A Guide to the Market Produce (La Grange, Texas) Records, 1849, 1867-1955
Run by the Peter family, the Market Produce Company was a wholesale grocer located in La Grange, Texas, from the mid-nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth. The Peter family also invested in land.
Comprised of business and legal records as well as correspondence, the Market Produce (La Grange, Texas) Records, 1849, 1867-1955, chronicle the history of one business over a century. Receipts, payment records, checks, promissory notes, and lines record business activity. Prominent in the collection are weekly time books and banking deposit slips from the 1950s. Additionally, numerous land deeds and official records document Peter family land transactions around La Grange. Correspondence between family members discusses almost exclusively business matters, particularly insurance.
This collection is open for research use.
Market Produce (La Grange, Tex.) Records, 1849, 1867-1955, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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