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Submitted by Robbie Giles
   AUTHOR: Daughters of the American Revolution. Texas Society. Nancy 
           Anderson Chapter.
    TITLE: Texas cemetery records of Lubbock and surrounding counties /
PUBLISHER: The Society,
     YEAR: 1957     
 PUB TYPE: Book
  SUBJECT: Cemeteries -- Texas -- Lubbock County.
           Cemeteries -- Texas -- Hale County.
           Cemeteries -- Texas -- Swisher County.
           Cemeteries -- Texas -- Motley County.
           Cemeteries -- Texas -- Dickens County.
           Cemeteries -- Texas -- Borden County.
           Cemeteries -- Texas -- Crosby County.
           Genealogy -- Sources.
          

   AUTHOR: Burgess, Roger Andrew.
    TITLE: The history of Crosby County, Texas /
     YEAR: 1927     
 PUB TYPE: Book
  SUBJECT: Crosby County (Tex.) -- History.

 
   AUTHOR: Cox, Paris, 1846-1888.
    TITLE: Papers,
     YEAR: 1879 1892
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
    NOTES: Consists of correspondence and legal material (photocopied) 
           concerning the sale and settlement of land at the Quaker Colony 
           in Estacado, Crosby County, Texas.  Includes letters received by 
           Paris Cox, George M. Hunt, and J. W. Dalton.
           Texas colonizer. Born in 1846, Cox was a Quaker from North 
           Carolina who moved to Indiana. Later traded his Boxley, Indiana, 
           sawmill business for 50,000 acres of land in Crosby County, 
           Texas. Came to Texas in 1876, and sold land for $0.25 an acre. By 
           1879, a Quaker colony was established near the town of Marietta, 
           Texas. Named after Cox's wife, Marietta was re-named Estacado in 
           1886. By 1893, most of the colonists had left the South Plains. 
           Cox died in 1888.
  SUBJECT: Dalton, J. W.
           Hunt, George M.
           Land settlement -- Texas, West -- History.
           Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Texas, West -- 
           History.
           Quakers -- Colonization -- Texas, West -- History.
           Estacado (Tex.) -- History.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- History.
           Lubbock County (Tex.) -- History.
           Marietta (Tex.) -- History.

 
   AUTHOR: Dennis, Dorothy Austin.
    TITLE: Papers,
     YEAR: 1969 1972
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
    NOTES: Consists of correspondence and literary productions pertaining to 
           rancher Major Willa Viley Johnson, the Magnolia Cattle and Land 
           Company (Borden County, Texas), and the Kentucky Cattle Raising 
           Company (Crosby County, Texas).
           Author. Resident of Borden County, Texas. Secretary for the 
           Sawyer Cattle Company. Has authored and presented papers to the 
           West Texas Historical Association.
  SUBJECT: Johnson, Willa Viley, -- Major.
           Magnolia Cattle and Land Company (Borden County, Tex.)
           Kentucky Cattle Raising Company (Crosby County, Tex.)
           Ranches -- Texas -- History.
           Ranchers -- Texas -- History.
           Cattle trade -- Texas -- History.
           Borden County (Tex.) -- History.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- History.
           Two Buckle Ranch (Tex.)

  
   AUTHOR: Sanders, C. E. (Charles E.)
    TITLE: Papers,
     YEAR: 1955 1976
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
    NOTES: Part of collection, 2,057 leaves, is on microfilm.
           See also:  Venoy Sanders papers, 1846-1971.
           Collection includes correspondence, agricultural material, 
           financial material, printed material, and scrapbook material.  
           Collection bulks with financial material relating to Sanders' 
           ranching interests.  Of particular interest are programs from 
           West Texas rodeos and scrapbook material relating to the John F. 
           Kennedy assassination.
           Pioneer West Texas farmer.  Married Venoy Coughran.  Resided in 
           Lynn and Crosby Counties.  Experienced changes in agribusiness 
           from ranching to dryland farming to irrigated farming.  Active in 
           the Texas State Historical Commission and in old settlers' 
           organizations.
  SUBJECT: Kennedy, John F. -- (John Fitzgerald), -- 1917-1963 -- 
           Assassination.
           United States. -- Dept. of Agriculture.
           Agriculture -- Texas, West.
           Farmers -- Texas, West.
           Irrigation farming -- Texas -- History.
           Presidents -- Assassination.
           Rodeos -- History.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- History.
           Texas Panhandle (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century.


