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George O. James Diary

Identifier: M1613

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a 64 page diary describing James's life in Colorado as a ranch hand on Big Bill Ross's Ranch near Denver; hunting trips, sluicing for gold in California Gulch near Leadville; trips to Denver and Boulder; return home to Denmark, Iowa. Collection also available on microfilm (C MSS Mflm50).


  • November 24, 1860-October. 7, 1861.


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

George O. James was born in 1834 the son of Phillp and Matilda (Otis) James of Denmark, Iowa. He lived in Denver, Leadville and elsewhere in Colorado territory.


1 envelope(s)

1 microfilm reel(s) (35mm)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Goodspeed's, Boston, Mass.


Collection contains microfilm Mflm 50.

Language of description
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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