Sayles and Sayles Collection

This collection contains first-hand records of land transactions, early ranching, oil and gas exploration, and shortline railroad development in Abilene, Texas, and the surrounding West Texas region at the end of the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth century. The items come from the Sayles and Sayles law firm in Abilene, founded in 1886, as well as from the business interests and personal correspondence of four generations of the Sayles family. Also included are legal documents, financial records, and ephemera.



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Sayles and Sayles Collection in The Portal to Texas History. University of North Texas Libraries. https://texashistory.unt.edu/explore/collections/SAYLES/ accessed July 26, 2021.


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Taylor County, TX
573
Eastland County, TX
239
Jones County, TX
108
Hemphill County, TX
92
Ochiltree County, TX
64
Galveston County, TX
51
El Paso County, TX
41
Tarrant County, TX
40
San Jacinto County, TX
35
Concho County, TX
29
Washington County, OK
27
Dallas County, TX
26
Hansford County, TX
26
Reeves County, TX
25
Hardin County, TX
23
Callahan County, TX
22
Comanche County, TX
22
Travis County, TX
20
Montgomery County, TX
19
Palo Pinto County, TX
18
Polk County, IA
15
Washington County, TX
15
Wichita County, TX
14
Erath County, TX
13
Orleans Parish, LA
13
Carter County, OK
12
Tom Green County, TX
12
McLennan County, TX
9
Nolan County, TX
9
Pecos County, TX
9
Sherman County, TX
9
Stephens County, TX
9
Clay County, TX
8
Jackson County, MO
8
Limestone County, TX
8
Oklahoma County, OK
8
Menard County, TX
7
Garfield County, OK
6
Lee County, TX
6
Los Angeles County, CA
6
Mitchell County, TX
5
Ward County, TX
5
Bexar County, TX
4
Coryell County, TX
4
Denver County, CO
4
Ellis County, TX
4
Grimes County, TX
4
Ramsey County, MN
4
Roberts County, TX
4
Runnels County, TX
4
Ventura County, CA
4
Allen County, IN
3
Bell County, TX
3
Christian County, KY
3
Colfax County, NM
3
Cook County, IL
3
Harris County, TX
3
Robertson County, TX
3
Shawnee County, KS
3
Washington County, RI
3
Barber County, KS
2
Bowie County, TX
2
Collingsworth County, TX
2
Creek County, OK
2
El Paso County, CO
2
Fisher County, TX
2
Hamilton County, TX
2
Hartford County, CT
2
Hidalgo County, TX
2
Jefferson County, TX
2
McCulloch County, TX
2
Midland County, TX
2
Mills County, TX
2
Philadelphia County, PA
2
Potter County, TX
2
Shackelford County, TX
2
Tulsa County, OK
2
Walker County, TX
2
Andrews County, TX
1
Armstrong County, TX
1
Bastrop County, TX
1
Briscoe County, TX
1
Brown County, TX
1
Bryan County, OK
1
Burleson County, TX
1
Chattooga County, GA
1
Chaves County, NM
1
Coke County, TX
1
Comanche County, OK
1
Cooper County, MO
1
Craven County, NC
1
Crockett County, TX
1
Culberson County, TX
1
Dallam County, TX
1
Deaf Smith County, TX
1
Dickens County, TX
1
Floyd County, TX
1
Grayson County, TX
1
Haskell County, TX
1
Hays County, TX
1
Henry County, IL
1
Herkimer County, NY
1
Hopkins County, TX
1
Howard County, TX
1
Hutchinson County, TX
1
Knox County, TX
1
Lamar County, TX
1
Liberty County, TX
1
Lubbock County, TX
1
Merrimack County, NH
1
Milam County, TX
1
Monroe County, NY
1
Providence County, RI
1
Scurry County, TX
1
Sedgwick County, KS
1
Suffolk County, MA
1
Summit County, OH
1
Val Verde County, TX
1
Williamson County, TX
1
Wise County, TX
1

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