William G. Ritch Collection, 1539-1901, bulk 1845-1882

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William G. Ritch Collection, 1539-1901, bulk 1845-1882

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Houston, Sam, 1793-1863

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Texas politician, soldier, and frontier hero. He was the first president of the Republic of Texas and served as a United States Senator for that state. From the description of Letter, ca. 1855. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122699442 From the description of Letter, 1859. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145435304 Sam Houston's colorful public life began with his heroic action during the war of 1812. He served as congressman and governor of Tennessee, spent years amon...

Abert, J. W. (James William), 1820-1897

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Army officer and university professor. From the description of James William Abert : papers, 1861-1893. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 46605135 James W. Abert, army officer and explorer, was born on November 18, 1820, in Mount Holly, New Jersey, the son of Maj. John James Abert. Following graduation from West Point, he was appointed to the Corps of Topographical Engineers. He participated in surveys and explorations of the Southwest. Following military...

Becknell, William, 1787 or 8-1856.

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Otero, Miguel A. (Miguel Antonio), 1829-1882

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Uribarri, Juan de

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Vigil y Alarid, Juan Bautista

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St. Vrain, Ceran, 1802-1870

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Western frontiersman and trader in Colorado and New Mexico. From the description of Papers, 1848-1947. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 20348118 ...

Messervy, William S.

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Baker, Grafton

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Rencher, Abraham, 1798-1883

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Rencher was a lawyer, Governor of the New Mexico Territory, 1857-1861, U.S. minister to Portugal, and U.S. Representative from North Carolina. From the description of Abraham Rencher papers, 1784-1883 (bulk 1836-1861) [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 23765332 Abraham Rencher, graduate of the University of North Carolina, practiced law in Pittsboro, N.C., served as a Democrat in the House of Representatives, 1829-1839 and 1841-1843; U.S. charge d'af...

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 Pri...

Lane, William Carr, 1789-1863

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Concha, Fernando de la

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Leavenworth, Henry, 1783-1834

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Officer during the War of 1812, builder of Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth Kan., member of the New York State Assembly. From the description of Request for horse, 1814 March 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122601477 Leavenworth was a brigadier-general and in 1827 built the post named after him. In 1831 he was put in command of the whole southwestern frontier. He died that year of illness. From the guide to the Henry Leavenworth letters, 1833-1834, (University of...

Beaubien, Carlos

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Kearny, Stephen Watts, 1794-1848

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Army officer. From the description of Proclamation of Stephen Watts Kearny, 1846. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79423835 Army officer; Kearny became a Brigadier General in 1846, and was assigned to command the Army of the West in the Mexican War. He led his men to Santa Fe which was entered without opposition and served as military governor of New Mexico for a month until a civil government was organized. From the description of Kearny proclamation, 1846 Aug. 22...

Burnside, Ambrose Everett, 1824-1881

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Civil War officer; organized 1st Rhode Island Regiment, 1861; commissioned major-general; commander, Army of the Potomac, 1862; commander, Department of the Ohio, 1863; commander, 9th Corps, 1864; Rhode Island governor, 1866-1868; U.S. senator, 1875-1881. From the description of Letter : Washington, [D.C.], to [Abraham Lincoln], 1863 Jan. 1. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27988853 American army officer, commander of the Union's Army of the Potoma...

Iturbide, Augustín de

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Riley, Bennett, 1787-1853

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Soldier. Distinguished himself during the War of 1812, in various Indian actions, and during the Mexican War. He served as miltiary governor of California in 1849. Bennett I. and Edward B.D. Riley were two of Bennett Riley's children. From the description of Bennett Riley papers, 1818-1888. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 123812535 Biography Bennet Riley, born in Virginia in 1787, early became a soldier, ris...

Sturgis, Samuel Davis, 1822-1889

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Army officer. From the description of Samuel Davis Sturgis papers, 1851-1881. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980807 U.S. Army officer. From the description of Letters, 1846-1866. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 154270966 From the description of Letters, 1846-1866. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20400159 ...

