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Subseries 3:  Deeds          

Series I  Legal and Business Papers  
Box 1900   Subseries 1:  Court Records   
Folder 001 Cape Girardeau Court of Common Pleas.  Cases involving the Cape Girardeau Southwestern Railroad, formerly Cape Girardeau Railway Company.  1904
Folder 002 Cape Girardeau Court of Common Pleas.  Transcript of testimony of J. M. Johnson whose attorney was Houck. Docket of cases in May term 1904.  1907-1909
Folder 003 Cape Girardeau Court of Common Pleas, Houck sued by Sturdivant Bank for failure to pay promissory note.  Petition and transcript from St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad Company vs. Louis Houck.  1910-1912
Folder 004 Cape Girardeau Court of Common Pleas, City of Cape Girardeau sues Houck et al for failure to gain the right-of-way for the extension of Benton Street.  Houck sued by Sturdivant Bank for failure to pay promissory note.  1913-1921
Folder 005 Cape Girardeau Court of Common Pleas, Houck sued for failure to pay promissory note. Houck brings suit of ejectment. Summons.  1924
Folder 006 Cape Girardeau Court of Common Pleas, St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad sues Houck for breach of contract.  St. Louis Union Trust Company v. Cape Girardeau Northern Railway Company involving Giboney Houck.  1900-1911
Folder 007 Ste. Genevieve County Court, S. Brinkerhoff et al. v. Irma Juden et al. relating to a land dispute.  Also a railroad case involving the Flat River Valley Railroad Company.  1888
Folder 008 Bollinger County Circuit Court, Carrie Pool v. William Brown, et al. relating to ejectment.  1909-1914
Folder 009 Butler County Circuit Court, Houck and wife sue Little River Drainage District.  1883
Folder 010 Cape Girardeau County Circuit Court, John Beardslee, Trustee v. Louis Houck, Petition of Ejectment.  1897-1900
Folder 011 Cape Girardeau County Circuit Court, Grand Jury suggests that the closets in the courthouse be removed because they are unsanitary. Judgments rendered on two cases in which Houck was plaintiff.  1903-1907
Folder 012 Cape Girardeau County Circuit Court, Houck appointed as Road Commissioner.  Docket booklets for various terms of the court.   1914
Folder 013 Cape Girardeau County Circuit Court, Houck and wife sued by Little River Drainage District for failure to pay taxes. 1915-1916, 1918
Folder 014 Cape Girardeau County Circuit Court, Cases involving Houck's failure to pay promissory notes.  Request from Houck to dig a channel for Ramsey Creek with letters pertaining to this request.  1917-1920
Folder 015 Cape Girardeau County Circuit Court, Summons to appear in court.  1902
Folder 016 Dunklin County Circuit Court, Southern Illinois and Missouri Bridge Company v. R. G. Stone, R. M. Finley, and Nanny E. Finley.  1905, 1909
Folder 017 Oregon County Circuit Court, Cases involving Houck in a land dispute and delinquent taxes.   1909-1915
Folder 018 Pemiscot County Circuit Court, Cases involving land dispute in city of Hayti, Missouri.  1907
Folder 019 Perry County Circuit Court, Case brought on by Rean A. Callier against Chester, Perryville, and Ste. Genevieve Railroad for injuries sustained as an employee.  undated 
Folder 020 Ste. Genevieve County Circuit Court, Judge’s ruling on a case involving Irma Juden relating to swamp land.  1920
Folder 021 Ste. Genevieve County Circuit Court, Petition on suit of delinquent lands.  
     
Box 1901    
Folder 001 Scott County Circuit Court, Cases involving a breach of contract and delinquent taxes.  Note:  Letter written in shorthand.  Case involves Cape Girardeau & Thebes Bridge Terminal Railroad Company.  1898
Folder 002 Scott County Circuit Court, Contains testimony of witnesses and summons for Louis and Mary Houck to appear in court regarding Little River Drainage District.  1903, 1915-1917 
Folder 003 Stoddard County Circuit Court, Cases relating to land disputes and delinquent taxes.  1888, 1905, 1908
Folder 004 Stoddard County Circuit Court, Petition and summons to appear in court for delinquent taxes.  1909
Folder 005 Stoddard County Circuit Court, Summons to appear in court for delinquent lands.  1913, 1915
Folder 006 Stoddard County Circuit Court, Suit on delinquent taxes.  1917
Folder 007 Wayne County Circuit Court, Petition on suit of delinquent lands and indebtedness.  1890, 1896, 1918
Folder 008 St. Louis Court of Appeals, Case involving Houck when he was with the Board of Regents for Normal School District 3.  1899
Folder 009 Supreme Court of Missouri, (Carrie Pool v. William Brown, et al., Box 1900, Folder 008, case was appealed to this court.) 1888-1889
Folder 010 Supreme Court of Missouri, Booklets of proceedings in cases.  1893-1894
Folder 011 Supreme Court of Missouri, Note: Case relates to file in Box 1900 Folder 0013.  Case was appealed to this court.  Also contains a case where Houck sued the Judge of Cape Girardeau County Circuit Court, Henry Riley for a writ of mandamus.  1905-1907
     
