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Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series VI: Legal Papers by County (Boxes 190-262)

Series VII: Personal files (Box 263)

Series VIII: Ledgers (Boxes 264-278)

Series IX: Oversize materials (Boxes 279-282)

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Harris Masterson I papers, 1860-1942, bulk 1880-1920 MS 468p3

Part 3: Series VI-IX



creatorMasterson, Harris, Judge
Title: Harris Masterson I Papers (part 3 of 3)
Dates: Bulk, 1880-1920
Dates: 1871-1942, bulk 1880-1920
Abstract:Judge Harris Masterson’s papers relate almost exclusively to his legal practice and real estate dealings after he moved from Brazoria County, Texas, to Houston, dating from 1860-1942, bulk 1880-1920.
Identification: MS 468p3
Quantity: 44.0 linear ft.91 boxes
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

Judge Harris Masterson, the youngest son of Thomas Gilbert and Christina Masterson, was born in Brazoria County on June 30, 1856. His father, a lawyer, judge, and large landowner in Brazoria County, migrated to Texas from Nashville, Tennessee. His mother also studied law and came from Tennessee where her grandfather had been a prominent judge and governor.Harris and all five of his brothers received their legal education from her. Of the six, four entered into active legal practice, and all of the them served as judges at one time during their careers.

Harris Masterson began his legal career in Brazoria County. Although not much is known about Masterson’s early career in Brazoria or his terms as judge, it seems from papers and correspondence in the collection that he became involved in land litigation early in his career. This emphasis began with his interests in his father’s large holdings in Brazoria County. In June 1880, Harris Masterson married Sallie Stewart Turner, by whom he had five children, of whom only three lived beyond infancy. A short time after his wife’s death in January of 1894, the Judge moved his legal practice to Houston.

From the extensive correspondence and numerous deeds in these papers, it seems Masterson dealt largely with land litigation and investments in Harris and surrounding counties, including Brazoria, Firt Bend, Galveston, Hardin, and Jefferson Counties. His land interests extended into several East Texas and Louisiana lumber companies. Since he owned so much coastal land, Spindletop and the discovery of oil opened a new field of business for Masterson. He joined with other prominent landowners in the coastal area to form small oil companies for drilling. He also made a great deal of money by leasing out his land for drilling. He became a member of the Hogg-Swayne syndicate participating in and contributing to their numerous drilling operations, as well as independently drilling with Frank Andrews and Joseph S. Cullinan. Most of the oil drilled on Masterson’s land was sold to the Gulf Oil & Pipeline Company, the Sun Pipeline Company, and other large oil companies.

Masterson set up several land corporations with his brother A.R. Masterson and son Neill. Two of these were the Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company and the Houston Town Lot & Improvement Company. Although these companies on occasion contracted to build houses on the land they sold, their primary function was to buy large tracts of land and break them into smaller lots. Much of this land was sold to what would today be called the middle and lower class people of Houston. These sales then were usually financed by Harris Masterson so that in case of default, the land reverted back to the Mastersons. Through one of these companies Masterson apparently acquired some land which the owners had been unwilling to sell to the newly founded Rice Institute.

Masterson also speculated in land in Cameron County and other parts of the Rio Grande Valley which only needed irrigation to become agriculturally productive. Not coincidentally, he also bought stock in various irrigation companies. Among these were the Harlingen Land & Water Company and the La Feria Land & Water Company. Although these companies were badly mismanaged by the local operators and eventually went bankrupt, they seemed to have opened up the speculation and search for water to make this area productive. Other investments for which there are records in these papers include coal mines in West Texas, local railroads, sugar crops, cattle and ranching.

Judge Harris Masterson was a shrewd businessman who kept his wealth spread across his various investments. His employed the services of a secretary as well as his son Neill and son-in-law Elliott Cage to help him look after and protect his investments. Neill Masterson continued to care for the investments after the death of Judge Masterson in July 1900.

Source: “The Masterson Family Papers”, The Flyleaf, Vol. 24, No. 3, October 1974. Friends of Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston TX. By Beth Wray, Manuscript Curator, Woodson Research Center.

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Scope and Contents

Judge Masterson’s papers relate almost exclusively to his legal practice and real estate dealings after he moved from Brazoria County, Texas, to Houston, dating from 1860-1942, bulk 1880-1920. He dealt primarily with land litigation and investments in Harris and surrounding counties, including Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Hardin, and Jefferson Counties. Other investments for which there are records in these papers include coal mines in West Texas, local railroads, sugar crops, cattle and ranching. Business cycles and the style of land and oil deals of the day are presented very well in the correspondence. Family correspondence also reveals Masterson’s willingness to employ his own numerous nephews and generally to help people in his employ. The papers dating from Judge Masterson’s death in July 1900 were created or maintained by Masterson’s son Neill.

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Arrangement

This collection has been arranged in the following series:
Series I: Bank Accounts, 1887-1942 (Boxes 1-9)
Series II: Business Interests, 1884-1920 (Boxes 10- 58)
Series III: Correspondence, 1882- 1919 (Boxes 59-102)
Series IV: Legal / Court Cases, 1871-1920 (Boxes 103-131)
Series V: Legal Correspondence / Court Documents, 1893-1917 (Boxes 132-189)
Series VI: Legal Papers by County (Boxes 190-262)
Series VII: Personal files (Box 263)
Series VIII: Ledgers (Boxes 264-278)
Series IX: Oversize Materials (Boxes 279-282)

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Restrictions on Access

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Harris Masterson I Papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Masterson, Harris, Judge
Subjects
Lawyers--Texas
Places
Texas
Texas--Houston
Genres
legal documents
letters (correspondence)
maps (documents)
photographs

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Harris Masterson I Papers, MS 468, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

The Masterson papers were donated to the Fondren Library by the Mastersons in 1957.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series VI: Legal Papers by County (Boxes 190-262)