Meriwether, D. (David), 1800-1893

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Meriwether, an explorer and trader in his youth, became a Kentucky farmer and politician. He served as governor of New Mexico territory (1853-1857). From the description of Letter, June 3, 1845. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 697839154 David Meriwether was a Kentucky politician. From the description of Broadside, 1835-1840. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49253268 Kentucky lawyer, legislator, and governo...

Ritch, William G.

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Historical/Biographical Note William Gillet Ritch (1830-1904) was territorial secretary of New Mexico from 1873 to 1885 and authored several books about New Mexico history. He was a native of New York who moved to Michigan in 1855 and later settled in Wisconsin. After serving in the 46th Wisconsin Cavalry in the Civil War, Ritch returned to Wisconsin and was elected state senator. He was later proprietor and editor of the Winnebago County Pre...

McMullen, William, 1824-1901

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Baca, Ramón

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Mackenzie, Ranald Slidell, 1840-1889

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American army officer. From the description of Document signed : Fort Richardson, Texas, 1872 Nov. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270609167 From the description of Letter signed : Fort Richardson, Texas, 1872 Nov. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270609291 Ranald S. Mackenzie was a colonel in the 4th United States (U.S.) Cavalry Regiment. From the description of The Randald S. Mackenzie papers, 1867-1874. (US Army, Mil Hist Institute). WorldCat reco...

Allen, William S. (William Stickney), 1805-1868

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Carleton, James Henry, 1814-1873

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American frontiersman, army scout, and Indian agent. From the guide to the Kit Carson papers, 1854-1867, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) American army officer. From the description of Document signed : San Antonio, Texas, 1871 Apr. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134687 Army officer; commanded the California Column during the Civil War and directed the march to the Rio Grande to retake New Mexico from the Confederate Army and to occupy the territ...

Chandler, Zachariah, 1813-1879

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George Armstrong Custer was a famous cavalry officer during the Civil War and the Indian wars of the 1860s and 1870s. Elizabeth Bacon Custer, his wife, was the author of several works about Army life on the plains. After the death of her husband, she dedicated her life to defending his honor. From the guide to the George A. and Elizabeth B. Custer papers, 1857-1929, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) American politician. From the description of Autograph letter s...

Gregg, Josiah, 1806-1850

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American trader and author, best known for his work "Commerce of the Prairies." From the description of Letter, 1845. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122598380 Trader and author. From the description of Letters, 1844-1848. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 36929125 ...

Vargas, Diego de, 1643-1704

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Governor and Captain General of New Mexico from 1692-1696 and 1703-1704. From the description of Will, April 7, 1704. (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 29305375 ...

Otero, Antonio José

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Magoffin, James Wiley, 1799-1868

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Secret agent for the U.S. in Mexico. From the description of Papers, 1846-1849. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 18548553 ...

Howell, José Miguel

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Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905

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Author, U.S. Army officer, and politician; b. Lewis Wallace. From the description of Papers, 1799-1923 (bulk 1846-1906). (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 82681337 Wallace was Governor of the Territory of New Mexico from 1878 to 1881. He also wrote the novel "Ben Hur." From the description of Lew Wallace collection, 1882-1926. (Museum of New Mexico Library). WorldCat record id: 37434984 Lawyer, author, army officer, and diplomat. ...

Benedict, Kirby, 1810-1874

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Garland, John

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Epithet: President Edinburgh University Conservative Association British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000613.0x0001d8 Epithet: Major British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000446.0x00003e ...

Buell, Salmon A.

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Bandelier, Adolph Francis Alphonse, 1840-1914

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Adolph Bandelier was a prominent archaeologist in the Southwest and Latin America. His second wife Fanny Ritter Bandelier was intimately involved with his professional career, most often as a translator. The Bandeliers' were in Spain, locating and translating Spanish documents pertaining to the Southwest, at the time of Adolph's death in 1914. Fanny Ritter Bandelier finished the work in Spain, returned to the United States, and taught at Fisk University until her death in 1936. From ...

