El Capote Ranch Records, 1830-1917 and undated
Creator: El Capote Ranch (Tex.)
Title: El Capote Ranch Collection
Dates: 1830-1917 and undated
Abstract: Records and activities of El Capote Ranch in Gonzales County, Texas
Collection#: S 1000.1
Quantity: 1 box (0.3 linear feet)
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University
The Capote Ranch refers to Jose de la Baume's ranch originally located 45 miles northeast of San Antonio. Jose, a French immigrant, had build a log cabin which was later relocated and restored at the Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock, Texas, in 1975. It was provided by Wallace and Maurice Harrell of the Harrell Cattle Company.
Located in South Texas, Gonzales County was created in 1836 and organized in 1837. It was named after Coahuila and Texas Governor Rafael Gonzales. Its county seal is Gonzales. The area was among the first to be settled by an Anglo-American settlement known as the DeWitt Colony late in the 1820s. Its main economy is agribusiness.
Scope and Contents
The collection contains photocopied probate records (1840-1847) from Gonzales County, Texas, which detail properties and their values from several wills, photocopied abstracts (1845-1917) dealing with the six leagues of land known as the El Capote Ranch in Gonzales County, photocopies of correspondence, financial records, diaries, and maps to the El Capote Ranch.
Open for research
The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections.
Block Ranch Papers, 1885-1994 and undated
Michael Erskine Papers [microfilm], 1830-1913
El Capote Ranch Records, 1830-1917 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
Collection Accession number(s): 98-0298-B and unknown
Processed by: Abel Ramirez, August 1998
Moellering, Arwerd Max. A History of Guadalupe County, Texas. Thesis (M.A.), University of Texas, 1938
Carlson, Paul H. Inventory of County Records, Guadalupe County Courthouse, Seguin, Texas. Austin, Texas: Archives Division of Texas State Library, 1979