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Governor George Curry Papers,

Identifier: 1959-092

Scope and Content

Collection consists of official papers of Governor Curry. Includes letters sent and received, appointments, resignations and removals, proclamations, letterpress books, reports, and penal papers. Some materials relate to Curry's unsuccessful attempt to secure the return of Spanish archives of New Mexico that were transferred to the Library of Congress in 1903. Collection also includes official correspondence of J.W. Raynolds, who served as Interim Governor from April to August 1907, the period between Curry's appointment and his inauguration.


  • 1907-1910


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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.


Curry, a Republican, was appointed Governor by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1907, and resigned in 1910. He was later elected as New Mexico's first congressional representative under Statehood in 1912.


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Organized into nine series:
  1. I. Letters received
  2. II. Letters sent
  3. III. Appointments
  4. IV. Resignations and removals
  5. V. Proclamations
  6. VI. Reports to the Governor
  7. VII. Message to the legislature
  8. VIII. Special issues, reports and investigations
  9. IX. Penal papers

Alternate Format

Available on microfilm as part of the Territorial Archives of New Mexico (Rolls 164-180).


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:
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Curry was appointed governor April 1, 1907, but did not assume his duties until August 8. Herbert J. Hagerman officially turned over the office to Secretary of the Territory J. W. Raynolds on May 3, who acted as governor until Curry was inaugurated. Correspondence during this administration includes letters received and letters sent by Raynolds during the interim period.
Inventory of the Governor George Curry Papers, 1907-1910
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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