Subseries A: Legal/Land
BoxFolder
1901Anderson, Freestone, Limestone Counties
2Angelina County
3Angelina County: Stagner League
4Angelina County: E. M. Bacon
5Atascosa County: Henry Hiner
6Atascosa County: Prince Ranch
7Bailey County
8Bell County: Title abstract related
9Bell County: Flour Mill, Temple, TX
10Bexar County
11Bexar County: Maximo Moreno
12Bexar County: San Antonio City Block 524
13Bexar County: Title abstract related
14Bosque County
15Bosque County: R. P. Boyce
16Bosque County: Title abstract related
17Brazoria County: Title abstract related
18Brazoria County: Title abstract related
19Brazoria County: Title abstract related
Brazoria County
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1911Title abstract related
2Alvin, town of
3Alvin, town of
4Angleton, town of
5Brazoria, town of
6Pearland, town of
7Quintana, town of
8Velasco, town of
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1921ACHB #07
2ACHB – Mexv, Crain, Harris, Brook #1
3ACHB #1
4ACHB #25-26
5ACHB #29
6J. M. Allen
7T. V. & W. Alley
8T. J. Alsbury
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1931Andrews, Edmund
2Angier, S. T.
3J. S. Angier, G. B. Hall, & T. Bradley
4C. Areola
5Austin, Parker-Williams, Alsbury, McNeel, Sumerall
6Austin
7Austin #4-5
8Austin #4
9Austin #4
10Austin #4-5
11Austin #4 & 6
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1941Austin #4 & 13
2J. E. B. Austin, Osceola
3Josiah H. Bell
4Josiah H. Bell
5F. Bingham & A. McFarland
6S. F. Austin estate
7C. Breen
8S. F. Austin
9S. F. Austin
10S. F. Austin League & Smith Labor
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1951S. F. Austin #7 1/3
2S. F. Austin #8-9
3R. H. Barrow
4Jno. Brown
5Jacob Bryan, E. W. Hooke, & Jacob De Cordova
6Carol Burden
7W. J. Cannan
8W. C. Carson
9Carter & Bailey Leads
10R. W. P. Carter
11Samuel Carter
12J. W. Cloud
13J. P. Coles
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1961H. H. Cornwall
2J. Crawley
3William Cummings
4A. Darst & D. B. Damon Subor.
5Abram Darst
6Abram Darst
7Abram Darst
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1971Abram Darst
2Abram Darst
3Abram Darst
4Nicholas Dillard
5L. C. Dunbaugh
6K. R. Ehrman
7B. C. Franklin
8D. C. Gurbett
9Gorbit, C. S.
10Thos. Gray & J. H. Moore
11E. Hamilton
12J. W. Hall
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1981J. W. Hall – Tankersley Plantation
2George Harrison
3Maurice Henry
4J. S. Hensley
5J. Hollenbank #2
6Wade Hooper #18
7Wade Hooper #18 & 23
8Wade Hooper #19
9Wade Hooper #21
10Wade Hooper #23
11H. T. & B. Railroad Co. #1
12H. T. & B. Railroad Co. #2
13H. T. & B. Railroad Co. #3
14H. T. & B. Railroad Co. #4
15H. T. & B. Railroad Co. #5
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1991H. T. & B. Railroad Co. #527
2H. T. & B. Railroad Co. #5 & 43
3H. T. & B. Railroad Co. #7
4H. T. & B. Railroad Co. #11
5H. T. & B. Railroad Co. #12
6H. T. & B. Railroad Co. #13
7H. T. & B. Railroad Co. #14
8H. T. & B. Railroad Co. #17
9H. T. & B. Railroad Co. #21
10H. T. & B. Railroad Co. #21, 25, 71, 75, 79, & 83
11H. T. & B. Railroad Co. #22
12H. T. & B. Railroad Co. #23
13H. T. & B. Railroad Co. #25
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2001Abstracts
2Abstracts
3Abstracts
4Abstracts
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2011Brazos County
2Brazos County: S. F. Austin League
3Brazos County: Francisco Ruiz
4Brewster County
5Brown County: Title abstract related
6Brown County: Flourney Hunt
7Brown et al. Counties
8Burleson County: Title abstract related
9Burleson County: Jason Hughes & Isaac Maiden
10Burleson County: J. W. Marion
11Burleson County: Jason Perry
12Cameron County: Title abstract related
13Cameron County: Title abstract related
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2021Cass County: Title abstract related
2Chambers County: Title abstract related
3Cherokee County: Title abstract related
4Colorado County: Title abstract related
5Dallas County: Title abstract related
6Denton County: Title abstract related
7Ellis County: Title abstract related
8El Paso County: Title abstract related
9Erath County: Title abstract related
10Fannin County: Title abstract related
11Ft. Bend County: Title abstract related
12Freestone County: Title abstract related
13Frio County: Title abstract related
14Frio County: Crouch Ranch
Galveston County
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20215Title abstract related
16M. C. Johnson
17W. C. M. Baker
18Guy Bryan homeplace
19W. K. Wilson
20City lots
21Alta Loma
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2031Goliad County: Martin Lawler
2Goliad & Victoria Counties
3Gonzales County
4Grimes County: W. F. Martin
5Hansford County
Hardin County
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2036Title abstract related
7Geo. Atkinson
8G. F. Eden
9Eduardo Ariola
10Isaac Bridge
11C. A. Felder
12Nancy Fuller
13Galveston & Brazos Navigation Co.
14F. H. Green
15B. H. Hawkins
16P. M. Henderson
17N. V. Hove
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2041H & T. C. Railroad Co. #216
2N. F. Chambers Survey
3R. Miller
4S. Rodgers
5Stephen Jackson League
6Stephen Jackson League
7Stephen Jackson League
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2051Stephen Jackson League
2Stephen Jackson League
3Elizabeth Turnbow
4Elizabeth Turnbow
5Elizabeth Turnbow
6Elizabeth Turnbow
7Elizabeth Turnbow
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2061Elizabeth Turnbow
2Elizabeth Turnbow
3Elizabeth Turnbow
4J. A. Veatch
5J. A. Veatch
6J. V. Tackaberry
7Maria Xemines
8W. Webb
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2071R. D. Wood
2Adelia Yocum
3Adelia Yocum
Harris County
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2074Title abstract related
BoxFolder
2081
2
3
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2091Title abstract related
2Title abstract related
3J. Anderson
4J. Austin
5J. Austin & G. Gostieta
6D. Alexander
7J. Austin & Irvin Place
8J. Austin & Hollingsworth Survey
9J. Austin
10J. Austin, Germantown Suddv, & Schwartz Tract
11J. Austin & Sessums Property
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2101J. Austin & Ryon 26
2M. Baker, J. C. Christy, & J. S. Holman
3M. Baker & J. S. Holman
4J. Beldin
5G. Bellows
6J. S. Black
7J. H. Callahan
8J. S. Collins & Belt Junction City
9W. Colton
10M. DeYoung & W. J. Lovett Survey
11G. Galbraith
12A. Goldman
13O. Hacker
14E. P. Hage
15W. D. C. Hall
BoxFolder
2111J. T. Harrel
2D. Harris
3D. Harris & Clear Cr.
4D. Harris
5D. W. C. Harris
6D. W. C. Harris & ¼ League
7D. W. C. Harris & ¼ League
8J. R. Harris & Mamie McFarland
9S. M. Harris & Ellis Benson
10S. M. Harris
11S. M. Harris & J. D. Staples
12S. M. Harris
13S. M. Harris
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2121S. M. Harris
2S. M. Harris
3S. M. Harris
4W. P. Harris
5W. P. Harris
6W. P. Harris & Wilson
7W. P. Harris
8S. O. Hawkins
9W. Hedge, A. J. Holder, & W. H. Steel
10W. Hironymus
11J. S. Harris Lot 15
12J. S. Harris Lot 7
BoxFolder
2131J. S. Holman Lot 2
2J. S. Holman Lot 6
3J. S. Holman Lot 14
4J. S. Holman Lot 27
5J. S. Holman Lot 39
6J. S. Holman Lot 46
7J. S. Holman Lot 68, 87, & 58
8H. & T. C. Railroad Co. #7 & Great Northern Addition
9H. & T. C. Railroad Co. #64 Block 2
10H. T. & B. Railroad Co. & Jacob Bates
11H. T. & B. Railroad Co. #2
12H. T. & B. Railroad Co. #3
13H. T. & B. Railroad Co. #4
14H. T. & B. Railroad Co. #11 & 13, Dairy Prod.
15J. B. Jones
16J. Karcher, S. Everett, & N. Brady
17W. Latham & J. H. Callahan
18A. Lawson
19H. K. Lewis
20N. Lynch
21A. McCormick
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2141W. McWilkinson
2J. Merry
3J. C. Megginson
4L. Moore
5L. Moore & J. Thomas
6M. Moran
7K. Morris
8K. Morris
9J. O’Brien
10B. Page
11G. M. Patrick
12P. Reels & J. Trobaugh
13J. Reinerman & Dupree Tract
14A. C. Reynolds
15P. W. Rose
16W. Scott
17A. Smith & Little York Survey
18A. Smith
19O. Smith & Fitze Homestead
20O. Smith & Hadley Home Reserve
21O. Smith
BoxFolder
2151O. Smith & Johnson 10 acres
2O. Smith
3T. J. Stansbury
4J. Strange & Eckols Tract
5P. Sullivan
6W. W. Swain
7T. Toby
8N. W. Travis
9WCRR #2 & M. A. Preston
10WCRR #4 & M. A. Preston
11WCRR #6 & M. A. Preston
12N. B. Waters & Almeda, town of
13J. Waugh
14J. White
15H. Whiting
16W. Whitlock
17C. Williams & H. K. Lewis
18S. M. Williams
BoxFolder
2161S. M. Williams & J. R. Harris
2S. M. Williams & J. R. Harris
3J. Strange
4J. Strange
5S. S. B. B. Dissen. Heights
6S. S. B. B. Block 14
7S. S. B. B. Block 14
BoxFolder
2171S. S. B. B. Block 28 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
2S. S. B. B. Block 49 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
3S. S. B. B. Block 51 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
4S. S. B. B. Block 51 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
5S. S. B. B. Block 56 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
6S. S. B. B. Block 56 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
7S. S. B. B. Block 72 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
8S. S. B. B. Block 73 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
9S. S. B. B. Block 80 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
10S. S. B. B. Block 80 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
11S. S. B. B. Block 83 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
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2181S. S. B. B. Block 84 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
2S. S. B. B. Block 93 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
3S. S. B. B. Block 95 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
4S. S. B. B. Block 96 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
5S. S. B. B. Block 97 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
6S. S. B. B. Block 98 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
7S. S. B. B. Block 99 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
8S. S. B. B. Block 129 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
9S. S. B. B. Block 135 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
10S. S. B. B. Block 159 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
11S. S. B. B. Block 246 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
12S. S. B. B. Block 256 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
13S. S. B. B. Block 287 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
14S. S. B. B. Block 295 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
15S. S. B. B. Block 331 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
16S. S. B. B. Block 345 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
17S. S. B. B. Block 362 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
18S. S. B. B. Block 389 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
19S. S. B. B. Block 402 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
20S. S. B. B. Block 419 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
21S. S. B. B. Block 420 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
22S. S. B. B. Block 434 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
23S. S. B. B. Block 434 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
24S. S. B. B. Block 480 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
25S. S. B. B. Block 497 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
26S. S. B. B. Block 510 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
27S. S. B. B. Block 576 (South Side Buffalo Bayou)
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2191N. S. B. B. Block 3-4 (North Side Buffalo Bayou)
2N. S. B. B. Block 284 (North Side Buffalo Bayou)
3N. S. B. B. Block 369-370 (North Side Buffalo Bayou)
4Houston, City of: C. M. Allen Add. Block 40
5Houston, City of: C. M. Allen Add. Block 43
6Houston, City of: A. C. Allen Add. Block 30
7Houston, City of: A. C. Allen Add. Block 49
8Houston, City of: A. C. Allen Add. Block “B”
9Houston, City of: A. C. Allen Add. Block 4
10Houston, City of: W. R. Baker Add.
11Houston, City of: W. R. Baker Add.
12Houston, City of: W. R. Baker Add. Block 56
13Houston, City of: W. R. Baker Add. Block 61
14Houston, City of: W. R. Baker Add. Block 69
15Houston, City of: W. R. Baker Add. Block 83
16Houston, City of: W. R. Baker Add. Block 258
17Houston, City of: W. R. Baker Add. Block 284
18Houston, City of: W. R. Baker Add. Block 291
19Houston, City of: W. R. Baker Add. Block 299
20Houston, City of: W. R. Baker Add. Block 385, J. Austin estate
21Houston, City of: W. R. Baker Add. Block 470
22Houston, City of: Barnes & Westmore Add. Block B
23Houston, City of: Barnes & Westmore Add. Block D
24Houston, City of: J. Brashear Add. Block 2 & 11
25Houston, City of: Bruner Add. Block 26, 82, 84, 88, & 106
26Houston, City of: Bruner Add. Block 29
27Houston, City of: J. Bute Add. Block 9
28Houston, City of: J. Bute Add. Block 10
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2201Houston, City of: Cascara Add. Block 6
2Houston, City of: Cascara Add. Block 6
3Houston, City of: Cascara Add. Block 11
4Houston, City of: Cascara Add. Block 21
5Houston, City of: Castina Add. Block 22
6Houston, City of: Castina Add. Block 27
7Houston, City of: Chapman Add.
8Houston, City of: Chapman 2nd Add. Block 3
9Houston, City of: Chapman 2nd Add. Block 14
10Houston, City of: Chapman 2nd Add. Block 22
11Houston, City of: Chapman 2nd Add. Block 22
12Houston, City of: Chapman 3rd Add. Block 43
13Houston, City of: Collins Add. Block 41 & 115
14Houston, City of: Davis Add. Block D
15Houston, City of: Denver Add.
16Houston, City of: Driscoll Add.
17Houston, City of: Eagle Add. Block 9
18Houston, City of: Emancipation Park
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2211Houston, City of: Fairground Add. Block 7, Block 2-4 (3rd Add.)
2Houston, City of: Fairground Add. Block 29
3Houston, City of: Fairground Add. Block 46
4Houston, City of: Fairground 2nd Add. Block 1
5Houston, City of: J. E. Foster Subov. Block 2 & Harley Add. Block 1-2
6Germantown
7Houston, City of: Gregg. Add. Block 2 & J. S. Black Chapman 2nd Add. Block 3
8Houston, City of: Hadley & Franklin
9Houston, City of: Hardcastle Add. Block 27
10Houston, City of: Houston Railroad Co. Add. Block 4
11Houston, City of: Houston Railroad Co. Add. 4 Block 8
12Houston, City of: Houston Harbor Add.
13Houston, City of: Kenilworth Grove Add.
14Houston, City of: Little or Dickenson Add. Block 27
15Houston, City of: Lockhart-Conner-Brazoria Add. Block 16
16Houston, City of: McGowan Add.
17Houston, City of: MacGregor-Bludgett Add.
18Houston, City of: MacGregor-Bludgett Add.
19Houston, City of: Main St. Add. Block 6
20Houston, City of: Michau Add. Block 13
21Houston, City of: Montrose Add. Block 8
22Houston, City of: Montrose Add. Block 58
23Houston, City of: Noble Add.
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2221Houston, City of: Perry Block
2Houston, City of: Ranger Add. Block 549
3Houston, City of: Ranger Add. Block 604
4Houston, City of: Ranger Add. Block 604
5N. S. B. B. Riverside Block 10 (North Side Buffalo Bayou)
6Houston, City of: Ryon Add. Block 130 & Burnett Add. Block 3
7Houston, City of: Settegast & Udham Add. Block 17
8Houston, City of: Parker Smith Add. Block 15
9South End Villa Tract
10South End Villa Tract
11Houston, City of: L. B. Sweeney Add., Syndor Add., Barnes & Westmore Add., & Main St. Add.
12Houston, City of: Sydnor Add. Block 2
13Houston, City of: Sydnore Add. Block 3
14Houston, City of: Sydnore Add. Block 3
15Houston, City of: Texas Savings & Real Estate Add. Block 1 & J. S. Holman Block 21
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2231Houston, City of: Tierwester Add. Block 3
2Houston, City of: Walker Survey, Frazier
3Houston, City of: W. B. Walker Add. Block 10
4Houston, City of: West End Add.
5Houston, City of: West End. Add
6Houston, City of: Westmoreland Add. Block 5
7Houston, City of: Westmoreland Add. Block 9
8Houston, City of: Westmoreland Add. Block 9
9Houston, City of: Westmoreland Add. Block 9
10Houston, City of: Westmoreland Add. Block 10
11Houston, City of: Houston Heights Block 9
12Houston, City of: Houston Heights Block 151
13Houston, City of: Houston Heights Block 186
14Houston, City of: Houston Heights Block 300
15Brunsville, Town of
16Deepwater, Town of
17Deepwater, Town of: Block 20
18Hockley, Town of: Block 12
19Pasadena, Town of: Block 71
20LaPorte, Town of: Beach Park Annex
21LaPorte, Town of: Block 293
22S. Houston, Town of
23Webster, Town of: Block 19
