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Samuel Peter Heintzelman papers

Identifier: C MSS WH1676

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a scrapbook with newspaper clippings documenting Heintzelman's interest in Arizona mining, economic and territorial development; also includes correspondence; map; public notice; circular; prints of Heintzelman's mines. Collection also available on microfilm (C MSS Mflm118).


  • 1856-1865

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

Heintzelman was an Arizona pioneer soldier and entrepreneur. He established and was commander at Fort Yuma (1850-1854). Later, with Charles D. Poston and others, organized Sonora Exploring and Mining Company (1856). Heintzelman was iInstrumental in securing the establishment of Arizona Territory (1863).


1 Boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Fred Rosenstock,Denver, Colo.;1972.


Original is in fragile condition, use microfilm.


Collection includes microfilm Mflm 118.

Finding Aid for the Samuel Peter Heintzelman papers,1856-1865[manuscript]
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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Repository Details

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

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