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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Correspondence, 1884-1955 and undated

Legal Documents, 1856-1940 and undated

Financial Documents, 1882-1956 and undated

Literary Production, 1898

General Office Files, 1907-1955 and undated

Financial Documents, 1882-1956 and undated

Correspondence, General, 1918-1937

Legal Documents, 1856-1940 and undated

Financial Documents, 1882-1956 and undated

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Reynolds Land and Cattle Company:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1856-1959 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Reynolds Land and Cattle Company
Title: Reynolds Land and Cattle Company Records,
Dates: 1856-1959 and undated
Abstract: Records and activities of the Reynolds Land and Cattle Company from 1856-1959.
Collection # S 837.1
Quantity: 8 boxes and 6 ledgers (10.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

A ranching corporation of a pioneer West Texas family dating back to the 1850s, the Reynolds Land and Cattle Company operations were conducted from Fort Worth, Texas, with properties located in Shackelford, Haskell, Borden, Scurry, Dallam, Hartley, Jeff Davis, and Culberson counties of West Texas, and leased operations in Montana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Cattle, sheep, horse raising, general farming, oil lease activities, and horse racing have been among the company's operations, although land acquisition and development are its primary concerns.

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, legal and financial documents, and general office files. It bulks (1919-1956) with financial documents, specifically the records of cattle sales and tallies. Of special interest are the records of companies run by the Reynolds Family such as the Cisco Oil Mill, Monroe Cattle Company, Ralls County Cattle Company, Reynolds Brothers and Conrad, and the Rock Pile 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)
Reynolds family
Subjects (Organizations)
Cisco Oil Mill
Monroe Cattle Company
Ralls County Cattle Company
Reynolds Brothers and Conrad (Firm)
Reynolds Land and Cattle Company
X Cattle Company (Tex.)
Places
Kent (Tex.)
Long X Ranch (Tex.)
Rock Pile Ranch (Tex.)
Subjects
Cattle--Texas, West--Marketing
Cattle trade--Finance--Texas, West
Cattle trade--Texas, West
Land titles--Registration and transfer--Texas
Oil and gas leases--Texas
Ranchers--Texas, West
Ranches--Finance--Texas, West
Ranches--Montana
Ranches--New Mexico
Ranches--Oklahoma
Ranches--Texas, West
Ranching--Economic aspects--Texas, West
Real estate development--Texas
Sheep--Breeding--Texas, West
Wool industry--Texas

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Related Material

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

  • Theodore Roosevelt Gardner oral history interview [sound recording], 1975
  • Kent Mercantile Company (Kent County, Tex.) Records, 1925-1969
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Reynolds oral history interview [sound recording], 1975
  • Phin W. Reynolds Papers, 1936-1938
  • W. D. Reynolds Papers, 1953-1967
  • Reynolds Long X Ranch (Texas) Photographs, 1896-1948
  • Reynolds Land and Cattle Company Records [microfilm], 1884-1918
  • Reynolds Land and Cattle Company Records [microfilm], 1919-1971
  • Reynolds Land and Cattle Company Records [microfilm], 1882-1934

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Reynolds Land and Cattle Company Records, 1856-1959 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Gifts, 1971-1978

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, August 2000

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Collection Inventory

 

Correspondence, 1884-1955 and undated

box folder
1 1 Cattle, 1913-1931
2 Feed Contracts, 1949-1952
3 Feed Contracts, 1940-1948
4 Feed Contracts, 1943-1946
5 Feed Contracts, 1953-1955
6 Proctor, D. C., 1945-1947
7 Horses, 1940-1948
8 Horses, 1947
9 Horses, 1948
10 Land and Oil, 1908-1933 and undated
11 Land and Oil, 1914-1929 and undated
12 Land and Oil, 1888-1930 and undated
13 Land and Oil, 1920-1930 and undated
14 Land and Oil, 1919-1932 and undated
15 Land and Oil, 1906-1932 and undated
16 Land and Oil, 1928-1929 and undated
17 Land and Oil, 1886-1930 and undated
18 Land and Oil, 1920-1930 and undated
19 Land and Oil, 1884-1929 and undated
20 Land and Oil, 1908-1928 and undated