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2241Miscellaneous
2Miscellaneous 1
3Miscellaneous 2
4Miscellaneous 3
5Miscellaneous 4
6Miscellaneous 5
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2251Miscellaneous
2Miscellaneous 1
3Miscellaneous 2
4Miscellaneous 3
5Miscellaneous 4
6Miscellaneous 5
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2261Miscellaneous 6
2Miscellaneous 7
3Title abstract related
Henderson County
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2265Isaac Greeson
4J. S. Johnston
6J. Y. Perez
7D. O. Williams
8Miscellaneous
Hidalgo County
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2271Title abstract related
2Santo Tomas De Le Blanca Tract
3T. C. Baird v. Masterson, Atkinson, & Masterson
4J. J. Ball & San Salvador Del Tule Grant
5San Salvador Del Tule Grant
6Hill County: Mo-Pacific Railroad
7Houston County: Title abstract related
8Houston County: Patton family
9Jackson & Matagorda Counties
10Jackson County: Ramon Musquiz
Jasper County
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22711J. L. Williams & Masterson, Atkinson, & Masterson
12Title abstract related
13C. A. Felder
14Elijah Isaacs
15Jefferson Laird
16T. McGallion
17J. Milhome
18T. Tanner
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2281Enrique Webb
2T. & N. O. Railroad Co.
3William Wilson & P. B. Pry
Jefferson County
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2284Title abstract related
5Title abstract related
6W. B. Burton League
7William Carr
8E. D. Chenneth
9Mrs. P. B. Chiles
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2291Beamount, City of: Block 38, Lot 177
2Beamount, City of: Block 38, Lot 177
3Beamount, City of: Block 38, Lot 177
4D. A. Cunningham
5P. Humphries
6J. Kirby
7William McFarland
8Stivers
9A. V. Sancier
10W. N. Sigler
11T. & N. O. Railroad Co., section 30
12J. A. Veatch & Spindletop Heights
13J. A. Veatch & Spindletop Heights
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2301Jefferson & Liberty Counties: A. B. Barrier
2Jefferson & Hardin Counties: N. F. Chambers
3Jefferson County: Miscellaneous
4Johnson County: P. Morton
5Johnson & Hood Counties: G. B. Jameson
6Jones County: T. B. Stephens
7LaSalle County: Title abstract related
8Leon County: Title abstract related
9Leon County: Title abstract related
10Leon County: Jones & Masterson
11Leon County: R. Reins & William Mann
12Leon & Robertson Counties
Liberty County
BoxFolder
23013Title abstract related
14J. Blair
15P. Blanchett
16William Bloodgood
17M. Buye
18M. Buye
19M. Buye
BoxFolder
2311M. Buye
2A. M. De La Jarza
3Jose Delgado
4C. Dorsett
5J. Doswell
6J. Dunman
7L. Gedruf
8F. Gibenrath
9A. Green
10B. W. Hardin
11M. A. Hardin
12C. Harper
13I. Junker
14J. Malley
15J. Martin
16J. D. Martinez
17J. E. Mayfield
18P. Miller
19F. Millon
20E. Munson
21M. Smith
22E. M. Tanner
23M. Whittington
BoxFolder
2321J. Young
2Miscellaneous
3Liberty & Harris Counties: L. Latham
4Limestone County
5Limestone County: W. P. Baxter
6Llano County: Title abstract related
7Llano County: Lane, Masterson & Opp.
8Llano County: J. Simon
9Madison County: Title abstract related
10Marion County: Title abstract related
Matagorda County
BoxFolder
23211J. Giboney & Masterson
12Title abstract related
13H. H. League
14“G” Pasture
15“G” Pasture
16Oil land
BoxFolder
2331Maverick County
2Maverick & Kinney Counties
3McCulloch County
4McLennan County: Title abstract related
5McLennon County
6McMullen County: Title abstract related
7Medina County: Title abstract related
8Menard County: Title abstract related
9Milam County: Title abstract related
10Milam County: J. H. & I. Muldrow
11Milam County: William Robertson
Montgomery County
BoxFolder
23312Title abstract related
13J. Crouch
14L. Flatlaw
15M. R. Goheen
16McDermitt
17N. Martin
18T. J. Nichols
19J. Owens
20J. C. Pitts
21B. Pruett
22S. Ward
23Washington Co. Railroad Co. Survey
BoxFolder
2341Frank H. Boye
2W. Wills
Nacogdoches County
BoxFolder
2343Title abstract related
4Jose De Los Santos Coy Grant & Juana Maria Sierra Grant
5Jose De Los Campos Coy Grant & Juana Maria Sierra Grant
6J. Flores
7J. Holloway
BoxFolder
2351R. A. Lewis
2M. L. McClave
3J. M. Mora & Santos Coy
4R. Nelson
5M. Roberts
6W. Robinson
7J. M. Sierra & J. Cordova
8B. Testard
9Miscellaneous
10J. H. Bowman
11J. A. Chireno
12Navarro County: T. Smith
13Navarro County: C. Wolf
Newton County
BoxFolder
23514Title abstract related
15M. Dailey & Ragley v. Houston Oil Co.
16M. Dailey
17H. Goodwin
18T. Holmes
19M. Runnels
BoxFolder
2361E. Shoemaker
2P. Youngblood
3Miscellaneous
4Newton & Sabine Counties: J. McGee
5Nueces County: Title abstract related
6Orange County: Title abstract related
7Orange County: J. Creamer
8Orange County: J. Harmon
9Orange County: Sabine Produce & Irrigation Co.
10Palo Pinto County: Title abstract related
11Parker County: Weatherford, Town of – Block 10, Lot 6
Polk County
BoxFolder
23612D. Huffman
13J. S. Lazarin
14A. Mardez
15A. Morales
16J. D. Nash
17M. Victor
18Miscellaneous
19Presidio County
20Robertson County: Title abstract related
21Robertson County: Calvert, Town of
22Robertson County: Miscellaneous
23Robertson & Falls Counties
24Runnels County: C. Montez
Sabine County
BoxFolder
2371Title abstract related
2G. L. Bourland
3H. Canfield
4J. S. Chiveral
5W. F. Clark
6J. Creamer & S. Morris
7J. A. Curry
8J. B. Gaines
9G. English
10J. Gallion
11L. Gross
12L. Gross
13J. S. Lane
14Miscellaneous
BoxFolder
2381B. Lindsey
2J. Moore
3H. Nichols
4D. White
5San Augustine County: W. Colwell
6San Augustine County: W. Horton
7San Augustine County: Miscellaneous
San Jacinto County
BoxFolder
2388Title abstract related
9Miscellaneous
10S. Lusk
11S. Lusk
12J. G. Ferguson
13J. D. Martinez
14J. W. Robinson
15J. H. D. Richardson
16San Patricio County: G. Garza
17G. D. Parker
BoxFolder
2391Shelby County: A. Castleberry
2Shelby County: J. English
3Shelby County: W. Williams
4Starr County: Title abstract related
5Starr County: Miscellaneous
6Sutton County: Miscellaneous
7Tarrant County: Title abstract related
8Tarrant County: Miscellaneous
9Terrell County: Title abstract related
10Travis County: Title abstract related
11Travis County: Miscellaneous
12Travis County: Miscellaneous
13Travis County: C. C Rodgers
14Trinity County: Miscellaneous
15Trinity & Houston Counties: J. A. Sepulveda
16Trinity & Houston Counties: J. A. Sepulveda
Tyler County
BoxFolder
23917Title abstract related
18J. Milhome
19J. F. Seales
20Miscellaneous
21J. Fisher
22N. Hurd
23J. Kerger
24Uvalde County: J. Hull
25Val Verde County
26Walker County: Title abstract related
27Waller County: Miscellaneous
28Waller County: Jared E. Groce
BoxFolder
2401Waller County: H. & T. C. Railroad Co.
2Washington County: H. Creasy
3Washington County: Miscellaneous
4Webb County: Miscellaneous
5Webb County: Title abstract related
Wharton County
BoxFolder
2406Title abstract related
7C. S. Hudson
8Miscellaneous
9J. F. Hamilton
10T. Westall
11E. Moore
12Wichita County: Title abstract related
13Wichita County: Miscellaneous
14Wichita County: Red River Valley Lands
15Williamson County: Title abstract related
Viesca League
BoxFolder
2411Correspondence and legal papers re. commission on possible sale of Viesca land in S. A. Hackworth v. South Dakota –Texas Oil Co. et a.
2South Dakota – Texas Oil Co. charter, tax receipts, minutes, and stock certificates
3Correspondence and legal papers re. South Dakota – Texas Oil Co. v. J. S. McNeel and title to Viesca Leagues
4Accounts and receipts re. surveying and sales of Viesca Lands by South Dakota – Texas Oil Co.
5Survey field notes and land descriptions of Vesca Lands of South Dakota – Texas Oil Co.
6Petition to U. S. Court Western District of Texas of Waco by South Dakota – Texas Oil Co. to remove clouds to title of Viesca League
7Cancelled notes for property in Viesca League sold by South Dakota – Texas Oil Co.
BoxFolder
2421Copies of Viesca granf of land
2Depositions and legal documents re. forged deed to Viesca Lands
3Opinions re. title to land
4Legal papers re. Kauffman & Range Interest in Viesca League
5Juan Antonio Viesca power of attorney to Crosby & Hill
6Papers re. sale of Viesca League to Nebraska Group
7Legal papers and letters re. Viesca title to land in Texas
8Legal documents re. Keuchler ownership of Viesca
9Correspondence and legal papers re. suit for title to Viesca Leagues: South Dakota – Texas Oil Co. & Trustees of Estate of Sigfried Gruner v. T. E. Tullis et al.
10Sale and foreclosure of Viesca League to Nason & Weidenscul by South Dakota – Texas Oil Co.
11Portions of abstracts to Viesca lands
12Correspondence and legal papers re. suit to clear title to Viesca lands: Gruner v. Frank Bates et al.
13Papers re. purchase of Viesca & Kuechler lands by H. Masterson & South Dakota – Texas Oil Co.
14Judgments from U. S. Court Western District of Texas to secure title of Roberto Viesca et al.
15Correspondence re. proposed Munger purchase of Viesca lands
16Legal papers re. J. D. Freeman v. South Dakota Texas Oil Co. re. Viesca land sale
17Papers re. South Dakota – Texas Oil Co. v. C. W. Liner and foreclosure on Viesca lands
18Petition for South Dakota – Texas Oil Co. v. Albert Moon et al. re. title to Viesca lands
19Legal papers re. South Dakota – Texas Oil Co. v. Clarence Streeter et al. for title to Viesca lands
20Taxes of Viesca lands, Robertson, Leon, & Madison Counties
21Agreement between H. N. Atkinson & H. Masterson re. settlement of debts
22Tax receipts for Viesca League of South Dakota – Texas Oil Co.
BoxFolder
2431Correspondence re. sales of small tracts of Viesca League
2Correspondence re. sales of small tracts of Viesca League
3Correspondence re. sales of small tracts of Viesca League
4Correspondence re. correcting title and sale of lands to squatters for South Dakota – Texas Oil Co.
5Papers re. sales and sales contracts of the Jose Maria Viesca League
BoxFolder
2441Wichita and Wilbarger Counties: Waggoner Colony
2Wilson County: Miscellaneous
3Wilson County: A. Trevino
4Arizona
5California, San Bernardino County: Redlands, City of
6California, San Bernardino County: Redlands, City of
7Georgia Baldwin County
8Illinois
9Iowa Union County: O. P. Martin Farm
10Kansas City, KA: Brighton Hill
11Louisiana
12New Orleans, LA: N. Lavergne
BoxFolder
2451Mexico Property
2Mexico
3Mississippi
4Missouri Saline County
5Property Outside Texas
6New Mexico Otero County: Agamogordo Improvement Co./ Water Works Co.
7New Mexico Otero County: Agamogordo Improvement Co./ Water Works Co.
8North Carolina
9Oklahoma Muskogee: Highland addition
Taxes
BoxFolder
2461General
2Bexar County
3Bowie County
4Brazoria County
5Brazoria County
6Brazos County
7Burleson County
8Cameron County
9Chambers County
10Colorado County
11Dallas County
12Falls County
13Ft. Bend County
BoxFolder
2471Harris County
2Harris County
3Galveston County
4Hardin County
5Henderson County
6Jasper County
7Jefferson County
8Lavaca County
9Liberty County
10Limestone County
11Matagorda County
12Milam County
13Montague County
14Montgomery County
15Nacogdoches County
16Navarro County
17Newton County
18Orange County
19Parker County
20Polk County
21Sabine County
22San Jacinto County
23Tarrant County
24Tyler County
25Uvalde County
26Walker County
27Washington County
28Wharton County
29Webb County
BoxFolder
2481Oklahoma
2Suits pending
3Shelby County: Tax bill for Castleberry Survey
4San Jacinto County: Tax bills for Masterson Irrigation Co. property
5Liberty County: Tax bill for Masterson Irrigation Co.
6Matagorda County: Tax bill for Masterson property
7McMullen County: Tax bills for Prince Ranch
8Nacogdoches County: Tax bill for Masterson Irrigation Co.
9Navarro County: Tax information for Masterson Irrigation Co.
10Newton County: Tax bills for Masterson property
11Nueces County: Tax bills for Masterson property
12Orange County: Tax bills for Masterson property
13Robertson County: Tax bills for Masterson property and South Dakota – Texas Oil Co.
14Sabine County: Tax bills for Masterson property
15Louisiana Sabine Parish: Tax bills for W. H. Powell Lumber Co. Lands
16California, Placer County: Question to tax collector re. value of land
17Receipts: Mrs. Travis S. Masterson
18Receipts: Roene Masterson Cage
19Elliot Cage correspondence
20Elliot Cage receipts
21Notes and receipts re. property taxes paid by H. Masterson
22Erath & Harris Counties: Delinquent tax notices of J. J. Sweeney and Margaret & A. C. Allen
23Harris County: Summons and bills against H. Masterson
24Harris County: Tax assessments for J. J. Harrell
25Miscellaneous
26Webb County: Tax inventory
27Brazoria County: Tax inventory
28Taxes Town Lot & Improvement Co. & Texas – Oklahoma Investment Co.
29Jefferson County: Assessments
30LaSalle County: Assessments
31Lavaca County: Assessments
32Montgomery County: Assessments
Brazoria
BoxFolder
2491H. T. & B. 26
2H. T. & B. 27
3H. T. & B. 28
4H. T. & B. 31
5H. T. & B. 34
6H. T. & B. 37
7H. T. & B. 37, 78, 81, 84
8H. T. & B. 43
9H. T. & B. 51
10H. T. & B. 57
BoxFolder
2501H. T. & B. 67
2H. T. & B. 71
3H. T. & B. 72
4H. T. & B. 75
5H. T. & B. 78
6H. T. & B. 79-87
7H. T. & B. 80
8H. T. & B. 81
9H. T. & B. 83
10H. T. & B. 86
11Hunter, D. M. H.
12I & G. N.
13Jones, Edward S.
14Hongs, Oliver
15Kerhfim, S. & Summerall, Calvin
16Kuyrendal, J. H.
17La Vaca Navigation Co.
BoxFolder
2511La Vaca Navigation Co., #5
2La Vaca Navigation Co., #11
3La Vaca Navigation Co., #12
4Lightfoot, H. W.
5Logan, Greenberry
6McCormick, David
7McNeel, Sterling
8McNeel, John
9McNeel, P. D.
10Marsh Shubal
11Martin, John
12Martin, Wiley
13Mills, A. G.
BoxFolder
2521Mims, Joseph
2Mitchell, Asa
3Moore, Francis I
4Moore, Francis II
5Morris, Abner
6Murray, R. A.
7Myrick, E. P.
BoxFolder
2531Nuckols, M. B.
2Osborne, B. F.
3Parker, William
4Patrick, G. M.
5Perry, J. F. & E. M.
6Peske, Johannes
7Phelps, J. A. E. I
8Phelps, J. A. E. II
9Phillips, Zeno I
10Phillips, Zeno II
11Polly & Chance
BoxFolder
2541Reynolds, A. G. I
2Reynolds, A. G. II
3Richardson, S.
4Robbins, Wm.
5Roberts, Wm.
6Robinson, Andrew I
7Robinson, Andrew II
8Robinson, Andrew (Grant)
BoxFolder
2551Robinson, Geo. survey, Stevens notes
2Robinson, Geo fruitland, Block 131, Lots 1-4
3Russel, Hiram H.
4Schneider, Wm H.
5Shapard, J. H.
6Shipman, Daniel I
7Shipman, Daniel II
8Smith, Cornelius
9Spraggins, Thomas
10Stevens, Hennell
11Talley, David
12Tennille, George
13Thompson, Jesse I
BoxFolder
2561Thompson, Jesse II
2Tinsley, Isaac
3Tomlinson, L.
4Waller, Edward
5Washington, L. M. H.
6Watts, A. J.
7Weaver, H. C.
8Wells, F. F.
9Westall, J. S.
10Williams, S. M.
BoxFolder
2571Miscellaneous 1
2Miscellaneous 2
3Miscellaneous 3
4Miscellaneous 4
Cameron
BoxFolder
2581Beatty, Seale & Forwood
2Brewer, Louis G.
3Cameron County School Lands #26
4Cameron County School Lands #36
5Cameron County School Lands #45, 46, 47
6C. C. S. D. & R. G. N. G. Railroad. Co. 1
7C. C. S. D. & R. G. N. G. Railroad. Co. 2
8C. C. S. D. & R. G. N. G. Railroad. Co. 3
9Davis, J. W. & Stephenson, J. P.
10De La Garza, J. S. Espiritu Santo Tract 1
11De La Garza, J. S. Espiritu Santo Tract 2
12De La Garza, J. S. Percedes Subdivision
BoxFolder
2591G. C. & S. F. Railroad Co.
2Harlingen Land & Water Co., Block 69
3Harlingen Land & Water Co., Farm Block 72
4Harlingen Land & Water Co., Subdivision C
5Harlingen Land & Water Co., Tract A
6Harlingen Townsites 1
7Harlingen Townsites 2
8Harlingen Townsites 3
9Harlingen Townsites 4
BoxFolder
2601H. E. & W. T. Railroad Co. 1
2H. E. & W. T. Railroad Co. 2
3Mestenas Grant
4Picher, W. H.
5Sales Contracts (misc.)
6Villareal, Pedro San Pedro De Carrieitos Grant
BoxFolder
2611Calhoun: General
2Chambers: General
3Chambers: Barry, Jean
4Chambers: McGahey, Jas. S.
5Chambers: Smith, William D.
6Chambers: Weaver, Andrew
7Cherokee: General
8Cherokee: Musquiz, Jose Maria
9Cherokee: Oakely, Washington
10Coleman: Warren, J. H.
11Collins: Melissa, Town of
12Colorado: Allen, Thomas D.
13Comanche: Blakemoore
14Concho & McCulloch: Ware, John, heirs of
15Dallas: General
16Dallas: General
17Dimmit: General
18Edwards: General
19El Paso: General
20El Paso: Aquirre
21Floyd: General
22Foard: General
Ft. Bend
General
BoxFolder
26124Baird, Chas.
25Battle, Willis M.
BoxFolder
2621Choate, Thomas
2Dedrick, George W.
3Fredricks, John
4Gilbert, Sarah
5Hill, Sarah
6Lowrey, Jas.
7Leech, William
8McGary, Isaac
9Milburn, David H. 1
10Milburn, David H. 2
11Moore, Andrew
12Roark, Elijah
13Thompson, Thomas W.
14Vance, Jesse
15Wickson, Barnabas
16Winston, S. P.
17Wood, Reuben D.
18Freestone: Skinner, William
19Freestone: Tegner, Lucinda
20Freestone: General

