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C. S. Hinman Letters, February 3 & June 1, 1861

Identifier: M353

Scope and Contents

Collection contains two letters from Hinman to his parents and siblings in Iowa; Hinman describes life as a prospector and miner in the Colorado mountains, written from Mountain City and Trail Creek.


  • February 3 & June 1, 1861

Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

C. S. Hinman was an Iowan prospecting for gold and silver in Colorado (Gilpin and Clear Creek counties) during the Civil War.


1 envelope (2 items)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase; Louise Stegner; ca. 1940.

Finding Aid for the C. S. Hinman Letters
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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