Charles Semper Papers
Scope and Contents
Collection contains printing and advertising specimens, a few letters and other memorabilia; volume titled "Specimens of typographia"; Confederate currency (1862).
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Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
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Biographical / Historical
Charles S. Semper was born in England in 1830. He emigrated to America and was a Colorado pioneer printer. Semper was one of the founders of Denver Typographical Union, no. 49 (1860). He died on September 5, 1917 and buried in Fairmont Cemetery, Denver, Colo.
2 oversize boxes
1 oversize folios
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Linda Allison, 1992, 2015; Arthur Carhart.
Varying Form of Title
Specimens of typographia
Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.
- Advertising -- Colorado -- Specimens -- 19th century. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Paper money Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Printers -- Colorado -- Denver -- 19th century. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Printing (process) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Printing -- Colorado -- Specimens -- 19th century. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Semper, Charles S., 1830-1917 -- Archives.
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