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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Literary Productions

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Alexander MacKay:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1885-1924, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Mackay, Alexander
Title: Alexander MacKay Papers,
Dates: 1885-1924
Abstract: The Alexander MacKay Papers contains literary productions and a diary regarding his travel. Microfilm material also exists separately from the Papers.
Collection # S 652.1
Quantity: 1 wallet (0.25 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

A ranch manager, Mackay was born ca. 1856 in Scotland. He was associated with the Matador Land and Cattle Company, a Scottish-owned company that acquired the Matador Ranch located in Motley, Cottle, Floyd, and Dickens counties of Texas. Mackay had the longest tenure in the company's Dundee, Scotland, office. He served as Secretary, Director, and Chairman of the Board from 1882-1936. Mackay died in 1936.

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Scope and Content

The Alexander MacKay Papers consists of a typed diary of Mackay's world tour in 1923-1924 and a typescript copy of his account of a trip across the United States in 1885. Microfilm material, stored separately, consists of correspondence, news clippings, photographs, and miscellaneous material pertaining to Mackay's death and funeral.

Portions of this collection are available among the Southwest Collection's digital holdings at http://collections.swco.ttu.edu/handle/10605/100847

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Organization

The Alexander MacKay Papers are organized by the following series: Literary Productions.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Some archival collections may be housed in storage outside of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library building. Requests to retrieve such materials may take up to 10 business days to complete. Please contact our Reference Department to arrange retrieval.

Audio, video, and film recordings may not be immediately accessible due to format, condition, or copyright status. All items must be digitized prior to patron use. Because not all collections materials have been digitized, please contact the Reference Archivist at least 10 days prior to arrival in order to coordinate digitization. Though we can digitize much of our holdings within two weeks, some media may be fragile and require specialized digitization outsourcing, which can take up to three months for completion.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by either the archives or the creators and authors of items in this collection, as stipulated by U.S. copyright law.

Duplication requests are limited by departmental policies. Please contact our Reference Department for further information.

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Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
MacKay, Alexander, 1855 or 1856-1936.
Subjects (Organizations)
Matador Land and Cattle Company.
Matador Ranch (Tex.)
Subjects (Places)
Cottle County (Tex.)
Dundee (Scotland)
Dickens County (Tex.)
Floyd County (Tex.)
Motley County (Tex.)
Subjects
Cowboys.
Diaries.
Ranches--Texas--History.
Ranch managers--Texas.
Texas--Description and travel.
United States--Description and travel.

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Related Materials:

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:
  • Matador Land and Cattle Company Photographs, 1921-1938
  • Matador Land and Cattle Company Records, 1874-1960
  • Matador Land and Cattle Company (Denver, Colo.) Photographs, 1882-1950
  • Matador Land and Cattle Company (Red Lake Camp, Tex.) Photographs, 1885-1967
  • Matador Land and Cattle Company (Tex.) Photographs, 1920
  • Brazil Land, Cattle and Packing Company (Sao Paulo, Brazil) Photographs, 1911-1917
  • Ron Conatser Photographs, 1957-1958
  • Albert Daffern Photographs, 1910
  • Dickens Cattle Corporation Records, 1951-1970
  • William Martin Pearce Papers, 1932-1974
  • William Martin Pearce Photographs, 1891-1950
  • Johnny Stevens Family photographs, 1908-1959
Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library Oral History Collection:
  • David Birnie oral history interview [sound recording], 1972
  • Mrs. F. F. Calhoun oral history interview [sound recording], 1972
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ron Conatser oral history interview [sound recording], 1960s
  • L. M. Cox oral history interview [sound recording], 1973
  • Albert Daffern oral history interview [sound recording], 1973
  • Wilburn Deeton oral history interview [sound recording], 1973
  • Melvin Dirickson oral history interview [sound recording], 1972
  • Alvin Durham oral history interview [sound recording], 1972
  • Many more oral histories may be found among our oral history abstracts as well as among our oral history transcripts.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Alexander MacKay Papers, 1885-1923, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
n/a

Gift, n/a

Processing Information

Processed by: >n/a, 1962; Robert Weaver, 2015

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Collection Inventory

Literary Productions

Box Folder
1 1 World Tour diary and letter,1923-1924
2 Across the U.S. diary,1885

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