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Carmen Quintana Collection,

Identifier: 1981-001

Scope and Content

Collection consists primarily of records from the Avery-Bowman Co., a real estate business in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Series I includes an abstract of title involving the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railway Co., and an abstract of title of the Roque Lovato Land Grant. Series II includes a patent conveying a tract of land adjacent to the plaza in Santa Fe from the U.S. Government to the City of Santa Fe. Series III includes the wills of many Santa Fe citizens, including Clara H. Olsen and Ernest Thompson Seton. Series IV includes leases of several mining locations in Santa Fe County and mortgages on several properties in Santa Fe. Series V includes land claims involving the Pueblos of Santa Clara, Pojoaque, Nambe, Pecos, San Ildefonso, and Tesuque. Series VI includes a 1942 power of attorney from Miguel Antonio Otero to his wife Katherine Stinson. Series VII consists of probate docket indices of family names.


  • 1782-1958 (bulk 1860-1933)

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8 Linear Feet


Collection is organized into seven series:
  1. I. Abstracts of land titles
  2. II. Land conveyances (deeds, titles, patents)
  3. III. Legal proceedings (wills, estates, suits)
  4. IV. Mortgages
  5. V. Pueblo Lands Board
  6. VI. Miscellaneous
  7. VII. Probate docket indices

Separated Material

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 Carmen Quintana Collection, 1782-1958 (bulk 1860-1933)
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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::1981-011::Carmen Quintana Collection)//EN" "nmar1981-011.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