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 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.

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