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Pliny Fisk Sharp Papers

Identifier: WH393

Scope and Contents

Booklet of newspaper clippings; Brief History of the Northern Coal Field; essay on dry farming by Sharp. Scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings: obituaries, Colorado/Denver people and events, coal mining, poems, general interest stories, politics/politicians, World War I, pictures of Colorado places; programs, invitations, b/w photographs, postcards. Scrapbook 12 includes b/w photos of flood and aftermath in Pueblo in 1921; scrapbooks are also on microfilm.


  • 1891-1926

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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Pioneer Colorado merchant. B. Oct. 11, 1854 Atwater, Ohio. Moved to Colorado 1873 during Leadville boom days. Lived in Creede, Cripple Creek, Pueblo (where he was mayor), and Denver (where he owned Sharp Music Company, 1900-1925). Board member of Colorado State Agricultural College, 1896-1906. Active in Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute. D. Mar. 5, 1937 Denver.


1 Boxes (.25 linear feet)

6 oversize boxes

1 microfilm reels (35mm)

Other Finding Aids

Indexed in repository's general index.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Gertrude Sharp (daughter), 1967.

Varying Form of Title

Pliny Sharp papers


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

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Repository Details

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

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