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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Arrangement of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Records relating to railroads 1836-1950, undated (bulk [ca. 1880]-[ca. 1910]),

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

An Inventory of Records Relating to Railroads at the Texas State Archives, 1836-1950, undated (bulk [ca. 1880]-[ca. 1910])



Overview

Title: Records relating to railroads
Dates: 1836-1950, undated
Dates: (bulk [ca. 1880]-[ca. 1910])
Abstract: These records consist of correspondence, annual reports, valuation reports, financial statements, and stockholders meeting minutes, dating 1836-1950, undated (bulk [ca. 1880]-[ca. 1910]) of Texas railroad companies. The records were removed from the records of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts office, the Texas Secretary of State, and the Texas Governor's Office, and placed together to create this artificial collection probably by the staff of the Texas State Archives in the 1970s. Many of the materials pre-date the existence of the Railroad Commission of Texas, which was created in 1891.
Quantity: 9.4 cubic ft.
Language English.

Agency History

Railroads in Texas were regulated by or were the concern of several state agencies during the time period of this collection. Foremost among these was (and still is to a limited extent) the Railroad Commission of Texas. However, this collection consists of records from state agencies other than the Railroad Commission.

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts received annual reports of railroad operating costs from railroad companies in Texas from 1853 to 1895. Legislation approved February 7, 1853 entitled, "An Act to Regulate Railroad Companies," was later enacted in 1879 into Article 4249 of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas. This article was repealed in 1895. The responsibility for gathering the information had been taken over by the Railroad Commission of Texas, a new state agency created in 1891. Article 6466 of the Texas Revised Civil Statutes still requires the Railroad Commission to collect information on the operating costs of railroads.

Other records in this collection addressed to the Comptroller's Office were in compliance with the Texas Constitution of 1876. Article VIII, Section 8, required that all property of railroads be assessed and taxes collected. This constitutional provision in part became Article 5083 of the Texas Revised Civil Statutes which concerned the value of rolling stock. Railroads were required by Article 5083 to send rolling stock valuation reports to the tax assessor of the county where the railroad had its principal office in Texas. The statute required that one copy also be sent to the Comptroller. Railroads are still taxed on the valuation of their rolling stock as required now by Article 7169 of the Texas Revised Civil Statutes.

The Texas Secretary of State's Office also received railroad records required by legislation. Substitute House Bill 227, 23rd Legislature, required the valuation of all railroad property in addition to the rolling stock. The act, passed on April 8, 1893, was entitled "An Act to define franchises; to make public the value of railroads." It became Article 4584c of the 1895 Revised Civil Statutes and required the Railroad Commission to file with the Secretary of State's Office a valuation report by a railroad company of all of its property. Also required by Article 4584c was the registration of both certificates of stock and of bonds issued by railroads with the Secretary of State, once authorization to issue has been approved by the Railroad Commission.

The Secretary of State's Office received other railroad related records as well. Charters and articles of incorporation, resolutions of stockholders and boards of directors, and deeds are all part of the paper work that every type of corporation was required to file with the Secretary of State by various statutes.

Other early legislation dealing with railroads led to correspondence between the governor's executive office and railroads. A January 30, 1854 law from the 5th Legislature, entitled "An Act to encourage the construction of railroads in Texas by donation of lands," required an inspection of the railroad by a state engineer appointed by the governor before any state lands could be given to the railroad. Later, the 1876 Texas Constitution, Article XIV, Section 3, required that a railroad have ten miles of track in running order before receiving any state land. These laws led to correspondence between railroads and the executive office.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The types of records found include annual reports of railroads, correspondence, valuation reports of railroad rolling stock, inspection reports of track, resolutions of stockholders and boards of directors, articles of incorporation and charters, and deeds. Not all of these types are found in every railroad's file. Frequently, only one or two documents are in a file. The records date from 1836 to 1950, undated (bulk [ca. 1880]-[ca. 1910]). This collection combines the records from various Texas state agencies that generated or received records concerning railroads except for railroad records from the Railroad Commission of Texas. The major agencies present in this collection are the Comptroller of Public Accounts, the Secretary of State, and the Governor's Office.

