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Inventory of the William G. Ritch Collection, 1539-1901, bulk 1845-1882
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CONTAINER LIST

 

Bound Volumes

Volume RI 66

Fernando VII, King of Spain.

 

Death Warrant for Antonio Carbojal... Apr. 5, 1809.

Volume RI 2210 (v. 1-3)

Valdez, Santiago.

 

Biografía del Reverendo Padre. 1877.

Volume RI 2211 (v. 1-2)

Valdez, Santiago.

 

Biografía del Reverendo Padre... 1877.

Volume RI 2212 (v. 1-7)

Ritch, William Gillet.

 

Notebooks. c. 1890.

Volume RI 2213

Ritch, William Gillet.

 

Topical Index to his own Works. c. 1890.

Volume RI 2214 (v. 1-8)

Ritch, William Gillet.

 

Topical Index to his own... c. 1890.

Volume RI 2215

New Mexico. Board of Commissioners...

 

Letterbook. Jan. 19, 1853-Nov. 28, 1854.

Volume RI 2216

Arny, William F. M.

 

Letterbook. General correspondence... Dec. 4, 1863-May 18, 1867.

Volume RI 2269

New Mexico. Valencia County. (oversize rolled document)

 

Libro de Matricula de la Eleccíon... Sept. 4, 1865.

Boxes

Box 1:

Mar. 7, 1539 -Dec. 31, 1694

Scope and Content Note

Early documents (1539-1694) concerning the history of Spanish exploration and settlement in New Mexico, many translated by Samuel Ellison. Many of these documents discuss events in the wake of the public uprising and the reconquest.

Of special note:

RI 1: 19th century translation of A relation...touching his discovery of...Cibola...by Marcos de Niza. March 7, 1539.
Box 2:

1696, Mar. 22 - 1789, Dec. 9

Scope and Content Note

Early documents concerning Spanish resettlement and governance of New Mexico (1696-) and letters by the Duke of Albuquerque.

Of special note:

RI 55: Journal of events & operations against the Moqui. May 14 -Oct. 18, 1716. [extract]
Box 3:

June 21, 1794 -Dec. 31, 1830

Scope and Content Note

Commerce and trade with the United States.

Of special note:

RI 70: Record of vaccinations, giving names of fathers and children. [summer 1815]
RI 74: Contemporary copy of treaty of Cordova between Spain and Mexico, establishing Mexican independence. Aug. 24, 1821.
RI 81: Customs house, New Mexico. Jan. 1 -July 15, 1825.
Box 4:

Jan. 1, 1831-Dec. 31, 1838

Scope and Content Note

Americans adopting Mexican nationality, passports, petitions for naturalization, fur traders from Taos, customs and commerce with the US including Josiah Gregg, and the Revolution of 1837.
Box 5:

Feb. 9, 1839 -July 9, 1846

Scope and Content Note

American commerce, abortive Texan invasion of 1841, conflict between Texas and Mexico in NM, 1841-43.
Box 6:

Aug. 1, 1846 -Dec. 31, 1847

Scope and Content Note

Documents related to the conquest of New Mexico and the operation of local courts in 1846-47 under American rule.
Box 7:

Jan. 1, 1848 -Dec. 31, 1850

Scope and Content Note

Assumption of American control over New Mexico, including letters of Governor Vigil and military affairs. Also Indian trading licenses (RI 365, 366, 368, 371, 367, 374, 375, 376, 389, 400, 402, 404, 406, 407).
Box 8:

Jan. 1, 1851 -Nov. 31, 1851

Scope and Content Note

Territorial government and legislative activities of New Mexico. Also contains a document related to Indian trading (RI 1415).
Box 9:

Dec. 1, 1851 -Apr. 30, 1852

Scope and Content Note

Territorial legislative activities and courts, and Indian affairs.

Of special note:

RI 493 & 494: Receipts for return of captive Hispanic children from Indians and Indian trading bonds. 1852.
RI 2150: Statement in regard to buying and selling Paiute children.
Box 10:

May 1, 1852 -Apr. 30, 1853

Scope and Content Note

Indian affairs, including statements of supplies and services provided to the Navajos on their reservation in 1852.
Box 11:

May 1, 1853 -Apr. 30, 1854

Scope and Content Note

Work of the Territorial Commission on Public Buildings (June 1853), complaint about election fraud, and the US Army.
Box 12:

May 1, 1854 -Dec. 31, 1854

Scope and Content Note

New Mexican militia affairs, including muster rolls (RI 1624, 2134, 643, 1622, 1623, 649, 689).
Box 13:

Jan. 1, 1855 -Nov. 30, 1855

Scope and Content Note

Territorial administration, including letters from Elisha Whittlesey, call for volunteers by governor, and an Indian raid (RI 701).
Box 14:

Dec. 1, 1855 -Dec. 31, 1856

Scope and Content Note

Scope and Content Note

Construction of public buildings for the Territorial government.

