Luther Swift Collection, 1900-1956 | East Texas Research Center

By Kyle Ainsworth

Collection Overview

Title: Luther Swift Collection, 1900-1956Add to your cart.

ID: A/279

Primary Creator: Swift, Luther

Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Consists of 8 folders arranged in 1 small box.

Subjects: Insurance policies -- Texas -- Nacogdoches, Land titles -- Texas -- Nacogdoches, Swift, Luther -- Correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Legal documents pertaining to Nacogdoches area land transactions make up the bulk of this collection, though there is also some correspondence, an insurance policy for the Swift Bros. livery barn, and a map of land off Bois d'Arc Street.

Collection Historical Note

The son of Ella Teutsch Swift and Tom Swift, Luther Swift, Sr. was born in Nacogdoches County May 13, 1879. Swift married Ethel Leak in 1899, and the couple raised two children--Luther, Jr. and Lance. Luther Swift, Sr. made a living in the cattle and oil businesses. Swift Bros. owned operated a livery barn on North Main Street for a number of years. He died March 29, 1956 and was buried in the Swift Cemetery in Nacogdoches.


"Funeral Today for Luther Swift Sr." 30 March 1956. Daily Sentinel.

Subject/Index Terms

Insurance policies -- Texas -- Nacogdoches
Land titles -- Texas -- Nacogdoches
Swift, Luther -- Correspondence

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Preferred Citation: [Item], Luther Swift Collection (A-279), East Texas Research Center, Ralph W. Steen Library, Stephen F. Austin State University.

Processing Information: Processed by Jenna Smith, 2011. Reviewed by Kyle Ainsworth 1/21/2012.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Folder:

[Folder 1: Legal Documents - Nacogdoches County, 1903-1917],
[Folder 2: Legal Documents - Navarro and Freestone Counties, 1921-1922],
[Folder 3: Promissory Notes and Land Notes, 1900-1914],
[Folder 4: Letters and Telegram, 1915-1922],
[Folder 5: Receipts and Checks, 1906-1916],
[Folder 6: Genealogy Materials, 1948-1956],
[Folder 7: Swift Bros. Insurance Policy, 1918],
[Folder 8: Map],

Folder 1: Legal Documents - Nacogdoches County, 1903-1917Add to your cart.
Warranty Deeds, Release, and Land Contract.
Folder 2: Legal Documents - Navarro and Freestone Counties, 1921-1922Add to your cart.
Oil and Gas Lease, Deed and Associated Correspondence.
Folder 3: Promissory Notes and Land Notes, 1900-1914Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Letters and Telegram, 1915-1922Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Receipts and Checks, 1906-1916Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Genealogy Materials, 1948-1956Add to your cart.
Probate Birth Record for Luther Swift, Jr. and Obituary of Luther Swift, Sr.
Folder 7: Swift Bros. Insurance Policy, 1918Add to your cart.
Folder 8: MapAdd to your cart.
Land off Bois d'Arc St. in Nacogdoches


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