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Charles Semper Papers

Identifier: WH392

Scope and Contents

Collection contains printing and advertising specimens, a few letters and other memorabilia; volume titled "Specimens of typographia"; Confederate currency (1862).


  • 1862-1903


Language of Materials


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

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.

Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

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

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Denver CO 80204 United States