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William Russell Thomas letters

Identifier: C MSS -M777

Scope and Contents

Collection contains letters, almost all to his father: Chauncey Thomas (1813-1882), and concern career, marriage, travel, finances, other personal and Byers family matters. Many are on Rocky Mountain News stationery. Collection also available on microfilm (C MSS Mflm188).


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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

Denver, Colo. pioneer newspaperman born September 12, 1843 in Barryville, Sullivan County, New York. Moved to Colorado 1866 and began career with Rocky Mountain News 1867. Became brother-in-law of W.N. Byers (founder of the News). Appointed Adjutant General of the territorial militia 1873. DIed 1914, Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colo.


1 envelope

Immediate Source of Acquisition

David L. Jarrett,New York, N.Y.,purchase,1964.


Collection contains microfilm Mflm 188.


Microfilm reel also contains: Nathan C. Meeker papers (WH1680; Mflm186; RL2) and Three years in the West (-M1950; Mflm187; RL1).

Finding Aid for the William Russell Thomas letters,1866-1879[manuscript]
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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