University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the S. W. S. Duncan Land Title Office Records, 1886-1907



Descriptive Summary

Creator: S. W. S. Duncan Land Title Office (Dallas, Tex.)
Title: Duncan, S. W. S., Land Title Office Records
Dates: 1886-1907
Abstract: The S. W. S. Duncan Land Title Office Records, 1886-1907, consist of abstracts of title to properties in Dallas County prepared by the Duncan Land Title Office.
Extent: 5 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Engineer S. W. S. Duncan established the Duncan Land Title Office of Dallas, Texas, in 1872. The Stewart Title Guaranty Company purchased the business around 1910. In 1914, Duncan testified in a Court of Civil Appeals of Texas case for Young v. Gharis et al. regarding the ownership of a tract of land.

Sources:

Evans, David S. and Donald W. Olson. "Early Astronomy in Texas."Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Vol. 93, no. 4 (1990): pp. 433-456. Accessed November 16, 2010. http://ecommons.txstate.edu/physfacp/29.

"Young v. Gharis et al. (No. 7194.)"The Southwestern Reporter with Key-Number Annotations, Vol. 170, November 25-December 30, 1914. St. Paul: West Publishing Co., 1915.


Scope and Contents

The S. W. S. Duncan Land Title Office Records, 1886-1907, consist of abstracts of title to properties in Dallas County prepared by the Duncan Land Title Office. The abstracts contain certificates from the Dallas County Records office for each tract as well as certified copies of deeds, wills, and probate orders. Additionally, the collection includes related abstracts of title produced by the Bowles Brothers Land Title Office in Dallas.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Duncan, S. W. S.
Subjects (Organizations)
S. W. S. Duncan Land Title Office (Dallas, Tex.) -- Archives.
Bowles Brothers Land Title Office (Dallas, Tex.)
Subjects
Real property -- Texas.
Abstracts of title -- Texas.
Land titles -- Texas.
Land -- Texas.
Places
Dallas County (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

S. W. S. Duncan Land Title Office Records, 1886-1907, 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

box
2H432 Abstracts of title, 1886-1906
box
2E279 "Duncan's Abstract 404", bound volume, 1907