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Abstract This collection is comprised of business and private papers pertaining to Abram Contreras, Felipe Peralta, Emiliano Contreras and their relatives who resided in Socorro County, central New Mexico, in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Scope and Content The bulk of the William Jackson Parish collection is made up of research material for Parish's Harvard dissertation and 1961 Harvard University Press publication, The Charles Ilfeld Company: A Study of the Rise and Decline of Mercantile Capitalism in New Mexico. This material consists of correspondence, notes, manuscripts, business reports, an editor's copy of The Charles Ilfeld Company..., as well as the bound dissertation....
Dates: 1700-1964; Majority of material found in 1945-1963