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Jaramillo-Bent-Scheurich Family Papers,

Identifier: 1960-024

Scope and Content

Collection consists of a broad range of materials from members of these three inter-related familes from the area of Taos, New Mexico. Most of the collection is made up of land conveyances, wills, business documents, and correspondence. Includes a photocopy of Teresita Bent's handwritten account of her father Governor Charles Bent's assassination in 1847; land conveyances involving Maria Ygnacia Jaramillo; personal papers of Cornelio Vigil; a speech by L. Bradford Prince; business and personal papers of Aloys Scheurich; business papers of Adolph and Alexander Gusdorf; and documents concerning the Las Animas, Sangre de Cristo, and Maxwell land grants. Also within the collection are photographs a various family members, one photograph of Kit Carson, one photograph of Judge William Hayes Pope, and one photograph of Santa Fe circa. 1895.

Some materials are in Spanish.


  • 1815-1952

Language of Materials

English, and Spanish.

Access Restrictions


Copy Restrictions

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


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Collection is organized into eight series:
  1. Maria Ygnacia Jaramillo land conveyances 1834-1841
  2. Maria Ygnacia Jaramillo personal papers 1815-1869
  3. Cornelio Vigil personal papers 1835-1841
  4. Miscellaneous estates and wills 1933-1952
  5. Aloys Scheurich personal papers 1836-1864
  6. Aloys Scheurich business papers 1863-1895
  7. Adolph and Alexander Gusdorf papers 1885-1902
  8. Scheurich family papers 1829-1934

Separated Material

Photographs received with the collection are housed and cataloged separately.


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 Jaramillo-Bent-Scheurich Family Papers, 1815-1952
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Processed by Kay 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::1960-024::Jaramillo-Bent-Scheurich Family Papers)//EN" "nm-ar#1960-024.sgml" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives Repository

1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe NM 87507
(505) 476-7948