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Legal Documents, 1856-1940 and undated

box folder
1 21 Abstract of Titles and Reports on Titles, 1885-1902
22 Abstract of Titles and Reports on Titles, 1902-1920
23 Affidavits, 1897-1936 and undated
box folder
2 1 Assignment of Trust, 1879
2 Awards, 1906-1909
3 Contracts, 1911-1925
4 Contracts, 1925-1931
5 Decree of Probate Court, 1879
6 Deed of Trust, 1886
7 Deeds, 1856-1884 and undated
8 Deeds, 1884-1889
9 Deeds, 1889-1931
10 General Warranty Deeds, 1882-1907
11 Partition Deeds, 1885
12 Partition Deeds, 1885 and undated
13 Quit Claim Deeds, 1882-1936
14 Quit Claim Deeds, Abstracts, 1880-1882
15 Quit Claim Deeds, Abstracts, 1882-1896
16 Release Deed of Trust, Abstracts, 1889
17 Special Warranty Deeds, 1860-1886
18 Tax Sale Deeds, 1881-1899
19 Trustee's Deeds, 1879
20 Warranty Deeds, 1882-1900
21 Warranty Deeds, 1900-1908
22 Warranty Deeds, 1908-1922
23 Field Notes, 1868-1930
24 Land Classification, 1936 and undated
25 Land Office Certificates, 1901-1915
26 Leases and Assignments of Leases, 1884-1919
27 Leases and Assignments of Leases, 1919-1925
box folder
3 1 Leases and Assignments of Leases, 1925
2 Leases and Assignments of Leases, 1925-1926
3 Leases and Assignments of Leases, 1926-1928
4 Leases and Assignments of Leases, 1928
5 Leases and Assignments of Leases, 1928-1929
6 Leases and Assignments of Leases, 1929-1931
7 Leases and Assignments of Leases, 1931-1934 and undated
8 Miscellaneous, 1884-1927 and undated
9 Miscellaneous, 1926-1933 and undated
10 Notes and Obligations, 1882-1908
11 Notes and Obligations, 1908
12 Notes and Obligations, undated
13 Notes and Obligations, 1891-1820
14 Notes and Obligations, 1920-1929
15 Notes and Obligations, 1930-1938
16 Opinions, 1902-1918
17 Patents, 1857-1865
18 Patents, 1865-1898
19 Patents, 1898-1939
20 Patents, Abstracts, 1860-1898
21 Power of Attorney, 1884-1924
22 Power of Attorney, 1876-1901
23 Proof of Heirship, 1899-1905
24 Receipts, 1885-1934
25 Releases, 1884-1918
box folder
4 1 Releases, 1919-1929
2 Releases, 1929-1938 and undated
3 Release of Vendor's Lien, Abstracts, 1885-1889
4 Royalties, 1919-1931
5 Surveys, 1889-1940 and undated
6 Transfers, 1857-1928
7 Will, Abstracts, 1872-1877 and undated
8 Will and Probated Wills, 1862-1894
9 Will and Probated Wills, 1897-1936

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Financial Documents, 1882-1956 and undated

box folder
4 10 Cattle, Shipped and Transferred, 1943-1945
11 Cattle, Shipped and Transferred, 1939-1954
12 Cattle to Government, 1934-1935
13 Cattle Tallies and Sales, 1919-1926
14 Cattle Tallies and Sales, 1926-1928
15 Cattle Tallies and Sales, 1929-1930
16 Cattle Tallies and Sales, 1930-1931 and undated
17 Cattle Tallies and Sales, 1934-1935
18 Cattle Tallies and Sales, 1941-1944
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5 1 Cattle Tallies and Sales, 1938-1942
2 Cattle Tallies and Sales, 1937-1943
3 Cattle Tallies and Sales, 1932-1936
4 Cattle Tallies and Sales, 1942-1945
5 Cattle Tallies and Sales, 1943-1944
6 Cattle Tallies and Sales, 1945
7 Cattle Tallies and Sales, 1946
8 Cattle Tallies and Sales, 1947
9 Cattle Tallies and Sales, 1948
10 Cattle Tallies and Sales, 1949-1951
11 Cattle Tallies and Sales, 1952-1956
12 Cattle Partnership, M. M. Reinhold, 1939-1943
13 Daily Production Reports, 1929-1930
14 Expense Statements, 1909-1915 and undated
15 Income Tax Returns, 1910-1919
16 Income Tax Returns, 1918-1920
17 Income Tax Returns, 1921-1924
18 Ledger Accounts, 1924-1931
box folder
6 1 Legal Receipts, 1883-1929
2 Legal Receipts, 1909-1929
3 Legal Receipts, 1883-1929
4 Oil Rentals and Leases, 1933
5 Payroll, 1924-1933
6 Reports, 1910-1917
7 Reports, 1918-1921
8 Reports, 1923-1925
9 Reports, 1926-1928
10 Reports, 1928-1929
11 Reports, 1929-1930
12 Reports, 1931-1933 and undated
13 Shipping Receipts, 1912-1914
14 Shipping Receipts, 1919-1922
15 Shipping Receipts, 1923-1924
16 Shipping Receipts, 1925
17 Shipping Receipts, 1926-1927
18 Shipping Receipts, 1928-1930
19 Shipping Receipts, 1931-1932
20 Statements, 1928-1933
21 Trial Balance, 1928-1933
22 Trial Balance, 1924-1926

