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Sarah Hively Diary, March 19, 1863-July 9, 1865; January 1,1877-June 1, 1878

Identifier: M356

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a diary that tells about trip by covered wagon from Omaha to Denver along the Platte (Apr.-May 1863) and the rigors of housekeeping in early Denver. In 1864, mentions Cherry Creek flood, Indian raids, and her husband's joining Colonel Chivington to fight Indians near Fort Lyon, Colorado.


  • March 19, 1863-July 9, 1865; January 1,1877-June 1, 1878

Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

The 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

Sarah Hively was a housewife in Denver, Colo. during pioneer times. B. Apr. 8, 1841. Married Andrew Hively (1835- ) Mar. 19, 1863 and left Indiana for the "far West."


1 envelope(s) (1 volume)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; R.L. Pennington, Fort Collins, Colo.; 1966.


Diary is dated March 19, 1863-July 9, 1865 and January 1, 1877-June 1, 1878.


Photocopy of original diary. Permission required for publishing.

Finding Aid for the Sarah Hively Diary, March 19, 1863-July 9, 1865; January 1,1877-June 1, 1878
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Repository Details

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

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