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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Additional Sources

Description of Series

Ellwood Estates, Records, 1860-1966

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Ellwood Estates:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1860-1966, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Ellwood Estates
Title: Ellwood Estates Records,
Dates: 1860-1966
Abstract: The collection contains the business records of the Ellwood Estates and the Ellwood family who provided lands for people to establish farms and small ranches in the South Plains.
Collection # S 307.1
Quantity: 21 boxes and 20 ledgers (28.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Ellwood Estates was formed in 1910 after the death of Isaac L. Ellwood (1833-1910). Ellwood, co-inventor and manufacturer of barbed wire, purchased the Spade Ranch (located in Lubbock, Hale, Hockley, and Lamb counties, Texas) in 1891, and the Renderbrook Ranch (located in Mitchell County, Texas) in 1889. The Ellwood Estates were formed from these ranch properties and were administered by Ellwood's two sons, William L. (1859-1933) and Erwin P. (1874-?), and A. W. Fisk. Beginning in 1924, the Ellwoods sold portions of the Spade Ranch for farming and colonization.

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, financial and legal material, photographs, printed material, and scrapbook material concerning the business operations of Ellwood Estates and the Ellwood family. It bulks (1878-1966) with financial material relating to Ellwood's ranching operations during his life time and the sale of farm properties after his death.

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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)
Arnett, Sam
Arnett, Tom
Ellwood, Erwin Perry, b. 1874
Ellwood, Isaac Leonard, 1833-1910
Ellwood, William L., 1859-1933
Elwood family
Fisk, A. W., d. 1918
Subjects (Organizations)
Percheron Society of America
Spade Farms (Lubbock, Tex.)
Places
Hale County (Tex.)--History
Hockley County (Tex.)--History
Lamb County (Tex.)--History
Lubbock County (Tex.)--History
Dean Ranch (Tex.)
Mitchell County (Tex.)--History
Renderbrook Ranch (Tex.)
Spade Ranch (Tex.)
Subjects
Agriculture--Texas--History
Barbed wire
Cattle trade--Texas--History
Land settlement--Texas--History
Percheron horse
Ranches--Texas--History
Ranchers--Texas--History
Real estate development--Texas--History

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Related Material

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

  • Ellwood Farms Records, 1900-1967
  • Otto F. Jones Papers, 1826-1975

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ellwood Estates Records, 1860-1966, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Gift, 1968

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, August 2000

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Additional Sources

Hopping, R. C. (Richard Coke). The Ellwoods: Barbed Wire and Ranches. Lubbock: Texas Technological College, 1962.

Kelton, Steve. Renderbrook: a Century Under the Spade Brand. Fort Worth: Texas Christian University Press, 1989.

Ludeman, Mayme Carol. The Land Phase of the Colonization of the Spade Ranch. Thesis (M.A.)--Texas Technological College, 1939.

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Collection Inventory

 

