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Thomas D. Burns Papers

Identifier: AC 027-SP

Scope and Content

Collection consists of two checks drawn on the Burns National Bank, dated 1913 and 1941; a certificate of membership in the New Mexico Association of Insurance Agents dated 1934; and a certificate for Thomas D. Burns being elected delegate from Rio Arriba county to the 1910 Constitutional Convention. Thomas D. Burns Sr. established several stores in New Mexico and Colorado and a bank, the Burns National Bank, in Durango, Colorado.


  • 1913-1941

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Personal History

Thomas D. Burns was the son of Thomas D. Burns Sr. of Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico. A prominant merchant, stockman, and public official, Burns Sr. established several stores in New Mexico and Colorado. The family lived in Tierra Amarilla, NM, but Burns was owner of Trimble Hot Springs near Durango, CO, where he established the Burns National Bank. The senior Burns died in 1916 leaving two daughters and one son.


1 Folder, oversize


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 Thomas D. Burns Papers, 1910-1941
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©2000, updated 2006
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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