Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Delmar Hayter:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1857-1999 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Hayter, Delmar
Title: Delmar Hayter Papers,
Dates: 1857-1999 and undated
Abstract: These are the papers of Texas historian Delmar Hayter.
Collection # S1134.1
Quantity: 6 boxes (5.5 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Delmar Hayter, a veteran of World War II, was a local historian and received M. A. and Ph. D. degrees from Texas Tech University. He wrote his dissertation on the Pecos River Irrigation Company. At the time of his death, Hayter was preparing a book on Murdo Mackenzie, a prominent cattleman and long-time manager of the Matador Ranch. Hayter also contributed to The Handbook of Texas and history journals.


Scope and Contents

The collection is dominated by research materials, mostly photocopies of journal articles, book excerpts, and archival material. Subjects covered in the collection include Murdo Mackenzie and his family, the Matador Land and Cattle Company and associated persons, the ranch industry in Brazil, and general ranching history and concerns. The collection also includes research notes and manuscript drafts of a biography of Murdo Mackenzie. It is important that material originating from other archives such as the Baker Library at Harvard be properly cited.


 

Organization

The collection is organized into the following series: Correspondence, Literary Production, Murdo Mackenzie Book, Printed Material, and Research Material.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research but it is important that material originating from other archives, such as the Baker Library at Harvard, be properly cited.


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)
Hayter, Delmar J.
Hayter, Delmar J.--Archives
Hayter, Delmar J.--Manuscripts
Mackenzie, Murdo
Britton, Alfred Markham
Burns, Belle
Campbell, H. H. (Henry Harrison), 1840-1911
Jackson, J. M.
Ligertwood, Arthur B.
MacBain, John, 1867-1922
Mackay, Alexander, 1855-1936
Mackenzie, John
Mackenzie, Murdo, 1850-1939
Subjects
Matador Land and Cattle Company
Prairie Cattle Company, Ltd.
Matador (Tex.)--History
Matador Ranch (Tex.)
Montana--History
Motley County (Tex.)--History
Oldham County (Tex.)--History
Texas--History
West (U.S.)--History
Cattle trade--Texas
Cowboys--Texas--Motley County
Cowboys--Texas--Oldham County
Ranches--Brazil--History
Ranches--Texas--History
Ranches--Texas--Motley County
Ranches--Texas--Oldham County
Ranches--West (U.S.)
Ranch managers--Texas
Ranching--History

Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

  • Charles L. Wood Papers, 1901-1981 and undated
  • Matador Land and Cattle Company Records, 1874-1960
  • Alexander Mackay Papers, 1886-1936

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Delmar Hayter Papers, 1857-1999 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
2000-0074-B

Gift, 2000

Processed by

Karen Hicks, Winter 2004.


Collection Inventory

 

Correspondence, 1970-1998

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1 1 Colorado, Wyoming - Archives, Libraries, 1985-1990
2 Exchanges Regarding Mackenzie Family Initiated by Delmar Hayter, 1970-1991
3 General, 1990-1998
4 “Work Sheets”, 1982-1986



 
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1 5 History Day at the Ranch, 1985



 

Historical Associations, 1988-1999

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1 6 General, 1988-1996
7 Ranching Heritage Center, 1995-1999
8 West Texas Historical Association, 1995-1998



 
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1 9 Humor, 1994



 

Literary Production, 1944-1995 and undated

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1 10 “A Special Christmas - One of the Best”, by Delmar Hayter, 1944 and undated
11 Paper - “Murdo Mackenzie, Cattleman of Texas and the Southwest”, by Delmar Hayter, 1989
12 “Pioneer Women of West Texas in the Early Twentieth Century”, by Delmar Hayter, undated
13 Stories Completed and Presented, 1991-1995 and undated



 

