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Jerome Bunty Chaffee Papers

Identifier: M116

Scope and Contents

Collection contains three letters (1868-1872), title bond (1864), photocopy of speech (1876), calling cards.


  • 1864-1876


Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Jerome Bunty Chaffee was a Colorado pioneer mining investor and politician. Born April 17, 1825 near Lockport, N.Y. Early career in business and banking in Michigan, Kansas, and Missouri before moving to Colorado February 1860. Built his fortune beginning with ore-processing mill in the Gregory region near Central City. Served in territorial legislature 1860s. Elected territorial delegate to Congress 1870, later to U.S. Senate 1876. President of First National Bank of Denver 1865-1880. Died on March 9, 1886 Westchester County, N.Y.


1 envelope (7 items)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; 1st National Bank,Denver, Colo.; 1972; photocopy of speech. Gift; Fred Rosenstock,Denver, Colo.; 1976; letters, ephemera.

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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