   AUTHOR: Espuela Land and Cattle Company.
    TITLE: Records,
     YEAR: 1880 1979
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
    NOTES: Includes correspondence, legal documents, financial records and 
           work diaries.  Collection bulks with financial records relating 
           to the operation of the Spur Ranch. The correspondence includes 
           several letters from leading ranchers.  Work diaries detail the 
           daily routine of ranching.
           The Espuela Land and Cattle Company, Ltd., a British syndicate, 
           founded the Spur Ranch in the early 1880s.  The ranch was located 
           in Dickens, Kent, Crosby, and Garza counties of West Texas and 
           encompassed approximately 439,000 acres.
  SUBJECT: Lomax, Spottswood W.
           Horsbrugh, Fred.
           Johnstone, Henry.
           Britton, Alfred M.
           Campbell, A. T.
           Espuela Land and Cattle Company.
           Ranches -- Texas -- History.
           Land settlement -- Texas -- History.
           Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Texas.
           Real estate development -- Texas -- History.
           Spur Ranch (Tex.)
           SMS Ranch (Tex.)
           Spur (Tex.)
           Dickens County (Tex.)
           Crosby County (Tex.)
           Garza County (Tex.)
           Kent County (Tex.)
           Freeport (Tex.)


   AUTHOR: Spikes, Nellie Witt.
    TITLE: Papers,
     YEAR: 1930 1957
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
    NOTES: Contains newsclippings about rural life and Mrs. Spikes' column 
           "As A Farm Woman Thinks".  Collection bulks with "As A Farm Woman 
           Thinks" (1951-1957).
           West Texas pioneer farm woman and author.  Born May 4, 1888, in 
           Weatherford, Texas.
  SUBJECT: Farmers -- Texas.
           Home economics, Rural -- Texas.
           Rural women -- Texas.
           Farm life -- Texas.
           Country life -- Texas.
           Journalism, Rural -- Texas.
           Crosbyton (Tex.)
           Crosby County (Tex.)
           Floyd County (Tex.)
           Ralls (Tex.)
           Texas, West -- History.
    OTHER: The Floyd County hesperian.
           The Ralls banner.
           The Crosbyton review.

 
   AUTHOR: Powell, I. R.
    TITLE: Papers,
     YEAR: 1873 1924
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
    NOTES: Three photographs of ranch scenes.
           Collection bulks largely with legal documents including warranty 
           and quit claim deeds dating from the 1870s.  Contains patents to 
           large tracts of land in Crosby, Dickens, and Floyd Counties, 
           financial documents such as mortgages on land and releases, and 
           copies of wills used to establish ownership.  Correspondence 
           pertaining to titles, mortgages, and foreclosures are also 
           included.  Collection also contains correspondence with land 
           commissioners regarding titles and leases, as well as 
           correspondence regarding cattle sales, cattle count, and brands 
           from 1915-18,  sale notices, and field notes by a surveyor.
           Manager of Z-L Ranch in Crosby County, Texas, from 1918-1919.  
           Also associated with Half-Circle S Ranch and Crosbyton Cattle 
           Company.  These ranches all occupied land which had originally 
           been patented to the Kentucky Cattle Raising Company of 
           Louisville. Later owned by A.W. Husdon and then by Frank Cross.
  SUBJECT: Powell, I. R.
           Kentucky Cattle Raising Company.
           Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Texas.
           Ranches -- Texas -- History.
           Rangelands -- Texas -- History.
           Cattle brands -- Texas -- History.
           Half-Circle S Ranch (Tex.)
           Z-L Ranch (Tex.)
           Crosby County (Tex.)
           Texas, West -- History.
    OTHER: Hudson, A. W.
           Corn, Frank.
           Powell, Hudson.


   AUTHOR: Strother family.
    TITLE: Papers,
     YEAR: 1888 1899
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
    NOTES: Contains legal documents relating to land (1894-1899); 
           Correspondence (1891-1897); Financial materials (1893-1896); 
           Newspaper clipping (1954); Notebook describing horse sales and 
           local brands.
           Originally from Missouri, Loyd Tillman Strother married Almeda 
           Frances Bradford December 10, 1890, in Buffalo Gap, Texas.  The 
           Strothers owned and lived on lands in Taylor, Crosby, and Floyd 
           Counties in Texas, where they were involved in ranching and the 
           horse trade.
  SUBJECT: Ranchers -- Texas -- History.
           Cattle brands -- Texas.
           Horse industry -- Texas -- History.
           Land settlement -- Texas -- History.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- History.
           Taylor County (Tex.) -- History.
    OTHER: Strother, Loyd Tillman.
           Riddle, Almeda Frances Bradford Strother.


   AUTHOR: Spikes, Joseph Jefferson, 1866-1964.
    TITLE: Papers,
     YEAR: 1899 1902
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
    NOTES: Hand-written ledgers consisting of daily records of purchases 
           made in Spikes'store from August 5 to October 18, 1899, and from 
           January 1 to February 24, 1902.
           Cowboy, farmer, sheep raiser, freighter, businessman, and bank 
           vice-president.  Spikes settled on the Llano Estacado in 1897 and 
           was a cowboy on the IOA Ranch.  He farmed in Crosby County from 
           1907-1950.
  SUBJECT: General stores -- Texas -- History.
           Retail trade -- Texas -- History.
           Texas, West -- History.
           Crosby County (Tex.)


