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Edna McClellan Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AC 568-p
Scope and Content Collection contains correspondence of Edna McClellan of New York City to collect money through chain letters to build a home in Washington D. C. for Admiral Winfield Scott Schley, commander of the USS Brooklyn and the “Hero of Santiago” of the Spanish-American War. Collection also contains correspondence between the Admiral and McClellan, legal documents concerning Schley, and a number of newspaper clippings about McClellan and the “Endless Chain” letters. Also part of the collection are...
Dates: 1867-1918; Majority of material found in 1900-1903

New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department Collection,

 Collection
Identifier: AC 170
Scope and Content These records were originally deposited by the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department from safety deposit boxes of New Mexico banks.

Significant items in these collections are deeds, powers of attorney, and court records that reveal the activities of land speculators in assembling enormous tracts in the post-Civil War years.

Some materials in Spanish.
Dates: 1840-1952