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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Lone Star Real Estate and Colonization Company Records, 1874-1877



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lone Star Real Estate and Colonization Company
Title: Lone Star Real Estate and Colonization Company Records
Dates: 1874-1877
Abstract: A bound ledger composes the Lone Star Real Estate and Colonization Company Records, 1874-1877, documenting the early history of the Texas land speculation firm.
Accession No.: 86-229
Extent: 1 vol.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Officially organized on March 22, 1877, the Lone Star Real Estate and Colonization Company, a land speculation firm, operated until 1904. Though it had an office in Austin, Texas, the company's owners, including president T. C. Reade, secretary T. S. Milhouse, vice-president and attorney A. P. Ashbrook, and treasurer W. P. Milhouse, controlled the company from Indiana and Ohio. Between 1878 and 1880, the Lone Star Real Estate and Colonization Company patented approximately 131 sections of Texas land in the name of the company and its officers under the Fifty Cent Act, which sold Texas public lands at fifty cents an acre to finance the public debt and a permanent school fund.

Source:

Abbe, Donald. "Ranching and Speculation in Lynn County, Texas, 1876-1930." In Working the range: essays on the history of Western land management and the environment, edited by John R. Wunder, 81. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1985.

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Scope and Contents

A bound ledger composes the Lone Star Real Estate and Colonization Company Records, 1874-1877, documenting the early history of the Texas land speculation firm. The ledger includes a charter encouraging immigration into Texas, the company's constitution and by-laws, meeting minutes, and sales records by county.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Lone Star Real Estate and Colonization Company -- Archives
Subjects
Emigration and immigration -- Texas
Land speculation -- Texas
Places
Austin (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lone Star Real Estate and Colonization Company Records, 1874-1877, 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.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
2.325/E478 Ledger, 1874-1877

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