Ranch life -- New Mexico
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:
Agnes Morley Cleaveland Papers
Scope and Content This is a small collection containing letters and manuscripts, including correspondence between Agnes Morley Cleaveland and Gertrude Hill about a "strange man," and a letter to George Stevens. The typed manuscripts, some of which are edited, are: "The Vanished American," which is about pioneers; "A Peculiar People: Tenderfeet;" "Incredible Montague," a story about an early pioneer, Montague Stevens of Silver City; and "Stories of Montague Stevens," as told by George Stevens. The collection also...
Agnes Morley Cleaveland papers
Abstract New Mexico author and rancher. The collection includes family correspondence, general correspondence, personal files, literary files, political files, publications, and photographs. Also included are a partial manuscript of No Life for a Lady and a complete manuscript of Satan's Paradise.
Dates: 1865 - 1954
Bonnell family photographs
Abstract Pioneer residents of White Oaks, New Mexico, and later operators of the Bonnell Ranch, a popular guest ranch near Glencoe in the Ruidoso Valley during the 1920s and 1930s. The collection consists primarily of images of the Bonnell Ranch operation, ca. 1915-1950s, and the Crow Indian Reservation, where Bert Bonnell was superintendent from 1911-1914. Photostatic copies were made from a scrapbook, a photograph album and loose photographs.
Dates: ca. 1880s-1950s; Majority of material found in Placeholder Unit Date Text
Cattle Brand Books Collection
Identifier: AC 446
Scope and Content The books appear to have been created by J. L. Dow, Deputy U. S. Marshal. The two small bound red books list ear marks, cattle brands, the name and the ranch to which they belong. The post office in which the ranch resided is also listed. The first page of each book lists abbreviations used in the brands. Some entries are in read and they describe number of cattle sold and to which ranch and whether or not they were rebranded.
Dates: 1894-1894; 1894
Charles M. O'Donel Papers
Scope and Content The collection contains correspondence relating to the personal and business affairs of Charles O'Donel. It also contains genealogical and biographical information about the O'Donel, Kearny and Harral families. There are also some samples of Mexican pesos and Confederate dollars (1861-1914). Photographs have been transferred to CSWR Photoarchives.
Dates: 1860-1978; Majority of material found in 1919-1935
Clinton P. Anderson Papers
Scope and Content The collection is divided into 16 overlapping series, and also includes an oversized folder. There is some duplication of series, reflecting multiple processing efforts over time. The series breakdown is as follows: I. Historical documents of New Mexico and the West: diaries, manuscripts, correspondence, transcriptions, printed matter, business records and other papers, mostly relating to NM territorial history. Material from New Mexico Secretary of the Territory (MSS 25 SC)...
Cowland; a boy's story of New Mexico Ranch life. Howard N. Thorp, collector., 1936-1940
Identifier: 5-5-50 11
Scope and Content From the Collection: Collection consists of typed documents produced by employees of the W.P.A. and its subdivision the Federal Writer's Project in New Mexico. Most of the collection is made up of transcripts of oral history interviews conducted with New Mexicans, and folklore and stories about New Mexico and Hispanic culture in particular.
E.W. Lyon Ranchman and hunter. Howard N. Thorp, collector., 1936-1940
Identifier: 5-5-50 44
Scope and Contents Account of Ranch life in New Mexico. 5/24/1938.
Finding aid of the Oral History Interviews of the New Mexico Department of Transportation Oral History Mitigation Projects
Abstract The collection consists of oral history interviews conducted by Shawn Kelley for Paramatrix, under contract with the New Mexico Department of Transportation. The interviews were designed to mitigate adverse effects of various projects, including US 82 (Riley Homestead) Data Recovery Project (Eddy County, NM) and Cambray Bridge Replacement Mitigation Project (Luna County, NM).
George F. Ellis Papers
Abstract This collection contains correspondence and personal papers of George F. Ellis, manager of the Bell Ranch from 1947-1970, general and subject correspondence files (1944-1945) of former manager Albert K. Mitchell, and records from the Bell Ranch, 1929-1970.
John Angus MacDonald Memoirs
Scope and Content The manuscript, handwritten by John Angus MacDonald, describes five decades of his life in Colorado and New Mexico from the 1870s to the 1920s. It is not a detailed autobiography and is not in chronological order. There is a brief family history beginning on page 240. MacDonald reminisces about his boyhood in the San Luis Valley in Colorado, describing the customs of the Indians, the different ethnic groups that settled the area and the coming of the railroad. The manuscript contains...