   AUTHOR: DeLoach, William G. (William Green), 1880-1967.
    TITLE: Plains farmer :
           the diary of William G. DeLoach, 1914-1964 /
PUBLISHER: Texas A & M University Press,
     YEAR: 1991     
 PUB TYPE: Book
   SERIES: The Clayton Wheat Williams Texas life series ; no. 4
    NOTES: Includes bibliographical references (p. 346-360) and index.
     ISBN: 089096422X (alk. paper)
  SUBJECT: DeLoach, William G. -- (William Green), -- 1880-1967 -- Diaries.
           Farm life -- Texas -- Crosby County -- History -- 20th century.
           Farm life -- Llano Estacado -- History -- 20th century.
           Agriculture -- Texas -- Crosby County -- History -- 20th century.
           Agriculture -- Llano Estacado -- History -- 20th century.
           Farmers -- Texas -- Crosby County -- Diaries.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- Social life and customs.
           Llano Estacado -- Social life and customs.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- Biography.
    OTHER: Neugebauer, Janet M., 1935-

 
   AUTHOR: Jenkins, John Cooper.
    TITLE: Estacado, cradle of culture and civilization on the Staked Plains 
           of Texas /
PUBLISHER: Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum,
     YEAR: 1986     
 PUB TYPE: Book
    NOTES: Includes index.
           Bibliography: p. 250-267.
     ISBN: 0960694056
  SUBJECT: Quakers -- Texas -- Estacado -- History.
           Quakers -- Texas -- Crosby County -- History.
           Estacado (Tex.) -- History.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- History.


    TITLE: Aunt Hank's Rock House kitchen :
           a cook book with a story /
PUBLISHER: Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum : Crosby County Historical 
           Commission,
     YEAR: 1977     
 PUB TYPE: Book
  SUBJECT: Cookery -- Texas.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- History.
    OTHER: Ericson, Georgia Mae Smith.


   AUTHOR: Jenkins, John Cooper.
    TITLE: A history of Estacado :
           a Quaker settlement and its environs /
     YEAR: 1951     
 PUB TYPE: Book
    NOTES: Typescript.
           Thesis (M. A.)--Hardin Simmons University, 1951.
           Bibliography: l. [148]-152.
  SUBJECT: Estacado (Tex.) -- History.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- History.


    TITLE: A History of Crosby County, 1876-1977 :
           a collection of historical sketches and family histories composed 
           by County residents /
PUBLISHER: The Commission,
     YEAR: 1978     
 PUB TYPE: Book
    NOTES: Includes index.
  SUBJECT: Crosby County (Tex.) -- Biography.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- History.

 
    TITLE: A History of Crosby County, 1876-1977 :
           a collection of historical sketches and family histories /
PUBLISHER: s.n.], Taylor Pub.)
     YEAR: 1978     
 PUB TYPE: Book
    NOTES: Includes index.
  SUBJECT: Crosby County (Tex.) -- History.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- Genealogy.
    OTHER: Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum.

 
   AUTHOR: Spikes, Nellie Witt, 1888-
    TITLE: Through the years;
           a history of Crosby County, Texas,
PUBLISHER: Naylor Co.
     YEAR: 1952     
 PUB TYPE: Book
  SUBJECT: Crosby County (Tex.)
    OTHER: Ellis, Temple Ann, 1878- joint author.

 


   AUTHOR: Brian, William Preston.
    TITLE: This is that /
PUBLISHER: Bob Lewis
     YEAR: 1973     
 PUB TYPE: Book
  SUBJECT: Brian, William Preston.
           Bryant family.
           Lorenzo (Tex.) -- Biography.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- History.
           Texas Panhandle (Tex.) -- History.
           Lorenzo (Tex.) -- History.

 

   AUTHOR: Brown, Pat.
    TITLE: Let's learn about Crosby County /
PUBLISHER: Pioneer Memorial Museum Education,
     YEAR: 1985     
 PUB TYPE: Book
    NOTES: Includes bibliographical references.
  SUBJECT: Museums and schools -- Texas -- Crosbyton.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- History -- Juvenile literature.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- History -- Study and teaching 
           (Elementary)
    OTHER: Pioneer Memorial Museum.

 

   AUTHOR: Linda Jones;  Mary Frances Harris;  Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum.;  Crosby County Historical Commission.
    TITLE: A History of Black families, Crosby County, Texas, 1921-2001
PUBLISHER: Crosbyton, TX : Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum in cooperation with the Crosby County Historical Commission.  
     YEAR: 2001      
 PUB TYPE: Book
  SUBJECT: Crosby County (Tex.) -- Genealogy -- Crosby County (Tex.) -- History --   
           African Americans -- Texas -- Crosby County -- -- Biography -- Genealogy --   
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- History of African Americans
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- Genealogy of African Americans  
 

