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Unfug Brothers Mercantile Company Records

Identifier: WH915

Scope and Contents

Collection includes letterpress books, day book journals, ledgers, delivery book, bills payable ledger.


  • 1879-1894


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

Hardware store selling wholesale and retail goods established around 1879 by the Unfug brothers: Charles Otto (1846-1907), Adolph (1862-1937), and Frederick A.H. (1857-1932) in Walsenburg, Colo. Originally there were six brothers who emigrated from Bielefeld, Westphalia, Germany. Two other Unfug brothers also lived and were merchants in Walsenburg: Conrad F. (1850-1931), and August Theodore (1860-1924), while the sixth brother, William Unfug (1852-1944) had a grocery business in Oakland, Calif.


4 Boxes

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Dr. Harry V. Unfug, 1980.


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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Denver CO 80204 United States