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Mariposa Ranch Collection
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Deed of Sale, Maps, Interview, Diaries, and Records

  • Diary #84-85
  • Cattle Sales Record Diary #86, October 31, 1960 - June 11, 1962
  • Stock Count Record Diary #87, June 30, 1928 - June 30, 1955
  • Map without title information.
  • "Copy Deed of Sale of Land in Mexico, David McKeller with Peter Learmonth" (4 pages, original in box 56)
    • Legal document of sale of land to be known as Mariposa, 1883.
  • Map, "Plan of the Nacimiento Estate, in Coahuila Mexico," November 25, 1889 (in color)
  • Typed transcript of interview with Alden Scott McKeller by Donald Dyal, August 1, 1991
  • International Club Boletin, April 1909 and June 1909
  • "Peter Learmonth Esq. to Mr. James A. Learmonth - Power of Attorney," Melbourne, Victoria, January 23, 1883.
  • 94 - Typed Transcript of McKllers Family Diaries, Alden's Grandmother's Timespan (1809-1910)

Mariposa Ranch Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000029
  • Collection
  • 1890-1962

This collection chronicles the day-to-day history of the Mariposa Ranch of Coahuila, Mexico which was owned by Australian brothers and managed by several generations of family friends originally from New Zealand.

The collection spans the years 1880-1955 and consists of three basic parts, personal correspondence, business correspondence, and miscellaneous business papers. Included are letters, diaries, minutes, proceedings, printed material, financial documents, legal documents, photographic and audio material, maps, charts, graphs, and lists that chronicle the history of La Hacienda de la Mariposa and document the hard work and political savvy of the McKellars as they tried to balance the economic and business necessities of running a ranch, with the political realities of the Mexican Revolution and land reform.

Mariposa Hacienda