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TITLE: Dickens County :
           its land and people.
    PLACE: [Dickens, Tex.?] :
PUBLISHER: Dickens County Historical Commission,
     YEAR: 1986     
 PUB TYPE: Book
   FORMAT: 640 p. : ill., ports. ; 29 cm.
    NOTES: Prepared by Dickens County Book Committee?
           Illustrations on lining papers.
           Includes index.
  SUBJECT: Dickens County (Tex.) -- History.
           Dickens County (Tex.) -- Biography.
    OTHER: Dickens County Historical Commission (Tex.)
           Dickens County Book Committee (Tex.)

   AUTHOR: Arrington, Fred
    TITLE: A history of Dickens County:
           ranches and rolling plains.
    PLACE: [Dickens? Tex.]
PUBLISHER: Nortex Offset Publications,
     YEAR: 1971     
 PUB TYPE: Book
   FORMAT: 355 p. illus. 28 cm.
  SUBJECT: Dickens County (Tex.) -- Biography.
           Dickens County (Tex.) -- History.

    TITLE: History, Womans Missionary Union, District Nine, auxiliary to 
           Baptist General Convention of Texas :
           a history of Womans Missionary Union of District Nine from 1918 
           to 1955, including a resume of the W.M.U. history of each of the 
           eight Associations comprising District Nine /
    PUBLISHER: Executive Board, District Nine
     YEAR: 1955     
 PUB TYPE: Book
       NOTES: Cover title: History 36, Womans Missionary Union, District Nine.
  SUBJECT: Smith, Lon V., -- Mrs.
           Campbell, Tom, -- Mrs.
           Kirkpatrick, W. E., -- Mrs.
           Lumsden, Lon, -- Mrs.
           Pattillo, R. E. L., -- Mrs.
           Heck, Henry, -- Mrs.
           Woman's Missionary Union of Texas. -- District Nine -- History.
           Brownfield Baptist Association (Tex.). -- Woman's Missionary 
           Union -- History.
           Dickens Baptist Association (Tex.). -- Woman's Missionary Union --
           History.
           Floyd County Baptist Association (Tex.). -- Woman's Missionary 
           Union -- History.
           Hockley-Cochran Baptist Association (Tex.). -- Woman's Missionary 
           Union -- History.
           Lubbock Baptist Association (Tex.). -- Woman's Missionary Union --
           History.
           Staked Plains Baptist Association (Tex.). -- Woman's Missionary 
           Union -- History.
           Tierra Blanca Baptist Association (Tex.). -- Woman's Missionary 
           Union -- History.
           West Plains Baptist Association (Tex.). -- Woman's Missionary 
           Union -- History.
           Women, Baptist -- Texas -- History.
           Baptists -- Texas -- History.
    OTHER: Woman's Missionary Union of Texas. District Nine. Special History 
           Committee.
           History 36, Womans Missionary Union, District Nine.

   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: Gardner, Dan, 1851-1928.
    TITLE: Papers, 
     YEAR: 1897     
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
   FORMAT: 1 microfilm reel (20 ft.): negative.
    NOTES: Includes a diary concerned with life, events and transactions on 
           the Pitchfork Ranch for 1897, when Gardner was general manager.
           Microfilm. Lubbock, Texas: Southwest Collection, Texas Tech 
           University, 1977.
           Co-founder and first general manager of the Pitchfork Ranch in 
           Dickens and King counties, Texas.
  SUBJECT: Gardner, Dan, -- 1851-1928.
           Pitchfork Land and Cattle Company.
           Ranches -- Texas, West -- History.
           Ranch managers -- Texas, West -- History.
           Dickens County (Tex.) -- History.
           King County (Tex.) -- History.

