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A. C. Dewees Diary

Identifier: M1603
Scope and Contents

Pocket record book of prospecting and mining activities in Leadville and elsewhere in Colorado. Also a few items of business transaction (1881-1886).

Dates: May 3, 1879-August 31, 1882

A. S. Billingsley Diary

Identifier: WH34
Scope and Contents

Collection contains a 110 page photocopy of a diary documenting Billingsley's time in Florence and Brownville, Nebraska Territory for the Presbyterian Board of Home Missions (1857-1861); later in Denver and mining camps in Colorado Territory during gold rush days (1861-1862).

Dates: 1857-1862

A. T. Lord Travel Documents

Identifier: M250
Scope and Contents

Collection contains a travel diary (February 9 - March 12, 1899) documenting an ocean voyage aboard the Hamburg-American steamship Fürst Bismarck; travel documents: passenger list, menu, hotel laundry list, letter, clippings, ephemera from an 1899 European trip.

Dates: 1899

A. Thompson Diary

Identifier: M1632
Scope and Contents

Diary of a trip from Mount Pleasant, Iowa to Montana via New York, the Isthmus, San Francisco, Portland, and the Columbia River; also return trip via Nicaragua. Describes conditions locating and building the wagon road.

Dates: March 5 - November 30, 1866


Identifier: WH19
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE Twenty-three small, leather-bound pocket diaries comprise the collection, which spans 1859 to 1883. The bulk of Baker's diaries contain entries made during a single calendar year. However, in several instances, Baker made diary entries for the same period of time in two different diaries. For example, entries for January and February 1871 appear both at the end of the 1870 diary and the beginning of the 1871 diary. These entries, while not exact duplicates, are very similar. All...
Dates: April 1, 1859 - January 3, 1884


Identifier: WH155
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The papers in this collection reflect French's interests, primarily genealogy (others as well as her own) and the history of Denver. The papers of the Colorado Genealogical Society, the Morning Study Club and the Territorial Daughters of Colorado comprise a large part of the collection. Historical research notes and articles constitute another portion of the collection. French's diaries are included in the last part of the collection. SERIES 1...
Dates: 1832-1974

Albert F. Potter papers

Identifier: CONS186
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE Collection contains two original diaries compiled by Potter during his trips to California (Tahoe, Trinity) and Northern California and Oregon (Klamath, Shasta, Lassen, and Stanislaus) during May through October 1903. Additional items include a copy of a transcription of his Utah travel diary (Utah and Idaho) dated from July 1 to November 22, 1902, as well as his personal scrapbook containing copies of correspondence, congressional records, magazine and newspaper articles, obituaries,...
Dates: 1902-1940

Albert Wilbur Steele Papers

Identifier: WH394
Scope and Contents

Collection contains Steele's diary of student life at Colorado State Agricultural College, correspondence, notes, scrapbook of his cartoons, other miscellaneous clippings.

Dates: 1862-1949

Alfred Peter Garses Journal

Identifier: M2058
Scope and Contents

The collection contains a single journal or diary compiled by Garses primarily between 1941-1944 when he worked at the Highway Mine, Morris Creek, Idaho. Entries include notations covering the operation of the mine, weather observations, addresses, accounts, stock raising, medical information, family and genealogical information (1924-1944). His sister was Mrs. Wesley C. Brown, Jackson, Calif.

Dates: 1924-1944

Alonzo Ferdinand Ickis Diary

Identifier: M1612
Scope and Contents

Diary of experiences with Colorado Volunteers during Civil War, serving in Colorado and New Mexico. Also some Ickis family data.

Dates: October 27, 1861-October 22, 1862, June 4-7, 1863

Alonzo S. Wright (Wright's Ranch) Papers

Identifier: WH2271
Scope and Contents

Collection contains 5 diaries (1880-1884) documenting Wright's daily activities: mining activities, chores, expenses. DVD (2006) with original film footage from the early 1930s. The films documents the activities at Wright Ranch and includes audio commentary by the cameraman and former camper at the Wright's Ranch.

Dates: 2013

Amanda Bell Matthews Diary

Identifier: M1706
Scope and Contents

Typed transcript of journal written April 18 to September 12, 1852, describing travel from Iowa to California. Gives information on weather conditions, Native American tribes and encounters with wild animals.Travelers average 20 miles a day.

Dates: April 18, 1852 – September 12, 1852

Anonymous Diary

Identifier: M11
Scope and Contents

Collection contains a diary with mainly brief notations of his own or friends' activities, weather, crops, agricultural pests, births, deaths, and other events of personal interest. Many gaps in chronology, such as no entries November 16, 1872-Dececmber 23, 1876. His sometimes detailed meteorological observations are not usually clearly identified as to place. Collection also available on microfilm (C MSS Mflm138).

Dates: January 1, 1868-February 6, 1881


Identifier: WH480
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE This collection consists primarily of journals and biographical sketches written by Anselm H. Barker. His journal of his first trip was published in 1959 as Anselm Holcomb Barker, 1822-1895, pioneer builder and early settler of Auraria; his diary of 1858 from Plattsmouth, Nebraska Territory, to Cherry Creek Diggings, the present site of Denver, Colorado. A few letters and articles from and about a granddaughter, Lucile L. Gewinner, comprise a...
Dates: 1858-1959

Arapahoe County Justice Court Records

Identifier: WH97
Scope and Contents

Collection contains docket books of cases heard before Arapahoe County, Colo. justices of the peace: John Wanless (1861-1862), Omer O. Kent (1864-1865, 1866-1867), and Samuel D. Hunter (1865-1866). Volumes later used by Justice Kent as personal diaries, 1877 (Jan. 1-May 7) and 1893 (Jan. 1-Apr. 25). Also inserted: Letter, 1897 Sept. 15 from Caroline, Silver Springs, Tenn. to Sister Orpha.

