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  1. Certificate of Incorporation of the Inter-Ocean Cattle and Mining Company

    The Interocean Cattle and Mining Company was based in Tucson, AZ and involved in agriculture, mining, and cattle raising. The collection contains original holograph records of incorporation by Emerson O. Stratton, Volney Elstun, Royal A. Johnson. Included ...

    castanoe - 2022-06-30 15:56

  2. Selim Maurice Franklin Papers

    The bulk of the collection consists of legal papers and financial records relating to mining companies, cattle companies, land grants, railroads, public utilities, banks, bankruptcies, estates, and property, mostly in Arizona. Similar material is also ...

    castanoe - 2022-07-01 15:41

  3. San Rafael de la Zanja Land Grant

    The San Rafael de la Zanja ranch was owned by the San Rafael Cattle Co. However, Alfred A. Green lodged a challenge to the title. The collection includes letters, copies of legal documents, maps, and survey notes and other materials chiefly relating to ...

    castanoe - 2022-07-06 13:28

  4. Papers relating to a survey of Arizona cattle ranchers to evaluate the shipment of feeder cattle outside of the State for further grazing and fee

    The collection contains the survey conducted in 1968 under the auspices of the Department of Agricultural Economics from the College of Agriculture at the University of Arizona. The survey was conducted about Arizona Cattle Ranchers in order to examine ...

    castanoe - 2022-07-07 10:42

  5. Ben J. McKinney Oral Interview / 1963 February 9

    Ben J. McKinney, born in 1883, was a pioneer cattleman who owned and operated the Ventana Ranch on the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation from 1919 to the early 1930s. This collection contains a carbon transcript of a tape recording of McKinney being ...

    castanoe - 2022-07-07 11:11

  6. The Robinson Tribe

    The collection contains a photocopy of biographical material relating chiefly to James Newton Robinson (1882-1934). The collection chiefly includes clippings, photos, genealogical tables, and personal memorabilia, relating to cattle ranch life, friends ...

    castanoe - 2022-07-15 12:17

  7. Records of the Tanque Verde Ranch Company

    The board members of the Tanque Verde Ranch Company were: S. Y. Barkley, Mose Drachman, H. W. Zipf, and Nannie Barkley. The company bought and sold real estate in Pima County, AZ. Collection includes a holograph and typescript on printed form, by-laws, ...

    castanoe - 2022-07-18 14:46

  8. Minute Book of the Isabelle Cattle Company

    The Isabelle Cattle Company bought and sold livestock and real estate in Arizona. Its board members were B. J. McKinney, R. E. Fishburn, and S. L. Kingan. The collection consists of typescript articles of incorporation, minutes of meetings, by-laws, and ...

    castanoe - 2022-07-18 15:34

  9. Financial Records of the San Simon Cattle Company

    The collection comprises four ledger books (1887-1893; 1897-1898; 1902; 1918-1923), and black and white photographs of various ranch locations in Cochise County, AZ, and Hidalgo County, NM, along with photos of James Parramore, an American politician. ...

    castanoe - 2022-07-18 17:00

  10. John Payne Papers

    John Payne was an American cattle rancher and his collection includes 25 items mainly pertaining to his ranching operations in Socorro, NM. The letters, receipts, and legal papers document the buying and selling of cattle and, to a lesser extent, horses. ...

    castanoe - 2022-08-03 12:38