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William Russell Thomas Letters

Identifier: 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).


  • 1866-1879

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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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 (47 items)

1 microfilm reels (35mm)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, David L. Jarrett, 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).

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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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