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Annie E. Blake Papers

Identifier: WH56

Scope and Contents

Collection contains two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings about Colorado pioneer days and settlers and about Mrs. Blake's Steinberger relatives. Loose items include financial records and mainly concern Steinberger family. Some photographs housed in repository's photographic collection.

Scope and Contents

Photo album includes views of Canada and the state of Colorado. Canada: images of Montmorency Falls; the Metabetchouan River; Quebec City; a Hudson Bay Company post; the Ouitchouan River; Livernois, Quebec; Lake Edwards; Lake Bouchette; the Jeannotte River; Little Saguenay (near St. Raymond); Riviere a Pierre; group portrait of Montagnais Indians at Pointe Bleue. Colorado: Glenwood Canyon and the Colorado River; Gore Canyon; Georgetown; Denver - Larimer Street, 16th (Sixteenth Street), Grand View Hotel, water works, houses, and Arapahoe Street; Brownsville (Clear Creek County); mining on clear Creek near Georgetown; Canon City and the penitentiary; Platte Canyon and South Platte River; rock formations in Monument Park (El Paso County); South Park; Manitou Springs; Royal Gorge and the Arkansas River. Identified studio portraits of George Crawford; Mrs. Brainard; Col. Craig and Defenbaugh; Miss Ring the first school teacher in Denver; Al Sazee; Madam Wakely, Fred Wyankoop wife; Edith Rollins, now Mrs. Phelps; Dr. Dunott and his wife and son Tom; Amanda Lelor; Billy Powers; and Mr. Merritt. Unidentified studio portraits: men, women, and children identified as Colorado pioneers.


  • 1864-1924


Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Annie E. Blake (1837-1926) was the wife of Charles H. Blake, pioneer Denver, Colo. merchant. B. June 14, 1837. Daughter of Anthony Steinberger, pioneer Colorado druggist. Arrived Colorado 1858; married C.H. Blake 1861. Lived mainly Denver and Pueblo, Colo. D. Dec. 29, 1926.


1 Boxes ; 1 linear foot

1 Oversize file folder

1 photo boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase; Fred Rosenstock, Denver, Colo.; 1975.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.


Collection includes former C Photo Album 381.

Processing Information

Album pages are acidic, have foxing, are tattered; photographic prints and cartes de visite show soiling and discoloration.

Finding Aid for the Annie E. Blake Papers.
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