  AUTHOR: Parr, Virgil V.
    TITLE: Papers,
     YEAR: 1921 1935
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
    NOTES: Contains correspondence, financial material, legal material, 
           minutes, literary productions, printed and scrapbook material 
           relating to Parr's life and career as a ranch manager and school 
           board official.  There is also a short autobiographical sketch on 
           his early life and career.
           Served as manager of the Pitchfork Ranch and later secretary of 
           the Wichita Consolidated School Board of Trustees in Dickens 
           County, Texas.  Originally from Gonzales County, Texas, Parr 
           graduated from Texas A & M in 1914 with a degree in animal 
           husbandry.  Served in France during World War I.
  SUBJECT: Parr, Virgil V.
           Pitchfork Land And Cattle Company (St. Louis, Mo.)
           Ranch managers -- Texas -- History.
           Rural schools -- Texas -- History.
           Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas.
           Ranch life -- Texas -- History.
           Pitchfork Ranch (Tex.)
           Dickens County (Tex.) -- History.

   AUTHOR: Sanders, Venoy.
    TITLE: Papers,
     YEAR: 1846 1980
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
    NOTES: See also:  C. E. Sanders papers, 1955-1976.
           Includes scrapbook material, literary production, correspondence, 
           printed material, memorabilia, photographs, yearbooks and 
           newsclippings.  Primarily consists of material collected by 
           Sanders on various aspects of Texas history.
           Microfilm. Lubbock, Texas: Southwest Collection Texas Tech 
           University, 1980. 8 reels microfilm : negative
           Pioneer West Texas farm wife.  Married C. E. Sanders.  Resided in 
           Lynn and Crosby counties and experienced changes in the 
           agribusiness from ranching to dryland farming to irrigated 
           farming.  Active in the Texas State Historical Commission, the 
           old settlers' organization and in the Ralls, Texas, Study Group.
  SUBJECT: Texas Federation of Women's Clubs.
           Cattle brands -- Texas -- History.
           Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas, West.
           Oil well drilling -- Texas.
           Women -- Texas.
           Women civic leaders -- Texas -- Societies and clubs -- History.
           Dallas (Tex.) -- History.
           Dickens County (Tex.) -- History.
           Runnels County (Tex.) -- History.
           Texas, West -- History -- Sources.
 
   AUTHOR: Holden, Maggie Lee Bullion, 1877-1958.
    TITLE: Papers,
     YEAR: 1944 1948
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
    NOTES: Includes literary productions and correspondence.  Collection 
           bulks with typed manuscripts of Mrs. Holden's reminiscences of 
           farm life in Texas and New Mexico.  Correspondence concerns the 
           writing of these memoirs.
           Pioneer farmwoman.  Born 1877 in Granbury, Texas. Daughter of 
           George Wilson Bullion and Columbia Ann Phenix Bullion.  Married 
           Isaac Calloway Holden in 1902.  They lived in Lubbock, Fisher, 
           Taylor, Dickens and Somervell counties of Texas, and in the 
           Animas and Playas Valleys of New Mexico.  Mrs. Holden lived in 
           Big Spring, Texas, from 1940 until her death in 1958.
  SUBJECT: Holden family.
           Bullion family.
           Land settlement -- Texas -- History.
           Land settlement -- New Mexico -- History.
           Farm life -- Texas -- History.
           Farm life -- New Mexico -- History.
           Women pioneers -- Texas.
           Women pioneers -- New Mexico.
           Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas.
           Frontier and pioneer life -- New Mexico.
           Lubbock County (Tex.) -- History.
           Taylor County (Tex.) -- History.
           Hood County (Tex.) -- History.
           Somervell County (Tex.) -- History.
           Dickens County (Tex.) -- History.
           Fisher County (Tex.) -- History.
           Estacado (Tex.) -- History.
           Playas Valley (N.M.) -- History.
           Animas Valley (N.M.) -- History.
    OTHER: Holden, William Curry, 1896-
 
