A Guide to the Eugene C. Cartledge Papers, 1874-1940
A native of Poplar Creek, Mississippi, Judge Eugene C. Cartledge (b. 1858) attended Salado College (Salado, Texas) and the University of Texas at Austin. After gaining a legal education through private study, he joined the Austin law firm Cochran and West. By 1918, he had established a partnership at the White, Cartledge & Wilcox. Cartledge’s clients included the Texas Land Company, the New York and Texas Land Company, Chicago industrialist Howard E. Perry, and Thomas R. White Jr. In addition to his legal career, Cartledge served on the city councils of Austin and San Angelo (1887-1889).
Fifield, James Clark, ed. The American Bar: Contemporary Lawyers of the United States and Canada. Minneapolis: The James Fifield Company, 1918.
Ragsdale, Kenneth Baxter. Quicksilver: Terlingua and the Chisos Mining Company. College Station, Texas: Texas A & M University Press, 1984.
The Eugene C. Cartledge Papers, 1874-1940, document Cartledge’s legal career through ledgers, sale books, and legal briefs. The collection concerns Cartledge’s work for clients including his activities as trustee of the M. A. Taylor estate; the sale of town lots for the Texas Land Company (1874-1881) and the New York and Texas Land Company (1882-1906); and the disbursements of Thomas R. White Jr.
This collection is open for research use.
Eugene C. Cartledge Papers, 1874-1940, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by archives staff, 1946, 1979.
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