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Martin Gardesky Collection of Historical Documents,

Identifier: 1960-019

Scope and Content

Collection consists of original documents, translations, and photostats primarily concerning people and events in New Mexico and Mexico. Documents on New Mexico include a 1681 journal of Antonio de Otermin relating to the Pueblo Revolt of 1680; a photostat of a 1710 royal decree by the Duke of Albuquerque suppressing a bible printed in London; and the report of a 1749 investigation by Governor Tomas Velez de Cachupin regarding French incursions into Taos, New Mexico. English translations accompany both the Otermin journal and the Cachupin report. Documents on Mexico include royal cedulas (decrees), correspondence, affidavits, appointments, promotions, military orders, accounts of the Valenciana mines (1827, 1836), and a newspaper issue (1865) containing, among other things, military hospital laws promulgated by Emperor Maximillian. Many of these materials are by or about people who participated in the struggle for Mexican independence and were present at key events in Guanajuato and nearby places such as Queretaro. Among these individuals are Agustin de Iturbide, Blas Magana, Miguel Miramon, Jose Montesinos, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, and Guadalupe Victoria. Also within the collection is an undated lithograph of Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

Most materials are in Spanish.


  • 1612-1912

Language of Materials

Spanish, and English.

Access Restrictions


Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.


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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Inventory of the Martin Gardesky Collection of Historical Documents, 1612-1912
Edited Full Draft
Processed by Katherine Dorman
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//New Mexico State Records Center and Archives//TEXT (US::Nm-Ar::1960-019::Martin Gardesky Collection of Historical Documents)//EN" "nmar1960-019.sgml" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
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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