Philip III, King of Spain, 1578-1621

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King of Spain (1598-1621) from the house of Habsburg. He was active in supporting Catholic causes in Europe during his reign and fought numerous wars. From the description of Letters, 1606-1611. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122608747 Archduke Albert, a Hapsburg, married Philip III's half-sister Isabella. From the description of Letter signed from Philip III, King of Spain, to Archduke Albert, Governor of the Netherlands, 1607 June 16. (Folger Shakespeare Librar...

Calhoun, James S., 1803?-1852

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Baird, Spruce M. (Spruce McCoy), 1814-1872

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Lawyer and judge, of Tex.; attorney general, of New Mexico (1861); commander of the 4th Texas Cavalry Regiment, Arizona Brigade (1863). From the description of Letter, 1864 Jan. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70970295 From the description of Civil War letter of Spruce M. Baird, 1864 Jan. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 166428881 ...

Bustamante, Anastasio, 1780-1853

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Waldo, Jose David

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Beck, Preston

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Watts, John S. (John Sebrie), 1816-1876

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Houghton, Joab

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Howe, Timothy O. (Timothy Otis), 1816-1883

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U.S. senator from Wisconsin, U.S. postmaster general, and jurist. From the description of Letter of Timothy O. Howe, circa 1881. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451050 American political leader. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Green Bay, to the President, 1865 June 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269525008 ...

Cooke, Philip St. George, 1809-1895

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Union general. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Detroit, to W.W. Belknap, 1871 July 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270518264 From the description of Signature cut from the register of Brown's Hotel : Washington, 1858 Nov. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270538817 Philip St. George Cooke was born near Leesburg, Va., Jun. 12, 1809 ; graduated from West Point in 1827 and assigned to the 6th Infantry as 2nd lieutenant. He was promoted to captain ...

Kennedy, John Pendleton, 1795-1870

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Elisha Kent Kane was a physician and explorer. From the guide to the Elisha Kent Kane letters, 1853-1857, (American Philosophical Society) American Secretary of Navy (1852-53), lawyer, and author known for his political satire. From the description of Manuscript and correspondence, 1842-1866. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122547449 American novelist and Congressman from Maryland; Secre...

Vigil, Donaciano, 1802-1877

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Donaciano Vigil served as an officer in the Company of San Miguel del Bado (1834), secretary of the Commandancia General (1835), and civil governor of New Mexico (1847-1848) during the U.S. occupation of New Mexico. From the description of Donaciano Vigil collection, 1727-1877 (bulk, 1841-1877). (Santa Fe Public Library). WorldCat record id: 37800720 Donaciano Vigil served under the Mexican government of New Mexico as an officer in the Company of San Miguel del Bado (1834), ...

Armijo, Manuel

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Mainez, Alberto

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Álvarez, Manuel 1794-1856

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Manuel Alvarez was a prominent merchant in Santa Fe in the 19th century. He served as U.S. Consul in Santa Fe, 1836-1841. From the description of Manuel Alvarez papers, 1825-1856. (Santa Fe Public Library). WorldCat record id: 37896367 ...

Carson, Kit, 1809-1868

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Carson, a legendary figure in the history of the American West, was a various times a trader, trapper, military scout, Indian agent, and interpreter. From the description of Kit Carson papers, 1847-1923. (Santa Fe Public Library). WorldCat record id: 37653498 Trapper, guide, Indian agent, and army officer. From the description of Kit Carson papers, 1842-1869. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453501 Kit Carson, a legendary figure in the history of the Ame...

Abreu, Santiago

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Washington, John Macrae, 1797-1853

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Lieutenant Colonel John Macrae Washington was a commander of the 9th Military Department of the United States Army and served as civil and military governor of New Mexico from October 1 to October 23, 1849. Some biographical sources list Washington as John Marshall Washington. Manuel Alvarez was a New Mexico businessman and politician. From the description of Letter : Santa Fe, New Mexico, to Manuel Alvarez, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1848 Dec 4. (Unknown). WorldC...

Salcedo y Salcedo, Nemesio, 1754-1814?

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Maxwell, Lucien Bonaparte, 1818-1875

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Lucien Bonaparte Maxwell (1818-1875), explorer and rancher. He was at one time the largest landowner in the United States. From the description of Indenture, 1868. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122461533 From the guide to the Lucien Bonaparte Maxwell indenture, 1868, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) ...