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Series VII: Personal files (Box 263)

BoxFolder
2631Allen Bankruptcy
2Archer, P.
3Baker Botts Parker & Garwood
4Bayou City Realty
5Belding, John
6Cleveland, William D.
7Confedrate / Civil War letters from Masterson to family
8Cotton / Civil War correspondence
9Erwin, Thomas R.
10Gaines, W.P.
11Gulf Pipeline Co., 1915-16
12Herndon, John Hunter
13Higgins Oil & Fuel Co.
14Hogg, James Stephen (about)
15House, T.W.
16Howth, W.E.
17Jameson, Green B.
18Jones, John Rice, Jr.
19Legal/Land - title abstract related, judgements and notes due
20Martin, G. Alex
21Masterson Irrigation Co.
22Masterson Estate
23Masterson notes for case briefs
24Masterson personal
25Masterson, James R.
26Masterson, N.T.
27Masterson, Thomas G.
28Nation, Carry A.
29North Texas Trust Co.
30Oil & Gas Balance Sheets
31Powell, W.H.
32Prewitt, John M.
33Prince Ranch
34Rice Institute
35Sawyer, F.A.
36Sharp, W.H.
37Smith, C.D.
38South Dakota - Texas Oil Co.
39Stewart, John McNeill
40Stringfellow and Menard
41Texas (early)
42Texas documents (early)
43Texas documents, Brazoria County (early)
44Viesca Survey

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Series VIII: Ledgers (Boxes 264-278)

