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Alice Scoville Barry Collection of Historical Documents,

Identifier: 1959-016

Scope and Content

Collection consists primarily of official government documents from New Mexico's various historical governments: its Spanish colonial government (1684-1821), its Mexican government (1821-1846), and its American government (1846-1863). Subjects included are the reconquest of New Mexico, the collection of taxes, official appointments, Indian affairs, and religious matters. Items of note are Diego de Vargas' journal of the Reconquest (1694-1790), Commandante General Pedro de Nava's refusal of peace terms to certain Apaches (1799), the Holy Office's (Mexico) edict denouncing Joseph Napoleon's occupation of Spain and the excommunication of his supporters (1810), the decree of the Cortes granting permission for the construction of a canal through the Isthmus of Tehuantepec (1821), and General Order #1 establishing a military post on the Gila River and ordering a punitive expedition against the Apache chief Mangas Colorados.

Most materials are in Spanish.


  • 1684-1863

Language of Materials

English, and Spanish.

Access Restrictions

Originals are restricted. Use microfilm.

Copy Restrictions

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


.25 Linear Feet

Alternate Format

Collection also available on microfilm.


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:
  8. URL:
Inventory of the Alice Scoville Barry Collection of Historical Documents, 1684-1863
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Processed by J. Richard Salazar
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//New Mexico State Records Center and Archives//TEXT (US::Nm-Ar::1959-016::Alice Scoville Barry Collection of Historical Documents)//EN" "nmar1959-016.sgml" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
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Repository Details

Part of the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives Repository

1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe NM 87507
(505) 476-7948