Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Railroad Commission of Texas, Rail Division:

An Inventory of Rail Division Incoming Correspondence at the Texas State Archives, 1872-1955, bulk 1891-early 1920s


Creator: Railroad Commission of Texas. Rail Division.
Title: Rail Division incoming correspondence
Dates: 1872-1955
Dates: bulk 1891-early 1920s
Abstract: The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) had jurisdiction over the rates and operations of railroads, terminals, wharves and express companies. These records are the incoming correspondence to the Rail Division (formerly the Main Office, then the Main and Transportation Division and then the Transportation Division) of the Railroad Commission of Texas covering the period 1872-1955, bulk 1891-early 1920s. The records contain a wide variety of physical formats besides letters including telegrams, petitions, newspaper clippings, circulars, tariffs, and printed railroad memorabilia. The records can be roughly divided into four groups of correspondents: general public, business, railroads, and government. The predominant topic among all these groups is the subject of railroad freight rates.
Quantity: 52 cubic ft.
Language These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives
Sponsor: This EAD finding aid was created in part with funds provided by the Texas Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund Board for the Texas Archival Resources Online project.

The Railroad Commission of Texas regulates the exploration, production, and transportation of oil and natural gas in Texas. Its statutory role is to prevent waste of the state's natural resources, to protect the correlative rights of different interest owners, to prevent pollution, and to provide safety in matters such as hydrogen sulfide. It oversees hazardous materials pipelines and natural gas pipelines and distribution systems as well as propane, butane, compressed natural gas, and liquefied natural gas. It works to make sure a continuous, safe supply of natural gas is available to Texas consumers at the lowest reasonable price. Additionally, the Commission regulates surface mining for coal, uranium, and iron ore gravel, and conducts a program for reclaiming lands that were mined and abandoned before 1975.

The Railroad Commission of Texas had its origin in the demands of the shipping public in the late 1880s that insisted that railroads be subject to regulation based on public interest. An advocate for governmental regulation, Attorney General James Stephen Hogg ran for Governor in 1890 with the issue of railroad regulation as the focal point of the campaign. Hogg was elected Governor in the general election and the voters also approved an amendment to Article X, Section 2 of the Texas Constitution that empowered the Legislature to enact statutes creating regulatory agencies. These elections paved the way for the Legislature to enact on April 3, 1891 "An Act to Establish a Railroad Commission of the State of Texas," that later was placed in the Texas Revised Civil Statutes under article 6444 et seq. (House Bills 1, 3, and 58, 22nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session).

The Commission originally consisted of three members appointed by the Governor for three-year terms. Governor Hogg appointed the first three Commissioners in 1891 including John H. Reagan, who resigned as U.S. Senator from Texas to serve as the first Chairman. The Texas Constitution, Article XIX, Section 30 was amended in 1894 to provide for elective six-year overlapping terms for the Commissioners. That same year John H. Reagan was elected and served until his retirement in 1903.

The Texas Railroad Commission was the first regulatory agency created in the State of Texas and originally had jurisdiction over the rates and operations of railroads, terminals, wharves and express companies. The legal focus was on intrastate passenger and freight activities. Interstate jurisdiction fell under the U.S. Interstate Commerce Commission. For the first twenty-five years of its existence, the Railroad Commission was largely concerned with regulating railroads, setting rates, receiving complaints, and making investigations. As other controversies arose where the Legislature deemed that the public interest could best be served by regulation, additional duties were assigned to the Railroad Commission.

The Railroad Commission's authority was broadened beginning in 1917 with the passage of the Pipeline Petroleum Law (Senate Bill 68, 35th Legislature, Regular Session) that declared pipelines to be common carriers like railroads and placed them under the Commission's jurisdiction. This was the first act to designate the Railroad Commission as the agency to administer conservation laws relating to oil and gas. The Commission's regulatory and enforcement powers in oil and gas were increased by the Oil and Gas Conservation Law (Senate Bill 350 of the 36th Legislature, Regular Session), effective June 18, 1919. This act gave the Railroad Commission jurisdiction to regulate the production of oil and gas. Acting upon this legislation, the Commission adopted in 1919 the first statewide rules regulating the oil and gas industry to promote conservation and safety, including Rule 37. This rule requires minimum distances between wells at drilling sites in order to protect field pressure and correlative rights.

