SADIE QUIGLEY CAMPBELL PAPERS
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
The Sadie Q. Campbell collection consists of correspondence and mementos. Letters reflect relationships between mostly women friends and relatives from the 1880s to the 1920s. The letters provide a glimpse into the life of a woman who separated from her husband and raised a daughter in a tightly-knit extended family in northern Colorado around the turn of the 20th century. Many letters offer condolences for the death of Sadie’s 5-year old daughter Helen in 1914. Other letters cover topics such as farm life, domestic duties, travel in California, school, funerals, and deaths of loved ones.
The series is comprised of mostly personal letters addressed to Sadie Quigley Campbell, but it also includes holiday cards, poems and drawings, and elaborate printed announcements and invitations for births, burials, marriages and community events in Loveland, Colorado and Fort Collins, Colorado. It includes letters from Sadie’s mother, Sadie’s sisters and brothers, young nieces and nephews, friends and relatives in northern Colorado and California, and U.S. Representative Charles Timberlake.
The series includes leaflets and bound programs for lectures, concerts and memorial services, a report card, place cards, a business card and Campbell's marriage certificate.
The bulk of the photographs in this series are unidentified studio portraits, possibly depicting family members or friends.
The collection is open for research.
Sadie Quigley Campbell papers are the physical property of the Denver Public Library.
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Sadie (Sarah) Quigley Campbell’s father Jeremiah came to Colorado in 1860 and was a prospector in Cripple Creek, Aspen and Telluride. He also worked as a cowhand at the Indian Meadows Ranch near Fort Collins. Sadie’s mother Elizabeth Barnes Quigley was the daughter of David and Sarah Barnes. David Barnes named the city of Loveland, Colorado after his friend W.A.H. Loveland and it was on his homesite that Loveland was built.
The Quigley family operated a store in Harmony, Colorado. Jeremiah and Elizabeth Quigley had 12 children, including Sadie, who was born in Morrison, Colorado on October 24, 1867. Sadie married Walter S. Campbell in Loveland in 1886. . The couple eventually separated. For 52 years Sadie lived in the original log cabin she built on her homestead near Drake, Colorado.
In her earlier years she was employed as a chef at the Drake Café, serving meals to stage coach travellers. She was active in politics and was a Republican committee woman for over 30 years. She was a member of the Loveland First Methodist Church and sang with the first choir organized. Sadie Quigley Campbell died at the Wick Rest Home, south of Loveland, Colorado on May 27, 1957.
1 Boxes (.25 linear feet)
1 Photo OVBox
Other Finding Aids
Harrison Teller donated the collection to the Denver Public Library.
Number of Boxes: 1 (.25 linear feet)
Oversize: 1 Photo OVBox
REVISED AND ENCODED BY:
Merrie Jo Schroeder
- Campbell, Sadie Quigley, -- 1867-1957 -- Archives.
- Ephemera. Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Frontier and pioneer life -- Colorado. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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- Loveland (Colo.) -- History. Subject Source: Lcnaf
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- Women pioneers -- Colorado. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- SADIE QUIGLEY CAMPBELL PAPERS
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