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Elisha V. and Boaz W. Long Papers,

Identifier: 1972-003

Scope and Content

Collection consists of Elisha V. and Boaz W. Long's personal, legal, and dipolmatic correspondence; legal and business records; manuscripts and reports; clippings; and family papers. A large portion of the collection consists of: the legal papers of Elisha V. Long during his tenure as district attorney for several New Mexico counties (1896-1899), as the Chief Justice of the New Mexico Territorial Supreme Court (1885- 1890), and as a private attorney; and the official papers of Boaz W. Long during his tenure as U.S. Ambassador to various Central American and Carribean countries (1920s-1940s). Extensive correspondence between Elisha and Boaz span the years 1881 to 1925. Business records include account books and family papers include Boaz's diaries (1894-1968). Noted subjects are: the Anton Chico, Las Vegas, Maxwell, Mora, Los Trigos, Pablo Montoya, and Pablo Melendres land grants; the New Mexico Constitution; the Mexican Revolution; Mexican Telephone and Telegraph (1910-1931); the National Recovery Administration (1933-1936); and World War II.

Some materials are in Spanish.


  • 1857-1970

Language of Materials

English, and Spanish.

Access Restrictions


Copy Restrictions

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

Biographical Note

Elisha V. Long served as Chief Justice of the Territorial Supreme Court of New Mexico (1885-1890) and as the district attorney for the counties of Guadalupe, Mora, and San Miguel (1896-1899). His son Boaz W. Long served as U.S. ambassador to various Latin American countries and as the Director of the Museum of New Mexico.


70 linear feet + 1 oversize v.


Collection is organized into two series:
  1. Elisha V. Long papers, 1857-1928
  2. Boaz W. Long papers, 1868-1970

Separated Material

Photographs received with the collection are housed and cataloged separately. Publications received with the collection are housed in the Archives Research Room. Consult archivist regarding related maps.


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 Elisha V. and Boaz W. Long Papers, 1857-1970
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Processed by Mary Brecht
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

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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