Ellwood Estates, Records, 1860-1966

ledger
Ledger 1 Scrapbook, 1927-1949
Financial Material,
ledger
Ledger 2 Journal, 1902-1907
ledger
Ledger 3 Inventory, Misc., 1910-1911
ledger
Ledger 4 Journal, 1909-1910
ledger
Ledger 5 Journal, 1891-1899
ledger
Ledger 6 Note Register, 1877-1923
ledger
Ledger 7 Journal, 1891-1894
ledger
Ledger 8 Journal, 1887-1889
ledger
Ledger 9 Journal, 1894-1898
ledger
Ledger 10 Journal, 1898-1901
ledger
Ledger 11 Journal, 1899-1903
ledger
Ledger 12 Journal, 1915-1922
ledger
Ledger 13 Journal, 1903-1909
ledger
Ledger 14 Journal, 1910-1916
ledger
Ledger 15 Journal, 1922-1933
ledger
Ledger 16 Daybook, 1933
ledger
Ledger 17 Daybook, 1921-1933
ledger
Ledger 18 Daybook, 1915-1921
ledger
Ledger 19 Journal, undated
ledger
Ledger 20 Journal, 1889-1891
Correspondence, 1880-1945 and undated
box folder
1 1 Family Matters, 1928-1936
2 Family Matters, 1887-1927
3 Ellwood Farms, 1896-1934
4 Family Matters, 1937 and undated
5 Ellwood Farms, 1935-1936 and undated
6 Ellwood Ranches, 1880-1925
7 Ellwood Ranches, 1926-1937 and undated
box folder
2 1 Investments, 1890-1924
2 Investments, 1925-1935 and undated
3 Land Sales, 1905-1936 and undated
4 Miscellaneous, Automobile Material, 1910-1926
5 Mining, 1907-1931
6 Hopping, D., Poetry and Notebook, undated
7 Miscellaneous, Shumate, W. C., Note and Loan, 1928-1936
8 Miscellaneous, Insurance, 1909-1936
9 Miscellaneous, Horses, Percheron Society, 1889-1935
10 Miscellaneous, 1887-1913
11 Miscellaneous, 1919-1945 and undated
Dekalb Office Files, 1878-1930 and undated
box folder
2 12 Cameron - Campbell, 1917-1924
13 Canal - Carrol, 1917-1925
14 Cadillac - California, 1917-1926
15 Cash - Cassidy, 1917-1926
16 Cattle Raisers Association, 1916-1921
17 Central Livestock Commission, 1921-1923
box folder
3 1 Champion - Cheney, 1918-1926
2 Chicago Great Western Railroad Company, 1909-1921
3 Chicago, Milwaukee, and Gary Railroad Company, 1914-1922
4 Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad. 1913-1926
5 Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company, 1916-1927
6 Christianson - Clark, 1917-1929
7 Claro - Colorado, 1916-1926 and undated
8 Commerce Trust Company, 1923-1926
9 Conlin - Conner, 1917-1926
10 Continental, 1917-1920
11 Cook - Corn, 1910-1924
12 Cosby - Dekalb, 1917-1923 and undated
13 Faggard - First, 1908-1925
14 Fischer - Fort Scott, 1910-1926
15 Foster - Freud, 1910-1922
16 Fuller - Gammon, 1910-1924
17 Garden - Gervais, 1910-1928
18 Gibbons - Greene, 1907-1926
19 Gridley - Gustavus, 1904-1919
20 Illinois Agricultural Assn. and Ill. Holstein Friesian Assn., 1919-1923
21 Illinois Merchants Trust Company and Ill. Northern Utilities Company, 1919-1925
22 Illinois Trust and Savings Bank, 1917-1924
23 Independent - Jakes, 1917-1923
24 James - Johnson, 1919-1924
25 Jones, O. F., 1917-1924
26 Jones, W. S. - Jones & Taylor, 1918-1922
27 Kaufman - Kennerly, 1918-1925
box folder
4 1 Kierman - Kraemer, 1918-1924
2 Mabley - Marvin, 1907-1916 and undated
3 Mason - Mexican, 1907-1918
4 Mines Company of America, 1905-1918
5 Minority - Morton, 1907-1917
6 Mosher - Muzzey, 1907-1918
7 National - Nelson, 1917-1927
8 Middleton - Mincey, 1908-1917
9 Dewren - Northern, 1918-1926
10 Oklahoma - Overton, 1917-1927
11 Silas, Palmer & Sons, 1918-1927
12 Panhandle and Santa Fe Company, 1917-1927
13 Panhandle and Southwestern Stockmen's Assn., 1915-1920
14 Paramount - Pidgeon, 1912-1927 and undated
15 Pierce - Quaker, 1917-1927
16 Rankin - Raymond, 1916-1927
17 Read - Rogers, 1912-1924
18 Ronan - Sawyer, 1913-1927
19 Schermerhorn - Scudday, 1913-1927
20 Sears- Sexton, 1914-1927
21 Sheaff - Shipman, 1908-1917 and undated
box folder
5 1 Shumate, W. C., 1912-1927
2 Shurtleff - Smith, 1915-1917
3 Talbot - Tarkio, 1911-1929 and undated
4 Taxes - Adams County, Nebraska Tax Forms, 1911-1921
5 Taxes - Cook County, Illinois Tax Forms, 1920-1924
