William F. Price Collection, 1837-1867
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Brief Description:

Most of the collection consists of papers of Elijah and Temperence Price, but there are also papers relating to the Blount & Price mercantile business, George Fulton Crocket and his family, and S[tephen] W[illiam] Blount & Co., all of San Augustine. Crocket and Blount, along with Travis Gustavus Broocks and Mathew Cartwright, jointly operated a steam mill near San Augustine which appears to have had facilities for sawing lumber and grinding grain. The papers include correspondence; financial records relating to cotton; personal and business bills, accounts, and receipts; and legal papers. The bills and accounts give details about consumer purchases such as clothing, fabrics, food, household items, medical expenses, school books, and music. Letterheads on the business stationery are decorated with ships, lighthouses, and covered wagons.

A genealogy including some of this line of the Price family is available in "Price Family Record," compiled by William Hall Price and Anne Price Mackenzie (1976). William F. Price was the grandson of Elijah and Tempe Price.

Held at:
East Texas Research Center
1936 North Street
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Phone: 936-468-4636
Email: asketrc [at] sfasu.edu
Record Series Number: A/26
Volume: 3.0 Linear Feet
More information is available at http://digital.sfasu.edu/cdm/search/searchterm/William%20F.%20Price%20Collection/mode/exact
Arrangement: The collection is arranged in 6 clamshell boxes and 1 oversize bundle.
Subject Index
Business records -- Texas -- San Augustine
Family records
Financial statements
Price, Elijah, 1791-1852
Price, Temperance, d. ca. 1859
Genres/Forms of Material