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W.S. Burke Deeds

Identifier: MSS-38-SC

Scope and Content

This collection contains eight Bernalillo county deeds in which members of the Burke family had ownership. The collection contains warranty deeds, deeds of trust, a quitclaim deed, and a deed of release. Most of the deeds are signed by W. S. Burke and his wife, Abby U. Burke; others are signed by Burke relatives, Jacobo Yrisarri (Sheriff of Bernalillo County), or Hannah B. and Noel E. Stevens.


  • 1885-1907


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The collection is open for research.

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Biographical Information

W. S. Burke was a veteran of the Civil War who came to Albuquerque, New Mexico in the early 1880's. In 1885, he was the first Superintendent of Public Instruction of Bernalillo County, which at that time included parts of present day Sandoval, McKinley and Torrance counties. Burke worked as an editorial writer for the Albuquerque Morning Journal in the early 1900's.


1 Folder

Relevant Secondary Sources

  • Keleher, William A. Fabulous Frontier: Twelve New Mexico Items. Santa Fe, N.M.: Rydal Press, 1945.
Finding Aid of the W.S. Burke Deeds, 1885-1907
Described by T.S. Reinig
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  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//University of New Mexico::Center for Southwest Research//TEXT (US::NmU::MSS 38 SC::W.S. Burke Deeds)//EN" "nmu1mss38sc.sgml" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131