Creator: Slaughter, Robert Lee, 1892-1969

Collection #: S 932.1

Language: English

Biographical Sketch

Born in 1892, R. L. (Robert Lee) Slaughter was the grandson of C. C. Slaughter and was a rancher, oilman, and entrepreneur. From 1915-1916, he operated the family's 300,000 acre ranch in Sonora, Mexico, until he was forced to leave as a result of the Mexican Revolution. Afterwards, he operated the family ranch in West Texas and then became involved with the growth of the oil industry in Hockley County, Texas. R. L. died 1969.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, financial materials, maps, and photographs. A majority of the financial documents relate to the operation of the ranch and with correspondence between R. L. Slaughter, Jr. and Ira Wells regarding operation of the ranch.


Open for Research

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

R. L. Slaughter Papers, 1921-1960 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Gift, 1972

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

General Office Files

Box 2

Box 4

Financial Documents

Box 2

Box 3


Box 2

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