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New Mexico and Arizona Land Company Ledger

Identifier: MSS-970-BC

Scope and Content

The ledger holds 396 documents showing how many, mostly Easterners (Boston, New York, Midwest), invested in land they would never see. Ledger records show Date, Certificate number, and Dollars invested. All investors are recorded by name and address.


  • 1920-1925

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publication or distribution.

Historical Information

The New Mexico and Arizona Land Company began in the second half of the 19th century. In 1908 the company incorporated and by 1916 was on the American Stock Exchange. The land was available for investors who were hoping for gas and oil resource. Most investors never saw the land they purchased. The company owned land in New Mexico and Arizona which held uranium, oil, gas, helium, and potash. In 2016 the company existed as a Mesa, AZ, real estate firm.


.25 linear ft. (1 ledger)


Ledger contains land investment records from individuals, mostly from the East coast, who - site unseen - invested into potential oil and gas productions.
Finding Aid of the New Mexico and Arizona Land Company Ledger, 1920-1925
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  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

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