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General correspondence,, 1925

 File — Box: 5, Folder: 1

Scope and Content

From the Collection: Collection contains Edgar L. Hewett's personal and business papers and covers the years 1905 to 1947. The folders are mostly in chronological order until Hewett's death in 1946, although the letters are not strictly in order by date. Folders in the later boxes are in alphabetical order by subject matter, and sometimes these are in reverse chronological order. Undated and incomplete letters for any particular period are normally at the end of a folder.

Correspondence is arranged chronologically and topically, and includes correspondence with Carlos Vierra, Alice C Fletcher, Walter Ufer, Julius Rolshoven, Frank Springer, and Charles Lummis and many others.

Also included are records of the Museum of New Mexico, the School of American Research, and other institutions (such as San Diego Museum, Panama-California Exposition, Santa Fe Fiesta, New Mexico Normal University [New Mexico Highlands University] and various excavations) as well as Edgar L. Hewett's manuscripts, some memorabilia, and newspaper clippings.


  • 1925

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English, Spanish, French.

Access Restrictions



From the Collection: 24 Linear Feet


Letters (i.e. Mary Austin) concerning the Federated Womens Clubs proposal for a Cultural Centre of the Southwest in Santa Fe. Letters also deal with the San Diego Museum, the School of American Research and the Museum of New Mexico. Letters discussed the possibility of the Armory building becoming a museum library.

One letter includes a list of 'The 51 Franciscan Frailes Martyred in the Custody of New Mexico, 1542-1731."


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