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Lewis A. Lincoln Letters

Identifier: M464

Scope and Contents

The collection contains: 1. Letter (1956 Jan. 5) to Mr. & Mrs. Elwyn A. Arps (Louisa A. Ward Arps) gives background information about earlier Denver days of Baptiste "Bat" Pourier, scout Frank Grouard, and John Reshaw (also spelled Richeau or Richard). -- 2. Letter (1966 Aug. 22) to Caroline Bancroft gives further information about Pourier and mentions first child born in Denver, William Denver McGaa.


  • 1956-1966


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Lewis A. Lincoln was born on July 2, 1887 in Valentine, Neb. He worked as a school teacher among the Sioux in South Dakota (1914-1924), then for 20 years as a journalist in Kansas City, Mo. Lincoln retired to Denver, Colo. where he died in September 1975.


1 envelope (2 letters)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Louisa Ward Arps, 1956; Caroline Bancroft, 1966.

Finding Aid for the Lewis A. Lincoln letters,1956-1966
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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Repository Details

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

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