Murdo Mackenzie Book, 1883-1999 and undated

Literary Production
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1 14 Chapter I 1850-1883 - Notes and Plans, 1991
15 Chapter II, Outline and Manuscript, 1991
16 Chapter III 1891-1901 - Manuscript and Notes, circa 1991 and undated
17 Chapter V 1912-1918 - Notes, circa 1991
18 Chapter VI 1918-1923 - Notes, circa 1991
19 Chapter VIII 1930-1939 - Notes, undated
20 Chapter X, Epilogue, Summary, Conclusion -Notes, circa 1991
21 Drafts, Partial Manuscript, 1995 and undated
22 Manuscript “Scenes”, undated
23 Notes and Manuscript, 1991 and undated
24 Notes and Partial Manuscript, 1991-1996 and undated
25 Notes - South American Episode, undated
26 Plans for Book, undated
27 Tributes - Notes, circa 1991
Research Material
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1 28 General: 1885-1901, 1996 and undated
29 General: 1901-1911, undated
30 1901-1912 Success, 1991-1995 and undated
31 1931-1939 Salvation, 1932-1934 and undated
32 American Start - 1884-1891, 1951-1996
33 Baker Library, Harvard, 1983-1997 and undated
34 Boston Cattle Company, 1920-1952
35 Brazil, 1933-1983 and undated
36 Brazil - 1912-1922, 1921 and undated
37 Brazil Land, Cattle, and Packing Company, 1912-1964 and undated
38 Brazil Receivership, 1990 and undated
39 Brazilian Information, 1914-1992 and undated
40 Brazilian Railway Company, 1911-1975 and undated
41 Brazilian Railway Company: 1910, undated
42 Brazilian Railway Company: 1911, 1911-1952 and undated
43 Brazilian Railway Company: 1912, 1912
44 Brazilian Railway Company: 1913, 1913
45 Brazilian Railway Company, 1914-1997
46 Brazilian Railway Company: 1915, 1915
47 Brazilian Railway Company: 1916, 1915-1916
48 Brazilian Railway Company: 1917, 1917
49 Brazilian Railway Company: 1918, 1918 and undated
50 Brazilian Railway Company: 1919, 1919
51 Brazilian Railway Company, General, 1973
52 British Investments, American West, 1938-1977 and undated
53 Cattlemen’s Associations/Cattle Trust, 1890-1975 and undated
54 Cattlemen’s Livestock Associations, 1961-1978 and undated
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2 1 Cattle Count, 1884-1988 and undated
2 Chapter I 1850-1885, 1927-1998 and undated
3 Chapter I 1850-1885 - Notes and Suggestions, 1945-1988 and undated
4 Chapter II 1885-1891, 1893-1996 and undated
5 Chapter II 1885-1891, 1948-1988 and undated
6 Chapter II 1885-1891, 1989 and undated
7 Chapter II 1885-1891 - General Information, Plans, 1886-1996 and undated
8 Chapter 2 - 1886, undated
9 Chapter 2 - 1887, undated
10 Chapter 2 - 1888, undated
11 Chapter 2 - 1889, undated
12 Chapter 2 - 1890, undated
13 Chapter III 1891-1901, 1988 and undated
14 Chapter III 1891-1901, undated
15 Chapter III 1891-1901 - Notes and Suggestions, undated
16 Chapter IV 1901-1912, 1901-1998 and undated
17 Chapter IV 1901-1912, undated
18 Chapter IV 1901-1911 Work , Rework, Rewrite, 1906-1990 and undated
19 Chapter V, undated
20 Chapter V 1912-1918, 1964 and undated
21 Chapter V 1912-1918 - Matador Land and Cattle Company Ltd. - Ranch History, 1960 and undated
22 Chapter V 1912-1922 - Notes, Suggestions, Ideas, undated
23 Chapters 5 (1912-1918) and 6 (1919-1922), 1914-1970 and undated
24 Chapter VI 1922-1932 - Notes, Suggestions, Ideas, undated
25 Chapter 7 1922-1930 or 1930-1937, 1917-1998
26 Charts, Pictures, Tables, undated
27 Conclusion, undated
28 Correspondence - Murdo Mackenzie and Henry J. Johnstone, 1895-1989 and undated
29 Correspondence - Murdo Mackenzie South Dakota Experiences, 1895-1988
30 Correspondence - Murdo Mackenzie - Canadian Division, Swift Current Saskatchewan, 1903
31 Correspondence - Figures - Statistics, 1964
32 Correspondence - Final Chapter, undated
33 Correspondence - First Decade 1891-1901, 1951-1956 and undated
34 Geographical Information, undated
35 Horses, 1933 and undated
36 Horses - Pacers, Trotters, Ranch, 1893-1990 and undated
37 Horses - Personal Interest, 1894-1989 and undated
38 Land Sales, Colonization, 1920-1926
39 Library Resources, undated
40 Mackenzie Family, 1895-1989 and undated
