University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Charles Goodnight Papers, 1882-1939



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Goodnight, Charles
Title: Charles Goodnight Papers
Dates: 1882-1939
Abstract Papers of Goodnight concern trail driving, cattle raising, the John Charles Beales land grant and Rio Grande Colony, and Indian depredation claims.
Extent: 10 in.
Laguage: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Charles Goodnight (1836-1929), trail driver, pioneer cattleman, and partner in the JA Ranch in Palo Duro Canyon, Texas.


Scope and Contents

Papers of Goodnight concern trail driving, cattle raising, the John Charles Beales land grant and Rio Grande Colony and include materials on Goodnight's Indian depredation claims and narratives by Goodnight and others concerning pioneer days.

Correspondence, literary productions, court records and legal documents, photographs, newspaper clippings, organized by form of material, arranged by topic and/or chronologically.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Beale, John Charles, 1804-1878
Collins, George R.
Goodnight, Charles, 1836-1929--Archives
Goodnight, Corinne
Goodnight, Mary Ann
Jones, Charles Jesse, 1844-1919
Malone, Pat G.
Seymour, Edmund C.
Sheek, John W.
Subjects (Organizations)
JA Ranch
Subjects
Bison, American--Texas
Cattle--Breeding
Cattle drives
Cattle trails
Comanche Indians
Indians of North America--Texas--Wars
Land grants--Texas
Land settlement--Texas
Ranches--Texas
Places
Goodnight (Tex.)
Palo Duro Canyon (Tex.)
Texas--History--To 1846
Texas Panhandle (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles Goodnight Papers, 1882-1939, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2Q74 General correspondence, 1882-1930, 1939, and undated
Land:
Beales Grant correspondence, 1927-1928 and undated
Beales Grant documentation, 1882, 1889, and undated
List of Goodnight's deeds
Literary productions:
Charles Goodnight's autobiography [1927?]
Miscellaneous written by Charles Goodnight, undated
Miscellaneous concerning Mary Ann and Charles Goodnight, undated
Miscellaneous, 1861, 1881, and 1917
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2R1 Miscellaneous correspondence, transcripts (3 copies), 1916-1929
Edmund Seymour, Charles Goodnight, et al. correspondence, transcripts, 1917-1929
Charles Goodnight articles, undated
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2R2 Charles Goodnight vs. the United States and the Comanche Tribe of Indians, 6 vols., 1892-1901
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3S111 Photographs
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3S167 Oversize newspaper and magazine clippings