The Gas Utilities Act of 1920 (House Bill 11, 36th Legislature, 3rd Called Session) gave the Commission regulatory and rate authority over individuals and businesses producing, transporting, or distributing natural gas in Texas. In 1937, following a large natural gas explosion in a school in New London, Texas, the 45th Legislature passed legislation giving the Railroad Commission the authority to adopt rules and regulations pertaining to the odorization of natural gas or liquefied petroleum gases (House Bill 1017, Regular Session).

The passage of the Public Regulatory Act of 1975 (PURA) (House Bill 819, 64th Legislature, Regular Session) required certain state regulatory agencies, including the Commission, to set the overall revenues of a utility based on its "cost of service." Regulation of liquefied petroleum was added to the Commission's responsibilities in 1939 by the 46th Legislature (House Bill 792, Regular Session). The legislation authorized the Commission to adopt and enforce safety rules and standards in the storage, handling, transportation, and odorization of butane or LP-gases. Regulation of compressed natural gas was added to the Railroad Commission's responsibilities in 1983 (Senate Bill 617, 68th Legislature, Regular Session).

Railroad regulation was initially overseen by the Main Office, later the Main and Transportation Division, then the Transportation Division and finally the Rail Division. This division was responsible for checking equipment and track, railroad and signal operations, and hazardous material handling; conducting investigations of accidents and complaints concerning railroads; and securing federal funds to improve branch lines and preserve rail service to rural areas. The Division enforced rules aimed at removing obstructions on railroad rights-of-way and operated a crossing safety education program. In 2005, the Rail Division and its remaining function, rail safety regulation, were transferred to the Texas Department of Transportation (House Bill 2702, 79th Legislature, Regular Session). The Railroad Commission no longer has any railroad-related functions.

(Sources: Guide to Texas State Agencies, various editions; general laws and statutes; and the records themselves.)

Scope and Contents of the Records

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) had jurisdiction over the rates and operations of railroads, terminals, wharves and express companies. These records of the Rail Division (formerly the Main Office, then the Main and Transportation Division and then the Transportation Division) of the Railroad Commission of Texas include incoming letters, telegrams, petitions, newspaper clippings, affidavits, depositions, transcripts of hearings, maps, blueprints, pamphlets, circulars, tariffs, copies of legislative bills, mortgage contracts, and merger agreements. Also present are various printed items such as railroad tickets, free railroad passes, labor union contracts with railroads, railroad passenger tax receipts, and copies of railroad valuation statements. The bulk of the correspondence dates from 1891 until the early 1920s with some materials from 1872 to 1955. The correspondence can be roughly grouped into four categories: general public, business, railroads, and government.

Correspondents from the general public included passengers, farmers, lawyers, labor unions, chambers of commerce, and other citizens who wrote to the Commission on such topics as complaints about passenger facilities and rates, free passes, jobs with the Railroad Commission, requests for racially segregated depots, and petitions for more frequent train service.

Correspondence from businesses was overwhelmingly concerned with freight rates on commodities and with such shipping problems as overcharges, lost cars, demurrage costs for delays or damages, and the classification of commodities. Other business topics included cotton compress regulations, rebates, tariffs, taxation, and weight limits of freight shipments.

The same preponderance of concern over rates was also evident in the correspondence from the railroads and their freight agents. Other correspondence from railroads concern reports filed by railroads to comply with legislation regulations. These include the annual reports and the valuation statements each railroad had to file with the Railroad Commission and the frequent corrections and addenda. More correspondence was generated by the examination of railroad capital stock records by the Railroad Commission, the issuance of railroad stocks and bonds, the costs of construction, and general questions on Railroad Commission policy and form requirements.

The fourth category of correspondents with the Railroad Commission were government officials from the local, state, and federal levels. This included county attorneys, Texas governors and attorney generals, governors and railroad commissioners from other states, Texas representatives and senators on the state and federal levels, and the federal Interstate Commerce Commission.

