Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

George Morgan Slaughter:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1879-1959 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Slaughter, George Morgan
Title: George Morgan Slaughter Papers,
Dates: 1879-1959 and undated
Abstract: The papers of George Morgan Slaughter, the eldest son of rancher C. C. Slaughter.
Collection # S 930.1
Quantity: 2 boxes (1.3 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

George Morgan Slaughter was the eldest son of C. C. Slaughter and C. C.'s first wife, Cynthia Ann Jowell. Born in Palo Pinto, Texas, on November 2, 1862, George received formal training in Texas schools and at the Virginia Military Institute. Later he served in the Spanish-American war. He married Alice Louise Donohoo (Allie D.) and together they had three children. Managing ranches for his father in West Texas and New Mexico, George became a prominent cattle breeder and was elected president of the Panhandle Cattle Raisers Association in 1910. He moved to Roswell, New Mexico, in 1900 and served as president of the American National Bank. On July 15, 1915, George passed away and was buried in Roswell.

The Handbook of Texas has published a more in-depth online biography of George Morgan Slaughter at

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, news clippings, biographical information, genealogical data, poetry, and essays. The majority of the correspondence is between George Morgan and his father, Colonel C. C. Slaughter.


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)
Handley, W. B.
Slaughter, C. C. (Christopher Columbus), 1837-1919
Slaughter, C. C. (Christopher Columbus), 1837-1919--Correspondence
Slaughter, George Morgan
Slaughter, George Morgan--Archives
Slaughter, George Morgan--Correspondence
Subjects (Organizations)
C. C. Slaughter Cattle Company
Castro County (Tex.)--History
Cochran County (Tex.)--History
Grayson County (Tex.)--History
Hockley County (Tex.)--History
Howard County (Tex.)--History
Lamb County (Tex.)--History
Levelland (Tex.)--History
Palo Pinto County (Tex.)--History
Roswell (N.M.)--History
Slaughter Ranch (Tex.)
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

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

George Morgan Slaughter Papers, 1879-1959 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas


Gifts, 1966-1976

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



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1 1 Letters Received, 1893-1899
2 Letters Received from J. N. Donohoo, 1899-1902
3 Letters Received, 1900-1904
4 Letters Received, 1905-1910
5 Letters Received, 1905-1910
6 Letters Received, 1900-1912
7 Letters Received, 1913-1915 and undated
8 Letters Sent, 1901-1903
9 Letters Sent, 1904
10 Letters Sent, 1906 and undated
11 Letters Sent, 1905-1908
12 Letters Sent, 1909-1915
13 Letters Sent, Personal, 1914


Financial Documents

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1 14 Bank Statements and Receipts, 1903-1923 and undated
15 Checks, Bills, and Receipts, 1897-1906
16 Financial Statements and Reports, 1912-1915
17 Insurance Policies, 1898-1915
18 Labor Draft Vouchers and Ranch Orders, 1911-1912
19 Cancelled Checks, Manager's Reports, and Note Books, 1903-1923 and undated
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2 1 Cattle Dipping, 1910 and undated


Legal Documents

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2 2 Abstract of Title, Deeds, Power of Attorney, Contracts, 1879-1935
3 Stock Certificates, Agreements, Deed of Trust, Military Orders, and Brand Registration, 1893-1904



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2 4 Lists and City Property Diagram, 1910 and undated


Literary Production

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2 5 Copy of Conversation between Charles Goodnight and C. C. Slaughter, 1897
6 Conversation between Goodnight and Slaughter and George Slaughter's Speech, 1905 and undated



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2 7 Minutes, 1911-1914 and undated
8 Miscellaneous Notes and Letter, undated


Printed Material

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2 9 Oil and Gas and Poison Regulations, 1909-1936
10 School Land Plat, undated
11 Texas Bankers Record, Proceedings of Fort Worth Convention, 1914
12 News Clippings on Slaughter Family, Cowboys Roundup, 1890s-1959 and undated
13 News Clippings, Miscellaneous, 1899-1923 and undated


Vest Pocket Books

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2 14 Cattle Notes and Slaughter Family History, 1895-1908



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2 15 Photograph of Cowboy Roundup with Negro Slick, undated
16 Memorabilia, Stock Show Medals and Ribbons, 1908-1912