MacKay, Alexander, Papers, 1885-1923

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Descriptive Summary

  • Title: Alexander MacKay Papers
  • Dates: 1885-1923
  • Collection Number: S652.1
  • Quantity: 1 wallet (.25 linear feet)
  • 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 digitized material 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.


    The collection is organized into the following series:

  • Diary
  • Literary Productions
  • 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, 1856-1936.
  • Subjects (Organizations)

  • Matador Land and Cattle Company.
  • Matador Ranch.
  • Subjects (Places)

  • Cottle County (Tex.)
  • Dundee, Scotland.
  • Dickens County (Tex.)
  • Floyd County (Tex.)
  • Motley County (Tex.)
  • Subjects

  • Cowboys.
  • Ranches -- Texas -- History.
  • Ranch manager -- Texas -- History.
  • Texas -- Description and travel.
  • United States -- Description and travel.
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    Preferred Citation:

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