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Title Family papers [manuscript]: 1870-1891 [2 of 2]
Document Type Official Record; Newspaper; Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: [2 of 2] Ledger: Clippings and notes: Papers compiled by Santa Fe attorney James H. Purdy, pertaining to 17th and 18th century New Mexican land grants. The ledger, signed by Purdy and dated January 1885, devotes a page to each land grant, giving file number; name and origin of grantee; dates on which claims were filed, approved, and surveyed; boundaries of claims; any opinions and decisions of the General Land Office affecting claims; and other relevant newspaper clippings and brief notes. There is an index of all grantees named in reported and unreported grants; and a list of the original settlers who accompanied Governor Antonio de Otermín in the reconquest and pacification of New Mexico in 1681. Also included are clippings listing governors of New Mexico from 1522 to 1888 and definitions of the Indian and Spanish names of various territorial towns. The box of clippings contains newspaper articles and public letters concerning land sales, land grant boundary and ownership disputes, and scandals involving misuse of Acoma and Zuni Indian reservation lands. Most of the clippings are from 1886 issues of the Santa Fe leader, announcing the recommendations of the Surveyor General to Congress to approve, re-survey, or reject certain land claims. Grants mentioned throughout include the Sangre de Cristo, Las Vegas, Maxwell, Eaton, Anton Chico, Sanguijela, Ortiz, Cañon de Chama, San Joaquín del Nacimiento, Plaza Colorada, and Santo Tomás de Abiquiu Grants.
Names Otermín, Antonio de
Places New Mexico, United States
Keywords land grant, deed, land tenure, land claim, property, sale of land, border, white settlement, white settlers, settlement, governor, New Spain, Mexico, Congress of the United States
Theme American Indians and the European Powers; American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Southwest
Language Spanish
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 1912
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue