University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Swan Land and Cattle Company Stockholders’ Reports, 1926-1934



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Swan Land and Cattle Company
Creator: Swan Company (Chugwater, Wy.)
Title: Swan Land and Cattle Company stockholders’ reports
Dates: 1926-1934
Abstract: The Swan Land and Cattle Company Stockholders’ Reports, 1926-1934, comprise one Photostat letter and nine printed annual stockholders’ reports for the American board of the Swan Land and Cattle Company and its successor, the Swan Company, in Chugwater, Wyoming.
Extent: 1/2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Organized in the United Kingdom in 1883, the Swan Land and Cattle Company invested in the trade of land, sheep, cattle, and horses in the western United States, headquartering its American office in Chugwater, Wyoming. In 1926, the American board of directors abandoned the British charter and established the Swan Company, also headquartered in Chugwater, but chartered under the laws of the state of Delaware. The new company focused on sheep breeding and the production of wool, primarily purchasing land for grazing, cattle for milk, and horses for sheepherding. Officers of the company included John Clay, president; Frank H. Connor, vice president, secretary, and treasurer; and Curtis Templin, manager.


Scope and Contents

The Swan Land and Cattle Company Stockholders’ Reports, 1926-1934, comprise one Photostat letter and nine printed annual stockholders’ reports for the American board of the Swan Land and Cattle Company and its successor, the Swan Company, in Chugwater, Wyoming. Each annual report, 1926-1933, itemizes the company’s profits and losses; the worth of its property, assets, stocks, and bonds; the number of sheep, cattle, and horses bought and sold; the acres of land purchased for grazing; and the weight of wool produced. Additionally, a 1934 letter from Curtis Templin, manager of the Swan Company, to J. Evetts Haley, historian at the University of Texas, briefly describes the reports and the history of company.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Templin, Curtis.
Subjects (Organizations)
Swan Company (Chugwater, Wy.) -- Archives.
Swan Land and Cattle Company -- Archives.
Subjects
Sheepherding -- Wyoming.
Ranches -- Wyoming.
Herders -- Wyoming.
Places
Chugwater (Wy.) -- History -- 20th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Swan Land and Cattle Company Stockholders’ Reports, 1926-1934, 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

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2G450 Records, 1926-1934