Mauro Montoya collection of New Mexican historical documents, 1709-1949.


Montoya, Mauro. Mauro Montoya collection of New Mexican historical documents, 1709-1949.

Mauro Montoya collection of New Mexican historical documents, 1709-1949.

Summary: This is an extensive collection of materials from throughout New Mexican history. Series I consists of letters, prayer books, government and legal documents from 1709 to 1810, including a 1725 land conveyance by Bernardino de Sena at Santa Cruz de la Canada. Series II consists of letters, government and legal documents from 1821 to 1848. Includes two 1837 circulars concerning the Chimayo rebellion; documents involving Manuel Armijo and Father Antonio Jose Martinez; the first issue of "El Payo de Nuevo Mexico" from 1845, which is one of the earliest extant New Mexican newspapers; and several accounts of the 1847 Taos revolt. Series III consists of letters; wills; land conveyances and business, government, and legal documents from 1848 to 1912. Includes one 1856 letter and two 1858 letters by Archbishop Jean Lamy, and several letters and documents concerning Lieut. Col. Ethan W. Eaton of the United States Army. Series IV consists primarily of letters and legal documents from 1912 to 1949. Includes letters and documents concerning the activities of New Mexico Governor L. Bradford Prince, and a series of correspondence between R. Stocks Watson and Benjamin Read on New Mexican history.

5 linear feet.



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Fray Mariano Payeras held the position of Padre Presidente of the California missions from July, 1815-April 1820. From the description of California missions report, 1820 Feb. 22. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 758678979 Franciscan describes all those men and women of the Franciscan first, second, and third (regular and secular) orders. Members of the first order include Friars Minor, Friars Minor Conventual, and Friars Minor Capuchin. All three br...

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Read, Benjamin M. (Benjamin Maurice), 1853-1927 (person)

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Watson, R. Stocks. (person)