Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Texas and Pacific Coal Company:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1889-1979 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas and Pacific Coal Company
Title: Texas and Pacific Coal Company Records,
Dates: 1889-1979 and undated
Abstract: Records and activities of the Texas and Pacific Coal Company and its numerous subsidiaries in Thurber, Texas.
Collection # S 1021.2
Quantity: 5 boxes (5.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The company was formed by Colonel Robert Dickey Hunter in 1888 in Erath County, Texas. Hunter also formed the company town of Thurber, named for his business partner, H. K. Thurber. The area reached peak development in the early 1900s, providing half the coal supply for Texas. Oil discoveries near Ranger, Texas in 1917 prompted the company to cease operations. In 1933, the company moved its headquarters to Fort Worth and, in 1963, after Seagrams Distillers Company purchased the company, the offices were moved to Dallas, Texas, and its operations were merged to the Frankfort Oil Company.


Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, financial material, legal materials, charter records, business reports, meeting minutes of the directors, stockholders, and executive committees relating to the company's operation including Green and Hunter Brick Company, Texas Coal and Fuel Company, Texas Pacific Mercantile and Manufacturing Company, Thurber Brick Company, Thurber Construction Company, and Thurber Earthen Products Company.


 

Organization

The records are organized in the following series:
Box 1-5: Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company, 1889-1979 and undated
Box 5: Texas and Pacific Coal Company, 1890-1951 and undated
Box 5: Green and Hunter Brick Company, 1903-1907
Box 5: Homestake Exploration (Oil) Company, 1925-1926
Box 5: Texas Coal and Fuel Company, 1903-1906
Box 5: Texas Pacific Mercantile and Manufacturing Company, 1894-1934
Box 5: Thurber Brick Company, 1908-1934
Box 5: Thurber Construction Company, 1934
Box 5: Thurber Earthen Products Company, 1931-1940 and undated

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 (Organizations)
Green and Hunter Brick Company (Thurber, Tex.)
Homestake Exploration Company (Thurber, Tex.)
Texas Coal and Fuel Company
Texas Pacific Mercantile and Manufacturing Company (Thurber, Tex.)
Thurber Brick Company (Thurber, Tex.)
Thurber Construction Company
Thurber Earthen Products Company
Texas and Pacific Coal Company
Places
Thurber (Tex.)
Subjects
Petroleum industry and trade--Texas
Petroleum industry and trade--Texas--Texas Panhandle
Coal industry--Texas

Related Material

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

  • Texas and Pacific Coal Company Records, 1887-1969 and undated
  • Thurber, Texas, Collection, 1897-1976
  • Thurber, Texas, Photograph Collection, SWCPC 209
  • Erath County, Texas, Photograph Collection, SWCPC 209
  • Mrs. Alta Latimer Hawkins oral history interview [sound recording], 1967
  • Dean B. Hiatt oral history interview [sound recording], 1980
  • Frank Martin oral history interview [sound recording], 1981
  • Eugene Turnbow oral history interview [sound recording], 1978
  • George B. Studdard oral history interview [sound recording], 1981
  • R.F. Binney oral history interview [sound recording], 1982
  • Ted Bott oral history interview [sound recording], 1978
  • Ted Bott oral history interview [sound recording], 1980
  • Mrs. W. A. Creswell oral history interview [sound recording], 1981
  • Walter Dimbrell oral history interview [sound recording], 1978
  • Weldon Hardeman oral history interview [sound recording], 1980
  • William McGinnis oral history interview [sound recording]

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas and Pacific Coal Company Records, 1889-1879 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Gifts, 1978-1981

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, May 2002


Additional Sources

Woodard, Don. Black Diamonds! Black Gold! : the Saga of Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company.Lubbock : Texas Tech University Press, 1998.

Hardman, Weldon B. Fire in a Hole!Gordon, Tex. : Thurber Historical Association, 1975.

Gentry, Mary Jane. Thurber, the Life and Death of a Texas Town.Thesis (M.A.)--University of Texas, 1946.

Floyd, Willie M. Thurber, Texas, an Abandoned Coal Field Town.Thesis (M.A.)--Southern Methodist University, 1939.


