Family papers, 1739-1937, (bulk 1850-1937).


Chaves, Felipe, 1834-1905. Family papers, 1739-1937, (bulk 1850-1937).

Family papers, 1739-1937, (bulk 1850-1937).

The Jose Felipe Chaves collection is made up of 3 boxes containing family and business correspondence; business and political papers; indexed letter books, business journals, as well as miscellaneous books and journals; account books, school attendance books, and legal documents. Many of the important names of Chaves' time are contained within the collection including correspondence with Bishop Lamy. Personal, business, political and legal correspondence and documents pertaining to Felipe Chaves and the Chavez family are contained in Box 1 of the collection. Box 2 contains letter press books (1881-1890), a day book (1877-1878), bank books, journals, various teachers registers and class records from the Felipe Chaves Academy, and miscellaneous reports, catalogs, bulletins and reviews. Box 3 contains ledgers (1852-1894), account books, check books, documents, and correspondence. Box 3 also contains miscellaneous papers, some of which belonged to Felipe's son, JoseĢ E. Chaves' father-in-law, William M. Berger, who was also a prominent New Mexican.

3 boxes (2.5 cu. ft.)



Related Entities

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Felipe Chaves Academy (Belen, N.M.) (corporateBody)

Chavez family. (family)

Berger, William M. (person)

Chaves, Felipe, 1834-1905. (person)

Jose Felipe Chaves was born in Los Padillas, N.M. in 1834. After a flood in Los Padillas, Felipe and his wife, Josefa moved to Belen and opened a general merchandise store. They later expanded their business to include cattle and sheep ranching. Felipe also established a private school for girls in Belen. He died May 16, 1905. From the description of Family papers, 1739-1937, (bulk 1850-1937). (University of New Mexico-Main Campus). WorldCat record id: 43564379 ...

Lamy, John Baptist, 1814-1888 (person)