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Louise Smith Farrell Papers

Identifier: WH2446

Scope and Contents

Collection includes correspondence to and from Louise Smith Farrell concerning gold and silver mining companies in Colorado. Correspndence and telegrams are in regards to Farrell's inquiries about mining productivity and business developments, and her authorizations for local voting proxies in her absence from shareholder meetings.


  • 1911-1937


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

Louise Smith Farrell and her sisters inherited stock in various gold and silver mines in Colorado from their uncle, Sylvester Tunnicliff Smith, who was a partner with David H. Moffat in many mining interests in Colorado. Louise Smith Farrell of Lawrence and Kansas City, Missouri and Mr. Joseph A. Farrell of California received mining stockholder distributions, correspondence and financial statements from executors of various mines between 1911 and 1937. Farrell owned stock in various Colorado mines including the Amethyst (Teller County), Commodore, Bachelor, Maid of Erin (Leadville), New York and Chance, Volunteer, and Golden Crown Mining and Leasing Companies.


1 Boxes (.25 linear feet)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Rosalea Postma Carttar, 2020


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

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Repository Details

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

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