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Kenneth D. Sender collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Kenneth D. Sender collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1697-1884
    Bulk Dates: 1805-1855
    Collection Number: mssSender
    Collector: Sender, Kenneth D.
    Extent: 6 boxes
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
    Manuscripts Department
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2191
    Fax: (626) 449-5720
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    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.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to following web site .

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    Kenneth D. Sender collection, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Acquisition Information

    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, New Mexico

    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    The collection consists of New Mexico historical documents (1697-1884).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
    For a brief description of each document, please see the University of New Mexico Calendar to the Microfilm Edition of the Sender Collection. 


    Arranged by document number.

    Indexing Terms


    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

    Geographic Areas

    New Mexico -- Commerce
    New Mexico -- History -- 1848-
    New Mexico -- History -- To 1848
    New Mexico -- Politics and government -- 1848-1950


    Government records
    Legal files