John L. Sinclair Papers
Scope and Content The Sinclair Papers, consisting of fiction and non-fiction manuscript materials from the inception of an idea to the published form, comprise an essentially complete record of John Sinclair's long writing career. Additionally, the Sinclair collection is significant for its attention to regional subject matter--the history and lore of the Southwest. Covering the gamut of New Mexico's multicultural heritage from historical facts to tall tales to spiritual realms, Sinclair's writings reflect his...
Joseph R. Skeen Papers,
Identifier: MSS 2003-01
Abstract The collection consists of the congressional papers of U.S. Congressman Joseph R. Skeen (R-NM, 1981-2003). Having completed eleven terms, Congressman Skeen became the longest serving U.S. House of Representatives member for New Mexico to date. His legislative service to the state was founded on strong beliefs in states' rights, protecting private property rights, and supporting initiatives that affected small landowners and ranchers throughout the state. Further, he provided legislative...
Dates: 1972-2003 (bulk 1981-2002)
Long Canyon Ranch Collection
Abstract The Long Canyon Ranch Collection is focused on the ranch near Taiban, New Mexico owned by the Herlihy family.
Dates: 1860-2018; Majority of material found in 1910-1929
Montague Stevens Papers
Abstract This collection contains papers related to Englishman-turned-pioneer Montague Stevens. The papers reflect his life as a sheep rancher, bear hunter, author, and friend to historical figures such as General Leonard Wood, General Nelson A. Miles, painter Frederic Remington, and President Theodore Roosevelt.
O.D. Espinoza Collection,
Identifier: AC 393-P
Scope and Content Collection contains letters, some addressed to O.D. Espinoza of Espinoza, Colorado regarding his business and payment of debts; letters to Mrs. O.D. Espinoza regarding family matters and some letters responding to a request she had made asking for monetary donations to build a church. Included are letters from Dr. Bertha C. Day to aMrs. Amanda Garcia regarding medical advice and payment for treatment
Oral History Interviews of the Abo Canyon Oral History Project for the BNSF Railroad
Abstract Parametrix conducted the cultural resource survey and mitigation of adverse effects for the BNSF's Second Track Project, near Belen, NM as a major component of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 compliance process. Shawn Kelley, a cultural anthropologist and ethnographer interviewed scores of individuals, recording their oral histories related to the railroad, Abo Canyon, and the surrounding area.
Dates: 2007-2009; Majority of material found within 2008
Quentin Hulse Collection
Identifier: AC 519
Scope and Content The collection is materials on Quentin Hulse collected by Nancy Coggeshall for research for the book on Quentin Hulse, titled "Gila Country Legend: the Life and Times of Quentin Hulse. The collection consists of Hulse's personal papers, ranching materials, WWII war records, financial documents, correspondence, articles, and interviews with people who knew him.
Dates: 1943-2004; Majority of material found in Placeholder Unit Date Text
Red River Valley Company Photograph Collection
Abstract Collection consists of one album, formerly the property of C. M. O'Donel, of mounted prints related to life on the Bell Ranch, New Mexico.
Red River Valley Company Records
Scope and Content The Red River Valley Company collection contains the records of the daily activities of the Bell Ranch. It contains the legal records of the Pablo Montoya Grant, and the correspondence of Bell Ranch managers Arthur J. Tisdall, Charles M. O'Donel, and Albert K. Mitchell, covering the years 1894 to 1943. There are monthly employee lists, payrolls, business books and annual reports, tax records, receipts for equipment and supplies, maps, surveys, cattle and horse breeding records, marketing and...
Stephen W. Dorsey Research Collection,
Identifier: AC 359
Scope and Content Collection consists of the research materials gathered by Thomas J. Caperton while writing Rogue! Being an Account of the Life and High Times of Stephen W. Dorsey, United States Senator and New Mexico Cattle Baron (Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press, 1978). Materials include copies of letters; news articles; copies of incorporations papers for Dorsey's business holdings; copies of lawsuits (including the "Star Route" mail fraud); as well as details...
The Old Barber House. W.L. Patterson, collector., 1936-1940
Identifier: 5-5-52 20
Scope and Contents Brief essay on Susan McSween Barber "The Cattle Queen of New Mexico." (Aug. 17, 1936)
William French, Ranchman. Howard N. Thorp, collector., 1936-1940
Identifier: 5-5-50 43
Scope and Contents Personal account of ranch life in New Mexico. 6/1/1938.