An Inventory of His Papers, 1885-1924, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library
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.
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
Open for research
Alexander MacKay Papers, 1885-1923, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
Collection accession #(s):
n/a, 1962; Robert Weaver, 2015