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Maria Louise Smart Papers

Identifier: M2092

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a 48 page, hand written letter by Maria Louise Smart describing the Meeker massacre (November 2, 1879); account book for the James Moynahan Groceries, Provisions & Miners' Supplies, Alma, Colo. (October 1897); letter from Mabel Shuck to Tom and Minnie Richardson describing weather conditions and family news, Alma, Colo. (March 5, 1899); letter from Mabel Shuck describing family life, Gottville, Calif. (May 28, 1924).


  • 1879-1967


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

Maria Louise Richardson was born in England in about 1844. She was the daughter of Professor Charles Samuel Richardson (b. 1815; London, England) a civil and mining engineer. She later lived in Hot Sulphur Springs, Colo. during the Meeker Masacre (1879).


1 envelope

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Victor R. Oldright, 2003.


Repository also has: Charles S. Richardson papers (C MSS WH361): and materials related to the Meeker/White River Massacre: Utes' last stand at White River and Mill Creek, western Colorado in 1879 (C970.3 U893Loo), Nathan C. Meeker papers (C MSS WH1680), and the James B. Thompson papers (C MSS WH29).


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

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Repository Details

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

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