Governor William T. Thornton Papers,
Scope and Content
Collection consists of official papers of Governor Thornton. Includes letters received, appointments, resignations, proclamations, reports, and penal papers. Some of the materials relate specifically to mining accidents and water rights in New Mexico.
Language of Materials
Access to original materials restricted; Use microfilm only (Territorial Archives of New Mexico).
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Thornton was born in Missouri in 1843 and came to New Mexico in 1877. Before being appointed Governor, he served as a member of the New Mexico Legislative Assembly and as Mayor of Santa Fe.
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Organized into ten series:
- I. Letters received
- II. Appointments
- III. Resignations
- IV. Proclamations
- V. Reports to the Governor
- VI. Reports of the Governor to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior
- VII. Messages to the legislative assembley
- VIII. Special reports
- IX. Special issues and ivestigations
- X. Penal papers
Available on microfilm as part of the Territorial Archives of New Mexico (Rolls 125-127).
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Thornton succeeded Prince on April 20, 1893
- Inventory of the Governor William T. Thornton Papers, 1893-1897
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- Finding aid is in English
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