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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 R. B. Spencer and Company Records, [ca. 1930s-1960s]



Descriptive Summary

Creator: R. B. Spencer and Company (Tex.)
Creator: Hutto Lumber Co. (Tex.)
Title: R. B. Spencer and Company Records
Dates: [ca. 1930s-1960s]
Abstract: 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.
Accession No.: 83-399
Extent: 2 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

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.

Source:

"Death of R. B. Spencer." Waco News-Tribune, January 5, 1923.

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Scope and Contents

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.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
R. B. Spencer and Company (Tex.) -- Archives
Hutto Lumber Co. (Tex.) -- Archives
Subjects
Lumber trade -- Texas -- History -- 20th century
Places
Texas -- History -- 20th century

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

R. B. Spencer and Company Records, [ca. 1930s-1960s], Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

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.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory:

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2.325/A173a Unprocessed materials
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2.325/A173b Unprocessed materials
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2.325/A174a Unprocessed materials
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2.325/A174b Unprocessed materials
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2.325/A175a Unprocessed materials

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