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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 ORGANIZATIONS...
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, ephemera...
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, scrapbook of his cartoons, other miscellaneous clippings.
Dates: 1880-1925

Alexander Ramsay diary

Identifier: C MSS -M638
Scope and Contents Overland by wagon train from Indiana to California along the Oregon/California trail.
Dates: Check date


Identifier: WH1686
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE Most of the items contained in this collection were published in 1966 in a book edited by Nolie Mumey entitled Alexander Taylor Rankin, 1803-1855, His Diary and Letters: A Pioneer Minister Who Fought Lawlessness with Religion on the Prairies of Eastern Kansas and the Frontier Settlements of Denver Where Life was Harsh and Brutal. However, the correspondence in file folder 6 regarding the murder in Mexico of A. T. Rankin's son Sylvester is not...
Dates: TBD

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 papers

Identifier: C MSS 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: 1880s-2006; Majority of material found in 1880-1884

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

Anna Stanley Talhelm diary

Identifier: C MSS -M761
Scope and Contents Diary kept during migration from Linn, Kan. to Peyton, Colo., 1896. Edited with introd. 1965 by her daughter, Blanche Talhelm Frantz.
Dates: Check date

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 small...
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

Arthur Lloyd Monk diaries

Identifier: C MSS -M538
Scope and Contents Commenced on board ship in the South Atlantic en route to India. Continued at barracks in Bombay and other places in India.
Dates: Check date


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

Bridget Hepburn diaries

Identifier: C MSS -M500
Scope and Contents Diary of daily life in the 1870's Rocky Mountains.
Dates: Check date

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: C MSS -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: Check date

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

Cecil C. Morgan diary

Identifier: C MSS -M543
Scope and Contents Record of work at Terrible Mine and other company tunnels: Brown, Chelsea Beach, Silver Ore, Union.
Dates: Check date

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

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