Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Allie D. (Alice Donohoo) Slaughter:

An Inventory of Her Papers, 1891-1947 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Slaughter, Allie D. (Alice Donohoo)
Title: Allie D. Slaughter Papers,
Dates: 1891-1947 and undated
Abstract: Papers of Alice Louise Donohoo (Allie D.), who was the wife of George Morgan Slaughter and the daughter-in-law of C. C. Slaughter.
Collection # S 928.1
Quantity: 1 box (0.3 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Daughter-in-law of C. C. Slaughter, Alice Louise Donohoo (Allie D.) was the wife of George Morgan Slaughter, with whom she had three children.

Born in 1837 in Sabine County, Texas, Christopher Columbus (C. C.) established a frontier ranch in Palo Pinto County, Texas, in 1857 with his father, George Webb Slaughter, and his brothers. During the Civil War, C. C. served in the frontier militia and in the Texas Rangers. Afterwards, he drove cattle over the Chisholm Trail and later moved operations to West Texas where, by 1905, he owned 40,000 cattle and controlled over one million acres. Before his death in 1919, he had founded the American National Bank of Dallas (1884), and cofounded the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (1877), the Texas Baptist Education Commission (1897) and the Baylor Hospital of Dallas, Texas (1904).

Scope and Contents

The collection concerns Slaughter estate matters, including Allie's children's inheritance, correspondence from her grandsons, and her correspondence after the death of George M. Slaughter. Also includes scrapbook material, news clippings, and memorabilia.


Access Restrictions

Open for research

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)
Slaughter, Allie D. (Alice Donohoo)
Slaughter, George Morgan
Subjects (Organizations)
C. C. Slaughter Cattle Company
Cochran County (Tex.)--History
Grayson County (Tex.)--History
Hockley County (Tex.)--History
Howard County (Tex.)--History
Lamb County (Tex.)--History
Levelland (Tex.)--History
Castro County (Tex.)--History
Roswell (N.M.)--History
Palo Pinto County (Tex.)--History
Slaughter Ranch (Tex.)
Slaughter Ranch (Tex.)--Employees
Slaughter Ranch (Tex.)--History
Cattle breeders--Texas--History
Cattle trade--Texas--History
Oil well drilling--Texas, West
Petroleum industry and trade--Texas
Petroleum industry and trade--New Mexico
Ranches--New Mexico
Women ranchers--Texas

Related Material

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

  • Ira Byrd oral history interview [sound recording], 1969
  • Hiley Thompson Boyd, Jr. oral history interview [sound recording], 1970
  • Nettie Hyatt and Joe Bridges oral history interview [sound recording], 1975
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jennings oral history interview [sound recording], 1973
  • Mrs. M.C. Lindsey oral history interview [sound recording], 1975
  • Lynn County (Tex.), Photographs, 1900-1950
  • Ralph McWhorter oral history interview [sound recording], 1979
  • Mrs. J. F. Reeves oral history interview [sound recording], 1970s
  • Jot Smyth oral history interview [sound recording], 1959

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Allie D. Slaughter Papers, 1891-1947 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Gift, 1976

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, 2000

Additional Sources

Murrah, David J. "C. C. Slaughter, Rancher, Banker, Baptist. "Austin: University of Texas Press, 1981.

Murrah, David J. "A Cattle Kingdom on Texas' Last Frontier: C. C. Slaughter's Lazy S Ranch. "Thesis (M.A.)--Texas Tech University, 1970.

Collection Inventory


Manuscript Files

box folder
1 1 Correspondence: George M. Slaughter III, 1941-1946
2 Correspondence: Personal - Don Slaughter, 1944-1945
3 Correspondence: Personal - Miscellaneous, 1945
4 Correspondence: Business, 1906-1921
5 Financial Documents, 1891-1945
6 Legal Documents, 1920
7 Newspaper clippings, 1942-1947
8 Printed Material, 1904-1941
9 Scrapbook, 1937-1947
10 Scrapbook Material, 1898-1947 and undated
11 Memorabilia - Writing tools and dice, undated