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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Additional Sources

Description of Series

Financial Materials

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

W. P. Soash Land Company:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1907-1918, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator W. P. Soash Land Company
Title: W. P. Soash Land Company Records,
Dates: 1907-1918
Abstract: The collection consists of three bound record books related to the W. P. Soash Land Company.
Collection # S 943.1
Quantity: 3 ledgers (0.3 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Founded by William Pulver Soash in 1905, the W.P. Soash Land Company sold land tracts in the Texas Panhandle, and the land developer and colonizer used excursion trains to promote lands which were available through his company. A company magazine entitled The Golden West was used to advertise and create an interest in the areas being opened. The magazine also included social, economic, and political discussions. In 1912, Soash was forced to close the land company due to three years of drought in the Texas Panhandle region.

The Handbook of Texas has published a more in-depth online biography of William Pulver Soash at http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/search.html

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of three bound record books related to the W.P. Soash Land Company, of which two volumes are entitled " Record of Land Sales, W.P. Soash Land Company,"; while the other is marked as "Note Register, W.P. Soash Land Company Waterloo, Iowa." These records contain notations concerning the purchase and sale of lands, buyers and sellers, costs, and location and size of lands. The material deals primarily with the land company, but records pertaining to the Florida Fertile Lands Company are also included.

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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)
Soash, W. P. (William Pulver), 1877-1961
Subjects (Organizations)
W. P. Soash Land Company
W. P. Soash Land Company--Records and correspondence
Subjects
Agriculture--Texas, West--History
Depressions--1929
Land companies--Texas--History--Sources
Land settlement--Texas--Littlefield--History--Sources
Land settlement--Texas, West
Ranches--Texas, West
Ranching--Texas, West
Real estate business--Texas, West
Real estate development--Texas, West

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Related Material

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

  • Lee Cooper oral history interview [sound recording], 1970
  • Jimmy DeLoach oral history interview [sound recording], 1969
  • David B. Gracy Papers, 1966-1968
  • Owen McWhorter oral history interview [sound recording], 1976
  • R. L. Slaughter Papers, 1892-1969
  • Hanley Wasson oral history interview [sound recording], 1959

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

W. P. Soash Land Company Records, 1907-1918, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Gift, 1962

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, August 2000

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Additional Sources

Seymour V. Connor, ed. Builders of the Southwest. Lubbock: Southwest Collection, Texas Technological College, 1959.

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Collection Inventory

 

Financial Materials

othertype
Ledger #1 Note Register Book, 1907-1911
othertype
Ledger #2 Record of Land Sales, 1909
othertype
Ledger #3 Record of Land Sales, 1909-1918

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