Box
264Ledger: Expenses and cash, 1908-1920; Ledger: Accounts, 1939-1940
Box
265Dockets, 1904-1908; Accounts book, 1921-1937; Harris County District Court Records for Masterson, 1910s; Land and tax records, ca. 1900-1919
Box
266Accounts books (2), 1920s-1940s; Commissioner's report of Townsite property divided, Ross & Masterson's land interest shown in this book, 1905; Cash Book, 1909-1912
Box
267La Jarza Oil Company Directors Minute Book, Houston, TX, 1904-1910;Cash Book II for T.T.L.& I. Co., 1911; Powell Lumber Co. paid invoices, 1910; Cash book, 1904-1906; Lone Star Bag & Bagging Co. / Long Reach Bagging Southern Bagging Co. / International Cottonseed Products Directory, 1935-36
Box
268Journal: Clivesburg, TX, 1902; Journal: Nov. 1903-Dec. 1906
Box
269Bills discounted register, 1910; Accounts journal, 1904-1908; Ledger: Texas Town Lot & Improvement Co., 1906-1914
Box
270Account book, 1896-1905; Masterson Irrigation Co. note register, 1909-1914; Journal: Texas Town Lot & Improvement Co., 1906-1921
Box
271Land register, 1899-1908; Accounts recapitulation ledger, 1910; Rent ledger, 1917; Land accounts ledger (index?), n.d.
Box
272Personal account book, 1905; Note register, 1918-1919
Box
273Business and personal ledger, 1903-1906; Cash book, 1912-1915
Box
274Land abstracts journal, 1881-1913; D.E. ledger, journal, 1919-19127; Winfree-Biggs Contracting Co. stock certificate book, 1919
Box
275Account ledger, 1904-1908; Land ledger (index?), n.d.; Note register, 1913; Shelp Rubber & Supply Co. / Texas Rubber & Supply Co. minute book, 1909-1910; Account book, 1897-1899
Box
276Ledger: Houston Town Lot & Improvement Co. 1902-1903; Ledger: Masterson & Rogers 1903 (2); Land sales account book, 1902-1906
Box
277Accounts ledger, 1900-1901; Masterson & Rogers accounts ledger, 1903; Rent ledger, 1907-1910; Daybook, ----Oil Co., 1901
Box
278Ledger: Brazoria Co., 1896-1902; Land abstracts for Live Oak Co., TX, 1860s-1880s; Central Bank & Trust Co. cash book, 1907-1909

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Series IX: Oversize materials (Boxes 279-282)

