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 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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


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

 

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