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
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.],

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.

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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