William F. Price Collection, 1837-1867 | East Texas Research Center

By Elizabeth Tucker & Pam Palmer

Collection Overview

Title: William F. Price Collection, 1837-1867Add to your cart.

ID: A/26

Extent: 3.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in 6 clamshell boxes and 1 oversize bundle.

Subjects: Business records -- Texas -- San Augustine, Family records, Financial statements, Letterheads, Price, Elijah, 1791-1852, Price, Temperance, d. ca. 1859

Forms of Material: Correspondence

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Collection Historical Note

Elijah Price was born in Martin County, North Carolina on September 9, 1791. On December 11, 1821 he married Temperance ("Tempe") Thomas of Stantonsburg, North Carolina. They remained in North Carolina until 1830, at which time they moved to Lawrence County, Alabama. They also lived in Sumter County, where Price served as a State Representative in the Alabama Legislature. In 1841 the Price family moved to Texas, staying for a while in Polk (then Liberty) County, then later settling on a large plantation near San Augustine. Price was a Mason, an Odd Fellow, and a member of Christ Episcopal Church. He died in San Augustine on November 17, 1852, leaving his widow to continue running the plantation until her death about 1859. There were ten children in the Price family, and the plantation was sold after Tempe died.

(Price, William Hall and Mackenzie, Ann Price, Price Family Record, 1976; Crocket, G. L., Two Centuries in East Texas, Dallas: Southwest Press, 1932)

Subject/Index Terms

Business records -- Texas -- San Augustine
Family records
Financial statements
Letterheads
Price, Elijah, 1791-1852
Price, Temperance, d. ca. 1859


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4],
[Box 5],
[Box 6],
[Bundle 1: Plat of Irish Survey [San Augustine Co.?], n.d.; drawing of plans for the steam mill [?], n.d. Handwritten. 2 items.],
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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence to Elijah Price, re: farming, financial concerns., 1842-1843Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence to Elijah Price, re: family matters, politics, annexation, slaves, farming, financial concerns. Includes C. R. Wright of New Orleans; Morrison Thomas., 1844Add to your cart.
From Jas. B. Tartt, April 5, 1844. [image]
Folder 3: Correspondence to Elijah Price, re: cotton, farming, financial matters. Includes T. G. Broocks; Wright Cooper of New Orleans., 1845Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence to Elijah Price, re: corn and financial matters, 1845Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence to Elijah Price, re: cotton, salt, financial concerns. Includes Wright & Cooper., 1845-1846Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence to Elijah Price, re: cotton, financial concerns, family and friends. Includes C. H. Alexander Co. of Grand Ecore, LA; M[orrison] Thomas, 1849Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence to Elijah Price, re: cotton, financial concerns, family matters. Includes nephew Elijah Price, L. L. Mooring, Morrison Thomas., 1850-1852Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence to Elijah Price, re: family matters, cotton, inquiry about Texas, financial concerns. Includes Peter Knight, L. L. Mooring, A. B. Thomas, 1852Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence to Elijah Price, re: cotton accounts with Rhodes Wright & Co. of New Orleans, 1848Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence to Elijah Price, re: cotton accounts with Rhodes Wright & Co., 1849Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence to Elijah Price, re: cotton accounts with Rhodes Wright & Co., 1849-1850Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence to Elijah Price, re: cotton storage and merchandise accounts with Stewart & Co., Grand Ecore, LA, 1848-1850Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence to Elijah Price,  re: cotton storage and merchandise accounts with Stewart & Co, 1850-1851Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence to Elijah Price, re: cotton storage and merchandise accounts with Stewart & Co., 1851Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence to Elijah Price, re: cotton storage and merchandise accounts with Stewart & Co, 1852Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence to Elijah Price, re: cotton and merchandise accounts with M. D. Cooper & Co. of New Orleans, 1850-1851Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence to Elijah Price, re: cotton and merchandise accounts with M. D. Cooper & Co, 1851Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Correspondence to Elijah Price, re: cotton and merchandise accounts with M. D. Cooper & Co, 1851Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Correspondence to Elijah Price, re: cotton and merchandise accounts with M. D. Cooper & Co., 1851Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Correspondence to Elijah Price,  re: cotton and merchandise accounts with M. D. Cooper & Co, 1852Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Correspondence to Elijah Price, re: cotton and merchandise accounts with M. D. Cooper & Co., 1852Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Correspondence to Elijah Price, re: cotton and merchandise accounts with M. D. Cooper & Co., 1852Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Estate papers, Elijah Price, administrator for James A. Anderson estate, 1849-1851Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Legal papers of Elijah Price, Includes transaction for land, slaves, payment of legal fees. [One document written on verve of another.], 1837-1846Add to your cart.
July 16, 1843, Thomas Stublefield to E. Price, sale of slave [Image]
Folder 2: Legal papers of Elijah Price, Includes land transaction, transfer of promissory note, legal fees., 1848-1852Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Accounts and bills of Elijah Price, 1840-1842Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Accounts and bills of Elijah Price, 1843-1845Add to your cart.
1843 Receipt, includes shoe purchase for slaves Bob and Sal. [image]
Folder 5: Accounts and bills of Elijah Price, 1846-1847Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Accounts and bills of Elijah Price, 1847-1850Add to your cart.

