William Smedley Papers
Scope and Contents
Collection contains a 88 page diary (1862-1864), edited 9 page typescript of diary with (1862-1863) of trip from Illinois to the gold fields of the Salmon River region, Oregon and return trip to New York by the steamer "Pacific." Also letter of congratulation to Aaron Gove upon his retirement as Superintendent of Denver Public Schools (1904). Collection also available on microfilm (C MSS Mflm120).
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
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Biographical / Historical
Dr.William Smedley practiced dentistry in Denver from his arrival in 1870 until his death. Born May 4, 1836 in Willistown Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania; died 1926 in Denver, Colorado and buried at Fairmount Cemetery.
1 envelope (3 items)
1 microfilm reels (35mm)
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Dr. and Mrs. Giesecke, n.d.
Collection includes microfilm Mflm 120.
Original is in fragile condition, use microfilm.
- Diaries Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Microfilms Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Overland journeys to the Pacific. -- 19th century. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Voyages and travels. -- 19th century. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- West (U.S.) -- Description and travel -- 19th century. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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