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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Personal

Business

Personal II

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

George E. Briggs Family:

An Inventory of Their Papers, 1866-1972 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Briggs, George E.
Title: George E. Briggs Family Papers,
Dates: 1866-1972 and undated
Abstract: The collection concerns George E. Briggs' family and their land prospecting.
Collection # S113.1
Quantity: 3 boxes (3.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The Briggs were a pioneer Ward County, Texas, family. In 1890, George Sr. and Mattie (husband and wife) moved to Barstow, Texas, from Midland after several successful ventures in California and Colorado. George helped organize Ward County in 1892 and promoted its agricultural prospects. The Briggs' interests have also included mining and oil. The family home is Barstow's oldest building.

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Scope and Contents

The collection includes personal papers and mementos of the Briggs family, particularly George Sr. (1850-1930), George Jr. (1899-1975), and George III. Also includes business records pertaining to mining and oil interests, patents, the Pioneer Canal Company, and the Texas Salt Company.

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Organization

The collection is organized into the following series: Personal and Business files.

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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)
Briggs, George E.
Briggs, George E., Jr.
Briggs, George E., III
Briggs, Mary K.
Briggs, Mattie
Briggs family
Chase, Zada Briggs
Subjects (Organizations)
Pioneer Canal Company (Barstow, Tex.)
Texas Salt Company (Barstow, Tex.)
Subjects (Places)
Barstow (Tex.)--History
Subjects
Irrigation farming--Texas--History
Mineral industries--Colorado
Mineral industries--Texas--History
Oil and gas leases--Texas--History
Railroads--Texas--Freight

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Related Material

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

  • George E. Briggs and Mrs. Jack Donnell Photo Collection, SWCPC 375
  • Briggs Oversized Items, O17.8

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George E. Briggs Family Papers, 1866-1972 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

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

Gift, 1983

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, May 2005

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Collection Inventory

 

Personal

General
box folder
1 1 Correspondence, undated
2 Financial Material: Bank Check, 1929
3 Financial Material: Bill and Refund, undated
4 Financial Material: Blank Notes, undated
5 Financial Material: Ledger and Address Book, 1924
6 Legal Material: Contract, 1922
7 Legal Material: Deed and Deposition, 1951 and undated
8 Legal Material: Inventory, undated
9 Legal Material: Life Insurance, Blank, undated
10 Legal Material: Mortgage, 1920-1924
11 Legal Material: Petitions, undated
12 Printed Material: News clippings, undated
13 Scrapbook Material, undated
14 Memorabilia, 1902 and undated
Briggs, George E.
box folder
1 15 Correspondence, 1887-1912 and undated
16 Financial Material: Account Ledger Book, undated
17 Financial Material: Bank Checks, 1887-1917
18 Financial Material: Bills and Receipts, 1887-1918
19 Financial Material: Notes, 1906-1917
20 Legal Material: Citations, 1916-1917
21 Legal Material: Deposition, 1917
22 Legal Material: Power of Attorney, 1918
23 Printed Material, 1866-1891
24 Scrapbook Material: Certificates, 1888-1909
25 Scrapbook Material: Club Momentos, 1888-1904
26 Scrapbook Material: Envelopes, 1907-1912
27 Scrapbook Material: Letterheads and Miscellaneous, 1888-1901
28 Scrapbook Material: Postcard, 1889
Briggs, George E., Jr.
box folder
1 29 Correspondence, 1918-1954
30 Financial Material: General, 1942-1972
31 Financial Material: Accounts and Statements, 1941-1972
32 Financial Material: Bank Statement and Check, 1929-1950
33 Financial Material: Bills and Receipts, 1920-1972
34 Financial Material: Credit Notes, 1925-1948
35 Financial Material: Income Tax and Exemptions, 1940-1971
36 Financial Material: Insurance, 1922-1946
37 Legal Material: Abstract, 1930
38 Legal Material: Contracts, 1922-1944
39 Legal Material: Deeds, 1928-1954
40 Legal Material: Mortgages, 1922-1948
41 Legal Material: Name and Identity, 1929-1944
42 Memobook: Daily Record, 1948-1949
43 Printed Material: Brochures, 1927-1943
44 Printed Material: News clipping, undated
45 Printed Material: Pamphlets, 1925-1965
46 Scrapbook Material: Certificate, 1926
47 Scrapbook Material: Miscellaneous Cards, 1948-1953
48 Scrapbook Material: Miscellaneous, 1942
49 Scrapbook Material: Postcards and Notes, 1941 and undated
Briggs, George E., III
box folder
1 50 Miscellaneous File, 1941-1963
Briggs, Mary K.
box folder
1 51 Correspondence and Financial Documents, 1949-1971
Briggs, Mattie
box folder
1 52 Correspondence, 1920-1922 and undated
53 Financial Material: Accounts, 1922-1943
54 Financial Material: Bills and Receipts, 1916-1950 and undated
55 Financial Material: Notes, 1923-1925
56 Legal Material: Contracts, 1919-1936
57 Legal Material: Deeds and Citation, 1918-1924
58 Legal Material: Inventory of Estate, 1921-1922
59 Mortgages, 1924-1928
Chase, Zada Briggs
box folder
1 60 Correspondence and Financial Document, 1919

