Maria G. Duran collection, 1785-1846, (bulk 1843-1846).


Duran, Maria G. Maria G. Duran collection, 1785-1846, (bulk 1843-1846).

Maria G. Duran collection, 1785-1846, (bulk 1843-1846).

Summary: Collection consists primarily of documents concerning the area of Abiquiu, New Mexico. Among the documents are wills, hijuelas (estate records) and conveyances involving estates and property; and government circulars regarding trade with the Indians, raising militias, and war with the United States. Specific items include several 1846 documents pertaining to the Mexican War such as Governor Manuel Armijo's warning of impending war, and printed orders of U.S. General Stephen Watts Kearny concerning the establishment of the American military government in New Mexico and its officials.

.25 linear feet.

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Duran, Maria G. (person)

Kearny Expedition, 1845. (corporateBody)

Armijo, Manuel. (person)

Kearny, Stephen Watts, 1794-1848 (person)

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...