Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Bar S Ranch:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1872-1939, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Bar S Ranch (Tex.)
Title: Bar S Ranch Records,
Dates: 1872-1939
Abstract: Records and activities of the Bar S Ranch in west Texas.
Collection # S 64.1
Quantity: 1 box (1.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Located in Reagan County and Irion County, Texas, this 172,000 acre ranch was originally owned by the Sawyer Cattle Company (1884-1954). Later it was owned by the Blakley Braniff Association from 1954, when W. A. Blakley purchased the ranch, until 1975, when the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Crippled Children became the owner. The ranch was managed by Louis Farr and his son and grandson, Louis Farr, Jr. and Louis Farr III, from 1918-1969. The name of the ranch was changed to Rocker b in 1954.


Scope and Contents

The collection contains business correspondence, legal documents such as leases, contracts, warranty deeds, bonds, and agreements, and financial documents such as promissory notes, receipts, redemption certificates, and cancelled checks of the Bar S Ranch (later the Rocker b).


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)
Farr, Louis L. (Louis Lee), 1865-1930
Subjects
Ranches--Texas
Ranching--Texas
Places
Bar S Ranch (Tex.)
Irion County (Tex.)
Reagan County (Tex.)
Rocker b Ranch (Tex.)
Tom Green County (Tex.)

Related Material

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

  • Farr, Louis Lee Farr III oral history interview [sound recording], 1970
  • El Capote Ranch Collection 1830-1917 and undated
  • Louis Lee Farr Papers, 1853-1948
  • Mrs. Louis L. Farr Jr. oral history interview [sound recording], 1970
  • Louis L. Farr III oral history interview [sound recording], 1970
  • Esther Wilson Patterson oral history interview [sound recording], 1975

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Bar S Ranch Records, 1872-1939, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Gift, 1970

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, July 2002


Additional Sources


Collection Inventory

 

Correspondence

box folder
1 1 Business, 1884-1938



 

Legal Documents

box folder
1 2 Assorted Items, 1872-1939



 

Financial Documents

box folder
1 3 Assorted, 1881-1936
4 General Land Office Receipts, 1884-1902
5 Redemption Certificates, 1885
6 Cancelled Checks, 1894-1908