PATRICK FAMILY PAPERS
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
The Patrick Family papers consists primarily of documents generated by their involvement with the Patrick Red Sandstone Company, Patrick Investment Company and numerous mining ventures. Very little material exists to document the family's personal life.
The records span 1881-1914. Records generated by the Patrick Red Sandstone Company comprise the bulk of the collection. Documentation on the Patrick Investment Company and the Colonel Sellers Mine is represented in the collection. Records from the numerous mining companies in Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico the family invested in or managed represent a portion of the collection. Limited family and mining property photographic prints are also included.
The series consists of the records generated by the Patrick Red Sandstone Company. Records include articles of incorporation, correspondence, letter books, invoices, receipts, agreements, order books and quarry reports. The records document the daily operations of the company, client orders and the finances.
The series contains records from the various mining companies members of the Patrick family invested or managed. It also includes documents from a couple of their firms; Forward Mining Development Company Patrick Investment Company and Patrick, Elliott and Camp.
The bulk of the series consists of William F. Patrick's correspondence with Ann Patrick (his wife) and family. Correspondence also exists for William Brownlow Patrick, James M. Patrick and Warner K. Patrick.
Family portraits and images of an unidentified mine complex comprise the series.
Comprises cash book, ledgers and payroll for the Patrick Red Sandstone Company. Also contains a newsletter for the Patrick Investment Company and a mortgage bond for a mining company.
The collection is open for research
The Patrick Family papers are the physical property of the Denver Public Library.
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The Patrick Red Sandstone Company was incorporated in 1891 by William H. Eddy, Eliza J. Patrick and Edward J. Patrick. The company was formed to buy, sell and deal in various facets of building and paving with stone. The business office was located in Denver, Colorado. Quarries were located in Lyons and Beach Hill, Colorado. James M. Patrick and William F. Patrick took active roles in the company. James M. Patrick served as manager and later as secretary and treasurer.
The Patrick family established businesses that either invested in or operated mining companies. William F. Patrick, James M. Patrick and Joseph Whiting managed the Colonel Sellers Mine located in Leadville, Colorado from 1881-1892. After a legal settlement with investors James M. Patrick and William F. Patrick continued to work on numerous mining ventures and businesses.
The Forward Mining Development Company formed circa 1904. James M. Patrick, William F Patrick and Lucien L. Patrick served as officers in the company, which was located in Denver, Colorado. The company was incorporated as a parent company to buy and operate mines in Nevada and Colorado. In 1906, the Patrick Investment Company was incorporated. The Patrick Investment Company's headquarters was located in Denver, Colorado. The firm owned and operated mining properties in Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico. James M. Patrick, Lucien L. Patrick, C.M. Eddy, Theo E. Quinby and Harry R. Brown served as the directors. Another company, Patrick, Elliot and Camp operated out of Goldfield, Nevada. Established as a banker and broker firm, it eventually relocated to New York City.
William F. Patrick (1853-1905) was born in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1875, he went to the Black Hills. The following year he relocated to Colorado. From 1876-1877, William F. Patrick engaged in assaying in Georgetown. In 1878, he went to Leadville to conduct assays for various smelters until 1880. During 1878 he began to work with several others on the Aftermath Mine on Elk Mountain. William F. Patrick continued to be quite active in numerous mining ventures and investment companies. In 1881, William F. Patrick married Anne Brownlow and they had two sons. Ann Brownlow was the daughter of "Parson" Brownlow, who served as senator from Tennessee. Ann Brownlow Patrick died in 1893.
Little is known of the remaining Patrick family members.
1 OVFolio, 2 OV volumes, 1 OVFF
Other Finding Aids
Donor unknown. Mining collections processed with funding provided by the El Pomar Foundation.
Number of Boxes: 2
Oversize:1 OVFolio, 2 OV volumes, 1 OVFF
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- Administrative records. Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Articles of incorporation. Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Correspondence. Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Financial records. Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Maid of the Mist Mining Company -- Archives.
- Mines and mineral resources -- Colorado. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Patrick Red Sandstone Company -- Archives.
- Patrick, James M. -- Archives.
- Patrick, Warner K. -- Archives.
- Patrick, William Brownlow -- Archives.
- Patrick, William F. -- Archives.
- Photographs. Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Quarries and quarrying -- Colorado. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Sandstone -- Colorado. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Silver Mining Company -- Archives.
- PATRICK FAMILY PAPERS
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