Dates: 1861-1867, 1897

Arthur Bowen Diary

Identifier: M74
Scope and Contents

Collection contains brief, daily entries describe his work as bookkeeper, handyman, and miner in and around Leadville and Alma, Colo.

Dates: 1882


Identifier: WH490
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The collection spans 1869 to 1898. It contains three handwritten diaries, plus fifteen loose diary pages, created by Augustus W. Corliss during his military service in the American West. These diaries are reproduced on one reel of microfilm. Due to the fragile nature of the diares, researchers must use Mflm91The bulk of the collection comprises twenty handwritten volumes of genealogy records compiled by Corliss to document the Corliss family history from 1617 to...
Dates: 1869-1898

Bryan Dennis Diary

Identifier: M1793
Scope and Contents

Copy of transcript of diary kept by Dennis on his overland journey to California. Covers trip from Iowa City, Iowa to Black Fork, Wyoming. Transcript donated by Mattes as part of his research for Platte River Road Narratives. It was copied from transcript owned by Mrs. Helen Remley, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Dates: April 15, 1850 - June 21, 1850

Businessman's Journal

Identifier: M1354
Scope and Contents

Short journal entries and memoranda handwritten in journal "compliments of First National Bank, Austin, Minn."; entries mention Colorado and Pikes Peak Region.

Dates: 1921

Calvin Perry Clark Diary

Identifier: M1595
Scope and Contents

Account of a journey by wagon train from Plano, Ill. to Denver, Colo. and vicinity over the Santa Fe Trail in 1859.

Dates: March 22, 1859- May 23, 1860


Identifier: WH1089
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The Caroline Bancroft Family Papers comprise correspondence, business and personal papers, memorabilia, photographs and family history from five generations of the Bancroft and Jarvis families. Caroline Bancroft was clearly the keeper of these family papers, and she sometimes annotated the records for the benefit of future researchers. While the collection primarily documents the lives of many members of the Jarvis and Bancroft families, it also contains historical research and...
Dates: TBD

Charles A. Meserve Papers

Identifier: WH795
Scope and Contents

Collection contains a ledger book used as a diary: first portion documents Meserve's beliefs, philosophy, historic events; describes Pueblo, a Colo. dust storm and funeral; last entries are about his poor health (consumption?).

Dates: 1888-1889

Charles Anderson Scott Papers

Identifier: CONS166
Scope and Contents

Includes diary, photograph album and individual photographic prints, newspaper clippings, biography, and correspondence.

Dates: 1901-1953

Charles Grandison Hinman Diary

Identifier: M1610
Scope and Contents

Collection contains a diary documenting Hinman's overland journey from near Peoria, Ill. to Cali. (1849) with a few entries on prospecting for gold (1850); also records of expenses (1849-1851); diary was also used by Hinman's daughter, Helen "Nellie" Whitcomb Hinman (1844-1920) for German school exercises (1862); microfilm (Mflm44) contains diary as well as a few letters from Hinman to his wife, Sarah Hosley Whitcomb Hinman (1816-1877).

Dates: 1849-1850, 1862


Identifier: WH164
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The Charles R. Green Papers include typescript copies of his correspondence, notebooks and diaries. The collection contains correspondence sent and received by Green during the expedition regarding family, colleagues, weather conditions, Indian attacks and company politics. Additional correspondence after the survey dating from 1869 to 1911 is included. Correspondence from 1931 to 1938 regarding publication of the diaries is also included. The following quotes are...
Dates: 1867-1939

Charles W. Hayden Diary

Identifier: M339
Scope and Contents

Collection contains a diary describing an overland journey from Jefferson County, Wisconsin to Fort Vancouver, Washington.

Dates: 1851-1853

Daisy Osumi Diaries

Identifier: M2070
Scope and Contents Collection contains Daisy Osumi's diary (1941-1943). Topics covered in the diary include: life in Denver during WWII; finding jobs and housing for Japanese Americans from Calif.; raising money for the war chest drives; reaction to Japan's declaration of war against the U.S.; daily life; clipping concerning the death of her husband's cousin in China: Admiral Mineo Osumi (Japanese Supreme War Councilor); George Honda killing his wife, Mary. The diary also contains the names and addresses of...
Dates: 1941-1943

Davis family papers

Identifier: C MSS WH1516
Scope and Contents

Diary of Mrs. Alice Davis (1896); 1911 graduation announcement from Manual Training School (Denver, Colo.); graduation program from East High School (Denver, Colo.); correspondence; invitation; certificate of promotion; scrapbook of newspaper clippings; program from memorial service in Denver, Colo. for President McKinley.

Dates: Check date

Decker, Martin family papers

Identifier: C MSS WH1931
Scope and Contents

Includes Sarah Platt Martin's passport (1936), scrapbook (1913-1914), daily diary (1903), one large rolled drawn portrait, two small portraits of Sarah Platt Decker and drawn portrait of Sarah Platt Martin.

Dates: 1903-1936


Identifier: WH749
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The collection spans the years 1981 to 2005. It follows the life of Denver NeVaar who explores identity through his “spiritual alter-ego” Sister Who. Sister Who created a public access television show titled Sister Who Presents of which the Denver Public Library possesses videotapes in the Western History Collection. The videos are numbered 1 – 106, in order of completion. Sister Who taped episodes 56 through 83 in Billings, Montana, and the...
Dates: 1981-2018