Box 1902    
Folder 001 Missouri Supreme Court, Scott County Macadamized Road Company v. State of MO, et rel. E. D. Hines, Prosecuting Attorney for Cape Girardeau County relates to injunction.  Also a booklet containing a brief of the Cape Girardeau and Chester Railway Company v. Louis Blechle.   1909-1910
Folder 002 Missouri Supreme Court, Case relating to Little River Drainage District, Houck's Missouri and Arkansas Railroad, and Morley and Morehouse Railroad. 1911
Folder 003 Missouri Supreme Court, State of Missouri ex rel. Chester, Perryville, and Ste. Genevieve Railway Company v. Bert Turner et al. Motion for rehearing.  1916 
Folder 004 United States Circuit Court Eastern Division, John C. McSpadden et al. v. Cape Girardeau and Southwestern Railway Company regarding action for damages.  1887
Folder 005 United States Circuit Court Eastern Division,  Andrew J. Kerfoot v. St. Louis, Cape Girardeau and Ft. Smith Railway Company regarding failure to pay bond.  1891
Folder 006 United States Circuit Court Eastern Division, Cases involving the Himmelberger-Harrison Lumber Company.  1904 
Folder 007 District Court of the United States, North America Company v. St. Louis and San Francisco Railway Company. Houck intervenes on behalf of Mississippi Valley Trust Company in this case. Also booklet regarding the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railroad Company.  1913-1915
Folder 008 United States Court of Appeals, 8thCircuit, Houck in case involving sale of assets of the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad Company. 1913 
Folder 009 Correspondence, Includes a letters from George Houck and R. E. Rombauer.  Also contains a statement by Houck concerning the Cape Girardeau to Lakeville railroad lines shares of stock.  1889-1909
Folder 010 Correspondence, Letter regarding the inquest of John Penny, Letters to Giboney Houck.  1911-1915
Folder 011 Miscellaneous, Suit of Equity regarding Houck's railroads, statement from United States v. Giboney Houck et al., City of Cape Girardeau Ordinance No. 935, testimony of Charles Gergen of the Strait Coal Company.   1897, 1903-1910 
Folder 012 Miscellaneous, Letter pertaining to indebtedness of City of Cape Girardeau bonds, condition report of the Cape Girardeau Courthouse, testimony of Houck regarding Brown estate in unknown railroad company.    1913 
Folder 013 Special Tax Bills, Tax levied against Mary H. G. Houck for allowing the City of Cape Girardeau to do paving and grading work on land owned on Spanish and Independence Streets.  1914
Folder 014 Special Tax Bills, Tax levied against Louis Houck and Irma Juden for allowing the City of Cape Girardeau to do paving and grading work on land owned on William, Lorimier, and Benton Streets.  1915,1920 
Folder 015 Foreclosures, T. J. Moss Company and Louis Houck v. Chester, Perryville, Ste. Genevieve, and Farmington Railway Company et al.  Handwritten and typescript of brief.  undated
Folder 016 Will, Typescript of George Houck, Sr. will.  1907 
Folder 017 Expenses, Personal and business related expense account. 1914-1915
Folder 018 Public Service Commission of the State of Missouri, Reorganization of the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad Company. 1915-1916
Folder 019 Brief and Argument for Houck vs. Himmelberger,.  Concerns collection and shipment of freight. c. 1900
Folder 020 Houck vs. Cape Girardeau County Fair and Park Association, Cape Girardeau Circuit Court and Saint Genevieve Circuit Court.  Houck sued the Association to stop it from running a saloon on the fairgrounds. 1905-1906
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Box 1903   Subseries 2:  Business Papers  
Folder 001 Asbestos Shingle Slate and Sheathing Company, Asbestos tile.  undated
Folder 002 Cape Girardeau Bell Telephone Company, Personal expenses.  1912
Folder 003 Cape Girardeau Portland Cement Company, Contains a history of the company, pictures of quarry, and map of the location of other cement companies.  A blank form for purchasing stock in the company.  1907 
Folder 004 Carnegie Steel Company, Orders of the Pemiscot Southern Railroad Company.  1900 
Folder 005 Himmelberger-Luce Land and Lumber Company, Contracts entered between Houck's Missouri and Arkansas, St. Louis, Morehouse, and Southern, and Morley and Morehouse Railroads.  Also contains an expense account.  1896-1901
Folder 006 Newspaper Companies, Expenses for printing advertisements.  1909-1925
Folder 007 Railroad Car Manufacturers, Specifications for railroad cars.  1909-1910
Folder 008 T.J. Moss Tie Company, Expense account.  1899-1901
Folder 009 Miscellaneous Manufacturers, Expense accounts.  1898-1921
Folder 010 Little River Drainage District,  Petition in opposition to the district.  Houck speaks to citizens at Allenville, Missouri who opposes it also.  1910-1911
Folder 011 Little River Drainage District, Bulletin Nos. 2-5 with 2 copies of 5, concerning progress and construction.  1915 
Folder 012 Little River Drainage District, Bulletin Nos. 6, 8 [2 copies], 9, concerning the progress and construction.  1916
Folder 013 Little River Drainage District, Bulletin Nos. 10-13 with 2 copies of 12, concerning progress and construction. 1917
Folder 014 Little River Drainage District, Bulletin Nos. 14-17 with 2 copies of 14, concerning progress and construction.  1918
Folder 015 Little River Drainage District, Bulletin Nos. 19, 20, 25-27, concerning progress and construction.  1919-1921
Folder 016 Little River Drainage District, Bulletin Nos. 28, 29, 31, 34, 39, concerning progress and construction.  1922-1923
Folder 017 Little River Drainage District, Bulletins concerning the Board of Supervisors meeting. 1932, 1938, 1949
Folder 018 Little River Drainage District, Booklets concerning the drainage plan. 1909
Folder 019 Missouri Public Utilities Company, Delinquent notices for failure to pay utility bill.  1916-1918
Folder 020 Mutual Life Insurance Company, Receipts and agreements.  1906-1918
Folder 021 Ward Lumber Company, Expense account.  1899-1902
Folder 022 Miscellaneous Business Papers, Contracts and memoranda.  1900-1908
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  Box 1904 Subseries 3:  Deeds  
Folder 001 Cape Girardeau County, Deed records relating to the Ramsey family.    1843, 1853, 1867, 1887, 1891
Folder 002 Cape Girardeau County, Sheriffs, Trust, and General Warranty Deeds relating to Houck selling and purchasing land.  1903-1914
Folder 003 Cape Girardeau County, Quit Claim, General Warranty, and Conveyance deeds relating to Houck and his wife selling and purchasing land.  The majority of the land involved Houck and his wife are selling.  1915-1919, 1896-1923
Folder 004 Dunklin County, C. E. Moore to St. Louis, Kennett, and Southern Railroad Company and W. A. Moore to Louis Houck. Note: Description of land where an African-American school was located.  1890, 1901
Folder 005 New Madrid County,  Houck purchasing and selling land.   1895-1896, 1910
Folder 006 Oregon County, Lease of one (1) acre of land at Greer Mill between Sampson Williams to Houck and S. S. Mormon to Houck.    1906, 1909
Folder 007 Pemiscot County, Quit Claim Deed, Houck and wife to J. E. Franklin.  Houck purchasing land. List of Houck land in county.  1899-1914
Folder 008 Scott County, Quit Claim deeds of Houck purchasing and selling land.  1879, 1911, 1916
Folder 009 St. Francis County, Contract between J. C. Williams to Giboney Houck giving him all the rights to mineral deposits found in the area specified.  1909
Folder 010 Ste. Genevieve County, Contracts showing Houck receiving all the rights to mineral deposits found in the area specified.  1908
Folder 011 Stoddard County, Timber contract between Louis and Mary, and George Houck to Oil Well Supply Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  List of lands owned by Houck.  Louis and Mary Houck buying and selling parcels of land.  1884, 1892, 1900, 1900-1911
Folder 012 Wayne County, Postcard mailed to Houck with a legal land description written on the back.  1915
Folder 013 Houck Property, Total acreage of land owned and how much the land is worth (copy).  1914
Folder 014 Little River Drainage District, Petition for the construction of ditches.  Blank copies of agreements with Houck.  Settlement of case with Houck that went to the U. S. Supreme Court. An amendment to Missouri Statutes relating to the election of Supervisors of Drainage Districts.  1903, 1909, 1914, 1917
Folder 015 Swamp Land, Military Land Warrant to John Childs.  Tracts of swamp land sold to William C. Ramsey.  1850, 1855
Folder 016 Correspondence, Amount of taxes levied on property.  Letter stating that the abstract Houck requested has been made.  1895, 1906
Folder 017 Correspondence, Letters incoming and outgoing from Giboney Houck.  Letter incoming from Louis Houck.  1910-1919
Folder 018 Miscellaneous, History of owners of tracts of land.    1876, 1880, 1892
Folder 019 Miscellaneous,.  Copy of Quit Claim deed that was read to the Board of Directors of the Chester, Perryville, and Ste. Genevieve Railroad Company.  Timber contracts between Houck and M. E. Leming and Albert Keachell.  1899-1902
Folder 020 Miscellaneous, List of property owners that had land surrounding the Greer Mill site in Oregon County, Missouri in which Houck bought.  Houck paid M. E. Leming Lumber Company to cut trees.  1904, 1919
Folder 021 Miscellaneous, Passes to travel on Houck's Roads and Cape Girardeau and Scott County Macadamized Road Company.  Listing of various legal land descriptions.     undated 
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Series II  Financial Papers  
Box 1905  
Folder 001 Alexander Co. National Bank - Cairo, Il. Cancelled promissory notes.  1914-1918
Folder 002 Bank Clerks Association of Missouri,  Receipts, booklet of the Annual Report and Membership Roll.  1914-1917
Folder 003 Bankers Trust Company,  Cancelled promissory notes.  1912-1914
Folder 004 Bloomfield Bank,  Cancelled promissory notes.  1899-1900
Folder 005 Boatman’s Bank - St. Louis, Missouri, Cancelled promissory notes.  1893-1908 
Folder 006 Broadway Bank of St. Louis, Missouri, Cancelled promissory notes.    1912-1915
Folder 007 Cape Girardeau County Savings Bank, Cancelled promissory notes.  1892-1911
Folder 008 Cape Exchange Bank of Cape Girardeau,.  Cancelled promissory notes.  1901-1922
Folder 009 Citizens Bank and Trust Company Chattanooga, Tennessee, Cancelled promissory notes.  1898
Folder 010 City Bank of Bloomfield, Missouri, Contains cancelled promissory notes, account statements and tax receipts.    1897-1910
Folder 011 Bank of Coffman, Cancelled promissory notes.  1912-1918
Folder 012 Commercial Trust Company,.  Cancelled promissory notes.   1909-1910
Folder 013 Bank of Dexter, Cancelled promissory notes. 1896-1898
Folder 014 Exchange National Bank of Columbia, Missouri, Cancelled promissory notes.    1898-1900
Folder 015 Farmers Bank of Commerce, Cancelled checks.  1897-1900
Folder 016 Farmers Bank of Farmington, Missouri, Cancelled promissory notes and checks.  Account statement.    1893-1918
Folder 017 Farmers and Merchants Bank, Cancelled promissory notes.  Account statements.   1907-1912
Folder 018 Farmers and Merchants Bank, Cancelled checks and account book.    1913-1920
Folder 019 Farmers Savings Bank Cancelled promissory notes and checks.    1914-1916
Folder 020 Bank of Farmington Cancelled promissory note.  1911-1913
     
