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Records of the United States Territorial and New Mexico District Courts for Eddy County,

 Collection
Identifier: 1974-018

Scope and Content

Collection consists of the territorial and New Mexico district court records for Eddy County, New Mexico (1891-1935).Included are record books (1891-1913), case files (1891-1927), certificates of indebtedness (1896-1898), and other court material. Record books include various dockets (1891-1935) and court proceedings record books (1891-1913).Dockets include criminal (1891-1913), civil (1891-1912), civil and criminal (1901, 1902, 1904, 1910), and judgment (1891-1935) volumes. Court proceedings record books include a volume from the Chancery Court (1896-1897).Case files consist of criminal cases 1-1910 (1891-1922) and civil cases 1-4430 (1891-1912).Large gaps may exist between case files. Many civil and criminal case files are unnumbered. Many of the cases after 1912 are not part of this collection. Other court material consists of miscellaneous court orders, warrants, bar admissions and jury records.

Dates

  • 1891-1935

Language of Materials

English.

Access Restrictions

None

Copy Restrictions

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

Historical Note

Eddy County, New Mexico was established in 1889 and forms part of the 5th Judicial District of the United States Territorial Courts in New Mexico. Upon statehood in 1912, the Territorial Courts became the New Mexico District Courts.

Extent

33 linear feet + 24 v.

Organization

Collection is organized into five series:
  1. I. Docket Books
  2. II. Record Books (Journals)
  3. III. Miscellaneous Records
  4. IV. Criminal Case Files
  5. V. Civil Case Files

Separated Material

Naturalization records are located in the "Naturalization Records by New Mexico Courts" (Accession Number 1959-281).

Additional court material is located in the "Records of the United States Territorial and New Mexico District Court Clerks" (Accession Number 1974-033).

Most statehood material remains with the Judicial District Court Clerk.

General

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: archives@rain.state.nm.us
  8. URL: http://www.state.nm.us/cpr/ahsd_top.htm
Title
Inventory of the Records of the United States Territorial and New Mexico District Courts for Eddy County County, 1891-1935
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Processed by Staff
Date
©2000
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//New Mexico State Records Center and Archives//TEXT (US::Nm-Ar::1974-018::Records of the United States Territorial and New Mexico District Courts for Eddy County)//EN" "nmar1974-018.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

Contact:
1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe NM 87507
(505) 476-7913