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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Development Files, 1916-1952

General Files and Subsidiaries, 1913-1956

Financial Material

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Texas Land and Development Company:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1898-1956, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Land and Development Company
Title: Texas Land and Development Company Records,
Dates: 1898-1956
Abstract: These are the records detailing the activities of the Texas Land and Development Company in West Texas.
Collection # S31.1
Quantity: 9 boxes and 5 ledgers (10.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Founded in 1912 by Dr. Frederick Stark Pearson and Milton Day Henderson, the land development operation was centered in Plainview, Hale County, Texas. The company also included subsidiaries and holding companies (Texas Prairie Land Ltd. and Staked Plains Trust). After four decades of selling land to farmers and ranchers and city developers, the Texas Land and Development Company ceased operations in 1956.

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Scope and Contents

The collection bulks in business correspondence, financial documents, such as ledgers and sales records, and legal documents, such as contracts and deeds. Other records consist of printed material, annual reports, and business minutes.

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Organization

The collection is organized into the following series: Correspondence, Finanical Material, and Legal Material.

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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)
Pearson, Frederick Stark
Henderson, Milton Day
Subjects (Places)
Hale County (Tex.)
Subjects
West Texas-–Real estate development
Staked Plains Trust
Texas Prairie Land Ltd.
Texas Land and Development Company

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Related Material

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

  • Yellow House Land Company Records, 1912-1943
  • Littlefield Lands (Texas) Records, 1912-1918
  • Arthur P. Duggan, Sr., Papers, 1860-1951

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas Land and Development Company Records, 1898-1956, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
None for the record.

Gift, 1963

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, July 2002.

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Collection Inventory

 

Development Files, 1916-1952

box folder
1 1 Development Files #6-43, 1916-1919
2 Development Files #63-80, 1916-1952
3 Development Files, #3-15, 3-18, and 3-23, 1915-1946
4 Development Files, #2-3, 3-1, 3-5, and 101-102, 1916-1946
5 Development Files, #3-24, 1915-1932
6 Development Files, #3-27, 3-33, 3-39, 1916-1946
box folder
2 1 Warranty Deeds, #1-47, 1912-1927
2 Warranty Deeds, #48-105, 1912-1937
3 Warranty Deeds, #106-153, 1912-1937
4 Contract Files, #410-443, 1946
5 Contract Files, #444-480, 1947-1952
box folder
3 1 Contract Files, #224-250, 1916-1928
2 Contract Files, #251-294, 1929-1943
3 Contract Files, #295-325, 1943
4 Contract Files, #326-370, 1943-1946
5 Contract Files, #371-409, 1944-1945
box folder
4 1 Sales Files, #1-23, 1952
2 Sales Files, #25D-47A, 1951-1952
3 Sales Files, #49-100, 1946-1947
4 Sales Files, #102-125, 1946-1949
5 Sales Files, #130-153, 1924-1946

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General Files and Subsidiaries, 1913-1956

box folder
5 1 Staked Plains Trust, Ltd., Miscellaneous Account Sheets, 1919-1939
2 Baldwin, Slaton and Randolph (Trustees) and Staked Plains Trust, General Ledger, 1913-1918
3 Staked Plains Trust, Ltd., General Ledger, 1920-1954
4 Texas Securities Company, Ltd., General Ledger, 1912-1914
5 Texas Prairie Lands, Ltd., General Ledger, 1913-1915
Staked Plains Trust, Ltd., 1915-1956
box folder
6 1 Minute Book, August 1949-May 1956
2 Minute Book, February 1915-June 1949
3 Annual Reports, 1920-1955
4 Cash Book, January 1920-March 1926
5 Cash Book, April 1926-April, 1932
6 Cash Book, May 1932-July 1938
7 Cash Book, August 1938-July 1944
8 Cash Book, August 1944-November 1949
9 Cash Book, December 1949-March 1954
10 Correspondence from Childs, Jeffries and Thorndike, Inc., Including Journal Entries, Disbursements, and Cash Receipts, March 1954
box folder
7 1 Newspaper Clippings, Miscellaneous Annual Reports, Photos, etc., 1925-1947
2 Patents on School Lands, 1898-1946
3 Extensions and Releases, 1914-1949
4 Inventory (1912) and Minute Book, 1912-1954
5 Legal Documents, 1907-1953
6 Miscellaneous, 1928-1947 and undated
7 Short Logs on Farm Wells, Including Photos, undated
8 County Surveys, Original Field Book, undated
box folder
8 1 Final Correspondence, 1950-1955
2 Correspondence, 1913-1947
3 Correspondence, 1913-1948
4 Financial Documents, 1913-1955
5 Legal Documents, 1912-1916
6 Miscellaneous, 1912-1949
7 Printed Material, undated
8 Charter and By-Laws, Supplemental Trust Deed, etc., 1912-1914
9 Plainview Trustees Account, Cash Book, April 1913-January 1917
10 Texas Prairie Lands, Ltd., Journal, December 1912-1918
11 Texas Land and Development Company, Cash Book, 1913-1917
12 Texas Land and Development Company, Description Book, 1935-1950

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Financial Material

Staked Plains Trust Journals
box folder
9 1 Journal #1, January 1920-August 1927
2 Journal #2, September 1927-August 1936
3 Journal #3, September 1936-November 1943
4 Journal #4, December 1943-May 1946
5 Journal #5, June 1946-May 1954
Other Financial Ledgers
box folder
9 6 Time and Payroll #1, November 1918-April 1920
7 Time and Payroll Book #2, May 1920-October 1922
8 Time and Payroll Book #3, November 1922-December 1926
9 Time Book #1, January 1927-November 1935
10 Time Book #2, December 1935-December 1953
ledger
Ledger 1 Accounts Receivable, August-December 1941
ledger
Ledger 2 Cash Book, August 19,1941-November 1943
ledger
Ledger 3 Voucher Entry Book, April 1942-July 1943
ledger
Ledger 4 New York Office, 1915-1918
ledger
Ledger 5 Vouchers, August 1943-August 1945

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