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E.F. Kellner letters

Identifier: Ms-0344-SC

Scope and Contents

Letterpress copies of correspondence sent (13 September 1875 - 10 March 1877) reflect disputes between Kellner and officers over sale of liquor, gambling, and other issues while units of the 9th Cavalry were stationed at the fort. Addressees include A. H. Morehead, Secretary of War William W. Belknapp, Lieutenant M. F. Goodwin, Captain Henry Carroll, sheriff Mariano Barela, and businessman Henry Lesinsky.


  • 1875-1877

Biographical / Historical

E. F. Kellner was post trader and postmaster at Fort Selden in the New Mexico Territory in the 1870s. There were garrisons at Fort Selden from 1865 until 1879. The fort is named in honor of Colonel Henry R. Selden, 1st New Mexico Infantry and one time captain of the 5th US Infantry.


8 items (Small Collections)

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The letterpress copies of letters from E. F. Kellner, post trader and postmaster at Fort Selden, New Mexico Territory, about the disputes with the 9th Cavalry units.

Processing Information

Austin Hoover, January 1996. Revised, Austin Hoover, January 2002
Guide to the E.F. Kellner letters
Austin Hoover
Updated January 2002
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Repository Details

Part of the New Mexico State University Library Archives and Special Collections Repository

Branson Hall
PO Box 30006
MSC 3475
Las Cruces New Mexico 88003 USA