Related Materials
Oversize materials are also located in map drawers. See for more information.
Boxitem
2791Sketch of part of Brazoria County, General Land Office, September 22, 1886
2Earnest receipt received by H. Masterson 500.00 as part payment for two tracts, one containing 4 acres and the other 28.28 acres.
3Ira P. Jones to J.O. Ross [copy], May 7, 1915; Ross to Judge A. Masterson, Sept. 22, 1915; Ross to Masterson, Oct. 10, 1915, concerning a boundary dispute). Map located in Drawer 72.
4Letter dated Aug. 5, 1896 from H.H. MacNicoll to H. Masterson relative to land dispute. Map located in Drawer 72.
5Plat of section no. 6, H.T. & B.R.R. Co. Surveyed Oct. 11-13, 1894 R.W. Priest, Surveyor.
6Sketch of subdivision along Mound Creek-San Bernard River with "Zeno Phillips" on corner.
7Map of Gothland. Property of M.A., J.H., and W.W. Hoskins.
8Sketch of Wisdom 1/2 league and letter to Judge Masterson July 2, 1917
9Section no. 23, Hooper & Wade survey, Brazoria Co., TX. On reverse affidavit dated January 4, 1900. Also affidavit signed by H. Masterson, November 1890 (in 2 pieces).
10Letter dated January 8, 1909, from Gaines & Corbett, lawyers of Bay City, to Mr. Harry Masterson concerning a land dispute; (2) a summons to South Texas Development Co. & H. Masterson, to appear in Brazoria Co. Court on a suit over the matter dated January 26, 1909; (3) a copy of the petition for suit, with county clerk's endorsement. Plat located in Map Drawer 72.
11Plat of the J.E.A. Phelps league, H. Stevens, C.S.B.C. February 1876.
12Notarized earnest receipt, signed E.L.R. Wheelock, witnessed by Ben W. Chilton, notary public, Jefferson Co., TX, Nov. 13, 1903 (very fragile).
13Map of the Sanderson tract in Andrew Robinson league, Brazoria Co., TX.
14Warehouse no. 2, Farmers and Bankers Warehouse Building Assoc. (1) Building contract, (2) Cotton warehouse no. 2 equipment list, (3) Exhibit "B"- standard specifications, (4) Sections, (5) Plans.
15Cotton warehouse no. 1, Farmers Union Warehouse Co., of Wewaka, Thirteenth District, Indian Territory. (1)Building contract, (2) Exhibit "A" - description of property, (3) Exhibit "B" - cotton warehouse no. 1 equipment list, (4) Exhibit "B"- standard specifications, (5) Sections, (6) Plans.
16Map of Davis and J.R. Shannon's land in Brazoria, TX. [189?]
17Letter from Mimmi Co. Trimble to Mr. J.R. Masterson, from Montgomery, AL. June 22, 1909.
18Letter from J.F. Stimmer, Gonzales State Bank and Trust Co., Gonzales, TX, to Elliott Cage, Attorney at Law, Houston, TX. August 13, 1917.
19Map of Houston and an approximate 5 mile radius.
20Partition of Mimms Estate
21Map showing the division of lots between Milam and Marrell streets, executed by H. Masterson, Attorney at Law, Brazoria, TX. 188?
22Map showing abstract 463, section 24, F&GNRR. Showing H. Masterson, 10 acres.
23Map showing abstract 569-A.A. Ballard (640 acres, Homer (320 acres), H. Masterson (160 acres), and B.J. Masterson (160 acres)).
24Plot of Henry Austin league #6.
25Map of "Saved in Travis Co.", showing the Elenor Mudd Plot, the Pease Plot, and two other plots.
26Map of the correction of the river boundary line of the A. Calvit league, Robert B. Harris Co.
27Sketch of Battle, Berry and Williams league, Matagorda Co. October 12-13, 1923.
28Subdivision of acre lot 12 from the Heart tract out of the S. Jackson league, Hardin Co., TX
29Map of the Saratoga Oil Field.
30Survey of the McGowan addition.
31Survey of part of a 357.75 acre tract in J.P. Cockrell Survey, Harris and Fort Bend Co. February 10, 1919.
32Plat of 11-1/2 acres, J.T. Boyles Minors, Wilson and Harris, 2 leagues, located 1-3/4 miles from the Houston city limits on Buffalo Bayou. August 1908.
33Matagorda County Abstract Company. Note from Robert H. Traylor and sketch of Matagorda Pasture. June 9, 1900.
34Map showing Acres of William Clark League. (Very fragile)
35Letter to Gen. Sam Houston, July 26, 1836 from Henry Swartz, Richwood Union County Ohio.
36Amount of Claims allowed and drafts drawn but unpaid.
37Abstract of rejected vouchers, for expenditures in first and second quarter of 1840 for disbursements by William S. Gazneau, Commissary Gen. Subsistence.
38Land sale, county of Nacogdoches, from Candido Sanchez, May 13, 1837.
39Texas Scrip 640 Acres of Land John G. Budd, September 26, 1836.
40Etching “The first recorded surgical operation in North America: Cabeza de Vaca-Taking the arrowhead from the Indian’s chest, in West Texas in the year 1535.” Tom Lea, 1965.
41Sketch showing the Southeastern Portion of Pecos County, Texas and letter from Oliver L. Ellis attached. March 28, 1886.
42Special Bargain List of Lands for Sale, Beaumont, Texas.
43Map of New Birmingham, Cherokee County, Texas.
44Map of Robertson County, 1952. Copy.
45Sketch of G. W. Robinson 1509 acres.
46Special Circular to purchasers of our health-pamphlet. A Wilford Hall, New York.
47Interesting facts about Mineral Developments in Llano County, Texas.
48West Mountain School for Males and Females Announcement for 1884.
498 black & white photographs of J. Frank Dobie.
Boxitem
2801Family Tree of Mos. McGalan & Elizabeth Glass McGalan.
2(6) pages written in Chinese.
3(2) Poll tax receipts-1909 for Precinct 16- Cedar Bayou.
4Part of a constitution for a corporation (practice writing in Chinese on back)
5Practice sheet of Chinese writing
6(3) Poll tax receipts-1909 for Harris Co. (notes on "Diagonal High Pressure" on back). In two parts.
7(2) Income tax forms for 191[?]
8Certificate of redemption to H. Masterson, Chronicle Bldg., Houston, TX. 1-31-1921
9Certificate of redemption to Masterson Irrigation Co. 7-6-1912.
10Certificate of redemption to F. Hunt. 9-29-1898.
11Real estate descriptions.
12Certificate of redemption to Masterson Irrigation Co. 1-29-1915.
13Certificate of redemption to F. Hunt. 9-29-1898.
14Real estate descriptions
15Certificate of redemption to Masterson Irrigation Co. 1-29-1915.
16(4) Certificates for five shares in Phoenix Lumber Company to J. L. Heedson. 3-19-1897.
17(21) Certificates of sale of land by Hitchcock City & Land. Joint stock assoc. to Charles L. Cleveland. Nos.- 123, 122, 120, 115, 112, 101, 100, 96, 95, 94, 91, 88, 85, 84, 83, 78, 77, 74, 72, 70, 69. 7-1-1890.
18Tax form for the city of Houston to H. Masterson. 12-28-1905.
19Inventory of appraisement of property owned by Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company in the city of Houston, TX. Taxes beginning 1-1-1917.
20Inventory of appraisement of property owned by Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company in the city of Houston, TX. Taxes beginning 1-1-1911
21Certificate of redemption to H. Masterson. 11-15-1915.
22Certificate of authentication to Cameron Co. 12-29-1915.
23Certificate of redemption to H. Masterson. 10-15-1913.
24Certificate of redemption- for land bid off to the State- to W .H. Haynes. 3-19-1900.
25Certificate of redemption to Bassett Blakely. 10-28-1918.
26(2) Redemption receipt to T.S. Masterson. 12-24-1923.
27Certificate of redemption to H. Masterson. 10-26-1917.
28Certificate of redemption to N.T. Masterson. 5-28-1921.
29Certificate of redemption for land sold for taxes to T.J. & W.J. Moore. 11- 20-1900.
30(20) Inventories for appraisement for property owned by Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company in the city of Houston. 1-1-1912.
31Letter from tax collector to Masterson Irrigation Company in Beaumont, TX. 3-20-1917.
32Statement of taxes done on land in Beaumont, TX to Masterson Irrigation Company. 3-23-1917.
33Letter from tax collector in Beaumont, TX to H. Masterson- threatening to sue over delinquent taxes. 4-18-1917.
34Inventory of property owned by Masterson Irrigation Company. 4-25-1917.
35Inventory of appraisement of property owned by Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company in the city of Houston. 1-1-1907.
36Houston city taxes to Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company. 12-21-1907.
37City tax receipt for 1907 to H. Masterson.
38Houston city taxes to Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company. 12-28-1911.
39Inventory of appraisement of property owned by Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company in the city of Houston. (2 pages). 1-1-1911
40Houston city taxes to Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company. 12-23- 1908.
41Inventory of appraisement of property owned by Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company in the city of Houston. (2 pages). 1-1-1908
42Houston city taxes to Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company. 1910
43Inventory of appraisement of property owned by Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company in the city of Houston. (2 pages). 1-1-1910
44Houston city taxes to Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company. 12-31-1909.
45Inventory of appraisement of property owned by Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company in the city of Houston. (2 pages). 1-1-1909
46Inventory of appraisement of property owned by H. B. Masterson. 1-1- 1920.
47Letter from tax collector of La Porte, TX to H. Masterson & Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company telling of delinquent school taxes. 10-28-1921.
48(6) Receipts to Honora Steel Perry from the Office of the Tax Collector of Harris Co. 8-8-1912.
49Inventory of appraisement of property owned by Honoro Steel Perry in the city of Houston. 1-1-1912.
50(6) Inventories of property owned by Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company. 1921
51Inventory of appraisement of property owned by Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company in the city of Houston. (2 pages). 1-1-1913
52Inventory of appraisement of property owned by Mrs. L. Masterson in the city of Houston.
53Inventory of appraisement of property owned by Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company in the city of Houston. (5 pages). 1-1-1912
54Houston City Taxes receipt for Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company. 12-31-1912
55Redemption receipt for taxes paid by H.B & Mrs. P.J. Masterson. 12-5-1911.
56Redemption receipt from Angleton Independent School District for taxes paid by the Masterson Irrigation Company. 2-2-1918.
57Certificate of redemption from Brazoria Company to H. Masterson. 9-14-1912.
58Letter from A. E. Masterson (Angleton, TX) to H. Masterson (Houston, TX) concerning redemption covering the Wm. Tennis property at Alvin. 6-15- 1914.
59Inventory of appraisement of property owned by W.A. Smith in the city of Houston. Rendered by T.S. Masterson. 1909
60Inventory of appraisement of property owned by T.S. Masterson in the city of Houston. 1-1-1909.
61Inventory of appraisement of property owned by H. Masterson in the city of Houston. 1-1-1909.
62Inventory of appraisement of property owned by A. E. Masterson in the city of Houston. 1-1-1909.
63Inventory of appraisement of property owned by Mrs. LJ. Masterson in the city of Houston. 1-1-1909.
64Inventory of appraisement of property owned by A. E. Masterson in the city of Houston. (2 pages). 1-1-1909.
65Inventory of appraisement of property owned by A. E. Masterson in the city of Houston. 1-1-1911.
66List of real estate in Madina Company rendered to LB. Bostwick, Assessor & Collector of Brazoria Co. for assessment of taxes. (fragmented). 8-16-1869
67List of real estate situated in Kinney Co. rendered by LB. Bostwick, Assessor & Collector of Brazoria Co. for assessment of taxes. 8-15-1869.
68(28) Inventories of appraisement of property owned by Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company in the city of Houston. 1-1-1912.
69(7) Inventories of appraisement of property owned by H. Masterson in the city of Houston. 1-1-1912.
70(2) Inventories of appraisement of property owned by W.A. Smith in the city of Houston. 1-1-1912.
71Inventory of appraisement of property owned by Mrs. LJ. Masterson in the city of Houston. 1-1-1912.
72(9) Inventories of appraisement of property owned by Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company in the city of Houston. 1-1-1912.
73Inventory of appraisement of property owned by H. Masterson in the city of Houston. 1-1-1912.
74Inventory of property owned by H. Masterson rendered for assessment of taxes in 1918 by N.T. Masterson (2 pages).
75Inventory of property owned by LJ. Masterson rendered for assessment of taxes in 1918 by N.T. Masterson.
76Inventory of property owned by Masterson Irrigation Co. rendered for assessment of taxes in 1918 by N.T. Masterson.
77(4) Inventories of property owned by Texas Town Lot & Improvement Co. rendered for assessment of taxes in 1918 by N.J. Masterson.
78(2) Inventories of property owned by Masterson Irrigation Company rendered for assessment of taxes for 1919.
79Inventory of property owned by H. Masterson Jr. rendered for assessment of taxes for 1919.
80Inventory of property owned by N.J. Masterson rendered for assessment of taxes for 1919.
81(5) Inventories of property owned by Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company rendered for assessment of taxes for 1919.
82Inventory of property owned by N.J. Masterson rendered for assessment of taxes for 1919.
83Inventory of property owned by L.J. Masterson rendered for assessment of taxes for 1919.
84(2) Inventories of property owned by H. Masterson rendered for assessment of taxes for 1919.
85Inventory of property owned by L.J. Masterson rendered for assessment of taxes for 1920.
86Inventory of property owned by H.B. Masterson rendered for assessment of taxes for 1920.
87Inventory of property owned by H. Masterson rendered for assessment of taxes for 1920.
88(4) Inventories of property owned by N.T. Masterson rendered for assessment of taxes for 1920.
89Inventory of property owned by Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company rendered for assessment of taxes for 1920.
90(2) Inventories of property owned by Masterson Irrigation Company rendered for assessment of taxes for 1920.
91Inventory of property owned by Mrs. L.J. Masterson rendered for assessment of taxes for 1918.
