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Frances E. Tennant Papers

Identifier: WH2043

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a single photograph album with more than 595 photographs spanning 1895-1926. The images record the family and social activities of the Tennant family while at home, vacationing at their summer house at "Tennbrook" (located in the Indian Hills, Colorado), or during visits to other locations around the state. Many of the photographs have been identified. In addition, there are a bible school certificate and obituary for Frances E. Tennant, and some newspaper clippings dated 1924, 1930, and 1991.


  • 1895-1930


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

Frances E. Tennant was born in Colorado in 1904. She was the only child of Dr. Chauncey E. Tennant (b.1869) and his wife Jessie R. Tennant (b.1872). Dr. Tennant was the founder of the Denver Homeopathic Hospital and Medical College located on Park Avenue and Humboldt Street in the City Park West neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. Frances died in Colorado in May 1991.

There are a number of photographs of Tennbrook included in this collection. Tennbrook was a summer camp for artists, writers, musicians, and dancers started on lands owned by George W. Olinger and his Indian Hills development. The Tennant family acquired a lot and built a mountain cabin at Tennbrook, and spent a lot of time there.


1 OV Folios

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Laura Cronenwett, 2008.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.


Repository also holds photographs of the Denver Homeopathic Hospital and Medical College available online through the Western History and Genealogy's Digital Image Collection at

Language of description
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Repository Details

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

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