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Twitchell, Ralph Emerson 1859-1925

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Works: 83 works in 198 publications in 1 language and 2,896 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer
Classifications: F791, 978.9
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The history of the military occupation of the Territory of New Mexico from 1846 to 1851 by the Government of the United States by Ralph Emerson Twitchell( Book )

18 editions published between 1909 and 2007 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Santa Fe; the story of New Mexico's ancient capital by Ralph Emerson Twitchell( Book )

14 editions published between 1925 and 1974 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The leading facts of New Mexican history by Ralph Emerson Twitchell( Book )

11 editions published between 1911 and 2016 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 (of which this is one of the first two volumes Sunstone Press is reprinting in its Southwest Heritage Series) 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.""
The Spanish archives of New Mexico : compiled and chronologically arranged with historical, genealogical, geographical, and other annotations, by authority of the state of New Mexico by Ralph Emerson Twitchell( Book )

12 editions published between 1914 and 2008 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In what follows can be found the doors to a house of words and stories. This house of words and stories is the "Archive of New Mexico" and the doors are each of the documents contained within it. Like any house, New Mexico's archive has a tale of its own origin and a complex history. Although its walls have changed many times, its doors and the encounters with those doors hold stories known and told and others not yet revealed. In the Archives, there are thousands of doors (4,481) that open to a time of kings and popes, of inquisition and revolution. "These archives," writes Ralph Emerson Twitchell, "are by far the most valuable and interesting of any in the Southwest." Many of these documents were given a number by Twitchell, small stickers that were appended to the first page of each document, an act of heresy to archivists and yet these stickers have now become part of the artifact. These are the doors that Ralph Emerson Twitchell opened at the dawn of the 20th century with a key that has served scholars, policy-makers, and activists for generations. In 1914 Twitchell published in two volumes "The Spanish Archives of New Mexico," the first calendar and guide to the documents from the Spanish colonial period. Volume One of the two volumes focuses on the collection known as the "Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series I," or SANM I, an appellation granted because of Twitchell's original compilation and description of the 1,384 documents identified in the first volume of his series. The Spanish Archives of New Mexico was assembled by the Surveyor General of New Mexico (1854-1891) and the Court of Private Land Claims (1891-1904). The collection consists of civil land records of the Spanish period governments of New Mexico and materials created by the Surveyor General and Court of Private Land Claims during the process of adjudication. It includes the original Spanish colonial petitions for land grants, land conveyances, wills, mine registers, records books, journals, dockets, reports, minutes, letters, and a variety of other legal documents. Each of these documents tell a story, sometimes many stories. The bulk of the records accentuate the amazingly dynamic nature of land grant and settlement policies. While the documents reveal the broad sweep of community settlement and its reverse effect, hundreds of last wills and testaments are included in these records, that are scripted in the most eloquent and spiritual tone at the passing of individuals into death. These testaments also reveal a legacy of what colonists owned and bequeathed to the next generations. Most of the documents are about the geographic, political and cultural mapping of New Mexico, but many reflect the stories of that which is owned both in terms of commodities and human lives. Archives inevitably, and these archives more than most, help to shape current debates about dispossession, the colonial past, and the postcolonial future of New Mexico. For this reason, the task of understanding the role of archives, archival documents, and the kinds of stories that emanate from them has never been more urgent. Let this effort and the key provided by Twitchell in his two volumes open the doors wide for knowledge to be useful today and tomorrow.--From the Foreword by Estevan Rael-Galvez, New Mexico State Historian"
Descendants of John and Sarah Twitchell of Derby, Connecticut, 1699-1991 by Phillip G Twitchell( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Twitchell was born sometime prior to the year 1678 in Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He was the son of Joseph Twitchell who immigrated to America from England ca. 1631. John married Sarah Pierson 21 January 1698. They lived in Connecticut and were the parents of seven children. Descendants lived in Connecticut, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Texas, California and elsewhere
The leading facts of New Mexican history / by Ralph Emerson Twitchell by Ralph Emerson Twitchell( Book )

