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Missoura Garrett Price Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0027
The collection includes business and personal correspondence, especially from Missoura's daughter Mintie who lived in Mexico and Columbia while her husband worked for the Texas Company (now Texaco). Other items of note are corporate records of the Garrison Coal and Oil Company, and correspondence on the genealogy of the Truitt and Garrett families. The collection also contains Mrs. Price's household notebooks and other writings, photographs, and personal memorabilia.

Dates

  • 1884-1947

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Extent

2.60 Cubic Feet

Biographical or Historical Information

Missoura Garrett was born March 22, 1869 in Shelby County, Texas. She attended various schools including Keachi College in 1886-1887 and taught in several East Texas towns during the late 1880's and early 1890's, including Center and Garrison. In 1895 she married William F. Price who operated a coal and oil business first in Logansport, Louisiana, then in Garrison. By the time she married she had changed the spelling of her first name to "Missoura" and used this form consistently for the rest of her life.

The Prices lived in a house at 304 Mound Street in Nacogdoches. When it burned in the 1920's, it was rebuilt by Dietrich Rulfs. His drawings for rebuilding and materials specifications are included in the collection. Mrs. Price ran a boarding house in that location from the 1920's to 1940's.

Mrs. Price was active in women's organizations, especially the Cum Concilio Club of which she was president and a member for fifty years.

("Missoura Garrett Price Papers." East Texas Research Center. Ralph W. Steen Library. Stephen F. Austin State University).

Arrangement

This collection is described in 96 folders and was originally housed in six clamshell boxes. Boxes 1-4 were consolidated into a single banker's box. The original folder numbering for boxes 1-6 remains in place. The collection also includes one oversize bundle that has three items. The collection is organized at the folder-level.
Title
Guide to the Missoura Garrett Price Papers
Author
Pam Palmer

Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository

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