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McLaran Family Papers

Identifier: 2017-005

The McLaran Family Papers include historical correspondence and genealogical research on the family decendants of John McLaran, who immigrated to America from Scotland in the late 18th century.


  • 1831-1970


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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0.5 linear feet

Biographical Information

McLaran family patriarch John McLaran was born in Scotland in 1760. His son James McLaran was born in Maryland in 1799. The McLaran family migrated to Mississippi and Texas in the early 19th century.

Acquisition Information

Materials were donated to Special Collections by James Stubbs in November 2016.

Guide to the McLaran Family Papers
April 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA