Being in New Mexico I've been thinking about your inquiry and took another quick look. I don't know if you have looked at the New Mexico's State Historian's website, but it has more info on a large variety of subjects, something new every time I look.
Pertinent to your topic, they have an article on the practice of New Mexico governor pardoning a prisoner on Christmas Day from 1907 to 1910. I don't know if has any information you can use, but it might set some context for you.
Trying to find out who the warden was that Elzy saved his wife and daughter during the riots. It was either 1907 or 1908 when it happened. The Gov was Otero up to 1906 so was not him who pardoned... more
More info on pardons historian59,Sat Apr 28 00:02
Herbert James Hagerman (December 15, 1871 – January 28, 1935) was an American attorney, was the 17th Governor of the New Mexico Territory from 1906 to 1907. Hagerman was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin... more
I find it ironic that in the same time period two men with the same names , George Curry, could be so different. One a Governor and the other an outlaw that was murdered. I have not seen anything yet ... more
Curry was not convicted, but should have been convicted. Ask Pat Garrett; Pat also was trashed by Curry and Roosevelt and other outlaws accused but not convicted .... Only in the old Western movies... more
Curry who served in the Rough Riders was stalled in Florida the same as Col Jay L Torry who was the protagonist in the hunt for the Wild Bunch including Elzy . Col Torry who had organized Rough... more
I just would like to suggest, if you don't already know about it, the Rocky Mountain Online Archives which contains a list and finding aids to many archival repositories in the Rocky Mountain zone.... more
How can I ever thank you. This stuff is incredible and just what I needed.I had recieved some info from one of Elzy Lays descendants that led me to ask about this man who was warden. Maybe I can... more
knows what he or she is doing. I just like to dig for stuff. no expert. & Mr. BOB CASH is the man who sent me on my way to digging years ago, when he encouraged me re the Streeter papers! For which I ... more
I know who you are! I loaned your husband's book to my son, and don't know if he'll ever return it! :) , which is okay, as he's my loves-to- read, loves-books son, who will inherit all my books!... more