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.


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


Organization

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

Restrictions

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)
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.

Related Materials in the 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

David Birnie oral history interview [sound recording], 1972

Brazil Land, Cattle and Packing Company (Sao Paulo, Brazil) Photographs, 1911-1917

Mrs. F. F. Calhoun oral history interview [sound recording], 1972

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Conatser oral history interview [sound recording], 1960s

Ron Conatser Photographs, 1957-1958

L. M. Cox oral history interview [sound recording], 1973

Albert Daffern oral history interview [sound recording], 1973

Albert Daffern Photographs, 1910

Wilburn Deeton oral history interview [sound recording], 1973

Dickens Cattle Corporation Records, 1951-1970

Melvin Dirickson oral history interview [sound recording], 1972

Alvin Durham oral history interview [sound recording], 1972

William Martin Pearce Papers, 1932-1974

William Martin Pearce Photographs, 1891-1950

Johnny Stevens Family photographs, 1908-1959

Note that many of the Southwest Collection's oral history abstracts and recordings may be found at: http://collections.swco.ttu.edu/handle/10605/234 and http://www.digital.swco.ttu.edu/Oral_History/oralhistory.asp


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Acquisition

Collection accession #(s):
n/a

Gift

Processed by

n/a, 1962; Robert Weaver, 2015


Collection Inventory

Literary Productions

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