The Comptroller of Public Accounts received annual reports of railroad operating costs listing capital stock and the amount actually paid in; amount expended for purchase of land, construction, buildings and rolling stock; indebtedness; earnings from passengers and freight; tonnage and types of freight; amount paid out for repair of cars, engines, buildings and payroll; dividends declared; description of employees; injuries; accidents; and, any sale of lands that had been donated to the railroad by the State of Texas. Annual reports in this collection date from 1853 to 1895.

The Comptroller also received valuations of rolling stock which included quantity, average value, and total value for each type of locomotive, coach, and car; total length of track in miles, value of rolling stock per mile of road bed, and the counties in Texas through which each railroad ran with the number of miles and proportionate value of rolling stock in each county. Valuation reports date from the late 1870s up to the 1910s.

A small amount of correspondence between railroads and the Comptroller is scattered throughout the collection. Incoming correspondence from railroads and counties concern taxes. Some routine outgoing letters from the Comptroller ask delinquent railroads to file their annual reports or tax statements. All correspondence dates from before 1891.

Other miscellaneous Comptroller records include copies of county and municipal railroad subsidy taxes and a list of railroads chartered in Texas in 1881.

The valuation reports received by the Secretary of State list the value of "all franchises, appurtenance, and property" including rights of way and depot grounds; track ties and steel rails; bridging and culverts; excavations, ballasting and embankments; furniture and fixtures; road crossings fencing, and cattle guards; depots, section houses, platforms, water stations, stock pens, telegraph lines; legal, engineering, and charter expenses; interest during construction; and, rolling stock of all kinds. These reports date from 1894 to about 1914.

A few examples of registered stocks and bonds required by the Secretary of State are present for 1895 to 1915. In addition, the Secretary of State received records on the creation of corporate offices, extensions of corporate charters, deeds of sale and merger, mortgages and the issuance of bonds, and stockholders reports. These types of records in this collection date from 1853 until the early 1890s.

Correspondence between railroads and the governor dealt with gubernatorial appointments of inspectors, reports of inspectors, and requests for state land. Also sent to the executive office were petitions for inspection, the reports of the inspectors on the length of track completed, affidavits from railroads that they had commenced work, and letters from the Attorney General that a railroad was in compliance with state regulations. These records concerning state land donations date from the 1850s until the 1880s.

The collection includes some miscellaneous railroad records issued or received by other state agencies. These miscelleanous records consist of scrip issued by the General Land Office to railroads in 1859; petitions to the Legislature from railroads in 1879; and letters to the Attorney General from the Executive Office concerning the donation of state land to railroads from the 1880s.

Finally, printed materials relate to legislation dealing with railroads on both the state and the federal levels. Included are printed copies of acts, speeches, committee testimony, and legal briefs dating from 1878 to the 1910s. There are also some promotional brochures distributed by the railroads from the early part of this century.

Some records have not been processed and are not well described.

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Arrangement of the Records

Most of these records are arranged by individual railroad company. All state agency records dealing with a particular railroad were placed in a file except those that remain unprocessed. Unprocessed reports and correspondence follow and printed materials are last.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

None.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Railroad companies--Texas.
Railroads--Texas.
Railroads--Texas--Finance.
Railroads--Texas--Valuation.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Railroad companies--ca. 1836-1950.
Reports--Texas--Railroad companies--ca. 1836-1950.
Minutes--Texas--Railroad companies--ca. 1836-1950.
Financial records--Texas--Railroad companies--ca. 1836-1950.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Comptroller's Office, Ad Valorem Tax Division, Annual reports of pipeline companies and railroads, 1948-1964.
Railroad Commission of Texas, Rail Division, Annual reports of railroad companies, 1859-1967, 1873-85, 1890-1996, 380.24 cubic ft.
Index to the annual reports of railroad companies (a database)
Railroad Commission of Texas, Rail Division, Historical files, 1836-1996, undated (bulk 1850-1960), 5 cubic ft.
Texas Secretary of State, Statutory Documents Section, Railroad charters and related records, 1876-1988, 7.84 cubic ft.
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Reports of taxable property of railroads in Texas, 1873-1876, 1883-1890, 1899, 0.97 cubic ft.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Records relating to railroads. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1941/007 and other unknown accessions

Some of the annual reports of railroads included in these records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts on March 19, 1942. The other records were generated or received by various state agencies including the Secretary of State, the Governor's Office, and the Comptroller of Public Accounts and were probably transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division directly by those agencies, but exact accession information is lacking.

