A Check ,ist of rheses ard Dissertatio#s
ii rexas J-istory
Produced i the Department of Iistory of the
liversity of 'exas
Compiled and edited by
H. BAILEY CARROLL and MILTON R. GUTSCH
[The following bibliography is a continuation of the compilation of
theses and dissertations in Texas history produced in the Department
of History of the University of Texas from 1893 to 1951, the first
two sections of which appeared in the July and October, 1952,
numbers of the Quarterly.]
McALISTER, SAMUEL BERTRAM - M.A., June, 1926 
The Building of the Texas 8 Pacific Railway. vii+ 154 pp.
Illustrations: chart of the historical combinations of the Texas & Pacific in Texas
including the Texas Western Railroad, Southern Pacific Railroad Company, Texas
Pacific Railroad Company, Memphis, El Paso & Pacific Railroad Company, Southern
Trans-Continental Railway Company.
Maps: (1) Texas and Pacific Railway and Its Connections; (2) Construction
under Southern Pacific; (3) Texas and Pacific in Texas.
Contents: Six chapters discuss genesis of the Texas and Pacific Railway-early
economic and transportation conditions, Texas Western Railroad Company, the
Mississippi and Pacific Railroad Company, the Southern Pacific Railroad and its
proposed connections, reorganization of the Southern Pacific, the Memphis, El Paso,
and Pacific Railroad, and the Southern Trans-Continental Railroad; the Texas and
Pacific Railway-construction bill in Congress, purchase of competing roads and
beginning of construction, panic of 1873, construction during 1875 and 1876,
building of road from Fort Worth to Sierra Blanca, Gould-Huntington agreement;
finances of construction of the Texas and Pacific Railway-first issue of bonds,
panic of 1873, failure of construction company, financial reorganization and
improved conditions; traffic on the Texas and Pacific Railway-Texas in 1870,
lumber, grain, manufactured goods, cattle, cotton, passengers, expenses; seeking
congressional aid, 1874-1894-bills of 1874 and 1878, entry of Southern Pacific into
the field, Thomas A. Scott's departure from Texas and Pacific; land grants and
immigrations-early grants to Texas Western, grant to Memphis, El Paso, and
Pacific, railroad lobbyists in Texas, national land grant, location of Texas and
Pacific lands, railroad and immigration, creation of railroad towns, effect of lack
of railroad on Jefferson.
T1926/Mzz7. R. R., TRANS., COM., INDUS.
MCARTHUR, DANIEL EVANDER - M.A., Summer, 1918 
The Cattle Industry in Texas, 1590-1918. xv+428 pp.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 56, July 1952 - April, 1953. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101145/. Accessed March 6, 2015.