Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Governor O.B. Colquitt:

An Inventory of Records at the Texas State Archives, 1905-1915 (bulk 1910-1915)



Overview

Creator: Texas. Governor (1911-1915 : Colquitt)
Title: Records
Dates: 1905-1915
Dates: (bulk 1910-1915)
Abstract: Types of records include correspondence, proclamations, reports, letterpress books, printed material, financial records, clippings, and photographs dating from 1905 to 1915 (bulk 1910-1915). Documents are records of Oscar Branch Colquitt's terms as governor of Texas.
Quantity: 66.29 cubic ft.
Language English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Biographical Sketch

Oscar Branch Colquitt served as governor of Texas from January 17, 1911 to January 19, 1915. Colquitt was born on December 16, 1861 at Camilla, Georgia. With his family, he moved to Daingerfield, Texas in 1878. Colquitt owned and published several newspapers from 1884 to 1897. He served as state senator from 1895 to 1897 and authored delinquent tax laws. Colquitt acted as a paid lobbyist for several corporations during the sessions of 1899 and 1901. During this time he also practiced law, having been admitted to the bar in 1900. While serving as a railroad commissioner from 1903 to 1911, Colquitt lost a race for governor in 1906. In 1910 and 1912 he was elected and re-elected governor of Texas. Colquitt's administration was known for reform of the prison system, improvement in the physical plants and in the management of eleemosynary institutions, advancements in the education system, and a number of labor reform measures. Following his two terms as governor, Colquitt ran for the U.S. Senate and lost to the incumbent, Charles A. Culberson. Colquitt married Alice Fuller Murrell of Minden, Louisiana on December 9, 1885. They had four sons and one daughter. Colquitt died on March 8, 1940.


Scope and Contents of the Records

Types of records include correspondence, proclamations, reports, letterpress books, printed material, financial records, clippings, and photographs dating from 1905 to 1915 (bulk 1910-1915). Documents are records of Oscar Branch Colquitt's terms as governor of Texas. Correspondence contains applications and requests for appointments to state and local offices, as well as requests for pardons, paroles, requisitions, and extraditions. Subjects of letters include disposition of the Alamo property, relations with Mexico and difficulties on the border, prohibition, and regulation of the cotton market. In addition, the correspondence covers campaigns for governor, public and higher education, the penitentiary and prison reform, changes in banking laws and drug laws, citizens' opinions of Senator Joe Bailey, and preparations for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. Reports detail the activities of state agencies during Colquitt's administration. Among the correspondents are Clarence Ousley and Adina de Zavala. Photographs were separated from the incoming correspondence, and include prints, postcards, and other images. Most of the items appear to have been sent to Governor Colquitt through the mail in conjunction with personal greetings, commercial or political promotions, personal requests, or petitions. Pencil notations on the reverse of most items indicate from which folder of correspondence the item was removed.


 

Arrangement of the Records

Incoming correspondence is arranged in alphabetical files, including some subject files, and outgoing correspondence is contained in chronological letterpress books. Photographs were separated to the Prints and Photographs Collection [1930/3-1 thru 82].

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

None.

Technical Requirements

None.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Colquitt, O. B. (Oscar Branch), 1861-1940.
Corporate Names:
Texas. Office of the Governor.
Subjects:
Governors--Texas.
Cotton trade--Texas.
Administrative agencies--Texas.
Pardon--Texas.
Prohibition--Texas.
Places:
Texas--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Texas--Officials and employees--Selection and appointment.
Texas--Relations--Mexico.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Governors--1905-1915.
Reports--Texas--Governors--1905-1915.
Letterpress copybooks--Texas--Governors--1905-1915.
Photographs--Texas--1905-1915.
Field notes--Texas--1905-1915.
Functions:
Appointing.
Pardoning.