   AUTHOR: Kentucky Cattle Raising Company.
    TITLE: Records,
     YEAR: 1886 1894
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
   FORMAT: 1 microfilm reel (58 ft.) : negative
    NOTES: Consists of a letter press book of the Two-Buckle Ranch 
           describing cattle, supplies, wages and farming and ranching 
           conditions.
           Microfilm. Lubbock, Texas: Southwest Collection, Texas Tech 
           University, 1967.
           The Kentucky Cattle Company, organized by the Tilford Brothers at 
           Louisville, Kentucky in 1883, started the Two-Buckle Ranch in 
           Blanco Canyon in 1884, with C. M. Tilford as resident manager.  
           At its peak, the ranch was stocked with nearly 14,000 head of 
           cattle and 130 saddle horses and covered over 200 sections of 
           land in Crosby County.  The Panic of 1893 caused the Kentucky 
           Cattle Company to go out of business and sell the entire herd.  
           Over the next several years, the ranch was leased and eventually 
           parceled out to various owners.
  SUBJECT: Tilford, C. W.
           Tilford, Henry J.
           Tilford family.
           Kentucky Cattle Raising Company.
           Two-Buckle Ranch.
           Cattle trade -- Texas -- History.
           Ranches -- Texas, West -- History.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- History.

 
   AUTHOR: English, Rosemary.
    TITLE: Papers,
     YEAR: 1887 1977
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
   FORMAT: 1 microfilm reel (25 ft.) : negative
    NOTES: Includes correspondence, charts, legal documents, photographs, 
           literacy manuscripts and printed items used in researching the 
           history of the Kentucky Cattle Company, founder of the Two-Buckle 
           Ranch.
           Microfilm. Lubbock, Texas: Southwest Collection, Texas Tech 
           University, 1980.
           Rosemary English was the wife of Dr. Otis W. English, who with 
           his father purchased the old Two-Buckle Ranch in Blanco Canyon 
           near Crosbyton, Texas.
  SUBJECT: English, Otis W.
           Johnson family.
           Tilford family.
           Kentucky Cattle Raising Company.
           Genealogy -- Texas -- History.
           Ranches -- Texas -- History.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- History.


   AUTHOR: Harris, Harve H.
    TITLE: Papers,
     YEAR: 1931 1965
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
   FORMAT: 3 microfilm reels : negative
    NOTES: See also:  oral history interview with Prentice Harris and Mrs. 
           H. H. Harris in the Southwest Collection.
           Contains correspondence and literary productions.
           Microfilm. Lubbock, Texas: Southwest Collection, Texas Tech 
           University, 1968.
           Farmer in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico.
  SUBJECT: Harris, Harve H.
           Harris, Henry W.
           Ross, Tom.
           Comanche Indians.
           Ranch life -- Texas, West -- History.
           Agriculture -- Texas, West.
           Ranch life -- New Mexico.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- History.
           Lea County (N.M.) -- History.

 
   AUTHOR: Dickens Cattle Corporation.
    TITLE: Records,
     YEAR: 1951 1970
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
   FORMAT: 2 microfilm reels : negative
    NOTES: Includes general correspondence, general office files, legal 
           documents, stock certificates, financial files and contracts, and 
           a copy of  the TRI-COUNTY NEWS for Nov. 17, 1970, all relating to 
           the Dickens Cattle Corporation.
           Microfilm. Lubbock, Texas: Southwest Collection, Texas Tech 
           University, 1977.
           Headquartered in Delaware, the Dickens Cattle Corporation was 
           created out of Division 8 of the old Matador Land and Cattle 
           Company.  It operated in Motley, Cottle, Dickens, Crosby and 
           Floyd counties until 1853, when its outstanding securities and 
           land were purchased by W. J. Collier, with whom Rex Robinson was 
           a silent partner.  At that time the corporation was dissolved.
  SUBJECT: Collier, W. J.
           Dickens Cattle Corporation.
           Matador Land and Cattle Company.
           National Livestock Commission Company.
           Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.
           U.S. National Bank of Denver (Denver, Colo.)
           Ranches -- Texas, West -- History.
           Cattle County (Tex.) -- History.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- History.
           Dickens County (Tex.) -- History.
           Floyd County (Tex.) -- History.
           Motley County (Tex.) -- History.


   AUTHOR: Denham, Claude Spaulding, 1904-1981.
    TITLE: Papers,
     YEAR: 1975 1980
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
   FORMAT: 2 microfilm reels : negative
    NOTES: Consists of the personal files of Claude Denham relating to his 
           services on the Executive Committee of the Ranching Heritage 
           Association in Lubbock.  These include minutes of meetings. 
           copies of the RANCH RECORD, by-laws and budget proposals, and 
           ranch histories.
           Microfilm. Lubbock, Texas: Southwest Collection, Texas Tech 
           University, 1981.
           Born Jan. 22, 1904, in Floydada, Texas, the son of an area 
           rancher.  Attended Texas A&M, Hardin-Simmons University and Texas 
           Technological College, where he received his BA in Education in 
           1926. Taught in rural schools in Crosby County and Ozona, in 
           Crockett County, where he taught history, coached basketball and 
           became superintendent of the Ozona Public Schools.  Married 
           Pauline Maddox in 1930.  Retired in Lubbock to look after their 
           ranch properties.  Published several articles on area history and 
           was a charter member of the Ranching Heritage Association, where 
           he remained active.  Died on Feb. 28, 1981.  Mrs. Denham died on 
           Dec. 18, 1984.
  SUBJECT: Denham, Claude Spaulding, -- 1904-1981.
           Lott, John.
           McKanna, Edith Whatley.
           Haller, Mark.
           Robertson, Dale.
           Scruggs, Charles G.
           Texas Tech University.
           Ranching Hertitage Center (Lubbock, Tex.)
           Alpha Kappa Gamma (Lubbock, Tex.)
           Ranching Heritage Association.
           Ranches -- Texas.
           Ranchers -- Texas.
           Museums -- Texas -- Lubbock.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- History.
           Floydada (Tex.) -- History.
           Lubbock (Tex.) -- History.
           Ozona (Tex.) -- History.
           Seminole (Tex.) -- History.

