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 Timonel Farms Records

 Farm, La Luz, N.M.

 Records, 1930-1935

 Size: 0.25 linear feet

 Catalog number: MSS 483 sg 45

 Processed by: Steve Dalpe and Rick Stattler, January 1996

©Rhode Island Historical Society

Manuscripts Division


Historical note:

            Timonel Farms Inc. was located in Alamogordo, New Mexico. It was a speculative venture, and its land mostly used for drilling for clay deposits. The clay was used at La Luz Clay Products, its sister company. Timonel also had limited agricultural production.

Rowland Hazard III (1881-1945) was the founder and president. While convalescing in New Mexico from an illness in 1928 and 1929, he became interested in the commercial possibilities of local agriculture and clay production, and purchased land in the towns of La Luz and Alamogordo. These holdings were incorporated as the Aguadero Corporation in 1930, and were owned mostly by Hazard's holding company, Rowland Third Inc. Timonel Farms and La Luz Clay Products were set off from Aguadero as new companies that same year, and were managed by Rowland Third. Other than Hazard, there were two founding officers at Timonel: Vice President Clarence Agnew and Secretary George Shipley. A stockholder list from 1932 shows that the Aguadero Corporation and Rowland Hazard owned a combined 497 of 500 shares. According to the farm's cash journal, the property was abandoned in 1935.


"Rowland Hazard Dead in 65th Year", Providence Journal, 12/21/1945.

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Scope and content:

This collection consists of scattered correspondence and tax records dating from 1930 to 1935.

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            These papers were donated by the Hazard family as part of the Hazard Family Papers in 1985. They had been deposited in 1975.

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Processing note:

            This collection is part of the Hazard Family Papers, which were processed with support from the Rhode Island Committee for the Humanities, the Beinecke Foundation, and the extended Hazard Family.

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Box 1, folder 1. Correspondence, 1930-1931.

Mostly between Rowland Hazard and John King, Geoffrey Burlingame and George Shipley.

Box 1, folder 2. Correspondence, well drilling, 1931.

Box 1, folder 3. Corporate, 1931-1932.

                        Directors' minutes, 5/18/1931

                        Stockholder proxy, 2/11/1931

                        Stockholder meeting notice, 2/10/1932

                        Stockholder list, 3/28/1932

Box 1, folder 4. Financial reports, 1931.

                        Trial balances and auditor's reports, January through July.

Box 1, folder 5. Account ledger pages, 1930-1931; 1931-1935

                        Disbound. Probably removed from Aguadero ledger of same period.

Box 1, folder 6. Cash journal, 1933-1935. Two pages.

Box 1, folder 7. Corporate stock tax returns, 1933-1934.

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Aguadero Corporation

Farms - New Mexico - La Luz

New Mexico - Buildings, structures, etc.

Rowland Third, Inc.

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