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Governor James F. Hinkle Papers,

Identifier: 1959-099

Scope and Content

Collection consists of official papers of Governor Hinkle. Includes correspondence with and reports from various state agencies concerning a broad range of issues such as natural resource conservation, extension of the Navajo reservation, and Indian land rights. Most of the conservation materials relate to reclamation projects involving the Canadian, Rio Grande, Pecos, Colorado, and La Plata rivers. Also within the collection is correspondence with New Mexico's congressional delegation, including Senator A.A. Jones and Representative John Morrow.


  • 1917-1924 (bulk 1923-1924)

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Biographical Note

Hinkle was born in Franklin County, Missouri on October 20, 1864, the son of Miles and Sarah (Sappington) Hinkle. He attended rural schools in Missouri and the University of Missouri before moving to Lincoln County, New Mexico in 1885. Hinkle married Lillie Roberts on December 14, 1892, and they had four children. His employment included: manager and part owner of the Penasco Cattle Company; manager of South Spring Cattle Company; and vice president of First National Bank of Roswell. A Democrat, Hinkle's elected offices included: County Commissioner and County Treasurer of Lincoln County; Member of the Territorial House of Representatives, 1892; Member of the Territorial Senate, 1901; Mayor of Roswell, 1904-1906; and Member of the State Senate for three consecutive terms beginning in 1912. He was elected Governor of New Mexico in 1922, and died in Roswell on March 26, 1951.


9 Linear Feet


Collection is organized into nine series:
  1. I. Correspondence
  2. II. Petitions
  3. III. Appointments, resignations, proclamations
  4. IV. Speeches
  5. V. Legislative papers
  6. VI. Reports to the Governor
  7. VII. Special reports, issues, investigations
  8. VIII. Reports to the Governor: conservation and reclamation
  9. IX. Pardons and penal papers


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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Inventory of the Governor James F. Hinkle Papers, 1917-1924 (bulk 1923-1924)
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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