Box 1906    
Folder 001 The First National Bank of Cape Girardeau, Cancelled promissory notes and checks.  (Account Statement in MMC 3 Folder 008.)  1895-1914
Folder 002 The First National Bank of Cape Girardeau, Cancelled promissory notes and checks.  Account statements.    1915-1921
Folder 003 The First National Bank of Cape Girardeau, Cancelled checks and account statements.   1923
Folder 004 Illinois Central Railroad Company, Cancelled checks.    1898-1900
Folder 005 International Bank of St. Louis, Cancelled promissory notes and account statement.    1911-1914
Folder 006 Jackson Exchange Bank, Cancelled promissory notes and checks.    1893-1914
Folder 007 Jefferson Bank, Due notices and check register.     1915-1919
Folder 008 Bank of Kennett, Cancelled checks.     1894-1901 
Folder 009 Lead Belt Bank, Cancelled checks.    1912-1914 
Folder 010 Bank of Leadwood, Cancelled promissory notes.    1912-1913 
Folder 011 Lemay Ferry Bank, Cancelled promissory notes.    1915-1916 
Folder 012 Mississippi Valley Trust Company, Cancelled promissory notes.    1914-1919 
Folder 013 Missouri-Lincoln Trust Company, Cancelled promissory notes.  1907 
Folder 014 Bank of Morley, Cancelled checks.  1897 
Folder 015 The National Bank of Commerce, Cancelled checks.  1901-1915
Folder 016 Bank of Oak Ridge, Cancelled promissory notes and checks.    1906-1918
Folder 017 People's Bank of Bonne Terre, Cancelled promissory notes.    1914-1916
Folder 018 The People's National Bank of Jackson, Cancelled promissory notes.    1908-1923
Folder 019 Bank of Perryville, Cancelled checks and account statement.   1894-1914
Folder 020 Bank of Pocahontas, Cancelled promissory notes and checks.    1911-1916
Folder 021 The Savings Trust Company of St. Louis, Cancelled promissory note and check.  1914-1915
Folder 022 Scott County Bank, Cancelled promissory notes and checks.      1897-1901
Folder 023 Southeast Missouri Trust Company, Cancelled promissory notes and checks. Account statement.  1907-1916
Folder 024 St. Louis, Kennett and Southern Railroad Company, Cancelled checks.    1898-1899
Folder 025 St. Louis Union Bank, Due notices and deposit receipt.  1915-1917
     
