Slaughter, George Morgan, Papers, 1897-1959 and undated

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Creator: Slaughter, George Morgan

Collection #: S 930.1

Language: English

Biographical Sketch

George Morgan Slaughter was the eldest son of C. C. Slaughter and C. C.'s first wife, Cynthia Ann Jowell. Born in Palo Pinto, Texas, on November 2, 1862, George received formal training in Texas schools and at the Virginia Military Institute. Later he served in the Spanish-American War. He married Alice Louise Donohoo (Allie D.) and together they had three children. Managing ranches for his father in West Texas and New Mexico, George became a prominent cattle breeder and was elected president of the Panhandle Cattle Raisers Association in 1910. He moved to Roswell, New Mexico, in 1900 and served as president of the American National Bank. On July 15, 1915, George passed away and was buried in Roswell.

The Handbook of Texas has published a more in-depth online biography of George Morgan Slaughter at

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, news clippings, biographical information, genealogical data, poetry, and essays. The majority of the correspondence is between George Morgan and his father, Colonel C. C. Slaughter.


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Related Material

For related materials in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

++Ira Byrd oral history interview [sound recording], 1969

++Hiley Thompson Boyd, Jr. oral history interview [sound recording], 1970

++Nettie Hyatt and Joe Bridges oral history interview [sound recording], 1975

++Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jennings oral history interview [sound recording], 1973

++Mrs. M. C. Linsey oral history interview [sound recording], 1975

++Lynn County (Tex.), Photographs, 1900-1950

++Ralph McWhorter oral history interview [sound recording], 1979

++Mrs. J. F. Reeves oral history interview [sound recording], 1970s

++Jot Smyth oral history interview [sound recording], 1959

Preferred Citation

George Morgan Slaughter Papers, 1879-1959 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Gifts, 1966-1976

Processing Information

Abel Ramirez, 2000

Additional Sources

Murrah, David J. "C. C. Slaughter, Rancher, Banker, Baptist. "Austin: University of Texas Press, 1981.

Murrah, David J. "A Cattle Kingdom on Texas' Last Frontier: C. C. Slaughter's Lazy S Ranch. "Thesis (M.A.)--Texas Tech University, 1970.

Collection Inventory


Box 1

Financial Documents

Box 2

Legal Documents


Literary Production


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