Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Morris Ranch Estate:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1887-1966 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Morris Ranch Estate
Title: Morris Ranch Estate,
Dates: 1887-1966 and undated
Abstract: Records and activities of the Morris Ranch in central Texas.
Collection # S 724.1
Quantity: 5 boxes and 23 ledgers(8.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The Morris Ranch was established in 1883 in Coleman County, Texas, by Joseph Phillip Morris. In 1922, the ranch was divided among Morris' six children. One of the ranches created from the division was the Rafter 3. Mattie B. Morris (1874-1969), president of the Rafter 3 Cattle Company, was very active in civic affairs in Coleman, Texas. Her son, J. P. Miller (1900-1974), also managed the Rafter 3 Ranch.


Scope and Contents

The collection contains business correspondence, financial and legal documents, literary productions, maps, photographs, and printed material concerning the activities of the Morris Ranch. The bulk of the materials are ledgers such as account books, daybooks, livestock, land, and general.


Restrictions

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)
Miller, Mattie B. Morris, 1874-1969
Morris, J. P. (Joseph Phillip), 1849-1937
Subjects (Organizations)
Rafter 3 Cattle Company (Tex.)

Places

Coleman County (Tex.)
Coleman County (Tex.)--Economic conditions
Coleman County (Tex.)--Social life and customs
Morris Ranch (Tex.)
Rafter 3 Ranch (Coleman County, Tex.)
Subjects
Cattle trade--Texas
Cotton growing--Texas
Ranches--Texas--History
Ranching--Texas

Related Material

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

  • Doris Miller oral history interview [sound recording], 1975
  • Doris Miller Papers, 1861-1969 [microfilm]
  • Morris Ranch Photograph Collection, SWCPC 35
  • Morris (Rafter 3) Ranch Company Records, 1855-1982 and undated

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Morris Ranch Estate Records, 1887-1966 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Gift, 1975

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, April 2002


Collection Inventory

 

Blueprints

box folder
1 2 Barn and House Plans, undated



 

Correspondence

box folder
1 1 Professional, 1939-1946



 

Financial Documents

box folder
1 13 Bank Deposit Books, 1892-1949
box folder
2 1 Bank Deposit Books, 1900-1924
2 Bank Notes, 1919-1939
3 Check Stubs, 1912-1951
4 Income Distribution Sheets, 1927-1928
5 Invoices, 1914-1940 and undated
6 Notes Due, 1891-1937
7 Note Registers, 1915-1922
8 Receipt Booklets, 1950-1963
9 Receipts, 1916-1940
box folder
3 1 Stock Certificates, 1922
2 Tax Inventories and Receipts, 1916-1920
3 Miscellaneous, 1922-1927 and undated
4 Cotton Ledger, 1920-1921
5 Expense Account Ledger, 1930-1932
6 Livestock Ledger, 1914-1931
7 Mattie B. Miller's Ledger, 1954-1957
8 Mattie B. Miller's Ledger, 1957-1961
box ledger
4 Ledger 1 Farm Account Ledger, 1920-1923
Ledger 2 Farm Account Ledger, 1913-1916
Ledger 3 Land Ledger, 1887-1916
Ledger 4 General Ledger, 1912-1913
Ledger 5 General Ledger, 1916-1922
Ledger 6 General Ledger, 1937-1941
Ledger 7 General Ledger, 1891-1909
box ledger
5 Ledger 1 Account Book, 1904-1940
Ledger 2 Account Book, 1904-1940
Ledger 3 Account Book, 1943-1945
ledger
Ledger 1 Daybook, 1910-1911
ledger
Ledger 2 Daybook, 1912
ledger
Ledger 3 Daybook, 1913
ledger
Ledger 4 Daybook, 1914
ledger
Ledger 5 Daybook, 1915
ledger
Ledger 6 Daybook, 1916
ledger
Ledger 7 Daybook, 1917
ledger
Ledger 8 Daybook, 1918
ledger
Ledger 9 Daybook, 1919
ledger
Ledger 10 Daybook, 1920-1921
ledger
Ledger 11 Daybook, 1922-1923
ledger
Ledger 12 Daybook, 1924-1925
ledger
Ledger 13 Daybook, 1926-1927
ledger
Ledger 14 Daybook, 1928
ledger
Ledger 15 Daybook, 1929-1930
ledger
Ledger 16 Daybook, 1931-1932
ledger
Ledger 17 Daybook, 1937
ledger
Ledger 18 Daybook, 1937-1938
ledger
Ledger 19 Daybook, Mattie B. Miller's, 1943-1947
ledger
Ledger 20 Daybook, Mattie B. Miller's, 1947-1957
ledger
Ledger 21 Daybook, Mattie B. Miller's, 1962-1966
ledger
Ledger 22 General Ledger, 1920-1936
ledger
Ledger 23 General Ledger, 1904-1920



 

Legal Documents

box folder
1 3 Contracts, 1915-1952
4 Contracts, 1915-1952
5 Contracts, 1915-1952
6 Deeds, 1891-1924 and undated
7 Income Questionnaire, 1926
8 Right-Of-Way Easements, 1925-1938



 

Literary Production

box folder
1 9 Hand notes, undated



 

Maps

box folder
1 10 Land Plats, 1930-1934



 

Photographs

box folder
1 11 Family and Business, 1923-1936 and undated



 

Printed Material

box folder
1 12 News clippings and Brochure, 1935-1939 and undated