Box 1907    
Folder 001 St. Louis Union Trust Company, Account statement, account book, cancelled collateral notes.    1902
Folder 002 St. Louis Union Trust Company, Cancelled checks.    1903
Folder 003 St. Louis Union Trust Company, Cancelled checks.      1904 Jan-1904 Apr
Folder 004 St. Louis Union Trust Company, Cancelled checks.    1904 May-1904 Aug 
Folder 005 St. Louis Union Trust Company, Cancelled checks.    1904 Sep-1904 Dec
Folder 006 St. Louis Union Trust Company, Cancelled promissory notes and checks, account demand loan receipts.     1905-1909
Folder 007 St. Louis Union Trust Company, Cancelled promissory notes.  Account statements.    1910-1915 
Folder 008 Sturdivant Bank, Cancelled promissory notes and checks.    1888-1901
Folder 009 Sturdivant Bank, Cancelled promissory notes, account statements, and special tax bill.    1902-1907
Folder 010 Sturdivant Bank, Cancelled promissory notes.  1908-1913
Folder 011 Third National Bank of St. Louis, Cancelled promissory notes.   1893-1917
Folder 012 Union Savings Bank, Cancelled promissory note and check.    1913-1914
Folder 013 Union Station Bank of St. Louis, Cancelled promissory notes and account book.  1912-1915
Folder 014 Vandeventer Trust Company Cancelled promissory notes and checks.    1913-1914 
Folder 015 Wentzville Bank, Cancelled promissory notes.  1914-1915 
     
Box 1908    
Folder 001 Miscellaneous Bank, Cancelled promissory notes and checks, account statements, and expense report.  1891-1921
Folder 002 Miscellaneous Bank, Account statements.    undated 
Folder 003 Accounts, Houck's expenses with the Daily Republican and Southeast Missourian.  1914, 1919
Folder 004 Assessment Lists, Property located in Cape Girardeau County.    1910, 1918
Folder 005 Collectors Office Papers, Taxes collected from Houck from New Madrid, Oregon, Scott, Bollinger, and Stoddard counties.  Letter from J. G. Haydock to Houck stating that tax receipts were attached and check was received.  1908, 1910, 1914-1916, 1919
Folder 006 Invoices, John Y. Mardick purchased typewriting paper and other supplies for Houck.  1906
Folder 007 Promissory Notes, List of lots that Houck would like sold, checkbook registers, and Folder No. 3 articles published in the Cape Girardeau Daily Republican regarding the Frisco, St. Louis-Memphis and Southeastern Railroad.  Map is enclosed.  undated
Folder 008- 009 Special Promissory Notes, Contains notes from donors promising Houck money for completed construction of a railroad line from Cape Girardeau to Sikeston.  Donations range from $5 to $500.  Prominent citizens are listed as donors.. 1889
Folder 010 Tax Papers for Saint Louis, Kennett & Southern Railroad Company, Chester, Perryville, Saint Genevieve & Farmington Railroad Company, and the Cape Girardeau, Bloomfield & Southern Railroad Company 1896-1901
Folder 011 Deeds of Trust on railroad and property owned by St. Louis, Cape Girardeau & Fort Smith Railway Company. 1894
     
Box 1909   1891-1896
Folder 001 Correspondence, Houck letter to Bradstreet Company stating his assets in various railroad companies.  Note: Map of the St. Louis, Cape Girardeau, and Ft. Smith Railroad Company with proposed extensions and connections.  1897
Folder 002 Correspondence, Letters to J. H. Crowder, Superintendent, Morley and Morehouse Railroad Company.  Contains demand notices.  1898
Folder 003 Correspondence, Letters between Sturdivant Bank, Tudor Iron Works (St. Louis) and St. Louis, Cape Girardeau and Ft. Smith Railroad pertaining to a lost bank note.  Also contains receipts that payments were received for other activities.  1899
Folder 004 Correspondence, Lost note from Folder 003 was found and is enclosed.  Earnings of Houck's railroads.  1900
Folder 005 Correspondence.  Letter from George Houck to Louis.  Contains legal land descriptions of Moss Lands. 1901
Folder 006 Correspondence, Expense account of the Himmelberger-Luce Land and Lumber Company.  Letter from John A. Hope asking Houck to deliver bank notes to two banks.  1902-1904
Folder 007 Correspondence, Incoming letters from St. Louis Trust Company regarding Houck's stocks and between Ward Lumber Company regarding the selling of bonds.  1905-1907
Folder 008 Correspondence, Banks returning their notes to Houck.  1908-1911
Folder 009 Correspondence, List of names of renters in Cape Girardeau and amount of rent collected.  Agreement between Houck and Sturdivant Bank regarding bonds.  List of subscribers on bonds for the road between Cape Girardeau and Morley.  1912
Folder 010 Correspondence, Balance sheet from Chester, Perryville, and Ste. Genevieve Railroad Company.  Incoming letters from various banks stating that Houck's notes are enclosed.  1913 Jan-1913 May
Folder 011 Correspondence, Houck to the St. Louis Union Trust Company and Bankers Trust Company of St. Louis.  Cancelled checks and pass book.  1913 Jun-1913 Nov
Folder 012 Correspondence, Return of renewal notes for signature.  Letter to Giboney Houck from Joe C. Williams, Sheriff of St. Francois County.   1914
Folder 013 Correspondence, Return by banks of cancelled notes.  1915-1916
Folder 014 Correspondence, Confirmation from different banks regarding the arrival of bank notes.    1917-1918
Folder 015 Correspondence, Extension agreement between Houck and wife and William M. Fitch. Interest coupons from International Life Insurance Company.  Letter to Giboney Houck from Bank of Pocahontas.  1919-1927
Folder 016 Correspondence, Financial Statement of Houck's and Spanish Regime.  Renewal notice of notes from banks.  undated 
Folder 017 Correspondence-Miscellaneous, List of Louis Lorimier family.  Condemnation of land of E. J. Malone.  Agreement to mortgage a proposed line of rail from the Cape Girardeau and Chester Railroad Company.  
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Series III Railroad Papers  
Box 1910    
Folder 001 Cape Girardeau Railroad Company and Missouri Pacific Railroad Company, Booklet of Freight and Passenger coupons; railroad pass issued to Irma Houck and 29 promissory notes valued at $30 each.  1880, 1893
Folder 002 Cape Girardeau, Bloomfield, and Southern Railroad, Secretary of State approves railroads organization.  Deed of mortgage to Union Trust Company of St. Louis. 1896-1899
Folder 003 Cape Girardeau, Charleston, and Hickman Railroad, Property owners agree to right-of-way.  Clipping entitled Railroad Talk wanting to build rail line to Hickman.  1910
Folder 004 Cape Girardeau and Chester Railroad, Deed of mortgage with St. Louis Union Trust Company.  Proposed ordinance to allow a line to cross through Cape Girardeau and to request of depot be constructed.  Deed of right-of-way granted from Cape Girardeau to Perryville.   1903-1905, 1908, 1913
Folder 005 Cape Girardeau Northern Railroad, Acknowledgement of payment due in cases from the Cape Girardeau Circuit Court.  Statement of earnings and commodities of railroad.  1914, 1918
Folder 006 Cape Girardeau and Southwest Railroad, Account statement.  Houck and wife agree to sell land in order for the extension of railroad terminal yards. Note: On back it has been written Cancelled.  1888-1896
Folder 007 Cape Girardeau and Thebes Bridge Terminal Railroad, Board of Directors authorizes the selling of bonds to pay of mortgage.  1902-1903, 1907
Folder 008 Clarkton Branch, St. Louis, Kennett and Southern Railroad, Secretary of State certification incorporation.  1901
Folder 009 Charleston and Mississippi River Railroad, Report of right-of-way.  Report on estimated cost of building the railroad.  1903
Folder 010 Chester, Perryville, and Ste. Genevieve Railroad, Contains documents stating that bonds should be issued.  Also includes a statement of earnings, and report of inspection of tracks. 1899,1902-1903, 1909
Folder 011 Chester, Perryville, Ste. Genevieve, and Farmington Railroad, Property owners along proposed rail line grant give the railroad right-of-way.  Acknowledgement of bonds received from company.  Also contains contracts and time rolls.  1893-1909
Folder 012 Houck's Missouri and Arkansas Railroad, List of subscribers to bonds for the road from Cape Girardeau to Morley.  Time extended for the completion of extension of rail line.  Contract signed by Houck regarding construction of a rail line from Commerce to Cape Girardeau.  Secretary of State approval of sale of stock.  1891-1901
Folder 013 Kennett and Osceola Railroad, Secretary of State certification of articles of association.  Checks paid to state treasury for incorporation tax.  1896
Folder 014 Morley and Morehouse Railroad, Contracts to promise to pay promissory notes.  Account with Himmelberger-Luce Lumber Company.  1897-1902
Folder 015 Rock Island Company - New Jersey, Contains a Certificate of Incorporation from Secretary of State of New Jersey and petition to form said company.  1902-1904
Folder 016 Pemiscot Railroad, Copy of mortgage to Union Trust Company.  Contract for grading work.  Property owners allow for right-of-way.  Balance statement.  1894-1902
Folder 017 Pemiscot Southern Railroad, Secretary of State certification.  Houck agrees to pay fine for delaying completion of railroad.  Contract between railroad and Houck stating that Houck will complete rail line.       1900-1901
Folder 018 Saline Valley Railroad, Record of proceedings of the Board of Directors.  Confirmation on receipt of bonds.  Promissory notes given by the railroad.  1912-1913, 1916
Folder 019 St. Francis Valley Railroad, Typescript of proposal of mortgage. (Edited) 1898
     
