A Guide to the M. D. Slator Papers, 1888-1940
A graduate of the University of Texas, judge and rancher M. D. Slator lived in Llano, Texas. In addition to the Slator Ranch in Llano, he partially owned ranches in Laredo and Zapata, Texas.
Comprising correspondence, a journal, financial records, legal documents, and blueprints, the M. D. Slator Papers, 1888-1940, chronicle Slator’s activities as a judge and rancher in Llano, Texas. The journal consists of notes and ruminations pertaining to Slator’s experiences as a student at the University of Texas, while correspondence concerns investments and purchases for the ranch as well as legal issues. The collection also contains financial papers such as tax receipts and legal documents including contracts for land purchases in Laredo and Zapata, Texas, and oil and gas leases. Additionally, blueprints illustrate Slator’s landholdings.
This collection is open for research use.
M. D. Slator Papers, 1888-1940, 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