Missoura Garrett Price Papers, 1884-1947 | East Texas Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: Missoura Garrett Price Papers, 1884-1947Add to your cart.

ID: A/27

Primary Creator: Price, Missoura Garrett (b. 1869)

Extent: 3.0 Linear Feet

Subjects: Family records, Garrison Coal and Oil Company -- Records and correspondence, Genealogy, Petroleum industry and trace -- Records and correspondence, Price, Missoura Garrett, b. 1869 -- Correspondence

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection includes business and personal correspondence, especially from Missoura's daughter Mintie who lived in Mexico and Columbia while her husband worked for the Texas Company (now Texaco). Other items of note are corporate records of the Garrison Coal & Oil Company, and correspondence on the genealogy of the Truitt and Garrett families. The collection also contains Mrs. Price's household notebooks and other writings, photographs, and personal memorabilia.

Collection Historical Note

Missoura Garrett was born March 22, 1869 in Shelby County, Texas. She attended various schools including Keachi College in 1886-1887 and taught in several East Texas towns during the late 1880's and early 1890's, including Center and Garrison. In 1895 she married William F. Price who operated a coal and oil business first in Logansport, Louisiana, then in Garrison. By the time she married she had changed the spelling of her first name to "Missoura" and used this form consistently for the rest of her life.

The Prices lived in a house at 304 Mound Street in Nacogdoches. When it burned in the 1920's, it was rebuilt by Dietrich Rulfs. His drawings for rebuilding and materials specifications are included in the collection. Mrs. Price ran a boarding house in that location from the 1920's to 1940's.

Mrs. Price was active in women's organizations, especially the Cum Concilio Club of which she was president and a member for fifty years.

("Missoura Garrett Price Papers." East Texas Research Center. Ralph W. Steen Library. Stephen F. Austin State University).

Subject/Index Terms

Family records
Garrison Coal and Oil Company -- Records and correspondence
Genealogy
Petroleum industry and trace -- Records and correspondence
Price, Missoura Garrett, b. 1869 -- Correspondence


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Folder 1: William F. Price - Correspondence re: Garrison Coal and Oil Company, 1919-1921Add to your cart.
Folder 2: William F. Price - Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1920-1932Add to your cart.
Folder 3: William F. Price - Financial Papers, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 4: William F. Price - Financial Papers [bank statement and checks], 1919-1920, 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 5: William F. Price - Garrison Coal and Oil Company Leases, 1919-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 6: William F. Price - tax receipts for E1 Paso County, 1917Add to your cart.
Folder 7: William F. Price - Litigations, 1921-1925Add to your cart.
Folder 8: William F. Price - Shelby Co. deed, 1898 and Lignite Company Papers, 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 9: William F. Price - stray envelopeAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Oil and Gas Legal Papers (not W. F. Price), 1918-1921Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence from Missoura Price, 1884-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence to Missoura Price from Mary Price [daughter]Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Letters of recommendation for Mary and Mintie Price, 1914, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence to Missoura Price from Laura Blount Williams [granddaughter], 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence to Missoura Price from Dick [nephew], 1936, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence to Missoura Price from Etta [sister], 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence to Missoura Price from Robert [nephew], 1941, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Correspondence to Missoura from Mintie Price Williams [daughter], 1918-1919Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Correspondence to Missoura from Mintie, 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Correspondence to Missoura from Mintie, 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Correspondence to Missoura from Mintie, 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Correspondence to Missoura from Mintie, 1938Add to your cart.

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