Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Yellow House Land Company:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1912-1943, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Yellow House Land Company
Title: Yellow House Land Company Records,
Dates: 1912-1943
Abstract: These are the records detailing the real estate activities of the Yellow House Land Company of West Texas.
Collection # S1226.1
Quantity: 16 boxes and 47 ledgers (26.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

This trust estate, an agency of Malcolm Hiram Reed, organized in 1923 to purchase 300,000 acres of land in Hockley and Lamb counties of Texas from the heirs of George W. Littlefield. The land was then resold in small plots to farmers. It is the successor of the Littlefield Lands Company. Like other land developers their company helped to settle the West Texas region, which eventually prospered through the decades.


Scope and Contents

The collection contains legal materials, financial materials, business correspondence, and minutes of the Yellow House Land Company. The bulk of the collection is records of closed sales from property sold in Hockley and Lamb counties.


 

Organization

The collection is organized into the following series: legal materials, finanical material, correspondence and minutes.

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)
Yellow House Land Company
Plains Investment Company
Subjects (Places)
Hockley County (Tex.)
Littlefield (Tex.)
Lamb County (Tex.)
Subjects
Land development--Texas--History
Land titles--Registration and transfer--Texas--History
Hockley County (Tex.)--History
Lamb County (Tex.)--History

Related Material

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

  • Alice Duggan Gracy Papers, 1845-1951
  • Arthur P. Duggan, Sr., Papers, 1860-1951
  • Littlefield Lands (Texas) Records, 1912-1918
  • Malcom Hiram Reed Papers, 1928-1940
  • Texas Land and Development Company Records, 1898-1956

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Yellow House Land Company Records, 1912-1943, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

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

Gift, 1958-1965

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, April 2004


Additional Sources

Conger, Darius John. Yellow House Land Company: A Business History. Thesis (M.A.)--Texas Technological College, 1969.


Collection Inventory

 

Financial Material, 1912-1943

box folder
1 1 Plains Investment Company Records, 1929-1942
box folder
2 1 Certificates, Surrendered and Cancelled, April 1923-May 1941
2 Base Abstracts #5 for Labors 9 and 25, League 723, undated
3 Base Abstracts, Yellow House Land Company’s Subdivision, Capitol Leagues, undated
4 Newspaper Advertisement, 1923
5 Minutes Book, 1923-1941
6 Assorted Papers, 1940-1941 and undated
box folder
3 1 Ledger, General Ledger II, 1925-1943
2 Ledger, Index to Records of Sales, 1913-1943
box folder
4 1 Record of Sales, #1, #3-6, 1912-1923
2 Record of Sales, #7-10, #13-14, #16, 1912-1923
3 Record of Sales, #17-23, 1912-1918
4 Record of Sales, #24-27, #29, #31, 1912-1922
5 Record of Sales, #32-39, 1912-1925
6 Record of Sales, #42-45, #47-49, 1913-1917
box folder
5 1 Record of Sales, #57-63, 1913-1923
2 Record of Sales, #64-69, 1913-1925
3 Record of Sales, #71, #73, #75, #80, #82, 1913-1924
4 Record of Sales, #83, #85-87, 1913-1925
5 Record of Sales, #88-91, #93-96, 1913-1925
box folder
6 1 Record of Sales, #104-105, #107-111, #114-115, 1913-1917
2 Record of Sales, #116, #119, #121-123, #125, #127, 1913-1924
3 Record of Sales, #132-140, 1913-1917
4 Record of Sales, #141-142, #146-151, 1913-1923
5 Record of Sales, #153-157, 1913-1924
6 Record of Sales, #158-159, #161-165, 1914-1923
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7 1 Record of Sales, #166-173, 1914-1923
2 Record of Sales, #174-180, 1914-1925
3 Record of Sales, #181-182, #184, #186, #189-192, 1914-1923
4 Record of Sales, #193, #194, #197-200, 1914-1923
5 Record of Sales, #201-204, #206-208, #210-211, 1914-1925
6 Record of Sales, #212-219, 1914-1925
box folder
8 1 Record of Sales, #220-226, 1914-1923
2 Record of Sales, #227-233, #236, 1916-1927
3 Record of Sales, #237-244, 1915-1923
4 Record of Sales, #245-254, 1915-1926
5 Record of Sales, #255-262, 1915-1925
6 Record of Sales, #263-270, 1915-1924
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9 1 Record of Sales, #271-274, #278-282, 1915-1923
2 Record of Sales, #283-289, 1916-1924
3 Record of Sales, #291-293, #296-300, 1915-1924
4 Record of Sales, #301-305, #307-309, 1916-1926
5 Record of Sales, #310-317, 1916-1926
6 Record of Sales, #319-328, 1916-1924
box folder
10 1 Record of Sales, #330-339, 1916-1925
2 Record of Sales, #340-348, 1916-1924
3 Record of Sales, #349-352, #354, #356, #358-361, 1916-1925
4 Record of Sales, #362-370, 1917-1927
5 Record of Sales, #372-381, 1917-1925
6 Record of Sales, #383-389, #391-393, 1917-1925
box folder
11 1 Record of Sales, #394-398, #400, #402-404, 1917-1925
2 Record of Sales, #405-415, 1917-1924
3 Record of Sales, #416-417, #419-422, #424 (a/b), #426-427, 1917-1925
4 Record of Sales, #429-439, 1917-1926
5 Record of Sales, #440-442, #444-448, 1921-1925
6 Record of Sales, #449-450, #452-453, #455-460, 1922-1928
box folder
12 1 Record of Sales, #461-463, #465-471, 1923-1934
2 Record of Sales, #472-484, 1923-1929
3 Record of Sales, #485-494, #496-497, 1923-1928
4 Record of Sales, #498-508, 1923-1929
5 Record of Sales, #509-519, #521, 1925-1929
6 Record of Sales, #522, #524-534, 1924-1929
box folder
13 1 Record of Sales, #535-544, 1924-1929
2 Record of Sales, #545-549, #551-559, 1924-1926
3 Record of Sales, #560-572, 1924-1929
4 Record of Sales, #573-578, #580-587, 1924-1926
5 Record of Sales, #588-592, #594-602, 1924-1929
6 Record of Sales, #603-611, #613-615, 1924-1928
box folder
14 1 Record of Sales, #616-617, #620-633, 1924-1926
2 Record of Sales, #634-650, 1924-1928
3 Record of Sales, #652-658, #660-671, 1924-1926
4 Record of Sales, #672-691, 1924-1926
5 Record of Sales, #692-708, #710-717, 1924-1926
6 Record of Sales, #719-721, 1924-1925



