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Butterfield family records

Identifier: Ms-0100

Scope and Content Note

Microfilmed collection comprised of financial records (1926-1933) from Butterfield's Saddlery shop, operated by Tom Butterfield, in Magdalena, NM. Includes financial records (1925-1941), and a few items of correspondence from Butterfield's Hospital, the "laying in," operated by Marie Butterfield, in Magdalena; and financial records of the Magdalena annual roundup (1927-1934). The microfilm are negatives and are slightly hard to read, especially the ledger books. The letters in the collection mostly concern a James Hague who owed Thomas Butterfield money.


  • 1925-1941

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Access and Use Restrictions

This material may be examined by researchers under supervised conditions in the Search Room.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with copyright and other applicable statutes.

Copyrights associated with this collection have not been transferred and assigned to New Mexico State University.

Organizational Sketch

The Butterfield Saddlery Co. was run by the Butterfield family, namely Tom and Marie. , known as Grandma Butter, also converted an adobe home in Magdalena, NM in the 1920s into a "laying in" - a makeshift hospital where women from all around could come to give birth for a fee.


430 frames


Financial records of Tom and Marie Butterfield's business operations in Magdalena, NM.


  1. RG82-39 Microfilmed from originals in the possession of Mrs. Thomas P. Johnston, Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Contact Information

  1. Archives and Special Collections
  2. New Mexico State University Library
  3. P.O. Box 30006
  4. Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8006
  5. Phone: (575) 646-3839
  6. Fax: (575) 646-7477
  7. Email:
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Finding guide for the Butterfield family records, 1925-1941
Processed by Austin Hoover
© 2005
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

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