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Literary Production, 1898

box folder
6 23 "The Old Rocking Chair", Poem, 1898

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General Office Files, 1907-1955 and undated

box folder
6 24 Bills, Paid Invoices for Repairs, 1925-1926
box folder
7 1 Bills, 1929
2 Bulls, 1928
3 Cattle Memorandum, Moore County, 1925-1927
4 Cattle Sales, 1928-1929
5 Cattle Sales Letters, 1927-1928
6 City Property Matters, 1925-1928
Correspondence, 1925-1952
box folder
7 7 Cassidy, L. D., 1934-1936
8 Cassidy, L. D., 1937-1952
9 Colbert, R. V., Stamford, Texas, 1925
10 Conrad, George W., 1925-1926
11 Evans, Paul, 1926
12 Firkins, C. S., Reynolds Cattle Co. Heifer Contract, 1942
13 Fonville, W. A., 1926-1927
14 Fonville, W. A., 1929
15 Heck, F. G., 1925-1927
16 Mason, G. W., San Benito, Texas, 1924-1926
17 Miscellaneous, 1929
18 Miscellaneous, 1940-1945
19 Daggett-Keen, Commission Co., 1943-1946
20 First National Bank, Albany, 1925
21 Fort Worth National Bank, 1925
22 Four-H Club, 1936
23 Genesee Valley Breeders Association, 1926
24 Gift Tax Matters, 1925
25 Grass Inquiry and Lease, 1925-1927
26 Jones and Evans, Reynolds Cattle Co. Sheep Contract, 1940-1941
27 Judd Contract, 1942-1943
28 Land Inquiry, 1926
29 Livestock Freight Bureau, 1925-1928
30 National Business College, 1925-1927
31 Oil Matters, Leases, Logs, etc., 1925-1926
32 Oil Matters, Leases, Logs, etc., 1927-1928
33 Reinholds, M. M., Bank Statements, 1938-1941
34 Reinholds, M. M., Bank Statements, 1941-1943
35 Reinholds, M. M., Bank Statements, 1941-1942
36 Reynolds-Culp, John, 1934-1955
37 Reynolds-Gardner, Ted, 1938-1955
38 Reynolds, J. M., Executor, 1925-1948
39 Reynolds, J. M., 1932
40 Reynolds, J. M., 1933
41 Reynolds, Nathan B., 1925-1926
42 Reynolds, Presbyterian Orphanage, Dallas, Texas, 1924-1928
43 Reynolds-Stewart, John, 1953-1954
44 Reynolds-Thompson Sheep Contract, 1936-1940
45 Reynolds, Mrs. W. D., 1926-1929
46 Reynolds, Will D., Jr., 1925-1926
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8 1 Salt, 1940-1949
2 San Benito Matters, 1927-1928
3 San Benito Matters, 1929-1930
4 San Benito Matters, 1929-1933
5 Sedwick and Webb, 1926
6 Stock Associations, 1939-1949
7 Supply Companies, 1953-1955
8 Tax Renditions, Receipts, and Correspondence, 1935
9 Tax Receipts, Miscellaneous, 1907-1925
10 Tax Receipts, Miscellaneous, 1926-1929
11 Tee Diamond Lease, 1954-1955
12 Texas and Southwest Cattle Raisers, 1949
13 W, Miscellaneous, 1925-1929
14 Waggoner, W. H. Contract, Matlock Ranch, 1942-1945
15 Worth Cotton Mills, 1926-1927
16 Wool Sales, Kent, 1940-1956
17 Wool and Mohair Sales, 1938-1955

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Financial Documents, 1882-1956 and undated

box folder
8 18 Ledgers: Expense Statements, 1917-1924
19 Interest Payments on Land, undated
20 9R Ranch General Ledger, 1929-1930
21 Income Tax Return, 1923
22 Statement of Taxes, undated
23 Ralston Purina Account, 1937

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8 24 Correspondence, General, 1918-1937

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Legal Documents, 1856-1940 and undated

box folder
8 25 Deed, 1889
26 Land Abstracts, undated
27 Cattle and Livestock Inventions, 1925-1935
28 Cattle and Livestock Sales, 1920-1937

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Financial Documents, 1882-1956 and undated

box ledger
8 Ledger 1 Accounts Payable and Receivable, 1913-1916
Ledger 2 Ledger Accounts, 1884-1922
Ledger 3 Check Register - Rock Pile Ranch, 1922-1923
ledger
Ledger 1 Check Register, 1923-1926
ledger
Ledger 2 General Ledger, 1919-1934
ledger
Ledger 3 Trial Balances, 1916-1920
ledger
Ledger 4 Land Inventories, 1882-1930
ledger
Ledger 5 Disbursements and Land Inventories, 1889-1922
ledger
Ledger 6 Disbursements and Land Inventories (Abstracts), 1889-1922

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