 

Correspondence, 1923-1924

box folder
15 1 Texas Agencies: Abilene—Cameron, 1923-1924
2 Texas Agencies: Childress—Floydada, 1923-1924
3 Texas Agencies: Fort Worth—Hillsboro, 1923-1924
4 Texas Agencies: Hubbard—Littlefield, 1923-1924
5 Texas Agencies: Littlefield (continued)—Mexia, 1923-1924
box folder
16 1 Texas Agencies, Mount Pleasant—Taylor, 1923-1924
2 Texas Agencies: Temple—Yorktown, 1923-1924
3 Oklahoma Agencies: Altas—Enid, 1923-1924
4 Oklahoma Agencies, Erick—Walters; Arkansas Agency: Fayetteville, 1923-1924
5 Home Seekers, Moline Plow Company, Including Fragments, Legal Documents, Financial Documents, and Printed Material, 1923-1924



 

Financial Materials - Ledgers, 1917-1942

ledger
Ledger #1 Minute Book, 1925-1942
ledger
Ledger #2 Accounts, 1936-1941
ledger
Ledger #3 Accounts, 1925-1941
ledger
Ledger #4 Accounts, 1939
ledger
Ledger #5 Yellow Land Sales (10 loose ledger sheets), 1925-1942
ledger
Ledger #6 Land Sales 14 loose ledger sheets), 1924-1936
ledger
Ledger #7 Land Sales (3 loose ledger sheets), 1924-1926
ledger
Ledger #8 Townsite Purchase and Yellow House Sales (8 loose ledger sheets), 1925-1932
ledger
Ledger #9 Journal, April 1923-December 1924
ledger
Ledger #10 Journal, December 1924-June 1925
ledger
Ledger #11 Journal, July 1925-April 1927
ledger
Ledger #12 Journal, April 1927-December 1929
ledger
Ledger #13 Journal, January 1930-April 1932
ledger
Ledger #14 Journal, May 1932-January 1937
ledger
Ledger #15 Journal, January 1937-January 1941
ledger
Ledger #16 Journal, January 1941-December 1942
ledger
Ledger #17 Journal, March 1925-December 1932
ledger
Ledger #18 Journal, January 1933-April 1942
ledger
Ledger #19 Journal, May 1942-December 1942
ledger
Ledger #20 Bills Receivable, November 1917-November 1941
ledger
Ledger #21 Bills Receivable, May 1923-July 1925
ledger
Ledger #22 Cotton Plan Sale, Vol. 28, November 1933-April 1939
ledger
Ledger #23 Receipts, Vol. 30 (May 1928-December 1930) and Disbursements, May 1928-October 1931
ledger
Ledger #24 Receipts and Disbursements, Vol. 31, November 1931-April 1935
ledger
Ledger #25 Receipts and Disbursements, Vol. 32, May 1935-December 1942
ledger
Ledger #26 Receipts and Disbursements, Vol. 33, January-May 1943
ledger
Ledger #27 Register of Bonds, Vol. 34, May 1925-August 1934
ledger
Ledger #28 Accounts, Vol. 40, 1940-1942
ledger
Ledger #29 Yellow House General Ledger I, 1924-1926
ledger
Ledger #30 Disbursements, June 1925-September 1927
ledger
Ledger #31 Disbursements, October 1927-December 1931
ledger
Ledger #32 Disbursements, December 1932-November 1938
ledger
Ledger #33 Disbursements, December 1938-December 1942
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Ledger #34 Receipts, June 1925-September 1927
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Ledger #35 Receipts, October 1927-November 1929
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Ledger #36 Receipts, December 1929-December 1932
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Ledger #37 Receipts, January 1933-Febraury 1935
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Ledger #38 Receipts, March 1935-November 1936
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Ledger #39 Receipts, November 1936-January 1939
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Ledger #40 Receipts, February 1938-May 1939
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Ledger #41 Receipts, October 1939-December 1940
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Ledger #42 Receipts, December 1940-October 1942
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Ledger #43 Receipts, November-December 1942
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Ledger #44 Register of Bonds, Vol. 35, August 1934-May 1941
ledger
Ledger #45 Accounts, Vol. 36, 1923-1926
ledger
Ledger #46 Accounts, Vol. 37, 1926-1937
ledger
Ledger #47 Stock Certificate Book, August 1936-December 1942