The overriding concern reflected throughout the incoming correspondence is the subject of rates, both passenger and freight, with the most attention given to freight rates and the costs for the many different commodities. Businesses, farmers, and other shippers complained about high rates and sought relief from the Railroad Commission; railroads defended their rates and asked for increases through the Commission; the Commission held rate hearings, received mail from both sides lobbying their respective positions, then made rulings, issued rate orders, and published tariffs and circulars announcing the new rates.

These records document the reactions of the railroads and railroad users to the policies and actions of the Commission. The incoming correspondence reflects the nature of the Commission's outgoing correspondence, from routine form letters to the predominant subject of rates.

An inventory of the records was conducted to provide a brief description of the contents of each box including the dates and types of materials and a notation of any filing arrangement that may be present.

This finding aid describes one series of the Railroad Commission of Texas records. See Railroad Commission of Texas: An Overview of Records for more records series.


Arrangement of the Records

These records are unarranged, in the order received from the agency. The dates in the inventory are not always accurate and there is much chronological overlap among the boxes, so researchers are strongly advised to look through all the boxes when searching for particular dates.
The correspondence within the boxes is sometimes arranged alphabetically by the last name of the correspondent. The alphabetical arrangement can be widely scattered in a box, e.g., M, T-Z, L. The correspondence from each particular correspondent is arranged in chronological order. Frequently, correspondence with major railroad lines was not filed under the name of the railroad but by the name of the agency or railroad officer who wrote the letter. In these cases, it would be helpful to know the names of the officials if a researcher is interested in a particular railroad. At other times, no order among the correspondence is evident.


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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.
Railroads and state--Texas.
Freight and freightage--Texas.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Railroads and state--1872-1955.
Telegrams--Texas--Railroads and state--1872-1955.
Clippings--Texas--Railroads and state--1872-1955.
Memorabilia--Texas--Railroads and state--1872-1955.
Petitions--Texas--Railroads and state--1872-1955.
Regulating railroads.

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
Railroad Commission of Texas, Rail Division outgoing correspondence, 1891-193, 43 cubic ft.
Railroad Commission of Texas, Rail Division tariffs, 1890-1984, 44.8 cubic ft.
Railroad Commission of Texas, Rail Division annual reports of railroad companies, 1859-1967, 1873-1885, 1890-1996, 380.24 cubic ft.
Railroad Commission of Texas, Rail Division express companies annual reports, 1908-1949, 7 cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Rail Division incoming correspondence, Railroad Commission of Texas. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1962/218 and unknown

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Railroad Commission of Texas on July 19, 1963 and at other undetermined times.

Processing Information

Inventoried by Archives staff, pre-1980

Described by Paul B. Beck, September 1986

DACS compliance by Laura K. Saegert, February 2009

Detailed Description of the Records


Incoming correspondence, 1872-1955, bulk 1891-early 1920s,
52 cubic ft.