 
   AUTHOR: Sneed, Arch, 1881-
    TITLE: Papers,
     YEAR: 1937 1940
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
   FORMAT: 1 microfilm reel (2 ft.) : negative
    NOTES: Consists of scrapbook material relating to Arch Sneed.  Includes 
           newspaper clippings, photographs and printed material (1937-1940 
           and undated).
           Microfilm. Lubbock, Texas: Southwest Collection, Texas Tech 
           University, 1969.
           Cowboy for the XIT Ranch from May 1901 until November 1904. 
           Worked for the Rock Island Railroad from 1904 until 1951 as an 
           engineer.
  SUBJECT: Sneed, Arch, -- 1881-
           Rock Island Railroad.
           Ranches -- Texas -- History.
           Cowboys -- Texas -- History.
           Railroads -- Texas -- History.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- History.
           XIT Ranch (Tex.)

 

   AUTHOR: Gillon, James Walter, 1891-1971.
    TITLE: Papers,
     YEAR: 1915 1971
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
   FORMAT: 2 microfilm reels : negative
    NOTES: Includes a copy of the journal Gillon kept as a traveling lumber 
           salesman and minutes of the Pleasant Hill School Board.
           Microfilm. Lubbock, Texas: Southwest Collection, Texas Tech 
           University, 1969, 1981.
           Born Dec. 23, 1891, in Grenada, Mississippi.  Followed his older 
           brother Lee, a Baptist minister, to Plainview, Texas, in 1907.  
           After completing college, Gillon worked as a salesman for Reese-
           Carriker Lumber Company.  Married Ruby Ellis in 1917, served in 
           the Army during World War I.  Settled on a farm near the Pleasant 
           Hill Community in Crosby County. Son, Walter, born Sept, 11, 
           1937.  The Gillons were active in both school and church affairs. 
           Died 1971.
  SUBJECT: Gillon, James Walter, -- 1891-1971.
           Reese-Carriker Lumber Company.
           Pleasant Hill Independent School District (Tex.)
           Education, Rural -- Texas.
           Lumber trade -- Texas -- History.
           Rural schools -- Texas.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- History.
           Pleasant Hill (Tex.) -- History.

 

   AUTHOR: Waddell, Mary Lee, 1892-
    TITLE: Papers,
     YEAR: 1817 1976
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
   FORMAT: 1 microfilm reel (50 ft.) : negative
    NOTES: Consists of 6 scrapbooks related to Mrs. Waddell's family history 
           and the early history of Odessa, Ector County, Emma, Crosby 
           County, the Witt family, Bloys Camp Meeting Association, Paisano 
           Baptist Assembly, Boy's Ranch of West Texas, and the Nogal Mesa 
           Ranchmen's Camp Meeting.  Also includes photographs and newspaper 
           clippings.
           Microfilm. Lubbock, Texas: Southwest Collection, Texas Tech 
           University, 1977.
           Born in Parker County in 1892, married Ernest Graham in 1911 in 
           Odessa.  He died in 1914, and she married R.T. Waddell in 1922.  
           She was elected the first woman to serve on the board of Boys 
           Ranch of West Texas in 1964.
  SUBJECT: Waddell, Mary Lee, -- 1892-
           Witt family.
           Graham family.
           Ishamael family.
           Boy's Ranch of West Texas (Tankersley, Tex.)
           Texas Paisano Baptist Assembly.
           Bloys Camp Meeting Association.
           Genealogy -- Texas.
           Camp-meetings -- Texas.
           Nogal Mesa Ranchmen's Campmeeting.
           Ector County (Tex.) -- History.
           Ector County (Tex.) -- History.
           Odessa (Tex.) -- History.
           Emma (Tex.) -- History.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- History.