92(2) Inventories of property owned by Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company rendered for assessment of taxes for 1918.
93Inventory of property owned by H. Masterson rendered for assessment of taxes for 1918.
94Inventory of property owned by N.T. Masterson rendered for assessment of taxes for 1918.
95Inventory of property owned by N.T. Masterson rendered for assessment of taxes for 1921.
96Inventories of appraisement of property owned by H. Masterson for 1914. (2 pages). 2-23-1914.
97Inventory of appraisement of property owned by Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company in the city of Houston. (Sheet #9). 3-4-1914.
98Inventory of appraisement of property owned by Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company in the city of Houston. (Sheets #1-4). 4-13-1914.
99Inventory of appraisement of property owned by Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company in the city of Houston. (Sheets #1, 3, 5, & 6). 2-26-1914
100Inventory of appraisement of property owned by Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company in the city of Houston. 1-1 -1921.
101Inventory of appraisement of property owned by Mrs. L.J. Masterson in the city of Houston. 1-1-1919.
102Inventory of appraisement of property owned by Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company in the city of Houston. (2 pages). 1-1 -1919
103Inventory of appraisement of property owned by H. Masterson in the city of Houston. (2 pages). 1-1-1919.
104Inventory of appraisement of property owned by T.S. Masterson in the city of Houston. 1-1-1919.
105Inventory of appraisement of property owned by Mrs. L.J. Masterson in the city of Houston. 1-1-1920
106Inventory of appraisement of property owned by H. Masterson. No date.
107Inventory of appraisement of property owned by L.J. Masterson. No date.
108Inventory of property owned by Masterson Irrigation Company. No date.
109Inventory of property owned by H. Masterson. No date.
110Inventory of property owned by Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company. No date.
111Inventory of appraisement of property owned by H. Masterson Jr. in the city of Houston. 1-1-1920.
112Inventory of appraisement of property owned by N.T. Masterson in the city of Houston. 1-1-1921.
113Inventory of appraisement of property owned by Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company in the city of Houston. 1-1-1921.
114Inventory of appraisement of property owned by H. Masterson in the city of Houston. 1-1 -1921.
115Inventory of appraisement of property owned by Mrs. L.J. Masterson in the city of Houston. 1-1-1921.
116Inventory of appraisement of property owned by Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company in the city of Houston. 1-1 -192?
117Inventory of appraisement of property owned by H. Masterson in the city of Houston. 1-1-1920.
118Inventory of appraisement of property owned by N.T. Masterson in the city of Houston. 1-1-1920.
119Inventory of property owned by H. Masterson rendered for assessment of taxes for 1920.
120Inventory of property owned by Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company rendered for assessment of taxes for 1920. (2 pages).
121Inventory of property owned by Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company rendered for assessment of taxes for 1918.
122Endorsement report from Phoenix Insurance Company to J.H. Ratcliff, Trustee Toomey Lbr. Co. Ltd. 7-27-1905.
123Insurance policy of the G. & R. Insurance Co. made payable to H. Masterson. (New Orleans 7-17-1905).
124Inventory of appraisement of property owned by W.A. Smith on the city of Houston. 1-1-1908.
125Inventory of appraisement of property owned by H. Masterson in the city of Houston. 1-1-1908.
126Inventory or appraisement of property owned by A. E. Masterson in the city of Houston. 1-1-1908.
127Inventory of appraisement of property owned by Mrs. L.J. Masterson in the city of Houston. 1-1-1908.
128(2) Inventories of appraisement of property owned by Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company in the city of Houston. 1-1-1908.
129Inventory of appraisement of property owned by Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company in the city of Houston. (page #1 ). 1-1-1911.
130Redemption receipt from the tax collector of Angleton, TX to Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company. 9-1-1921.
131Inventory of appraisement of property owned by H. Masterson in the city of Houston. 1-1-1911.
132Inventory of appraisement of property owned by H. Masterson in the city of Houston rendered for taxation by T.B. Masterson as agent for H. Masterson. 1903
133Inventory of appraisement of property owned by H. Masterson in the city of Houston. 1-1-1917.
134(2) Inventories of appraisement of property owned by Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company in the city of Houston. No date.
135Inventory of appraisement of property owned by H. Masterson in the city of Houston. No date.
136(2) Inventories of appraisement of property owned by Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company in the city of Houston. 1-1-1917.
137Inventory of appraisement of property owned by H. Masterson in the city of Houston. 1-1-1900.
138Receipt rate & valuation for H. Masterson, Masterson Irrigation Company, & Mrs. L.J. Masterson. 1903-1923.
139Certificate of redemption for H. Masterson. 9-30-1900.
140Inventory of appraisement of property owned by H. Masterson in the city of Houston. (Sheets 1-4). 1-1-1904.
141Certificate of payment of delinquent taxes by H. Masterson on property in Brazoria Co. 5-1-1896.
142Certificate of authentication, Fort Bend Co. 6-11-1897.
143Certificate of payment of delinquent taxes by H. Masterson on property in Harris Co. 2-1-1898.
144Certificate of payment of delinquent taxes by H. Masterson on property in Harris Co. 10-24-1900.
145Certificate of payment of delinquent taxes by H. Masterson on property in Harris Co. 10-24-1900.
146Certificate of authentication, Fort Bend Co. 7-11-1897.
147Certificate of payment of delinquent taxes by H. Masterson on property in Fort Bend Co. 5-29-1897.
148Certificate of payment of delinquent taxes by H. Masterson & J.H. Burnett on property in Brazoria Co. 6-16-1896.
149Certificate of authentication, Fort Bend Co. 6-11-1897.
150Certificate of payment of delinquent taxes in Fort Bend Co. by H. Masterson. 6-7-1897.
151(2) Certificates of payment of delinquent taxes in Fort Bend Co. by H. Masterson. (#9259 & 9261). 5-29-1897.
152Certificate of redemption to H. Masterson. 7-15-1914.
153Certificate of redemption to Masterson Irrigation Company. 6-15-1914.
154Certificate of redemption to H. Masterson & J.H. Burnett. 7-16-1896.
155Certificate of redemption to C. Brown. 6-21-1898.
156Certificate of redemption by H. Masterson of property in Fort Bend Co. (#9258, 9257, 9256, 9255, & 9254). 5-29-1897.
157(2) Certificates of redemption by Velasco Terminal R.R. Co. in Brazoria Co. (#68320 & 68319). 7-1-1901.
158Certificate of authentication in Fort Bend Co. 6-11-1897.
159Certificate of redemption by H. Masterson in Harris Co. 6-12-1896.
160(2) Forms for corporation excess profits tax return.
161(3) Forms for return annual net income of miscellaneous corporations.
162Return of annual net income for Colony Oil Company, Houston, TX. H. Masterson-President, June C. Harris-Treasurer. 12-31-1912.
163Form for the mortgage of a licensed vessel.
164Return of annual net income for the Colony Oil Company, Houston, TX. W. B. Sharp-President, June C. Harris-Treasurer. 12-31-1910.
165Monthly report of state & county taxes.
166Inventory of appraisement of property owned by W.A. Smith in the city of Houston. 1-1-1911.
167Inventory of appraisement of property owned by Elliot Cage in the city of Houston. 1-1 -1911.
168Inventory of appraisement of property owned by H. Masterson in the city of Houston. 1-1 -1902.
169Hitchcock City & Land Joint Stock Assoc. shares belonging to Charles L. Cleveland. 7-1-1890.
Boxitem
2811Inventory of appraisement of property owned by J.M. Lee in the city of Houston. No date.
2Sinclair Griff Oil Company, royalty statement, Jackson lease #504. 11-1918 to 12-1919.
3Redemption certificate authentication. 9-5-1902.
4Mrs. John Juliff, foremost administrator of Large Estate- list of items bought of C. Cleveland. 1900
5Certificate of inspection for the yacht owned by Thomas P. Converse. 4-17-1909.
6Houston city taxes for H. Masterson. 3-16-1905.
7Form for individual income tax return for 1917.
8Letter from J. Sunsheime to H. Masterson and the account of the audit by Mr. Hart in the Mims-Hardy matter. 7-3-1916.
9Last will & testament of Ann Nettles. (copy). 10-31-1863.
10Statement of taxes due on property in Harris Co.- taxes for 1903 to be added in the name of H. Masterson with other property.
11Record of accounts for 1892. (4 pages).
12Special warranty deed for land in Saline Co., Missouri bought by H. Masterson. 11-4-1907.
13Warranty deed for land in Saline Co., Missouri bought by H. Masterson. 11-11-1907.
14Record of T.W. Masterson's account with Ball, Hutchings, & Co. 6-1- 1877.
15Records of F. E. Pye's account with H. Masterson. 7-12-1910 to 1-11-1911. (and duplicate).
16Temporary statement of the conditions of F.E. Pye. (2 pages). 5-25-1910.
17Record of accounts
18Quit-claim deed for land in Brazoria, TX. Edwin C. Estes & Mary A.T. Lord. 10-15-1874.
19Warranty deed for land in Brazoria Co., TX between Samuel Damon and Morgan L. Smith. 1-28-1857.
20Warranty deed for land in Brazoria Co., TX between Samuel Damon and Morgan L. Smith. 1-28-1857.
21Quit-claim deed for land in Brazoria, TX between H. Masterson and John R. Street.
22Listing of names, classified by numbers.
23Condition of titles in the A.G. Reynolds League, Brazoria Co., TX.
24Bill of sale of land in Nacogdoches Co. by Margarita Buye to Clark Beash. (2 copies). 6-22-1838.
25Bill of sale of land in Nacogdoches Co., The Republic of Texas by Candido Sanches to Roberts & Allen & Phillips. 5-13-1837.
26Certificate of redemption by H. Masterson for land in Harris Co. 7-27-1899.
27Listing of lands and town lots.
28Certificate of redemption by Masterson Irrigation Company for land in Jasper Co., TX. 1-27-1915. Also-certificate of authentication.
29Certificate of ownership by J.L. Hudson of 4 shares of stock in the International Oil & Mineral Company. 6-24-1898.
30(3) Certificates of ownership by J.L. Hudson of 5 shares each of stock in the Phoenix Lumber Co. 3-19-1897. (#52, 53, & 54).
31Real estate note to be paid by Thomas C. Nye & his wife. 9-1-1889. Matagorda Co., TX.
32Twenty shares of $100 each of capital stock of J.L. Hudson Patent Company of Houston, TX. 8-4-1898.
33Inventory of appraisement of property owned by Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company in the city of Houston. 1-1-1911.
34Inventory of appraisement of property owned by H. Masterson in the city of Houston. 1-1-190?
35Inventory of appraisement of property owned by H. Masterson in the city of Houston. 1-1-1911.
36Inventory of appraisement of property owned by H. Masterson in the city of Houston. 1-1-1903
37Newspaper article giving a report of land & town lots assessed on the tax rolls of the Harlingen Independent School District, Cameron Co., TX for the years 191 0-11-12-13 which are delinquent for taxes of 1910-11-12-13. H. Masterson has several lots listed, but for 1913 only.
38Newspaper article listing lands & lots delinquent on 3-31-1900 for the taxes of 1899 in Brazoria Co. ( The Commoner, supplement, Alvin, Brazoria Co., TX. 6-21-1900).
39Newspaper article giving the delinquent tax list of Cameron Co. Irrigation District #1 for 1917 ( The Harlingen Star, Harlingen, Cameron Co., TX. 3-29-1919).
40Warranty of the M & J Insurance Company. 5-31-1905.
41General Appearance & Divorce Dockets District Court, Brazoria Co., TX. Feb. term 1913.
42Official notice to property owners or Rusk Avenue between Milan St. & Bagby St. (as to the passing of that street). Houston, TX. 4-20-1914.
43Insurance on the property of Mrs. L.A. Ellis, administratrix of the estate of L.A. Ellis-deceased. Also, a permit for used Kitson Hydro-Carbon Light.
44Head right certificate issued by W .S. Hotchkiss, commissioner of Claims General Land Office, Austin, TX. 6-22-1902.
45(3) Certificates for 4 shares of $25 each of capitol stock in International Oil & Mineral Co. of Conroe, TX issued to J.L. Hudson. 6-24-1898.
46(5) Bills of sale for 500 city lots & 700 acres each of land unsold in Hitchcock, Galveston Co., TX to Charles L. Cleveland. 6-1-1890. (#97, 99, 111, 119, 124).
47Notice of public sale of land in Brazoria Co. 6-25-1856.
48(2) Certificates of payment of delinquent taxes by Velasco Terminal A.A.Co. for 1899 in Brazoria, Co. 7-1-1901.
49Certificates of payment of delinquent taxes by N. Masterson for 1895-96-98-99 in Brazoria Co. 3-24-1902.
50(3) Certificates of payment of delinquent taxes by H. Masterson for 1895 & 1896. (#77336, 77337, & 77338). 3-14-1902.
51Certificate of payment on delinquent taxes by H. Masterson for 1885 & 1897 inclusive in Harris Co. 3-13-1902.
52Certificate of payment on delinquent taxes by H. Masterson for 1894, 1895, & 1896 in Brazoria Co. 10-31-1910.
53Certificate of payment on delinquent taxes by H. Masterson for 1897-99 in Harris Co. 11-8-1900.
54Certificate of payment on delinquent taxes by Cash Luckel et. al for 1896 in Brazoria Co. 1-3-1898.
55Inventory of appraisement of property owned by H. Masterson in the city of Houston. 1-1-1922.
56List of oil companies & dealings.
57List of land & owners.
58Insurance policy for an Iron Clad Cotton Warehouse in Coleman, TX.
59Knights of Honor-benefit certificate for Gregory Simon of Brazoria Co. for $2000 payable to his wife upon his death. 11-22-1881.
60(3) Bills of sale for 500 city lots & 1 00 acres of unsold land in Hitchcock, Galveston Co., TX to Charles L. Cleveland. (#64, 102, 116). 6-1-1890.
61(4) Shares of stock, each $25, in the International Oil & Mineral Co. of Conroe, TX issued to J.L. Hudson. 6-24-1898.
