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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Additional Sources

Description of Series

General Office Files

Financial Documents

Miscellaneous

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

R. L. Slaughter:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1921-1960 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Slaughter, Robert Lee, 1892-1969
Title: Robert Lee Slaughter Papers,
Dates: 1921-1960 and undated
Abstract: Papers of R. L. (Robert Lee) Slaughter, grandson of C. C. Slaughter, from 1921-1960.
Collection # S 932.1
Quantity: 4 Boxes (4.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Born in 1892, R. L. (Robert Lee) Slaughter was the grandson of C. C. Slaughter and was a rancher, oilman, and entrepreneur. From 1915-1916, he operated the family's 300,000 acre ranch in Sonora, Mexico, until he was forced to leave as a result of the Mexican Revolution. Afterwards, he operated the family ranch in West Texas and then became involved with the growth of the oil industry in Hockley County, Texas. R. L. died 1969.

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, financial materials, maps, and photographs. A majority of the financial documents relate to the operation of the ranch and with correspondence between R. L. Slaughter, Jr. and Ira Wells regarding operation of the ranch.

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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)
Slaughter, Robert Lee, 1892-1969
Slaughter, Robert Lee, 1892-1969--Correspondence
Slaughter, Sue Alice
Soash, George W.
Soash, W. P. (William Pulver), 1877-1961
Subjects (Organizations)
Lone Star Land Company
United States. Farm Security Administration
United States. Resettlement Administration
Places
Hockley County (Tex.)--History
Slaughter Farms (Hockley County, Tex.)
Sonora (Mexico : State)--History
Subjects
Agriculture--Texas--History
Petroleum industry and trade--Texas--Hockley County--History
Ranch managers--Texas--History
Ranchers--Texas--History
Ranches--Texas--History
Real estate development--Texas
Soil bank program
Soil conservation--Texas, West--History
Tenant farmers--Texas--Hockley County

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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

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

R. L. Slaughter Papers, 1921-1960 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Gift, 1972

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, 2000

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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.

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Collection Inventory

 

General Office Files

box folder
1 1 Aloco Pipe Line, 1941 and undated
2 Cotton, 1949-1960
3 Cotton Sales, 1951-1952
4 Grain, 1956-1959
5 Farm Rents, 1958
6 Farmers Rent Statements, 1940
7 Farm Rents, 1950-1951
8 Farm Rents, 1954-1955
9 Farm Rents, 1955-1956
10 Farm Rents, 1957
11 Letters, 1939-1941
12 Letters, 1942-1943
13 Lyntegar, Electric Cooperative, 1941-1945
14 Maturities, 1939-1942
15 Mineral Assessments, 1940-1942
16 Montgomery Storage at Lubbock, Texas, 1941
17 Motor Fuels, Inc., 1940-1942
18 Passing Payments, 1939
19 Pipe Lines and Rights of Way, 1941-1944
20 Proration Schedule, 1940-1941
21 Roy Reid of Quemado, Texas, 1939
22 Reimbursements Paid, 1938-1948
23 Renters Rent Statements, 1938
24 Removal Farm Notices, 1942-1948
25 Removal Notices, 1939-1941
26 Power of Attorney, 1959
27 Republic National Bank of Dallas, 1942-1947
28 Resettlement Loans, 1939-1940
29 Richardson Oils, Inc., 1939-1943
30 Richardson, Royalty Runs, 1953 and undated
31 Rights of Ways for Oil, Gas, and Electric, 1946-1950
32 Royalty Runs, 1937-1938
33 Soil Bank Payments, 1956
34 Sid Richardson, Inc. and Crop Damage Claims, 1941
35 Stanolind Oil Division Order and Right-of-Way, 1938-1944
36 Tax Assessments, 1941
37 Tax Assessment Matters, 1945-1946
38 Taxes, Bob Slaughter Block, 1921-1925
39 Taxes, Bob Slaughter's, 1926-1927
40 Taxes, Bob Slaughter Block, 1927-1929
41 Taxes, Bob Slaughter Block, 1927-1928
42 Tax Letters, Drafts, and Notices on Bob Slaughter Block, 1929-1931
box folder
2 1 Taxes, Bob Slaughter Block and Dr. Veal's Tax Report, 1929-1934
2 Taxes, Bob Slaughter Block, 1929-1936
3 Tax Collection, 1945
4 Tax Correspondence, 1937-1942
5 Tax Notices, 1929-1954
6 Tax Payments of Sundown School, 1935-1937
7 Tax Renditions, 1940
8 Tax Statements, Hockley County, Texas, 1935
9 Tax Statements, Sundown School, 1941
10 Tax Statements, Sundown School, 1942
11 Tax Statements, State, County, and School, 1939-1940
12 Tax Statements, Hockley County, Texas, 1938
13 Tax Statements, Hockley County, Texas, 1943
14 Taxes, Miscellaneous, 1936-1938
15 United Savings Bank, Detroit, 1939-1941
16 Utilities Cash Deposits, 1938-1942
box folder
4 1 Taxes, Bob Slaughter Block, 1929-1930
2 Tax Receipts, 1929-1930
3 Tax Receipts, 1928-1947

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Financial Documents

box folder
2 17 Bills, 1942-1951
18 Bills, 1951
19 Bills, 1951-1952
20 Trial Balances, 1943-1946
21 Check Stubs, 1952-1959
box folder
3 1 Checks, 1938-1943
2 Checks, 1944-1949
3 Checks, 1950-1956
4 Bank Statements, 1936-1951
5 Bank Statements, 1941-1953
6 Bank Statements, 1952-1956

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Miscellaneous

box folder
2 22 Maps and Blueprints, 1938-1951 and undated
23 Photograph of Oil Rig and Platform, Slaughter Field, 1941

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