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DENVER, ASPEN AND GRAND RIVER RAILROAD COMPANY RECORDS

 Collection
Identifier: M207

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The Denver, Aspen and Grand River Railroad Company Records are all photocopies of original documents that were located at the First National Bank in Denver. Documents include the articles of incorporation, signed in New York; an engineering report from J.A. McMurtrie showing calculations for rise and fall, costs, estimated earnings and distances for several railroad routes; and a letter to David H. Moffat from Edward O. Wolcott regarding the articles of incorporation. Signatures on the articles of incorporation include: David H. Moffat, Walter S. Cheesman, W.L. Scott, Josiah C. Reiff, Ad Engler, Addison Cammack, W.H. Painter and J.B. Chaffee. The material spans April to June 1885.

Dates

  • 1885

ACCESS:

The collection is open for research.

OWNERSHIP:

Records are the physical property of the Denver Public Library.

PUBLICATION RIGHTS:

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.

HISTORICAL NOTE

The Denver, Aspen and Grand River Railroad Company described its route as follows: "From Red Cliff down the valley of the Eagle River to its junction with the Grand River, thence down the valley of the Grand River to its junction with the Gunnison River and thence westward to the eastward line of the Territory of Utah; with a branch up the Roaring Fork River to the town of Aspen and the mines of Pitkin County." In April 1885, the railroad company was formed by Denver and Rio Grande interests to offer service to Aspen. The following year it was renamed the Grand Valley Railway Company, and in May 1887, it was absorbed by the parent Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Extent

1 envelope (3 items)

Language of Materials

English

PROVENANCE:

The collection was acquired as a gift from the First National Bank of Denver. Railroad collections processed with funding provided by Marilyn Hodges Wilmerding in memory of William Van Derveer Hodges and William Van Derveer Hodges, Jr.

SIZE:

1 envelope (3 items)

LOCATION:

-M207

PROCESSED BY:

Jo Anne Lee

August 2001

REVISED AND ENCODED BY:

Abby Hoverstock

April 2006

PROJECT MANAGER:

Ellen Zazzarino

Title
DENVER, ASPEN AND GRAND RIVER RAILROAD COMPANY RECORDS
Date
2006
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

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

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