January 1850, Doctor's bill for slave. [image]

April 1847-December 1848, bill for doctor visits, including slaves. [image]

Folder 7: Accounts and bills of Elijah Price, 1850-1852Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Tax receipts of Elijah Price, 1843-1852Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Receipts and note to Elijah Price [treasurer], re: San Augustine chapter of American Bible Society, 1849-1851Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Receipts of Elijah Price, Includes one for a slave, 1838-1843Add to your cart.
March 1838, receipt for sale of slave Bill [Image]
Folder 11: Receipts of Elijah Pric, 1844-1852Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Promissory notes and list of notes, 1842-1847Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Estate of Elijah Price, Accounts and bills filed against estate., 1850-1857Add to your cart.
1852 receipt for purchase of coffin for son. [Image]
Folder 14: Estate of Elijah Price, Receipts. Includes tax receipts, 1853-1858Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Miscellaneous, Obituary notices re: Elijah Price [two removed from office file], funeral announcement, empty envelope, 1852Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence of Blount & Price, re: cotton and financial concerns., 1848-1849Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Financial papers of Blount & Price, re: court cases, bills, accounts., 1848-1854Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Promissory notes of Blount & Price, 1849-1851Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Correspondence to Tempe Price, re: cotton accounts with M. D. Cooper & Co, 1852-1853Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Correspondence to Tempe Price, re: cotton accounts with M. D. Cooper & Co, 1853Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Correspondence to Tempe Price, re: cotton accounts with M. D. Cooper & Co, 1854Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Correspondence to Tempe Price, re: cotton accounts with M. D. Cooper & Co., 1854Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Correspondence to Tempe Price, re: cotton accounts with M. D. Cooper., 1854Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Correspondence to Tempe Price, re: cotton accounts with M. D. Cooper & Co., 1854Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Correspondence to Tempe Price, re: cotton accounts with M. D. Cooper & Co, 1855Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Correspondence to Tempe Price, re: cotton accounts with M. D. Cooper & Co, 1856Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Correspondence to Tempe Price, re: cotton accounts with M. D. Cooper & Co, 1856-1857Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence to Tempe Price, re: storage of cotton with Stewart & Co, 1852-1853Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence to Tempe Price, re: cotton and merchandise accounts with A. D. Alexander & Co., Grand Ecore, LA. Includes bills and receipts., 1853Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence to Tempe Price, re: cotton and merchandise accounts with J. D. Alexander & Co., 1854Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence to Tempe Price, re: cotton and merchandise accounts with J. D. Alexander & Co., 1854Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence to Tempe Price,  re: cotton and merchandise accounts with J. D. Alexander & Co, 1854-1855Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence to Tempe Price, re: cotton accounts with Swiney, Green & Co., New Orleans, LA., 1854Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence to Tempe Price, re: cotton and merchandise accounts with Walmsley Brothers, Grand Ecore, LA., 1855-1856Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence to Tempe Price, re: accounts with Russell & Rogers, Grand Ecore, LA., 1856-1858Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence to Tempe Price, re: cotton accounts with McKleray & Bradford, New Orleans, LA, 1856Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence to Tempe Price, re: cotton accounts with McKleray & Bradford., 1856Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence to Tempe Price, re: cotton and merchandise accounts with Stephens & Carver, Grand Ecore, LA, 1855-1856Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence to Tempe Price, re: cotton and merchandise accounts with Stephens & Carve, 1856Add to your cart.
May 17, 1856 [Image]
Folder 13: Correspondence to Tempe Price, re: cotton and merchandise accounts with Stephens & Carver, 1856Add to your cart.
November 3, 1856 [Image] November 25, 1856 [Image]
