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A. J. Bean Papers

Identifier: WH846

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a folder with 11 letters (letters were attempts to collect debts owed to the estate of Captain Bean, who had recently died) addressed to Edwin W. Burton, Esq., a Gunnison, Colo. attorney who was collecting amounts due as reflected in the "Account book of Captain A.J. Bean of Gunnison, Colorado." One of the letters referred to Captain Bean as the "County Clerk & Recorder."


  • 1883-1889


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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Adoniram Judson "A. J." Bean (1844-1888) was a resident of Gunnison, Colorado. Served as County Clerk and Recorder of Gunnison County (Colo.). Elected Chair of the Democratic State Central Committee (1884). Died in Denver, Colo. on June 12, 1888. Bean was also a veteran of the Civil War serving as a Sergeant with Company A of the 119th Illinois Infantry.


1 oversize box

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source unknown.

Physical Description

The Ledger is in good condition, but the leather binding is deteriorating. It needs preservation/conservation work.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

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Repository Details

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

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