The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Texas Tech University


Title of Collection:         Lone Star Land Company Records, 1879-1955 and undated


Institution:                     The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library   

                                    Texas Tech University

                                    MS 41041

                                    Lubbock, Texas 79409




Contact Person:            Reference Librarian


Date:                            March 18, 2005


Accession number(s):    None for the record.


Collection number:        S582.1


Size of Collection:         35 boxes and 10 ledgers (37 linear feet)


Biographical Sketch:     The Lone Star Land Company was formed in 1924 by William

                                    Pulver Soash and members of the C.C. Slaughter family for the

                                    purpose of selling Slaughter lands in West Texas, primarily in

                                    Howard, Borden, Dawson, Martin, Lamb, Cochran, Hale, Hockley,

                                    and Hartley counties of Texas.  Most of the company’s activities

                                    were completed by 1944, and the firm dissolved in 1955.


Scope and Content:      Contains correspondence, financial material, land sales files, legal

                                    material, township files, miscellaneous files and Slaughter family

                                    files.  The collection bulks with financial materials (1922-1955)

                                    and land sales files (1915-1954) concerning transactions of the

                                    company.  For details to an inventory click here:  Inventory.


Location:                      A172.4A-174.2B


Organization:                Organized by series.

                                    Correspondence:  Box 1-3

                                    Land Sales:  Box 4-13

                                    Miscellaneous   Box 13-15

                                    Financial Documents:  Box 16-23

                                    Legal Documents:  Box 24-26

                                    Slaughter Family Affairs:  Box 27-30

                                    Townships:  Box 30

                                    Miscellaneous II:  Box 31

                                    Financial Documents II:  Box 32-35

                                    Financial Documents III:  Ledgers 1-10


Related Materials in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:

                                    W. P. Soash Land Company Records, 1907-1918

                                    William Pulver Soash Papers, 1894-1967 and undated

                                    Lone Star Land Company Photograph Collection, SWCPC 419


Acquisition:                   Gift, 1968


Access Restrictions:      No restrictions on access.


Processed by:               Abel Ramirez, Spring 2005


Preferred Citation:        Lone Star Land Company Records, 1879-1955 and undated,

                                    Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech

                                    University, Lubbock, Texas


Collection Topics:         Lone Star Land Company

                                    C. C. Slaughter Cattle Company

                                    Slaughter family

                                    Land development – West Texas

                                    Soash, William Pulver


The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.