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William C. Ilfeld Collection,

Identifier: 1971-022

Scope and Content

Collection consists of papers of individuals associated with the Charles Ilfeld Co., a mercantile company which operated in Las Vegas, Santa Fe, and other parts of northern New Mexico. Series I consists of the business and personal papers of Charles Ilfeld. Business papers include deeds, certificates, licenses, conveyances, blueprints, correspondence, contracts, notebooks, receipts, invoices, and other materials from the Charles Ilfeld Co. Personal papers include correspondence, notebooks, an incomplete autobiography, materials concerning Jews and Freemasons in New Mexico, New Mexico Highlands University, Culver Military Institute, New Mexico Land and Irrigation Co., and the estate of Johanna Lobenstein. Series II consists of Marcus Brunswick's business papers. Includes letters and telegrams received. Series III consists of Wilson Waddingham's business papers. Includes letters sent and received and materials concerning the "Kihlberg property." Series IV consists of two maps of Mora County, New Mexico in 1916, and one map of San Miguel County, New Mexico in 1916.

Some materials are in Spanish or German.


  • 1860-1944

Language of Materials

English, Spanish, and German.

Access Restrictions


Copy Restrictions

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


3 Linear Feet


Collection is organized into four series:
  1. I. Charles Ilfeld papers
  2. II. Marcus Brunswick papers
  3. III. Wilson Waddingham papers
  4. IV. Maps

Related Material

Photographs received with the collection are housed and cataloged separately. Consult archivist regarding related film.


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 William C. Ilfeld Collection, 1860-1944
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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::1971-022::William C. Ilfeld Collection)//EN" "nmar1971-022.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