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Governor Henry Connelly Papers,

Identifier: 1959-080

Scope and Content

Collection consists of official papers of Governor Connelly. Includes letters sent and received, proclamations, one death warrant, and an 1866 message to the Legislative Assembly from William F.M. Arny, who served as Interim Governor from December 1866 to March 1867 while Governor Mitchell, who succeeded Connelly, was in Washington D.C.


  • 1861-1866


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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.


Connelly was appointed Governor in 1861 and was not reappointed when his term ended in 1866. Connelly held several public offices in New Mexico prior to becoming Governor and also acted as an intermediary between Stephen Watts Kearny and Governor Manuel Armijo in negotiating the peaceful annexation of New Mexico by the United States in 1846.


.25 Linear Feet


Organized into five series:
  1. I. Letters received
  2. II. Letters sent
  3. III. Proclamations
  4. IV. Penal Papers
  5. V. Miscellaneous

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 Henry Connelly Papers, 1861-1866
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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