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A. S. Billingsley Diary

Identifier: WH34

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a 110 page photocopy of a diary documenting Billingsley's time in Florence and Brownville, Nebraska Territory for the Presbyterian Board of Home Missions (1857-1861); later in Denver and mining camps in Colorado Territory during gold rush days (1861-1862).


  • 1857-1862

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

Amos Stevens Billingsley (1818-1897) was a Presbyterian minister and missionary in Neb. Ter. (1857-1861) and Colo. Ter. (1861-1862). Arrived in Denver on Apr. 26, 1861; elected chaplain House of Representatives Sept. 10, 1861; preached in Colo. mining settlements 1862; then left Colo. to serve as chaplain during the Civil War.


1 Boxes ; .25 linear feet

Other Finding Aids

Index in repository.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Phyllis Hughes, Boulder, Colo., 1981.


Photocopy (positive) of the original in private hands.

Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
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Repository Details

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

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States