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


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[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.

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[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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