41 Mackenzie Family: Alexander Mackenzie, 1927-1962 and undated
42 Mackenzie Family: Alexander McBain Mackenzie, 1894-1989
43 Mackenzie Family: David George “Dode” Mackenzie, 1895-1998 and undated
44 Mackenzie Family: Edith and Isabel Mackenzie, 1896-1909
45 Mackenzie Family: John Mackenzie, 1905-1989 and undated
46 Mackenzie Family: John Mackenzie, Jr., 1950-1989
47 Murdo Mackenzie: Biographical, 1930-1979 and undated
48 Murdo Mackenzie: Biographies, 1903-1991 and undated
49 Murdo Mackenzie: Economics, 1935-1996 and undated
50 Murdo Mackenzie: Genealogy, 1981 and undated
51 Murdo Mackenzie: General, 1922-1999 and undataed
52 Murdo Mackenzie: Legal Actions, 1891-1926 and undated
53 Murdo Mackenzie: Legal Actions, Law Suit - Swensons, 1891-1910 and undated
54 Murdo Mackenzie: Organizations, 1897-1926 and undated
55 Murdo Mackenzie: Other Interests (Whiskey), 1903-1992 and undated
56 Murdo Mackenzie: Outside Interests, 1890-1941 and undated
57 Murdo Mackenzie: Politics, 1892-1910 and undated
58 Murdo Mackenzie: Tributes, 1964-1988 and undated
59 Murdo Mackenzie: Writings, 1911-1960 and undated
60 Maps - Brazil and South America, 1966-1984 and undated
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3 1 Matador Land and Cattle Company, 1891-1984 and undated
2 Matador Land and Cattle Company, Limited, 1942-1991 and undated
3 Matador Land and Cattle Company - As an Investment, 1933-1952 and undated
4 Matador Land and Cattle Company - Sale, Dissolution, Etc., 1901-1997 and undated
5 Matador Land and Cattle Company - Statistics, Reports, Figures, 1908-1964 and undated
6 Mines and Mining, 1889-1985 and undated
7 Mineral Resources, 1893-1923 and undated
8 Note cards, undated
9 Notes - Matador Land and Cattle Company Records, 1989-1998
10 Notes - “Blue Books”, Matador Records, 1989
11 Notes - “Boxed” Material - Matador Records, 1988
12 Notes - Microfilm - Matador Records, undated
13 Notes, Photocopies, Murdo Mackenzie Manuscript Draft, 1923-1990
14 Obituaries, 1939-1956
15 Other People Involved, 1900-1999 and undated
16 People, 1956
17 Personnel Involved: Bugbee, Thomas S./Bugbee Lease Indian Territory, 1895-1978 and undated
18 Personnel Involved: Belle Burns, 1914-1995 and undated
19 Personnel Involved: H. H. Campbell, 1883-1969 and undated
20 Personnel Involved: John Clay, 1919 and undated
21 Personnel Involved: Sam Houston Cowan, 1959-1991
22 Personnel Involved: John Barclay Dawson, 1916-1990
23 Personnel Involved: H. P. Drought, Director, 1937-1950
24 Personnel Involved: Percival Farquhar, 1916-1973 and undated
25 Personnel Involved: William C. Forbes, 1938-1960 and undated
26 Personnel Involved: Charles Goodnight, undated
27 Personnel Involved: Richard G. Head, 1883-1995 and undated
28 Personnel Involved: Henry J. Johnstone, 1891-1996 and undated
29 Personnel Involved: Sam Lazarus, 1915-1992 and undated
30 Personnel Involved: John MacBain, 1913-1952 and undated
31 Personnel Involved: Alexander McKay, 1916-1935
32 Personnel Involved: John Molesworth, 1990-1991 and undated
33 Personnel Involved: Theodore Roosevelt, 1906-1997 and undated
34 Personnel Involved: R. C. Sanderson, 1913-1996 and undated
35 Personnel Involved: W. F. Sommerville, 1889 and undated
36 Personnel Involved: John V. Stevens, 1942-1972 and undated
37 Personnel Involved: William J. Tod, 1912-1989 and undated
38 Personnel Involved: Thomas E. Wilson, 1960-1985 and undated
39 Personnel Involved: news clippings, 1997
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4 1 Prairie Cattle Company 1885-1891, 1875-1988 and undated
2 Prairie Land and Cattle Company - Miscellaneous, 1886-1984 and undated
3 Scotland - Economics, 1884-1989 and undated
4 Scotland - Geography, 1954-1992 and undated
5 Scotland - History, 1884 and undated
6 Second Decade, 1901-1911, 1907 and undated
7 Sources - Charles L. Woods, 1942-1991 and undated
8 Summary, undated
9 Tascosa, Texas, 1978
10 Trinidad, Colorado Information, 1937-1990 and undated
11 Miscellaneous Details, 1935-1991 and undated
12 Miscellaneous - Notes and Material, 1892-1999 and undated



