W.W.H. Davis Collection
Identifier: AC 059
Scope and Content
Collection consists of handwritten manuscripts of "El Gringo" and "The Spanish Conquest of New Mexico," a handwritten transcript of Don Antonio de OtermÃn's journal of 1681 to 1692, and three 1904 letters from Davis to L. Bradford Prince concerning the donation of these materials to the Historical Society of New Mexico. The OtermÃn journal was copied from the original during Davis's tenure as Secretary of New Mexico, and includes descriptions of the Pueblo revolt of 1680 and attempts by the Spanish to reconquer New Mexico.
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Davis was Secretary of the Territory of New Mexico from 1853 to 1854. He also wrote two books on New Mexico: "El Gringo" and "The Spainish Conquest of New Mexico." After he left the territory he became involved with the Pennsylvania Historical Society and other historical societies.
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The manuscripts included in this collection were donated by Davis to the New Mexico Historical Society in 1881 and 1904. The OtermÃn journal was copied from the original during Davis's stay in New Mexico and later published in Hackett's Pueblo Revolt.
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- Guide to the W.W.H. Davis Collection, 1681-1904
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- Finding aid is in English
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