Of special note:

RI 2257: List of inhabitants and property for Indians in New Mexico towns. [c. 1855]
Box 15:

Jan. 1, 1857 -June 30, 1858

Scope and Content Note

Many statements and bills related to the costs of the territorial government. Correspondence of Miguel Antonio Otero to Charles Clever.
Box 16:

July 1, 1858 -Feb. 28, 1860

Scope and Content Note

Expenses of per diem and mileage for legislators and descriptive list of paid Treasury warrants. Territorial politics and national politics. Correspondence of Miguel Antonio Otero to Charles Clever.
Box 17:

Mar. 1, 1860 -Aug. 31, 1861

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence of Miguel Antonio Otero to Charles Clever.
Box 18:

Sept. 1, 1861 -Oct. 31, 1862

Scope and Content Note

Map of the military district of New Mexico, per diem of legislative officers, New Mexico militia, New Mexico politics and elections, Indians (Apache & Navajo).

Of special note:

RI 2159: Libro de Matricula de la eleccíon. Sept. 1, 1862. Berrdillo County.
RI 1126 & 1127: Kit Carson. New Mexico Militia. Sept. 27, 1862.
Box 19:

Nov. 1, 1862 -Feb. 28, 1863

Scope and Content Note

Civil War in New Mexico, legislative affairs, applications and recommendations for militia officers.
RI 1193: Petition to President and Sec. Of War concerning Indian depradations by county. Jan. 26, 1863.
Box 20:

Mar. 1, 1863 -Sept. 30, 1863

Scope and Content Note

Territorial politics and government, including some election returns, Civil War in the West, military officers, and Navajo campaign.
Box 21:

Oct. 1, 1863 -June 30, 1864

Scope and Content Note

Territorial politics and government, Civil War in the West, and Indian affairs.
Box 22:

July 1, 1864 -Dec. 31, 1864

Scope and Content Note

Mexico, territorial politics and government, including election returns.
Box 23:

Jan. 1, 1865 -Mar. 31, 1866

Scope and Content Note

Territorial politics and government, including legislative actions and election returns, as well as Indian affairs.
Box 24:

Apr. 1, 1866 -Mar. 31, 1875

Scope and Content Note

Territorial politics and government, land holdings and population figures, and Indian affairs.

Of special note:

RI 1486: Report of a Comm. on the Indians of the Bosque Redondo. 1866.
RI 2151: Enumeration of inhabitants of County of Taos. 1866.
Box 25:

Apr. 1, 1875 -June 30, 1877

Scope and Content Note

Territorial politics and government.
Box 26:

July 1, 1877 -Aug. 31, 1878

Scope and Content Note

Territorial politics and government, Indian affairs, education, Lincoln County War, and Colfax County War.
Box 27:

Sept. 1, 1878 -Nov. 30, 1880

Scope and Content Note

Affairs in Lincoln County, Roman Catholicism in New Mexico, including the role of the Jesuits, public education, the penitentes, and Indian affairs.
Box 28:

Dec. 1, 1880 -Dec. 31, 1881

Scope and Content Note

Politics and government, Indians (Utes), education, land, mines and mineral resources (coal & iron), education, disturbance in Socorro.

Of special note:

RI 2234: Free public schools. c. 1880.
Box 29:

Jan. 1, 1882 -Nov. 30, 1882

Scope and Content Note

Biographical notes about various individuals compiled by William G. Ritch.
Box 30:

Dec. 1, 1882 -Dec. 31, 1883

Scope and Content Note

Biographical sketches, Indian affairs, Civil War, and R.S. McKenzie.
Box 31:

Jan. 1, 1884 -Dec. 31, 1900

Scope and Content Note

Lists of biographical notes by individuals and Revista Catholica -"A School Law" (March 9, 1884).
Box 32:

Newspaper clippings arranged chronologically.

Box 33:

Newspaper clippings arranged chronologically.

Box 34:

Oversize materials.