Correspondence to Commission:
4-3/423 A, 1891-1892, 1894-1898
B, 1891
4-3/424 B, 1892-1899
4-3/425 C, 1891-1898
4-3/426 D, 1891-1897
4-3/427 E-F, 1891-1898
4-3/428 G, 1891-1897
4-3/428A G-K, 1891-1892
[All correspondence is addressed to Commissioner John H. Reagan. Includes agents of various railroads.]
4-3/429 H-I, 1891-1897
4-3/430 J-K, 1891-1897
4-3/431 L, 1890-1899
4-3/432 M-N, 1895-1897
4-3/433 O-R, 1892-1900
4-3/434 S, 1891-1892, 1894-1897
4-3/435 S, 1891-1897
4-3/436 T-V, 1891-1897
[Note: Includes a bound letterpress copybook, T-V.]
4-3/437 W-Z, 1891-1897
4-3/348 Correspondence, annual reports, daily reports of conservation agents, accounts, circulars, newspaper clippings, and other material, 1888-1902, 1908-1909, 1919-1923
4-3/349 Correspondence, annual reports, accounts, and other material, 1886, 1891-1907
4-3/350 Correspondence, reports, annual reports, accounts, testimony, newspaper clippings, and other material, 1888-1902, 1904, 1910, 1923
4-3/351 Correspondence, reports, accounts, testimony, and other material, 1875-1902, 1911
4-3/352 Correspondence - some with Attorney General's Office, accounts, and other material, 1882-1888, 1895-1899, [1900?]
4-3/353 Correspondence, folders of correspondence by subject, report, tariffs, accounts, newspaper clippings, and other material, [1897-1898?], 1910-1911, 1913, 1915-1920
4-3/354 Correspondence, circulars, and other material, 1896-1899
Gaa-Gz correspondence - not in order, partial House Journal, House Bill, circulars, accounts, and other material, 1899-1901
#42-#84 numbered correspondence, circulars, accounts, and other material, 1909, 1913-1915
Newspaper clipping, [undated]
4-3/355 M correspondence, 1900-1902
L correspondence, 1901-1902
A. W. Houston correspondence; correspondence re: railroad lines; circulars, miscellaneous materials re: tariff, freight, division sheets, percentage sheets; Western Classification No. 49 and Western Classification Committee materials; and other material, 1907-1911, 1913
4-3/356 T correspondence, 1899-1901
Correspondence by subject, A-G correspondence, Adjutant General opinion, General Land Office printer article re: school land sales, Western Classification No. 30, daily reports of conservation agents, and other materials, 1875-1876, 1881, 1887, 1900-1936
4-3/357 Paa-Q correspondence, 1892-1901
A-C correspondence, Legislative Record, House Journal for the Regular Session of the 30th Legislature, accounts, letter opener, and other material, 1907-1909, 1911, 1920
4-3/358 Baa-By correspondence, 1902
[first expanding wallet in the box]
4-3/359 Daa-Ez correspondence, 1902-1903
Correspondence by lines, accounts, wage schedules, and other material, 1901-1904, 1910-1913
4-3/359A D, E correspondence, 1903-1904
4-3/360 Waa-Z correspondence, 1903-1904
Correspondence and tariffs mostly re: St. Louis & San Francisco Railway Company, and other material, 1911-1914, 1927
Correspondence by lines mostly re: Ft. Worth & Denver City Railway Company, and other material, 1912-1917, 1919-1920
4-3/361 N, O, R correspondence, 1903-1904
4-3/362 P, Q, and by lines correspondence, tariff, Joint Tariff Port Arthur Route, points alphabetical by destination, and other material, 1898, 1901, 1903-1908
A-Z correspondence and partial Western Classification No. 47, 1902-1907
4-3/363 Hal-Hz correspondence and other material, 1904-1905
D, E, R correspondence, 1905
Correspondence re: tax material, 1906
4-3/364 Haa-Hz correspondence, 1905-1906
4-3/365 Correspondence, some by person, 1906-1908
#78-#105 numbered correspondence, material concerning auditor, annual reports, and fiscal material, 1911-1913, [1914-1920?]
4-3/366 F, M correspondence and newspaper clipping, 1906
B, C correspondence and newspaper clipping, 1908
4-3/367 Mc-M, P, Q correspondence and newspaper clipping, 1906-1907
Mc-T correspondence, 1906-1907
4-3/368 R-T correspondence, 1906
Waa-Z correspondence, 1907
4-3/369 Correspondence by lines and Texas blue print, 1909-1911
