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George Henry Pettis Collection

Identifier: AC 178-P

Scope and Content

Collection consists of a variety of materials from the Algondones, New Mexico post office. Includes a list of goods delivered to the post office, receipts, account records, a circular announcing the permanent closure of the Algondones post office in September, 1868, and an inventory of property from the Algondones Post Office received by the Santa Fe postmaster from Pettis in October, 1868.


  • 1867-1868

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Personal History

George Henry Pettis was born at Pawtucket, RI on March 17, 1834. In [UNK] he moved to California and engaged in mining and later was employed as a printer. He came to New Mexico with the California Column and was mustered out Feb. 15, 1865. He was immediately mustered into the service again as 1st Lieutenant, Company F, First New Mexico Volunteer Infantry under Col. Francisco Paula Abreu. In Sept. 1866 Pettis was mustered out and moved to Algondones, NM where he became host of the Railroad House. Pettis also became Post Master of Algondones until the Post Office was closed in the fall of 1868. In late 1868 he moved to Providence, RI and in 1876-1877 was a member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives. He died in Providence in 1909. This collection of papers deal with the time Pettis spent in Algodones as Post Master.


1 Folder

Separated Material

5 account sheets from Post Master at Algodones, N.M. to U.S. Post Master (July 1867-June 30, 1868) have been transferred to the map collection.


Contact Information

  1. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
  2. The Palace of the Governors
  3. P.O. Box 2087
  4. Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-2087, U.S.A.
  5. Phone: (+)505.476.5090
  6. Fax: (+)505.476.5093
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Guide to the George Henry Pettis Collection, 1867-1868
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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