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Business

General
box folder
1 61 Correspondence: Letters, 1887-1909
62 Correspondence: Pressbook, 1905-1908
63 Legal Material, 1902
Agriculture and Land Irrigation
box folder
2 1 Charts, undated
2 Financial Material, 1947-1949
3 Legal Material: Contracts, undated
4 Legal Material: Petitions, 1916
5 Printed Material, undated
Briggs, George E.
box folder
2 6 Correspondence, 1887-1905 and undated
7 Financial Material, 1889
8 Legal Material: Abstract of Judgement, 1890
9 Legal Material: Contracts, 1886-1909
10 Legal Material: Deeds, 1906-1909
Briggs, George E., Jr.
box folder
2 11 Correspondence, 1942-1049
12 Financial Material: Accounts, 1941-1949
13 Financial Material: Receipts, 1919-1950
14 Legal Material: Contracts, 1929-1945
15 Legal Material: Report, 1945
16 Legal Material: Stock Certificate, 1944-1948
17 Scrapbook Material, 1937
Mining, Oil and Minerals
box folder
2 18 Correspondence, 1904 and undated
19 Briggs: Correspondence, 1916-1935
20 Briggs: Legal Material: Contract, 1917-1966
21 Briggs: Legal Material: Deeds, 1902-1917
22 Briggs: Legal Material: Permit, 1919
23 Charts, undated
24 Legal Material: Contracts, 1920
25 Legal Material: Will, 1918
26 Printed Material, 1927-1932 and undated
27 Scrapbook Material, undated
Patents
box folder
2 28 Correspondence, 1909 and undated
29 Charts/Diagrams, undated
30 Financial Material, 1909
31 Legal Material: Contracts, 1906-1909
32 Legal Material: Inventory and Statement, 1907
33 Legal Material: Patents, 1906-1910 and undated
34 Printed Material, 1906
Pioneer Canal Company
box folder
2 35 Correspondence: Letters, 1889-1892
36 Correspondence: Telegrams, 1890-1891
37 Financial Material: Account, undated
38 Financial Material: Receipts, 1890-1891
39 Legal Material: Contracts, 1889-1893 and undated
40 Legal Material: Inventory, 1891
41 Legal Material: Water Rights, 1892
42 Miscellaneous, undated
Texas Salt Company
box folder
2 43 Correspondence: Letters, 1890-1891
44 Correspondence: Telegram, 1891
45 Printed Material, undated

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Personal II

Briggs, George E., Jr.
box folder
3 1 Financial Material: Cotton Ginning Records, 1941
2 Financial Material: Conservation Worksheet, 1945
3 Financial Material: Redemption Receipts, 1941

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