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Papers of the Hohstadt Family, 1893-1944

Scope Note

Collection of correspondence and legal papers, including original deeds. Financial records relate chiefly to the ranching and mining activities of John F. Hohstadt, and his brother, L.A. Hohstadt. One file contains papers of Robert A. Hohstadt, L.A.'s son. Other materials are claims through the U.S. government against the Mexican government by L.A. Hohstadt, for losses caused by the Mexican Revolution and agrarian land reforms. Obituaries for both brothers are present.

Box 3, containing bank statements and cancelled checks, was not included in the digitized version of this collection. The contents of box 3 can be consulted in the Special Collections reading room.


Collection is organized into three series: I. Mexican properties, 1893-1940. II. Progress Mining Company, 1916-1944. III. John F. Hohstadt financial records, 1901-1929.

Biographical Note

The Hohstadts were cattle ranchers and mine operators from Douglas, Arizona, with ventures in Arizona, New Mexico, and Sonora, Mexico. Their companies included Corona Mining Company, Hohstadt Group, and Progress Mining Company. Their Mexican ranches included La Pera, Batana, Guepare, and Turicachi.

Call Number

MS 150


1.25 linear feet


Most of the materials are in English. Some materials are in Spanish.


Requests for permission to publish materials from this collection should be addressed to the University of Arizona Library Special Collections.