The collection consists of correspondence and manuscripts of and related to New Mexico rancher
Manly M. Chase and William R. Morley, his wife, Ada M. Morley Jarrett, and their family, chiefly dating from the 1880s to
the early 1900s.
The bulk of the papers consist of the personal and business correspondence of Manly M. Chase and Ada M. Morley Jarrett;
there are also some records related to the S.M. Chase Cattle Company.
Manly M. Chase (1842-1915) 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.
168 items in 1 box and 11 volumes
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