A Guide to the John B. and Robert Cator Papers, 1845-1881
Brothers John B. and Robert Cator were buffalo hunters and cattlemen.
The John B. and Robert Cator papers, 1845-1881, concern the Cator brothers’ careers as buffalo hunters and cattlemen. The collection includes correspondence, John Cator’s diary (1845-1846), financial papers, and advertisements relating to naval service in the Eastern Mediterranean, immigration to North America, buffalo hunting, and the cattle industry. With the exception of one letter the material consists of photostats. In addition, the papers include a receipt of Robert Cator's, dated October 18, 1878, Dodge City, Kansas.
The collection is open for research.
John B. and Robert Cator Papers, 1845-1881, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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.
Detailed Description of the Papers