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Persse family photograph collection

Identifier: C Photo Collection 217

Scope and Contents

Studio portraits of the Henry S. Persse family. Many images are identified.


  • between 1870 and 1900?

Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

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

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

Henry S. Persse, a native of New York, acquired land south of Denver that he named Roxborough Park after his family's estate in County Galway, Ireland. In 1902 he formed the Roxborough Land Company to develop the property into a premier tourist destination. He never completed the hotel and golf links that he had planned, but he did build a two-story stone house and various ranch structures and guest cottages that attracted Denver's high society. Henry Persse was killed August 26, 1918 when he was struck by a tramway car in Denver. The State of Colorado later acquired a total of 3,319 acres and created Roxborough State Park.


1 photo box

Immediate Source of Acquisition



Title from inventory. For a complete list of photographic prints and photographs see inventory sheet.

Table of Contents

Dr. John Edwards, our family doctor -- Cousin Ancoretta Wade, Athenney, Ireland -- Cousin Rochfort Wade -- Franklin Van Heusen Persse and Horace -- Franklin -- John Lee Persse -- Amelia Elizabeth Persse -- Mother Ruby Elizabeth Persse, Father Henry Stratford Persse -- Millie -- Horace Henry Persse -- Cousin Lucy McDonald -- Anna Caddell and her baby 5 months old, taken August 1875 -- Captain Henry Caddell, 89th J.V. Regt. -- Cousin Dr. Sanford Kline -- Grandfather Persse, Theopholus Benton Persse, Cousin John McDonald, banker -- Auntie, Mother's Sister, Julia Henrietta Young -- Uncle Elisha Young -- Uncle Theo and Aunt Grace Persse -- Henrietta -- Cousin Theopholus Matthews -- John Hudson Persse, Born April 28, 1877 -- Uncle Theo, Theopholus B. Persse, Jr. -- Uncle Burton Persse -- 1892, Grandpa and Willard Cross.

Finding Aid for the Persse family photograph collection[graphic]
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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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