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Baca Family Papers,

Identifier: 1963-002

Scope and Content

Collection consists of a broad range of materials relating to the Baca family of La Cienega, New Mexico. Series I consists of promissory notes, letters, contracts, and a land conveyance. Series II consists of promissory notes, letters, receipts, partido contracts (livestock contracts and chattel mortgages) and other documents involving either Ygnacio Baca or his son Juan Baca. Includes an 1846 inventory of Ygnacio Baca's estate. Series III consists primarily of documents involving Leonidas Baca and land transactions in the area of Las Vegas, New Mexico. Series IV includes account books, fragments of wills, documents concerning schools in La Cienega, the appointment of a mediator in an acequia dispute in La Cienega, and an 1895 poll tax roster.


  • 1805-1915

Language of Materials

English, and Spanish.

Access Restrictions


Copy Restrictions

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


.25 Linear Feet


Collection is organized into four series:
  1. I. Baca family papers, 1819-1890
  2. II. Ygnacio Baca and Juan Baca papers, 1805-1846
  3. III. Leonidas Baca papers, 1858-1871
  4. IV. Baca family business papers, 1831-1915


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 Baca Family Papers, 1805-1915
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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::1963-002::Baca Family Papers)//EN" "nmar1963-002.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