JAMES KNOX PAPERS
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
The original correspondence in this collection ranges from 1840 to 1895. The collection consists of letters written by James Knox to his family in Ireland. Each folder contains an original letter, a copy and a typed transcription. It is recommended that the transcriptions be used due to the fragility of the letters.
This series contains correspondence from James Knox to his relatives in Ireland. He discusses his wives and his children as well as the activities that he engages in to earn money. Traveling from Ohio to California to Iowa to Nebraska, Knox describes the climate, farming and livestock of each region.
Envelopes with distinctive stamps and addresses comprise this series.
The collection is open for research. Photocopying and digitization are prohibited.
Literary and copyrights - as appropriate - have been assigned to the Denver Public Library.
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.
In 1840, James Knox immigrated to America from Ballygowan County, Antrim, Northern Ireland. As the only one of his immediate family to immigrate, he traveled on the ship "Agitator", with his two cousins, Henry Lennon and James Wilson. Upon arrival in America, Knox first settled in Belmont County, Ohio. There, he married Agness Dougless on November 17, 1840. Around 1850, he relocated to California during the gold rush. In 1852 Knox's wife died leaving him with four children. Returning to Ohio in 1852, Knox married Anne Mason. In 1854, The couple moved to Appanoose County, Iowa. By 1876, they had settled in Hebron, Nebraska where Knox was hit by a bicycle and killed on Independence Day, 1898.
Other Finding Aids
Arlene Sigle donated the James Knox collection on November 1, 2005.
Number of Boxes: 1 (.25 lf)
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