Box 1911    
Folder 001 St. Louis, Cape Girardeau, and Fort Smith Railroad, Contains a contract with E. L. McCarty, history of revenues, and booklet describing the mortgages on property owned by railroad.  1891-1894
Folder 002 St. Louis, Cape Girardeau, and Southern Railroad, Minutes of the stockholders and board of directors meetings as well as the articles of association.  1901
Folder 003 St. Louis and Gulf Railroad, Agreement of the Syndicate Managers, purchase of other railroad lines, increase in number of shares for company, booklet on first mortgage to St. Louis Union Trust Company, and a copy of deed between Houck and wife and railroad.  1902-1903
Folder 004 St. Louis, Kennett, and Southern Railroad, Contains a document granting a construction extension, contract between J. E. Franklin and railroad, and a deed guaranteeing bonds to railroad.  1898, 1900
Folder 005 St. Louis, Kennett, and Southern Railroad, Numerous Transportation Certificates, Secretary of State certification of railroad extending aid to Clarkton Branch Railroad, article of association, and cross section notes, contracts and receipts.  1901-1907
Folder 006 St. Louis, Morehouse, and Southern Railroad,  Expense account and copy of the first mortgage with the Security Trust Company-Toledo, Ohio.  1901
Folder 007 St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad, Explanation of a certain contract, City of Cape Girardeau Ordinance No. 930, and copies of letters written by Houck.  1902-1913
Folder 008 Southern Missouri and Arkansas Railroad, Booklet of various records of company, bonds and contracts.  1897-1913
Folder 009 Texas and Pacific Railroad, and United States Railroad Administration, Trip passes purchased by Houck.  1913, 1919
Folder 010 Railroad Time Roll, Employees of the Chester, Perryville and Ste. Genevieve and Cape Girardeau and Chester Railroad Companies.  1909
Folder 011 Railroad Stock, Blank certificate for stock in the Chester, Perryville, Ste. Genevieve and Farmington Railroad Company.  undated
Folder 012 Miscellaneous, Blank copies of agreements with at least two railroad companies.  Note: Plat map of railroad tracks in Morehouse, Missouri.  1900-1901
Folder 013 Miscellaneous, Deed of Right-of-way to Cape Girardeau Water Works and Electric Light Company, copy of agreement with railroad and coal company from Pennsylvania and four of Houck's railroads, and expense account and payroll for unknown railroad company.  1902, 1910, 1912
Folder 014 Miscellaneous, Payroll, agreement between Houck's railroads, and copy of the Perry County collectors sale of personal property for taxes on some of Houck's railroads.   1913-1914
Folder 015 Miscellaneous, Bill of material at depot in Kennett, copy of document relating to stocks, proposal for a railroad between St. Louis and Mobile, Alabama. undated 
     
Box 1912    
Folder 001 Correspondence, List of selected lands of the Cape Girardeau and Bloomfield Railroad, George Houck to Louis Houck regarding back tax receipts, letters outgoing to John W. Noble, and an unsigned letter to George W. Parker.  1867, 1893-1894
Folder 002 Correspondence, Dexter Bank to Houck regarding bank notes, letter from Houck as president of the Chester, Perryville, Ste. Genevieve and Farmington Railroad stating that a suit has been filed against them by the T. J. Moss Tie Company for failure to pay bonds and other letters from attorneys.  1897
Folder 003 Correspondence, Letters pertaining to stocks, cancelled checks, and improvement of a Cape Girardeau road.  1898-1899
Folder 004 Correspondence, Estimate for grading, letter with enclosed transportation certificates, petition for one depot in Perryville.  Letter with enclosed contract between Houck, Gideon and Anderson.  1900-1901
Folder 005 Correspondence, Letters from William Evans.  1902 Mar-May
Folder 006 Correspondence, Letter with enclosed inventory of St. Louis and Gulf Railroad. Letters from William Evans.  1902 May-Sep
Folder 007 Correspondence, Incoming letters from Bank of Kennett, Letter to Paul B. Moore from E. P. Priest, and other letters pertaining to relating to bonds.  1903
Folder 008 Correspondence, Letter pertaining to purchase of bonds.   1907
Folder 009 Correspondence, Letter authorization certificate and delivery of bonds, letters with enclosed cancelled notes and expense account with law firm.  1912-1913
Folder 010 Correspondence, Enclosure with letter about seizure of property of Cape Girardeau Northern Railroad for non-payment of taxes.  Other letters pertaining to Houck's railroads.  Map enclosed of Survey 818 around Graysboro, Missouri.    1914-1916 
Folder 011 Correspondence, Letters pertaining to tie treatment and amount of timber received.  Letter relating to HR 5472.  Note: Map associated with E. B. Breaker located in MMC 3 Folder 007.  1918, 1950
Folder 012 Correspondence-Miscellaneous, Drawing of assessed list of land (location unknown), memo to Houck regarding Missouri and Arkansas Construction Company, part of a railroad deed,   undated 
Folder 013 Correspondence, Letters from Himmelberger-Luce Lumber Company. undated
Folder 014 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1892-1911
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Series IV Ephemera  
Box 1913    
Folder 001 Personal Correspondence, Letters from J. N. Morrison to Houck regarding various subjects.  1881-1883
Folder 002 Personal Correspondence, Incoming Letters from Treasury Department of Missouri, United States Post Office, and George Houck.  Outgoing letters to Gov. Lon V. Stephens, Mississippi River Commission, and R. H. Schultz regarding death of John L. Penny.  1892-1913, 1924
Folder 003 Donations, Receipts from General Relief Committee and Children’s Home Society of Missouri.   1912
Folder 004 Clippings, Copies of newspaper articles pertaining to Houck, and Little River Drainage District.  1906, 1910-1911 
Folder 005 Legislative Laws, Proposed changes to Article I, Chapter 41, bill creating a new division in the eastern judicial district, and proposed changes to drainage levees.  undated 
Folder 006 Publications-Bull Dog Fire Insurance Association, Pamphlets describing the type of insurance offered by company.  undated 
Folder 007 Publications-Roof-Fix, Contains information describing the type of work done by company.  1908
Folder 008 Publications-United States Treasury Department, Pre-printed postcard from President Woodrow Wilson urging public to buy war bonds.   1914, 1918
Folder 009 Publications-Von Mohl Company, Contains information describing the type of work done by company. undated  
Folder 010 Publications-Miscellaneous, Catalogs of books published, annual statement, and monthly bulletin from Department of Agriculture.  1900-1917
Folder 011 Publications-Miscellaneous, Catalogs of books published and information describing the type of work done by company.  A pamphlet, "Men of Missouri," concerning the YMCA. undated 
Folder 012 Correspondence, Houck letter to Naeter Brothers authorizing them to take possession of the two books he wrote.  Cancelled insurance coupons.  Note: Inspection survey of Houck home on Main Street.  1909-1926 
Folder 013 Legal Briefs-Missouri Public Service Commission, Contains published briefs on cases pertaining to the reorganization of the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad.  undated 
Folder 014 Broadsides, Announcement of Houck speech in Advance, Missouri and receipt of book to Library of Congress.  1910, 1916 
Folder 015 Calling Cards, Contains political candidate cards from Bennett Champ Clark.  undated
Folder 016 Death Notices, Placards detailing birth and death dates of Edward James Glasgow, Jr., Thomas Richeson, Charles Spear Hills, Theophile Papin, Samuel Treat and Mary E. Weber.  1902, 1919
Folder 017 Postcards, Cards from Commerce and Kansas City, unidentified young male child, and subscription to a magazine.  1908-1909, 1925
Folder 018 Public Addresses, Houck's speech at the grave of Alexander Buckner and remarks of Harry B. Hawes in the Missouri House of Representatives.  1897, 1922
Folder 019 Miscellaneous, List of unpaid claims.  undated 
Folder 020 Miscellaneous Contracts, Relating to timber, dismantling of a log house and barn, and printing of copies of Houck's History of Missouri, and a b/w photograph of a horse and buggy (3" x 5"). 1908, 1915
     