62Delinquent tax notice to Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company for Harris Co. 9-30-1918.
63Bay City Breeze, Bay City, Matagorda Co., TX. 3-7-1895. Given the financial statement of Matagorda Co. for the year ending 2-1-1895 showing receipts expenditures of the people's money.
64Family tree of the Glass family.
65Family tree showing Oscar G. Rose's collateral kin. (very fragile)
66Insurance policy for $1000 to J.H. Ratcliff, trustee Toomey Lumber Co. 3-11-1906.
67Delinquent tax notice to Masterson Irrigation Co. for Brazoria Co. 8-31-1918.
68Delinquent tax notice to H. Masterson for Robertson Co. 7-7-1917.
69Delinquent tax notice to H.B. Masterson for Liberty Co. 8-10-1925.
70Delinquent tax roll, Cameron Co. Drainage District.
71Insurance policy for the Farmer's Union of Coleman Co. (Niagara Insurance Co.). 10-4-1907.
72Insurance policy for the Farmer's Union Warehouse Assoc. of Coleman Co. (Royal Insurance Co.). 10-4-1907.
73Delinquent tax notice to H. Masterson from Harris Co. 5-11-1917.
74Family tree for Elizabeth Glass McGalen lineage.
75Delinquent tax notice to Masterson Irrigation Company from Webb Co. 6-21-1916.
76Delinquent tax notice to Thomas M. Matthews Jr. from Henderson Co. 3-3-1917.
77Lease on rooms in the Houston Chronicle Bldg., Houston, TX. for 5 years between 10-1-1909 to 9-30-1914.
78Insurance policy for Mrs. N.H. Bailey, Crowley, LA. 2-17-1906.
79Delinquent tax notice to Masterson Irrigation Company from Robertson Co. 6-11-1917.
80Delinquent tax notice to Masterson Irrigation Company from Brazoria Co. 8-31-1918.
81Delinquent tax notice to J.M. Chatham, agent for the South Dakota Oil Co. (with correspondence between H. Masterson & J.H. Brown, tax collector for Leon Co. 1-25-1916 through 6-15-1916). 5-26-1916.
82Delinquent tax notice to Masterson Irrigation Company from Brazoria Co. 8-26-1915.
83Delinquent tax notice to N.T. Masterson from Brazoria Co. 8-26-1915.
84(3) Delinquent tax notices to Masterson Irrigation Company from Robertson Co. 6-11-1917.
85Contract of purchase of acre- bond issued by The Galveston-Houston Interurban Land Co. (sample).
86Improvement certificate issued by the city of Houston to Parse Andrew St. from W.P.L. Heiner St. to W.P.L. Wilson St. and assessment issued against Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company for this purpose. 6-3-1914.
87Delinquent tax notice to Masterson Irrigation Company from Brazoria Co. 7-5-1917.
88Insurance policy for Mrs. L.A. Ellis, administratrix of the estate of L.A. Ellis-deceased. 12-18-1905.
89Insurance policy for Mrs. L.A. Ellis. 3-24-1905.
90Insurance policy for Mrs. J.V. Westmoreland. 1-3-1907 to 1-3-1908.
91Insurance policy for J.R. McGoven. 3-16-1906 to 3-16-1907.
92Insurance policy for A.S. Lacy. 9-4-1895 to 9-4-1896
93Insurance policy for J.H. Ratcliff, trustee of Toomey Lumber Co. 3-11-1905 to 3-11-1906.
94Assessment for the city of Houston. 1-1-1903. Also, receipt of taxes from H. Masterson. 10-20-1905.
95Taxes due on assessment of the property of H. Masterson. (2 pages). 188?
96Insurance policy for J.H. Ratcliff, trustee Toomey Lumber Co., Ltd. 3-11-1905 to 3-11-1906.
97Declaration of bankruptcy by R.H. Downey. 1-7-1902.
98Inventory of appraisement of property owned by H. Masterson in the city of Houston. 1-1-1903.
99Insurance policy to William Jefferson Powell. 5-28-1909.
100Insurance policy to Clara S. Masterson, wife of Thomas G. Masterson. 2-25-1892.
101Insurance policy to Mrs. L.A. Ellis, administratrix for the estate of L.A. Ellis, deceased. 4-10-1905 to 4-10-1906.
102Refunding certificate for money heretofore paid for paring- for Mrs. Minnie Sterne, Houston, TX. 12-20-1900.
103(8) First mortgage bonds for $500 from the Riverside Coal & Investment Co., Des Moines, Iowa. 8-1-1889.
104Document establishing the corporation of the South Dakota-Texas Oil Company. 5-16-1908.
105List from the office of James P. Welsh, city assessor & tax collector. 7-25-1905.
106(3) Inventories of appraisement of property owned by H. Masterson in the city of Houston. 1-1-1905.
107List from the office of Masterson, Atkinson, & Masterson, attorneys at law.
108Tax receipt for N. Masterson from the city of Houston. 12-26-1906.
109Tax receipt for G.A. Steward from the city of Houston. 12-26-1906.
110Tax receipt for N. Masterson from the city of Houston. 12-26-1906.
111Assessment roll for the property of H. Masterson in the city of Houston. 1906.
112Assessment roll for the property of H. Masterson in the city of Houston. 1904
113Delinquent tax notice to H. Masterson, J.V. Lachaberry, & H. Kempuer from Hardin Co. 4-14-1915.
114Real estate deed of first coupon note to Sampson McGowan of Harris Co., Texas for the value of $22,000. 10-22-1889.
115Insurance policy for the Farmer's Union of Coleman County. 10-4-1906 to 10-4-1907.
116Insurance policy for H. Masterson. 12-15-1900.
117Delinquent tax notice of Bassett Blakely from Fort Bend Co. 9-1-1917.
118Delinquent tax notice to H. Masterson from Harris Co. 5-1917.
119Delinquent tax notice to Masterson Irrigation Company (N.T. Masterson) from Brazoria Co. 8-26-1915.
120Disbursements for the year 1902.
121Sale of the estate of E.B. Lynch-deceased- by W.C.C. Lynch, administrator to Winthrop D. Cushman. 6-11-1856.
122Piece of paper with listings for H. Masterson, Lovejoy, Gill, Jas. Biste, R.A. Welch, & Sinclair.
123Insurance policy for Harrison P. Dance for 5 years. 4-15-1903.
124Insurance policy for R.N. Downey. 6-12-1900 to 6-12-1901.
125Insurance policy for Eugene Cabeen Blake. 10-28-1903.
126Beneficiary certificate from the Knights and Ladies of Security for Louis N. Hearne to be paid to his wife Cara Hearne. 6-5-1909.
127Insurance policy for Robert A. Shapard to be paid to H. Masterson. 6-21-1911.
128Insurance policy for Mrs. L.A. Ellis. 3-24-1905 to 3-24-1906 (Aetna Co.).
129Insurance policy for Mrs. L.A. Ellis. 3-24-1905 to 3-24-1906 (Springfield Fire & Marine Insurance Co.).
130Insurance policy for Mrs. L.A. Ellis. 4-18-1905 to 4-14-1906 (Virginia Fire & Marine Insurance Co.).
131Insurance policy for Mrs. L.A. Ellis. 6-14-1905 to 6-14-1906 (Providence Washington Insurance Co.).
132Insurance policy for A.W. Paliner & W. Abmy (Houston Book Co.). 12-11-1905 to 12-11-1906 (Standard Mutual Fire Insurance Co.).
133Insurance policy for John McGregor to be paid to his wife Hattie. 9-14-1903.
133Insurance policy for Mrs. J.V. Westmoreland. 10-16-1906 to 10-16-1907.
134Siegfred Gruner Sub. Division showing sales of Robertson Co. and sales of Leon Co.
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2821Insurance policy for H. Masterson. 6-12-1901 to 6-12-1902
2Receipts for 1902.
3Insurance policy for the Farmer's Union Warehouse Assoc. of Coleman Co. 10-4-1906 to 10-4-1907.
4Ledger for the Houston Town Lot & Improvement Company. 3-15-1902 to 2-20-1904.
5Several Texas land grants.
6Alphabetized directory of people's names- usually with a 2 or 3 digit # following.
7Time roll of labor performed by employees of the Houston Transfer & Carriage Co. for the month of Dec. 1909 (several pages).
8List of town property of W.H. Powell (1 page).
9List of timber owned by Powell Bros. & Sanders Co. Ltd. Leesville, LA (2 pages).
10List of lands owned by Powell Bros. & Sanders Co. Ltd. Leesville, LA (2 pages).
11List of town property owned by Powell Bros. & Sanders Co. Ltd. Leesville, Orange, & Rose Pine, LA (2 pages).
12List of land & timber owned by W.H. Powell. Leesville, LA (1 page).
13List of receipts & disbursements for 1901.
14Listing of lumber to be delivered by Texas & Louisiana Lumber Co. to the Hutchinson Job.
15Time roll of labor performed by employees of the Houston Transfer & Carriage Co. for 1909.
16List of lands & lumber by W.H. Powell. Leesville, LA.
17List & description of lands (11 pages).
18State & county tax receipt for 1912, Harris Co., Houston, TX. Taxes assessed against Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company.
19Tax judgment against C.L Bradley. 3-9-1911.
20Table used in checking M. Daly Land (2 pages).
21State & county tax receipt for 1919, Harris Co. Tax assessed against Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company.
22Galveston city tax receipt for taxes collected from H. Masterson. 1-30-1912.
23Galveston city tax receipt for taxes collected from H. Masterson. 1-24-1913.
24Taxes due to the city of Houston from Mrs. E.J. Ryan. 7-18-1898.
25State & county receipt for 1915, Harris Co. Tax assessed against Texas Town Lot & Improvement Company. 1-26-1916.
26Time roll of labor performed by employees of Houston Transfer & Carriage Co. for the month of November, (7 pages). 1909
27List & figures on "Regular Diagonal Packing" (2 pages).
28List & figures on "#106 Spiral Piston Packing," "Spiral Amonia Packing," & "Diagonal High Pressure" (2 pages).
29List & figures on "Style 102 Spiral Packing" (2 pages).
30List & figures on "Belmont #2 Expansion Rig Packing" (2 pages).
31List & figures on "High Pressure Spiral" & "Stitched Spiral" (2 pages).
32List & figures on "Reliance Square Flax" & "Extra Stitch Spiral" (2 pages).
33List & figures on "Red Core Packing" & "Nector Packing."
34List & figures on "Cherokee Lace Leather'' (2 pages).
35List & figures on "High Diagonal Square Flax" & "Square Flax Imperial" (2 pages).
36List & figures on "Square Flax Packing" & "Pure Gum" (2 pages).
37List & figures on "S.W.A. High Pressure" (1 page).
38Land grant to Samuel C. Lyons from the Republic of Texas- 8 1/3 labors of land in Jackson Co., Anson Jones-President. 8-8-1845.
39List and description of land sold from 7-24-1912 to 2-10-1913.
40List and description of land sold from 4-12-1902 to 7-20-1912.
41Taxes due to the city of Houston from Squire or Irene Chilas. 6-20-1898.
42"Exhibit A" for the city of Houston. 11-1-1899.
43Taxes due to the city of Houston from James D. McKinnon. 1896.
44Memorandum of bills receivable for the Alamogorda Water Works Co. 4-1-910 to 8-1914.
45Memorandum of bills receivable for the Alamogorda Water Power Co. (3 pages). 4-15-1910 to 7-23-1912
46Bills payable (apparently for the Alamogorda Water Power Co.) from 2-8-1910 to 10-5-1915.
47Transfers beginning with #32 & ending with #36, since 6-18-1890 to 6-9-1891, as shown by the Harris Co. records (8 pages).
48State & county taxes for 1906 in Harris Co. paid by H. Masterson.
49State & county taxes for 1905 in Harris Co. paid by H. Masterson.
50State & county taxes for 1904 in Harris Co. paid by H. Masterson.
51State & county taxes for 1903 in Harris Co. paid by H. Masterson.
52Family tree of John Brown Sr., born 3-4-1768 in Swansea, MA.
53North end of Sec. 5 H.T. & B. on Clear Creek (facts & figures).
54Estate of T.W. DeWalt, in account with S.L. Gohlman. 2-1 through 4-9.
55Estate of T.W. DeWalt, in account with S.L. Gohlman. 9-28-1894 to 2-1-1895.
56Estate- Mrs. Lilly DeWalt, administratrix, Duke, TX, in account with S.L. Gohlman. Houston, TX 11-13-1894.
57Estate- Mrs. Lilly DeWalt, administratrix, Duke, TX, in account with S.L. Gohlman. Houston, TX 12-4-1894 to 1-24-1895.
58Estate- Mrs. Lilly DeWalt, administratrix, Duke, TX, in account with S.L. Gohlman. Houston, TX 4-9-1895.
59Purchase record of 160 acres in Leon Co. by H. Masterson from L.E. Hibbard, original grantee.
60Purchase record of 320 acres in Harris Co. by H. Masterson from Jos. Megginson, original grantee.
61Purchase record of 863 acres in Harris Co. by H. Masterson from W.D.C. Hall, original grantee.
62Purchase record of 50 acres in Harris Co. by H. Masterson from Geo. B. McKeustry, original grantee.
63Purchase record of 640 acres in Harris Co. by H. Masterson from Hubbard Ralph, original grantee.
64Purchase record from (blank).
65In the matter of Jared E. Groce, bankrupt, copy of schedule B1 & B5 and oath to schedule (part of petition). 8-23-1892.
66Insurance policy for W.B. Fordtran by Houston, Harris Co.,TX (Houston Live Stock Insurance Co.). 6-12-1908
67Insurance policy for W.B. Fordtran by Houston, Harris Co.,TX (Houston Live Stock Insurance Co.). 6-12-1908
68Insurance policy for W .B. Fordtran of $2500 for 10 years (until 8-22-1921) (National Life Insurance Co.) 2 copies
69Purchase record of 294 acres in Harris Co. by H. Masterson from Jno. D. Taylor, original grantee.
70Purchase record of 640 acres in Harris Co. by H. Masterson from Manuel Tejerino, original grantee.
71Arabic document.
72Trial balance of the Landslide Oil Co. and report as of 4-16-1906 (W.T. Campbell, Sec. & Tres) (2 pages-letter, 3 pages-facts & figures).
73Indebtedness contested by Allen to J. Sweeney. 8-3-1905 to 2-5-1908 (5 pages).
74Bill of sale by Anson Jones to Samuel Lyons. (fragile on blue paper). Oct. 11, 1858
75Land grant dated Feb. 18, 1863.
76Quit-claim deed- dated Oct. 15, 1874 for Edwin Estes.
77Record of sales list dated Dec. 21, 1878-Nov. 20, 1886 (8 pages).
78A.G. Reynolds League. Brazoria Co., TX (ca. June 18, 1887).
79Mercantile building forms dated Sept. 4, 1895 (Hartford Fire Insurance).
80Permit for Gasoline Stoves dated Sept. 1895 (Harford Fire Insurance).
81Statement from Texas & Louisiana Lumber Co. (#4). Mr. Billy Bandwirpes (ca. Dec. 17. 1905).
82Texas & Louisiana Lumber Co. sold to Billy Bandwirpes. Dated Dec. 17, 1905.
83Tax receipt for city of Houston for N. Masterson. 12-26-1906.
84Insurance policy for Mrs. J.V. Westmoreland (The Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Company- policy #125210). Dated Jan. 3, 1907.
85Inventory appraisement for H. Masterson. Dated Jan. 1, 1908.
86(2) Inventories of appraisement of property owned by W.A. Smith. Dated Jan. 1, 1912.
87First of purchasers dated from 4-12-1909 to 7-20-1912.
88"Sold To" list (ca. 7-24-1912).
89(2) Inventories of appraisement for H. Masterson. Dated June 1, 1919.
90Land grant #353 vol. 12 for L.M. Openheimer. Dated April 25, 1923.
91(2) pages of list of land owned by Powell Bros. and Sanders (description, number of acres, & estimate of lands).
92Lands(?) to H.M. by So. Tex. Company. 10 pages & 2 fragmented pages.

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