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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Eugene C. Cartledge Papers, 1874-1940



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Cartledge, Eugene C., b. 1858
Title: Cartledge, Eugene C., Papers
Dates: 1874-1940
Abstract: The Eugene C. Cartledge Papers, 1874-1940, document Cartledge’s legal career through ledgers, sale books, and legal briefs.
Accession No.: 1946
Extent: 1 ft., 1 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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).

Sources:

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.

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Scope and Contents

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.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Cartledge, Eugene C., b. 1858 -- Archives
Taylor, M. A.
White, Thomas R. Jr.
Subjects (Organizations)
New York and Texas Land Company
Texas Land Company.
Subjects
Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Texas.
Places
Travis County (Tex.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Eugene C. Cartledge Papers, 1874-1940, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

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.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2B181 Legal documents from E. Cartledge v. Jim Novy, 1934, 1935
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4K462 Texas Land Company sales of town lots, 1874-1881
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4K463 New York and Texas Land Company, Ltd., 1882-1906
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4K464 Thomas R. White Jr. legal documents:
Ledger no. 3, 1903-1920
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4K465 Record of land sales, 1907-1940
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4K466 Disbursements, 1918-1940
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4K467 Journal no. 4: receipts and disbursements, 1911-1926
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4K361 Copybook C, 1912-1923

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