Prince, L. Bradford (Le Baron Bradford), 1840-1922

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L. Bradford Prince served as Chief Justice of the New Mexico Territorial Supreme Court (1879-1888) and as Governor of the Territory of New Mexico (1889-1893). He was also an historian who served on the Board of Regents for the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (1902) and as President of the Historical Society of New Mexico (1923).

From the guide to the L. Bradford Prince Papers, 1744-1922, (New Mexico State Records Center and Archives)

Le Baron Bradford Prince was born in Flushing, New York on July 3, 1840. He was a lawyer, politician and writer. In 1879 President Hayes appointed Prince chief justice of the Supreme Court of the Territory of New Mexico,a post Prince held until 1882. In the spring of 1889, Prince was appointed governor of the Territory of New Mexico. Two main issues for Prince during his governorship was bringing public schools into the territory and dealing with New Mexico land titles. In 1893 Prince retired and returned to a private practice in Rio Arriba County. Between 1880 and 1917 he wrote numerous books and lectured about the Southwest. During a trip to Flushing, New York Prince suddenly became ill and died on December 8, 1922.

From the description of Papers, [180-]-1922 (bulk 1881-1898). (University of New Mexico-Main Campus). WorldCat record id: 43564261

L. Bradford Prince served as the Chief Justice of the Territorial Supreme Court (1879-1888) and as the Governor of the Territory of New Mexico (1889-1893). Active in the public arena Prince also served on the Board of Regents for the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (1902) and as President of the Historical Society of New Mexico (1923).

From the description of L. Bradford Prince papers, 1744-1922. (Santa Fe Public Library). WorldCat record id: 38518698

L. Bradford Prince was a resident of New York City before he moved to New Mexico. In New Mexico he served as Chief Justice of the Territorial Supreme Court of New Mexico and as Governor for the state of New Mexico from 1889 to 1893.

From the description of L. Bradford Prince papers, 1862-1910. (Museum of New Mexico Library). WorldCat record id: 37236630

L. Bradford Prince was a resident of New York City before he moved to New Mexico. In New Mexico he served as Chief Justice of the Teritorial Supreme Court of New Mexico and as Governor for the state of New Mexico from 1889 to 1893.

From the guide to the L. Bradford Prince Papers, 1862-1910, (Museum of New Mexico. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library.)

Prince was Governor of New Mexico from 1889 to 1893.

From the description of L. Bradford Prince photograph collection [graphic]. [188?̲-189?̲] (Santa Fe Public Library). WorldCat record id: 37995379

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Le Baron Bradford Prince was born in Flushing, New York on July 3, 1840. He was a lawyer, politician and writer. He served in the New York Assembly from 1871-1875, and in the New York State Senate in 1876-1877.

In 1879, President Hayes appointed Prince Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Territory of New Mexico, a post Prince held until 1882. Prince compiled the statutes of New Mexico during that time. Prince, a strong supporter for New Mexico statehood, promoted immigration from other states into New Mexico. In 1882, he drew up the bill to organize a Bureau of Immigration and became its first president.

In the spring of 1889, Prince was appointed Governor of the Territory of New Mexico by President Harrison. Two main issues for Prince during his governorship were getting public schools in the territory, and dealing with New Mexico land titles. He influenced the U.S. Congress to establish the Court of Private Land Claims in March 1891 to settle land grant title discrepancies in the Southwest.

In 1893 Prince retired and returned to a private practice in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. Between 1880 and 1917, he wrote numerous books and lectured about the Southwest. During a trip to Flushing, New York Prince suddenly became ill and died on December 8, 1922.

From the guide to the L. Bradford Prince Papers, 180?-1922 (bulk 1881-1898), (University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research.)

