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Alfred Peter Garses Journal

Identifier: M2058

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a single journal or diary compiled by Garses primarily between 1941-1944 when he worked at the Highway Mine, Morris Creek, Idaho. Entries include notations covering the operation of the mine, weather observations, addresses, accounts, stock raising, medical information, family and genealogical information (1924-1944). One of his half siblings, Lola Anita Read Brown (October 22, 1904- December 12, 1974) is named in the title page of his journal.


  • 1924-1944


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Alfred Peter Garses (June 2, 1884, Oakdale, California-April 22, 1951, Boise, Idaho) lived and worked as miner in Idaho and Montana. His parents were Manuel John Garses (1855-February 10, 1895) and Frances Mary Armente (December 18, 1861- December 28, 1929). He had five siblings and two half siblings on his maternal side. Garses married Cecelia Walsh (1878-January 25, 1930) on October 16, 1917 in Silver Bow, Montana. In the late 1930s-1940s he was working at the Highway Mine, Morris Creek, Idaho.


1 Envelope

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Sandra Dallas, 2009.


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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