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Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Linda Tays Dunn Family Papers, 1776, 1795, 1891, 1907-1989



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Dunn, Linda Tays
Title: Linda Tays Dunn Family Papers
Dates: 1776, 1795, 1891, 1907-1989
Abstract: Correspondence, legal and financial documentatio, reports, creative materials, maps, published materials and photographs comprise the Linda Tays Dunn Family Papers. Materials document the personal and professional lives of the Tays and Dunn families in early Texas and the northern Mexican state of Sinaloa.
Accession No.: 80-40; 94-013; 94-119; 2012-054; 2012-081
Extent: 8 ft.
Laguage: Most materials are written in English;a few items are in Spanish.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

The Linda Tays Dunn Family Papers document the lives of various members of the Tays and Dunn families in early Texas and the northern Mexican state of Sinaloa. Two Tays brothers, Eugene and Joseph, were civil engineers and lived in Mexico, where Joseph worked on the Mexican National Railroad and Eugene worked in the mining fields. Both were in Mexico and crossing the border into Texas during the Mexican Revolution. After the revolution, Eugene's mining interests dwindled, so he turned to the family estate in Sinaloa, Mexico, and to farming and ranching. Eugene began sending winter vegetables to the United States, though he also continued to seek other areas in which he could continue his mining investements. The Tays family also has a home base in El Paso.

Eugene's daughter, Linda, married William Edward Dunn, a history professor and foreign-service official, who was born in Sulpher Springs, Texas. Dunn assisted Herbert Eugene Bolton in Mexico City on research in the early history of the Spanish Southwest. His foreign-service career carried him to Peru, Haiti, Guatemala and Columbia. The Dunn family lived in Washington, D. C. while Dunn taught at the School of Advanced International Studies. Afterward the family resided in Dallas, though they often traveled to Sinaloa to visit their estate.

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, legal and financial documentation, reports, creative materials, maps, published materials and photographs document the personal and professional lives of the Tays and Dunn families. The papers are arranged into three series: Tays family, Dunn family and Tays family minig properties.

The Tays family series includes the personal papers of Mrs. Dunn's father, E.A.H. Tays, brother José Tays and grandfather Reverend Joseph Wilkin Tays. E.A.H. Tays' photographs, correspondence and written reports serve to illuminate the process of mining in remote early 20th century Sinaloa, Mexico. Of special interest among the letters of Mr. Tays are those concerning the death of his son José Tays at the hands of Indians under the leadership of famed rebel/outlaw Felipé Bachomo in 1915. The papers of Mrs. Dunn's mother, Rosaura de la Vega, are also included in the series, as well as four folders of geneological information about the early Tays family, compiled by Mrs. Dunn and others.

The second and largest series concerns the activities of Mrs. Dunn and her immediate and extended family members. The Linda Tays Dunn sub-series is the largest, of which correspondence constitutes the bulk. the Casa Tays sub-series contains the earliest documents of the papers, consisting of deeds of ownership by the ancestors of Mrs. Dunn to the ranches of Jecolua (1776) and Mesquital (1795). Pre-existing arrangement of two-way correspondence was retained wherever feasible. Correspondence and other subject folders are arranged as received by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.

The Tays family mining properties subgroup includes all correspondence, reports, maps, stock certificates, legal documents and financial records relating to the operation of serveral gold and silver mines owned by the Tays family in Sinaloa, Mexico. Correspondence by various family members over the years, especially Linda Tays Dunn, document their efforts to get the mines into active production. Also included are numerous mining reports about various Tays holdings and a series of maps displaying the extent of their claims.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Unrestricted use.