Box 1797    
Item 001 Book, Leather-bound.  Railroad Engineering: Drawing Tables and Formulas, 101 pp. 1897
Item 002 Book, Leather-bound. Railroad Engineering: Mathematics Mechanics, 600 pp. 1897
Item 003 Book, Leather-bound. Railroad Engineering: Surveying Railroad Location, Construction and Structures, 1,343 pp. 1897
Item 004 Book, Leather-bound. Railroad Engineering: Answer to Questions, 309 pp. 1897
Item00 5 Ledger, Canvas-bound. Contains a number of quotes from Samuel Johnson and financial information.  200 pp. undated
Item 006 Writing Pad.  Shorthand.  Missing many pages. Undated
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Series V Maps and Oversized Materials  
MMC3.2   
Folder 003
Item 001 Sainte Genevieve County Blueprint Map, Map showing the terminals in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri.  1900 Mar
Item 002 Sainte Genevieve County, Poster on the auction sale of 67 residential lots in Coffman, Missouri.  (no year) Sep 27
Item 003 Scott County Plat Map, Partial map showing the towns of Morley and Blodgett, Missouri.  undated 
Item 004 Scott County Plat Map, Hand drawn, with the location of Lost Hill.  undated 
Item 005 Scott County Railroad Map, Map showing the location of the Cape Girardeau and Thebes Bridge Terminal Railroad.  undated 
Item 006 Stoddard County Plat Map, Hand drawn map of Puxico, Missouri.  undated
Item 007 Stoddard County Plat Map (Two-sided), Hand drawn map of land holdings of George and Louis Houck in Puxico, Missouri.  On reverse side is an abstract of their holdings. undated
     
MMC3.2   
Folder 005   
Item 001 Arkansas Geographical Map undated 
Item 002 Pulaski County, Arkansas Plat Map, Map of Little Rock, Arkansas.  1894 Feb 10
Item 003 Indiana Geographical Map 1889
 
Folder 007  
Item 001 Little River Drainage District Map undated 
Item 002 Tie Vats and Loading Apparatus Blueprints, Note: Correspondence is located in Box 1912 Folder 0010.  1918 May 16
 
Folder 008   
Item 001 Rummerfield's Map of Atchison County, Missouri, 28" x 35" 1894
Item 002 Mineral Map of Boone, Marion, Newton, and Searcy Counties, 27" x 33" 1892
Item 003 Map of Buchanan County, including Saint Joseph and South Saint Joseph Rural Free Delivery Routes.  Also shows Doniphan, Kansas.  Created by Saint Joseph News-Press,  24" x 36" undated
Item 004 Map of Andrew County Missouri.  Created by Saint Joseph News-Press,  22" x 31" undated
Item005 Letter from Secretary of War containing a fold-out map of Current River from Van Buren to the Mouth [of the River].  Created by the Corps of Engineers,  13" x 30.5" Undated
Item006 Stoddard County Plat Map, 1881
Item 007 Stoddard County Plat Map, Township 26, Range 10, East of the 5th Prime Meridian, Map shows the town of Bloomfield, Missouri.  undated 
Item 008 Stoddard County Plat Map, Township 27, Range 8-9, undated 
Item 009 Stoddard County Plat Map, Township 26, Range 10 of the 5th Prime Meridian, Map shows the town of Bloomfield, Missouri.  undated 
Item 010 Wayne County Plat Map (Two-sided), Partial map of the land holdings of B. B. Cahoon.  On opposite side is partial text relating to resources found on Cahoons property.  1882 May 27
 