Processing Information

Inventoried by Archives staff, 1970s.

Described by Paul B. Beck, August 1986

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Records relating to railroads 1836-1950, undated (bulk [ca. 1880]-[ca. 1910]),
9.4 cubic ft.

Files by railroad, 1842-1939
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4-3/441 Acme, Red River & Northern Railroad Company, valuation report, 1905
Air Line Railroad Company, list of clothing for prisoners employed, [undated]
Angelina & Neches River Railroad Company, charter, correspondence, 1905-1906
Aransas Road Company, correspondence, act of incorporation, 1857-1860, 1876
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Company, correspondence, 1907
Austin & Battle Mountain Railroad, correspondence, 1875
Austin & Northwestern Railroad Company, annual reports, correspondence, 1882-1888, 1891-1923
Austin & Pacific Short Line Railway Company, report, correspondence, 1877
Austin & Southeastern Railroad Company, annual report, correspondence, 1881-1882
Austin City Railroad Company, correspondence, 1877
Beaumont & Great Northern Railroad Company, stockholders meeting minutes, correspondence, 1912
Beaumont Wharf & Terminal Company, valuation report, 1903
Bering, Kiam, & Southern Railroad Company, correspondence, 1913
Brazos & Colorado Railway Company, correspondence, 1882
Brazos & Galveston Railroad Company, directors meeting minutes, 1842
Brazos Branch Railroad, correspondence, 1867-1868
Brownsville & Gulf Railway Company, reports, valuation report, 1886-1888, 1905
Brownwood North & South Railway Company, stockholders resolution, 1912
Bryan & College Interurban Railway Company, authorization (bonds), 1915
Buffalo Bayou, Brazos & Colorado Railway, reports, correspondence, 1853-1854, 1856-1868, 1875
Calvert, Waco & Brazos Valley Railroad Company, stockholders resolution, 1901
Cane Belt Railroad Company, valuation reports, 1902, 1905
Central & Montgomery Railroad Company, correspondence, 1879-1881
Central Texas & Northwestern Railway Company, annual reports, correspondence, 1881-1882, 1884-1888, 1895, 1901
Central Texas Narrow Gauge Railroad Company, correspondence, 1877
Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway Company, reports, valuation report, financial records, tax records, correspondence, deeds, 1903, 1905-1906
Chicago, Rock Island & Mexico Railway Company, valuation report, 1903
Chicago, Rock Island & Texas Railway Company, valuation reports, 1895, 1901, 1903
Chicago, Texas & Mexican Central Railway Company, report, correspondence, deed, 1881-1882
Columbus, San Antonio & Rio Grande Railroad Company, report, 1860
Columbus, Tap Railroad Company, stockholders meeting minutes, report, correspondence, 1868, 1871
Corpus Christi & Nueces Valley Railroad Company, annual report, 1883
Corpus Christi, San Diego & Rio Grande Railroad Company, reports, correspondence, 1877-1879, 1881
Corsicana & Northwestern Railway Company, correspondence, 1882
Corsicana & Palestine Railway Company, correspondence, 1882
Dallas & Western Railway Company, annual report, 1882
Dallas & Wichita Railway Company, reports, annual report, correspondence, 1872, 1875-1878, 1880-1883
Dallas, Cleburne & Southwestern Railway Company, valuation report, 1903
Dallas Terminal Railway & Union Depot Company, valuation report, correspondence, 1905-1906
DeKalb & Red River Railroad Company, valuation report, 1895
Denison & Pacific Railway Company, report, correspondence, 1877, 1879-1880
Denison & Southeastern Railway Company, reports, correspondence, 1878-1880
Denison & Washita Valley Railway Company, valuation report, 1897
Denison, Bonham & New Orleans Railroad Company, stockholders meeting minutes, valuation report, 1903, 1914
Denison, Sabine Pass & Rio Grande Railroad Company, correspondence, 1883
Denver & New Orleans Railroad Company, annual report, 1883
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4-3/442 East Line & Red River Railroad Company, reports, annual report, correspondence, 1876-1879, 1881, 1883, 1885
East Texas Railway Company, charter, contract, reports, correspondence, 1881-1882, 1908
Eastern Texas Railroad Company, board of directors meeting minutes, contract, agreement, annual and valuation reports, financial records, tax records, bond, correspondence, 1858-1861, 1863, 1866, 1870, 1905-1906
