The collection consists of the correspondence and manuscripts of and related to Manly M. Chase and William R. Morley. The
bulk of the papers consist of the personal and business correspondence of Manly M. Chase and Ada M. Morley.
Manly M. Chase was born in Wisconsin on October 8, 1842. Before founding the Chase Ranch, Chase and his father worked as merchants
who sold beef and other goods to miners. Manly Chase and his wife Teresa settled in New Mexico in 1867 and purchased a portion
of the Maxwell Land Grant to start a cattle ranch. Chase successfully raised livestock such as cattle and sheep, managing
companies such as the Maxwell Cattle Company and the Chase, Eno and Company. Chase was also well-known for his orchards which
primarily produced apples.
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from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical
property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances,
the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate
curator for further information.
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