 
   AUTHOR: DeLoach, Sallie Edna Newton, 1884-1980.
    TITLE: Papers,
     YEAR: 1914 1980
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
   FORMAT: 1 microfilm reel (25 ft.) : negative
    NOTES: Consists of three scrapbooks pertaining to Sallie DeLoach and her 
           family and farms in Crosby and Lamb Counties.
           Microfilm. Southwest Collection, 1983.
           Sallie Newton, at age 18, married William G. DeLoach in January 
           1903.  At the time he was boarding at her uncle's farm.  The 
           DeLoaches had six children, and after her husband's death in 1967 
           she donated his diaries to the Southwest Collection.  She died on 
           April 18, 1980, at age 95.
  SUBJECT: DeLoach, Sallie Edna Newton, -- 1884-1980.
           DeLoach, William -- (William Green), -- 1880-1967.
           DeLoach family.
           Farm life -- Texas -- Crosby County -- History.
           Rural children and women -- Texas -- Social life and customs.
           Farm life -- Texas -- Lamb County -- History.
           Farmers -- Texas -- Crosby County.
           Farmers -- Texas -- Lamb County.
           Agriculture -- Texas -- Lamb County.
           Agriculture -- Texas -- Crosby County.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- Social life and customs.
           Lamb County (Tex.) -- Social life and customs.

 
    TITLE: Methodist Churches in Crosby County, Texas Collection,
     YEAR: 1876 1984
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
   FORMAT: 1 microfilm reel (95 ft.) : negative
    NOTES: Contains histories of the Methodist Churches in Crosby County, 
           including those at Estacado, Emma, Cone, Crosbyton, Lorenzo, 
           Ralls and Robertson.
           Microfilm. Southwest Collection, 1985.
           The Methodist Church came to Crosby County in 1888, with the 
           founding of the Estacado Southern Methodist congregation.  Other 
           Methodist Churches at Cone, Emma, Crosbyton and Lorenzo soon 
           followed.
  SUBJECT: Churches, Methodist -- Texas -- Crosby County -- History.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- Church history.
           Cone (Tex.) -- Church history.
           Crosbyton (Tex.) -- Church history.
           Emma (Tex.) -- Church history.
           Estacado (Tex.) -- Church history.
           Lorenzo (Tex.) -- Church history.
           Ralls (Tex.) -- Church history.
           Robertson (Tex.) -- Church history.

 

   AUTHOR: Bassett, Julian Markus, 1876-1947.
    TITLE: Papers,
     YEAR: 1913 1976
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
   FORMAT: 1 microfilm reel (20 ft.) : negative
    NOTES: Includes correspondence, biographical material, charts, financial 
           material, photographs, printed items, and reminiscences relating 
           to Bassett's life and career.
           Rancher, land speculator and oilman.  Born 1876 in New York. 
           Moved to West Texas in 1882 where his father, Roger M. Bassett, 
           had joined the BS Ranch outside Colorado City, Texas with Harry 
           Smith.  In 1908, formed the C. B. Livestock Company with the 
           Coonley brothers of Chicago, Illinois and soon thereafter bought 
           the 2-Buckle Ranch.  It was through the course of the development 
           of these ranchlands that Crosbyton, Texas came about.  In 1910, 
           built a 39 mile rail line that connected Crosbyton to  Lubbock, 
           Texas.  In 1915, married the former Cora Drake, the marriage 
           produced four children.  Also, developed a 374 sections of 
           rangeland in Terrell County, Texas.  The land, bought from Sydney 
           Webb, included the townsite of Dryden and in 1930 moved his 
           family there after suffering heavy losses in Gila, New Mexico as 
           a result of the depression.  Later, moved to San Antonio, Texas 
           where he devoted his time to developing oil and mineral 
           properties until his death in 1947.
  SUBJECT: Bassett, Julian Markus, -- 1876-1947.
           Drake, Cora Belle.
           C. B. Livestock Company (Crosby County, Tex.)
           Agriculture -- Texas -- History.
           Dairying -- Texas -- Crosby County -- History.
           Ranches -- Texas -- Crosby County.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- History.

 
   AUTHOR: Bassett, Julian Markus, 1876-1947.
    TITLE: Papers,
     YEAR: 1913 1976
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
   FORMAT: 74 leaves
    NOTES: Includes correspondence, biographical material, charts, financial 
           material, photographs, reminiscences and miscellaneous printed 
           material.
           Rancher, land speculator and oilman.  Born 1876 in New York. 
           Moved to West Texas in 1882 where his father, Roger M. Bassett, 
           had joined the BS Ranch outside Colorado City, Texas with Harry 
           Smith.  In 1908, formed the C. B. Livestock Company with the 
           Coonley brothers of Chicago, Illinois and soon thereafter bought 
           the 2-Buckle Ranch.  It was through the course of the development 
           of these ranchlands that Crosbyton, Texas came about.  In 1910, 
           built a 39 mile rail line that connected Crosbyton to  Lubbock, 
           Texas.  In 1915, married the former Cora Drake, the marriage 
           produced four children.  Also, developed a 374 sections of 
           rangeland in Terrell County, Texas.  The land, bought from Sydney 
           Webb, included the townsite of Dryden and in 1930 moved his 
           family there after suffering heavy losses in Gila, New Mexico as 
           a result of the depression.  Later, moved to San Antonio, Texas 
           where he devoted his time to developing oil and mineral 
           properties until his death in 1947.
  SUBJECT: Bassett, Julian Markus, -- 1876-1947.
           Bassett, Roger M.
           C. B. Livestock Company (Crosby County, Tex.)
           Ranches -- Texas -- History.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- History.
 
