Locke, Jesse Quinton (J. Q.), Papers, 1706-2014

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Locke, Jesse Quinton (J. Q.)

Title: Jesse Quinton (J. Q.) Locke Papers

Dates: 1706-2014

Abstract: The papers contain account and record books, diaries, and other printed material primarily related to Locke's career in the cotton industry.

Collection #: S 1816.1

Quantity: 2 box (2 linear feet)

Language: English

Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Jesse Quinton (J. Q.) Locke was born October 11, 1877 in Palo Pinto County, Texas, and died November 29, 1967 in Mineral Wells, Texas. His parents were Matthew Beale Locke (1835-1915) and Caroline Jowell (1834-1897). He and his wife Alice Eldora Blocker Locke (1883-1966) had four children: Laurence Aaron Locke (1904-1963), Ruby Lee Locke (1906-1924), Carl Edwin Locke (1910-1987), and Joel Leander Locke (1912-1912). Other children included Beal Locke, Quinton Locke, and Al Locke. J. Q. Locke is buried in Union Hill Cemetary in Mineral Wells, Texas.

Scope and Content

The Jesse Quinton (J. Q.) Locke Papers consist of numerous account books and related financial material, many pertaining to his involvement in the cotton industry. Several diaries and journals are also present, ranging from 1919 to 1967, as well as an annotated diary by Carl E. Locke, his son. Finally, assorted printed material is present supplementing the contents of the material above.


The Jesse Quinton (J. Q.) Locke Papers are organized by the following series: Financial Material, Journal, Printed Material.


Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.

Subjects (Persons)

  • Locke, Jesse Quinton, 1877-1967
  • Locke, Carl Edwin, 1910-1987
  • Subjects (Places)

  • Mineral Wells (Tex.)
  • Palo Pinto County (Tex.)
  • Subjects

  • Cotton
  • Genealogy
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    Administrative Information

    Preferred Citation

    Jesse Quinton (J. Q.) Locke Papers, 1706-2014, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas


    Collection accession #(s): 2014-0179-B

    Gift, 2014

    Processed by

    Jackson Drawbaugh, 2015

    Collection Inventory

    Financial Material

    Box 1

    Box 2


    Printed Material


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