University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Edward Necker Honeymoon in Mexico Scrapbook, 1940



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Necker, Edward
Title: Edward Necker Honeymoon in Mexico Scrapbook
Dates: 1940
Creator Abstract: Edward Necker took his new wife Mariquita Necker to Mexico for their honeymoon trip in June of 1940.
Content Abstract: This is a scrapbook of Edward Necker and new wife Mariquita (Necker) during their honeymoon to Mexico, June 1940. It contains 157 private black and white photos accompanied by detailed captions on most of the collection. Edward Necker’s scrapbook details a long list of locales he and his new wife visited during their trip to Mexico. He also provides a 28-page typescript narrating their experiences and meticulously documenting their trip from south Texas through Laredo, Monterrey and the interior of Mexico.
Identification: MS 487
Extent: 0.25 linear feet (1 scrapbook)
Language: English
Repository University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Biographical Sketch

Edward Necker took his new wife Mariquita Necker to Mexico for their honeymoon trip in June of 1940.


Scope and Content Note

This scrapbook is comprised of black and white photos containing detailed caption of Edward Necker and his wife, Mariquita during their honeymoon through south Texas and into Mexico via automobile, on the Pan American highway. The Neckers visited an endless list of locales including Valles, Tamazuchale, Jacala, Mexico City, Cholula, Puebla, and Taxco. Also included is a meticulously detailed 28 page journal of their travels accompanied by more than 150 black and white photos (2 ¼ x 3 ¼ inches); vivid descriptions of meals, plants, architecture, sights and activities that the Necker’s partook while on their honeymoon. The album and journal kept by Edward Necker is an exhaustive well-written and visually stimulating account of Mexico in 1940.


Organization of Collection

Scrapbook

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use the Collections Request Form.

Use Restrictions

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.


Index Terms

Persons
Necker, Edward
Necker, Mariquita
Subjects
Historic buildings--Mexico.
Historic sites--Mexico.
Teotihuacán Site (San Juan Teotihuacán, Mexico)
Indigenous peoples--Mexico.
International travel.
Places
Mexico.
Mexico City (Mexico).
Genres/Formats
Scrapbooks
Black-and-white photographs
Local Subjects
Photographs/Photography
Travel and Tourism

Related Material

There are no other known archival collections created by Edward Necker at the time of accessioning.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Edward Necker Honeymoon in Mexico Scrapbook, MS 487, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

The scrapbook was purchased by the University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections from a rare books collector in 2017 (Acc. 2017-031).

Processing Information

Finding aid by Raishell Williams, Library Graduate Student Intern, September 2017.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Scrapbook

Box
1 Edward Necker Honeymoon in Mexico scrapbook, 1940