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   AUTHOR: Ellis, Temple Ann.
    TITLE: Papers,
     YEAR: ? 1939 1939
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
   FORMAT: 120 leaves
    NOTES: Consists entirely of literary productions and bulks with a 
           manuscript copy of "Road to Destiny." Also included in the 
           collection are two poems written by Ellis, which were donated to 
           the collection by William Curry Holden.
           West Texas author.  Author of several essays on the history of 
           Lubbock and Lubbock County, Texas.  Also co-authored "A History 
           of Crosby County" with her sister-in-law Nellie Witt Spikes.
  SUBJECT: Ellis, Temple Ann.
           Cox, Paris.
           Quakers -- Texas, West.
           Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas -- Fiction.
           Rural women -- Texas, West.
           Cowboys -- Texas.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- History.
           Colorado City (Tex.) -- History.
    OTHER: Road to destiny.

 
   AUTHOR: Whicker, J. C.
    TITLE: Papers,
     YEAR: 1896 1919
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
   FORMAT: 762 leaves
    NOTES: Includes correspondence, financial material, legal material, 
           printed material, and photographs.  Collection bulks with 
           correspondence between Whicker and potential clients concerning 
           the sale of land in West Texas.
           Land colonizer and agent for the Vaughn Land Company and later 
           his own, J. C. Whicker Land Company.  Involved in selling land in 
           Lamb County, Texas and Hockley County, Texas with Major George W. 
           Littlefield.  Also involved in settling land in Crosby County, 
           Texas.
  SUBJECT: Whicker, J. C.
           Vaughn Land Company.
           J. C. Whicker Land Company.
           Land settlement -- Texas -- Lamb County -- History.
           Land settlement -- Texas -- Hockley County -- History.
           Land settlement -- Texas -- Crosby County -- History.
           Littlefield (Tex.) -- History.
           Lamb County (Tex.) -- History.
           Hockley County (Tex.) -- History.
           Shallowater (Tex.) -- History.
    OTHER: Vaughn, M. C.
           Littlefield, George W., 1842-1920.

 
   AUTHOR: Lubbock-Crosby-Garza County Medical Society Auxiliary.
    TITLE: Records,
     YEAR: 1949 1971
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
   FORMAT: 327 leaves
    NOTES: Includes scrapbook material, minutes, printed material and 
           convention material.  Collection bulks (1958-1966) with minutes 
           taken at meetings which give details of the auxiliary's 
           activities and public health programs.
           Women's organization.  Founded in 1918 for the support of the 
           Lubbock-Crosby-Garza County Medical Society.
  SUBJECT: Lubbock-Crosby-Garza County Medical Society Auxiliary.
           Women -- Texas, West -- Societies and clubs -- History.
           Public health -- Texas, West -- History.
           Medicine -- Texas, West -- Societies, etc. -- History.
           Lubbock County (Tex.) -- History.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- History.
           Garza County (Tex.) -- History.


   AUTHOR: DeLoach, William G. (William Green), 1880-1967.
    TITLE: Papers,
     YEAR: 1911 1975
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
   FORMAT: 4,000 leaves
           3 microfilm reels (250 feet) negative
    NOTES: Includes diaries, financial material, literary productions, 
           scrapbook material and memorabilia.  Collection bulks (1914-1964) 
           with the diaries.
           Collection is also available on microfilm.
           Farmer, diarist.  Born February 1, 1880. Son of a Georgia 
           plantation owner.  Came to Texas in 1887.  Lived in various 
           places in Northern Texas and Oklahoma.  Eventually settled near 
           Ralls in Crosby County, Texas.  Later moved to Lamb County, 
           Texas, near Sudan.  Began keeping his diary on March 28, 1914, 
           and made regular entries until 1964.  Married Sallie Edna Newton 
           in 1903.  They had six children.  Their youngest son was killed 
           in World War II.  DeLoach died in 1967.
  SUBJECT: DeLoach, William G. -- (William Green), -- 1880-1967 -- Diaries.
           DeLoach, Sallie Edna Newton, -- 1884-1980.
           DeLoach family.
           Farmers -- Texas -- Crosby County -- Diaries.
           Farmers -- Texas -- Lamb County -- Diaries.
           Farm life -- Texas -- Crosby County -- History.
           Farm life -- Texas -- Lamb County -- History.
           Agriculture -- Texas -- Crosby County -- History.
           Agriculture -- Texas -- Lamb County -- History.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- Social life and customs.
           Lamb County (Tex.) -- Social life and customs.
           Crosbyton (Tex.) -- Social life and customs.
           Sudan (Tex.) -- Social life and customs.