Correspondence mostly re: Humble Pipe Line Company, Texas blue print, and railroads, [1906?], 1907-1925
4-3/370 Correspondence by lines, petitions, applications, leases, agreements, accounts, newspaper clipping, applications for positions, Western Classification Nos. 27 and 42, and probable oil lease cards, 1898, 1906-1930, 1933,
4-3/371 Caa-Cz correspondence and other material, 1906-1907
4-3/372 G, P correspondence, newspaper clipping, and other material, 1898-1900, 1907-1909
L correspondence, correspondence by person and subject, accounts, and other material, 1907-1912
4-3/373 Correspondence by lines and other material, 1906-1911
4-3/374 F, M, P correspondence and other material, 1906-1907
Correspondence by lines and accounts, 1916-1920, [1921?]
4-3/375 #22-#42 and #22-#30 numbered correspondence, accounts, and other material, 1909-1911, 1913
4-3/376 Correspondence by lines, H-S correspondence, #44-#63 numbered correspondence, N-W correspondence, accounts, and other material, 1910-1912, 1915-1916
Correspondence by lines, R-T, W correspondence, #64-#77 numbered correspondence, and accounts, 1911-1913
4-3/377 B-F correspondence, 1910-1913
4-3/378 Correspondence by lines, A-F correspondence, #1-#28 numbered correspondence, A-S correspondence, #1-#20 numbered correspondence, 1912-1915
M correspondence, correspondence by lines, correspondence by person and subjects, R-T, W correspondence, and newspaper clippings, 1912-1913
4-3/379 Correspondence with Texas associations and clubs, correspondence by subject, and other material, 1913-1916, 1919
Correspondence by lines and other material, 1913-1915
4-3/380 Correspondence by subject, tariffs, and other material, 1915-1920
Correspondence by lines, 1916-1920
4-3/381 W-Y correspondence, correspondence by subject, G-W correspondence, tariffs, and other material, 1907, 1915-1917, 1919-1920
4-3/381A International & Great Northern Railroad correspondence; E, F, G correspondence; Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad correspondence, 1915-1920
4-3/383 Correspondence by subject, tariffs, and newspaper clipping, 1915-1920
2-10/477 M, T-Z correspondence and newspaper clipping, 1898
L correspondence, 1898
2-10/478 A, G, N-O correspondence and newspaper clipping, 1896-1898
D-E correspondence, newspaper clipping, other material, 1897-1899
B correspondence, 1898-1899
2-10/479 C, T-Z correspondence, newspaper clipping, map of Texas, accounts, other material, 1897-1899
2-10/480 P-Q correspondence, newspaper clipping, other material, 1891, 1895-1898
A, C, S correspondence (including John H. Reagan letters), map of the city of Galveston, other material, 1897-1898
2-10/481 A, T-W correspondence and other material, 1896-1899
S correspondence, newspaper clipping, accounts, 1898-1899
2-10/482 C, L correspondence, 1899
B, K correspondence, tariffs, accounts, other material, 1898-1899
G, N-O correspondence, newspaper clipping, other material, 1898-1900
2-10/483 M, S correspondence, Governor's correspondence, tariffs, 1899-1900
B, K correspondence and tariffs, 1900
2-10/484 I-J correspondence, newspaper clippings, other material, 1897-1900
L, R-S correspondence, newspaper clipping, other material, 1899-1900
2-10/485 D-E, R correspondence, newspaper clipping, other material, 1897-1900
C, W-Y correspondence, accounts, 1900-1901
B-C, K, N-O, S correspondence, 1901
2-10/486 S, W-Z correspondence, circulars, newspaper clipping, accounts, other material, 1900-1901, 1903
A, E, N-O correspondence, newspaper clipping, 1900-1902
D-E correspondence, other material, 1900-1902
2-10/487 A, L, R correspondence, clipping, other material, 1900-1903
C, S correspondence, newspaper clipping, 1902
2-10/488 H, N-O correspondence, accounts, 1891-1897 (possibly 1901-1906)
Texas and Illinois classification rates, tariffs, joint circular, terminal charges in Galveston, 1901-1908
P-Q correspondence, other material, 1901-1903
2-10/489 H correspondence, other material, 1900-1902
H, M, W-Z correspondence, other material, 1901-1903