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 Secretary of State, Executive record books, 1835-1917, 14 reels of microfilm
Texas Secretary of State, Executive clemency records, 1840, 1845-2002, 103.62 cubic ft., 168 reels of microfilm (originals), 22 reels of microfilm (duplicates)
O. B. Colquitt Letter from Clara A. Good, 1912 Feb. 12, 1 item.
Campaign material, [19--?]-[19--] (bulk 1928, 1933, 1941-1944), 10 inches.
Scrapbook (unidentified) [containing clippings of printed copies of executive orders, speeches, etc. made during the administrations of T. M. Campbell and O. B. Colquitt], [ca. 1907]-[ca. 1915], 1 item.
Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
Oscar Branch Colquitt Papers, 1825-1940, 48 ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Records, Texas Governor O. B. Colquitt. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1930/003, 1936/002, 1985/024

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by Governor Ross S. Sterling on July 7, 1931; by the Texas Governor's Office on October 8, 1936; and by the Records Management Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission in 1961.

Processing Information

October 1985

Tonia J. Wood, January 1996


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Records, 1905-1915 (bulk 1910-1915),
66.29 cubic ft.

Box Folder
301-249 1.-20. "A," January 19, 1910 - July 31, 1912
Box Folder
301-250 1.-18. "A," August 1, 1912 - December 30, 1913
Box Folder
301-251 1.-14. "A," January 5, 1914 - December 30, 1914, undated
15.-24. Accomplishments & Improvements - Reports of Offices and Departments, January 5, 1914 - January 6, 1915, undated
Box Folder
301-252 1.-25. Adjutant General's Department, March 23, 1910 - June 30, 1913
Box Folder
301-253 1.-20. Adjutant General's Department, July 7, 1913 - June 29, 1914
Box Folder
301-254 1.-7. Adjutant General's Department, July 1, 1914 - April 1, 1915, undated
8.-16. Alamo Property, 1850 - June 17, 1913
17.-25. Applications, January 15, 1911 - December 30, 1912
Box Folder
301-255 1.-18. Applications, January 1, 1913 - August 18, 1913
Box Folder
301-256 1.-18. Applications, August 19, 1913 - November 30, 1914, undated
Box Folder
301-257 1.-19. Attorney General's Department, March 16, 1910 - February 14, 1914, undated
Box Folder
301-258 1.-20. "B," January 6, 1910 - March 8, 1911
Box Folder
301-259 1.-24. "B," March 9, 1911 - October 31, 1911
Box Folder
301-260 1.-19. "B," November 1, 1911 - May 31, 1912
Box Folder
301-261 1.-18. "B," June 1, 1912 - December 31, 1912
Box Folder
301-262 1.-19. "B," January 1, 1913 - May 16, 1913
Box Folder
301-263 1.-16. "B," May 17, 1913 - September 30, 1913
Box Folder
301-264 1.-20. "B," October 1, 1913 - May 30, 1914
Box Folder
301-265 1.-24. "B," June 1, 1915 - October 15, 1915, undated
Box Folder
301-266 1.-20. "C," December 8, 1908 - May 31, 1911
Box Folder
301-267 1.-18. "C," June 1, 1911 - February 28, 1912
Box Folder
301-268 1.-20. "C," March 1, 1912 - September 30, 1912
Box Folder
301-269 1.-19. "C," October 1, 1912 - July 31, 1913
Box Folder
301-270 1.-17. "C," August 2, 1913 - March 9, 1914
Box Folder
301-271 1.-24. "C," March 10, 1914 - January 15, 1915, undated
Box Folder
301-272 1.-17. Campaign Correspondence, August 23, 1905 - July 16, 1906, undated
18.-20. Civil Appeals, Court of, January 10, 1911 - February 2, 1911
Box Folder
301-273 1.-18. Civil Appeals, Court of, February 3, 1911 - April 4, 1911
Box Folder
