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Clow Family Papers

Identifier: WH2032

Scope and Contents

Collection contains history and genealogy of the Clow family; original photographs (two photo negatives, five tintypes, albumen prints, collodion printing-out paper prints, and gelatin silver prints); studio portraits and snapshots of David Clow Sr., his wife Mary Ann Clow and their children and some of their descendants. Represented in the collection are; David Clow, II, Nancy Anne Clow, Richard Love Clow, Edward Clow, Archie Clow, Lee R. Clow, Edda Clow, Mary Clow, Wallace Clow, Britty Chester Clow, David Clow, III, Lyle Clow, Leda Clow, Chester Clow, Betty Pearl Clow, Della Clow, Ida Clow, Myrtle Clow, Effie Tweedy Clow, Eugene Cook, Blanche Clow, Beryl Clow, Ethel Clow, Thelma Clow, and Beulah Clow.


  • 1834-1976

Language of Materials

Material is in English.

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

David Clow (1834-1882) and his wife Mary Ann (1840-1919) arrived in Colorado in 1860. They lived and pioneered in the Kiowa area.


2 photo box(es)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, David L. Clow, 1972, 1975


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.


Collection includes former -M129 collection and C Photo Collection 19.


Inventory indicates Photobox 2 missing, as of March 2008.

Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

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

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States