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Ann Ferril Folsom oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH193

Scope and Contents

Discusses discusses the history of the Thomas Hornsby Ferril House and the Ferril family.


  • 1989


Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado.

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

The Thomas Hornsby Ferril House is a two-story Victorian brick house located in north Capitol Hill. Built in 1890 for the Palmers, the house was designated Denver Landmark number 36 in 1973. Thomas Hornsby Ferril's mother, Alice Ferril, was the niece of Joanna Palmer. The house was occupied by the four generations of this one family until the death of Thomas Hornsby Ferril in 1988, when Ferril's daughter Anne Ferril Folsom gave it to Historic Denver. The Ferril House is considered to have major historical significance as a meeting place of people in the arts. As Thomas Ferril's reputation as a poet grew, he developed relationships with nationally prominent poets like Robert Frost and Carl Sandburg, who frequently visited the house. Prominent writers on their way to Hollywood by train, including Jack London, Thomas Wolfe and Dorothy Parker, often stopped to see Ferril and be entertained


9 sound cassette(s)

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Other Finding Aids

Index cards of tapes contents available.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Nan V. Rickey, 2004.


Respository also has Thomas Hornsby Ferril Collection (WH1195).
Finding Aid for the Ann Ferril Folsom oral history,1989[sound recording]
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Repository Details

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

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