MMC4.8   
Folder 001
Item 001 Bollinger County Plat Map, Township 28, Range 9 undated 
Item 002 Boone County Geological Map undated 
Item 003 Butler and Dunklin County Plat Map undated 
Item 004 Caldwell County Plat Map undated 
Item 005 Cape Girardeau County Plat Map undated 
Item006 Cape Girardeau County Railroad Map, Map of the Cape Girardeau and Thebes Bridge Railroad Company.  1906
     
Folder 002
Item 001 Chariton County Plat Map, 1902
Item 002 Clay County Plat Map, undated 
Item 003 Dunklin County Railroad Map showing the St. Francois Valley Railroad crossing at Campbell, Missouri.  undated 
Item 004 Linn County Plat Map, Blueprint map showing school districts.  1905 Jul 6
Item005 Mississippi County Plat Map, undated 
tem 006 Oregon County Plat Map,  Two copies of map. undated
Item 007 Oregon County Plat Map, Hand drawn map shows proposed railroad line of the St. Louis, Cape Girardeau, and Fort Smith Railway Company.  1895 Dec 23
 
Folder 003
Item 001 Pemiscot County Plat Map, Map shows land holdings of Louis Houck.  undated 
Item 002 Platte County Plat Map, undated 
Item 003 Saint Francois County Plat Map, undated 
Item 004 Saint Louis County Railroad Map,  Map shows the route of the St. Louis and Kirkwood Railroad Company.  undated
 
Folder 008   
Item 001 One printed sheet titled, Col. John Thornton [of Clay County] (handwritten) with a handwritten note, This sketch taken from the Biographical Dictionary of Missouri published in 1878.  1878
Item 002 Printed circular for the Pemiscot Land and Timber Company, Sale of Land with correspondence between Louis Houck and N. C. Frissell, Chief Engineer of the State Topographical Surveyor of Southeast Missouri, 2 pages (1 leaf), 1894
Item 003 Nigger in the Wood Pile Exposed, Political statement broadside, undated 
Item 004 First National Bank of Cape Girardeau account statement, 1913
Item 005 Houck's Missouri and Arkansas Railroad statement of earnings and operating expenses, 1900
   
Folder 009   
Item 001 The Evening Citizen, Assessed value list for Alexander County, Illinois, 1911.  Note:  Includes names, location of property, and dollar amount for which assessed. 1911
   
MMC4.9   
Folder 011   
Item 001 Sectional map of Oregon County, Missouri, 8" x 10.5" undated 
Item 002 Map of Oregon, Ripley, and Carter Counties, on linen,  12" x 13" undated
Item 003 Street map including Main and Independence Streets and lots labeled "Houck & Carroll," possibly Cape Girardeau,  13.5" x 17" undated
Item 004 Pamphlet.  "Pemiscot Land and Timber Company," with transcriptions of letters written to Louis Houck,  5 copies. undated
Item 005 Outline map of Howard County, Missouri, 15" x 18" undated 
Item 006 U. S. Geological Survey maps showing Sikeston, Altenburg, Cape Girardeau, and Puxico, Missouri, and one map showing Cairo, Illinois, including some portions of Kentucky, 15" x 21" 1924-1934
 
Folder 012
Item 001 Tax Records for Chester, Perryville, Saint Genevieve, and Farmington Railroad Company; Cape Girardeau, Bloomfield, and Southern Railroad Company; and Missouri Southern Railroad Company. 1899-1901
 
Folder 013
Item 001 Tax Records for Saint Louis, Cape Girardeau, and Fort Smith Railroad Company and the Saint Louis, Kennett and Southern Railroad Company. 1896-1900
 
MMC4.10   
Folder 006
Item 001 Unidentified Blueprint, Hand drawn blueprint of unknown structure. undated 
Item 002 Unidentified Survey Map, Land in part of Section 15 of Survey 317.  undated 
Item 003 Unidentified Blueprint undated   
Item 004 Unidentified Survey Map, Map showing the Meadow Hill survey of Louis Houck and M. M. Nabel property.  1914 Jun 5
Item005 Unidentified Plat Map,  Hand drawn.  undated
Item006 Unidentified Plat Map of Sections 22, 24, and 27, Survey 818, Township 30, Range 12 undated 
Item007 Unidentified Plat Map and abstract of title, Map shows lands of Louis Houck and the Cape Girardeau and Southwestern Railroad.  undated
Item008 Map showing Cape Girardeau Northern Railroads Path, undated
Item009 Unidentified Map, hand drawn showing route of unidentified railroad company. undated 
 
MMC4.10   
Folder 006   
Item 001 Unidentified Plat Map, Section 17, Township 22, Range 12 East of the 5th Prime Meridian.  undated 
   
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Above MMC1   
Folder 014 Map of Livingston County, Missouri, with brief history of the county, created by Gill & Ryan,  43" x 44" circa 1900
 
Series VI Artifacts  
Box 1784    
Item 001 Railroad Tie, 15" x 3" Undated
Item 002 Railroad spikes (4), rusted and bent, 6" x 1" Undated
     
North Wall FC    
Item 001 Metal sign.  "Louis Houck Collection."  2"  x 29"  Original unknown. Undated
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Series VIArtifacts
Box 1784    
Item 1 Railroad Tie, 15" x 3" Undated
Item 2 Railroad spikes (4), rusted and bent, 6" x 1" Undated
    
North Wall Filing Cab.    
Item 1 Metal sign.  "Louis Houck Collection."  2"  x 29"  Original unknown. Undated
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