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Francis C. Wilson Papers,

Identifier: 1981-017

Scope and Content

Collection consists of a broad range of materials from the legal and business practices of Francis C. Wilson. Most of the collection is made up of case files, but also includes correspondence, ledgers, contracts, newspaper clippings, publications, land conveyances, and speeches. Case files are from both civil and criminal proceedings and involve issues such as insurance, bonding, taxes, divorces, bankruptcy, mortgages, debts, estates, and suits. Most of the cases concern business in the areas of oil, mining, utilities, banking, and real estate. There is also correspondence, legislation and litigation regarding Pueblo Indian lands in New Mexico. Collection also includes ledgers and annual reports from the law firm Wilson and Watson from 1935 to 1941, and business correspondence and records of Wilson Oil Co. from 1935 to 1952.


  • 1876-1954


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Biographical Note

Francis C. Wilson was a prominent attorney in Santa Fe where he was in private practice from 1907-1942. Throughout his career he also served on numerous government boards and commissions related to interstate water compacts, public domain, and Pueblo Indians. In addition to his law practice, Wilson had extensive oil interests in the area around Hobbs, New Mexico, through the Wilson Oil Co.


63 Linear Feet


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:
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Inventory of the Francis C. Wilson Papers, 1876-1954
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Processed by Darlene Torres and Shan Sutton
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Finding aid is in English

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  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//New Mexico State Records Center and Archives//TEXT (US::Nm-Ar::1981-017::Francis C. Wilson Papers)//EN" "nmar1981-017.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