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Descriptive Summary

Biographical 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 Round Rock Depot Records, 1881-1928



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Round Rock Depot
Title: Round Rock Depot Records
Dates: 1881-1928
Abstract: Letterpresses, business documents, and a ledger comprise the Round Rock Depot Records, 1881-1928, relating to the operation of the Round Rock Railroad Depot.
Accession No.: 70-115
OCLC No.: 752530219
Extent: 11 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

In 1876, the first railroad was introduced in Round Rock, Texas, resulting in the relocation of the town’s primary business district. This event rose from the incorporation of the International and Great Northern Railway Company (I. & G. N.), which intended to construct railway access across Texas. In 1876, the I. & G. N. offered daily service between Round Rock and Georgetown; however, during the 20th century the depot was used less as railway use dropped throughout the state and the entire country. Presently, Amtrak and the Georgetown railroads use the I. & G. N. rail lines, although they do not make stops in Round Rock.

Source:

“The Railroads of Round Rock.” Round Rock Texas. Accessed August 30, 2011. http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=1767.

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Scope and Contents

Letterpresses, business documents, and a ledger comprise the Round Rock Depot Records, 1881-1928, relating to the operation of the Round Rock Railroad Depot. Letterpresses hold the financial statements of the I. & G. N. Railway Company for the years 1916-1928. Business records include receipts, notices, a rate schedule, and freight waybills for I. & G. N. and the Missouri Pacific Railway Company involving transactions with several companies, including Round Rock White Lime Co., Round Rock Broom Co., and Alexander Grocery store. A ledger contains financial transactions (1884-1885) for the Missouri Pacific Railway Company.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
International-Great northern railroad company.
Missouri Pacific Railway Company.
Round Rock Depot -- Archives.
Subjects
Railroads -- Texas -- History -- Sources.
Transportation -- Texas -- History -- Sources.
Places
Houston (Tex.)
Round Rock (Tex.) -- History -- Sources.
San Antonio (Tex.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Round Rock Depot Records, 1881-1928, 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.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3C150 Letterpresses:
Statements of International-Great Northern Railway Company, January 12, 1916 - August 4, 1916
Statements of International-Great Northern Railway Company, February 1, 1928 - March 31, 1928
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3C151 Shipping orders, 1910
Receipts, 1908-1913
Notices, 1883-1888, 1911
Rate schedule, undated
Freight waybills, 1881-1901, 1925
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4M488 Ledger, Missouri Pacific Railway Company, August 27, 1884 - April 16, 1885

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