University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the John B. and Robert Cator Papers, 1845-1881



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Cator, John B.
Creator: Cator, Robert
Title: Cator, John B. and Robert Papers
Dates: 1845-1881
Abstract: Papers concern the careers of the Cator brothers, buffalo hunters and cattlemen. Included are 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.
Extent: 5 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Brothers John B. and Robert Cator were buffalo hunters and cattlemen.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Cator, John B.--Archives.
Cator, Robert--Archives.
Cator, James Hamilton
Subjects
American bison hunting--Texas
Cattle trade--Texas
Diaries--Texas
Frontier and pioneer life--Texas
Ocean travel
Places
Palo Duro (Tex.)
Dodge City (Kan.)
United States--Emigration and immigration

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John B. and Robert Cator Papers, 1845-1881, 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.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2B148 Papers, 1845-1880