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Index Terms

Bachomo, Felipé.
De la Vega, Rosaura.
Dunn, Linda Tays.
Tays, E. A. H.
Tays, José.
Tays, Joseph Wilkins.
Dunn family.
Mexican Revolution.
Mines--Mexico.
Mining--Mexico.
Tays family.
Sinaloa (Mexico)

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Related Material

Linda Tays Dunn Photograph Collection, ca. 1860-1989

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Linda Tays Dunn Family Papers, 1776, 1795, 1891, 1907-1989, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2.325/P61 Tays family:
Genealogy:
Compiled family history, 1904, 1959-1989 (2 folders)
Tays family data, 1826 (copy), 1883, 1915, 1928, 1956-1969, 1976, undated
Correspondence, 1962, 1964-1970, 1982, 1985
De La Vega family history, undated
Albert K. Owen Historical Society, 1982-1983
Publication of Blake journal, 1947-1950, 1962-1965
E.A.H. Tays:
Correspondence, 1897, 1898, 1914, 1915, 1918-1928, undated (2 folders)
Creative work, 1924
Published articles, 1909, 1915
Legal documents:
Passports, civil records, contracts, 1919-1928
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2.325/D10k Testimonios, 1886, 1895, 1902, 1904, 1933
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2.325/P61 Financial documents, 1902, 1926, 1933
Awards and certificates, 1898, 1902
Books and wallet, 1887, 1924
Rosaura de la Vega, correspondence, 1928-1933, 1939, 1941-1944, 1947, 1948
Reverend Joseph W. Tays, official documents (copies), handwritten letter (copy), reports by other people about J. W. Tays, 1870-1871, 1893, 1965, 1969-1970
José Tays:
Correspondence, 1915
Creative works, 1905
Assorted Tays family legal documents, 1933, 1960-1967
Printed materials, 1930-1989
Creative works, 1915
Scrapbook, 1899-1900
Maps (non-mining), 1904, 1926, 1972
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Photo Location Assorted photographs:
Assorted photographs
Assorted glass plate negatives
Photographs of mining camp San José de Gracia, 1895-1897
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2.325/P61 Dunn Family:
Linda Tays Dunn:
Correspondence, family:
Rosaura de la Vega (6 folders):
May 14, 1923-September 8, 1932, undated
September 11, 1932-November 30, 1934
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2.325/P62 December 4, 1934-June 9, 1937
June 10, 1937-November 28, 1940
December 4, 1940-October 31, 1944
November 8, 1944-July 10, 1949
E. A. H. Tays, 1920-1928, undated
George Tays (4 folders):
April 23, 1931-December 15, 1938
January 10, 1939-January 16, 1944
April 5, 1944-February 17, 1950
February 25, 1950-February 17, 1950
William Edward Dunn (2 folders), 1919, 1921, 1926-1935, [1938-1948], 1950-1960, 1961-1965, undated
Family of Paxton Dunn (3 folders), 1963-1971
Paxton Dunn (2 folders), [1944-1954], 1955, [1960-1962], 1972-1983, undated
Eugenia Fritz, [1945-1952], 1958-1962, 1969-1979, 1984-1986, undated
Alexander Tays, 1929-1937, 1943-1952, 1954-1958, undated
Clemente Tays, 1932, undated
Eugene Tays, 1929, 1931-1939, 1947, 1959-1965, 1966-1970, undated
Eloisa Lambert, 1907, 1930-1933, 1947, 1958-1968, 1969-1973, undated
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2.325/P63 Tia Susana Vega, 1943-1953, [1954-1960, 1960-1967]
Death of E. A. H. Tays, 1928, 1929
Death of George Tays, 1958
Martin, Joaquin, and Jesus Vega Gaxiola, 1943, [1949-1959], 1960-1965
Argelia Gaxiola Vega, 1951-1961, [1962-1969], undated
Lucie Price, [1969-1979], 1980-1982, undated
Henry Clift, 1952-1958, 1968-1977, undated
Assorted in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, 1932, 1936-1945, [1955-1969], 1970-1973, undated
Additional family correspondence, unsorted (3 folders)
Assorted correspondence (4 folders), 1918-1919