Folder 14: Correspondence to Tempe Price, re: cotton and merchandise accounts with Stephens & Carver, 1857Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence to Tempe Price, re: cotton and merchandise accounts with Stephens & Carver, 1857Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence to Tempe Price, re: cotton and merchandise accounts with J. H. Stephens & Co., Grand Ecore, LA, 1857Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence to Tempe Price, re: cotton and merchandise accounts with J. H. Stephens & Co, 1857Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Correspondence to Tempe Price, re: cotton and merchandise accounts with J. H. Stephens & Co, 1858Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Correspondence to Tempe Price, re: cotton accounts with J. H. Stephens & Co, 1858Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Correspondence to Tempe Price, re: cotton accounts with Buchanan, Carroll & Co., New Orleans, LA., 1857Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Correspondence to Tempe Price, re: cotton accounts with Buchanan, Carroll & Co, 1858Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Correspondence to Tempe Price, re: cotton accounts with Buchanan, Carroll & Co. Includes announcement of the dissolution of the company and the formation of Carroll, Hoy & Co, 1858Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Correspondence to Tempe Price, re: cotton accounts with John O. McGehee & Co., New Orleans, LA. Includes B. B.[?] Thomas [brothe, 1858Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Correspondence to Tempe Price, re: cotton accounts with Winston, Morrison & Co., New Orleans, L, 1858Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence to Tempe Price,  re: family matters, religion, Christmas, labor costs. Includes recipes for dyes. Includes Susan [Alice] Price [m. Smith, daughter], Henry Sansom, 1852-1857Add to your cart.
December 29, 1857, recipe for red and green dye [Image]
Folder 2: Correspondence to Tempe Price, re: labor costs, corn, merchandise. Includes T. A. BroockAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Legal papers of Tempe Price, Receipt for lost promissory note; agreement with A. G. Price [son Albert Galatin?] re: maintenance of plantation; receipt for court case., 1854-1858Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Accounts and bills of Tempe Price, Includes cotton, merchandise, medical fees., 1853Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Accounts and bills of Tempe Price, Includes merchandise and medical fees, 1854Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Accounts and bills of Tempe Price. Includes merchandise, medical fees, wagon repairs., 1855Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Accounts and bills of Tempe Price, Includes merchandise, carpentry., 1856Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Accounts and bills of Tempe Price, Includes merchandise, labor, music, portrait painting., 1856-1857Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Accounts and bills of Tempe Price, Includes merchandise, music., 1857Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Accounts and bills of Tempe Price, Includes merchandise, medicines, 1857Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Receipts to Tempe Price, 1854-1858Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Letter from Su[san Alice Price] Smith to George F. Crocket, re: Tempe Price's estate., 1862Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Estate of Elijah and Tempe Price, administrator's sale notice, Photocopy. [Gift of Charles S. McMillan.], 1859Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Envelopes addressed to Tempe PriceAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence to Betty [Elizabeth] Price, from Su[san Alice Price] Smith [sister] re: family matters, pie recipe., 1858Add to your cart.
April 4, 1858, mock apple pie recipe. [image]
Folder 16: Correspondence and notes of A[lbert] G[alatin] Price,  re: cotton, merchandise, financial concerns., 1843 1858Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence, bill, and receipt of B[enjamin] F[ranklin] Price, Includes cotton, marriage, murder trial in Henderson, lawyer Frank Bowdon, Thomas Smith of Henderson [brother-in-law], 1852-1854Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Letter to E[lizabeth] R. B. Thomas [sister of Tempe Price?], re: church, school, family matters, 1847Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Miscellaneous. Small memo book, with cotton weights, accounts; leather wallet, n.d.; cloth bag [money sack?], 1844-1847Add to your cart.
Folder 20: 2 Daybooks, 1837-1843, 1852-1854Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence to George F[ulton] Crocket, re: financial concerns, steam mill, 1858-1860Add to your cart.
June 15, 1860, note to charge 5 bushels of meal for man with hungry children. [Image]
