University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Guerry Strong v. Sunray DX Oil Company, et al., Papers, 1969-1972



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas. District Court (Victoria County)
Title: Guerry Strong v. Sunray DX Oil Company, et al., Papers
Dates: 1969-1972
Abstract: Correspondence, legal records, and maps compose the Guerry Strong v. Sunray DX OIL Company, et al., Papers, 1969-1972, documenting Strong’s lawsuit against the Sunray DX Oil Company held in the district court of Victoria County, Texas.
Accession No.: 86-253
Extent: 10 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

In 1969, Guerry Strong initiated a lawsuit against the Sunray DX Oil Company over land ownership of property in Victoria and San Patricio counties in Texas. Strong accused the company of trespassing on the Vairin and Fernet tracts of land located near the convergence of the Guadalupe and San Antonio rivers. Additionally, he laid claim to all oil, gas, and minerals rendered by the land. Strong lost the case, however, since the court illustrated through surveys that the tracts of land belonged to a third party.

Source:

"State of Texas, Appellant v. Sunray DX Oil Company, et al., Appellees." Find-A-Case Texas. Accessed May 2, 2011. http://tx.findacase.com/research/wfrmDocViewer.aspx/xq/fac.19731221_0041981.TX.htm/qx.


Scope and Contents

Correspondence, legal records, and maps compose the Guerry Strong v. Sunray DX OIL Company, et al., Papers, 1969-1972, documenting Strong’s lawsuit against the Sunray DX Oil Company held in the district court of Victoria County, Texas. Correspondence consists of letters exchanged between attorneys working on the case, while legal records include exhibits, pleadings, research materials, depositions, as well as records and evidence in other cases. Maps illustrate various surveys of tracts of land in Victoria and San Patricio counties.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Strong, Guerry.
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas. District Court (Victoria County) -- Archives.
Subjects
Trials -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Places
Victoria County (Tex.) -- History -- Trials, litigation, etc.
San Patricio County (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Guerry Strong v. Sunray DX Oil Company, et al., Papers, 1969-1972, 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

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2.325/V89-93 Correspondence, legal records, and maps, 1969-1972