Archives and Special Collections
New Mexico State University Library
P.O. Box 30006
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-3006
11 linear feet (2,476 items)
Pioneer family at Mescalero, New Mexico, where Joseph Hoy Blazer took over the operation of a sawmill in 1868. The mill has historic significance as the scene of a battle during the Lincoln County War. The papers document the activities of three generations of the Blazer family, who lived on land in, but not part of, the Mescalero Apache Reservation. Comprised of correspondence, financial records, legal documents, literary manuscripts, patent descriptions, and photographs. Significant correspondence includes Almer Newton Blazer's with J. Arthur Eddy concerning the Blazer Spiral Engine and with artist-author William Robinson Leigh regarding Leigh's novel "Little Foot," and Paul Almer Blazer's with William Vincent Morrison, an El Paso attorney and history enthusiast. There are also letters from Joseph H. Blazer to Col. William Logan Rynerson and James J. Dolan, and to A. N. Blazer from Hugh Meglone Milton II, John E. Miles and George Curry.