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Tinnin family correspondence

Identifier: Ms-0191


Georgetown, Texas family who had cattle ranches and mining interests in several Western states. Comprised of the correspondence exchanged among members of the family, including John Tinnin ( -1917), his wife Lizzie, sons Granville and Buford ("Buff", born 1877), a younger son Hillard who dies of a fever in 1897 and a daughter Fay, who married Armpy S. Fisher, Jr. in 1916. John Tinnin was away from home most of the time, usually either buying cattle or investigating mining prospects. Therefore his letters are written from a number of states, including Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, South Dakota and Missouri, as well as Mexico. Granville and Buford took over the management of family-owned cattle ranches in Wyoming and Nebraska, respectively. Fay attended a music conservatory. The letters primarily concern family affairs.


  • 1880 - 1921

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Guide to the Tinnin family correspondence
Processed by Linda Blazer.
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PO Box 30006
MSC 3475
Las Cruces New Mexico 88003 USA