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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Additional Sources

Description of Series

Swenson Ranches

Legal Documents

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Swenson Land and Cattle Company:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1846-1927, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Swenson Land and Cattle Company
Title: Swenson Land and Cattle Company Records,
Dates: 1846-1927
Abstract: Legal documents in the form of patents and land surveys of the Swenson Land and Cattle Company in northwest Texas.
Collection # S 1000.2
Quantity: 4 boxes and 3 books(3.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The Swenson Land and Cattle Company (originally Swenson Brothers), which controls the SMS Ranches of Texas, was founded by Svante Magnus Swenson (1816-1896), a Swedish immigrant. The Swenson ranches are located in northwest Texas. He and his sons formed the S. M. Swenson & Sons banking corporation in New York. The company's headquarters, which are based in New York, and the various ranches, are run by Swenson family members. Swenson also founded the town of Stamford, Texas in Jones County through the Stamford and Northwestern Townsite Company.

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains legal documents from the Swenson Ranches concerning patents and land surveys and field notes of Crosby, Dickens, Garza, and Kent Counties, Texas.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research

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Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Swenson, S. M. (Svante Magnus), 1816-1896
Subjects (Organizations)
Swenson Land and Cattle Company
SMS Ranches
Places
Crosby County (Tex.)
Dickens County (Tex.)
Kent County (Tex.)
Garza County (Tex.)
Subjects
Ranching--Texas

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Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

  • Humpy Briggs oral history interview [sound recording], 1975
  • J.H. Lowder oral history interview [sound recording], 1976
  • Matador Land and Cattle Company Records, 1874-1960 and undated
  • Pitchford Land and Cattle Company Records, 1837-1976
  • Frank Reeves oral history interview [sound recording], 1969
  • Swenson Land and Cattle Company. Photograph collection, 1910-1940
  • William G. Swenson and A.M.G. "Swede" Swenson oral history interview [sound recording], 1969
  • William G. Swenson oral history interview [sound recording], 1969

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Swenson Land and Cattle Company Records, 1846-1927, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Gift, 1991

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, June 2002

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Additional Sources

Clarke, Mary Whatley. The Swenson Saga and the SMS Ranches. Austin, Tex.: Jenkins Pub. Co., 1976.

Jones, Chas A. Spur Farm Lands: the Homeseeker's Opportunity. Swenson Land and Cattle Company.

SMS ranches. Stamford, Tex.: Swenson Land and Cattle Co., 1960s.

Swenson Land and Cattle Company. A Little Story About S.M.S. Feeder Calves. Stamford, Tex. : S.M.S. Ranch, 1919.

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Collection Inventory

 

Swenson Ranches

Legal Documents
box folder
1 1 Patents-Surveys, Crosby, Dickens, Garza, Kent Counties, 1873-1917
2 Patents-Surveys, Callahan-Travis Counties, 1847-1889
box folder
2 1 Patents-Surveys, Crosby, Dickens, Garza, Kent Counties, 1873-1884
2 Patents-Surveys, Dickens and Kent Counties, 1884-1886
3 Patents-Surveys, Dickens and Kent Counties, 1887
4 Patents-Surveys, Crosby, Dickens, Garza, Kent Counties, 1896-1917
box folder
3 1 Patents-Surveys, Crosby and Garza Counties, 1873-1902
2 Patents-Surveys, Dickens County, 1884
3 Patents-Surveys, Dickens County, 1887
4 Patents-Surveys, Dickens County, 1887-1910
box folder
4 1 Patents-Surveys, Garza and Kent Counties, 1873
2 Patents-Surveys, Kent County, 1880
3 Patents-Surveys, Kent County, 1884
4 Patents-Surveys, Garza and Kent Counties, 1887
5 Patents-Surveys, Garza and Kent Counties, 1902-1917
6 Patents-Surveys, Fisher, Grimes, Brewster Counties, 1860-1903
7 Patents-Surveys, Bastrop, Jasper, Palo Pinto Counties, 1846-1876
8 Patents-Surveys, Shackelford and Stephens Counties, 1859-1872

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Legal Documents

Book
1 Field Notes, Crosby and Garza Counties, Texas, 1927
Book
2 Field Notes, Kent County, Texas, 1927
Book
3 Field Notes, Kent County, Texas, 1927

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