301-274 1.-3. Civil Appeals, Court of, April 7 - 12, 1911, undated
4.-9. College and University Statements Pertaining to Salaries, February 6, 1914 - April 18, 1914
10.-21. Comptroller's Department, April 12, 1907 - December 22, 1914
Box Folder
301-275 1.-18. "D," February 10, 1910 - November 28, 1911
Box Folder
301-276 1.-17. "D," November 28, 1911 - November 26, 1912
Box Folder
301-277 1.-18. "D," November 27, 1912 - July 18, 1913, undated
Box Folder
301-278 1.-17. "D," July 19, 1913 - August 19, 1914
Box Folder
301-279 1.-9. "D," August 21, 1914 - January 1, 1915, undated
10.-12. Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Institute for Colored Youths, May 1, 1907 - July 1, 1914, undated
13.-19. District Court Applications and Endorsements, January 11, 1911 - April 5, 1911
Box Folder
301-280 1.-23. Drug Law Protests, A-Y 1912
24.-28 "E," February 25, 1910 - August 31, 1911
Box Folder
301-281 1.-16. "E," September 1, 1911 - October 31, 1913
Box Folder
301-282 1.-9. "E," November 1, 1913 - December 26, 1914, undated
10.-16. Education, State Department of, August 30, 1910 - November 30, 1914, undated
17. Education, State Department of - Biennial Report, 1911 - 1912
Box Folder
301-283 1.-18. "F," January 2, 1910 - April 21, 1912
Box Folder
301-284 1.-21. "F," April 22, 1912 - August 6, 1913
Box Folder
301-285 1.-21. "F," August 7, 1913 - December 31, 1914, undated
Box Folder
301-286 1.-23. Federal Department, February 13, 1917 - December 27, 1912
Box Folder
301-287 1.-20. Federal Department, January 2, 1913 - December 28, 1914, undated
21.-22 Food & Drug Department, State, May 27, 1912 - May 20, 1914
Box Folder
301-288 1.-21. "G," June 28, 1910 - December 30, 1911
Box Folder
301-289 1.-16. "G," January 1, 1912 - December 31, 1912
Box Folder
301-290 1.-17. "G," January 4, 1913 - December 31, 1913, undated
Box Folder
301-291 1.-17. "G," January 1, 1914 - December 28, 1914, undated
18.-21. Governor's Mansion - Bills, January 1, 1911 - December 30, 1911
Box Folder
301-292 1.-15. Governor's Mansion - Bills, January 1, 1912 - January 22, 1915, undated
16.-25. "H," January 7, 1910 - March 13, 1911
Box Folder
301-293 1.-25. "H," March 14, 1911 - February 5, 1912
Box Folder
301-294 1.-20. "H," February 6, 1912 - December 2, 1912
Box Folder
301-295 1.-18. "H," December 4, 1912 - April 30, 1913
Box Folder
301-296 1.-18. "H," May 1, 1913 - December 31, 1913
Box Folder
301-297 1.-16. "H," January 1, 1914 - July 31, 1914
Box Folder
301-298 1.-16. "H," August 3, 1914 - February 9, 1915, undated
Box Folder
301-299 1.-16. Health, Board of, January 15, 1907 - November 10, 1914, undated
17.-18. "I," July 27, 1910 - August 16, 1913, undated
Box Folder
301-300 1.-10. Insane Statistics, Anderson Co. - Zavala Co., 1914
11. Insurance and Banking, Department of, March 6, 1911 - September 26, 1911
12. Insurance and Banking, Department of, Annual Reports
13.-24 Insurance Board, State, August 14, 1911 - July 28, 1914, undated
Box Folder
301-301 1.-19. "J," July 23, 1910 - August 31, 1912
Box Folder
301-302 1.-18. "J," September 1, 1912 - December 27, 1913
Box Folder
301-303 1.-12. "J," January 1, 1914 - November 18, 1915, undated
13.-20. Judicial District Court, Recommendations, January 3, 1911 - April 4, 1911, undated
Box Folder
301-304 1.-22. Juvenile Training School, January 8, 1907 - December 30, 1914, undated
Box Folder
301-305 1.-23. "K," July 2, 1910 - December 28, 1912
Box Folder
301-306 1.-22. "K," January 1, 1913 - December 28, 1914, undated
