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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

Stored Off-site at LSF

Stored On-site at SRH

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas Records, 1880-1935



Descriptive Summary

Creator: United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
Title: United States District Court, Northern District of Texas Records
Dates: 1880-1935
Abstract: Case records, bonds, photographs, exhibits, deeds, contracts, search warrants, and other legal records comprise the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas Records (1880-1935). The records document the legal proceedings of the court since its establishment in 1879 and include material from federal cases, such as the King vs. V. O. Rosser suit and the Charles Goddard Extradition.
Accession No.: 91-319
Extent: 4 ft., 8 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Upon annexation in 1845, Texas constituted one federal judicial district, with John C. Watrous as the first U.S. District Judge in Texas. Prior to the Civil War, federal courts primarily dealt with cases involving citizens from two different states or foreign nations. Following Reconstruction, courts in the South were given the authority to decide “federal question,” or cases hinging on a determination of federal law. In 1857, Texas was split into two judicial districts. By 1902, Texas had been split into four districts. The Northern District was established in 1879, with Andrew P. McCormick as its judge. The Northern District is made up of population centers such as Dallas, Fort Worth, Abilene, San Angelo, Amarillo, Wichita Falls, and Lubbock.

Source: Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "Federal Judiciary," http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/FF/jpf1.html (accessed May 12, 2010).

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Scope and Contents

Case records, bonds, photographs, exhibits, deeds, contracts, search warrants, and other legal records comprise the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas Records (1880-1935). The records document the legal proceedings of the court since its establishment in 1879 and include material from federal cases, such as the King vs. V. O. Rosser suit and the Charles Goddard Extradition. Companies present in the records that were involved in federal cases include the Automatic Inn Company, Duke of Dublin Oil Company, Harris Consolidated Petroleum Corp., and Texas Trunk Railroad Company. Furthermore, the records contain search warrants from the 1920s, which document violations of the Prohibition Act in North Texas.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Portions of these records are stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
McCormick, Andrew P.
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. District Court (Texas : Northern District)--Archives.
Subjects
Prohibition--Texas--History.
Courts--United States--History.
Places
Dallas (Tex.)
Forth Worth (Tex.)
Abilene (Tex.)
San Angelo (Tex.)
Amarillo (Tex.)
Wichita Falls (Tex.)
Lubbock (Tex.)

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Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Artifact Collection.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

United States District Court, Northern District of Texas Records, 1880-1935, 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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Stored Off-site at LSF

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2.325/C69a Automatic Inn Company, Dallas, Texas, 1929, 1926.
Automatic Inn Company, Dallas, Texas, 1921, 1925-1926, 1929.
Automatic Inn Company, record of minutes, 1925-1926.
Assets, accounts received and itemized, 1926.
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2.325/C69b Minor Wynne, 1922.
Duke of Dublin Oil Company, stock, 1919-1920.
Harris Consolidated Petroleum Corp., Dallas, stock, 1923.
Harris Consolidated Petroleum Corp., blank stock pages; list of stockholders, 1923.
Miscellaneous deeds, contracts, assignments, leases and other papers, 1923.
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2.325/C70a Taylor-Moore Construction Company, (Colorado), 1905, 1912.
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2.425/C70a Exhibits, 1904, 1912, 1911.
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2.325/C70a The King vs. V.O. Rosser and Charles Goddard Extradition
copy of documentary evidence for counsel, 1924.
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2.235/C70b Texas Trunk Railroad Company, First Mortgage, Gold Bonds, 1880-1910.
Texas Trunk Railroad Company, Mortgage, 1880.
Conciliation Commission (bankruptcies), 1934-1935.
Jesse T. Couch, accounts, 1917.
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2.235/C71a Miscellaneous court documents, 1883, 1913, 1922-1923.
M.S. Hassie Jr., bankruptcy, 1912.
Dallas Vehicle Works, bankruptcy, 1912.
Kruegel vs. Ledbetter, 1905.
American Tie and Timber Company, 1910.
American Tie and Timber Company, 1907-1908.
State of Texas vs. W.M. Luck, 1903.
Interstate Commerce Commission Regulations, 1907.
J.P. Murphy vs. R.F. Ashley, 1891-1892.
J.D. Bowden Company, bankruptcy, 1905.
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2.325/C71b Miscellaneous court documents, 1883-1915.
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2.235/C71b Unclaimed moneys, Citizens National Bank at Waxahachie, 1920.
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2.325/C71b Holt vs. Texas Investment Company, 1889.
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2.235/C71b Randolph vs. Floore, 1891.
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2.325/C71b Stitt vs. Williams, 1908.
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2.235/C71b Inventory, Texas Cotton Products, 1904.
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2.325/C71b Edward Collins, 1893.
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2.235/C71b Meredith vs. Meredith, 1900.
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2.325/C71b United States vs. Fong Bow, 1912.
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2.235/C71b Milton Japhit Rogers, debtor's pension, 1914.
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2.325/C71b A.J. Byers, deeds of trust, 1890-1893.
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2.325/C72a National Prohibition Act, search warrants, June-December 1927.
Application of convict:
1930-1931
1929-1932
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Certificate of facts and discharge, 1932.
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2.235/C72b Certificate of facts and discharge, 1932.
Certificate of facts and discharge, 1934.
Certificate of discharge, poor convicts, 1925-1928.
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2.325/C73a Unlabled report, 1923-1929.
Search Warrants:
December 1926-June 1927
May-June 1927
December 1927-December 1929
May 1929-July 1930
August 1930-July 1935
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2.325/C73b The Comanche Cotton Seed Oil Mill Company, Comanche, Texas, 1897-1906.
First Mortgage, Bonds
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2.325/C74a The Comanche Cotton Seed Oil Mill Company, Comanche, Texas
First Mortgage, Bonds, 1897-1906.

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2.325/OD10 Oversized documents
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2.325/U509 Oversized documents
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3S26 Photographs

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