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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Additional Sources

Description of Series

Financial Documents

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

C. C. Slaughter Cattle Company:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1912-1964, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator C. C. Slaughter Cattle Company
Title: C. C. Slaughter Cattle Company Records,
Dates: 1912-1964
Abstract: Records from 1912-1964 of the C. C. Slaughter Cattle Company, a cattle breeding venture that was established in 1873.
Collection # S 929.2
Quantity: 7 boxes (7.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Born in 1837 in Sabine County, Texas, Christopher Columbus (C. C.) established frontier ranch in Palo Pinto County, Texas, in 1857 with his father, George Webb Slaughter, and his brothers. During the Civil War, C. C. served in the frontier militia and in the Texas Rangers. Afterwards, he drove cattle over Chisholm Trail and later moved operations to West Texas where, by 1905, he owned 40,000 cattle and controlled over one million acres.

C. C. Slaughter and Company, a cattle breeding venture, was established in 1873. Around 1877, C. C.'s ranch, the Long S, was one of the largest ranches in West Texas. His large holdings helped earn C. C. the title, "Cattle King of Texas".

C. C. married twice, first to Cynthia Anna Jowell in 1861, with whom he had five children, and then to Carrie Averill in 1877, with whom he had four children. Before his death in 1919, he had founded the American National Bank of Dallas (1884), and cofounded the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (1877), the Texas Baptist Education Commission (1897) and the Baylor Hospital of Dallas, Texas (1904).

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains mostly financial documents in the form of cancelled checks for the C. C. Slaughter Cattle Company (1912-1920) and cancelled checks and bank statements from the estate of Dorothy L. Slaughter (1934-1964).

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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)
Slaughter, C. C. (Christopher Columbus), 1837-1919
Slaughter, Dorothy L.
Subjects (Organizations)
C. C. Slaughter Cattle Company
Places
Palo Pinto County (Tex.)--History
Roswell (N.M.)--History
Slaughter Ranch (Tex.)
Slaughter Ranch (Tex.)--History
Subjects
Agriculture--Texas--History
Cattle breeders--Texas--History
Cattle trade--Texas--History
Livestock--Breeding
Ranches--New Mexico
Ranchers--Texas
Ranches--Texas

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Related Material

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

  • Ira Byrd oral history interview [sound recording], 1969
  • Hiley Thompson Boyd, Jr. oral history interview [sound recording], 1970
  • Nettie Hyatt and Joe Bridges oral history interview [sound recording], 1975
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jennings oral history interview [sound recording], 1973
  • Mrs. M.C. Lindsey oral history interview [sound recording], 1975
  • Lynn County (Tex.), Photographs, 1900-1950
  • Ralph McWhorter oral history interview [sound recording], 1979
  • Mrs. J. F. Reeves oral history interview [sound recording], 1970s
  • Jot Smyth oral history interview [sound recording], 1959

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

C. C. Slaughter Cattle Company Records, 1912-1964, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Gifts, 1966-1976

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, 2000

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Additional Sources

Murrah, David J. "C. C. Slaughter, Rancher, Banker, Baptist. "Austin: University of Texas Press, 1981.

Murrah, David J. "A Cattle Kingdom on Texas' Last Frontier: C. C. Slaughter's Lazy S Ranch. "Thesis (M.A.)--Texas Tech University, 1970.

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Collection Inventory

 

Financial Documents

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1 Cattle Company: Cancelled Checks (Group II), 1918-1920
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2 Cattle Company: Cancelled Checks (Group II), 1917-1920
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3 Cattle Company: Cancelled Checks (Group II), 1916-1920
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4 Cattle Company: Cancelled Checks (Group II), 1912-1914
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5 Dorothy L. Slaughter: Cancelled Checks and Bank Statements, 1939-1964
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6 Dorothy L. Slaughter: Cancelled Checks and Bank Statements, 1942-1962
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7 Dorothy L. Slaughter: Cancelled Checks and Bank Statements, 1934-1943

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