Scope and Content
Title: Kenneth D. Sender collection
Inclusive Dates: 1697-1884
Bulk Dates: 1805-1855
Collection Number: mssSender
Sender, Kenneth D.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
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San Marino, California 91108
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Abstract: The Kenneth D. Sender collection consists of documents related to northern New Mexico from 1697 through 1884.
Language of Material: The records are in Spanish and English.
Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information,
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The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material,
nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and
obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Kenneth D. Sender collection, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.
Gift of Homer D. Crotty, 1965.
Kenneth D. Sender was the defendant in two replevin suits brought against him by the State of New Mexico (1961) and by the
federal government (1964). Both cases were based on the belief that Sender's collection consisted of official New Mexico documents.
Both cases were adjudicated in favor of Sender. In 1984 part of the collection was sold to the State Record Center and Archives
at a nominal price by the inheritors of the collection. - Sender Collection. State Records Center and Archives, Santa Fe,
Scope and Content
The Kenneth D. Sender collection consists of Xerox copies of the microfilm, which is in the custody of the New Mexico State
Records Center & Archive. Box 6 consists of an English translation / summary completed by Haydee Noya.
The collection consists of New Mexico historical documents (1697-1884). The bulk of the collection covers the years, 1805-1855.
The collection is rich in the official documents of various Northern New Mexico local authorities (ayuntamientos), in particular
those of Santa Cruz de la Canada. Subjects included are settlement policies, military affairs including relations with the
Indians and the Unites States, political and governmental affairs including appointments and transmittals of royal circulars,
legal affairs including legal documents pertaining to murder and various other crimes, economic affairs, acqueias, land claims,
land petitions and complaints, and education. - Sender Collection. State Records Center and Archives, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Arranged by document number.
Criminal procedure -- New Mexico
Ditches -- New Mexico
Education -- New Mexico
Indians of North America -- New Mexico
Irrigation canals and flumes -- New Mexico
Land settlement -- New Mexico
New Mexico -- Commerce
New Mexico -- History -- 1848-
New Mexico -- History -- To 1848
New Mexico -- Politics and government -- 1848-1950