2-10/490 A, G, S correspondence, Governor's correspondence, 1902
I-J correspondence, newspaper clipping, other material, 1896, 1901-1903
2-10/491 M correspondence, newspaper clipping, accounts, 1902-1903
B correspondence, other material, 1901-1903
2-10/492 L, R correspondence, newspaper clipping, accounts, other material, 1902-1903
G, I-J correspondence, newspaper clipping, accounts, other material, 1901-1907
2-10/493 F correspondence, other material, 1901-1904
H, W-Z correspondence, newspaper clipping, other material, 1900, 1902-1903
T correspondence, Western Classification no. 35, other material, 1902-1904
2-10/494 G, S correspondence, newspaper clipping, accounts, other material, 1896, 1902-1903
S correspondence, 1903-1904
2-10/495 B-Y correspondence, Texas map, 1903-1904
I-K correspondence, newspaper clipping, other material, 1903-1906
2-10/496 C, P correspondence, other material, 1902-1905
H, M correspondence, other material, 1903-1904
2-10/497 T-V correspondence, other material, 1901-1903 (possibly 1904)
S correspondence, other material, 1900-1905
2-10/498 A correspondence, accounts, other material, 1901-1905
D-E, T, V correspondence, accounts, other material, 1903-1904
2-10/499 B correspondence, newspaper clipping, other material, 1903-1904 (possibly 1905)
D-E, G correspondence, newspaper clipping, 1904-1906
2-10/500 B, K correspondence, newspaper clipping, 1904-1905
S correspondence, other material, 1903-1906
2-10/501 B, L, T-V correspondence, newspaper clipping, other material, 1903-1905
C-F, T-V correspondence, newspaper clipping, other material, 1901, 1904-1905
2-10/502 C, J-K correspondence, map of Texas, newspaper clipping, accounts, other material, 1889-1891 (possibly 1899-1901), 1902-1905
2-10/503 I-J, M correspondence, other material, 1899, 1903, 1905
G correspondence, 1905-1906
2-10/504 L, S correspondence, other material, 1900, 1904-1906
2-10/505 K, N-O correspondence, blue print of Texas, 1905-1906
S correspondence, 1906
2-10/506 A correspondence, 1905-1906
W-Z correspondence, newspaper clipping, other material, 1905
2-10/507 H correspondence, newspaper clipping, map of Chicago, other material, 1897-1900, 1907
2-10/508 C correspondence, 1906
B correspondence, 1906
2-10/509 B, K, R correspondence, newspaper clipping, other material, 1905-1906
L correspondence, newspaper clipping, 1906-1907
R correspondence, newspaper clipping, other material, 1906-1907
2-10/510 A-Y correspondence, newspaper clipping, accounts, other material, 1905-1907
K correspondence, newspaper clipping, blue print map of Texas, other material, Motor Transportation Division receipts, (possibly 1906), 1907-1909, 1930
2-10/511 C-E, H, O-P correspondence, accounts, other material, 1903, 1906-1907
2-10/512 D-E correspondence, other material, 1906-1907
H correspondence, 1907
2-10/513 S correspondence, 1907
B, D-E correspondence, newspaper clipping, other material, 1905-1906
2-10/514 C, W-Z correspondence, other material, 1904-1905, 1907
B correspondence, 1907
2-10/515 D-E, Y-Z correspondence, blank forms, 1907
R, T-V correspondence, 1907
2-10/516 R-Z correspondence, histories of lines, 1907-1908
M correspondence, newspaper clipping, 1907-1909
R-Z correspondence, newspaper clippings, blue print of Texas lines, daily reports of Conservation Agents, other material, 1898, 1907-1909, 1911, 1915-1916, 1928
2-10/517 C, E correspondence, newspaper clipping, other material, 1907-1908
M-N correspondence, newspaper clippings, accounts, Oil and Gas Division correspondence, 1907-1909, 1931
2-10/518 H correspondence, clippings, accounts, 1906-1908
H, O-P correspondence, blue print of Texas, other material, 1908-1909
C-E correspondence, other material, 1907-1910
2-10/519 G-H, O-R correspondence, newspaper clippings, other material, 1908-1909
Correspondence mostly concerning Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway Company and H. L. Ziegler, other material, 1908-1912, 1917, 1926