Box Folder
301-307 1.-28. "L," November 2, 1909 - May 30, 1912
Box Folder
301-308 1.-20. "L," June 5, 1912 - August 31, 1913
Box Folder
301-309 1.-25. "L," September 1, 1913 - December 30, 1914, undated
Box Folder
301-310 1.-26. Legislative Department, February 27, 1911 - November 8, 1914, undated
Box Folder
301-311 1.-19. "M," August 1, 1909 - April 14, 1911
Box Folder
301-312 1.-18. "M," April 15, 1911 - November 21, 1911
Box Folder
301-313 1.-18. "M," November 21, 1911 - August 15, 1912
Box Folder
301-314 1.-25. "M," August 16, 1912 - March 18, 1913
Box Folder
301-315 1.-25. "M," March 18, 1913 - November 6, 1913
Box Folder
301-316 1.-22. "M," November 6, 1913 - August 5, 1914
Box Folder
301-317 1.-21. "M," August 5, 1914 - January 5, 1915, undated
Box Folder
301-318 1.-3. Medical Examiners, February 9, 1912 - December 6, 1914, undated
4. Mining Board, State, September 21, 1909 - August 7, 1913
5.-22. Miscellaneous Documents, August 6, 1909 - November 10, 1911, undated
Box Folder
301-319 1.-17. "N," July 21, 1910 - May 31, 1913
Box Folder
301-320 1.-15. "N," June 7, 1913 - December 29, 1914, undated
16.-20. North Texas Hospital for the Insane, July 8, 1907 - July 6, 1909
Box Folder
301-321 1.-10. North Texas Hospital for the Insane, August 7, 1909 - November 16, 1914, undated
11.-17. North Texas State Normal College, January 9, 1908 - December 17, 1914
18.-21. "O," July 17, 1910 - June 29, 1911
Box Folder
301-322 1.-20. "O," July 1, 1911 - December 21, 1914, undated
Box Folder
301-323 1.-26. "P," April 19, 1910 - March 21, 1912
Box Folder
301-324 1.-24. "P," March 22, 1912 - March 26, 1913
Box Folder
301-325 1.-18. "P," March 29, 1913 - April 13, 1914
Box Folder
301-326 1.-13. "P," April 14, 1914 - December 31, 1914, undated
Box Folder
301-327 1.-16. Panama-Pacific International Exposition, September 27, 1913 - April 30, 1914
Box Folder
301-328 1.-20. Panama-Pacific International Exposition, May 1, 1914 - July 16, 1914
Box Folder
301-329 1.-21. Panama-Pacific International Exposition, July 17, 1914 - December 4, 1914, undated
22.-25. Penitentiary Improvement Bonds, May 3 - 28, 1913, undated
Box Folder
301-330 1.-5. Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College, June 17, 1907 - December 1, 1914
6.-24. Prison Commissioners, Board of, February 15, 1908 - August 31, 1911
Box Folder
301-331 1.-17. Prison Commissioners, Board of, September 1, 1911 - December 30, 1911
Box Folder
301-332 1.-20. Prison Commissioners, Board of, January 1, 1912-April 30, 1912
Box Folder
301-333 1.-21. Prison Commissioners, Board of, May 5, 1912 - October 28, 1912
Box Folder
301-334 1.-23. Prison Commissioners, Board of, October 29, 1912 - May 9, 1913
Box Folder
301-335 1.-17. Prison Commissioners, Board of, May 10, 1913 - August 30, 1913
Box Folder
301-336 1.-27. Prison Commissioners, Board of, September 4, 1913 - July 9, 1914
Box Folder
301-337 1.-20. Prison Commissioners, Board of, July 10, 1914 - December 31, 1914, undated
21. Prison Commissioners, Board of Comparative State of Payrolls, 1910 - 1911
22. Prison Commissioners, Board of - Field Notes Describing Land Belonging to the Penitentiary System, 1886 - 1913
23. Prison Commissioners, Board of, Penitentiary Investigatory Committee, 1913
24. Purchasing Agent, State, May 26, 1913 - May 9, 1914
Box Folder
301-338 1.-27. "R," December 10, 1909 - April 22, 1912
Box Folder
301-339 1.-25. "R," March 20, 1913 - April 4, 1913
Box Folder
301-340 1.-19. "R," May 16, 1913 - May 31, 1914
