Billy, the Kid
- Existence: 1859-11-23-1881-07-14-
Biographical / Historical
b. 11/23/1859; d. 7/14/1881
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
Buckner Collection of Elizabeth Garrett Materials,
Scope and Content Collection consists of materials relating to the career of Elizabeth Garrrett, a blind singer and daughter of Sheriff Pat Garrett. Elizabeth Garrett served on the faculty of the New Mexico School for the Visually Handicapped and wrote "O Fair New Mexico," which was adopted as the official state song in 1917. In addition to various typed manuscript drafts of Buckner's unpublished biography of Garrett, the collection also contains articles and newspaper clippings about Garrett; letters about...
Dates: 1893-1992 (bulk, 1965-1966)
Charles Siringo Papers,
Identifier: AC 212
Scope and Content Collection consists of correspondence regarding the publication of various books by Charles Siringo; biographical materials on Siringo and A.B. Renehan; and typescripts of portions of two books by Siringo: "A Cowboy Detective," and "History of Billy the Kid." Much of the correspondence concerns objections by Pinkerton's National Detective Agency to Siringo's publication of books and other materials about his experiences as a detective for Pinkerton's.
Coe Family Papers
Scope and Content The Coe family papers consist of manuscript materials and correspondence related to Louise Coe's, Lady and the Law Books and High Roads to Friendships, and Wilbur Coe's Ranch on the Ruidoso. Of special interest in Wilbur Coe's book is the history of the family's participation in the violent Lincoln County War. Wilbur Coe took down the stories told by his grandfather and great-uncles, who...
Elfego Baca Collection
Identifier: MSS -249-SC
Scope and Content Elfego Baca's campaign brochures make up the bulk of this small collection. The brochures contain a brief history of Baca's life, including stories of gunfights, Billy the Kid, and dealings with the law, while also outlining his political ambitions. Additionally, the collection contains two pieces of correspondence written by Baca, an open letter written by Baca about the 1940 election, a letter from Mrs. Elfego Baca to Clinton P. Anderson informing him of Baca's death, and Baca's memorial...
Dates: 1904-1945 (bulk 1934-1945)
Frank W. Parker Papers,
Scope and Content Collection consists of documents concerning Parker's legal career and a folder of materials relating to Billy the Kid (William Bonney). Includes various certificates and appointments to the positions held by Parker; his attorney's docket book; and photographs of Parker with other prominent New Mexicans, including a group photo with John R. McFie, L. Bradford Prince, Miguel A. Otero, Thomas B. Catron, and others. The folder of Billy the Kid materials consists of photocopies of four...
John William Poe Papers
Scope and Content This small collection consists of manuscripts of "Final Chapter in the Life of Billy the Kid, Worst of All the Bad Men," published in Clayton News and Southwest Plainsman and an undated manuscript of "The Last Hours of Billy the Kid." The collection includes clippings of the "Final Chapter" as published in the Clayton News on Billy the Kid, verdict of the coroners's jury on Billy's death, and...
Lincoln County Heritage Trust Collection
Identifier: AC 481
Scope and Content Collection contains primary and secondary letters, original deeds, and other ephemeral materials pertaining primarily to the Lincoln County War. Collection also contains reference letters relevant to Pancho Villa and his assassination.
Dates: 1879-1986; Majority of material found in 1879-1933
Lincoln County, N.M. Collection,
Identifier: AC 134
Scope and Content The Lincoln County Collection consists of approximately ten feet of business, financial, and personal documents arranged topically and then chronologically after their transfer to the Museum of New Mexico from the Lincoln County, New Mexico Courthouse.
Dates: 1885-1976; 7-1-1887);
Marshall Bond Collection
Abstract This collection consists of correspondence, clippings, and notes related to Marshall Bond's visit to Lincoln County, New Mexico where he interviewed and photographed the survivors of the Lincoln County War and Billy the Kid's gang.
Miguel Antonio Otero Papers
Scope and Content The collection is divided into eight series: I. Correspondence, 1890-1938; II. Governors papers, 1897-1905; III. Writings, 1897-1936; IV. Clippings/Scrapbooks; V. Business and political papers. VI. Memorabilia. VII. Miscellaneous. VIII. Oversize. The correspondence series contains business, political, and personal letters including correspondence with Bronson Cutting and with Otero's son, Miguel A. Otero III. Some of the correspondence is in Spanish. The governor's papers include files on bills...
Dates: 1819-1938 (bulk 1890-1938)
Miguel Antonio Otero Photograph Collection
Abstract Collection includes photographs of Governor Miguel Antonio Otero, his family, and friends.
Dates: 1872 - 1939
William A. Keleher Papers
Abstract The William A. Keleher collection contains a variety of materials pertaining to the history of New Mexico. As a historian, Keleher conducted thorough research on the territorial era of the State. As a prominent lawyer and citizen of the State in the 1900's, Keleher's legal work and volunteer efforts helped shape the modern condition of New Mexico. Many of the documents related to his research, career and other interests are included in this collection.
Dates: 1714-1999; Majority of material found within 1915-1972