6 Taxes, Tax Correspondence, etc, 1910-1930
7 Taxes - Dekalb County, Illinois Tax Forms, 1906-1927
8 Taxes - Miscellaneous Tax Forms, 1898-1929
9 Taxes - Muskegon County, Michigan Tax Forms, 1912-1922
10 Taxes - Special Assessments Receipts, 1914-1927
11 Taxes - Redemption Forms, 1894-1929
12 Taxes - Statement Forms, 1912-1929
13 Taxes - Texas School Tax Receipts, 1916-1928
14 Taxes - Texas State and County Tax Receipts: Andrews - Howard County, 1893-1929
15 Taxes - Texas State and County Tax Receipts: Lamb County, 1915-1928
16 Taxes - Texas State and County Tax Receipts: Lubbock - Taylor County, 1878-1929
17 Taxes - Texas State, School, and County Tax Receipts, 1892-1928
18 Taylor - Tenant, 1911-1929
19 Terrel - Texas and Pacific, 1913-1927
box folder
6 1 Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Assn., 1919-1927
2 Thames - Tibbits, 1911-1929 and undated
3 Tiffany - Uniform, 1903-1929
4 Union - Vantuyl, 1911-1930 and undated
5 Vanzandt - Volstorff, 1912-1922
6 Van Wie and Moorehead, 1911-1915
Assorted Material,
box folder
6 7 Eisenberg, W. F., 1934-1946
8 Ellfield Lots, 1943-1947
Ellwood Estate, 1943-1951
9 Ellwood, State Bank, 1950
10 Ellwood, Bradt and Moss and Howland Deals, 1946-1947
11 Ellwood, College Options, 1947
12 Ellwood, Deeds, 1946-1950
13 Ellwood, 14th Street Lot, 1943-1949
14 Ellwood, Goes Deal, 1946-1947
15 Ellwood, High School Deal, 1944-1951
16 Ellwood, Kallal Deed, 1943-1948
17 Ellwood, Miscellaneous, 1943-1949
18 Ellwood, Mineral Rights, 1943-1950
19 Ellwood, Quit Claim Deed, 1943-1947
20 Ellwood, Releases, 1943-1944
21 Ellwood, Taxes, 1948-1950
22 Ellwood, Title Policies, 1947-1950
23 Ellwood, Estates Agreement, 1945-1949
Ellwood, E. P., 1894-1952 and undated
24 Claims, 1943-1944
25 Closing Papers, 1945-1947
26 Consolidated Oil Stock, 1948
27 Miscellaneous Legal and General, 1943-1945
28 Estate Tax, undated
29 Federal Tax, 1947-1948
30 Income Tax Refund, 1946-1947
box folder
7 1 Miscellaneous, 1943-1950
Ellwood, I. L., 1905-1949
2 Barbed Wire Story, 1910
3 Deeds and Misc., 1905-1946
4 Assessments and Misc., 1947-1949
5 Ellwood, Jennie, A., Miscellaneous, 1929-1952
6 Ellwood, John Fiske, Check Stubs, 1943
7 Rainfall Report, 1894-1936
8 Contracts, Deeds, and Misc., 1947
Ellwood, May G., 1940-1947
9 Ellwood, May G., 1944
10 Ellwood, May G., Financial Material, 1943-1947
11 Ellwood, May G., Rent, 1947
12 Ellwood, May G., Income Tax, etc, 1943-1946
13 Ellwood, May G., Montgomery Ward Lease, 1940-1946
14 Ellwood, May G., Last Will and Testament and Misc., 1947
15 Income Taxes, 1943-1945
16 Miller Farm, Tract 2, 1943-1946
17 Schryver Farm, Tract 1, 1946
18 Schryver Farm, Tract 3, 1946
19 Miscellaneous, 1944-1946
20 Wheat Allotments, 1933-1934
21 Willbarger County School Lands - League Measurements, undated
box folder
8 1 Maps, Unidentified, 1908 and undated
Advertising Material,
2 Pamphlets and Periodicals, 1930-1937 and undated
3 Miscellaneous Newspapers, Clippings, and Leaflets, 1950's and undated
Financial Documents: Bills and Receipts, 1887-1946
4 1887-1946
5 1887-1946
6 1997-1946
7 1887-1946
8 1887-1946
box folder
9 1 1887-1946
Ranch Bills, 1927-1933
box folder
9 2 Alcove - Axtell, 1928-1931
3 Baily - Brown, 1928-1931
4 Burton - Lingo Co., 1928-1931
5 Butler - Colorado, 1928-1931 and undated
6 Connel - Crosthwaite, 1928-1931 and undated
7 Dawson - Depot, 1928-1931 and undated
8 D and M Motor Company - Fulton, 1928-1931
9 Garret - Helpy, 1928-1931
10 Hendrix - Hutchinson, 1928-1931
11 Jackson - Jones, 1928-1931
12 Kansas - Lupton, 1928-1931
13 Mackey - Mills, 1928-1931
14 Montgomery - Pick, 1928-1931 and undated
15 Pidgeon, J. L. Auto Service, 1928-1929
16 Piggly - Pullman, 1927-1931
17 Randle - Root, 1928-1931
18 San Angelo - South, 1928-1931 and undated
19 Southwestern - Sweetwater, 1928-1931
20 Terrel - Thompson, 1928-1931
21 Waite - Young, 1928-1933
box
10 Financial Documents, Bills and Receipts, 1887-1946
1 1887-1946
2 1887-1946
3 1887-1946
4 1887-1946
5 1887-1946
6 1887-1946
box
11 Financial Documents, 1887-1966 and undated
1 Miscellaneous, 1887-1933 and undated
2 Payroll Records, 1917-1924
3 Tax Forms, 1906-1935
4 Tax Forms, 1906-1935
5 Checks and Stubs, 1903-1935
Stocks and Bonds, 1888-1966 and undated
6 Adela Mine Syndicate, 1906
7 American Percheron Horse Breeder's Association, 1890-1900
8 American Salt Company, 1901-1905
9 American Steamship Company/American Steel and Wire Company, 1900-1901
10 Anaconda Copper Mining Company/Sinclair Oil and Refining Company, 1917-1919
11 Anticipation Mining Company, 1888
12 Arizona Mining and Milling Company, 1907
13 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company, 1908 and undated
14 Atlas Mining Company, 1911
15 Babcock and Wilson Company, 1956
16 Badger Mines Company, 1906-1922
17 Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company, 1910-1934
18 Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railway Company, 1925
19 Connecticut Bank and Trust Company, 1966
20 Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, 1962
21 DeForest Radio Company, 1929
22 Delores Mine Company, 1904-1907
23 The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Company, 1920-1925
24 Emhart Manufacturing Company, 1964
25 Eureka Windfall Mining Company, 1909
26 Farmers Mining Company, 1910-1911
27 French Coach and Horse Society of America, 1908
28 Furnace Creek Copper Company, 1906
29 Goldfield Daisy Minig Syndicate, 1908
30 Grand Rapids Brass Company, 1899-1919
31 Great Northers Iron Ore Properties, 1926-1932
32 Guardian Trust Company and Exchange Office Building Company, 1904-1929
33 Hamburg Mine, 1910
34 Hawley Down Draft Furnace Company, 1900-1912
35 High Gravity United Oil Company, 1912
36 Hills - Benedict Linseed Oil Company of Chicago, Illinois, 1908-1920
37 Honest John Mining and Milling Company, 1897
38 Bonds - Huron, S. D., 1890-1903
39 Illinois Surety Company, 1913
40 Insurance City Life Company, 1962
41 Interstate Independent Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1913-1917
42 Interstate Investment Trust, Limited, 1909-1917
43 Lake Superior Contracting and Dredging Company, 1902
44 Lincoln Gold Mining and Milling Company, 1907-1908
45 Manufacturer's Fuel Company, 1904
box folder
12 1 Mexican Issues Company, 1910-1914
2 Mines Company of America, 1910-1919
3 Monsanto Company, 1965
4 National Biscuit Company, 1905-1962
5 Northern Security Company, 1915-1933
6 Old Line Life Insurance Company of America, undated
7 Parrott Mining Company, 1904-1918
8 Peregrine Mine Company, 1905
9 People's Gas Light and Coke Company, 1928
10 Phoenix Insurance Company, 1966
11 Rockford Farmer's District Mutual Tornado Insurance Company, 1933-1934
12 Sheffield Coal and Iron Company, 1902-1909
13 Sheffield Coal, Iron, and Steel, 1909-1917
14 Sinclair Consolidated Oil Corporation, 1920-1932
15 Travelers Insurance Company, 1964
16 Union Oil Company, 1902-1908
17 U. S. Steel Corporation, 1912-1930
18 Weaver Coal Company, 1900-1902
19 Winthrop, Mitchell and Company, 1932-1938
Ellwood, Isaac L, Estate, 1878-1936
20 Miscellaneous, 1878-1932
21 Last Will and Testament, 1911-1935
22 Agreements, 1913-1934
23 Agreement, Nursing Home, 1920-1933
24 Agreements and Miscellaneous, 1908-1936
Ellwood, Harriet A, Estate, 1876-1921
25 Financial Material, 1892-1916 and undated
26 Legal Material, 1876-1906 and undated
27 Last Will and Testament, 1910-1921
Ellwood, W. L., Estate, 1887-1946
box folder
12 28 Percheron Horses, 1887-1894
29 Legal Documents, 1887-1929
30 Last Will and Testament and Misc., 1933-1946
Ellwood, Jennie A., Estate, 1918-1930
box folder
12 31 Financial Documents, 1918-1929
32 Miscellaneous Financial, 1930
33 Ellwood, Erwin P., Miscellaneous, 1925-1946
34 Ellwood, Jessie Bonnie, Will and Testament, 1953
Chappel, Jean E.,
box folder
