder
71 1 Scrapbook - Friends of Fondren Library honoring Mrs. Allie May Autry Kelley April 4, 1992
2 Scrapbook - "Garden Scrapbook" [c. 1950-1963]
Box
84 Scrapbook - Leather-bound memory book [high school scrapbook] - Oversize [1918-1920]
Scrapbook - "Memory Book of Schooldays" [Rice Institute scrapbook] - Oversize [1921]
Box Folder
71 3 Scrapbook - Oregon [1935]
Box
81 Scrapbook - "Tejas" Kelley family - Oversize [1937-1940]
Box Folder
71 4 Scrapbook - Texas Corinthian Yacht Club 1951-52
5 Scrapbook - [pages] Wedding Guests, Christmas cards n.d.
Edward Watson Kelley 1896-1946
Biographical note
Col. Edward Watson Kelley was born June 12, 1896, in Newport, Rhode Island. He was a veteran of World War I and World War II. He was awarded a Purple Heart in World War I and remained in the army until 1936 when he retired with the rank of Major. He re-entered the army in 1941 and retired from service in 1944. He married Allie May Autry in 1930. He purchased the Kelley Manufacturing Co., a steel manufacturing plant in 1936. He was active in civic, church and business affairs in Houston. He died May 1, 1946.
Box Folder
72 1 Balance Sheet 1936-37
2 Calling cards n.d.
3 Correspondence 1941-45
4 Estate: Auditor's report, financial accounts September 30, 1945
5 Estate: Auditor's report March 31, 1949
6 Estate: Tax return 1946
7 Military records - correspondence 1936-1944
8 Military records - orders 1941-43
9 Military records - pay and allowance 1941-43
10 Military records - promotion 1941-42
11 Military records - redeployment into active duty 1941
12 Newsclippings 1940-46
13 Personal expenditures 1930
14 Photographs 1930-37
15 Photographs - military n.d.
Edward Watson Kelley, Jr 1932-
Box Folder
73 1 Certificates and Diplomas 1940, 1954
2 Correspondence - Mike Kelley 1941, 1946
3 Newsclippings
4 Photographs - Mike Kelley, Baby 1932-35, n.d.
5 Photographs - Mike Kelley n.d.
6 Photographs - Mike Kelley + Friends 1931-57, n.d.
7 Photographs - Mike Kelley and Allie Kelley 1937-39
8 Photographs - Ellen Elizardi Kelley, wedding portrait 1953-59
9 Photographs - Mike and Ellen Kelley, wedding 1959
10 Photographs - Mike Kelley and family 1973
Box
79 Photographs - Oversize 1953
Box Folder
73 11 Rice Institute Commencement June 3, 1954
12 School transcripts and memorabilia 1938-41
Allie Autry Kelley Dittmar 1935-1983
Box Folder
74 1 Correspondence 1948-50
2 Europe trip 1956
3 Memorabilia - ROBC (Royal Order of the Breakfast Club) certificate and banner 1958
4 Memorabilia - School 1948-1950
5 Newsclippings 1955-59
6 Photographs - album 1950s
7 Photographs - Black and White Ball 1956
8 Photographs - Camp 1940s
Box Folder
75 1 Photographs - Allie Autry Kelley, child
2 Photographs - Christening of ship 1940s
3 Photographs - Debut and tea given by Allie Autry Kelley 1958
4 Photographs - Dittmar and Kelley family 1962, 1975, n.d.
5 Photographs - Europe 1956
6 Photographs - Fiesta Parade 1958
7 Photographs - High School friends
8 Photographs - Negatives
9 Photographs - Smith College
Box Folder
76 1 Photographs - Allie Kelley and Joseph Dittmar wedding 1959
2 Photographs - Allie Kelley and Joseph Dittmar wedding 1959
3 Photographs - Allie Kelley and Joseph Dittmar wedding 1959
Box
79 Photographs - Allie Kelley Dittmar wedding portrait - Oversize 1959
Box Folder
76 4 Photographs - Allie Kelley Dittmar, n.d.
5 Printed Materials - The Lamar Lancer 1952
6 Printed Materials - The Sophian 1953-56
7 Printed Materials - "Shadyside Amature" n.d.
8 Program - Edgepark Stables horse show, Houston TX 12-29-1951

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