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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Charles R. Byrne Papers, 1867-1947



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Byrne, Charles R.
Title: Byrne, Charles R., papers
Dates: 1867-1947
Abstract: Business correspondence, bank notes, receipts, bank statements, checks, sales records, tax records, ledger books, personal correspondence, insurance, will, church records, legal documents, and map relate to Byrne’s activities as a rancher and real estate agent.
Accession No.: 72-001
Extent: 6 ft., 8 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Charles Robertson Byrne was a rancher and real estate agent, who worked in raising, buying, and selling cattle as well as selling land. In 1908, on the Charles Byrne Ranch east of Tilden, Texas, a water well being drilled erupted in a 100-foot-high geyser of gas and water. Seven years later, Byrne’s son discovered an oil seep on the Frio River. These discoveries led to oil entrepreneur William M. Stephenson’s purchase of 300,000 acres of land in McMullen County.

Source:Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "McMullen County," http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/MM/hcm9.html (accessed August 25, 2010).

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Scope and Contents

The Charles R. Byrne Papers, 1867-1947, include business correspondence, bank notes, receipts, bank statements, checks, sales records, tax records, ledger books, personal correspondence, insurance, a will, church records, legal documents, and a map. The collection relates to Byrne’s activities as a rancher and real estate agent, specifically to his work in raising, buying and selling cattle, the sale of land as a real estate agent, family business and affairs, and his support of the Catholic Church of Tilden. The papers are arranged into business records and personal records. The business records series contains business correspondence, bank notes and statements, checkbooks, receipts, and material relating to cattle sales and brands. The personal records series includes personal correspondence, poetry, and a will. Furthermore, the papers contain miscellaneous legal documents, state and federal forms and records, and church records.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Byrne, Charles Robertson--Archives.
Byrne family
Subjects
Ranching--Texas
Real property--Texas
Cattle trade--Texas
Catholic Church--Texas--Tilden
Real estate agents--Texas
Places
San Antonio (Tex.)
Tilden (Tex.)
Aransas Pass (Tex.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles R. Byrne Papers, 1867-1947, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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