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Spanish Archives of New Mexico I,

 Collection
Identifier: 1972-002

Scope and Content

Collection consists of civil land records of the Spanish and Mexican period governments of New Mexico, and materials created by the Surveyor General and Court of Private Land Claims during the process of adjudication. Includes petitions for land grants, land conveyances, wills, mine registers, records books, journals, dockets, reports, minutes, letters, and a variety of legal documents. Also within the collection is the Vigil Index, an inventory of the documents in the custody of Donaciano Vigil, Secretary of the Territory of New Mexico.

Most materials are in Spanish.

Note: Documents are described in: Twitchell, Ralph Emerson. The Spanish Archives of New Mexico Volume I. The Arthur H. Clark Co., 1914.

Dates

  • 1685-1912

Language of Materials

English,

Access Restrictions

Access to original materials restricted; Use microfilm only.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Biographical or Historical Note

The Spanish Archives of New Mexico was assembled by the Surveyor General of New Mexico (1854-1891) and the Court of Private Land Claims (1891-1904). These offices were charged with the investigating of claims of property ownership in New Mexico and reporting to the U.S. Congress in order to adjudicate land titles pursuant to the terms of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

Extent

65 Linear Feet (63 microfilm reels)

Organization

Collection is organized in five series:
  1. I. Spanish Archives of New Mexico (arranged by Twitchell number)
  2. II. Grants to Pueblo Indians
  3. III. Bound documents
  4. IV. Vigil index
  5. V. Surveyor General and Court of Private Land Claims records.

Alternate Format

Available on microfilm.

General

Contact Information

  1. New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
  2. Archives and Historical Services Division
  3. 1205 Camino Carlos Rey
  4. Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
  5. Phone: 505-476-7908
  6. Fax: 505-476-7909
  7. Email: archives@rain.state.nm.us
  8. URL: http://www.state.nm.us/cpr/ahsd_top.htm

General

Title
Inventory of the Spanish Archives of New Mexico I, 1685-1912
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Processed by J. Richard Salazar
Date
©2000
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//New Mexico State Records Center and Archives//TEXT (US::Nm-Ar::1972-002::Spanish Archives of New Mexico I)//EN" "nmar1972-002.sgml" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).

Repository Details

Part of the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives Repository

Contact:
1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe NM 87507
(505) 476-7913