2-10/520 #46-#63 numbered correspondence, S-W correspondence, accounts, other material, 1908-1910, 1912-1913
Correspondence, records of railroads, blue print of Texas, accounts, W-Y 3" by 5" cards concerning oil leases, other material, 1888-1928
2-10/521 H, M correspondence, accounts, blue prints of Texas, maps of railroad lines, other material, 1906-1909
Railroad lines correspondence, accounts, 1910
2-10/522 Telegrams; E-H, S-T correspondence; #23-#41, #67-#72 numbered correspondence, 1894-1910
Q-W correspondence, newspaper clipping, 1910
2-10/523 D, L, T correspondence, newspaper clipping, blue prints of Texas railroads, 1910-1912
#23-#62 numbered correspondence, E-R correspondence 1911
#2-#21, #85-#105 numbered correspondence; A-M, S-W correspondence, 1910-1913
2-10/524 B, W correspondence, newspaper clipping, 1911
#61-#84 numbered correspondence, G-W correspondence, other material, 1911-1912
#3-#55 numbered correspondence, B-T correspondence, other material, 1907-1909, 1911-1913
2-10/525 D correspondence, print print of Texas railroads, other material, 1907-1908
2-10/526 G-I correspondence, 1912
C-D, T-W correspondence, other material, 1908, 1910-1917
Earle B. Mayfield checks, 1913-1915
2-10/527 Earle B. Mayfield checks, other material, 1912-1915
S-W correspondence, 1914-1915
B-C correspondence, other material, 1909, 1911-1917
2-10/528 Circular #4751, Hearing #1573, other material, 1915-1916
B-C, F, R-T correspondence, Senate Bill 1054, 64th Congress, 1st Session, 1914-1916
Railroads fiscal records, Governor's mansion and grounds, other materials, 1909-1917
2-10/529 M correspondence, 1916
O-P correspondence, other material, 1915-1918, 1921
A, G correspondence, other material, 1919
2-10/530 S-T correspondence, reports especially Magnolia Petroleum Company, Gas Utilities Division C-E correspondence, other material, 1917-1923, 1929-1930, 1935
A-C, N-Y correspondence, newspaper clipping, other material, 1917 (possibly 1919), 1920-1924
2-10/581 #3-#40 numbered correspondence, fiscal records, 1911-1915
C-T correspondence, fiscal records, other material, 1902, 1914-1916
A-T correspondence, blue prints of equipment, other material, 1901-1903, 1911, 1913, 1915-1917, 1922
2-10/582 Correspondence mainly Texas & Pacific Railway Company, reports, rules and regulations, blue prints of equipment, photos of tracks and switches, other material, 1890-1891, 1896, 1898-1904, 1907, 1913
Daily reports of Conservation Agents, 1929
2-10/583 Commission Hearing #1576, 1915
A-D, H, L-N, P, R-S, V-W correspondence, other material, 1912-1915, 1935
2-10/589 Correspondence concerning Aransas Pass Harbor Terminal Railway, briefs concerning stockholders, blue print maps of Texas, 1895-1896, 1912-1918
2-10/590 Coy Burnet correspondence concerning land purchase, 1927-1929
Galveston Houston Electric Railway Company correspondence, Galveston Causeway maintenance and operation, 1909, 1917, 1938
Gulf & Northern Railway Company correspondence, 1918-1920
Gulf, Texas & Western Railway Company correspondence, 1909-1911, 1913-1914, 1930, 1938
Richard Florian - Harbor Island land purchase correspondence, 1929-1930
Charles E. Greene - Harbor Island land purchase correspondence, 1919-1920, 1928
2-10/591 Bryan & College Interurban Railway Company correspondence, 1910-1911, 1915-1916
Bryan & Central Texas Interurban Railway Company correspondence, 1914
Bartlett Florence Railway Company - Bartlett Western Railway correspondence, 1909-1910, 1916
Chicago, Weatherford & Brazos Railroad Company correspondence, 1896, 1900
Cisco & Northeastern Railway Company correspondence, 1921, 1924
Bois d'Arc & Southern Railway Company correspondence, 1934-1935, 1939
2-10/592 Dallas Rapid Transit & Terminal Railway Company correspondence, 1895-1896
City of Corpus Christi, Harbor Island, time extension for improvements correspondence, 1913, 1916, 1918, 1920, 1924
C. H. Kearney and J. E. Jarrett Harbor Island land purchase correspondence, 1911-1913, 1919
Eastland, Wichita Falls & Gulf Railroad Company correspondence, 1918, 1920-1922
