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Governor James S. Calhoun Papers,

Identifier: 1959-075

Scope and Content

Collection consists of official papers of Governor Calhoun. Includes letters sent and received, two proclamations by Calhoun, and one proclamation by Col. Edwin V. Sumner, who was in charge of the executive office from May to September 1852, the period between Governor Calhoun's departure and Governor Lane's arrival in New Mexico.

Some materials in Spanish.


  • 1851-1852


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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.


Calhoun was appointed Governor in 1850 by President Millard Fillmore. Before becoming Governor he served in the Mexican War and as New Mexico Secretary of Indian Affairs.


.25 Linear Feet


Organized into three series:
  1. I. Letters received
  2. II. Letters sent
  3. III. Proclamations

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 James S. Calhoun Papers, 1851-1852
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Finding aid is in English

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  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//New Mexico State Records Center and Archives//TEXT (US::Nm-Ar::1959-075::Governor James S. Calhoun Papers)//EN" "nmar1959-075.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