  AUTHOR: Godfrey, J. Fike (James Fike), 1923-    , collector.
    TITLE: Collection,
     YEAR: 1911 1979
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
     NOTES: Includes financial material pertaining to the Godfrey Motor 
           Company and to the Godfrey family interests in insurance and 
           rental property.  Also includes scrapbook material from the 
           Godfrey Motor Company, the Godfrey Ranch, and the West Texas 
           Chamber of Commerce.  Collection bulks (1971-1979) with 
           scrapbooks from the West Texas Chamber of Commerce.
           Rancher, businessman, civic leader.  Born in 1923 in Spur, Texas. 
           Operated the Godfrey Motor Company with his father William Fike 
           Godfrey in Spur, Texas.  Dealership was in operation for 54 
           years.  James Fike Godfrey served as president of the company 
           from 1948 to 1967.  Served as president of the West Texas Chamber 
           of Commerce in 1969.
  SUBJECT: Godfrey, J. Fike -- (James Fike), -- 1923-
           Godfrey family.
           Godfrey Motor Company (Spur, Tex.)
           West Texas Chamber of Commerce.
           Automobile industry and trade -- Texas -- Spur -- History.
           Automobile dealers -- Texas -- Spur -- History.
           Boards of trade -- Texas, West -- History.
           Insurance -- Texas -- Spur -- Agents.
           Lease and rental services -- Texas -- History.
           Spur (Tex.) -- History.
           Dickens County (Tex.) -- History.

   AUTHOR: Jones, Clifford B. (Clifford Bartlett), 1885-1972.
    TITLE: Papers,
     YEAR: 1836 1973
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
     NOTES: Includes correspondence, legal material, financial material, 
           photographs, genealogical material and newsclippings relating to 
           the business, educational and personal activities of Clifford B. 
           Jones.  Collection bulks (1919-1972) with materials pertaining to 
           Texas Technological College and the Spur Ranch. Of special 
           interest are pamphlets of the White Citizens Council, a 
           segregationist group.
           Businessman, ranch manager and college president.  Born in 1885 
           in Rico, Colorado.  Manager of the Spur Ranch in Dickens County, 
           Texas, from 1913-1939. Instrumental in the establishment of Texas 
           Technological College, served on the original Board of Directors, 
           and was the third president of the college from 1939-1944. Member 
           of the West Texas Chamber of Commerce and the Good Roads 
           Movement.  Active in land sales and colonization, banking and 
           politics, and numerous social, historical and fraternal 
           organizations.  Died in 1972 in Lubbock, Texas.
  SUBJECT: Jones, Clifford B. -- (Clifford Bartlett) -- 1885-1972.
           Jones family.
           Bartlett family.
           Texas Technological College -- Administration.
           Texas Technological College -- History.
           Spur Security Bank (Spur, Tex.)
           Lubbock National Bank (Lubbock, Tex.)
           Mercantile National Bank (Dallas, Tex.)
           Texas Highway Department.
           S. M. Swenson and Sons.
           Spur Farm Lands.
           Ranch managers -- Texas -- History.
           Ranches -- Texas -- History.
           Land companies -- Texas -- History.
           Land settlement -- Texas -- History.
           Agriculture -- Texas -- History.
           Banks and banking -- Texas -- History.
           Civic leaders -- Texas -- Lubbock -- History.
           Universities and colleges -- Texas -- Administration -- History.
           Railroads -- Texas -- History.
           Segregation -- United States -- History.
           Spur (Tex.) -- History.
           Spur Ranch (Tex.) -- History.
           Dickens County (Tex.) -- History.
           Lubbock (Tex.) -- History.
           Texas -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
           Texas -- Politics and government -- 1951-
    OTHER: Guy, Charles A., 1903-1985.
           Haley, J. Evetts (James Evetts), 1901-
 
