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Ward Alan Minge Collection of Historical Documents,

Identifier: 1960-029

Scope and Content

Collection consists of a broad range of historical documents concerning New Mexico history. Series I consists of three documents involving Father Antonio Jose Martinez of Taos, New Mexico: the 1827 will of his father Antonio Severino Martinez; a brief autobiography of Antonio Jose Martinez published in 1838; and an 1859 proclamation by Antonio Jose Martinez documenting conflicts between himself and Archbishop Jean Baptiste Lamy. Series II consists of papers of the Gonzales family of Taos, New Mexico. Most of these documents involve Capt. Francisco Gonzalez and his activities in the New Mexico volunteer militia. Also within this series is an 1853 estate inventory of Jose Ygnacio Gonzales and land conveyances in Taos County. Series III consists of a variety of materials involving issues in Taos County, especially taxation. Series IV consists of the professional papers of William J. Eaton. Includes many legal and tax documents, some of which concern the estate of Emilio Papa. Series V consists of photocopies of documents concerning New Mexico history from the Real Audiencia de Guadalajara.

Most materials are in Spanish.


  • 1697-1954


Language of Materials

English, and Spanish.

Access Restrictions


Copy Restrictions

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


1.5 Linear Feet


Collection is organized into five series:
  1. I. Martinez family papers (1827-1859)
  2. II. Gonzales family papers (1853-1895)
  3. III. Miscellaneous papers (1856-1888)
  4. IV. William J. Eaton papers (1911-1954)
  5. V. Real Audiencia de Guadalajara photocopies (1697-1799)


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Inventory of the Ward Alan Minge Collection of Historical Documents, 1697-1954
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2004: PUBLIC "-//New Mexico State Records Center and Archives//TEXT (US::Nm-Ar::1960-029::Ward Alan Minge Collection of Historical Documents)//EN" "nmar1960-029.sgml" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).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