University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Ed R. Thompson Diary, 1848, 1871, 1895-1898



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Thompson, Ed R.
Title: Thompson, Ed R., Papers
Dates: 1848, 1871, 1895-1898
Abstract: The Ed R. Thompson Diary, 1848, 1871, 1895-1898, concerns the T. D. Wood Ranch in Victoria County, Texas. Diary entries (1895-1896) include descriptions of hog hunting, buying and selling cattle and other animals, cattle drives, and working with T.D. "Mr. Tobe" Wood.
Accession No.: 1935
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English and Spanish
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Ed R. Thompson (b. 1853) worked as the ranch foreman for the T. D. Wood Ranch in Victoria County, Texas. The ranch belonged to cattleman, banker, and Victoria alderman Tobias D. Wood (1851-1916), who owned 20,000 acres of land by 1892.


Scope and Contents

The Ed R. Thompson Diary, 1848, 1871, 1895-1898, concerns the T. D. Wood Ranch in Victoria County, Texas. Diary entries (1895-1896) include descriptions of hog hunting, buying and selling cattle and other animals, cattle drives, and working with T.D. "Mr. Tobe" Wood. Additionally, the diary contains a list of employees and relatives on the ranch (1898), cashbook entries (1895-1898), and legal documents in Spanish and English (1848, 1871).


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Thompson, Ed R. -- Archives.
Wood, Tobias DeCantillon, 1851-1916
Wood, John H.
Subjects
Ranch life -- Texas -- Victoria County.
Places
T. D. Wood Ranch (Tex.)
Victoria County (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ed R. Thompson Diary, 1895, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, 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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2K341 Diary 1895