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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Allen Ranch:

An Inventory of Photographs, undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Koelsch, Phillip, Mrs.
Title: Allen Ranch Photograph Collection,
Dates: undated
Abstract: The Allen Ranch Photograph collection was loaned by Mrs. Phillip Koelsch for duplication.
Collection # SWCPC 252
Quantity: 61 b/w copy prints and 73 negatives
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The Allen Ranch, headquartered in Harris County, Texas, was established in the early 1840s and operated for more than 100 years. Samuel W. Allen started his ranch by rounding up wild longhorn cattle and shipping them to New Orleans and Cuba. By the 1860s he had acquired a monopoly on the trade. Part of the original ranch has become the Houston Ship channel. By 1947 the ranch had been liquidated.

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of images of groups of people, ranch horses, ranching activities, architecture, and cattle.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research

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Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Allen, S. E.
Allen, Samuel W.
Allen, Rosa Lum
Allen, Rebecca Jane
Harris, General
Koelsch, Philip, Mrs.
Milby, Charles Dow
Tritico, Frank E.
Places
Allen Ranch (Houston, Tex.)
Houston (Tex.)
Galveston Bay (Tex.)
Subjects
Ranching--Allen Ranch (Houston, Tex.)--Photographs
Architecture--Photographs
Cattle--Photographs
Ranchers--Clothing--Photographs

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Allen Ranch Photograph Collection, undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Loaned, 1979

Processed by

A. Ramirez

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