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 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.

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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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