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Governor Edmund Ross Papers,

Identifier: 1959-087

Scope and Content

Collection consists of official and personal papers of Governor Ross. Includes letters sent and received, a letterpress book, appointments, proclamations and circulars, legislative papers, reports to the Governor, reports from the Governor to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, expense reports, and penal papers. Materials relating to public lands in New Mexico, taxation of Pueblo Indian lands, conflicts between cattle and sheep interests in Rio Arriba County, construction of a new state capitol, and other issues are also part of the collection.


  • 1885-1889

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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.

Biographical Note

Ross, a democrat, was appointed Governor by President Grover Cleveland in 1885. Before coming to New Mexico, he was a U.S. senator for Kansas who cast the deciding vote against the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson.


8 Linear Feet


Organized into ten series:
  1. I. Letters received
  2. II. Letters sent
  3. III. Appointments
  4. IV. Proclamations and circulars
  5. V. Legislative papers
  6. VI. Reports of the Governor to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior
  7. VII. Contingent expenses
  8. VIII. Reports to the Governor
  9. IX. Special issues
  10. X. Penal papers

Alternate Format

Available on microfilm as part of the Terriotrial Archives of New Mexico (Rolls 101-102).


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 Edmund Ross Papers, 1885-1889
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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