El Paso & New Mexico Railroad Company, annual report, 1883
El Paso Southern Railway Company, financial records, tax records, correspondence, 1901, 1905
Fairfield East & West Railroad Company, correspondence, 1882
Ft. Worth & Denver City Railway Company, annual and valuation reports, correspondence, 1881-1888, 1905
Ft. Worth & New Orleans Railway Company, annual reports, deed, 1887-1888, 1901
Ft. Worth & Rio Grande Railway Company, annual and valuation reports, financial records, tax records, correspondence, 1886-1888, 1905-1906
Ft. Worth Belt Railway Company, financial records, tax records, correspondence, 1906, 1916
Ft. Worth Western Railway Company, annual reports, 1887-1888
Galveston & Brazos Navigation Company, correspondence, 1855
Galveston & Camargo International Railway Company, correspondence, 1882
Galveston & Eagle Pass Air Line Railway Company, stockholders meeting minutes, by-laws, annual report, 1881, 1884, 1887
Galveston & Red River Railway Company, reports, annual report, correspondence, 1856-1857
Galveston & Rio Grande Railroad Company, annual report, 1882
Galveston & St. Louis Railway Company, stockholders meeting minutes, correspondence, 1882-1883
Galveston, Brazos & Colorado Narrow Gauge Railway Company, reports, correspondence, 1876-1877
Galveston, Brazos & Southwestern Railway Company, correspondence, 1900
Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Railway Company:
charter, reports, financial records, correspondence, 1874-1876, 1880-1882, 1891, 1908
annual and valuation reports, correspondence, 1871-1872, 1874, 1877-1879, 1881, 1883-1886, 1894
directors and stockholders meetings minutes, annual and valuation reports, financial records and tariffs, correspondence, 1871-1872, 1874-1875, 1879-1882, 1905-1906, 1910
Galveston, Houston & Henderson Railroad Company, charter, annual and valuation reports, financial records, tax records, correspondence, 1857-1858, 1860-1861, 1868, 1871-1875, 1879-1888, 1895, 1905-1906, 1908, 1910
Galveston, Houston & Northern Railway Company, directors meeting minutes, valuation reports, correspondence, 1905
Genesee Valley Canal (N.Y.), stock certificate, 1854
Georgetown Railroad Company, annual reports, correspondence 1878-1881
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4-3/443 Gonzales Branch Railroad Company, directors and stockholders meetings minutes, annual reports, release, correspondence, 1882, 1884, 1905
Granite Mountain & Marble Falls City Railroad Company, deed, 1901
Gulf & East Texas Railway Company, correspondence, 1882
Gulf & Interstate Railway Company of Texas, correspondence, 1906
Gulf, Beaumont & Great Northern Railway Company, valuation report, 1903
Gulf, Beaumont & Kansas City Railway Company, valuation reports, 1895, 1903, 1905
Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway Company, charter, annual and valuation reports, financial records, tax records, correspondence, 1876-1888, 1895, 1905-1906, 1908-1909, 1912
Gulf, Western Texas & Pacific Railway Company, directors and stockholders meetings minutes, annual and valuation reports, financial records, tariffs, correspondence, deed, 1873-1886, 1894-1895, 1905
Hearne & Brazos Valley Railroad Company, stockholders meeting minutes, reports, valuation report, correspondence, deed, 1895, 1906, 1914
Henderson & Overton Branch Railroad Company, reports, annual report, correspondence, 1877-1881
Hockley & Montgomery Railway Company, correspondence, 1875
Houston & Brazos Valley Railroad Company, valuation report, 1910
Houston & Great Northern Railroad Company, reports, annual report, correspondence (also includes International & Great Northern Railroad Company, annual report, correspondence, 1873-1875), 1871-1875
Houston & Texas Central Railway Company:
annual reports, correspondence, 1866-1868, 1873, 1883-1888
directors resolution, reports, annual report, financial records, tariff, correspondence, 1860-1876, 1878-1879, 1883-1886
directors meeting minutes, agreement, financial records, tax and bonds, correspondence, 1857-1860, 1864, 1866-1871
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4-3/444 annual reports to Comptroller, 1860-1872
annual reports to Comptroller 1876, 1879
financial records, tax records including tax to unorganized counties, correspondence, 1880-1883
