University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Market Produce (La Grange, Texas) Records, 1849, 1867-1955



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Peter family
Creator: Market Produce (La Grange, Tex.)
Title: Market Produce, La Grange, Tex., Records
Dates: 1849, 1867-1955
Abstract: 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.
Accession No.: 94-243
Extent: 3 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

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.


Scope and Contents

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 liens 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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Access to portions of this collection are restricted. Contact repository for further information.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Peter family -- Archives
Subjects (Organizations)
Market Produce (La Grange, Tex.) -- Archives
Subjects
Deeds -- Texas -- La Grange
Grocery trade -- Texas -- La Grange
Real estate -- Texas -- La Grange
Places
Texas -- Economic conditions -- History

Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Artifacts Collection.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Market Produce (La Grange, Tex.) Records, 1849, 1867-1955, 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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2.235/P12a RESTRICTED:
Payroll records:
Time books 1951-1955.
Payroll checks 1951-1955.
Bulk payroll envelopes undated.
Duplicate payroll drafts:
No. 101-721, "Fall Season," October 2, 1951-January 14, 1951.
No. 722-850, "Breeder Season," February 11, 1952-July 7, 1952.
Various September-October 1952.
No. 1636-1792, "Breeder Season," January 16, 1953-August 10, 1953.
No. 1165-1635, "Fall Turkey Season," November 5, 1952-January 8, 1953.
No. 1793-2316, "Turkey season, book no. 1," November2, 1953-November 30, 1953.
NO. 2314-2569, "Turkey season, book no. 2," Fall 1953.
Outstanding drafts 1953.
Employee Withholding exemptions April-May 1954.
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2.235/P13a Vendor liens, land deeds 1887-1913.
Correspondence 1951, 1953, 1954.
Louise T. Peters, miscellaneous, 1949-1952.
Louise T. Peters' certificate of graduation, College of Industrial Arts 1921.
Printed materials 1927, 1947.
Daybook 1938-1940.
Model T. folder tabs undated.
Check Registry, La Grange Buick Company 1923-1924.
Assorted deeds, documents, membership records
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2.235/P13b Correspondence 1949-1953.
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2.235/P13c Correspondence 1950-1953.
Pamphlet on history of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church 1953.
St. Michaels Lutheran Church Treasury Report 1952.