University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the T. C. Oatts Diary, 1871-1883



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Oatts, T. C.
Title: Oatts, T. C., Diary
Dates: 1871-1883
Abstract: Two copies of a typescript compose the T. C. Oatts Diary, 1871-1883, chronicling Oatts’ experiences as a cattle driver for D. H. Snyder.
Extent: 2 vols.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

A resident of Round Rock, Texas, T. C. Oatts became the first postmaster for his community in 1851. In addition, he worked as a cattle driver for rancher Dudley Hiram (D. H.) Synder during the late 19th century.

Source:

Scarbrough, Clara Stearns. "Round Rock, TX."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed July 26, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/her03.


Scope and Contents

Two copies of a typescript compose the T. C. Oatts Diary, 1871-1883, chronicling Oatts’ experiences as a cattle driver for D. H. Snyder. The diary concerns two cattle drives: one from Williamson County, Texas to Schuyler, Nebraska, in 1871; and another from Lampasas County to Mitchell County in West Texas. Travel conditions as well as observations of the landscape are discussed.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Oatts, T. C. -- Archives.
Snyder, Dudley Hiram, 1833-1921.
Subjects
Cattle drives -- Texas.
Places
Lampasas County (Tex.) -- Description and travel.
Mitchell County (Tex.) -- Description and travel.
Schuyler (Neb.) -- Description and travel.
Williamson County (Tex.) -- Description and travel.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

T. C. Oatts Diary, 1871-1883, 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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2R129 Diary, 1871-1883