Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Lydia Louise Mooar:

An Inventory of Her Papers, 1876-1971 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Mooar, Lydia Louise, b. 1887
Title: Lydia Louise Mooar Papers,
Dates: 1876-1971 and undated
Abstract: Papers of Lydia Louise Mooar relating to activities of Mooar family members.
Collection # S 722.1
Quantity: 2 boxes (1.3 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

A public school teacher, Lydia Louise Mooar was born in 1887 in Scurry County, Texas, the daughter of John Wesley and Margaret McCollum Mooar. She was educated at Colorado City, Texas, and attended St. Mary's College in Dallas, Texas, and Word Seminary in Nashville, Tennessee. She taught school in Texas, Florida, and Georgia before retiring in 1959. Her father and his brother, J. Wright Mooar, were involved in buffalo hunting and ranching.

Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, financial materials, legal materials, literary productions, and scrapbook material. It bulks (1876-1933) with financial and legal material such as land deeds, leases and wills dealing primarily with the business of John Combs Mooar, the brother of Lydia Louise Mooar. Also includes a few materials dealing with J. Wright Mooar and John Wesley Mooar.


Access Restrictions

Open for research

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)
Mooar, Lydia Louise, b. 1887.
Mooar, John Combs.
Mooar, John Wesley, 1846-1918.
Mooar, Margaret McCollum, 1862-1918.
Mooar, J. Wright (John Wright), 1851-1940.
Mooar Brothers Ranch (Tex.)
Scurry County (Tex.)--History.
Colorado City (Tex.)
American bison hunting--Texas--History.
Adobe Walls, Battle of, Tex., 1874.
American bison--Texas.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lydia Louise Mooar Papers, 1876-1971 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Gifts, 1965-1971

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, June 2003


Lore and Legend: A Compilation of Documents Depicting the History of Colorado City and Mitchell County. Colorado City, Texas, 1976.

Robinson, Charles M. The Buffalo Hunters.Austin, Texas: State House Press, 1995.

Collection Inventory

Papers, 1876-1971 and undated

box folder
1 1 Business Correspondence and Receipts, 1910-1914
2 Business Correspondence, 1915-1918
3 Business Correspondence, 1919-1927
4 Business Correspondence, 1928-1929
5 Business Correspondence, 1930-1932
6 Business Correspondence, 1933
7 Business Correspondence, 1934-1959
8 Correspondence, Financial Documents, and Hand Notes, undated
9 Correspondence with J. Wright Mooar, transcribed letters, 1872-1882
10 Correspondence with Lydia Louise Mooar, 1965-1971
11 Financial and Legal Documents, 1881-1915
box folder
2 1 Financial and Legal Documents, 1885-1906
2 Financial and Legal Documents, undated
3 Financial Documents, 1876-1885
4 Legal Documents, 1908-1928
Literary Production
box folder
2 5 Interview notes with J. Wright Mooar, 2 6 2 7 2 8 1938
6 "The Mooar Brothers and Adobe Walls" by Lydia Louise Mooar, ca. 1960s
7 "The Mooar Brothers and Adobe Walls" by Lydia Louise Mooar, ca. 1960s
8 "My Longest Day" by Lydia Louise Mooar, undated
Printed Material
box folder
2 9 "Beginning of the Buffalo Slaughter "article, undated
10 "History That Will Never Be Repeated" by Lan Frank, partial photocopied pages, undated
11 Photographs of Family Members, undated
Scrapbook Material
box folder
2 12 Certificate of Baptism of John Combs Mooar, torn page, 1886
13 James de la Fuente programs and news clipping, undated
14 Marriage Certificate of John W. Mooar and Margaret McCollum, 1885
15 Note on Lydia Louise Mooar, 1959
box folder
2 16 Two empty wallets, undated
17 Valencia, New Mexico print, undated