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Carbon copies and original letters from various researchers concerning the identify, life, and death of Billy the Kid. Also included are photocopies of documents concerning Billy the Kid's capture and death: copies of the death warrant and order to execute Billy the Kid by Governor of New Mexico Lew Wallace, 1881; copy of Spanish document concerning the body of Billy the Kid, 1881; and copies of correspondence dated 1880., 1873-1955

 File — Folder: 1

Scope and Content

From the Collection: Collection consists of copies of research materials from various repositories and original correspondence concerning William H. Bonney (Billy the Kid), 1873-1955. Some material is in Spanish.


  • 1873-1955

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English, and Spanish.

Access Restrictions



From the Collection: 1 Folder

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