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George Andrew Jackson diary

Identifier: C MSS -M393

Scope and Contents

Record of a prospecting trip during which he discovered gold on Chicago Creek near Idaho Springs, Colo. Jan. 7, 1859. Includes ms. notes by Wm. N. Byers about one of Jackson's companions, "Philip" [i.e. Charles] Gardner.


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Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colo.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Pioneer gold discoverer in the Colorado Rockies.


2 envelope(s)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source unknown.

Existence and Location of Copies

Repository also has as published in: Colorado magazine, v. 12, no. 6 (Nov. 1935), p. [201]-214.


Typed transcript made for William N. Byers 1896, including Byers' typed reference notes and ms. corrections.

Finding Aid for the George Andrew Jackson diary,1858 Dec. 26-1859 Mar. 7[manuscript]
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Repository Details

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

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