 

Printed Material, 1979 and undated

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4 13 “The Great Plains: Promises, Problems, and Prospects”, by Fite, Gilbert C. in The Great Plains: Environment and Culture, Blouet, Brian W. and Frederick C. Lubke, Eds. University of Nebraska Press, 1979
14 News Clipping, 1979
15 “Poor Richard’s Cyberhut” #1-#13 (Guide for Using Windows and Internet), undated



 

Research Material, 1857-1998 and undated

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4 16 Acquisition of Matador Land and Cattle Company Records, 1939-1987 and undated
17 Cattle, undated
18 Cattle: Cattle Brands, 1990 and undated
19 Cattle: Cattle Breeds, 1898-1988 and undated
20 Cattle: Industry - Ranch Operations, 1885-1975 and undated
21 Cattle: Origins of the American Industry, 1883-1975 and undated
22 Cattle: Ranching - General 1880-1950, 1888 and undated
23 Cattle: Ranching - General 1880-1950 - Sheep, 1989
24 Cattle: Rustling, 1895-1990 and undated
25 Cattle: Trails, 1936-1988 and undated
26 Cattle: Weather Losses, 1948-1986 and undated
27 Coins, Weights, Measures, undated
28 Cowboys, 1903-1989 and undated
29 Dust Bowl, 1985-1998 and undated
30 Education History - Early West Texas: Academies and Colleges, 1968-1975 and undated
31 Education History - Early West Texas: Goodnight Academy, 1905-1992 and undated
32 Fencing, 1953 and undated
33 Florida, 1921-1992
34 Gaelic, 1973 and undated
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5 1 History, 1988-1994 and undated
2 History - Origin of Range Cattle Industry, undated
3 Law and Order, 1889-1983 and undated
4 Livestock - Cattle, 1927-1968 and undated
5 Livestock - Sheep, 1906-1981 and undated
6 Mail, 1996 and undated
7 Maps, 1936-1988 and undated
8 Louis Martin, 1857-1995 and undated
9 Matador, Motley County, Texas, 1990 and undated
10 Pecos, Chapter I, undated
11 Ranches, General, 1888-1994 and undated
12 Ranches, Specific, 1884-1988 and undated
13 Ranches, Specific, South Dakota, 1986
14 Ranching, 1956-1962 and undated
15 Ranching, General, 1888-1994 and undated
16 Statistics, 1885-1956 and undated
17 Texas Fever, 1860-1959 and undated
18 Texas Rangers, 1952-1979 and undated
19 Towns, 1933-1985 and undated
20 Transportation, 1907-1939 and undated
21 Transportation - Railroads, 1901-1984 and undated
22 Transportation - Railroads (Quanah, Acme, and Pacific) and Roaring Springs Townsite Company, 1910-1989 and undated
23 Weather, 1934-1993 and undated
24 Words, Special, Unusual, 1951-1986 and undated
25 Miscellaneous, 1893-1985 and undated



 

General Files, 1889-1998 and undated

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5 26 Writing, 1959-1998 and undated
27 Miscellaneous, 1889-1997 and undated
28 Scrapbook Material - Maps, 1981-1996 and undated



 

Murdo Mackenzie Book II, 1883-1999 and undated

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6 1 Research Material - Note Cards, undated