Robidoux, Antoine

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Lamy, John Baptist, 1814-1888

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Sumner, Edwin V. (Edwin Vose), 1797-1863

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American army officer. From the description of Autograph approval and signature on docketing slip of an undated application to the Governor of New York for recruits, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574229 ...

Clever, Charles P., 1830-1874

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Ewell, Richard Stoddert, 1817-1872

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Lieutenant-general, Confederate Army, during Civil War. From the description of Letter : Richmond, Va., to Hugh [W.] Sheffey, 1865 March 14. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 30366216 U.S. and Confederate Army officer. From the description of Richard Stoddert Ewell papers, 1838-1896. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71063194 Benjamin Stoddert Ewell was born in Georgetown, D. C., 10 June 1810, the son of Thomas Ewell and Elizabeth ...

Rynerson, William Logan

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Santa Anna, Antonio López de, 1794?-1876

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Epithet: President of Mexico British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000297.0x000203 Commander in chief of Mexican Army and President of Mexico during war with United States (1846-1848). Letter thanks Don Juan Valdivia for providing lumber and use of his estate for defense against possible Spanish invasion (1829). From the description of Antonio Loṕez de Santa Anna letter, 1829. (University of the Pacific)...

Gantt, Juan

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Beall, Benjamin Lloyd

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Jones, Anson, 1798-1858

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President of Texas (Republic), physician, and a public official of Texas (Republic). From the description of Grant of Anson Jones, 1845. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79423856 Anson Jones (1798-1858) was a doctor, congressman, diplomatic minister, and President of the Republic of Texas. Son of Solomon and Sarah (Strong) Jones, he was born in Massachusetts and practiced medicine in New York and Pennsylvania. Jones practiced medicine in Venezuela from 1824 to 182...

Otermin, Antonio de

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Fernández de la Cueva Enríquez, Francisco Duque de Alburquerque

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West, J. R. (Joseph Rodman), 1822-

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Joseph Rodman West (1822-1898) served in the Mexican War (1847-1848) before moving to California in 1849 to become proprietor of the San Francisco Price Current. During the Civil War he entered the Union Army as lieutenant of the First Regiment, California Volunteer Infantry and rose to the rank of brigadier general and was brevetted major general in 1866. West moved to New Orleans, La., after the war where he served as deputy U.S. marshal, auditor for customs (1867-1871), and U.S. Senator for L...

Blumner, Charles

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Pino, Juan Estevan

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Paredes y Arrillaga, Mariano, 1797-1849

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President of Mexico; general. Born 1797 and died 1849 in Mexico City. Began military career in 1812; offices held include: brigadier general (1832); Minister of War (Dec. 1838); military governor of Jalisco (1841-January 28, 1843); Comandante General of Mexico (1841). Led movement against President José Joaquín de Herrera on December 14, 1845. Named interim president of Mexico on January 4, 1846; elected president by Congress on June 12, 1846. Paredes took command of the Mexican Army on June 2...

Axtell, Samuel B. (Samuel Beach), 1819-1891

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Arny, W. F. M. (William Frederick Milton), 1813-1881

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Arny was acting governor the the territory of New Mexico, 1865-1867. From the description of Letter : to Charles Sumner, 1867. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612870097 Arny was Secretary of the Territory of New Mexico in the 1860s and later became an Indian agent. From the description of William Frederick Milton Arny letter, 1868. (Museum of New Mexico Library). WorldCat record id: 37518561 From the guide to the William Frederick Milton Arny L...

Melgares, Facundo

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Clark, William, 1770-1838

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Explorer, governor of the Territory of Missouri, army officer, and the U.S. superintendent of Indian Affairs. From the description of William Clark papers, 1816-1818. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452648 Explorer. From the description of [Codicil to will] 1837. (Denver Museum of Nature & Science). WorldCat record id: 29305311 Army officer best known for partnership in the Lewis and Clark expedition. In 1794, he was Lieutenant in the 4th sub-legion...