The King Ranch / by Tom Lea ; maps and drawings by the author ; research [by] Holland McCombs ; annotation [by] Francis L. Fugate.
By: Lea, Tom.
Contributor(s): King, Richard.Material type: TextPublisher: Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 1957Description: 2 volumes (838 pages) : illustrations, facsimiles, color maps, portraits ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeSubject(s): King, Richard, 1824-1885 | King Ranch (Tex.) | Texas -- History -- 1846-1950 | Ranching -- Texas -- HistoryDDC classification: 976.4
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Issued in a case.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
volume 1. A riverman finds a far river, 1824-1847 ; The big contentious place, 1847-1848 ; Steamboating for profit, 1848-1850 ; M. Kenedy and Company, 1850-1857 ; A cow camp on a creek, 1852-1854 ; First shapes for a ranching pattern, 1853-1855 ; A varied and engaging life, 1855-1860 ; The Confederacy's back door, 1861-1865 ; Sole owner, Rancho Santa Gertrudis, 1865-1874 ; "He thinks he can defend himself", 1865-1880 ; "This mammoth rancho", 1870-1882 ; "As a pioneer he came and labored", 1880-1885 ; Appendices: Early Spanish and Mexican land grants from the Rio Grande to the Nueces, The Santa Gertrudis de la Garza Land Grant, Typical pages from the first account book Rancho Santa Gertrudis, Contract between United States Army Quartermaster and Richard King, Registration of early King Ranch brands and the Running W, Contract between Confederate States of America and Richard King, Mifflin Kenedy, and Charles Stillman, Agreement and final settlement of affairs of R. King and Company, Claim by Richard King setting forth losses by cattle thieves, Contract for northern cattle drive, The estate of Richard King, deceased.
volume 2. "The same as I might do", 1885-1900 ; The family as the Santa Gertrudis, 1885-1900 ; A new century brings new ventures, 1900-1916 ; Troublous times and a long life's end, 1911-1925 ; Trusteeship and transition, 1925-1937 ; The King Ranch achievement, 1910-1953 ; Centenary, 1953 ; Appendices: Defense against brush encroachment, Oil development, Breeding techniques, The development of a quarter horse family, Ranch thoroughbreds and their winnings, The grass program, Experiments in supplying phosphorus deficiency, Game conservation and management, Expansion outside of Texas.
Beginnings, present development, and biography of the owner.