[Report of the Governor of New Mexico]. Miguel A. Otero.
[Report of the Governor of New Mexico]

[Report of the Governor of New Mexico]

Notes: A detailed survey of the conditions in the Territory of New Mexico, with an overview of the counties and towns (308 pages); industrial development; the doings of federal officials in the territory; and reports of territorial officials.

Otero, in office as the territorial governor for nine years, remains the longest-serving Latinx governor in US history. He was part of a New Mexican business and political dynasty, was proud of his Spanish roots, and promoted nuevomexicano throughout his career. While this report is not appreciably shorter than those of other years, Otero in his opening message says he has attempted to make the reports more concise, per the request of the Secretary of Interior. His own message is limited to two pages, concluding with a call for New Mexican statehood.

This report also includes contributions from other Latinx officials, including José Francisco Chávez and José Sena.

674 pages, including the index. Published as "Annual Reports of the Department of the Interior for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 1903. Miscellaneous Reports. Part III. Governor of New Mexico." House of Representatives, 58th Congress, 2d Session, Document No. 5. With an attractive fold-out map of the territory of New Mexico and many black-and-white plates.

Edition + Condition: Front wrapper reattached with Japanese tissue; some flaking to the spine wrappers, thus only good.

Publication: Washington: Government Printing Office, 1903.

Item No: #306012

Price: $150