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John M. Copeland Diaries

Identifier: M161

Scope and Contents

Collection contains early 1874 entries written in Indiana, his home state, and Missouri. Took train to Denver, Colo. Sept. 1874 but failed to find work. Took coach to Georgetown, Colo. Nov. 1874 and worked for Henry Boyer, furniture dealer.


  • 1874-1876

Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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.


1 envelope(s) (3 volumes)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Ben Draper; no date.


Typed transcripts. Original 1874 diary owned by William D. Copeland, Polson, Mont.; original 1875, 1876 diaries owned by Genevieve Nowlin, Kansas City, Mo.

Finding Aid for the John M. Copeland Diaries
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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Repository Details

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

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