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Governor Sterling Price Papers,

Identifier: 1959-072

Scope and Content

Collection consists of official papers of Governor Price. Includes one letter from Price to Manuel Vigil giving permission to search for livestock lost during the Taos Revolt of 1847; one letter to Price from Padre Antonio Jose Martinez requesting clemency for participants in the Taos Revolt; and one photograph of a letter sent by Price to an unknown recipient. Only the letter from Price to Vigil was microfilmed in the Territorial Archives of New Mexico; the other documents in this collection were not microfilmed.

Most material in Spanish.


  • 1847-1848

Language of Materials

English, and Spanish.

Access Restrictions

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

Copy Restrictions

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


After the assassination of Governor Bent in January 1847, Price became Military Governor of New Mexico, with Donaciano Vigil becoming Acting Civil Governor of New Mexico at the same time.


.25 Linear Feet

Alternate Format

Letter from Price to Vigil 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 Sterling Price Papers, 1847-1848
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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::1959-072::Governor Sterling Price Papers)//EN" "nmar1959-072.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