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Edward L. Bartlett Papers,

Identifier: 1960-003

Scope and Content

Collection consists of Bartlett's official correspondence as Solicitor General of the Territory of New Mexico (1890-1902); and professional papers from his legal practice (1880-1904). Solicitor General correspondence includes letters received from Frank Springer, Elfego Baca, Frederick Muller, and Pinkerton's National Detective Agency concerning Charles Siringo. Topics covered in the correspondence include the Rough Riders, Jicarilla Apaches, territorial penitentiary, Fort Marcy, and the execution of Blackjack Ketchum. Professional papers include correspondence, case files, and legal documents. Includes materials on Bartlett's wife Cora, water rights, homesteading, mining corporations, railroad companies (especially the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Co.), New Mexico Bar Association, the Freemason's Montezuma Lodge, Santa Fe Water Co., many New Mexico land grants, and various political and legal issues in San Juan County and Santa Fe.


  • 1863-1904


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Biographical Note

Edward L .Bartlett (1847-1904) served as Adjutant General of the Territory of New Mexico from 1882 to 1889, and Solicitor General of the Territory of New Mexico from 1889-1895 and 1897-1904. He also served as chairman of the Santa Fe City Council, member of the Santa Fe Board of Education, and twice president of the Santa Fe Board of Trade. Bartlett was a founder of the New Mexico Bar Association and prominent in Republican Party politics, serving as chairman of the Territorial Republican Central Committee for two consecutive terms. He also had a private law practice in Santa Fe and was a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellow Lodges.

Bartlett was born in Oxford County, Maine, in 1847, the son of Alvin B. And Sarah S. Bartlett. He attended Bowdoin College in Maine, law school at the University of Michigan, and was admitted to the bar in Kansas, where he served on the State Supreme Court in 1871. Bartlett and his wife, Cora L. Bartlett, moved to Santa Fe in 1880. He and Mrs. Bartlett are buried in Fairview Cemetery, Santa Fe.


3.25 Linear Feet


Collection is organized into two series:
  1. Solicitor General - Official Correspondence, 1890-1904
  2. Professional papers from his legal practice, 1880-1904


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 Edward L. Bartlett Papers, 1863-1904
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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