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Annie E. Blake papers

Identifier: C MSS WH56

Scope and Contents

Collection contains scrapbooks (2 v.) 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.


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Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

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

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 box

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,1864-1924[manuscript]
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
Description rules
Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
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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