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Julia A. S. Eyser Kaufman School Book

Identifier: M1220

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a circa 1859 school book printed in fraktur.


  • circa 1859


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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

Julia A. S. Eyser was born in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa on February 27, 1850, the daughter of Charles J. H. Eyser (1822-1889) and Catherine Proestler (1830-1890). She emigrated with her parents and six siblings to Denver, Colo. in 1863. Julia Eyser married John Christian Kaufman (1838-1899), a hotel keeper, in Denver, Colo. on February 26, 1868. The couple had five children: Frederick A. (b.1872), Appolina (b.1873), Jula B. (b.1875-1945), Clara (b.1876), Dorothy (b.1880). Julia Eyser Kaufman died in Denver, Colo. in 1924. Both Julia and John Kaufman are buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colo.

Published by: John Weik and Co. in Philadelphia Nr. 533 Chestnutstr., gegenüber vom State-house... Publisher John Weik was born circa 1827 in Württemberg, Germany. He worked as a book seller, stationer, and print publisher in Philadelphia from around 1851 to 1872. Weik immigrated to Philadelphia in 1850 and soon after entered the city's publishing industry, including lithographs. In 1851, he operated a book and stationery store at 155 North Third Street. From 1857 to around 1860, he partnered with Hugo Liebing to form the book publishing and importing business: John Weik & Co. at 533 Chestnut Street.


1 envelope(s)

Language of Materials


Germanic languages

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Bob Welch, 2002.

Physical Description

Physical condition: title page and front matter missing; water damage; portion of front cover missing, pages missing.


Inscribed on front cover: Julia A. S. Eyser Kaufman's book saved out of the great Denver flood in 1864.Note from inside back cover: Saved from Great Denver Flood 1864; Brought over the plains with Grossmutter Julia Eyser Kaufman in 1863.

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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

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