Download Letters to Alice: Birth of the Kleberg-King Ranch Dynasty by Jane Clements Monday,Frances Brannen Vick,Thomas H. Kreneck PDF

By Jane Clements Monday,Frances Brannen Vick,Thomas H. Kreneck

In the summer time of 1881, Robert Justus Kleberg rode around the scorching, dusty South Texas brush nation to the palatial domestic of Capt. Richard King to refer to with the livestock baron approximately getting to his felony affairs. On that very same trip, the younger legal professional additionally first laid eyes on Alice King, “Princess of the Wild Horse Desert.” Neither in their lives may ever be the same.

Published for the 1st time during this ebook, the affection letters written by way of Kleberg to Alice Gertrudis King offer a glimpse of the lives of 2 of the main influential humans in Texas background. Editors Jane Clements Monday and Frances Brannen Vick have additionally supplied beneficiant documentation and annotation of those very important fundamental records from the distinctive Collections at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi, affording historians and readers an insider’s view of 1 of the world’s maximum ranching empires because it transitioned from its founders to the following generation.

Letters to Alice: Birth of the Kleberg-King-Ranch Dynasty represents the one latest number of letters among any of the nice Texas livestock barons and their other halves. even though very much is already identified concerning the ranch and its improvement, Monday and Vick current for the 1st time Robert Justus Kleberg’s own standpoint on his first assembly with Alice King, their early courtship, the problems acquiring her mom and dad’ permission to marry, and the poignant time surrounding Captain King’s death.

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