Box Folder
301-341 1.-12. "R," June 1, 1914 - March 25, 1915, undated
13.-19. Railroad, Texas State, February 8, 1913 - November 29, 1913
Box Folder
301-342 1.-27. "S," December 22, 1909 - May 9, 1911
Box Folder
301-343 1.-22. "S," May 9, 1911 - February 15, 1912
Box Folder
301-344 1.-26. "S," February 15, 1912 - November 21, 1912
Box Folder
301-345 1.-27. "S," November 21, 1912 - May 4, 1913
Box Folder
301-346 1.-20. "S," May 12, 1913 - October 22, 1913
Box Folder
301-347 1.-20. "S," October 22, 1913 - June 30, 1914
Box Folder
301-348 1.-21. "S," July 1, 1914 - January 1, 1915, undated
Box Folder
301-349 1.-2. "S," undated
3.-16. Southwestern Insane Asylum, March 9, 1907 - December 1, 1914
17. Southwest Texas State Normal School, 1908 - 1914
18.-24. "T," December 3, 1909 - May 31, 1911
Box Folder
301-350 1.-32. "T," June 2, 1911 - March 22, 1913
Box Folder
301-351 1.-29. "T," March 24, 1913 - December 28, 1914, undated
Box Folder
301-352 1.-32. Texas A&M College, January 30, 1907 - April 30, 1913
Box Folder
301-353 1.-6. Texas A&M College, May 3, 1913 - August 2, 1913, undated
7. Texas A&M College - Employees Salaries and Wages, 1914 - 1915
8.-13. Texas, University of, March 15, 1911 - December 14, 1914
14.-17. "U," May 15, 1911 - December 12, 1914
18.-33. "V," July 25, 1910 - December 23, 1914
34.-36. "W," July 23, 1910 - August 11, 1910
Box Folder
301-354 1.-32. "W," August 12, 1910 - September 3, 1911
Box Folder
301-355 1.-30. "W," September 4, 1911 - July 18, 1912
Box Folder
301-356 1.-23. "W," July 19, 1912 - April 10, 1913
Box Folder
301-357 1.-20. "W," April 11, 1913 - January 18, 1914
Box Folder
301-358 1.-24. "W," January 12, 1914 - September 26, 1914
Box Folder
301-359 1.-10. "W," September 28, 1914 - December 31, 1914, undated
11. War Department, U.S., September 10-30, 1913
12.-15. West Texas State Normal College, January 26, 1911 - October 14, 1914
16.-20. Weights and Measures Investigations - Austin Report, - San Antonio Report, May, 1911 - May, 1911
21.-31. "Y," August 5, 1910 - December 23, 1914, undated
32.-33. "Z," July 20, 1910 - September 1, 1914
Box
301-360 Letterpress book, December 21, 1910 - January 10, 1911
Letterpress book, January 20, 1911 - February 2, 1911
Letterpress book, February 3, 1911 - February 21, 1911
Letterpress book, February 22, 1911 - March 22, 1911
Letterpress book, March 22, 1911 - April 6, 1911
Letterpress book, April 6, 1911 - April 24, 1911
Letterpress book, April 24, 1911 - May 10, 1911
Box
301-361 Letterpress book, May 10, 1911 - May 29, 1911
Letterpress book, May 29, 1911 - June 17, 1911
Letterpress book, June 17, 1911 - July 17, 1911
Letterpress book, July 17, 1911 - August 15, 1911
Letterpress book, August 12, 1911 - September 8, 1911
Letterpress book, September 8, 1911 - October 2, 1911
Letterpress book, October 3, 1911 - October 19, 1911
Box
301-362 Letterpress book, October 20, 1911 - November 2, 1911
Letterpress book, November 8, 1911 - November 28, 1911
Letterpress book, November 28, 1911 - December 16, 1911
Letterpress book, December 16, 1911 - December 27, 1911
Letterpress book, December 27, 1911 - January 8, 1912
Letterpress book, January 9, 1912 - January 19, 1912
Letterpress book, January 22, 1912 - February 2, 1912
Box
301-363 Letterpress book, February 2, 1912 - February 16, 1912
Letterpress book, February 16, 1912 - March 4, 1912
Letterpress book, February 20, 1912 - April 12, 1912
Letterpress book, March 5, 1912 - March 28, 1912
