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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Financial Material

Postex Cotton Mills

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Double U Company:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1854-1982 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Double U Company
Title: Double U Company Records,
Dates: 1854-1982 and undated
Abstract: Records of the Double U Company, a land colonization company charted in 1907 by breakfast food magnate Charles William Post.
Collection # S 272.3
Quantity: 52 boxes and 32 ledgers (68.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The Double U Company was a land colonization company charted in 1907 by breakfast food magnate Charles William Post (1854-1914) of Battle Creek, Michigan. From 1906 to 1907, Post purchased over 200,000 acres of land in Garza, Lynn and Hockley counties of Texas, which included the Curry Comb Ranch, the OS Ranch, the Fountain G. Oxsheer Ranch, and a portion of John B. Slaughter's U Lazy S Ranch. Originally named Post City, the town of Post in Garza County began as a tent city in 1906, and by 1916, after an extensive real estate campaign, Post and the surrounding area contained approximately 3,000 inhabitants and 14 private corporations which together held over 1.2 million dollars in capital stock. The Double U Charter expired in 1957, and C. W. Post's heirs established the Post-Montgomery Ranch and the Double U Ranch, consisting of rangeland near the towns of Levelland, Tahoka and Post.

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, financial and legal material, land plats and building blueprints, and printed material pertaining to activities of the Double U Company and the Postex Cotton Mills in Post, Texas. The Postex Cotton Mills manufactured cloth materials from the cotton acquired from the local agricultural industries.

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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)
Post, C. W. (Charles William), 1854-1914
Subjects (Organizations)
Algerita Hotel (Post, Tex.)
Double U Company
Postum Company, inc.
Postex Mill (Post, Tex.)
Garza Land and Cattle Company (Garza County, Tex.)
Places
Double U Ranch (Tex.)
Lynn County (Tex.)--History
Garza County (Tex.)--History
Hockley County (Tex.)--History
Post-Montgomery Ranch (Tex.)
Subjects
Land companies--Texas, West--History
Land settlement--Texas, West--History
Colonization

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Related Material

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

  • Charles Dudley Eaves and C. A. Hutchinson Papers

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Double U Company Records, 1854-1982 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Gift, 1983

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, June 2000

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Collection Inventory

 

Financial Material

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Ledger 1 Bank and Expense Accounts, 1931-1933
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Ledger 2 Bank and Expense Accounts, 1917-1934
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Ledger 3 Land Grants-Grantees and Patentees, 1854-1901
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Ledger 4 Bank Teller's Daily Cash Record (never used), undated
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Ledger 5 Post Power Company Cash Book, 1919-1921
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Ledger 6 Post Power Company Cash Book, 1922-1924
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Ledger 7 Journal Entries of Double U Company Expenses, 1919-1926
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Ledger 8 Job Record, 1917-1944
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Ledger 9 Rent Register, 1919-1943
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Ledger 10 Job Record, 1916-1917
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Ledger 11 Job Record, 1910-1911
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Ledger 12 Transfer Records, 1908-1919
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Ledger 13 Post City Land Plats, 1914-1922
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Ledger 14 Lynn County and Post City Land Plats, 1915
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Ledger 15 Farm Plats, Garza County, Texas, 1914-1916
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Ledger 16 Job Records, 1910 and undated
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Ledger 17 Check Register, 1919-1925
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Ledger 18 Check Register and Record of Invoices Paid, 1915-1916
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Ledger 19 Check Register and Record of Invoices Paid, 1917-1918 and undated
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Ledger 20 Voucher Register, 1919-1925
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Ledger 21 Check Register, 1925-1935
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Ledger 22 Land Sales, 1919-1922
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Ledger 23 General Expenses, 1919-1921
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Ledger 24 Rental and Toll Record, 1917-1921
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Ledger 25 Rental and Toll Record, 1923-1927
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Ledger 26 Job Record, 1911-1913
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Ledger 27 Job Record, 1915-1916
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Ledger 28 Electric Consumers, 1920 and undated
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Ledger 29 Electric Consumers, 1921 and undated
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Ledger 30 Job Records, 1915
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Ledger 31 Investment, Equipment, Income, Operating Expenses, 1914-1918
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Ledger 32 File Folder (unused and water damaged), undated

