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Francis Whittemore Cragin Papers

Identifier: WH502

Scope and Contents

Collection contains an original volume of research notes titled: Check-list of Western Pioneer Whites and Half-breeds; index to microfilm reels; index and bibliography to Early Far West notebooks; Early Far West notebooks. Microfilm (MFLM 25) is of Early Far West notebooks; field notes; newspaper clippings; research notes; typescript of uncompleted book, Rocky Mountain Library; correspondence; indexes.


  • 1903-1937

Language of Materials

Material is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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

Francis Whitemore Cragin (1858-1937) was a geology professor at Colorado College, Colorado Springs (1891-1902). Resigned to collect material for historical publication Rocky Mountain Library, which was never completed.


1 Boxes

9 microfilm reels (35mm)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source unknown. Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, agreement to microfilm checklist from the Craigin Collection, 1970.


Master microfilm reels and originals owned by Pioneers' Museum, Colorado Springs, Colo.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Uncontrolled Related/Analytical Title

Check-list of Western pioneer whites and half-breeds.

Uncontrolled Related/Analytical Title

Early far West notebooks.

Uncontrolled Related/Analytical Title

Rocky Mountain library.


Collection also available on microfilm: MFLM25.

Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

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

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Denver CO 80204 United States