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dc.coverage.temporal1871-1875
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-20T20:42:43Z
dc.date.available2017-02-20T20:42:43Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10605/303575
dc.descriptionA buffalo trader and rancher, Mooar was born in 1846 in Pownal, Vermont. He lived in New York from 1861 to 1872, receiving and selling buffalo hides sent by his brother J. Wright Mooar. He joined his brother in Kansas in 1872, and they moved to Texas in 1872. With the decline of the buffalo trade, the brothers established the Mooar Brothers Ranch in Scurry County, Texas. John Wesley Mooar married Margaret McCollum and they had two children, Lydia Louise Mooar and John Combs Mooar. In addition to his ranching and business interests, Mooar assisted in bringing the Texas and Pacific Railroad to Colorado City, Texas. Mooar died in 1918 in Colorado City, Texas.
dc.descriptionThe collection includes correspondence, financial material, printed material, and a diary relating to the business and personal concerns of the Mooar brothers. It bulks (1871-1900) with financial materials of the Mooar brothers' business enterprises. There are lesser amounts of correspondence dealing with personal and family matters. Of particular interest is a letter describing the battle of Adobe Walls.
dc.descriptionJohn Wesley Mooar Papers, 1871-1917 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
dc.descriptionBox 1, Folder 1
dc.format.extent52 pdf pages.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsThe images in this collection are for study purposes, teaching, classroom projection and research only. Permission to publish these digital files in any form must be obtained from the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, 806-742-9070 or email reference.swco@ttu.edu.
dc.subject.lcshMooar, John Wesley, 1846-1918
dc.subject.lcshMooar, J. Wright (John Wright), 1851-1940
dc.subject.lcshMooar Brothers Ranch (Tex.)
dc.subject.lcshScurry County (Tex.)--History
dc.subject.lcshMitchell County (Tex.)-- History
dc.subject.lcshAdobe Walls, Battle of, Tex., 1874
dc.subject.lcshAmerican bison hunting--Texas--history
dc.subject.lcshAmerican bison
dc.titleFolder 1, Correspondence, Notes, and etc., 1871-1875.en_US
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