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

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Collection Overview

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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: Notes for a tour of NacogdochesAdd to your cart.
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Folder 4: Notebook - household and Miscellaneous Notes, 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Notebooks - Household, Inventory of Possessions, 1925, 1943, 1947Add to your cart.
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Folder 7: Notebook - Books recommended by teacher, Miss Harrison, 1899Add to your cart.
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