Trowbridge Family Papers
Scope and Contents
Manuscript material: Letters, writings, drawings, school and personal papers of Flora Mae Lancaster Trowbridge and daughter, Grace Trowbridge Shaw; obituary of Everett Simeon Shaw (1955); newspaper clipping on the Trowbridge family (1965).
Photographic material: Studio and group portraits of the Henry Trowbridge family (wife, Flora Lancaster, daughter, Grace); the Everett Simeon Shaw family (wife Grace Trowbridge, daughter Ruth) and the William E. Wagner family (wife Ruth Shaw, son Albert), their friends and relatives. Views of Cripple Creek (Teller County) and identified and unidentified locations in Colorado; images of Union and identified and unidentified locations in Maine. Albums include a hiking trip up Pikes Peak (El Paso County), Colorado; an album documenting a trip to Argentina, with images of the Barbados, Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina; an album showing the Trowbridge family and their dog, Patsy in Cripple Creek; a commercial album with images of Hampton Beach and the Hamptons in New Hampshire.
- 1850-1899, 1956, 1965
- Trowbridge family. (Person)
Language of Materials
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Biographical / Historical
Henry Trowbridge (1868-1938) and his wife Flora Mae Lancaster (1863-1940), a graduate of Hollowell Academy (1883), met in Maine, married in 1885, and moved to Denver, Colorado. They lived in Denver, Cripple Creek, and Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Los Angeles, California. Henry Towbridge was a prominent attorney, he was the prosecuting attorney during the Cripple Creek Bull Hill strikes, and a district attorney for the Fourth Judicial District. Their daughter, Grace Nelson Trowbridge (1887-1977), was born in Denver. Graduated from Colorado College and taught school in Denver, Colorado. She married Everett Simeon Shaw (1885-1955), a pioneer in petroleum geology.
1 Boxes (.5 linear feet)
1 photo boxes
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Ruth S. Wager, 1984.
Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.
- Cabinet photographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Card photographs (photographs) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Cartes-de-visite (card photographs) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Colorado -- History -- Pictorial works. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Cyanotypes (photographic prints) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Landscapes. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Maine -- History -- Pictorial works. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Panoramas Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Photograph albums Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Photographic prints. Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Shaw family -- History -- Pictorial works.
- Shaw family -- Portraits.
- Shaw, Everett Simeon, 1885-1955 -- Archives
- Shaw, Grace Trowbridge, 1887-1977 -- Archives
- Stereographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Teachers -- Colorado -- Denver. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Trowbridge family -- Archives.
- Trowbridge family -- History -- Pictorial works.
- Trowbridge family -- Portraits.
- Trowbridge, Flora Mae Lancaster, 1863-1940 -- Archives
- Voyages and travels. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Wagner family -- Portraits.
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