Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

I. R. Powell Papers:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1873-1924 and undated, in the Southwest Collection, Special Collections Libraries



Descriptive Summary

Creator Powell, I. R.
Title: I. R. Powell Papers,
Dates: 1873-1924 and undated
Abstract: Papers relating to activities of I. R. Powell in real estate and as a ranch manager in Crosby County, Texas.
Collection # S 815.1
Quantity: 1 box (1.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Manager of the Z-L Ranch in Crosby County, Texas, from 1918-1919, Powell was also associated with the Half-Circle S Ranch and Crosbyton Cattle Company. These ranches all occupied land originally patented to the Kentucky Cattle Raising Company of Louisville, later owned by A.W. Hudson and then Frank Cross.


Scope and Contents

The collection bulks with legal documents including warranty and quit claim deeds dating from the 1870s-1890s, and with patents to large tracts of land in Crosby, Dickens, and Floyd counties. It includes correspondence, financial material, and legal material pertaining to land developments in West Texas. Also contains correspondence regarding cattle sales, cattle count, and brands from 1915-1918.


 

Organization

The collection is organized by three ranch names:
Half-Circle-S Ranch
Kentucky Cattle Raising Company
Z-L Ranch

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 (Persons)
Powell, I. R.
Hudson, A. W.
Places
Half-Circle S Ranch (Tex.)
Kentucky Cattle Raising Company (Crosby County, Tex.)
Z-L Ranch (Tex.)
Subjects
Ranches--Texas--Crosby County
Ranching--Texas
Real estate development--Texas, West

Related Material

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

  • Matador Land and Cattle Company Records, 1874-1960
  • William G. DeLoach Papers, 1911-1975 and undated

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

I. R. Powell Papers, 1873-1924 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Gift, 1971

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, June 2003


Bibliograpy

Burgess, Roger Andrew. The History of Crosby County, Texas.1927.

Spikes, Nellie Witt and Temple Ann Ellis. Through the Years: A History of Crosby County, Texas.San Antonio: Naylor Company, 1952.


Collection Inventory

 

Half-Circle-S Ranch, 1878-1924 and undated

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1 Correspondence - Professional, 1921-1922
Financial Documents
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2 Ledger, 1915-1924
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3 Operations and Expense Reports, 1922
Legal Documents
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4 Court Records, 1900-1918
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5 Court Records - A. W. Hudson vs. Charles White, 1905-1906
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6 Court Records - A. W. Hudson vs. Unknown Heirs of C. M. Tilford, 1905-1906
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7 Land Title Records - Crosby County, Texas, 1899
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8 Land Title Records - Crosby County, Texas, 1900
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9 Land Title Records - Crosby County, Texas, 1901
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10 Land Title Records - Crosby County, Texas, 1901-1902
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11 Land Title Records - Crosby County, Texas, 1878-1903
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12 Land Title Records - Crosby County, Texas, 1901-1905
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13 Land Title Records - Crosby County, Texas, 1904
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14 Land Title Records, 1898-1919
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15 Tax Receipts, 1900-1919
Literary Production
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16 Corrected Field Notes, 1904-1907
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17 Miscellaneous Notes, undated
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18 Photographs, Half-Circle-S Ranch Headquarters Building and Trail Herd, 1905-1909



 

Kentucky Cattle Raising Company, 1873-1909 and undated

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19 Correspondence, 1877-1899
Legal Documents
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20 Court Records, 1877-1885
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21 Court Records, 1895-1901
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22 Land Title Records - Crosby County, Texas, 1880-1885
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23 Land Title Records - Crosby County, Texas, 1873-1886
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24 Land Title Records - Crosby County, Texas, 1873-1901
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25 Land Title Records - Crosby County, Texas, 1885-1901
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26 Land Title Records - Crosby County, Texas, 1880
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27 Land Title Records - Crosby County, Texas, 1874-1909
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28 Land Title Records - Crosby County, Texas, 1874-1908
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29 Land Title Records - Crosby County, Texas, 1874-1890
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30 Legal Envelopes, undated



 

Z-L Ranch, 1918-1919

Legal Documents
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31 Land Title Records - Crosby County, Texas, 1918-1919