   AUTHOR: Formby, Marshall Clinton, 1911-1984.
    TITLE: Papers,
     YEAR: 1883 1980
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
       NOTES: Includes correspondence, printed material, legal and financial 
           material, literary productions, photographs, and scrapbook 
           material pertaining to the career of Marshall Formby and his 
           interests and activities in law, politics, business, higher 
           education, the military, and religious and civic organizations in 
           Texas and throughout the United States.  Collection bulks (1930-
           1980) with correspondence and printed material pertaining to his 
           terms as county judge, state senator, and Texas Highway 
           Commissioner.  Of particular interest are materials concerning 
           state and federal highway programs, Texas Tech University and 
           Texas politics.
           Attorney, politician, newspaper publisher, radio executive.  Born 
           1911 in Commo, Hopkins County, Texas.  B.A., Texas Technological 
           College, 1932; M.A., University of Texas, 1937; J.D., Baylor 
           University, 1951. Served as county judge of Dickens County, Texas 
           (1937-1940); Texas State Senator, Lubbock District (1941-1945); 
           Texas Highway Commission (1953-1959); Texas Turnpike Authority; 
           and the Board of Regents of Texas Tech University (1967-1971).  
           Was also a newspaper publisher and owned or co-owned numerous 
           radio stations in Texas including KPAN in Hereford; KFLD in 
           Floydada; KTVE in Tulia; KSML in Seminole; KACT in Andrews and 
           KLVT in Levelland.  Died in 1984 in Plainview, Texas.
  SUBJECT: Texas Tech University. -- Board of Regents.
           Texas Tech University -- Finance.
           Texas Tech University -- Planning.
           Texas Tech University -- Administration.
           Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
           Rotary International.
           Texas Highway Commission.
           Texas Turnpike Authority.
           Young Men's Christian Administration.
           American Association of State Highway Officials.
           Western Association of State Highway Officials.
           Education, Higher -- Texas -- History.
           Universities and colleges -- Law and legislation -- Texas.
           Highway planning -- Texas -- History.
           Highway law -- Texas -- History.
           Radio stations -- Texas -- History.
           Radio broadcasting -- Texas -- History.
           Civic leaders -- Texas -- History.
           Politicians -- Texas -- History.
           Electioneering Texas -- History.
           Agricultural subsidies -- Texas -- History.
           Depressions -- 1929 -- Texas.
           Dickens County (Tex.) -- History.
           Plainview (Tex.) -- History.
           Lubbock (Tex.) -- History.
           Texas -- Politics and government -- 1951-
    OTHER: Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-
           Smith, Preston.
           Jones, Clifford B. (Clifford Bartlett), 1885-1972.
           Mahon, George Herman, 1900-1985.
           Briscoe, Dolph.
           Shivers, Allan.
           Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
           Connally, John Bowden, 1917-
 
   AUTHOR: Goodwin, James Allen, 1873-1961.
    TITLE: Papers,
     YEAR: 1879 1965
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
    NOTES: Contains correspondence, financial material, scrapbook material, 
           newsclippings, and photographs.  Collection bulks (1887-1963) 
           with financial documents consisting of vendor's leins, insurance 
           forms, county and income tax forms, and poll tax receipts.
           Cotton gin owner and operator. Born in 1873 in San Augustine, 
           Texas.  Began cotton ginning at age 19.  Came to West Texas in 
           1908 and began a gin in King County.  He later erected gins in 
           Cottle County and bought a gin in Spur, Texas.  He also operated 
           two gins in Lubbock County during the 1940s.  He sold all his 
           ginning interests in 1952 but remained active in farming in 
           Lubbock and Hockley Counties until his death in 1961.
  SUBJECT: Matador Land and Cattle Company.
           Cotton gins and ginning -- Texas -- History.
           Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Texas.
           Farmers -- Texas -- History.
           Cattle trade -- Texas -- History.
           Motley County (Tex.) -- History.
           Cottle County (Tex.) -- History.
           Dickens County (Tex.) -- History.
           Lubbock County (Tex.) -- History.
 
