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Chester Hooper Oakes Papers

Identifier: WH2232

Scope and Contents

Collection contains: C.H. Oakes' scrapbook (1869-1887), sheet music: Lillian Lee (1883), music manuscript: Then You'll Remember Me (n.d.); copy of sheet music: "Helen's Waltz Dream" printed by W.H. Oakes, N.Y.C. (n.d.); clippings (1890s-1910), American Legion roster (1926), correspondence (1940).


  • 1869-1940


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

Chester Hooper Oakes was born ca. 1820 in Mass. He played both the violin and piano and during the 19th century taught music in Charleston, Ill., Rascoes, Ala., New York City, N.Y., and Hutchinson, Kan. Oakes accompanied singer Emma Thursby in concerts given in 1869. He was married to Catherine A. Jones (b.1838, Ill.) and the couple had 3 children: Frances, Sallie, and William F. Oakes. Chester H. Oakes died in Hutchinson, Kan. in about 1898.


1 Boxes (.25 linear feet)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, LaVonne J. Perkins, 2012.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.


Some materials in the collection may not be related to C.H. Oakes.


C.H. Oakes may have been related to Boston, Mass. and New York City engraver and music printer, William H. Oakes (ca.1816-1890).

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Repository Details

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

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