University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Strahorn-Hutton-Evans Commission Company Records, 1890-1903



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Strahorn-Hutton-Evans Commission Company
Title: Strahorn-Hutton-Evans Commission Company Records
Dates: 1890-1903
Abstract: Comprising correspondence and a letterpress, the Strahorn-Hutton-Evans Commission Company Records, 1890-1903, document the company’s involvement in the cattle industry during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Extent: 2 ft., 4 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Established around the late 19th century, the Strahorn-Hutton-Evans Commission Company was managed by a board of directors including Robert Strahorn, President of the Union Stock Yards in Chicago, Illinois; T. S. Hutton, Vice President of the Kansas City Stock Yards; A. D. Evans, Secretary of the National Stock Yards in Illinois; W. P. Hunter; and J. P. Bowles. The company had three offices located in Chicago, Kansas City, and National Stock Yards, Illinois.


Scope and Contents

Comprising correspondence and a letterpress, the Strahorn-Hutton-Evans Commission Company Records, 1890-1903, document the company’s involvement in the cattle industry during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Correspondence and the letterpress primarily concern business matters, especially with acquaintances in Fort Worth and San Antonio, Texas, as well as cattle and the cattle trade.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

A portion of this collection is restricted for preservation reasons. Please contact repository for more information.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Evans, A. D.
Hutton, T. S.
Strahorn, Robert.
Subjects (Organizations)
Strahorn-Hutton-Evans Commission Company -- Archives.
Subjects
Cattle trade -- United States -- History.
Stockyards -- United States -- History.
Places
Chicago (Ill.) -- History.
Fort Worth (Tex.) -- History.
Kansas City (Mo.) -- History.
National Stock Yards (Ill.) -- History.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Strahorn-Hutton-Evans Commission Company Records, 1890-1903, 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

 

Inventory

box
2D224 Correspondence:
November 1890
July 1895
January-August, 1898
box
2D225
September 1898-December 1899
box
2D226
January-December, 1900
box
2D227
January-December, 1901
box
2D228
January-June, 1902
box
2D229
July-November, 1902
1903
[RESTRICTED] Letterbook, 1898-1899