Correspondence, friends:
Bundles letters from servicemen, 1918-1919
Roscoe B, Gaither, [ca. 1950-1974]
Letters to Linda Tays Dunn and husband, 1940-1949, 1960-1966
Correspondence, general:
Estate of Alexander Tays, 1960, [1964-1965], 1967
Claim against Southern Pacific de Mexico Railroad, 1958-1964
San Blas, Sinaloa, [ca. 1950-1955]
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2.325/P64 Rancho "de la Vega" (Vega Family Ranch), 1927, 1948-1955, 1960-1970, 1971-1972
Assorted business matters, 1919, 1931, [1933-1944], 1945-1947, 1951, 1954, 1958, 1960-1970, 1970-1980, 1982-1986
Creative works:
Journals, undated
Published articles by Linda Tays Dunn and W. E. Dunn, 1943, 1945, 1966
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2.325/10Dk Sheet music, undated
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2.325/P64 Bound diaries, 1921, 1926, 1937, 1961, 1976-1977
Collected materials:
Mexican Revolutionary [news]papers, 1908, 1914, 1916, 1929, undated
Copper Canyon route-Chihuahua al Pacifico RR, 1963-1964
Dr. Herbert E. Bolton's letters (photocopies), 1906
St. Clement's Episocopal Church, 1871 (copy), 1920, 1960-1970, undated
History of San Blas, Sinaloa, Mexico, 1964-1977-1979
Civic organizations, 1936, 1938, 1949, 1967-1970, 1978, 1980-1982
Newspaper clippings about Mexico, 1964, 1977-1979
Assorted artciles, 1960-1989
Assorted items (3 folders), 1905-1987, undated
Mementos, death notices, birthday cards, [ca. 1906], 1955-1962, 1988
Financial records:
Personal finances, 1926, 1928, [1967-1985]
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2.325/P65 Business finances, 1951-[1969-1975], 1977
Nuveen Bond Fund, 1963-1974
Legal documentation, 1937, 1945, 1948-1957, undated
Legal documentation, 1893-1974:
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2.325/D10k Birth certificate, re-issued, 1973
Testimonio, 1958
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2.325/P65 Casa Tays:
Correspondence with Margarita Gaxiola (2 folders), 1967-1983
Financial records (2 folders), 1923-1987
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2.325/D10k Legal documents, 1776, 1795, 1923-1949:
Testimonio, 1925
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2.325/P65 Educational records, 1915-1917
Pupil to Pupil program, 1938-1962
Collected printed material
William Edward Dunn:
Correspondence:
Personal (2 folders), 1918, 1921-1926, 1930-1937, [1940-1957], 1961-1966
Foreign Service, 1913, 1927, 1929, 1936-1962
Academic, 1911-1935, 1966
Presidents, Senators, and Naval officials, 1919-1961
Related, 1946-1950
Denby Claim (4 folders), 1962-1966
Henry Clift file, Oklahoma Land Deal, 1954-1968
The University of Texas at Austin gift, [ca. 1964-1966]
San Leon, Texas, property, [ca. 1928-1968]
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2.325/P66 Items relating to professional life:
Reports, memoranda, correspondence, 1936, 1946, 1953
Identification materials, 1914, 1916, [1942-1949]
Assorted documents, 1934, 1936, 1959
Creative works, 1922, undated
Printed materials, 1922, [1946-1962], 1987, 1989
Clippings, 1917, 1930, 1948, 1966
Financial documentation, 1946-1962
Paxton Dunn:
Assorted correspondence, 1935, [1947-1953], 1988
Aircraft accident, 1953
Credentials, biography and test scores, 1930, 1954-1956, 1972
Pamphlet and ration stamp book, undated
Obituaries and memorials, 1988-1989
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4Jc74 Letters and newspaper clippings, 1935-1943
Personal letters referring to KLM plane crash/Paxton's injury, 1953
Letters to William Edward Dunn and Linda Tays Dunn while at Princeton, 1945-1948
Account of wedding between Paxton and Louise Meiere by Linda Tays Dunn, 1955