5 editions published between 1963 and 1973 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 (of which this is one of the first two volumes Sunstone Press is reprinting in its Southwest Heritage Series) 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 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.""
The conquest of Santa Fe, 1846 by Ralph Emerson Twitchell( Book )

4 editions published between 1923 and 1967 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Spanish archives of New Mexico by Ralph Emerson Twitchell( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Josiah Gregg, historian of the Santa Fe trail by Ralph Emerson Twitchell( Book )

4 editions published between 1924 and 1925 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gregg made eight trips to Santa Fe during the 1830s and wrote "Commerce of the prairies" which helped promote the United States moving westward. With a detailed history of Gregg's death in Northern California. Extensive use of his correspondence
The history of the military occupation of the territory of New Mexico by Ralph Emerson Twitchell( Book )

4 editions published between 1963 and 1976 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the conquest of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the building of old Fort Marcy, A.D. 1846 by Ralph Emerson Twitchell( Book )

2 editions published in 1923 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The palace of the governors : the city of Santa Fe, its museums and monuments by Ralph Emerson Twitchell( Book )

7 editions published between 1924 and 1925 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genealogy of the Twitchell family; record of the descendants of the Puritan - Benjamin Twitchell, Dorchester, Lancaster, Medfield and Sherborn, Massachusetts, 1632-1927 by Ralph Emerson Twitchell( Book )

10 editions published between 1919 and 1996 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin Twitchell (1599-1675/1676) was a son of Richard Twitchell or Tuchel and Cicely Waller. He and an older brother, Joseph Twitchell, emigrated from Chesham, England to Dorchester, Massachusetts about 1630/1632. Benjamin married Mary Riggs before 1640, and later moved to Lancaster, Medfield and Sherborn, Massachusetts. Descendants and relatives lived in New England, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, California, Washington and elsewhere. Some descendants became Mormons and lived in Utah and elsewhere. Includes listings of Twitchell individuals serving in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War, and World War I. Also includes some family history and genealogical data about the English ancestry to 1461 A.D., with some references to unfounded claims that the Twitchell family is connected directly to an "enobled Spaniard" who entered English in 1066 A.D. with the Normans. Also included are transcripts for all Twitchell entries in the parish registers of Chesham, Buckingham County, England between 1538 and 1635
Captain Don Gaspar de Villagra, author of the first history of the conquest of New Mexico by the Adelantado Don Juan de Oñate by Ralph Emerson Twitchell( Book )

3 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Gaspar Pérez de Villagrá was born in Spain ca. 1551 and came to New Spain before 1604. He served as a captain under Don Juan de Oñate during the conquest of New Mexico. He died in 1625 leaving a widow, a son and a daughter
Historical sketch of Governor William Carr Lane by Ralph Emerson Twitchell( Book )

4 editions published between 1917 and 2010 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanish colonization in New Mexico in the Oñate and De Vargas periods by Ralph Emerson Twitchell( Book )

5 editions published between 1919 and 2017 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses delivered at the ceremonies incident to the dedication of the Cross of the martyrs September 15, 1920 by L. Bradford Prince( Book )

2 editions published in 1920 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and civics of New Mexico by Frank Hunt Hurd Roberts( Book )

7 editions published in 1914 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las Vegas, Gallinas Park and the Scenic Highway by Charles W. G Ward( Book )

2 editions published in 1904 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The leading facts of New Mexican history
Alternative Names
Emerson Twitchell, Ralph 1859-1925

Ralph E. Twitchell

Ralph E. Twitchell Amerikaans advocaat (-1925)

Ralph Emerson Twitchell amerikansk historikar og advokat

Ralph Emerson Twitchell amerikansk historiker och advokat

Ralph Emerson Twitchell amerikansk historiker og advokat

Twitchell, Ralph E. 1859-1925

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The leading facts of New Mexican historyThe Spanish archives of New Mexico : compiled and chronologically arranged with historical, genealogical, geographical, and other annotations, by authority of the state of New Mexico