reports, correspondence, 1858-1873
charter, reports, annual report, financial records, tax records, correspondence, deed, 1857-1858, 1867, 1871-1872, 1875-1876, 1881, 1905
reports, financial records, correspondence, opinion, 1857-1859, 1866, 1874
stockholders meeting minutes, valuation reports, financial records, correspondence, deed, protests, 1856-1857, 1870-1873, 1877-1878, 1887-1894, 1901, 1903, 1905, 1910
financial records, tax records, list of stockholders, correspondence, 1857-1859, 1869, 1875-1876, 1889
correspondence, 1857-1861, 1866-1868, 1871-1873, 1877-1878, 1883, 1906
charter and by-laws, financial records, correspondence, Board of School Commissioners meeting minutes, 1857-1858
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4-3/445 Houston Belt & Terminal Railway Company, stockholders meeting minutes, 1907
Houston Belt Railway Company, annual reports, correspondence, 1882-1883, 1885-1888
Houston East & West Texas Railway Company, charter, annual and valuation reports, financial records, tax records, correspondence, 1875-1888, 1895, 1905-1906, 1908
Houston, Oaklawn & Magnolia Park Railway Company, stockholders meeting minutes, 1903
Houston, Sabine Pass & Denison Railroad Company, correspondence, articles of incorporation, 1879, 1882
Houston, Shreveport & Chesapeake Railroad Company, correspondence, 1882
Houston Tap & Brazoria Railway Company, reports, annual report, financial records, correspondence, sale, 1856, 1858-1861, 1867, 1869-1871
Houston Tap & Brazoria Railway Company, financial records, bonds, correspondence, 1859-1869, 1871
Houston Tap & New Orleans Railroad Company, correspondence, 1868
Houston, Texas & Red River Railway Company, annual reports, correspondence, 1881-1883
Houston, Trinity & Tyler Railroad Company, correspondence, protest, [undated]
Huntsville Branch Railway Company, stockholders meeting minutes, annual reports, 1872-1873
Huntsville, New Orleans & Western Texas Railway Company, annual reports, 1881-1882
Indianola Railroad Company, annual reports, correspondence, 1858-1861, 1873
International & Great Northern Railroad Company:
annual reports, list of stockholders, correspondence, 1875-1881
charter, directors and stockholders meetings minutes, reports, valuation report, financial records, tax records, correspondence, article of incorporation, joint committee of Senate and House of Representatives report, investigating committee brief, 1875-1878, 1880-1881, 1887, 1895, 1901, 1903, 1905-1906, 1908
financial records, correspondence, joint committee of Senate and House of Representatives minority report, investigation, 1889-1991
financial records, correspondence, joint committee of Senate and House of Representatives report, investigation, legislative investigating committee brief, 1890-1891, 1913
directors meeting minutes, report, annual report, financial records, tariff, correspondence, 1871-1876
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[See also, Houston & Great Northern Railroad Company file for more International & Great Northern Railroad Company records.]
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4-3/446 Kansas & Gulf Short Line Railroad Company, annual reports, correspondence, 1881-1882
Kyle, Lockhart & Northern Railway Company, annual report, 1882
Lake Creek Railway Company, annual reports, 1885-1888
La Porte, Houston & Northern Railroad Company, certificate of purchase, 1895
Longview & Sabine Valley Railroad Company, annual reports, correspondence, 1878-1883
Longview & Texarkana Railway Company, correspondence, 1882
Louisiana Western Extension Railroad Company of Texas, annual and valuation reports, correspondence, 1880-1881, 1885-1886, 1895
Marshall & Carthage Railway Company, correspondence, 1882
Marshall & Mansfield Railway Company, correspondence, 1882
Marshall & Northwestern Railroad Company, annual reports, 1882-1886
Mechanics Bank of Memphis, charter, financial records, 1854, 1856
Memphis, El Paso & Pacific Railroad Company, stockholders meeting minutes, reports, annual report, correspondence, court appeal, 1857-1861, 1872
[a military railroad between San Antonio and Laredo], correspondence, 1877
Mississippi & Pacific Railroad Company, contract, financial records, correspondence, proposal, opinion, 1854, 1856
Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company of Texas, stockholders meeting minutes, annual reports, correspondence, 1879-1881, 1908
Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company of Texas, charter, annual and valuation reports, correspondence, 1871, 1880, 1887, 1894, 1901, 1905, 1908
Missouri Pacific Railway Company:
financial records (voucher and receipts), correspondence, 1884, 1887
financial records (receipts), 1884-1885
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4-3/447 New Orleans, Mobile & Chattanooga Railroad Company, correspondence, directors, articles of incorporation, 1869
New Orleans, Opelousas & Great Western Railroad Company of Louisiana, correspondence, pass, 1859, 1863
New Orleans Pacific Railroad Company, correspondence, 1882
New Orleans Railroad Company, correspondence, 1868
New Orleans, Texas & Pacific Railway Company, correspondence, 1882
New York Pacific Company, correspondence, 1854
New York, Texas & Mexican Railway Company, directors and stockholders meetings minutes, annual and valuation reports, financial records, correspondence, deed, 1881, 1894, 1905
North Texas & Louisiana Railroad Company, annual report, 1883
Orange & Northwestern Railroad Company, valuation reports, financial records, tax records, 1903, 1905-1906, 1910
Pacific & Great Eastern Railway Company, correspondence, 1872
Pacific Express Company, financial records, 1889
Pacific Railroad Company, correspondence, 1854, 1861
Panhandle & Gulf Railway Company, correspondence (right of way), 1904
Panhandle Railway Company, valuation report, correspondence, 1894
Paris & Great Northern Railroad Company, annual and valuation reports, 1881-1882, 1895
Pecos & Northern Texas Railway Company, valuation report, financial records, tax records, 1905-1906, 1908
Pecos River Railroad Company, valuation reports, financial records, tax records, correspondence, 1894, 1906-1907
Red River & Rio Grande Railway Company, directors meeting minutes, correspondence, act of incorporation, 1875
Rio Grande & Eagle Pass Railway Company, reports, valuation report, correspondence, 1885-1886, 1905
Rio Grande & El Paso Railroad Company, report, correspondence, 1881
Rio Grande & Pecos Railway Company, annual reports, 1883-1885
Rio Grande Frontier & Seaboard Railway Company, correspondence, 1882
Rio Grande Railway Company, stockholders meeting minutes, valuation report, correspondence, 1881, 1912, 1914
Rusk Transportation Company, charters, report, correspondence, 1875, 1878
Sabine & East Texas Railway Company, annual and valuation reports, correspondence, 1881-1882, 1885
Sabine & Galveston Bay Railroad & Lumber Company, annual report, correspondence, 1858-1860
Sabine & Northwestern Railway Company, report, 1883
Sabine & Western Railway Company, correspondence, 1882
Sabine Pass & Denison Railway Company, stockholders meeting minutes, 1881
Sabine Pass & Northwestern Railway Company, stockholders meeting minutes, by-laws amendment, correspondence 1879-1880, 1882
Sabine Pass & Texas Northern Railway Company, annual reports, correspondence, 1882-1884
St. Louis, Arkansas & Texas Railway Company in Texas, annual reports, correspondence, 1886-1888
St. Louis, Brownsville & Mexico Railway Company, directors meeting minutes, annual report, correspondence, 1906, 1910
St. Louis, San Francisco & Texas Railway Company, financial records, tax records, 1905
St. Louis Southwestern Railway Company of Texas, stockholders meetings minutes, annual and valuation reports, correspondence, 1895, 1899, 1903, 1905-1906, 1908
St. Louis, Texas & Gulf of Mexico Railway Company, annual report, 1883
San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railway Company, charter, report, correspondence, 1894, 1906, 1908
San Antonio & Border Railway Company, correspondence, 1882
San Antonio & Gulf Airline Railway Company, correspondence, 1882
San Antonio & Gulf Railroad Company, stockholders meeting minutes, valuation report, 1905
San Antonio & Mexican Gulf Railroad Company, charter, reports, financial records, promissory notes, correspondence, 1851, 1858-1862, 1866, 1882
San Diego & Northeastern Railway Company, correspondence, 1882
Sherman, Tyler & Henderson Railway Company, directors resolution, 1876
Sherman, Wichita & Panhandle Railway Company, directors resolution, 1876