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4Jc75 Family letters, 1956-1958
Shell Oil, NY to Department of State, Washington, D. C., 1956
Papers concerning Fulbright in Brussels, Belgium, 1951
Yale - Masters in Economics, 1965-1966
State Department Papers orders, 1965-1966
Move to Guatemala, 1960,to the USA, 1965,to Chile, 1966
Chile, United States Mission to United Nations, 1966-1969
Social invitations, United Nations, 1969
Department of State, 1956-1960
US Army Records Center
Reaction to article written by Paxton
Guatemala, 1960-1965
State Department Retirement Records, 1957-1966
June - Guatemala, 1965
Miscellaneous folder
School report cards from 2nd grade
"Chilean Economy and the Fomento Corporation" - Senior thesis, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, 1949
Austin High School yearbook, 1945
Princeton yearbook, 1949
Miscellaneous papers
State Department Officer evaluation reports, 1965-1972
Paper on Chile written while a masters student at Yale, 1966
The Inter department, United Nations Association newspaper, of which Paxton was a consulting editor/wrote artciles
UNCTAD IV, Nairobi, Kenya, 1976
UNCTAD V, Manila, Philippines, 1979
>Istanbul, Turkey, 8th ICC Conference, 1988
UN Commission on Transnational Corporations, Vienna, Austria, 1978, 1987
>UN General Assembly in Crisis, 1979
Issue and Toronto, 1982, 1988
Photos of Paxton receiving State Department medal in Guatemala, 1965
Letter from the White House and photo, 1984
Photo with Barbara Bush in Europe, 1970
Letters from Louise, 1961
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4Jc76 Family letters, 1960-1987
Newspaper and articles re: mining in Mexico, 1961
Trip to Europe, 1964
State Department miscellaneous, 1970
Social invitations, 1970-1986
Travel, 1971, 1979
General corresopndence, 1974
Letters from Nairobi, Kenya, 1976
Institute World Affairs, 1987
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4Jc77 Obituaries for Paxton Dunn, 1988
Death certificate, death notices in magazines, 1988-1989
Letters regarding funeral, 1988
Funeral registers, 1988
Paxton and Dunn family passportrs, 1941-1983
Condolence letters, 1988-1989
Paxton Dunn's curriculum vitae
Letters from George H. W. Bush
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2.325/P66 Eugenia Dunn and family, 1926, 1947-1951, 1961
Tays Family mining properties:
Correspondence:
General (9 folders):
Undated, December 31, 1914-March 7, 1931
March 30, 1931-June 27, 1933
June 28, 1933-January 24, 1934
Janaury 27, 1934-June 13, 1935
June 13, 1935-September 7, 1939
March 13, 1940-June 20, 1946
June 21, 1946-May 24, 1950
December 3, 1957-May 30, 1985
Related, 1921-1954
James Edgar Thompson, 1920-1935
Mexinter, S. A., [1962-1965], 1967, undated
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2.325/P67 Paxton Dunn, 1974-1978
La Mina Azteca papers, 1896, 1923, 1932-1942, 1958, 1983, undated
Financial documentation
Legal documentation
E. A. H. Tays:
Pressbook, 1897-1899
Correspondence, 1918-1928
History of Azteca and Aztequita, 1957
Reports, (2 folders) 1898, 1906, 1914-1924, 1925-1934, 1942-1956, 1965-1976, undated
Reclaiming Mezquital, 1927-1955
Stockholders, 1932-1979
Stock certificates, 1903-1974
Maps, 1898-1940
Mexican mining laws, 1961-1966
Printed material, 1909-1920
Treasure Mountain Gold Mining Company, 1936-1970
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2.325/K156 E. A. H. Tays diaries, 1891, 1907-1909
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2.325/D10b Oversize certificates
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2.325/D10c Surveyor's map
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2.116/OD1282 Maps of property

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