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Arapahoe County Justice Court records

Identifier: C MSS WH97

Scope and Contents

Collection contains docket books of cases heard before Arapahoe County, Colo. justices of the peace: John Wanless (1861-1862), Omer O. Kent (1864-1865, 1866-1867), and Samuel D. Hunter (1865-1866). Volumes later used by Justice Kent as personal diaries, 1877 (Jan. 1-May 7) and 1893 (Jan. 1-Apr. 25). Also inserted: Letter, 1897 Sept. 15 from Caroline, Silver Springs, Tenn. to Sister Orpha.


  • 1861-1867


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

Omer O. Kent (1818-1897) arrived Denver, Colo. 1860 and for ten years served variously as sheriff, police magistrate, justice of the peace, probate judge, superintendent of schools, and U.S. Commissioner. Devoted later years to agriculture, horticulture, and real estate.


1 oversize box

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Unknown donor;n.d.
Finding Aid for the Arapahoe County Justice Court records,1861-1867
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
Description rules
Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
Language of description
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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