Skip to main content

John H. Cockrell Papers,

Identifier: 1959-034

Scope and Content

Collection consists of Cockrells business and personal papers. Series I consists of probate records, case files, and correspondence. Some pertain to work with the Missouri Pacific Railway Co. Series II consists of various documents relating to work with the Feliz Cattle Co.; the Old Abe Co. (mining); the Taliaferro Mercantile Co.; and land claim cases filed with the U.S. Land Offices in Las Cruces and Roswell, New Mexico, and Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Series III consists of personal and business correspondence. Series IV consists of legal documents, mining records, and land conveyances in Lincoln County, New Mexico.


  • 1856-1919

Language of Materials


Access Restrictions


Copy Restrictions

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

Biographical Note

Cockrell was an attorney in Johnson County, Missouri before moving his practice to Lincoln County, New Mexico in 1885.


1 Linear Feet


Collection is organized into four series:
  1. I. Johnson County, Missouri practice (1856-1886)
  2. II. Lincoln County, New Mexico practice (1885-1917)
  3. III. Correspondence (1885-1895)
  4. IV. Miscellaneous (1880-1919)


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 John H. Cockrell Papers, 1856-1919
Edited Full Draft
Processed by Mary Brecht
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 "-//New Mexico State Records Center and Archives//TEXT (US::Nm-Ar::1959-034::John H. Cockrell Papers)//EN" "nmar1959-034.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 New Mexico State Records Center and Archives Repository

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