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Postex Cotton Mills

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1 Postex Cotton Mills-Invoices, Statements and Receipts, 1915
Insley Concrete Placing Equipment Manual, 1922
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2 Checks and Deposit Slips, 1913-1967
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3 Postex Cotton Mills-Statements, Invoices, Receipts, Monthly Reports, 1919-1943
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4 Postex Cotton Mills-Statements, Invoices, Receipts, 1914-1915
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5 Manuals, Catalogs and Government Reports, 1910-1925
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6 Postex Cotton Mills-Statements, Invoices, Receipts, 1915-1916
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7 Bills, Receipts, Order Forms and Section Blueprints, 1913-1921
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8 Transfer Vouchers, Deposit Slips, Order Forms, 1922-1937
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9 Postex Cotton Mills-Machinery, Operations, Sales, Employee Benefit Files, 1942-1943
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10 Notes, Pay Vouchers, Lists of Prospects (Bosque County), Inventories, Blueprints, Surveys, (water damaged), 1916-1940 and undated
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11 Ledger-Daily Cash Summary, 1928-1934
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12 Correspondence, Commission Reports, House Member Charts, 1912-1942
Postex Cotton Mills-Statements, Invoices and Receipts, 1912-1942
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13 Financial Material-Index Cards of Jobs and Building Plans, Transit Books (water Damaged), Expense Accounts and Vouchers, 1913-1925
Financial Material-Job Records and Specifications, Advertisements, Correspondence, 1913-1925
Legal Material-Deeds and Transfers, 1916-1951
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14 Financial Material-C. W. Post Estate: Correspondence, Bills of Sale, Invoices, Ledgers, Index Cards, 1916-1928
Financial Material-Figure Sheets, Charts, Reservoir Reports, Property Inventories (Hockley County), 1916-1928
Printed Material: Geologic Surveys, Maps, Industrial Machine Periodicals (water Damaged), undated
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15 Postex Cotton Mills-Statements, Invoices and Receipts, 1915-1916
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16 Printed Material, Correspondence, Invoices, Building Estimates, Ledger-Receivable And Payable Accounts, (some water damage), 1908-1926
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17 Louder Barn Equipment Catalog, Transit books, Deeds and Bills of Sale, Payroll Summaries, Post Power Company rates, 1910-1941
Cash Vouchers, Estimates and Building Specifications, Plats, Blueprints, (water damaged), 1910-1941
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18 Printed Material: Catalogs, 1918-1929;
Printed Material: University of Texas Bulletin (Some Water Damage), 1914
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19 Bills and Invoices, Purchase Vouchers, Maps, 1908-1935
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20 Postex Cotton Mills-Statements, Invoices and Receipts, 1918-1919
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21 Blueprints and Abstracts (water damaged), 1915-1916
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22 Postex Cotton Mills - Statements, Invoices, Receipts, Notes, 1919-1920
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23 Postex Cotton Mills- Statements, Invoices, Receipts, Insurance policies and ID's, Inventories (Postex, Post Power Co.), 1918-1941
Postex Cotton Mills-Tax Returns, Correspondence, Unemployment Compensation Checks, 1918-1941
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24 Postex Cotton Mills - Statements, Invoices and Receipts, 1918
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25 Postex Cotton Mills - Unemployment Compensation checks, Remittance Statements, Insurance forms, Lint Cotton Tagging Certificates, Tax Returns, 1913-1942
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26 Postex Cotton Mills - Receipts and Transactions, Correspondence, Contracts, Tax Returns, Income Statements, 1935-1943
Postex Cotton Mills-Fidelity Bond Applications, Lint Cotton Tagging Certificates, The Converse Code, 1935-1943
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27 Postex Cotton Mills - Statements, Invoices and Receipts, 1917-1924
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28 Postex Cotton Mills - Statements, Invoices and Receipts, 1921-1923
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29 Postex Cotton Mills - Correspondence, Journal Entries, Receipts and Invoices, 1923-1924
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30 Postex Cotton Mills - Correspondence, Journals and Vouchers, Plats and Blueprints, 1920-1922
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31 Postex Cotton Mills - Correspondence, Invoices, Insurance forms, Journals and Vouchers, 1920-1923
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32 Postex Cotton Mills - Journals and Vouchers, Correspondence, Invoices, Post Power Company materials, 1920-1924
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33 Postex Cotton Mills - Journals and Vouchers, Correspondence, Invoices, 1920-1921
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34 Postex Cotton Mills - Journals and Vouchers, Insurance claim forms, Invoices and Receipts, 1916
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35 Postex Cotton Mills - Journals and Vouchers, Insurance claim forms, Invoices and Receipts, 1925
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36 Postex Cotton Mills - Correspondence, Invoices and Receipts, 1925
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37 Post Power Company and other area businesses, Journals and Vouchers, 1919-1926
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38 Postex Cotton Mills-Journals and Vouchers, Invoices and Receipts, 1916
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39 Postex Cotton Mills-Journals and Vouchers, Invoices and Receipts, 1916
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40 Postex Cotton Mills-Correspondence, Invoices, Receipts, 1922-1923
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41 Postex Cotton Mills-Correspondence, Invoices, Receipts, 1923-1925
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42 Printed Material: OS Ranch Steer Roping and Art Exhibit Books, Brochures, 1973-1982
Town plats and blueprints, 1880-1916
Well Logs, 1915-1917
Photograph of Algerita (now Garza) Hotel, ca. 1910
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43 Postex Cotton Mills - Journals and Vouchers, Invoices and Receipts, 1917-1918
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44 Postex Cotton Mills - Vouchers and Statements, 1914-1922 and undated
Legal Material - Maps and Blueprints, 1914-1922 and undated
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45 Legal Material - Blueprints and Abstracts, 1914-1916
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46 Postex Cotton Mills - Statements and Vouchers, 1922
Legal Material - Survey plats and Maps, 1916 and undated
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47 Postex Cotton Mills - Statements, Vouchers, Invoices, 1922-1923
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48 Postex Cotton Mills - Journals and Vouchers, Invoices, 1916
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49 Postex Cotton Mills - Journals and Vouchers, Invoices, Receipts, 1922-1926
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50 Postex Cotton Mills - Journals and Vouchers, 1917-1918
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51 Postex Cotton Mills - Journals and Vouchers, Invoices, Receipts, 1917-1922
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52 Town Maps and Sewage Line Charts, Blueprints, Tables of Waterway Drainage Areas (ATSF Railroad), 1908-1915 and undated

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