APPENDIX G: PROPOSED CONVEYANCE OF RUINS PROPERY, 1919
H.D. Abrams and wife to
_______________________, a representative of the
American Museum of Natural History.
Property to be conveyed:
A tract beginning at the Southwest corner of the
South East quarter of the South West quarter of Section 4, Township No.
30 North of Range 11, West, N.M.-P.M. Running thence east 229 feet,
thence north 173 feet, thence north 67°18', East 555 feet, thence
north 44°59', West 434 feet, thence north 84°29', West 74 feet,
thence south 63°51', West 406 feet, thence south 518 feet to point
of beginning, and containing six (6) and seventy four (74) hundredths
The grantor reserves the right to use as a private
roadway a strip of land 20 feet wide along west side of premises
conveyed until such a time as the grantee shall throw the same open as
part of a permanent road.
1/16 of one share of running space in Farmers'
(1) The grantee shall have the right to bring the
water above described from the Farmers' Ditch to the boundary of his
property through the headgate and laterals of the grantor; or shall be
given right of way by the grantor for a lateral to convey this
(2) Abrams shall construct and maintain on his land
a drain ditch paralleling the north-west boundary of the tract conveyed
adequate to prevent waste water from crossing the boundary.
(3) Abrams shall furnish right of way for a drain
ditch to carry waste water of grantee, which ditch grantee is to
construct and maintain.
Abrams reserves right to convey water for irrigation
purposes through the existing lateral parallel and adjacent to the west
boundary of the tract conveyed; and from a point on this lateral chosen
by the grantee, eastward to a point 229 feet east and 173 feet north of
the southwest corner of the S.E. 1/4 of the S.W. 1/4, Sec 4, TS.30 north
of Range 11, west. Shall the grantee see fit to change the existing
trend of this lateral, it shall be done at his expense.
Regular covenants of warranty deed.
Conditions of Deed.
1. The property conveyed shall be used only for
scientific and educational purposes.
2. The work of exploration and repair of the ruin
situated thereon shall be continued along the general lines previously
followed until the grantee shall consider it completed.
3. The grantor waives all rights to any and all
specimens heretofore or hereafter exhumed on the above described
4. Such a collection as would have been the property
of the grantor under the contract of April 1, 1916; that is an exhibit
representative of every type, kind, and variety of specimens taken from
the Aztec Ruin, shall be installed in a building provided on the
premises by the grantee, and shall remain as a permanent exhibit. A
reasonable part must be on display by January 1, 1923.
5. After the completion of initial excavation and
repair, the ruin itself shall be kept in repair; it and the selection of
specimens above described shall be maintained by the grantee as a
permanent public exhibit.
6. This exhibit shall be open to the public at
reasonable hours and seasons of the year. Mr. Abrams, his family, and
specially invited guests shall have access to this exhibit at such times
as it is customarily open, free of whatever admission charges that may
be imposed upon the general public.
The obligations, covenants, reservations, privileges,
and rights hereinunder shall extend to and be binding upon the premises
herein conveyed, and upon the grantors, grantee, their and his heirs,
executors, administrators, and assigns.
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