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1889 TEXAS ROCKING CHAIR RANCHE CONTRACT. Manuscript Handwritten Contract Signed
1889. <p>[Texas] Rocking Chair Ranche, Limited. <i>Contract.</i> Collingsworth County, Texas: May 1, 1889. Manuscript contract on printed letterhead with cattle vignette. 3 pp. Signed by Archibald John Majoribanks on behalf of the Ranch, with original seals and signed as a witness by Co-manager John Drew. </p><p> OCLC shows no holdings for this company. Adams <i>Herd</i> has no entries for this ranch either. Agreement to pasture cattle for Kelley and Bromley, with brands. Nineteenth Century Texas ranch manuscript material of this type is rare. </p><p> The Rocking Chair Ranche Company, Limited, encompassed northeastern Collingsworth County and extended into Wheeler County. The Rocking Chair Ranche was sold in 1884 to Early W. Spencer and J. John Drew, who were seeking a suitable American cattle scheme for British investors. Drew, an Englishman, returned to England to promote the new syndicate. Within five months he resold the property to the Rocking Chair Ranche Company headed by Sir Dudley Marjoribanks, first baron of Tweedmouth; after his death in 1884 his oldest son, Edward Marjoribanks, inherited both the title and company ownership. Another major stockholder was John Campbell Hamilton Gordon, Earl of Aberdeen and later governor general of Canada, who in 1887 became joint owner of the Rocking Chair Ranche with Sir Edward, his brother-in-law. The new owners sought to develop their vast holdings along the lines of a British estate, eventually acquiring over 150,000 acres. For an assistant manager and bookkeeper, the company appointed the second Baron … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: WILLIAM ALLISON BOOKS [United States]
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