Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    19th Century Ledger of Texas Cattle Brands, dated 1853 through 1867. The handwritten ledger appears to have belonged to Asa Langford, an entrepreneur who settled in Hamilton County in the mid-1850s and built several businesses there, including a sawmill, mercantile store, and blacksmith shop. This ledger could have been kept in Langford's blacksmith shop and used to forge the numerous Texas brands identified within these pages.

    The first legible date occurs on the second leaf of the ledger, which contains monthly lists of supply purchases made by Langford in 1853. Within the ledger are forty pages of cattle brands, along with the names of the individuals and companies associated with them. Many of the names are in alphabetical order. The final pages of the book contain more cattle brands, lists, figures, and home remedies for various illnesses. One page contains figures for "1866 Langford / Cowes & Calves." The majority of the book's pages are blank; the first eight leaves are severely damaged by insects. The leather cover bears some water damage and minor insect damage.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2011
    12th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 4,708

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 May 22 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 November 14-16 Space Exploration Auction Featuring The Armstrong Family Collection Part IV - Dallas
    2019 November 14-16 Space Exploration Auction Featuring The Armstrong Family Collection Part IV - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $2,566,538