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Amy Campbell Letters to Caroline Bancroft

Identifier: M647

Scope and Contents

Collection contains handwritten letters to Caroline Bancroft regarding the George E. Randolph House in Central City, Colo.


  • 1945-1946

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Biographical / Historical

George Engs Randolph was born at Quincy, Ill., March 29, 1840, and is descended from an old and highly respected family of Newport, R. I. He is one of Colorado's honored pioneers and representative men, and has long been identified with the mining and milling interests of Gilpin County. He received his early education in the public schools of Providence, R. I., and left school to enter business when twelve years of age. He was engaged in the shoe and leather business until the opening of the war of the rebellion, when he entered the army in September, 1861, as Captain of Battery E, in the 1st R. I. L. A. In 1862, was made chief of Artillery in Kearney's Division, 3d Corps, and early in 1863, became Chief of Artillery, 3d Army Corps, he served until the spring of 1864, when he resigned, and in the fall of that year came to Colorado in the employment of capitalists of Providence, R. I., who were interested in the Gregory, Bobtail and other mines in Gilpin County. In 1868, he became Agent and manager of the Ophir Gold Mining Company, and resided at Nevadaville until 1871. He was elected to the Colorado Territorial Legislature in 1873, and served one term. In 1877, he was elected Mayor of Central City, and served one term. Since 1871, he has resided in Central City, and, during the last five years, has been constantly engaged in mining and milling. Whether in business, political or social life, he is a man of refined and courteous demeanor, and actuated by honorable motives and exalted principles.... from: History of Clear Creek & Boulder Counties, Colorado, with a History of Gilpin County & Biographies, 1880.


1 envelope (3 items)

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