 
   AUTHOR: Lubbock-Crosby-Garza County Medical Society.
    TITLE: Records,
     YEAR: 1909 9999
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
   FORMAT: 1,290 leaves
    NOTES: Includes minutes, membership directories and printed material 
           pertaining to the activities of the society.  Collection bulks 
           (1930-1968) with minutes and membership directories.  Minutes 
           identify members, explore policy issues, and provide examples of 
           specific cases and treatment.
           Organized  January 23, 1909, by Dr. H.D. Barnes and Dr. W.N. 
           Wardlaw.  Expanded to include Garza County in 1962, the society 
           has been concerned with professional ethics, public health 
           issues, and medical needs of the area.
  SUBJECT: Lubbock-Crosby-Garza County Medical Society.
           Medicine -- Texas, West -- Societies, etc.
           Physicians -- Texas, West -- Societies, etc.
           Physicians -- Texas, West -- History.
           Public health -- Texas, West -- History.
           Medical ethics -- Texas, West.
           Lubbock County (Tex.) -- History.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- History.
           Garza County (Tex.) -- History.

 

    TITLE: Estacado, Texas, collection,
     YEAR: 1888 1975
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
   FORMAT: 383 leaves
    NOTES: Consists of correspondence, legal material, literary productions, 
           and scrapbook material pertaining to the settlement and history 
           of Estacado, Crosby County, Texas.  Of particular interest are 
           accounts of early frontier life on the Texas South Plains.
           Part of collection, 243 leaves, is on microfilm.
           Established in 1878 by Quaker colonists led by Paris Cox, this 
           was the first Anglo settlement in Crosby County, Texas, and the 
           original county seat of Crosby County.  The population of 600 
           declined after the county seat was moved to Emma in 1891, and by 
           1895, after the Quakers moved to Friendswood (Brazoria County, 
           Texas), the colony was disbanded.
  SUBJECT: Cox, Paris.
           Hunt, George M.
           Cities and towns -- Texas -- History.
           Land settlement -- Texas -- History.
           Quakers -- Texas -- History.
           Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas.
           Estacado (Tex.) -- Social life and customs.
           Estacado (Tex.) -- History.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- Social life and customs.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- History.
ALT TITLE: Collection, 1888-1975.

 
   AUTHOR: Murray, John W., 1880-1958.
    TITLE: Papers,
     YEAR: 1810 1982
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
   FORMAT: 4 microfilm reels : negative
    NOTES: Contains files documenting the genealogy of the J. W. Murray 
           family.  Includes chart; general files; scrapbook material (1875-
           1982); Crosby County, Texas history (1884-1981); Murray and 
           Wheeler families (1810-1980); Wheeler, Lockwood, and Hamby 
           families (1850-1982); miscellaneous (1889-1982) and photographs 
           (1899-1913).
           Microfilm. Lubbock, Texas: Southwest Collection, Texas Tech 
           University, 1983.
           Crosby County, Texas pioneer.  The first publisher of the Crosby 
           County NEWS.
  SUBJECT: Murray, John W., -- 1880-1958.
           Murray family.
           Wheeler family.
           Lockwood family.
           Hamby family.
           Crosby County News.
           Genealogy -- Texas -- Crosby County.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- Genealogy.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- Social life and customs.

 
   AUTHOR: Meyers, Kelvin L.
    TITLE: Crosby County, Texas :
           deed books I and II & transcribed deeds /
PUBLISHER: K.L. Meyers,
     YEAR: 1988     
 PUB TYPE: Book
    NOTES: Caption title: Crosby County deed abstracts.
  SUBJECT: Deeds -- Texas -- Crosby County.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- Genealogy.
    OTHER: Crosby County deed abstracts.

 
   AUTHOR: Meyers, Kelvin L.
    TITLE: Early records of Crosby land district, West Texas
           1880-1915 /
PUBLISHER: s.n.,
     YEAR: 1988     
 PUB TYPE: Book
    NOTES: Includes index.
  SUBJECT: Crosby County (Tex.) -- Genealogy.


   AUTHOR: Lodholz, Lisa.
    TITLE: Crosby County, Texas, marriage records /
PUBLISHER: F.T. Ingmire,
     YEAR: 1985 9999
 PUB TYPE: Book
    NOTES: Includes index.
           bk. 1. 1886-1909.
  SUBJECT: Marriage records -- Texas -- Crosby County.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- Genealogy.
    OTHER: Ingmire, Frances Terry.

 
    TITLE: Gone, but not forgotten :
           a cemetery survey of Crosby County, Texas.
PUBLISHER: Crosby County Pioneer Memorial in cooperation with Crosby County 
           Historical Commission,
     YEAR: 1983     
 PUB TYPE: Book
     ISBN: 0960694048
  SUBJECT: Registers of births, etc. -- Texas -- Crosby County.
           Cemeteries -- Texas -- Crosby County.
           Inscriptions -- Texas -- Crosby County.
           Crosby County (Tex.) -- Genealogy.
    OTHER: Crosby County Pioneer Memorial.
           Crosby County Historical Commission.

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