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4-3/448 Southern International Pacific Railroad, correspondence, 1868
Southern Kansas Railway Company of Texas, annual and valuation reports, 1887-1888
Southern Pacific Company, 1887-1888
Southern Pacific Railroad Company:
directors resolution, reports, annual report, financial records, bonds, correspondence, 1857-1860, 1865, 1867-1871
reports, annual report, correspondence, 1860-1872
reports, annual report, correspondence, deed, 1856, 1858-1863, 1866-1868, 1870-1872
Southern Trans-Continental Railway Company, correspondence, 1872
Sussex Iron Company of New Jersey, report, correspondence, act of incorporation, 1853-1854
Texarkana & Ft. Smith Railway Company, valuation reports, correspondence, temporary restraining order, 1895, 1901, 1905-1906, 1908, 1928
Texarkana & Northern Railway Company, annual report, correspondence, 1887-1888
Texas & Great Western Railroad Company, annual report, 1882
Texas & Gulf Railway Company, valuation reports, 1905, 1908
Texas & Louisiana Railroad Company, stockholders meeting minutes, annual and valuation reports, 1883, 1903
Texas & New Orleans Railroad Company, annual and valuation reports, financial records, tax records, correspondence, court records, 1867, 1874-1876, 1879-1882, 1884-1886, 1907
Texas & New Orleans Railroad Company, stockholders meeting minutes, charter, annual and valuation reports, financial records, tax records, bonds, correspondence, deeds, 1860-1868, 1870, 1874-1877, 1899-1900, 1905, 1908, 1914
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4-3/449 Texas & Pacific Railway Company:
directors and company meetings minutes, reports, financial records, correspondence, deed, 1872-1878, 1881
annual and valuation reports, financial records, tariff, correspondence, act of incorporation, 1872, 1875, 1878-1879, 1882, 1894, 1906
annual reports, correspondence, map (company - U.S.), 1873-1878
annual reports, financial records, tax records, 1862, 1873-1878, 1880
annual and valuation reports, financial records, tax records, tariff, correspondence, 1873-1877, 1879-1880, 1882-1883, 1905, 1908
Texas & Sabine Valley Railway Company, valuation report, 1895
Texas & St. Louis Railway Company in Texas, reports, annual report, correspondence, 1880-1885
Texas Central Railway Company, stockholders meeting minutes, reports, valuation report, financial records, tax records, correspondence, 1879, 1881-1882, 1884, 1905-1906, 1908, 1914
Texas Coast Line Railway Company, correspondence, 1882
Texas, Louisiana & Eastern Railway Company, valuation report, correspondence, 1895
Texas, Louisiana & Western Railway Company, annual reports, 1881-1882
Texas Mexican Northern Railway Company, annual and valuation reports, correspondence, 1886-1888, 1895
Texas Mexican Railway Company, annual and valuation reports, financial records, tax records, correspondence, 1881-1888, 1896-1897, 1905, 1908
Texas Midland Railroad Company, annual and valuation reports, correspondence, 1884, 1895, 1901, 1905-1906, 1908
Texas Northwestern & Gulf Railroad Company, annual report, 1882
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4-3/450 Texas Sabine Valley & Northwestern Railway Company, directors and stockholders meetings minutes, annual and valuation reports, correspondence, 1888, 1895, 1904
Texas Short Line Railway Company, valuation reports, 1903, 1905
Texas Southeastern Railway Company, valuation report, 1908
Texas Southern Railway Company, contracts, agreement, reports, valuation report, financial records, estimate sheets, correspondence, deed, 1887, 1900-1909
Texas Southern Railway Company, financial records, estimate sheets, 1902-1903
Texas State Railroad (Rush Penitentiary - Southeast), correspondence, deeds, release, 1898, 1907-1908, 1910
Texas Transportation Company, annual and valuation reports, financial records, tax records, correspondence, 1878-1882, 1888, 1895, 1905
Texas Trunk Railroad Company, annual and valuation reports, correspondence, 1881, 1883-1888, 1895
Texas Western Narrow Gauge Railroad Company (also known as Texas Western Railway Company after 1881), reports, correspondence, 1876-1877, 1879, 1881-1882, 1909, 1939
Texas Western Railway Company, annual reports, financial records, correspondence, 1855-1856
Thirty-Fifth Parallel Railroad Company, correspondence, 1872
