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The leading facts of New Mexican history, by Ralph Emerson Twitchell

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The leading facts of New Mexican history
Title
The leading facts of New Mexican history
Statement of responsibility
by Ralph Emerson Twitchell
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Historians have long admired Ralph Emerson Twitchell's "The Leading Facts of New Mexican History," considered the first major history of the state. Put succinctly by former State Historian Robert J. Torrez, Twitchell's work has "become the standard by which all subsequent books on New Mexico history are measured." As Twitchell wrote in the preface of his first volume, his goal in writing "The Leading Facts" was to respond to the "pressing need" for a history of New Mexico with a commitment to "accuracy of statement, simplicity of style, and impartiality of treatment." Ralph Emerson Twitchell was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on November 29, 1859. Arriving in New Mexico when he was twenty-three, he immediately became involved in political and civic activities. In 1885 he helped organize a new territorial militia in Santa Fe and saw active duty in western New Mexico. Later appointed judge advocate of the Territorial Militia, he attained the rank of colonel, a title he was proud to use for the rest of his life. By 1893 he was elected the mayor of Santa Fe and, thereafter, district attorney of Santa Fe County. Twitchell probably promoted New Mexico as much as any single New Mexican of his generation. An avid supporter of New Mexico statehood, he argued the territory's case for elevated political status, celebrated its final victory in 1912, and even designed New Mexico's first state flag in 1915. Just as Twitchell's first edition in 1911 helped celebrate New Mexico's entry into statehood in 1912, the newest edition of the text and illustrations, including the "Subscriber's Edition" page of Number 1,156 of 1,500, serves as a tribute to the state's centennial celebration of 2012. In the apt words of an editorial in the "Santa Fe New Mexican" at the time of Twitchell's death in 1925: "As press agent for the best things of New Mexico, her traditions, history, beauty, glamour, scenery, archaeology, and material resources, he was indefatigable and efficient.""
Assigning source
Googlebooks
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
978.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
F796
LC item number
.T97 1911
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The leading facts of New Mexican history, by Ralph Emerson Twitchell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Contains bibliographies
  • On t.p. of v. 3-5: Edited, compiled and annotated by Ralph Emerson Twitchell
  • Vols. 3 and 4 include biographical sketches
  • Vol. 1, p. [vii] has statement: "Subscribers' edition; one thousand five hundred numbered autographed copies." Library has no. 228, 740, 761, and 946
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
3828708
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
5 volumes
Lccn
11023016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1, vol. 1-5 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. No, 230 of 1500 copies. Volume 1: "Subscriber's edition," signed by Ralph Emerson Twitchell. Item laid in volume 1: 1 book catalog clipping. Item laid in volume 3: "Speech of H.B. Fergusson of New Mexico in the House of Representatives, August 1, 1912" (removed). Item laid in volume 4: 1 notecard listing page marked with post-it note. Item laid in volume 5: 1 notecard listing pages marked with post-it notes. Clothbound.
Other physical details
frontispieces (volumes 1, color) illustrations, plates (some color) portraits, folded maps, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)3828708
Label
The leading facts of New Mexican history, by Ralph Emerson Twitchell
Publication
Note
  • Contains bibliographies
  • On t.p. of v. 3-5: Edited, compiled and annotated by Ralph Emerson Twitchell
  • Vols. 3 and 4 include biographical sketches
  • Vol. 1, p. [vii] has statement: "Subscribers' edition; one thousand five hundred numbered autographed copies." Library has no. 228, 740, 761, and 946
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
3828708
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
5 volumes
Lccn
11023016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1, vol. 1-5 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. No, 230 of 1500 copies. Volume 1: "Subscriber's edition," signed by Ralph Emerson Twitchell. Item laid in volume 1: 1 book catalog clipping. Item laid in volume 3: "Speech of H.B. Fergusson of New Mexico in the House of Representatives, August 1, 1912" (removed). Item laid in volume 4: 1 notecard listing page marked with post-it note. Item laid in volume 5: 1 notecard listing pages marked with post-it notes. Clothbound.
Other physical details
frontispieces (volumes 1, color) illustrations, plates (some color) portraits, folded maps, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)3828708

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