Item No: #362818 Three Typed Letters Signed (TLS). Elfego Baca.

3 TLS from a Nuevomexicano Gunfighter / Lawman / Lawyer

Three Typed Letters Signed (TLS)

Baca, Elfego

Notes: Three letters, each on a different style of letterhead, written in Baca's capacity as the attorney for various parties. In one letter, Baca requests the current status of a case; in another he requests a correction to a decree sent to one of his clients, and in the third he writes in requesting information about a case that was supposedly set for trial on the day he received the notice. In two of the cases, Baca appears to represent Hispanic New Mexicans.

Baca was something of a folk hero in his native New Mexico, known for his participation in a gunfight in Reserve, New Mexico, in which he killed two men. Soon after he was made sheriff of Socorro County, New Mexico; he studied law and became a lawyer. While serving as an official representative of the Mexican government during the revolution, Baca was charged with conspiracy for helping arrange the escape of a Mexican general from the Albuquerque jail (he was acquitted).

Edition + Condition: Two of the letters are carbon copies, but all three are signed in ink by Baca. The letters, each roughly 8-1/2 by 11 inches, are folded for mailing, but are otherwise near fine. Letters signed by Baca are uncommon.

Publication: Albuquerque, NM: 1910, 1911, and 1925.

Item No: #362818

Price: $750