   AUTHOR: Rodgers, Irene VanLeer.
    TITLE: Papers,
     YEAR: 1900 1970
 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control
   FORMAT: 126 leaves
    NOTES: Includes correspondence, financial and legal material, 
           photographs, newsclippings, and literary productions pertaining 
           to ranch life, cattle, cowboys, the Rodgers family, school 
           experiences, and political offices and events of Kent, Garza, and 
           Dickens Counties.  Collection bulks (1902-1970) with related 
           newsclippings.  Of particular interest are photos of the Spur 
           Inn, Spur, Texas (ca. 1910), the school house and students of 
           Dickens, Texas (ca. 1910), and other photos of early residents 
           and structures of Garza, Kent, and Dickens Counties of Texas.
           Homemaker, county treasurer of Garza County, Texas.  Mrs. Rodgers 
           was educated in a one-room school house in Dickens County, Texas 
           and married Norman Nonnie Rodgers, a rancher in Kent County, 
           Texas, in 1906.  Their children were named Novis N., Rose Jean, 
           and Dan V.  The Rodgers moved to Post, Texas, in 1922, and Mr. 
           Rodgers died in 1936.  Appointed Deputy County Clerk of Garza 
           County in 1939, Mrs. Rodgers was elected County Treasurer of 
           Garza County, Texas in 1941.  She later resided in Lubbock, 
           Texas.
  SUBJECT: General Federation of Women's Clubs.
           Junior Welfare League.
           Spur Inn (Spur, Tex.)
           General Federation of Women's Clubs Convention ( -- 1941 : -- 
           Atlantic City).
           Texas Cowboy Reunion ( -- 1939: -- Stamford, Texas).
           Ranches -- Texas.
           Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Texas.
           Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas.
           Rural schools -- Texas.
           County government -- Texas.
           Dickens (Tex.) -- History.
           Garza County (Tex.) -- History.
           Kent County (Tex.) -- History.
           Lubbock County (Tex.) -- History.
           Snyder (Tex.)
    OTHER: Rodgers, N. N., Sr.
           Rodgers, N. N., Jr.
           Rodgers, Willis.
           Rodgers, Rose Jean.
           Roundtree, Mason.

   AUTHOR: Scott, Bill.
    TITLE: Dickens Cemetery :
           established 1948 / prepared by Bill Scott ; George L. Hotchco.
PUBLISHER: [Dickens Cemetery Association],
     YEAR: 1992     
 PUB TYPE: Book
  SUBJECT: Cemeteries -- Texas -- Dickens County.
           Registers of births, etc. -- Texas -- Dickens County.
           Dickens County (Tex.) -- Genealogy.
    OTHER: Hotchco, George L.

   AUTHOR: Dickens, Justin Kirk.
    TITLE: The descendants of Ephraim Dickens (Jr.) and Thomas Dickens :
           brothers of Raleigh County, West Virginia : the third progress 
           report /
PUBLISHER: J.K. Dickens], Campbell)
     YEAR: 1986     
 PUB TYPE: Book
    NOTES: Includes index.
  SUBJECT: Dickens family.
           Raleigh County (W. Va.) -- Genealogy.

   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
    NOTES: Photocopy of microfilm.
           Includes index.
  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: Shirley, Mildred Jackson, 1926-
    TITLE: Top of the Cap
PUBLISHER: M. Shirley,
     YEAR: 1985     
 PUB TYPE: Book
    NOTES: Typescript.
  SUBJECT: Registers of births, etc. -- Texas -- Dickens County.
           Dickens County (Tex.) -- Genealogy.
           Dickens County (Tex.) -- Census, 1900.
    OTHER: United States. Census Office. 12th census, 1900.

ACCESSION: 23105411
   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: Moorhouse, Bob  
    TITLE: Pitchfork Country - The Photography of Bob Moorhouse
PUBLISHER: National Ranching Heritage
     YEAR: 2000	
 PUB/TYPE: Photography
    NOTES: Eight chapters of photography portraying the life of 
	   the historic Pitchfork Ranch, the horses, cowboys, their trade, 
	   chuck wagon, wildlife.   
	
   AUTHOR: Holden, William Curry
    TITLE: Espuela Land and Cattle Company
PUBLISHER: Texas State Historical Association
     YEAR: 1970
    NOTES: A study of a Foreign-Owned Ranch in Texas.
           "This I can Leave You - A Woman's Day on Pitchfork" by Mamie Cypert Burns

   AUTHOR: Holden, William Curry
    TITLE: The Spur Ranch
PUBLISHER: The Christopher Publishing House, Boston
     YEAR: 1934
    NOTES: A study of the Enclosed Ranch Phase of the Cattle Industry in Texas.
  
		   


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