Collection Inventory

 

Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company

box folder
1 1 Employment Record: Yarbro, James Wesley, 1963
2 Employment Record: Younger, Aaron Eugene, 1963
3 Annual Reports to Stockholders, 1889-1898
4 Annual Reports to Stockholders, 1899
5 Annual Reports, 1900
6 Annual Reports, 1901-1902
7 Annual Reports, 1903-1904
8 Annual Reports, 1905
9 Annual Reports, 1906-1910
10 Annual Reports, 1913-1920
11 Annual Reports, 1921-1930
12 Annual Reports, 1931-1940
13 Annual Reports, 1941-1950
14 Annual Reports, 1951-1952
15 Annual Reports, 1953-1955
16 Annual Reports, Rough Draft, 1955
box folder
2 1 Annual Reports, 1956
2 Annual Reports, 1957
3 Annual Reports, 1958-1959
4 Annual Reports, 1960-1962
5 Annual Reports, 1972-1974
6 Annual Reports, 1975-1976
7 Annual Reports, 1977
8 Annual Reports, 1979
9 Awards, 1956-1957
10 The Conference Table, 1957
11 General Files, 1952
12 General Files, 1953
13 General Files, 1954
14 General Files, 1955
15 General Files, 1955
16 General Files, January-June 1956
box folder
3 1 General Files, January-June 1956
2 General Files, 1952
3 General Files, July-December 1956
4 General Files, July-December 1956
5 General Files, 1957
6 General Files, January-April 1958
7 General Files, May-June 1958
8 General Files, July-September 1958
9 General Files, September-December 1958
10 General Files, 1958
11 General Files, Additional, 1958
12 General Files, January 1959
13 Accounting Procedure, 1956
14 Activity of Investment Company Stockholders, undated
15 Adair, Eugene T., 1949-1960
16 Amerada Petroleum Company, 1962
box folder
4 1 Annual Reports, 1927-1962
2 Attorney General, 1958-1965
3 Data, 1953-1958
4 Digest of Files and Subject Matter Index, undated
5 Duffy, B.A., Properties, Evaluation Report, 1962
6 Executive Committee Report, Vol. 1, 1957-1958
7 Executive Committee Report, Vol. 2, 1957-1959
8 Executive Committee Report, Vol. 3, 1958
9 Department of Justice, 1960-1962 and undated
10 Legal Material, 1957-1958 and undated
11 Memo to the Stockholders and Friends, 1955-1963
12 Opinions, 1948-1962
13 Organization Chart, undated
14 Photographs, 1954-1955 and undated
15 Pure, 1960-1962
16 Report of Coal Reserves, 1953
17 Shaffer, Ray O., 1934-1935
18 Sinclair Stock File, 1961-1962
19 Superior, 1960-1961
20 Texas Pacific, 1949-1962
box folder
5 1 Printed Materials: Annual Reports, 1919-1962
2 Printed Materials: By-laws, undated
3 Charter, Texas and Pacific of Delaware, 1923-1938 and undated
4 Fee Lands, 1922-1938 and undated
5 Oklahoma Corporation Commission, 1933-1936 and undated
6 Patent Infringements, 1896-1933 and undated
7 Patents, General, 1928-1936 and undated
8 Patents, Correspondence, 1936
9 Patents, Correspondence, 1927-1935
10 Patents, General, 1901-1935
11 Patents, General, 1915-1935
12 Patents, 1937-1947
13 Patents, 1929-1931



 

Texas and Pacific Coal Company

box folder
5 14 Directors' Meeting Minutes, 1900-1906
15 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes, 1903-1908
16 Stockholders' Meeting Minutes, 1900-1906
17 Historical Reports, 1890-1951
18 Printed Materials: Film Projector Catalogs, 1929-1930
19 Printed Materials: Title Cards, undated
20 Scrapbook Material: Duplicate Copies of Financial Documents, 1892-1929



 

Green and Hunter Brick Company

box folder
5 21 Directors' Meeting Minutes, 1903
22 Stockholders' Meeting Minutes, 1903-1907



 

Homestake Exploration (Oil) Company

box folder
5 23 Stock Records, 1925-1926



 

Texas Coal and Fuel Company

box folder
5 24 Directors' Meeting Minutes, 1903-1905
25 Stockholders' Meeting Minutes, 1903-1906



 

Texas Pacific Mercantile and Manufacturing Company

box folder
5 26 Charter, 1934
27 Directors' Meeting Minutes, 1894-1906
28 Stockholders' Meeting Minutes, 1895-1906



 

Thurber Brick Company

box folder
5 29 Charter, 1934
30 Directors' Meeting Minutes, 1910-1911
31 Stockholders' Meeting Minutes, 1908-1911



 

Thurber Construction Company

box folder
5 32 Charter, 1934



 

Thurber Earthen Products Company

box folder
5 33 Charter, 1931-1940 and undated