Folder 2: Correspondence to George F. Crocket, re: steam mill, U.S. Internal Revenue., 1860-1867Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Accounts and bills of George F. Crocket, Includes merchandise and tuition, 1850-1854Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Accounts and bills of George F. Crocket, Includes merchandise and tuition, 1856-1861Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Accounts and bills of George F. Crocket family Includes merchandise, 1853-1854Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Receipts and promissory note to George F. Crocket, 1846-1860Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Algebra notes of Crocket family [?], n.d., some written on Confederate Quartermaster's paper.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Miscellaneous papers of George F. Crocket family, n.d. Account book for school [taught by Crocket sisters]; pattern forms [possibly for a collar]; notes on Episcopal services; flier on soliciting subscribers for Leisure Hours; book catalog from Pott, Young & Co., New YorkAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence of Payne & Crocket,  re: financial concerns., 1853-1856Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Accounts, bills, and notes of Payne & Crocket, Includes merchandise., 1856-1858Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Receipts of Payne & Crocket, 1857-1859Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Promissory notes of Payne & Crocket, 1856-1858Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence to S[tephen] W[illiam] Blount & Co. re: accounts with Russel & Co., Grand Ecore, LA. Includes steam mill, merchandise., 1859Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence to S. W. Blount & Co., re: accounts with Russell & Co. Includes steam mill, merchandise, 1859Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence to S. W. Blount & Co. re: accounts with Russell & Co. Includes steam mill, merchandise, 1860Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence to S. W. Blount & Co., re: accounts with M. D. Cooper & Co., New Orleans, LA. Includes steam mill, merchandise, 1859Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence to S. W. Blount & Co., re: accounts with M. D. Cooper & Co. Includes sawmill, merchandise, 1859-1860Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Correspondence to S. W. Blount & Co. re: steam mill and merchandise., 1859-1861Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Accounts and bills to S. W. Blount & Co. from Broocks & Burleson and C. I. Polk & Bros, 1859-1860Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Accounts and bills to S. W. Blount & Co, 1860Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Correspondence to T[ravis] G[ustavus] Broocks,re: accounts with Wells & Miller of Baltimore, MD. Includes steam mil, 1859Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Correspondence to T. G. Broocks re: accounts with M. D. Cooper & Co. and R. Hoe & Co. Includes steam mill. Handwritten, 1859Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Accounts and bills of T. G. Broocks, Includes lumber and steam mill, 1859Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, receipts, and miscellaneous papers, probably relating to the steam mill operated by S. W. Blount, T. G. Broocks, George F. Crocket, and Mathew Cartwright . Handwritten., 1859-1860Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Accounts and bills of the Steam Mill, Handwritten, printed, 1859Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Accounts and bills of the Steam Mill, Handwritten, 1860Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Letter from John R. Marsh, McDonald Co., MO., to Charlton Paine, San Augustine re: farming, family, and financial concerns. Handwritten, May 25, 1855Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Miscellaneous legal papers, re: land, slaves, and cattle. Handwritten., 1842-1853Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Miscellaneous promissory notes and receipts, Handwritten, 1847-1858Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Miscellaneous receipts and financial papers, Handwritten, printed., 1858-1860Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Miscellaneous, n.d. Poem, addresses Mrs. General [James Pinckney?] Henderson; embroidery [?] pattern. Handwritten.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Letters, 1859, 1900Add to your cart.

Funeral notice for Ms. Tempe Price, January 20, 1859. (photocopy)

Letter to brother from T. P. M. L. (n.d.)

Letter to Mrs. Eliza Price from sister, Sue Smith dated January 17, 1900.

Folder 10: PhotographsAdd to your cart.

Pencil drawing of Albert G. Price (son of Temperance and Col. Elijah Price), n.d.

Elizabeth Slaughter Price (wife of A. G. Price), n.d.

Eugene Earnest Price, 1867-1945, (son of Elijah III and Eliza Hall Price), n.d. (photocopy)

Oscar Gladstone Lynch (son of Tempe Jane Sossam and John Lynch), n.d.

Mr. and Mrs. Ledford (Lizzie Price, daughter of Virginia Wallace Price Roberts), n.d.

Bettie Edmondson (daughter of Alberta P. Thacker Edmondson), n.d.

Memorial stone for Elijah Price, a Revolutionary Soldier. From Price Cemetery, Logansport, LA, dated July 4, 1977.

Headstone for Eliza Hall Price and Elijah Price, Logansport, LA, n.d.

Bundle 1: Plat of Irish Survey [San Augustine Co.?], n.d.; drawing of plans for the steam mill [?], n.d. Handwritten. 2 items.Add to your cart.

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