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A.A. Jones Papers,

Identifier: 1960-025

Scope and Content

Collection consists of the legal, personal, and political papers of A.A. Jones. The bulk of the collection consists of legal papers which include several land grant, business, and probate case records. Land grant case records pertain to the Maxwell, Preston Beck, Mora, Las Vegas, and Eaton land grants. Included in the land grant case records are the papers of James and Helen Beck and New Mexico Chief Justice Elisha V. Long's opinion on the Las Vegas Land Grant. Companies involved in the business case records are the French Land & Irrigation Co., Raton Water Works Co., Abreu Investment Co., Browne & Manzanares Co., Bank of Springer, the First National Bank of Las Vegas, and Gross, Kelly & Co. Some business case records pertain to bankruptcy and incorporation. Probate case records involve various persons and include wills. Personal and political papers contain correspondence, speeches, business letterpress books, miscellaneous ledgers, and a receipt book. Also included is a letterpress book from the Democratic Territorial Committee.


  • 1862-1927


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Biographical Note

A.A. (Andrieus Aristieus) Jones was a prominent lawyer and politican from East Las Vegas, New Mexico. His political positions included Mayor of Las Vegas, New Mexico, 1893-1894; special U.S. District Attorney, 1894-1898; Democratic National Convention delegate, 1896; New Mexico Democratic Committee Chairman, 1906-1908, 1911; Democratic National Committee member, 1908-1922; and United States Senator, 1917-1927. Jones also collaborated with Albert T. Rogers Jr. representing clients in land grant litigation.


16.5 Linear Feet


Collection is organized into thirteen series:
  1. I. Personal Papers
  2. II. Letterpress Books
  3. III. Jones and Roger Law Firm Records
  4. IV. Land Grant Litigation
  5. V. Court Cases Involving Prominent Contemporaries
  6. VI. Corporation Papers and Civil Cases
  7. VII. Miscellaneous Court Cases and Company Records
  8. VIII. Bible Film Co. Cases
  9. IX. Wills and Estates
  10. X. New Mexico Supreme Court Cases
  11. XI. Santa Fe County District Court Case
  12. XII. US Supreme Court Case
  13. XIII. Abstracts, Correspondence, and Miscellaneous Documents

Related Material

Additional land grant case file materials are located in:

The Albert T. Rogers Family Papers, Accession Number 1974-051


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 A.A. Jones Papers, 1862-1927
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Processed by J. Richard Salazar
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Finding aid is in English

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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