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Joseph Durfee Papers

Identifier: M1794

Scope and Contents

Typed transcription by John S. Coates of Durfee's two handwritten journals describing travel to the Montana gold rush. Includes Essays on Conditions and Events during the Years of the Pioneer Period of the West by Coates, 1967.


  • 1864-1865, 1967


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The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Left Unionville, Ohio for Montana in search of gold in 1864.


1 envelope(s)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Merrill Mattes, 1988.


Repository also has Platte River Road Narratives (C917.8041 Almat).


Summarized in Platte River Road Narratives by Merrill Mattes.

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Repository Details

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

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