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Helen E. Clark Diary

Identifier: M1597

Scope and Contents

Collection contains an account of a journey from Plano, Ill. to Denver, Colo. in 1860. Followed the northern or Platte Valley route.


  • April 11-June 23, 1860

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Helen E. Clark was a member of a family group traveling West together by wagon train. Se was the son of Josiah D Clark (1797-1885) and Esther Tracy Clark (1803-1882) and the sister of Calvin Perry Clark (1835-1907).


1 envelope(s)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, John E. Marshall, 1936.

Existence and Location of Copies

Repository also has available as published in: Two diaries (Denver : Public Library, 1962).

Related Materials

Her brother, Calvin Perry Clark (1835-1907) also wrote a diary about her trip west (C MSS -M1595).


Typed transcript. Originally written by Miss Clark on scraps of paper which were later assembled and copied by her daughter, Ida D. Albee.

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Repository Details

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

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Denver CO 80204 United States