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Charles Blumner Letters (copies and translations),, 1836-1841

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Scope and Content

From the Collection: Collection consists of handwritten originals, German typescripts, and typed English translations of letters from Carl Blumner to his mother Johanna Blumner and his sister Hannchen in Prussia concerning his and his brother August's activities in Santa Fe. The letters were written between 1936-1909, and include a few attached letters by his brother August as well as a few letters by his son. Collection also includes genealogies of the Blumner familiy, and an obituary of Carl Blumner. Letters discuss the Chimayo revolt of 1837-38 in which Governor Albino Perez and other were killed; social life and customs in Santa Fe and New Mexico; and trade on the Santa Fe trail.


  • 1836-1841

Language of Materials

From the Collection: German.

Access Restrictions



From the Collection: .2 Linear Feet

Repository Details

Part of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library Repository

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave
Sante Fe NM 87501 USA
(505) 476-5090