A Guide to the R. B. Spencer and Company Records, [ca. 1930s-1960s]
In 1885, Virginia-native Richard Boyd Spencer (1858-1923) founded the R. B. Spencer and Company lumber business in Dublin, Texas. By the time of his death, the company owned over 30 lumber yards in towns across Texas and Oklahoma, including the Hutto Lumber Co. in Hutto, Texas.
"Death of R. B. Spencer." Waco News-Tribune, January 5, 1923.
Receipts and invoices compose the R. B. Spencer and Company Records, [ca. 1930s-1960s], primarily documenting business transactions of the company's Hutto Lumber Co. of Hutto, Texas. Invoices from businesses such as the Alamo Iron Works; Wm. Cameron and Co. Wholesale; Negley and Company, Inc.; Nash, Robinson and Co.; and the Walter Tips Company chronicle its acquisition of equipment and supplies.
This collection is open for research use.
R. B. Spencer and Company Records, [ca. 1930s-1960s], Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection contains unprocessed materials.
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