12 35 Financial and Legal Material, 1938-1966
36 Stock Interests, 1934-1960
37 Will and Income Analysis, 1961
38 Fish, A. W. and Mayo, Harriet E., 1916-1931
Legal Documents,
box folder
12 39 Bexar County, 1860-1888
40 Borden County, 1885-1905
41 Coke County, 1894-1912
Mitchell County,
box folder
12 42 1860-1862
43 1870-1879
44 1880-1882
45 1883
46 1884
47 1885-1886
48 1887-1889
box folder
13 1 1890
2 1891-1898
3 1900-1902
4 1903-1910
5 1911-1912
Sterling County
box folder
13 6 1862-1880
7 1892-1899
8 1900-1912
9 Tom Green County 1862-1898
10 Renderbrook Ranch 1933-1962
11 Spade Ranch Lands 1912
12 Spade Ranch Deal 1947-1949
13 Post Agreements
Hockley County Land 1912-1925
box folder
13 14 Land Release
Renderbrook Ranch, Spade Ranch and 49 Ranch 1913
box folder
13 15 Renderbrook Lands 1909-1912
16 Hockley County
Land Contracts 1912-1924
box folder
13 17 Appraisal and Developmental Reports of Hockley County 1950 and 1956
18 Land Agreements for Sell and Leases
Bailey, Borden, Lubbock and Bailey and Cochran Counties 1912-1917
box folder
13 19 Sale of Cattle
H.S. Ranch 1913-1916
box folder
13 20 Spade Ranch 1912-1924
21 Geological Reports of Renderbrook Ranch 1919
22 Sale of Cattle 1917-1922
Financial
box folder
13 23 Borden County 1898-1907
24 Hockley and Lubbock Counties 1904-1906
25 Lamb County 1906
Financial Documents
box folder
13 26 Mitchell County 1882-1905
27 Sterling County 1904-1906
Tax Receipts for State, County and School Taxes
box folder
13 28 Ellwood Farms 1928-1932
Hockley and Lamb County
box folder
13 29 1888-1898
30 1900-1909
Mitchell, Cobe and Sterling Counties
box folder
13 31 1894-1900
32 1901-1911
33 1930-1931
34 Redemption Receipts and Certificates
Sterling, Mitchell and Cobe Counties 1911-1933
box folder
13 35 Tax Receipts for State, School and County Taxes Hale County 1905
36 Tax Information and Receipts
Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois 1912-1913
box
14 Engraving Plates
box
15 Engraving Plates
box
16 Expenses
Spade Farms, Inc.
box folder
16 1 January 1957
2 February 1957
3 March 1957
4 April 1957
5 May 1957
6 June 1957
7 July 1957
8 August 1957
9 September 1957
10 October 1957
11 November 1957
12 December 1957
13 January 1958
14 February 1958
15 March 1958
16 April 1958
17 May 1958
18 June 1958
19 July 1958
20 August 1958
box folder
17 1 September 1958
2 October 1958
3 November 1958
4 December 1958
5 January 1959
6 February 1959
7 March 1959
8 April 1959
9 May 1959
10 June 1959
11 July 1959
12 August 1959
13 September 1959
14 October 1959
15 November 1959
16 December 1959
box folder
18 1 January 1960
2 February 1960
3 March 1960
4 April 1960
5 May 1960
6 June 1960
7 July 1960
8 August 1960
9 September 1960
10 October 1960
11 November 1960
12 December 1960
13 Rental Contracts for Spade Farms 1959
Farm Rentals for Spade Farms
box folder
18 14 1956
15 1957
16 1958
Expenses
Dean Ranch
box folder
19 1 January 1959
2 February 1959
3 March 1959
4 April 1959
5 May 1959
6 June 1959
7 July 1959
8 August 1959
9 September 1959
10 October 1959
11 November 1959
12 December 1959
13 January 1960
14 February 1960
15 March 1960
16 April 1960
17 May 1960
18 June 1960
19 July 1960
20 August 1960
21 September 1960
22 October 1960
23 November 1960
24 December 1960
25 January 1958
26 February 1958
27 March 1958
28 April 1958
29 May 1958
box folder
20 1 June 1958
2 July 1958
3 August 1958
4 September 1958
5 October 1958
6 November 1958
7 December 1958
Chappell-Spade Ranch
box folder
20 8 November 1959
9 December 1959
10 January 1960
11 February 1960
12 March 1960
14 April 1960
15 May 1960
16 June 1960
17 July 1960
18 August 1960
19 September 1960
20 October 1960
21 November 1960
22 December 1960
Renderbrook and Dean Ranches
Livestock Sales and Purchases
box folder
20 23 1935-1938
box folder
21 1 1938-1939
2 1939-1941
3 1941-1942
4 1943-1960

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