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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Additional Sources

Description of Series

Manuscript Files

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Block Ranch:

An Inventory of Its Papers, 1885-1994 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Block Ranch (N.M.)
Title: Block Ranch Papers,
Dates: 1885-1994 and undated
Abstract: Research materials concerning the Block Ranch in central New Mexico.
Collection # S 1262.1
Quantity: 1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Diana Richardson Chapa is the great-granddaughter of Andrew Richardson, one of the founders of El Capitan Land and Cattle Company, later known as the Block Ranch, in central New Mexico in 1885.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of photocopied research materials on the Block Ranch such as correspondence, a small map, and other historical facts.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research

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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)
Richardson, Melvin (M. E.)
DeLany, John C.
Richardson, Andrew
Thurber, Charles S.
Thurber, Horace K.
Chapa, Diana Richardson
Subjects (Organizations)
El Capitan Land and Cattle Company (N.M.)
Places
Block Ranch (N.M.)
Lincoln County, (N.M.)
Richardson (N.M.)
Subjects
Ranching--New Mexico

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Related Material

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

  • Lincoln County, New Mexico, Photograph Collection, 1980-1990, SWCPC 298

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Block Ranch Papers, 1885-1994 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection Accession number(s):
94-0058-B and 94-0080-B

Gifts, 1994

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, September 1996

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Additional Sources

Coe, Wilbur. Ranch on the Ruidoso: the Story of a Pioneer Family in New Mexico, 1871-1968. New York: Knopf, 1968.

Ellis, Richard N. New Mexico, Past and Present: a Historical Reader. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1971.

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Collection Inventory

 

Manuscript Files

wallet folder
1 1 Correspondence, 1991-1994
2 Photocopied photographs of the Richardsons, undated
3 El Capitan Land and Cattle Company brand placement, undated
4 News articles, 1890-1923 and undated
5 Obituary, 1923
6 El Capitan Land and Cattle Company incorporation records, 1885-1910
7 Lincoln County, New Mexico court records, 1940s
8 Block Ranch map, undated

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