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Nineteenth-Century New Mexico Military Collection


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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The collection consists of correspondence and documents relating to the procurement of supplies at Forts Craig, Cummings, Union, and Sumner in New Mexico. Much of the collection reflects the problems of the army in 1865 in procuring sufficient food for the Navajo Indians who had been relocated to the Bosque Redondo Reservation near Fort Sumner during the midst of a crop failure in New Mexico. Included are correspondence between army quartermasters and private merchants regarding provisions; proceedings of a board of survey convened at Fort Sumner to ascertain the quantity and quality of stores received at the post; acknowledgments of goods received; and bills and invoices.

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Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence and Papers Relating to the Procurement of Supplies and Conditions at the Forts, 1847-1883. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence and Papers Relating to the Procurement of Supplies and Conditions at the Forts, Part 2, 1847-1883. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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