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William R. Howell papers

Identifier: C MSS -M373

Scope and Contents

Collection contains miscellaneous correspondence, invitations, passes, charge accounts, cancelled checks, receipts (1866-1883). Some items are addressed to Howell as Sheriff of Boulder County.


  • 1866-1883


Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

William R. Howell was born August 17, 1834 in Saint Thomas, Ontario, Canada. Emigrated to Boulder County in the spring of 1859 and purchased 160 acres on Boulder Creek, 12 miles east of Boulder. Pioneer homesteader, farmer, and fifth sheriff in Boulder County (1869-1873). Married Cornelia Ann Sheldon (1841-1922). Died December 15, 1899 in Needles, San Bernardino County, California.


1 envelope

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase;Fred Rosenstock,Denver, Colo.;1939.

Finding Aid for the William R. Howell papers,1866-1883[manuscript]
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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