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Alfred Perkins Rockwell Letters

Identifier: M1625

Scope and Contents

Collection contains chiefly letters home to his wife while visiting mines in Colo. and Utah. Notebook of his field notes from mines visited 1871, including a few sketches of things observed. Review (two versions) of James D. Hague's book: Mining industry (Washington : GPO, 1870).


  • 1871-1872

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

Alfred Perkins Rockwell was a mining engineer and professor at M.I.T. In the summer of 1871 he lead a student tour of the mining districts near Central City, Georgetown, and Golden City, with a side trip to Salt Lake City, Utah.


1 envelope (20 items)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Michael Ginsberg, Sharon, Mass., purchase,1978.

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Repository Details

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

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