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Carl Blumner Letters

Identifier: AC 231

Scope and Content

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.


  • 1836-1906

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Duplication allowed for research purposes. User responsible for all copyright compliance.

Biographical Note

Charles Blumner was a German immigrant to Santa Fe during the period of Mexican sovereignty. His brother, August, apparently joined him, but later started to move to California and died in transit. Carl was Territorial Treasurer form 1846-1854 and 1857-1863. He served as U.S. Marshall from 1856-1858, and was Collector of U.S. Internal Revenue from 1862-1869. In addition, he worked in the mercantile business in Santa Fe.


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Separated Material

Photographs of Carl Blumner have been transferred to Photo Archives.


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 Carl Blumner Letters, 1836-1906
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Finding aid is in English

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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