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Lemuel Ford papers

Identifier: C MSS WH1672

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a two volume diary (1835) describing the expedition to the Rocky Mountains from Fort Leavenworth. Also includes correspondence, hand drawn map and a booklet describing Ford's wife's genealogy. Also available on microfilm (Mflm37).


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Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

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

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

Lemuel Ford served as a captain in the U.S. Dragoons under Col. Henry Dodge during an expedition from Fort Leavenworth to the Rocky Mountains in 1835. He also served as the first warden of the Southern Indiana Reformatory that was built under his supervision.


.25 Boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase;Nolie Mumey;1960.


Collection contains Mflm 37.

Finding Aid for the Lemuel Ford papers,1833-1912[manuscript]
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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Repository Details

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

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States