Letterpress book, April 8, 1912 - April 15, 1912
Letterpress book, April 17, 1912 - May 8, 1912
Box
301-364 Letterpress book, May 8, 1912 - May 27, 1912
Letterpress book, May 28, 1912 - June 20, 1912
Letterpress book, June 1, 1912 - July 20, 1912
Letterpress book, July 20, 1912 - August 10, 1912
Letterpress book, August 12, 1912 - August 28, 1912
Letterpress book, August 28, 1912 - September 19, 1912
Box
301-365 Letterpress book, September 23, 1912 - October 7, 1912
Letterpress book, October 7, 1912 - October 21, 1912
Letterpress book, October 22, 1912 - November 9, 1912
Letterpress book, November 9, 1912 - November 22, 1912
Letterpress book, November 22, 1912 - December 6, 1912
Letterpress book, December 7, 1912 - December 19, 1912
Box
301-366 Letterpress book, December 19, 1912 - January 4, 1913
Letterpress book, January 6, 1913 - January 22, 1913
Letterpress book, January 22, 1913 - February 2, 1913
Letterpress book, February 7, 1913 - February 24, 1913
Letterpress book, February 25, 1913 - March 11, 1913
Letterpress book, March 12, 1913 - March 25, 1913
Box
301-367 Letterpress book, March 25, 1913 - April 5, 1913
Letterpress book, April 5, 1913 - April 17, 1913
Letterpress book, April 17, 1913 - April 30, 1913
Letterpress book, May 1, 1913 - May 15, 1913
Letterpress book, May 16, 1913 - May 30, 1913
Letterpress book, May 30, 1913 - June 12, 1913
Box
301-368 Letterpress book, June 12, 1913 - June 26, 1913
Letterpress book, June 26, 1913 - July 9, 1913
Letterpress book, July 9, 1913 - July 22, 1913
Letterpress book, July 22, 1913 - August 6, 1913
Letterpress book, August 6, 1913 - August 22, 1913
Letterpress book, August 25, 1913 - September 15, 1913
Box
301-369 Letterpress book, September 15, 1913 - October 2, 1913
Letterpress book, October 3, 1913 - October 10, 1913
Letterpress book, October 22, 1913 - November 11, 1913
Letterpress book, November 11, 1913 - December 1, 1913
Letterpress book, December 1, 1913 - December 20, 1913
Letterpress book, December 20, 1913 - January 3, 1914
Letterpress book, December 13, 1913 - January 19, 1914
Box
301-370 Letterpress book, January 5, 1914 - January 26, 1914
Letterpress book, January 27, 1914 - February 9, 1914
Letterpress book, February 10, 1914 - February 27, 1914
Letterpress book, February 27, 1914 - March 14, 1914
Letterpress book, March 18, 1914 - March 31, 1914
Letterpress book, March 31, 1914 - April 18, 1914
Letterpress book, April 18, 1914 - April 30, 1914
Box
301-371 Letterpress book, April 30, 1914 - May 18, 1914
Letterpress book, May 18, 1914 - June 8, 1914
Letterpress book, June 9, 1914 - June 27, 1914
Letterpress book, June 27, 1914 - July 22, 1914
Letterpress book, July 22, 1914 - August 17, 1914
Letterpress book, August 17, 1914 - September 3, 1914
Letterpress book, September 3, 1914 - September 16, 1914
Box
301-372 Letterpress book, September 16, 1914 - September 29, 1914
Letterpress book, September 30, 1914 - October 16, 1914
Letterpress book, October 15, 1914 - November 3, 1914
Letterpress book, November 6, 1914 - November 30, 1914
Letterpress book, November 23, 1914 - December 7, 1914
Letterpress book, December 8, 1914 - December 26, 1914
Box
301-373 Letterpress book, December 28, 1914 - January 19, 1915
Letterpress book, January 11, 1915 - January 19, 1915
Telegrams, April 19, 1911 - October 7, 1912
Telegrams, October 8, 1912 - August 20, 1914
Telegrams, August 20, 1914 - January 19, 1915
Legislative Messages, February 21, 1911 - January 15, 1915