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Charlotte and Anna Ronk Papers

Identifier: WH2262

Scope and Contents

Collection contains 29 original letters written between 1856 and 1866. The letters document the lives of Charlotte or "Lottie" Ronk-Maine and her sister, Anna or "Annie" Ronk-Webber as school girls in Richland Center, Wisconsin. They also document their lives through marriage and early family life in Kansas Territory, later Colorado Territory. The bulk of the correspondence was sent to their cousin: Louisa Russell (1841-1912) a.k.a. Mrs. Russell F. Chauncey of Broome County, New York. Transcriptions of the letters are included with the originals.


  • 1856-1866


Language of Materials

Material is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Charlotte J. Ronk (1843-1921) and Anna Ronk (1845-1924) were born in Wisconsin. The sisters travelled with their parents, David F. and Catherine Ronk and their siblings: Carroll, George, William, and David Ronk from Richland Center, Wisconsin to Denver City, Kansas Territory in May 1860. In Denver City, Charlotte married William H. Maine (1838-1924) on September 29, 1861 and Anna married Sidney Carlos Webber (1833-1897) on October 26, 1863. Both sisters are buried with their families in Fairmont Cemetery, Denver, Colorado.


1 oversize box

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Michael Vinson, 2011.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

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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