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Governor Charles Bent Papers,

Identifier: 1959-070

Scope and Content

Collection consists of official papers of Governor Bent. Includes letters sent and received, one proclamation, and other documents.

Most materials in Spanish.


  • 1846-1847


Language of Materials

English, and Spanish.

Access Restrictions

Access to original materials restricted; Use microfilm only (Territorial Archives of New Mexico).

Copy Restrictions

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


Bent was appointed Governor by Governor Stephen Watts Kearny in September, 1846. He was assassinated in January, 1847 during the Taos Revolt.


.25 Linear Feet


Organized into four series:
  1. I. Letters received
  2. II. Letters sent
  3. IV. Miscellaneous
  4. III. Proclamation

Alternate Format

Available on microfilm as part of the Territorial Archives of New Mexico (Roll 98).


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 Governor Charles Bent Papers, 1846-1847
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Revision Statements

  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//New Mexico State Records Center and Archives//TEXT (US::Nm-Ar::1959-070::Governor Charles Bent Papers)//EN" "nmar1959-070.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