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referencedIn Ashley W. Cole Letters, 1882-1916 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn New Mexico movie stills photograph collection [graphic]. New Mexico State Library
referencedIn Ellis, Bruce T., 1903-. Bruce T. Ellis collection, 1712-1976. Museum of New Mexico Library
referencedIn Prince family. Papers, 1816-1914, 1851-1890 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Broadsides and Ephemera of New Mexico and Mexico, 1882-1912 New Mexico History Museum. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library.
creatorOf Prince, L. Bradford (Le Baron Bradford), 1840-1922. Letters: to James Wadsworth, /by LeBaron Bradford Prince, 1880-1889. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Boker, George H. (George Henry), 1823-1890. Papers of George Henry Boker [manuscript] 1851-89. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Montoya, Mauro. Mauro Montoya collection of New Mexican historical documents, 1709-1949. Museum of New Mexico Library
creatorOf Prince, L. Bradford (Le Baron Bradford), 1840-1922. L. Bradford Prince papers, 1862-1910. Museum of New Mexico Library
creatorOf Prince, L. Bradford (Le Baron Bradford), 1840-1922. L. Bradford Prince political pamphlets, 1879-1943 Museum of New Mexico Library
creatorOf Prince, L. Bradford (Le Baron Bradford), 1840-1922. Papers, [180-]-1922 (bulk 1881-1898). University of New Mexico-Main Campus
creatorOf Smith, Elizabeth Oakes Prince, 1806-1893. Letter to L. Bradford (Le Baron Bradford) Prince, 1866 Dec. 17. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Teresina Bent Scheurich Note Book, n.d. Museum of New Mexico. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library.
creatorOf Jaramillo family. Jaramillo-Bent-Scheurich family papers, 1815-1952. New Mexico State Library
referencedIn Venceslao Jaramillo Papers, 1896-1954 Museum of New Mexico. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library.
referencedIn Mauro Montoya Collection, 1709-1949 Museum of New Mexico. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library.
creatorOf Jaramillo, Venceslao. Venceslao Jaramillo papers, 1896-1954. Museum of New Mexico Library
referencedIn Caja del Rio Grant Testimony, 1887-1914 (bulk 1904-1914) University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research
creatorOf New Mexico. Governor (1897-1906 : Otero). Broadsides and ephemera of New Mexico and Mexico, 1882-1912. Museum of New Mexico Library
referencedIn Edwin D. Morgan Letters, 1839-1880 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Governor Miguel A. Otero Papers, 1897-1906 New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
creatorOf L. Bradford Prince Papers, 180?-1922 (bulk 1881-1898) University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research
creatorOf Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1806-1867. Letters, 1832-1864. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Scheurich, Teresina Bent. Teresina Bent Scheurich notebook, 1847. Museum of New Mexico Library
creatorOf Catron, Thomas Benton, 1840-1921. Thomas B. Catron papers, 1692-1934. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
referencedIn Thomas B. Catron Papers, 1692-1934 University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research
creatorOf Prince family. Prince family papers, 1816-1916. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Parker, Frank W. Frank W. Parker papers, 1880-1933. New Mexico State Library
creatorOf Prince, L. Bradford (Le Baron Bradford), 1840-1922. L. Bradford Prince photograph collection [graphic]. New Mexico State Library
referencedIn Wittick Family Papers, 1863-1994 Fray Angélico Chávez History Library. The New Mexico History Museum
referencedIn Prince family papers, 1784-1918, 1850-1880 (bulk). New York State Historical Documents
creatorOf Prince, L. Bradford (Le Baron Bradford), 1840-1922. L. Bradford Prince papers, 1744-1922. New Mexico State Library
referencedIn Hanna, Richard H. Richard H. Hanna papers, 1859-1963 (bulk 1929-1946). University of New Mexico-Main Campus
referencedIn John A. Dix Collection, 1831-1879 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Library
referencedIn Caja del Rio Grant testimony, 1887-1914 (bulk 1904-1914). University of New Mexico-Main Campus
referencedIn Guide to the Bruce T. Ellis Collection, 1712-1980 Museum of New Mexico. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library.
referencedIn Collis Potter Huntington Papers, 1797-1904 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Frank W. Parker Papers, 1880-1933 New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
referencedIn Richard H. Hanna Papers, 1859-1963, 1929-1946 University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research
creatorOf L. Bradford Prince Papers, 1744-1922 New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
referencedIn Prince, R. V. Letter, 1882, Jan. 30 : New York City, to James Wadsworth. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
referencedIn Governor L. Bradford Prince Papers, 1889-1893 New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
referencedIn William G. Ritch Collection, 1539-1901, bulk 1845-1882 The Huntington Library
creatorOf L. Bradford Prince Papers, 1862-1910 Museum of New Mexico. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library.
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associatedWith Catron, Thomas Benton, 1840-1921. person
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associatedWith Montoya, Mauro. person
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associatedWith Parker, Frank W. person
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associatedWith Prince, R. V. person
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associatedWith Scheurich, Teresina Bent person
associatedWith Scheurich, Teresina Bent. person
associatedWith Silliman, Benjamin, 1816-1885. person
associatedWith Smith, Elizabeth Oakes Prince, 1806-1893. person
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Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
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New Mexico
Maxwell Land Grant (N.M. and Colo.)
New Mexico
Santa Fe (N.M.)
Fort Marcy (N.M.)
Fort Marcy (N.M.)
Maxwell Land Grant (N.M. and Colo.)
New Mexico
Santa Fe (N.M.)
Red River (N.M. : River)
New Mexico
Santa Fe (N.M.)
New Mexico
United States
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Birth 1840

Death 1922

Spanish; Castilian,

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