Burns, Rollie Clyde Papers, 1842-1958 and undated
Creator: Burns, Rollie Clyde, 1857-1945.
Collection #: S 143.1
A rancher and civic leader, Burns was born in 1857 in Missouri and came to Texas with his parents at age four. He was a ranch manager for the Llano Cattle Company, Nave-McCord Cattle Company, and the Western Land and Livestock Company prior to purchasing his own ranch, Idlewild. Active in the founding of Lubbock, Texas, Burns operated an automobile stageline from 1907-1909, and served as Lubbock County tax assessor for 14 years. He died in 1945.
Scope and Contents
Includes correspondence, legal and financial materials, printed material, diary, photographs, and literary productions pertaining to Rollie C. Burns and family. The collection bulks with literary productions and reminiscences of ranching activities, including a manuscript compiled by William Curry Holden.
Open for Research
For related materials in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:
Holden, William Curry and Frances Mayhugh Papers, 1836-1989 and undated
Rollie C. Burns Papers, 1842-1958 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
Abel Ramirez, August 2002