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Ted Otero Collection of Historical Documents,

Identifier: 1964-001

Scope and Content

Collection consists primarily of military and personal papers of Bernardo Vasquez-Franco, a commissioned officer in the Mexican army, 1817-1845. The military papers include orders, financial accounts, reports, laws and decrees for several presidios in northern Mexico. These decrees relate to supplies, promotions, distribution of lands, Indian wars, the opening of ports on the Pacific coast, and battles at Rosario. A set of papers dated 1845 concern foreigners and illegal sales in the Santa Fe and Las Vegas areas of New Mexico. The personal papers include letters received from family members, an accounting table, religious verses, and collections of maxims and moral lessons. The historical documents series contains four unrelated documents, including a 1772 publication of regulations for presidios on the frontier.

Collection is in Spanish.


  • 1772-1867

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Copy Restrictions

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


1 Linear Feet


Collection is organized into two series:
  1. I. Historical documents, 1772-1867
  2. II. Bernardo Vasquez-Franco papers, 1791-1840


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Inventory of the Ted Otero Collection of Historical Documents, 1772-1867
Edited Full Draft
Reformated by Rochelle Lineberry
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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28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//New Mexico State Records Center and Archives//TEXT (US::Nm-Ar::1964-001::Ted Otero Collection of Historical Documents)//EN" "nmar1964-001.sgml" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).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