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Letters to William Hepworth Dixon

Identifier: M194

Scope and Contents

Collection contains three letters addressed to William Hepworth Dixon from: Wm. Goodyer, St. Louis, Mo. (1867); Geo. H. Boker, London, (1872); W. Gilpin, St. Louis, (1873).

Goodyer, who served with Army Quartermaster in Denver and St. Louis, writes about Dixon's book New America, especially as it depicts Denver in 1860s. Mention is made of the "Chivington business at Sand Creek." Boker, English poet and dramatist, writes about forthcoming trip to Costantinople. Gilpin, first territorial governor of Colorado 1861, writes to introduce a friend soon to depart for London.


  • 1867-1873

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.

Biographical / Historical

William Hepworth Dixon (30 June 1821 - 26 December 1879) was an English historian and traveller. He was also active in organizing London's Great Exhibition of 1851.


1 envelope(s) (3 letters)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase; Forest H. Sweet, Battle Creek, Mich.; 1933: Goodyer & Gilpin letters. Source unknown: Boker letter.

Finding Aid for the Letters to William Hepworth Dixon.
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Repository Details

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

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