Fredericksburg & Northern Railway Company (formerly San Antonio Fredericksburg & Northern Railway Company) correspondence, 1913-1914, 1917-1918, 1923-1925, 1928-1929, 1931, 1933-1934, 1940
2-10/593 Houston & Texas Central Railroad Company - Lampasas branch correspondence, 1903
Planters Terminal Railway Company correspondence, 1898
Peach River & Gulf Railway Company correspondence, 1904-1907
Palacios San Antonio & Pecos Valley Railway Company correspondence, 1911-1912
Harbor Island surveys correspondence, 1911-1913
Jefferson & Northwestern Railroad Company correspondence, 1933-1936
Humble Oil & Refining Company Harbor Island land purchase, 1927
Houston & Texas Central Railroad Company - Mexia Nelleva Cut-Off correspondence, 1910-1911
2-10/594 Uvalde & Northern Railway Company correspondence, 1920-1922
Warren Central Railroad Company correspondence, 1931
Warren & Corsicana Pacific Railway Company correspondence, 1901-1904
Wichita Falls & Oklahoma Railway Company correspondence, 1906-1908, 1924, 1940
2-10/595 Rapid Transit Railway Company (Dallas) correspondence, 1899
Port Bolivar Iron Ore Railway Company correspondence, 1911-1914
Rio Grande Railway Company (later Port Isabel & Rio Grande Railway) correspondence, 1919, 1922-1926, 1928
Rio Grande & Northern Railway Company correspondence, 1889, 1893-1894
Edward G. Ryan Harbor Island land purchase time extension correspondence, 1912, 1914-1916, 1918, 1920, 1922, 1924
2-10/596 San Antonio, Rockport & Mexican Railway Company correspondence, 1911-1913
Rio Grande & Eagle Pass Railway Company correspondence, 1930
Rio Grande Railroad Company - Brownsville to Port Isabel correspondence, 1872-1874, 1880, 1883, 1893-1895
Southwestern Railway Company - Henrietta to Archer City built and abandoned, correspondence, 1909, 1911
Stephenville North & South Texas Railway Company correspondence, 1907-1908, 1910-1913
Rio Grande Railway Company - Brownsville to Port Isabel, correspondence, 1882-1884, 1910-1912, 1914
2-10/597 Briefs, Interstate Commerce Commission material, annual reports, documents, pamphlets, 1885, 1887-1889, 1891-1895, 1899, 1905, 1907, 1942
#779, #1507-#1704 circulars, 1901-1902
2-10/598 Railroad Commission of Texas dockets, exhibits, El Paso Drainage District record, 1912, 1924-1926
Railroad Passenger Tax receipts, 1892-1895, 1897-1901
[3 bound volumes]
4-3/403 Correspondence including some Oil and Gas Division material, tariffs, 1898-1899, 1915-1919, 1936, 1941, 1955
Railroad Subsidy Tax (railroad bond tax) Sherman, 1875, 1879, 1880
[bound volumes]
alphabetical by property owner
Free service reports concerning transportation, yearly reports of telephone companies and exchanges, correspondence, 1917-1918
2-10/579 Port Arthur Canal & Dock Company; Senate Journal, 37th Legislature, Regular Session; other material, 1892-1894, 1897-1899, 1901-1903, 1905, 1908-1909, 1911, 1921
4-3/458 Correspondence, 1907
4-5/9 Correspondence of lobbying efforts to raise freight rates, newspaper clippings, petitions, 1907-1916
4-5/12 Correspondence, circular, reports, newspaper clippings, transcripts of hearings on protests against raising minimum weight loads of commodities, 1914-1916, 1918
2-10/548 Correspondence, fiscal materials of railroad lines including outside Texas, other material, 1915-1917, 1919-1924
2-10/532 A-B correspondence, 1916-1920
2-10/533 S-T correspondence, 1916-1921
F-H correspondence, other material, 1918-1921
2-10/573 B-W correspondence; B, P job application correspondence, Oil and Gas Division material, other material, 1921-1922, 1925, 1929-1930, 1934-1935
4-3/422 Railroad petitions, applications, correspondence, hearings, 1923, 1926-1928, 1930, 1934
4-3/392 Index to testimony, tariffs, correspondence, other material, 1900, 1908, 1926
2-10/563 A-H, R-S correspondence, Oil and Gas Division and Gas Utilities Division material, 1930
2-10/568 A-C correspondence, job applications, Oil and Gas Division material, 1929-1931