A List of Tracts Advertised for Mineral Lease, 1919-1949
The Land Commissioner is compelled through various acts of the Texas Legislature to advertise land available for sale or lease to individuals. This collection of Advertisements is governed by the following statutes:
Public Lands: Acts 1917, 35th R.S.,ch. 83, General Laws of Texas
Oil and Gas Leases on University Lands: Acts 1925, 39th R.S.,ch. 71, General Laws of Texas
Submerged Oil and Gas Areas: Acts 1919, 36th 2nd C.S.,ch. 19, General Laws of Texas
This volume contains public bulletins announcing state lands available for purchase or lease. Included are typed memos, printed broadsides, and notices in local newspapers. Items generally include a list of lands available, details of the laws or acts enabling the sale, and an explanation of bidding procedures. Some items include maps of tracts, and most have hand-written notations.
Items were issued by the Texas General Land Office, School Land Board, Board of Mineral Development, Board of Lease of Eleemosynary and State Memorial Park Lands, and Board of Lease of Texas Prison Lands. Items are not in chronological order. Items are pasted onto old register sheets.
Dates given are date of the announcement, for bidding to open at a later date. Includes "Submerged Oil and Gas Areas" (1 folder, 1919-1923 not inclusive), and "Oil and Gas Leases on University Lands" (1 folder, January 1929). Some bulletins include maps of tracts, and some Oil and Gas Leases on University Land bulletins are "marked lists" with items crossed out and notations.
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
[Short title of Document], [Date: Day-Month-Year]. Box [#], Folder [#], p. [#]. Lists of Tracts Advertised for Mineral Lease (AR.152.RML). Archives and Records Program, Texas General Land Office, Austin.
Detailed Description of the Collection