University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the August Swartz Cattle Account Ledger, 1879-1881



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Swartz, August
Title: Swartz, August, cattle account ledger
Dates: 1879-1881
Abstract: Comprised of a loose ledger pages, the August Swartz Cattle Account Ledger, 1879-1881, document the purchase of cattle by Swartz, primarily in Calhoun County, Texas. The ledger includes bills of sale and notarized acknowledgements with information on dealers, values, brands, and earmarks for individual "cows and beeves."
Accession No.: 1924
Extent: 1 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

August Swartz was a cattle raiser in Calhoun County, Texas, in the late 19th century.


Scope and Contents

Comprised of a loose ledger pages, the August Swartz Cattle Account Ledger, 1879-1881, document the purchase of cattle by Swartz, primarily in Calhoun County, Texas. The ledger includes bills of sale and notarized acknowledgements with information on dealers, values, brands, and earmarks for individual "cows and beeves."


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Swartz, August -- Archives.
Subjects
Cattle trade -- Texas -- Calhoun County.
Places
Calhoun County (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

August Swartz Cattle Account Ledger, 1879-1881, 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 Ledger, 1879-1881