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James W. Anderson Papers

Identifier: WH10

Scope and Contents

Collection contains Anderson's Civil War diary (1863-1865), correspondence (copies of two letters), scrapbook contains letters, clippings, documents, etc. concerning James W. Anderson and his family, probably compiled by his son Archer Royal Anderson (1861-1933); microfilm (Mflm101) contains scrapbook.


  • 1818-1930

Language of Materials

Material is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

James W. Anderson, Denver, Colo. businessman, born Apr. 22, 1837, Darwin, Ill. Served 10th Illinois Infantry (1862-1865). Moved to Denver, Colo. ca. 1880 and went into mercantile and real estate business. Active in Civil War veterans groups; was Assistant Adjutant General G.A.R. Dept. of Colorado and Wyoming; also commander of Veteran Legion of Colorado. Died April 15, 1895 in Denver.


.1 Boxes

1 oversize boxes

1 microfilm reels (35mm) (Mflm101)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

West Denver Auraria Historical Society,Denver, Colo.,gift,1953.


Collection contains microfilm Mflm 101.

Finding Aid for the James W. Anderson Papers
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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