Timpson Northwestern Railway Company, financial records, tax records, correspondence, 1906
Transcontinental Railroad, correspondence, [187-]
Transportation Company, correspondence, 1875
Trinity & Brazos Valley Railway Company, stockholders meetings minutes, valuation reports, correspondence, 1904-1905, 1908
Trinity & Sabine Railway Company, correspondence, 1882
Tyler Southeastern Railway Company, stockholders meeting minutes, valuation report, 1895, 1899
Tyler Tap Railroad Company, stockholders meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, 1875-1878
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4-3/451 Union Terminal Company, directors and stockholders meetings minutes, 1912, 1914
Velasco, Brazos & Northwestern Railroad Company, valuation report, 1903
Velasco Terminal Railway Company, valuation report, 1895
Victoria & Columbia Railroad Company, stockholders meeting minutes, annual report, correspondence, 1872-1873
Waco & Northwestern Railroad Company, annual and valuation reports, financial records, correspondence, 1872
Waco Tap Railroad Company, reports, annual report, correspondence, 1869-1870
Warren & Corsicana Pacific Railway Company, valuation report, financial records, tax records, 1905-1906
Waxahachie Tap Railroad Company, stockholders meeting minutes, annual report, correspondence, 1879-1881
Weatherford, Mineral Wells & Northwestern Railway Company, annual and valuation reports, 1895, 1905-1906, 1908
Wells Fargo & Company Express, financial records, receipts, correspondence, 1890
Western Narrow Gauge Railway Company, correspondence, 1875-1876
Wichita Falls & Northwestern Railway Company of Texas, valuation report, 1908
Wichita Falls & Oklahoma Railway Company, valuation report, financial records, tax records, correspondence, 1906, 1908
Wichita Falls & Southern Railroad Company, valuation report, 1908
Wichita Falls & Wellington Railway Company of Texas, stockholders meetings minutes, 1914
Wichita Falls Railway Company, valuation report, 1908
Wichita Valley Railway Company, valuation reports, correspondence, 1894, 1905, 1908
Annual and valuation reports, 1857-1861, 1865, 1876-1877, 1879-1888, 1994-1897, 1901, 1903-1905, 1908
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4-3/452 Dallas & Greenville Railway Company - Trinity & Sabine Railway Company
These reports are not in alphabetical order. Reports are present for railroads beginning with the letters D-G, K, M, P, R-T.
Reports to the Comptroller, 1892-1894
These reports are filed alphabetically.
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4-3/454 Austin & Northwestern Railroad Company - Louisiana Western Extension Railroad Company
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4-3/455 Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company - Wichita Valley Railway Company
Correspondence and records, 1838, 1853-1859, 1864, 1867-1868, 1872, 1874, 1876-1890, 1892-1895, 1897, 1900, 1908, 1912, 1927, 1932-1942, 1946, 1949-1950
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4-3/459 Records including financial (taxes, some by county)
Reports including valuation
Correspondence including charter, deed, circular, and concerning river
Correspondence and records, 1836, 1861, 1867-1868, 1871-1875, 1877-1880, 1885-1886, 1889, 1891, 1903, 1920-1948
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4-3/460 Records including financial and railroad scrip, freight
Reports including geological, educational
Maps including geological, county, blue prints
Correspondence including charter, deed, American Board of Transportation and Commerce convention
Printed material, 1858-1859, 1870, 1875-1884, 1890, 1899, 1901, 1903-1905, 1907, 1911, 1922, 1927, 1929, 1931, 1940, 1942-1944, 1948-1949
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4-3/461 Records including financial and rates
Reports including directors and stockholders meeting minutes, annual reports
Legislative documents
Arguments, addresses, speeches, deeds, agreements, charters, by-laws, executive documents regarding the consolidation of lines, and concerning the development of railroads, extension of lines, colonization and settlement of Texas, economy of Texas
Maps including coast and counties of Texas, and other than Texas maps (especially railroad lines)

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