Skip to main content

Biography of Padre Antonio José Martinez

Identifier: AC 311-p

Scope and Content

Collection consists of a typed, translated copy of the manuscript of the biography of Padre Antonio Jose Martinez. The original biography was written by Santiago Valdez in 1877, a decade after the death of Padre Martinez. It was translated into English in about 1881 by Benjamin G. Read. This new translation was done in 1993 by Rev. Juan Romero.


  • 1993

Language of Materials


Access Restrictions


Copy Restrictions

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

Personal History

Padre Antonio Jose Martinez was Cura/Pastor of the Taos Parish in New Mexico. He was born in Abiquiu, New Mexico, 17 January 1793. He married at the age of 19 and his wife died one year later in childbirth. In 1817, he entered the seminary and was ordained in 1822. In 1842 he was appointed priest at the Taos parish. Padre Martinez was a member of the Territorial Departmental Assembly of New Mexico beginning in 1830. His last service was in 1846.


1 Folder


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
  7. Email:
  8. URL:


Guide to the Biography of Padre Antonio José Martinez, 1993
Edited Full Draft
Processed by Library Staff
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//Museum of New Mexico::Fray Angelico Chavez History Library//TEXT (US::NmSM::AC 311-p::Biography of Padre Antonio José Martinez)//EN" "nmsm1ac311-p.sgml" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

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